District Committee

All districts are responsible for carrying out four standard functions:

  1. Membership
    The membership function strives for growth through the organization of new Scouting units, through new members and adult volunteers joining existing units, and through the retention of current members.
  2. Fund Development
    The fund development function sees that the district provides its share of funds to the total council operating budget.
  3. Program
    The program function concentrates on helping Scouting units with camp promotion, special activities including community service, training adult volunteers, and youth advancement and recognition.
  4. Unit service
    The unit service function provides direct coaching and consultation for unit volunteers to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit.

The membership, fund development, and program functions are carried out by members of the district committee. The unit service function is carried out by the district commissioner staff.

The order in which the functions are listed is not meant to suggest the order of their importance but the natural interrelationship and flow of the functions. The movement cannot achieve its purpose without first organizing units and enrolling members. The district cannot support its units without the funds to do it. Unit programs are supported by the district through its program functions and unit service. All four functions are equally important and necessary. If one suffers from lack of attention, all the work of the district suffers.