Commissioner's College

The College of Commissioner Science provides Commissioners the opportunity to learn about Scouting and the importance of the Commissioner to the health of the Scouting units. Its courses provide the training necessary to enhance the Commissioner's capabilities to meet the needs of the units they serve, to serve as a resource that will develop advanced skills and promote a positive attitude, and to receive the most informative, up-to-date training available.

College of Commissioner Science


What is Commissioner College?

Unit Service is one of the four important functions of every Scouting Program, the others being Membership, Finance and Program. This training will provide commissioners the necessary tools and resources to achieve the objective of Unit Service. This College will cover Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate of Commissioner Science.  Recharter Training for 2019 for Commissioners will also be required training for Commissioners! 


Who: All Commissioners and interested Scouters

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 

7:30 AM to 8:00 AM – Registration/Participant Check-In 

8:00 AM to 8:20 AM – Welcome & Opening 

8:30 AM – 12:20 PM Classes 

12:20 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch & Commissioner Re-Charter Training 

1:30 PM – 4:10 PM – Classes 

4:20 PM – 4:45 PM - Graduation 


Where: 

Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church 

5122 Pierce Chapel Road, Midland, GA 31820 

Registration and Fees: $30.00

Fee includes lunch and College of Commissioner Science certificates & patch

Click here to register online. 

For More Information:  Cliff Christian, Dean of College of Commissioner Science at 706.566-4088, or by email cchristian2@juno.com 


The College offers Bachelors, Masters, Post-Graduate, and Doctorate degrees in the “science” of the Scouting program.

Doctorate of Commissioner Science

Chattahoochee Council has a long history of conducting the College of Commissioners Science.  Several Scouters from the Council have worked in earnest to complete their Doctoral studies and are recognized here:   

Dr. Charlie L. Bausch

October 19, 1985

Dr. Billy L. Hanson

October 19, 1985

Dr. B. J. “Red Dog” Maynard

September 15, 1988

Dr. Gene Hillhouse

September 16, 1988

Dr.Robert W. “Bob” Reeves, Jr.

September 16, 1988

Dr. R. L. “Bo” Cheney

September 29, 1988

Dr. Lewis C. Jones

June 1, 1989

Dr. William B. Kes

June 1, 1989

Dr. Robert C. Monk

September 16, 1989

Dr. Ronald W. Self

September 15, 1989

Dr. William R. Johnson

September 30, 1989

Dr. Dennis Fritz

September 30, 1989

Dr. Jessie Wardlaw Booth

December 19, 1989

Dr. Jewell W. Rhodes

July 1, 1990

Dr. Walter E. Rhodes

December 10, 1991

Dr. Dale J. Krach

March 27, 1993

Dr. Peggy Hillhouse

March 27, 1993

Dr. Joseph “Joe” Westbrook

March 27, 1993

Dr. Emmitt E. Evans

March 2, 1994

Dr. John C. Evans

March 18, 1995

Dr. Terry W. Hall

March 18, 1995

Dr. Jaye Williams McKoy

March 18, 1995

Dr. Bobby F. Barfield

January 10, 1997

Dr. Hugh C. Jacobs

January 31, 1998

Dr. Ruby Jacobs

January 1, 1999

Dr. William P Leffler

January 19, 2002

Dr. Peter N. Helmer

February 8, 2003

Dr. Randy Smith

February 8, 2003

Dr. Marty Hagood

November 1, 2003

Dr. Bill Hasbrook

November 1, 2003

Dr. Ted Whealton

November 1, 2003

Dr. Merri C. Addison

November 20, 2004

Dr. Robert H Sulzen

September 29, 2007

Dr. Todd Sandt

September 27, 2008

Dr. Tom Lytle

September 27, 2008

Dr. Erica Hillhouse-Hagood

October 3, 2009