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To learn more about all of the currently active programs with the Five Trails District, please click on a topic below and a list of articles will be displayed. 

2017 High Adventure for Five Trails Troops / Crews

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2017 National Jamboree for Five Trails District 

Click here to go to the website for the Five Trails District's Troop 4115 at the 2017 National Jamboree. 

 

2019 World Jamboree for Five Trails District

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District Commissioner's Page

The Five Trails District Commissioner is Jason Buffington

The Five Trails District Commissioners meet monthly on the first Monday of the month (normally) at 6:30 pm at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church (PPUMC), finishing in time for the Boy Scout Roundtable. 

 

What Does a Unit Commissioner DO?


The job of a Unit Commissioner (UC) is to be a “friend” to the unit and its leadership team:  


  • A coach/confidant to the unit leaders (Cubmaster/Scoutmaster & Committee Chair & Chartered Organization Representative).  Particularly in Cub Packs – where new leaders usually have very little experience and often do not know where to turn – a UC is a source of ideas and the answers to common questions.  And if a UC doesn’t know, they have their peers and the rest of the District team to support them.
  • An ambassador from the District and Council to the unit … so that the unit knows they are not alone in delivering a great program to their Scouts.  Even for phenomenally-active Packs with great parent organizations, adding the District and Council activities to your calendars can deeply broaden the boys’ experiences.  And for smaller Packs, the extra activities, training, and opportunities are the difference between a good year (with lots of work) and a great one (that is actually easier to deliver).
  • A proactive generalist health-check (think “old-time travelling doctor”) to help the unit and its parents deliver a great program that the boys deserve.  Whether it be leadership issues (such as Packs with high turnover) or resource challenges (Packs looking for help with a campout or desiring a Den Chief), UCs are your go-to resource finders, who will bring in the right District resources to help everything run smoothly.

 

When the unit is going well, then we are there to just provide proactive support, encouragement, information, etc.  When something breaks, we are already visible and trusted, and can help units solve whatever their challenge might be.  In addition, Commissioners help during Join Scouting Nights (recruitment), rechartering, and Friends of Scouting fund raising.  

Sound interesting?  Click here to learn more about possibly becoming a Commissioner.  

 

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