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Here are ways you can get involved with Team Shining Waters

Join Scouts Canada on the adventure of a lifetime!

Scouts builds leaders, enabling youth to lead their own path toward outdoor adventure and fun. Through Youth-led programming, youth discover the best in themselves taking on new challenges and experience new things they wouldn’t elsewhere. Along the way, they develop into well-rounded youth better prepared for success in the world.

Online registration is open year-round. Let the adventure begin!

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Become a Volunteer!

Rediscover adventure as a Scouts Canada Volunteer, and have a great time doing it.

Scouting volunteers have provided generations of Canadian youth with a first opportunity to sleep in a tent, to experience leadership and to build self-reliance and self-confidence. Volunteer dedication, resourcefulness and enthusiasm are vital to Scouting.

Do you...

  • Enjoy the outdoors?
  • Have the desire to learn new skills?
  • Like to make new friends?
  • Want to spend quality time with your children?

If you said yes to the above then you have found the right place! Gain new skills, join a community and help youth experience countless firsts as they develop into confident and capable individuals.

Become a Volunteer!

At Scouts Canada, our Mission is clear: to help develop well-rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world.

A Scout Group, often simply referred to as a “Group”, is the implementation of our Mission at the community level. The vast majority of Scouting programs, Volunteer activities and community engagements happen through local Groups. The experiences that parents and youth have with their local Group, positive or negative, will often determine their overall opinion of Scouts Canada.

Accountable to the assigned Group Support Scouter or Relationship Manager, the Group Commissioner provides leadership to ensure safe, high-quality programs through Group health to deliver the Canadian Path program and Scouts Canada’s Five Priorities at both Group and Section level. The Group Commissioner is ultimately accountable for the success of the Five Priorities within their Group.

As our front-line Volunteer managers, Group Commissioners have a critical role in building a healthy and vibrant Scouting movement in Canada – while being the visible ambassador of Scouts Canada within their community.

Current or Upcoming Group Commissioner Vacancies
  • 1st Mildmay Group - Please contact Marlene Harris if interested
  • 1st Port Elgin Group - Please contact Marlene Harris if interested
  • 7th Thornhill Group - Please contact Daisy Gao if interested


Detailed GC Role Description

Take Volunteering to the next level with unique leadership opportunities

Accountable to the Council Key 3, Group Support Scouters provide support to ensure safe, high-quality programs through Group health. As a member of the Council Leadership Team, the Group Support Scouter is a local resource, mentor and coach that works directly with assigned Group Commissioner(s) to enable them to deliver the Canadian Path program and Scouts Canada’s Five Priorities at the Group and Section level.  The Group Support Scouter:

  • Works directly with Group Commissioners and their Group Committee and acts as their single point of contact for support – making it easier for Groups to get help where and when they need it to be successful.
  • Builds a close working relationship as a trusted advisor and develops relationships within the Scouting network to ensure access to subject matter expertise and resources from both shared services and best practices.
  • Provides high-quality Group support and works towards positively impacting our Mission through membership growth

Group Support Scouters would be assigned 1-3 groups, depending on their availability, and will be the direct contact for those groups.

Please contact our Council Key 3 (Nicole DonadioJason Gingrich, and Kit Cheng) if you are interested in applying for a Group Support Scouter Role.

Detailed GSS Role Description

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