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Group Commissioner 13th Oshawa - Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations

Group Commissioner for the 13th Oshawa Scouting Group. In accordance with Scouts Canada's public appointment process, we will be accepting nominations from within the group and the public. I would ask that 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 section 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 (Kingsview United), 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. Depending upon the size of the Group, positions may be merged or other positions added as required, i.e., large Groups may find it helpful to add a Group Fundraiser, or Quartermaster to look after the purchasing, storage, maintenance and insurance.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Yours in Scouting,

Mike A. Hurley, HRM                     Heather Earle                      Erica Shaw

Oshawa Area Commissioner          Area Support Manager        Area Youth Commissioner


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