The retention mission of the commissioner corps is best achieved by providing an adequate number of trained unit commissioners who provide a link to district committee resources in support of a quality unit program.
COMMISSIONER TRAINING! Commissioner training is ongoing, and we have many opportunities for our commissioners to be trained.
Commissioners College – Saturday, December 2, 2023 Click here for more information.
Basic Training – can be conducted by a District and hosted with classroom approach for our commissioner staffs.
NOTE: Once Basic Trained as a Commissioner, please continue to seek training and support! Our best source of ongoing local training for commissioners is our Lincoln Heritage Council Commissioner College! More info and links for our LHC College can be found below.
Our goal is to not only recruit Commissioners to support our Scouting program, but to train and support the best way we can. We believe if we do this we can recruit, retain and build a sustainable support system for our Scouting programs throughout our Council!
The LHC & UMC Affiliation Agreement:
Overview Affiliation Agreement: The church agrees to serve as a physical meeting place for the unit and complete/support the Affiliation Agreement that was approved by the UMC and BSA. The church will need to complete a Unit Charter Release form. This will release the charter and allow the Lincoln Heritage Council to become the chartering organization for the unit.
CLICK HERE for the Affiliation Agreement paperwork tool kit to be submitted in conjunction with the recharter/membership renewal process.
Specific sections from the tool kit above & additional support/resources:
** Unit Charter Release – Assumption Form: Completed by UMC (current Chartered Org) & Council
** BSA UMC Affiliation Agreement: Completed by UMC, Council, and Unit Leadership
** Annual Registration Agreement – Council Registered Units: Completed by Council and Unit
** New Unit Application: Completed by Council Leadership
** Annual Unit Finance Report: Completed by Unit Leadership
**Annual Unit Finance Report: (Excel Format)
**Indicates paperwork, also within the toolkit, that is to be submitted to the Lincoln Heritage Council, BSA as a part of the annual recharter/membership renewal process.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES:
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The new Affiliation Agreement has the same robust liability coverage and indemnification as the current charter agreement.
Our council staff along with our newly formed Council UMC Subcommittee are here to support you. Our subcommittee is led by Steve Bays, a Council Board Member and the Scouting Coordinator for the Kentucky Conference for the UMC; also serving on our committee is the newly appointed Scouting Coordinator for Indiana, Steve Driver who is also a long-time LHC Scouting volunteer.
We are committed to ensure Scouting continues uninterrupted for the Scouts, leaders and Scouting families in units chartered by United Methodist Churches.