District Key 3
The district Key 3 consists of the district chair, district commissioner, and district executive. The district and district Key 3 support units to ensure that our youth members get the best possible Scouting experience in a safe environment. The best way to ensure this is to make sure all units achieve the Quality Unit Award and that the district achieves the Quality District Award. The district Key 3 meet as often as necessary to ensure proper coordination of the work in the district. They also keep in close telephone contact throughout the month. Usually, the Key 3 work together in building the agenda for the district committee meeting.
The district chair is nominated by the district nominating committee and elected by the district committee. He or she is automatically nominated for membership on the council executive board, subject
to approval by the council executive board.
The district commissioner is approved and appointed by the council executive board, with the concurrence of the Scout executive, on the recommendation of the district nominating committee.
This Scouter represents the district as a member of the council commissioner cabinet.
The district executive is employed by the council executive board upon recommendation of the Scout executive, and works under the direction of the Scout executive.
As the full-time professional in the district, the district executive has a close working relationship with the district chair and the district commissioner to accomplish the district’s objectives through volunteers.
This committee coordinates all the functions of the district for the purposes of (a) organizing and supporting Quality Units, (b) carrying out the policies and objectives of the council, and (c) extending the program to the greatest number of youth.
All chartered organization representatives (selected by community organizations operating units) are automatically members of the council and of their district committee, thus providing a close tie-in with chartered organizations.
District chairs should be universally recognized in their community as outstanding because of their character and achievements as a leader with executive ability. Their positive personality and organization experience inspire confidence that will win support for Scouting. Because of their business and social relationships, they should be able to help the council secure adequate financial support from the district.