Welcome to White Pine Council
White Pine Council is located in Central Ontario, hosting 2000 members in 50 Groups. The Council generally covers the territory from Pickering to Napanee, up to the southern border of Algonquin Park. White Pine maintains two properties, providing year-round outdoor program space.
Symbolism of the Crest
White Pine Council crest has several symbolic features depicting the various aspects of this holistic approach to youth development.
Physical - the strong lone White Pine growing on the rock symbolizes two things:
- Individuality - opting to choose the more challenging path of growing on the rock opposed to the natural choice of the grass.
- Strength and Perseverance - developing the strength and the iron will to make something happen. In this case, the ability to grow on the rock.
Intellectual - The calm water illustrates the intellectual sense that a Scout develops to solve life's mysteries and keep the waters calm.
Spiritual - the setting sun depicts peace and tranquillity. It symbolizes the inner peace and spiritual understanding that one can come to terms with through Scouting.
The colour scheme used in the design is a representation of all the Scouting sections - this symbolizes inclusiveness.