Piedmont Appalachian College of Commissioner Science
may 31 - june 2, 2019// wofford college

Commissioner service will continue to provide the quality assurance necessary for our growing programs. Trained commissioners are the key to the quality program that will instill core values in millions more youth in the future.
— Author Unknown

What is PACCS?

PACCS is a group of 8 Councils offering degrees in Commissioner Science including the Bachelor, Master and Doctor of Commissioner Science. Also offered are Post Graduate Courses and Roundtable specific training. The college is generally conducted during the first weekend of June each year at Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC.


To provide a source for Councils to continue to improve Commissioner teams and programs to help Units properly deliver the Scouting program to the youth. One resource to facilitate this is a good solid training program. The PACCS provides that training and attendance by all Commissioners, as well as other interested registered Scouters is encouraged.

Participating Councils

Blue Ridge Council
Coastal Carolina Council
Daniel Boone Council
Great Smoky Mountain Council
Georgia Carolina Council
Palmetto Council
Piedmont Council
Sequoyah Council


To register for the 2019 PACCS college you can either mail your registration form to the Palmetto Council Service Center (420 S. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29306) or register online using the below links.  


Wofford College, 429 N Church St., Spartanburg, SC

Contact Us

For more information, please click HERE or contact Doug Bartlett.  

doctoral papers 

A bibliography was created by Hulic Ratterree as his doctoral paper, and he continues to updated it each year (CLICK HERE  for the bibliography updated through 2015).  You can use this document to search for a particular topic that interests you among the papers that we have stored on the site.  If a paper interests you, just make a note of the author’s name and find it in the list below to access their paper.

Online Registration & Trading Post 

Use the below links to register for Commissioner College and purchase activity shirts.  You can add multiple items before checking out using the cart in the top right corner of this page.   To add multiple registrations or purchase multiple shirts, click "Add to Cart" again until you have the number you desire.