Hello fellow Scouters,
I want to introduce myself as I am putting my name forward for Council Voting Representative with the Nova Scotia Council.
I'm originally from Truro and started my adventure with Scouts Canada as a Beaver with 3rd Truro. I'm also a graduate from the N.S.C.C., Truro Campus, in Recreation and Leisure Studies and have worked for an array of organizations with a focus on youth programming and development.
I continued my studies at Dalhousie University where I graduated with a B.A. in International Development Studies. I've always looked for ways to incorporate sport and recreation as a catalyst for community development and took my degree globally. After graduation I was accepted into the International Youth Internship Program where I worked with a local NGO in Cape Town South Africa.
After returning from my internship, I accepted a role with the Tim Horton's Foundation Camps. For four and half years I held may roles including General Manager of Tim Horton Camp Whiteshell located in Manitoba. I am a certified Wilderness First Responder and a highlight at camp was always leading hiking trips with summer campers and staff through parts of the beautiful Canadian shield.
Nova Scotia was always home, and the opportunity to now work with Scouts Canada for the past year and a half, doing the things I love, in my home province has been more than what I could have hoped for even during a pandemic. The phenomenal volunteers that I have gotten to know and get to work with and support each day is both inspiring and humbling. I am excited to step into a new role with Scouts Canada and the Nova Scotia Council if elected as Council Voting Representative.