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Call for nominations - Group Commissioner, 5th Bowanville

Call for Nominations

Group Commissioner for the 5th Bowmanville Scouting Group.

In accordance with Scouts Canada's public appointment process, we will be accepting nominations from within the group and the public. If you are interested or know someone who would be interested please apply or provide a contact to us.


The Group Commissioner, who is a registered member appointed to this position by the Area Commissioner, is recognized as the principal point of contact for the Group and assumes the leadership of a Group Committee, directly accountable to the Area Commissioner. The Group Commissioner’s prime function is growth and development of the sections and to ensure compliance with Scouts Canada’s By-Law, Policies and Procedures as well as Program Standards, and ensures that Section leaders receive appropriate program service and support.

Typical roles and/or responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·         Recruitment, selection and recommending the appointment of leaders;

·         Review and approval of Section programs and outdoor activities;

·         Policy, procedure, and Program Standards compliance;

·         Encourage an attitude favorable for growth;

·         Assist leaders where necessary;

·         Leader development; and

·         Relationships-parents, leaders, Partner/Sponsor (St. Paul’s United Church), other Commissioners.

Group Commissioners cannot do this solely by themselves. They must build a team appropriate to the size of the Group. This would include someone to take care of the financial responsibilities (the Group Treasurer/Fundraiser), a Group Registrar and perhaps a Group Secretary. In larger Groups, a Group Administrator may be recruited to take care of many of the administrative responsibilities of the Group Commissioner.


Group Committees are formed to assist Group Commissioners in servicing and supporting

Groups. Group Commissioners need not do everything themselves. Part of their responsibility includes assessing the needs of the Group, determining the amount of work to be done and, if necessary, building a team to ensure that all tasks/responsibilities are achieved.

Applications to be submitted by Friday, April 14.

To submit your application or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dave Fletcher, Chair of the Nominating Committee, at

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