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Gwen Thornton new Area Commissioner for Lakeshore Ridge

White Pine Council is excited to announce the appointment of a new Area Commissioner.

Effective immediately, Gwen Thornton has been appointed the Area Commissioner for Lakeshore Ridge.

Gwen joined Scouts Canada in 2009 when her son entered Beavers at the age of five. She was asked to become part of the 9th Bowmanville Group Committee and quickly became the Group Commissioner shortly thereafter. There she grew as a leader, built a team and became an active member in the Lakeshore Ridge Scouting community.  During her years at 9th Bowmanville, she became a Pack leader, where she stayed for three years.   Gwen was involved at the Area level taking on roles in popcorn coordination, membership growth and recognition.  She stepped away from scouting for a year due to a family move and is now thrilled to be back in the scouting world.

In her professional life, Gwen is an IT project manager with a project manager professional (PMP) certification.  She has worked in the fast paced software industry for 15 years with the same company. She has held positions in business analysis, client relationship management and training.

Gwen can be reached at

We would like to thank Ken Weir for his work as outgoing Area Commissioners and wish him the best in his future Scouting journeys. 

Please help us give a warm welcome to Gwen! 

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