NRD Commissioners

CommissionerAs liaison between the local Council and Scouting Units, the Commissioner’s mission is to keep assigned Units operating at maximum efficiency. The Commissioner maintains regular contact with the leaders of the Units, counsels them on where to find assistance, notes any weaknesses in programs, and suggests remedies. The Commissioner is successful when the Units effectively deliver the ideals of Scouting to their members. To learn more about what commissioners do, click here.

Volunteers Needed – If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering for our Commissioner positions please contact our District Commissioner or District Executive about information on our open positions.


Commissioner Recognition

As with all volunteer positions there are awards that Commissioners are eligible to earn as a part of their Unit or Roundtable service.  Please click on the attached link to find out more details on these Awards”

Commissioner Recognition


District Honor Unit Information:

The Northern_Ridge_2018_Honor_Unit requirements document provides descriptions, rules and requirements for the Northern Ridge Honor Unit Award per the different subdivisions of Scouting (Cub/Boy/Venturing/Sea Scout/Varsity). Also included is a description of what bling units will be eligible for when attaining Honor Unit Status.

If you feel a requirement is unfair or discriminates against your unit, please discuss this issue with either your Unit Commissioner or the District Commissioner (John O’Leary) and they will bring it up for discussion at the Commissioners Meeting

If you have any questions about the Northern Ridge Honor Unit please  contact your Unit Commissioner.


Position Name Email 
District Commissioner John O’Leary
Asst. District Commissioner Roy Blackwell
Asst. District Commissioner Bill Affeldt
Asst. District Commissioner Edward Laderoute
Asst. District Commissioner Barry Norton
Asst. District Commissioner Jerry Neidert
Asst. District Commissioner Julie Deaton
Asst. District Commissioner Randy Townsend
Asst. District Commissioner – Roundtable Craig Ficik

2019 District Recharter Information