The Cradle of Liberty Council is organized into 11 districts to help carry out its operational mission. A Scouting district is a geographical area of the council, determined by the council executive board. District leaders mobilize resources to ensure the growth and success of Scouting units within the district’s territory. The purpose of the district is to work through chartered organizations and community groups to organize and support successful units. The end result of effective district support is more and more youth members receiving a better and better program.

All districts are responsible for carrying out four standard functions: membership, fundraising, program, and unit service.

– The membership function strives for growth through the organization of new Scouting units and growth through new members joining existing units.

– The fundraising function sees that the district provides its share of funds to the total council operating budget.

– The program function concentrates on helping Scouting units with camp promotion; special activities, including community service; training adult volunteers; and youth advancement, and recognition.

– The unit service function provides direct coaching and consultation by district volunteers for unit adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit.

The membership, fundraising, and program functions are carried out by members of the district committee, led by a district chair. The unit service function is carried out by the district commissioner team, led by the district commissioner. The district chair is a member of the council executive board. The district commissioner meets with the council commissioner and other district commissioners on a regular basis. The chair of each district operating committee is also a member of the corresponding council committee.

Members of the council professional staff work with district volunteers to support successful unit operations. Each district is assigned a field service team comprised of executives that specialize in service and program, membership, and fundraising.

The council staff will be working remotely and, as always, you can reach out the to helpdesk@colbsa.org.

Please stay safe!

Due to inclement weather, the Firestone Scouting Resource Center and Valley Forge Scout Shop will be closed on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.