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The Council is divided into three districts with two of those districts containing sub-districts. Many events are conducted on an area level, giving Scouts an opportunity to meet with others outside their district.


Each of which is assigned at least one District Executive. District Executives are the point of contact for volunteers. To learn more about your district, click on its name and you will be taken to a page with contact information for your District Executive and links to a district calendar. 

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A district is a geographical section of the council, determined by the council executive board.

Each district is led by a district committee. District leaders mobilize resources to ensure the growth and success of units within the district’s territory. All districts are responsible for carrying out four standard functions: membership, finance, program, and unit service.

  • The membership function strives for growth through the organization of new Scouting units and growth through new members joining existing units.

  • The finance function sees that the district provides its share of funds to the total council operating budget.

  • The program function focuses on helping Scouting units with camp promotion; special activities, including community service; training adult volunteers; and youth advancement and recognition.

  • The unit service function provides direct coaching and consultation by district volunteers for unit adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit.


The membership, finance, and program functions are carried out by members of the district committee. The unit service function is carried out by the district commissioner staff. The district chairman is a member of the council executive board. The district commissioner meets with the council commissioner and other district commissioners regularly.

The chairman of each district operating committee may be a member of the corresponding council committee. The district chairman, one or more vice chairmen, and district members at large are elected by the district committee from a slate agreed upon and presented by the district’s nominating committee.


District Committee Resources

  • Council and District Plan Book helps council and district officers define functions, responsibilities, and objectives.

  • District Committee Basic TrainingDistrict Committee Training has been taught the same way for many years with a very dated course. Today we are happy to announce that by leveraging the BSA Learn Center available at, we are providing the district committee a learning environment that provides them with the content they need when they need it while leveraging professional training for consistency in district training. This new learning replaces the District Committee Workshop and provides learning plans aligned with the various district committee positions and functions.

    • Position-trained status (D61) will be provided for those who complete their training. Position training includes:

      • District Committee Chair

      • District Committee Vice Chair

      • Membership Chair

      • Fund Development

      • Training Chair

      • Member at Large

      • Activities and Civil Service Chair

      • Nominating Chair

      • Program Chair

      • Camping and Outdoor Chair

      • Advancement Chair


District Committee Job Profile Templates

Sample job profile templates for district committee positions done in Word format so you can revise them to fit your district’s needs. These can also be used ‘as is’ by filling in the volunteer name and key meeting dates.


Additional Resources

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