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Council Team

The Nova Scotia Council (the Council Key 3 - CK3) is managed by two volunteers (the Council Commissioner and the Council Youth Commissioner) and one employee (the Council Relationship Manager). 

The Council Commissioner is responsible for all aspects of program implementation, delivery, service and support, as well as the implementation of Scouts Canada's policies. The Council Youth Commissioner is responsible for providing direction, counsel and support to the youth within the council. The Council Relationship Manager is responsible for fostering membership growth and providing support to volunteers to enhance program quality and safety throughout the council. All three work as a team to manage the council and provide support to our volunteers province-wide to deliver fun, safe Scouting adventures!

The CK3 work closely with the Group Support Team, that provides direct support to groups, as well as the newly formed Nova Scotia Council Team. The Council Team is comprised of the following:

  • Nova Scotia DEIR Team
  • Nova Scotia Properties Team
  • Nova Scotia Recognition Team
  • Nova Scotia Events Team
  • Nova Scotia Senior Youth Team
  • Nova Scotia Comms Team

For more information on the Group Support Model please visit an FAQ here.

  • Council Key Three
  • Council Key Three

    The Council is managed by two volunteers (the Council Commissioner and the Council Youth Commissioner) and one employee (the Council Relationship Manager). Together these three individuals form the Council Key 3 who are esponsible for all aspects of program implementation, delivery, service and support as well as implementation of Scouts Canada’s policies. 

    The Nova Scotia Council Team (CK3)

    Allan Carrington, Alice Koller, Ben Shellnutt

    Allan Carrington, Council Commissioner

    Ben Shellnutt, Council Youth Commissioner

    Alice Koller, Council Relationship Manager

  • Group Support Team
  • Group Support Team

    Under the Group Support Model, all our groups in Nova Scotia fall under the care of a Group Support Scouter (GSS) or a Scouting Relationship Manager (SRM). The GSS or SRM provide support to ensure safe, high-quality programs through Group health. As a member of the Council Service 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 Program Support Scouter, Rylan, is available to all groups and sections to offer Scouter Development and in-section support. 

    Role Name Email Address
    Group Support Scouter Paul Batson
    Group Support Scouter Justin Chenier
    Group Support Scouter Corey Bergman
    Group Support Scouter Eric Durham
    Scouting Relationship Manager Brennagh MacDonald
    Scouting Relationahip Manager Cassandra Campbell
    Council Recognition Scouter Gwen Mosher
    Program Support Manager Rylan Kozak
  • Voting Representatives
  • Council Voting Representatives

    Council Voting Representatives (or CVR's) speak for the interests of all Scouting members within the Council. CVR's vote on motions at the Annual General Meeting of Scouts Canada every fall and at any special meetings that are called. Some of these duties include: recommendations from the Nominating Committee regarding appointments to the Board of Governors, recommendation of the Audit Committee regarding the appointment of auditors for the following year, reports from management, the Vice-Chair Finance and Audit Committee. Council Voting Representatives are elected annually and serve until August 31st of the following year, or until the next election. 


    If you have an issue or suggestion, please let us know. We will be collecting feedback throughout this year to make sure we are adequately representing our Council.  Please feel free to reach out to us about any scouting related topic that you feel is important.


    Allan Carrington

    Council Voting Representative


    Ben Shellnutt

    Council Voting Representative (Youth)


    Wayne Hall

    Council Voting Representative