About the BSA

National Commissioner (Volunteer)

BSA National Commissioner Charles W. Dahlquist IICharles W. Dahlquist II is the 10th national commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America.

He follows Tico Perez, who served as the ninth national commissioner for eight years.

A member of the National Executive Board from 2004 – 2009 and again commencing in 2015, Dahlquist began his adult service to the BSA in 1975 when he became a Unit Commissioner in the National Capitol Area Council.

As a youth member, he was a Cub Scout, a Boy Scout, and an Explorer in Boise, Idaho. He also has served on the local level as a Scoutmaster and Explorer adviser, as vice president of Exploring, and as council president of the Great Salt Lake Council.

Dahlquist has received the Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope, and Silver Buffalo awards as well as the National Venturing Service Award, He also has served as assistant head chaplain and head chaplain for the 2005 and 2010 National Scout Jamborees, respectively; as well as the contingent chair for the BSA’s participation in the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan.

“Scouting, in all its programs, is more relevant and needed by youth and families today than ever before to help develop character and leadership that will empower this generation to face the challenges of the future.” said Dahlquist.

A Utah native, attorney, and civic and community leader, Dahlquist has  served as Young Men General President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as chair of the General Church Scouting Committee from 2004-2009, and as a Mission President for the LDS Church in the Germany Hamburg Mission.