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The Commissioner Concept

The commissioner is the liaison between the local council and Scouting units. The commissioner is successful when units effectively deliver the ideals of Scouting to their members. Specifically, a commissioner:

  • Builds relationships as a "friend to the unit", getting to know the people and character of the leadership team.
  • Provides connections to other units, district, council and national resources.
  • Informs with up to date news from the district, council and national organization.
  • Ensures all leaders are trained.
  • Offers friendly and timely assitance when challenges arise.
  • Is a resource for you!

Journey to Excellence

“Journey to Excellence” is the new performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units. It replaces the Centennial Quality Awards Program and the Unit Success Award as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.

The program runs on a calendar year (January 1st – December 31st). This form should be turned in to your Unit Commissioner or the Scout service center by Dec. 31 or as directed by your Council.

There are different scorecards for each unit type and units score points in numerous categories.

Units can complete either hard.copy forms or download an Excel spreadsheet. Your unit commissioner can provide you with more information about the “Journey to Excellence” award, or you can download forms and spreadsheets from the Denver Area Council's Scouting Forms page.

Any units that earn at least the Bronze level will earn free badges of rank in the Denver Area Council.


Commissioner Leadership Team

Council Commissioner

Mark Zoller
Phone: 303.912.9106

District Commissioners

Cindy HamiltonArapahoe District
Phone: 303.775.1939

Josh GuttormsenCentennial District
Phone: 303.585.1221

CJ MaysFrontier District
Phone: 303.748.1023

Jason PettisGateway District
Phone: 720.515.5793

Joy HawkinsPioneer Trails District
Phone: 720.989.7567

Steve YexleyTimberline District
Phone: 303.506.9210

Mike GillValley District
Phone: 303.619.4433

Assistant Council Commissioners

Doc Doolittle, Administration and Training
Phone: 720.218.5113

Joyce Saitta, Leadership Education & Assistance Programs
Phone: 720.940.5050

Royd Despain, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Relationships
Phone: 303.932.1972

Scott Johnson, Scoutbook Champion
Phone: 303.989.5572

Scott Johnson, Roundtable
Phone: 303.989.5572

Dori Hammer, Special Needs
Phone: 303.904.8058

Kent Knight, Venturing
Phone: 303.755.8032

Jason Pettis, Information & Communications
Phone: 720.515.5793