NOW I AM A COMMITTEE CHAIR
I’m a new committee chair. What kinds of resources do I have access to online to help me manage my unit, like where can I see my unit roster?
What information you have access to as committee chair? The answer is very little at this time. Your advancement chair has access to the pack roster and advancements.
To get a roster of your pack yourself you must log in to do recharter or the district executive must get the roster for you. Any other information is carefully guarded by Boy Scouts of America. This is done to protect Boy Scouts from liability. For this reason very few people have access to information.
That being said, the national organization is working on a website where unit leaders will be able to log into to get a lot more information. The site will be called www.myscouting.org and will be opened some time in the future.
What training is available for me?
The district, council, and national organization provide training that will give you lots of resources. You can find a list of all the trainings on the Council’s website at
Remember to click the subcategories in the left column. By attending the training you will get advice from people who have done your job for years. They will give you lots of resources to turn to. You can find training session dates on the district calendar at
If these dates don’t work for you, you can attend training in a neighboring district like Pony Express, Pioneer, or Gold Country districts. You can also watch online training videos from national at:
Should I attend Roundtable?
You should also attend the monthly Roundtable meeting the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm at Oakmont High School. There are breakout sessions for each section of Scouting and you will receive announcements for everything that is happening at the district and council level. If nothing else you should send someone to represent your unit and get the announcements for you as well as any forms that need to be distributed to your unit.
At the very least, your unit should have a unit commissioner that regularly visits your unit. This person should be an experienced long time Scouter who has a wealth of information they can give you. If you don’t have a unit commissioner or you don’t know who it is please contact Larry Kelso, the district commissioner, at firstname.lastname@example.org