The Fieldbook includes the following major sections:
- Commissioner orientation including 10 orientation projects to be completed with the help of your district commissioner or assistant district commissioner.
- The Commissioner Concept including a note on service to Explorer posts and a brief historical note.
- The District Commissioner Staff lists responsibilities for ...
- The district commissioner
- Assistant district commissioners
- Unit commissioners
- Roundtable commissioners
- Your district commissioner
- Providing Unit Service contains essential guidelines on ...
- A variety of unit contacts
- The annual commissioner service plan
- Uniform inspections
- Commissioner's use of the Quality unit award
- Service tasks for new units
- Special information on commissioner priorities
- Your Commissioner Style includes ...
- 10 qualities of commissioner diplomacy
- Definition of "exceptional service"
- "Roots and wings"—the commissioner paradox of preserving tradition while helping unit adults adapt to change.
- Service recovery: how to right a wrong
- Be a Lifesaving Commissioner
No, you don't carry a rope and life buoy. But, when there's a "critical illness" in one of your units, you become a "Scouting paramedic." You become a "lifesaving commissioner." Without intensive care from you or a team of lifesavers, such a unit could become terminal and stop serving kids.
Dead units, obviously, provide no help to youth. Perhaps your district volunteers have made a pact not to lose another unit. Perhaps you have made a commitment never to lose a unit. That will require prompt, intensive, and often persistent care when major problems occur.
Check out this essential section for guidelines on ...
- How to watch the vital signs
- Going into action fast
- Typical "hurry cases":
- Unit not meeting
- Unit with no Leader
- Unit with no committee
- Unit with no new members
- Unit conflict with the chartered organization
- New unit leader who lacks orientation on training
- Unit with weak leadership
- How To Remove a Volunteer
- Counseling—the ability to listen and react in a way that will help others solve their own problems.
- Youth Protection and the role of the commissioner.
- Charter Renewal
This section is the basic authority on the unit charter renewal process including the unit charter renewal meeting, how to do a membership inventory, and how to present a charter.
- Unit Commissioner Training
- List of commissioner resources
- Self-Evaluation for unit commissioners. Includes 4 commissioner models—one is exceptional, one is bad news, and two just need a lot of help and guidance.