Welcome to the Dubuque District!
A district is a geographical area of Scouting units. The Dubuque District of the Northeast Iowa Council covers Dubuque Country and northeastern Jackson County in Iowa, along with western Jo Davis County in Illinois. 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.
Each month ALL registered volunteers of the district are invited to attend Roundtable, a meeting to catch everyone one up on all things Scouting, i.e. promote current activities and events, answer in volunteer questions, and provide training opportunities. Join us for Roundtable to learn about available resources and opportunities from your District and Council and meet and collaborate with other people from the District. Work with others to bring new ideas or solutions back to your unit. Dubuque District Roundtables are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Holy Trinity is located at 1755 Delhi Street in Dubuque. Roundtables are in place to help our volunteers and improve are units. Stop by. We are here to help and listen.
Here is a list of just some of the Roundtable topics we will be focusing on this year:
The Dubuque District Committee
The District Committee is a collection of active volunteer Scouters who work together to organize, support, and enrich Scouting programs in their District. They are responsible for the successful coordination of the Scouting membership, finance, and program functions in their community.
The more District Committee Members, the better. We love ideas and collaboration! Come when you are able to join. We try our best to work with the schedules of our volunteers. Dubuquee District Committee meetings are currently held on the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The Committee meets at St. Peter Lutheran Church (in the Parsonage), located at 3200 Asbury Road in Dubuque. Please contact your District leadership for more information.
Dubuquee District Leadership "The Key Three"
The District Chair serves on the Council Executive Board as a District Representative. They help recruit District Committee Members and leaders to carry out the functions and plans of the District. The Chair presides over monthly District Committee meetings and recognizes individuals, committees, and chartered organizations for the Scouting accomplishments. The District Chair supports and upholds Local and National Scouting policies, procedures, and practices. Finally, the Chairman also helps to secure support for Scouting from top community leaders.
The District Commissioner assigns a Unit Commissioner to each individual unit, and together with their Commissioner Staff, works provide guidance and resources to unit leaders. Unit Commissioners are experienced volunteers organized to ensure a quality program and to address any needs or issues as they arise. The District Commissioner involves adult volunteers in trainings and Roundtables. They work with the chartered organization for each unit and promote the use of quality programming to ensure successful units.
The District Executive is a Council Staff Professional. They provide professional coaching and guidance to unit volunteers. They are the behind-the-scenes administrative skill; organizing activities, fundraisers, grant writing, district trainings, and volunteer meetings. They arrange Council Office services, such as mailings, meeting notices, support and promotional materials. They assist District level volunteers in planning and carrying out District events such as training courses and activities.
Click here for more on District Committee Leaders, leadership roles, and vacancies.
Does your pack, troop, or crew need help with something? Have you tried your unit commissioner?
Unit commissioners are experienced Scouters here to help you deliver the Scouting Program. Unit Commissioners are the first and best source of help for your unit. Commissioners are district and council volunteers who help Scouting units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Venturing Crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit charter renewal plans so that each unit registers on time and with the optimum number of youth and adult members. Your unit commissioner is a link between your unit and the Northeast Iowa Council. Unit Commissioners are a vital part of a unit's success.
Click here for a list of current District Commissioners.
Interested in becoming a commissioner? Click here to learn more on what the position entails. Unit Commissioner meetings are the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the NEIC Council Service Center. We meet in the downstairs conference room.
District Quick Links
- Click here to review Journey to Excellence Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). (Updated 2/23/2015)
- Click here for Journey to Excellence Pack Requirements (Updated 2/23/2015)
- Click here for Journey to Excellence Troop Requirements (Updated 2/23/2015)
- Click here for Journey to Excellence Crew Requirements (Updated 2/23/2015)
- Click here for Journey to Excellence District Requirements (Updated 2/23/2015)