College of Commissioner Science

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:53:00 AM

December 5, 2020, Saturday  |  Online Classes

The College of Commissioner Science (CCS) is a full day of training for commissioners covering the basics through advanced learning experiences in unit service. The College of Commissioner Science is held annually on the first Saturday in December.    Participants do not have to be a commissioner; any adult leader that is interested in the numerous resources available in the Scouting movement is also invited to attend CCS. 

CCS helps commissioners stay current in policy, techniques, and application of commissioner service to units.  The objectives are to help commissioners expand their skills and unit service philosophy.

This ongoing training opportunity will benefit both new commissioners and experienced unit commissioners.  In order to comply with local and state safety regulations regarding large gatherings, the 2020 CCS will be held as a virtual event using the Zoom meeting platform. As such, there is no commute required; participants may be located anywhere…locally, nationally or globally. 


Class sizes will be limited in order to allow course instructors to interact with participants, so don’t wait to register. Classes are expected to fill quickly. Registration closes 12/1/20. Refund Policy.

The registration fee is $10 per person. 


 Course Schedule    Course Descriptions

Schedule Overview

7:30 am Online gathering
8:00 am Keynote Speaker, Roger Mosby
9:00 am Period 1
10:00 am Period 2
11:00 am Period 3
12:00 pm Lunch Break (online socializing in breakout rooms)
1:00 pm Period 4
2:00 pm Period 5
3:00 pm Period 6

Highlights for CCS 2020

• 38 courses offered
• Bachelor, Masters, Doctorate, and continuing education courses
• 50-minute classes; 10-minute breaks between and 1-hour lunch breach
• Distinguished commissioners will be recognized
• Keynote speaker will be Roger Mosby, President and CEO of BSA


Why Attend CCS 2020?

Content – Updated, degree-track national curriculum
Instructors – District commissioners and others with years of experience
Confidence – Knowing you are doing your job right

Degrees and Learning Opportunities

  • Associate's Degree is the beginning of the commissioner experience that includes Commissioner Basic Training.(not being offered in 2020)
  • Bachelor of Commissioner Science (BCS) is an entry-level program for commissioners who have completed basic commissioner training.
  • Master of Commissioner Science (MCS) focuses on advanced problem solving and administrative skill instruction.
  • 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.
  • Continuing Education (CED) is an opportunity to expand knowledge and increase the effectiveness of unit service.


  • Degree Requirements required to earn the Bachelor, Master or Doctorate degrees.
  • Transcript System contains a listing of all courses that commissioners have taken at the College of Commissioner Science. It is a useful tool to help commissioners determine courses needed for the various degrees.

How to Register

Click on the Register button

Step 1: Select Schedule for (participant)
Step 2: Choose activity (day)
Step 3: Pick a class (click “+” add)
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each day of classes
Continue steps 1, 2 and 3 for additional participants

Step 4: Click continue and the bottom of the page 
Step 5: Checkout
Step 6: Payment

Classes that are full will not show up.


How to Modify a Registration

To change class selections after registering:

• Logon to or use the direct link in your emailed receipt.
• If you don't know your User ID and Password, select the Need help logging on? link. 
• Logging in will bring you to the Summary tab showing your current registrations.
• Click on the desired action button to update the registration. Please note that some classes might be full.  



John Brogan
College of Commissioner Science Dean

Lynda Worlow
College of Commissioner Science Registration


Commissioner College Transcript System (CTS) Admin

Pam White
College of Commissioner Science Doctorate Dean


Chris Hogue
College of Commissioner Science Staff Advisor