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Managing Your Unit

Looking for some inspiration for a unit meeting or tools to better manage the day-to-day? 

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Four Functions of Scouting

Here's the low-down on how Scouting works at the District-level. Ultimately, the district is here to serve the unit.

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Forms and Links

Everything from the Annual Health and Medical Record to an Event Registration Request Form. 

Unit Resources

Pack Planning Resources

Pack Meeting Plans

This link includes pack meeting plans that can be used if your pack wants to focus on a specific value of the Scout Law.  In addition, the meeting planner has a theme to make the meeting fun.  These pack meeting plans can be used in any order.  The meeting plans are a template and may reference page documents that have been updated or revised.  They may be adjusted to meet the specific needs of the families in your pack.

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Unit Resources

District Resources

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 my.scouting.org, 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

District Resources

Forms and Links

Here, you'll find the links to the Annual Health and Medical Forms (aka Health Form or Medical Form), the Guide to Safe Scouting, Youth Applications, Adult Applications, and more. Not finding what you need? Check out Scouting.org or let us know using the chat feature and we'll get it added!

Membership Forms

Scouting Forms from the National Council

Youth App

Activity Consent Form and Approval by Parents or Legal Guardian

Required for BSA aviation flights and recommended for all activities.

First Aid Log for Council/District Activity

For a council/district activity or event including day camps.

Event Registration Request

For District and Council Events to be added to the Calendar.

Guide to Safe Scouting

All participants in official Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting

Health Forms

This is your Annual Health Form required for all activities.

Forms
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