Commissioners SoTX_300Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit reregisters on time with an optimum number of youth and adult members.


Council PositionCommissionerPhone
Council CommissionerJohn Gilbert361-288-9349
Assistant Council CommissionerArt Munford361-935-7720
Assistant Council Commissioner & Dean of the College of Commissioner ScienceJames Bangert361-774-8146

District Commissioners

AztecManuel Tamez956-286-9886
Brush CountryMichael Bryn718-877-2516
Coastal PlainsArjelia Cabrera361-510-6486
LaSalleLarry Thompson361-235-9432

Annual Commissioner Planning Retreat &
College of Commissioner Science

Date: August 8-10, 2014 @ Camp Karankawa

Theme: Servant Leadership

  • Fun & Fellowship
  • Annual Planning by Districts
  • Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate Degrees in Commissioner Science
  • Roundtable Commissioners at Square Tables

This retreat is for all Scouters who want to gain additional skills in areas generally led by commissioners. These roles focus on unit service where commissioners may serve as a friend, representative, unit “doctor,” teacher, or counselor.

Unit leaders, committee members, and all other interested leaders are welcomed to participate in this retreat.

Register now online at: and pay the $35 registration fee. A special commissioner neckerchief is included with the registration fee.

Download current draft of the retreat schedule. This schedule will be updated as the retreat approaches.

Register Online