College of Commissioner Science

December 3, 2016
Cockrell Scout Center

The College of Commissioner Science is a day of training for commissioners from Commissioner Basic Training through advanced learning experiences in unit service. The objectives are to help commissioners expand their skills and unit service philosophy. The goal of this experience is  to promote the increased effectiveness of the individual commissioner.

This ongoing training opportunity will benefit new commissioners and experienced unit commissioners. You do not have to be a registered commissioner to attend. Any adult leader that is interested in the numerous resources available in the Scouting movement is also invited to attend.


The early bird registration fee is $25. After November 28, 2016, there is a $10 late fee.  Lunch is included in the registration fee.

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Key Note Speaker

Charles W. Dahlquist II, the 10th national commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America, will be the keynote speaker. A member of the National Executive Board from 2004 – 2009 and again commencing in 2015, Mr. Dahlquist began his adult service to the BSA in 1975 when he became a Unit Commissioner in the National Capitol Area Council. He was also a Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Explorer in Boise, Idaho as a youth.  Dahlquist is a former Scoutmaster and Explorer adviser and has also served as vice president of Exploring and as Council President of the Great Salt Lake Council of the BSA. He has previously received the Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope and Silver Buffalo awards as well as the National Venturing Service Award and served as assistant head chaplain and head chaplain for the 2005 and 2010 National Scout Jamborees, respectively; as well as the contingent chair for the BSA’s participation in the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan.

A Utah native, attorney and civic and community leader, Charles Dahlquist has also served as Young Men General President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chair of the General Church Scouting Committee from 2004-2009 and served as a Mission President for the LDS Church in the Germany Hamburg Mission.

(The key note address will occur during the opening session, 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM.)

Degrees and Learning Opportunities

  1. Associate's Degree (includes Commissioner Basic Training) — The beginning of the commissioner experience.
  2. Bachelor (BCS) — An entry-level program for commissioners who have completed basic commissioner training.
  3. Master (MCS) — Offers advanced problem solving and administrative skill instruction.
  4. Doctorate — A two year program (DCS) — Challenges candidates to identify, develop, and present a project or service concept to a panel of their peers.
  5. Continuing Education (CED) — Continues the educational, expanding knowledge to increase the effectiveness of unit service.



Tim Richard
2016 College of Commissioner Science Dean

Lynda Worlow
2016 College of Commissioner Science Registration


Bob Rosensteel  
2016 College of Commissioner Science Degree Registrar

Clarence Nicholas
2016 College of Commissioner Science Staff Advisor