John D. Tickle National Training and Leadership Center


Commissioning in Diverse Neighborhoods


June 23 – 25, 2017

If you are a Commissioner serving units in multicultural communities, then this course is for you!  Topics will include insights, tools, and resources to help you become more familiar and effective as a district commissioner, assistant district commissioner or unit commissioner serving diverse units in your area.  As communities grow and change, more units are being formed in Scouting’s underserved markets.  Many of these units may not have a history with Scouting.  You will be able to successfully deliver on the mission of Scouting by better understanding the opportunity and challenges these units face and understand the importance of your mission of commissioner service to their sustainable success and quality Scouting experience.

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