So, if you and I understand our role in Scouting, if we pride ourselves
in bringing value to commissioner service, then a fundamental measurement
of our success is striving for no dropped units!
I quote from page 10 of the Commissioner Fieldbook: "The only reason for
having commissioners is to help units succeed."
It's wonderful that we may be asked to do many things in Scouting. But
if we are not attending unit meeting; if we are not providing the quality
control focused on stimulating, effective unit program; if we are not giving
a priority to responding to problems which may threaten the life of a unit,
then we are not doing our commissioner job.
There is an enormous library of material available to assist commissioners
in helping units succeed. But it all boils down to your leadership of this
important team of people in your council. You provide the vision of what
good commissioner service really means.
I want to ask you to inspire capable commissioners to support quality unit
program and coach great unit leaders. Let's band together and sing the
praises of no dropped units!
Again thank you for all you do to bring the values of the Scout Oath and
Scout Law to the youth of America.