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Our Mission is to help units succeed!


We provide units with meaningful service that delivers Scouting ideals to youth, brings about membership growth, and ensures on-time charter renewal.The concept of today's commissioner service focuses on the unit. The commissioner's mission is to keep the unit operating at maximum efficiency so that they can deliver a good program to a growing membership.


Today's commissioners are results-oriented rather than procedure-oriented. We are successful in our mission when units continue to operate, regularly except new membership, and effectively deliver the ideals of Scouting to their members. Commisioners are involved with carrying programs to the units, and the main concern is to develop strength within the unit operations.

In other words, the concept calls for commissioners to develop program capability in a unit. Unless Scouting units are strong and efficient, the program won't reach the youth.


Commissioner's Pledge

On my honor I will do my best, by example in my daily life to make the Scout Oath and Law a more vital force for good character and citizenship in the lives of the youth and leaders I serve.I will do my best to help secure, and help to make effective the finest possible leadership, for the units I serve. I will do my best to help make the program of the units I serve, the best that can be given, rich in wholesome fun and adventure. In all that I do, I will strive to help my units attract into membership, every possible youth so that through their participation, that youth can help make America a finer, greater nation in a world community.


Unit Commissioner to help Units succeed. Provide units with meaningful service that delivers Scouting ideals to youth, brings about membership growth, and ensures on-time charter renewal.

We are always in need of new commissioners!

Contact: John McLean

Meet your MCC Council Commissioner

John T. McLean began his scouting career in the Mecklenburg County Council as a Tiger Parent in 2000 with Pack 119.  While his sons where in Cub Scouts, John’s wife, Melissa, coordinated a number of popcorn sales with John’s assistance for Pack 119 as well as Pack 68 in Old Hickory Council.  At crossover in 2005, John was drafted into Troop 119’s Committee which he serves to this day.  Along the way he has been drafted into other one-hour-a-week commitments: Unit Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner, Apache Family Friends of Scouting, Apache District Committee, Apache Advancement Committee, and Assistant Council Commissioner – Training.  While focused on district responsibilities, John continues to meet with Troop 119 many Monday evenings and has attended summer camp with them since 2008.

John received his Woodbadge beads in 2010 and was a district nominee to the Order of the Arrow going through his ordeal in 2010 and sealing his brotherhood in 2013.  John’s service to Scouting, while accomplishing many irksome tasks, has been recognized via his receipt of the following:  Apache District God Send Award, Apache Commissioner of the Year, Apache District Award of Merit, Distinguished Commissioner Award, and Faithful Servant Award (Churches of Christ).

In addition to being an active member on the OA Cook Team and an annual member of the local Commissioner’s College faculty, John is active with a number of other community groups.  A licensed attorney, John serves his profession with frequent trips to Raleigh as the Legislative Chair for the Real Property Council of the NC Bar Association and as an active member of the NC Land Records Task Force.  He has also served the Republican party since 2004 and is currently a member of the Mecklenburg County Republican Party Executive Committee, the Ninth District GOP Executive Committee, and the NC State Republican Party Executive Committee.  In his spare time, John enjoys spending time in service to the Charlotte church of Christ where he can often be found teaching classes from first grade to adults and even occasionally delivering a sermon.

John would like to thank his wife a/k/a scouting widow, Melissa, for her love and support over the years without which none of the above would have been possible.  Additional thanks are owed to his sons, Thomas (Eagle 2009) and Christopher (Eagle 2010), both who have tolerated John on many camping trips and yet remain active in Scouting as adults.

A message from the CC

Late Winter and early Spring is often a busy time for units – Packs with Blue and Golds, rank advancements, and the conclusion of the program year and Troops generally having a Court of Honor, preparing for Summer Camp, and OA activities for the year.  It is also a busy time for our districts and council – District overseeing recharter and the Council having its annual recognition banquet.  The Council recognition banquet show cases our new Silver Beaver class, but it also is where we recognize our newest Distinguished Commissioner Award recipients. The Distinguished Commissioner Service Award is the highest recognition that can be given to a commissioner who has consistently engaged in distinguished and exceptional commissioner service resulting in significant, positive impact to youth, units, and a district and/or council.  So join me is congratulating Lori Bagley and Al Nedrich in receiving the Distinguished Commissioner Award.


We also have recently concluded our annual Commissioners College with Central North Carolina Council.  The college was a success under the expert leadership of Lori Bagley, Scott Whitlock, and David White.  Two of our own completed their projects to finish the Doctorial level of their training: Scott Whitlock who worked with the national scouting organization to develop required training is Spanish so that our Spanish speaking volunteers can be trained to position and Davis White who created an interactive Google Map of all of the BSA campgrounds that are open for use.  Both of these projects will be of great benefit to assist us in providing service to the youth.


We also had one of our own recently complete the class portion of Wood Badge – Christopher McLean.  Christopher has begun to work his ticket and even completed on goal by successfully assisting Lori as the dean of the Master’s portion of our commissioner’s college.  So as you see Christopher over the months to come, be sure and ask him about Gilwell and how his ticket is coming along.


Till next time, YIS,


John T. McLean

Nagatamen Achgeketum

Council Commissioner - Mecklenburg County Council

Council Commissioners Contact Information

Council Commissioner

John McLean

Assistant Council Commissioner

Specialty - Administration

David White


Assistant Council Commissioner
Specialty - Training


Assistant Council Commissioner
Specialty - Recognition
Del Whitaker


Assistant Council Commissioner
Specialty - Roundtable
Lori Bagley


Apache District Commissioner

Bob Howell

Etowah District Commissioner
Mike Payne


Hornet's Nest District Commissioner
Darryl Ince


Special Iniciatives District Commissioner

Scott Whitlock