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February 14, 2021

RE: PAC Council Commissioner

Good day Unit Commissioners:

Thank you for everything you do for Scouting as a Commissioner!

I would like to introduce myself – my name is Mark Rzeznik and I have been asked to serve you, the scouts, the units, and the council as your new Council Commissioner.   

A little about myself.  I earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a youth and both of my sons are Eagle Scouts.  As an adult I have been involved with scouting for over 25 years including: Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Order of the Arrow, WoodBadge, District and Council Training, Roundtable, and currently as a Unit Commissioner for a Cub Scout Pack. 

As I start - My plan is to communicate as much as possible through the District Commissioners.   However, if you need to contact me – please feel free to do so.  I would enjoy having a conversation and getting to know you.  I cannot fix what I do not know is broken.  I may not be able to fix everything, but I will try.   I tell the same thing to all the new students I meet each semester at WCTC.  My door is open for them and my door is open for you.  My contact information is:

Mark Rzeznik

I would also like to invite all of you to attend the College of Commissioner Science - Central Region 7 Virtual College on March 6, 2021.   If you are an experienced Commissioner or a new Commissioner there is always something to learn.  If you are interested in co-teaching a class with me – please let me know.  The classes I am teaching are:

  • 716 Conflict Resolution for Commissioners (CED)
  • 701 Combatting Commissioner Stress/Burnout (CED)

Registration Fee: $10.00 includes patch, certificate, and course transcript. For more information and to register go to:

I am excited to be able to work with and serve you.  

Again, please feel free to call, text, or email me.

Thank you for everything you do for Scouting



New Youth Protection Training

The new Youth Protection Training is now available.  I have taken the training and I recommend that you compete the training so you can be well informed as you talk with your units.   


If you have any questions about Youth Protection training – please contact Dean Danner -


A well planned program, with a strong outdoor program, delivered by a trained leader, supported by a good commissioner, attracts and retains youth.



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The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.


The Boy Scouts of America is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. In the future Scouting will continue to

  • Offer young people responsible fun and adventure;
  • Instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law;
  • Train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership;
  • Serve America's communities and families with its quality, values-based program


The mission of the PAC Commissioner staff is provide service to their units by meeting with them, working with them to get answers to their questions. guide them towards JTE Gold Status and to enter data in Commissioner Tools.  


To have an active Commissioner team that understands and strives to meet the five commissioner goals with each of their assigned units.

Unit Commissioners Focus on:

1.      Supporting unit growth and retention

2.      Contacting units

3.      Linking unit needs to resources

4.      Supporting timely charter renewals

5.      Delivering effective roundtables


Supporting Statements

  1. Supporting unit growth and retention through the Journey to Excellence.
  2. Contacting units and capturing in Commissioner Tools their strengths, needs, and a unit service plan that enables continuing improvement.
  3. Linking unit needs to district operating committee and other resources.
  4. Supporting timely unit, district, and council charter renewals.
  5. Supporting unit leaders by delivering effective roundtables that provide program ideas, relationship development, and timely communications

The purpose of Unit visits is for the unit commissioner to assist the unit leaders in their all-important goal of delivering the Boy Scouting program to the Scouts.  The unit commissioner acts as a counselor, adviser, mentor, service representative, doctor, etc., when unit leaders need any type of assistance.

Without regular visits and contacts, unit leaders would have no direct contact with the Scouting structure other than council roundtables and the district executive.

They would be on their own to implement the Scouting program without the training, skills, knowledge, assistance, and support that a commissioner can provide.   This would make their role much more difficult, and their chance of success would be much lower.  The unit commissioner is there to help units succeed in delivering the Scouting program. 



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If you are interested in facilitating a breakout session at Roundtable, you could become an Assistant Roundtable Commissioner.   Materials are prepared for each Roundtable – you show up, look at the materials and use your facilitation skills.  If interested, please contact Liz Danner.





As a Commissioner, if you feel you have earned any of the Commissioner Awards, please contact Mark Rzeznik and together we will fill out and submit the paperwork. The link to all the Commissioner awards is below;


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