John D. Tickle National Training and Leadership Center


Commissioner Recruiting Workshop


June 23 – 25, 2017

This course is open to all Commissioners.  Who doesn’t need more Commissioners?  This workshop will take you through a process guaranteed to help you recruit more Commissioners.  Referencing the Five “P’s” for successful recruiting: Preparation, Passion, Potential, Priorities, and Poaching the course will cover prospecting, building relationships, identifying needs, Friendstorming, effective recruiting conversations, as well as continuous cultivation.  There will be several role play activities to help you practice a recruiting conversation.

Registration Fee: $175 – $150(Early Bird)

Get a taste of the adventure and action sports opportunities available at the BSA’s newest national base — The Summit Bechtel Reserve — located in Southern West Virginia. The Training Center program gives you access to all venues in the Scott Summit Center. This area is a microcosm of the Summit with sample versions of each of the high adventure venues and a ton of exciting activities.

This program is available for registered Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and Training Center Participants and they are welcome to move from one area to another as they please.


Action Point

  • Canopy Tours*
  • Challenge Courses*
  • BMX Race Tracks*
  • Skateboard Plaza
  • Static Archery Range
  • Tomahawk Throw
  • CONSOL Energy Bridge
  • Harvey Mountain Bike Trails

Gateway Village

  • Scott Visitors Center
  • Sustainability Treehouse
  • Summit Center Ziplines*
  • 37°N Outfitters

Goodrich Lake

  • Kayaking
  • Stand-up Paddleboard
  • Water Reality Obstacle Course*

Boulder Cove

  • Climbing
  • Rappelling
  • Bouldering

Freedom Field

  • Sporting Arrows

Other Areas/Programs

  • Adult Leader Training
  • Survival School
  • Fellowships, gatherings & concerts
  • Campfires, ceremonies & competitions