College of Commissioner Science

December 2, 2017
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.

Please be aware that elevator at the Cockrell Scout  Center will not be operational during Commissioner College due to damage sustained during Hurricane Harvey.  The only access to the second floor will be by way of the stairs. 


The registration fee is $25 and includes lunch. The deadline to register to have a print of your session schedule is November 27, 2017.

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Degrees and Learning Opportunities

  1. Associate's Degree is the beginning of the commissioner experience that includes Commissioner Basic Training.
  2. Bachelor of Commissioner Science (BCS) is an entry-level program for commissioners who have completed basic commissioner training.
  3. Master of Commissioner Science (MCS) focuses on advanced problem solving and administrative skill instruction.
  4. Doctorate of Commissioner Science (DCS) is a two-year program that challenges candidates to identify, develop, and present a project or service concept to a panel of their peers.
  5. Continuing Education (CED) is an opportunity to expand knowledge and increase the effectiveness of unit service.

Guest Speaker

Larry Chase’s adult Scouting career began like many others, with a pack organizational meeting. It’s amazing where a simple “yes” in response to a request to serve on a pack committee can lead. Since then, the trail has included service as a Webelos den leader, troop committee member, Scoutmaster, Venturing Crew committee chair and associate advisor, district finance chair and district chair, council advancement chair, and council commissioner. Along the way, opportunities arose to serve as a unit leader at three world jamborees (Chile, England, and the Summit Bechtel Reserve in 2019) and as a unit leader or staff member at six national jamborees. In addition, Larry has served as a Wood Badge and Powder Horn staff member, Wood Badge course director and advisor, has served on and chaired southern region Wood Badge course director conferences. He currently serves as a member of the executive board and committee of the Atlanta Area Council and recruitment and retention chair on the national commissioner support staff. He led the team that developed the Council and Assistant Council Commissioner conference and served as faculty lead nine times at Philmont Training Center and Sea Base to share in the learning experience it offers. In May 2018 he will transition to training chair for the national commissioner support staff. Recently retired, Larry lives in Atlanta where he and his wife, MAE, have raised three (Eagle Scout) sons and are enjoying the arrival of grandchildren. What free time is available is spent on a road bike or in a workshop where tree remnants occasionally are converted into something useful.


Tim Richard
College of Commissioner Science Dean

Lynda Worlow
College of Commissioner Science Registration


Bob Rosensteel  
College of Commissioner Science Degree Registrar

Pam White
College of Commissioner Science Doctorate Dean


George Etier
2017 College of Commissioner Science Staff Advisor