Southwest Florida CouncilLeader & Unit Resources

The Southwest Florida Council has a full compliment of volunteers to help you succeed at the unit level. 

Visit the District Information Pages to find contact information for your district.

Your District Commissioner is one of your most important contacts.  Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit reregisters on time with an optimum number of youth and adult members.

Unit Leader Resources can be found for of the programs and for any leader in any capacity at any level! 


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Troop Leadership Training Guide - Troops, this is your starting point to train your youth leadership for their new roles within the Troop and for your new Scouts to learn how the troop operates. 

Southwest Florida Council's Local Youth  Protection Guidelines


Internet Rechartering
When rechartering, please include your meeting place, time and day. This is important to the registrar when questions arise. Also, please include your email address.

If you are rechartering on line this year, you cannot start your recharter process for Panther and Manatee Districts until December 1 and Alligator and Two Rivers untill January 1.  Your ID number is located on the front of your recharter packet on the left side. If you have lost or cannot find your number, or have any questions concerning the recharter process, you may contact the registrar, Kathy Walden at 239-936-8072 ext. 120 or 800-269-8072 ext. 120.

Scouting's Journey to Excellence to Replace Centennial Quality Recognition Program
"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the exciting NEW 2011 performance based recognition program that will replace the Centennial Quality recognition program

 Guide to Safe Scouting
This is a unit leader's guide for current B.S.A. policies and procedures to safe scouting activities. Topics include adult leadership, aquatics safety, camping guidelines, special unit activities, alcohol/tobacco policy, emergencies, first aid, fuels and fire prevention, guns and firearms, sports, inspections, medical information, transportation, youth protection and child abuse and much more.



Commissioner's Newsletter

Caring is the ingredient that makes Commissioner Service successful. 

A Commissioner does not have to be an expert on every subject.   It is more than alright to say "I don't know, but I will find out for you"!  Our pledge is simple.  "On My Honor I Will Do My Best". 

Commissioner's Vision:

BUILD relationships as a “friend of the unit,” getting to know the people and character of the unit

PROVIDE advice and connections to other units, District, Council, and National resources

INFORM others with up-to-date news from the District, Council and National organization

STAFF special events, Pow Wow, Camporees, Merit Badge, etc.

OFFER friendly and timely advice when challenges arise

Commissioner Duties:


HELP FORM new units

HELP TRAIN/COACH new adult leaders

HELP UNITS GROW the number of youth registered each year through retention and new members

HELP UNITS PLAN, finance and conduct the best quality Scouting program possible

  • Annual Plan
  • Financial Plan
  • Advancement Program
  • 2-deep Adult Leadership

HELP UNITS EVALUATE year-to-year achievements

ASSURE that units provide Youth Protection and Health & Safety Training on a regular basis

HELP UNITS CONDUCT successful Friends of Scouting campaigns

Commissioner Resources:

Commissioners in the Southwest Florida Council will find the National Commissioner Resources link an invaluable site for the tools and information you need to better serve your units. Another very important contact is your District Training Chairman.