Commissioner Information and List

Commissioners Information

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.

Quote from:

Susie Metzler, District Commissioner

Retention Mission Statement

The retention mission of the commissioner corps is best achieved by providing an adequate number of trained unit commissioners who provide a link to district committee resources in support of a quality unit program.

Roles the Commissioner Plays

A commissioner plays several roles, including friend, representative, unit "doctor," teacher, and counselor.

    • The commissioner is a friend of the unit.
    • The commissioner is a representative.
    • The commissioner is a unit "doctor.
    • The commissioner is a teacher.
    • The commissioner is a counselor.

Unit Worksheets attached at bottom of page

Unit commissioners will focus on the following four primary areas:

  • Supporting unit growth in the Journey to Excellence criteria: JTE measures performance characteristics that unlock the door to a successful unit. We should analyze the unit's program and identify JTE areas where help is needed to move the unit to a higher level of JTE success.
  • Linking district committee resources to the unit: We should support the district committee's delivery of a "catalog of services" to support the specific JTE elements needed for a particular unit's health and success.
  • Visiting units and logging the visits into the Unit Visit Tracking System (UVTS): Our core task remains visiting the unit. UVTS input feeds critical information to the district committee to help link resources to the unit.
    • Supporting on-time charter renewal: The commissioner's focus is the retention of the unit, though we should be especially mindful of supporting new youth membership efforts as we move more toward a volunteer-led, professionally guided approach to increasing membership.

Commissioners of Everglades District

Balfour Abrams

Pack 100, Troop 100, Troop 327

Christianne Yentz

Pack 334, Pack 335

Neil Dayberry

Pack 165, Pack 197 & Troop 4125

David Freeburn

Pack 333, Troop 333, Pack 353

Debra McCabe, ADC

Pack 208, Troop 208, Troop 241

Donna Henderson

Pack 315, Pack 323, Pack 326, Troop 315, Troop 323

Jennifer Mollitor

Pack 309, Pack 337

John Anderson

Pack 306, Pack 324, Troop 325, Troop 356

Kenneth Harris

Pack 125, Pack 211, Troop 125

Michelle Grabasch

Pack 296, Troop 296, Crew 2296, Troop 4296

Patricia Metlika

Troop 4323

Raymond Lynch

Troop 337, Pack 318, Pack 365

Samuel Wilfond

Pack 205, Pack 224, Pack 243

Susanna Metzler

Pack 212, Pack 241, Troop 395, LDS Units

Thomas Chewning

Pack 308, Pack 311, Troop 301, Troop 308