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Area Commissioner - Northern Lights Area

The Area Commissioner is the leading volunteer for Scouting in Northern Lights Area, comprised of 10 Groups throughout western Simcoe County, Dufferin County, southern Grey and western Wellington regions, with a membership of over 400 youth (and growing!) supported by over 120 volunteers.  Working closely with a team of volunteers and employees, the Area Commissioner is responsible for supporting and growing the Scouting movement in Northern Lights Area, as well as being a vital member of the Shining Waters Council Management Team.

Appointed by and accountable to the Shining Waters Council Commissioner, this position requires a time commitment of 16-20 hours per month.  The appointment is for a one year term, renewable for a maximum of three years.  Travel throughout the Area to attend meetings and events will be required.

With the completion of the term of the current Area Commissioner, Northern Lights Area is seeking an individual with lots of energy, excellent time and management skills to assume the role upon appointment.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated leadership, management, problem solving, delegation and decision making skills,
  • Proven ability to inspire confidence, team effort, and leadership in others,
  • Effective interpersonal and excellent communication skills,
  • A strong Scouting background,
  • Registered as an active member of Scouts Canada.

More details for this position can be found in the attached job description.

If you believe you have the skills, qualifications, and knowledge to do the job, please forward your resume (including work experience and any Scouting experience) with a covering letter to the Council Commissioner, Kit Cheng at

Thank you for your consideration.


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