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Election of Voting Members Policy

Board of Governors Approved May 5, 2018



Details how voting members are selected to represent Scouts Canada’s membership at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and any special meetings.


Our Commitment

To ensure fair and open representation of our membership at the AGM and any special meetings, voting members are elected annually to represent each Council’s ordinary members.


Our Policy

  1. Each year, each Council will elect three voting members to represent their Council at the Scouts Canada AGM and any special meetings that may arise. At least one of these voting members must be a youth member.
  2. To ensure fair and open selection of voting members, Councils will proactively manage a nomination and election process to encourage broad participation, especially among youth.
  3. All ordinary members who are 14 years or older during the current Scouting year are eligible to vote for their Council voting members, even if they are 13 years old at the time of the election.
  4. Voting members must be registered in the Council they are representing.
  5. The Chief Elections Officer is appointed by the Board of Governors to conduct the election of voting members.

Related Policies & Standards


Related Procedures



Effective Date

March 2, 2019

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