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Council Team

The Nova Scotia Council Team is composed of many volunteers and staff who work tirelessly to support scouting here in Nova Scotia. Each group in the country has an assigned support person to aid and assist scouters in their roles. Here you can learn more about how to contact a member of our 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. 

    Zach Fitzsimmons

    Council Commissioner

    Zach.Fitzsimmons@scouts.ca

    Amy Kehoe

    Council Youth Comissioner

    Amy.Kehoe@scouts.ca

    Justin Dubreuil

    Interim Council Relationship Manager

    Justin.Dubreuil@scouts.ca

  • Volunteer Support Team
  • Volunteer Support Team

    Role Name Email Address
    Council Communications Lead Justin Chenier Justin.Chenier@scouts.ca
    Council Recognition Lead Gwen Mosher Gwen.Mosher@scouts.ca
    Council Fundraising Coordinator  Paul Savoie  Paul.Savoie@scouts.ca
  • Group Support Team
  • Group Support Team

    Role Name Email Address
    Group Support Scouter Paul Batson Paul.Batson@scouts.ca
    Group Support Scouter Justin Chenier Justin.Chenier@scouts.ca
    Group Support Scouter Jacques Sauve Jacques.Sauve@scouts.ca
    Interim Council Relationship Manager Justin Dubreuil Justin.Dubreuil@scouts.ca
    Scouting Relationship Manager Darlene Maund dmaund@scouts.ca
    Scouting Relationahip Manager Mark Sokolowski Mark.Sokolowski@scouts.ca
  • Council 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. Our emails are amy.kehoe@scouts.ca, george.mawko@scouts.ca, justin.chenier@scouts.ca. Please feel free to reach out to us about any scouting related topic that you feel is important.

     

    Amy Kehoe

    Council Voting Representative

    Amy.Kehoe@scouts.ca

    Amy has been involved in the Scouting movement since first year Beavers. Over the years she has been involved in each section, as well as being a volunteer at the Group, Area and Council levels. Currently, she is a Troop Scouter and Rover with 36th Halifax, and the Council Youth Commissioner for Nova Scotia Council.

    Amy is originally from Ontario but moved to Halifax for school. She is an undergraduate student at Saint Mary’s University as she pursues her Degree in Engineering. Outside of Scouting, she enjoys hiking, reading, and exploring Halifax.

    George Mawko

    Council Voting Representative

    George.Mawko@scouts.ca

    George has been involved with Scouting since 1996 having been a Section Scouter with Colony, Pack and Troop and a Service Scouter with Area, Council and National. He is a Group Commissioner with 1st Woodlawn Scout Group for the last 3 years.

     

    George lives in Dartmouth with his wife Kathy and sons Andrew and Matthew. Professionally he is a medical physicist in Nuclear Medicine at the Nova Scotia Health Authority and an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. George enjoys camping, hiking, curling and playing pickle ball.

     

    Justin Chenier

    Council Voting Representative

    Justin.Chenier@scouts.ca

    Scouting has played a critical role in Justin’s life since the age of six, when he first became a Beaver Scout at the 1st Coldbrook Colony in Nova Scotia. Justin continued onto Cub Scouts at 4th Kentville before joining the 2nd Berwick Group, where he continued through to Scouts and Venturer Scouts. In October of 2013, Justin became an Area Youth Commissioner where he served before becoming a Deputy Council Youth Commissioner, and then Nova Scotia Council Youth Commissioner in 2016. 

    Currently, Justin is attaining his Bachelors of Commerce at the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University. Aside from classes and  being a Council Voting Representative, Justin is also a member of the Scouts Canada Leadership Team, as well as Group Support Scouter in Halifax.

  • Staff Directory
  • Staff Directory

    Role Name Email Address
    Regional Director Christopher Blais Christopher.Blais@scouts.ca
    Interim Council Relationship Manager Justin Dubreuil Justin.Dubreuil@scouts.ca
    Atlantic Operations Manager Stacy Adair Stacy.Adair@scouts.ca
    Member Services Registrar
    Linda McEwen Linda.McEwen@scouts.ca
    No One Left Behind Program Linda McEwen atlantic.membershipservices@scouts.ca
    Recognition and Fundraising Linda McEwen atlantic.membershipservices@scouts.ca
    Camp Bookings and Registrations Linda McEwen atlantic.membershipservices@scouts.ca
    Financial Services Glenn Day eastern.financials@scouts.ca