About the NetCommish

Michael F. Bowman is Vice President for Services and Board Member, U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc.  He has served as the primary webmaster for the U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. since 1997 and has operated the NetCommish web site since 1994.

Scouting Bio

He has served on the National Capital Area Council (NCAC) College of Commissioner Science Board of Regents; NCAC Eagle Dinner Committee; NCAC Religious Relationships Committee; National Capital Area Council, Monmouth Council, Jersey Shores Council, and Baltimore Area Council Pow Wow Staffs; and George Washington District Committee. He has served as a District Cub Scout Leader Training Committee Vice Chairman and Cub Scout Roundtable Staff member, and Staff for the Northeast Region’s 1995 Akela Calls Cub Scout Leader Conference.

At the unit level he has been a Den Leader, Den Leader Coach, Assistant Cubmaster, Cubmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop Committee Member, and Explorer Post Committee Member. He has been a Unit Commissioner and a Deputy District Commissioner in the National Capital Area Council. Over the years he has been Camp Program Director in Harrison Trails Council (Indiana – now Sagamore Council), Camp Ecology Director in Crossroads of America Council (Indiana), Camp Commissioner and Camp Program Director in Anthony Wayne Area Council (Indiana), As a youth he attended one National Exploring Conference and two National Order of the Arrow Conferences.

Mike has been honored with the Silver Beaver Award, Distinguished Commissioner Service Award, Cub Scout Trainer Wood Badge, National Capital Area Council College of Commissioner Science – Masters Degree, District Award of Merit, George Washington District Key 6 Award, Commissioner’s Arrowhead Honor, Cub Scout Den Leader Coach Award, Cub Scouter Award, Scouter’s Key, Scout Leader Training Award, Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor – Order of the Arrow, Firecrafter, God and Country Religious Emblem (Methodist), and Arrow of Light.

Additional Bio Info

He has a BA and MA in History from Purdue University and a JD from the University of Puget Sound School of Law.  He taught at Fort Steilacoom Community College during law school and after.  He served as a Department of the Navy attorney and later as a Department of the Navy Command Information Officer during his 30 year career in the federal government.  He was honored by the Secretary of the Navy with the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 2000.   He retired from federal service in 2011.

Scouting Pictures

1962 - The NetCommish was in Pack 13, Den 5 (third from left) and mom was the Den Mother

1964 - The NetCommish (far left) was a newly minted Boy Scout attending Scout Camp for the first time with Troop 13, Fox Patrol at Cary Camp.

In 1971 The NetCommish was Lodge Chief - Ojibiwa Lodge 173 - in this tapout ceremony picture from 1970 seated far left

More pictures will be added later.

One Response to About the NetCommish

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    Stephen Crowe March 13, 2015 at 12:59 #


    is it humanly possible to SPELL COLOMBIA the country correctly and the tag SCOUTSCOLOMBIA…… Its an O not a U…..



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