Central Escarpment

Appointment - Credit Hills Area Commissioner

We would like to thank Mary Ann Willett in her role as Area Commissioner for Credit Hills. Her passion for scouting was evident in all of her efforts to increase Scouting in the area. She will continue to provide leadership with in her group and we look forward to working with her in the future.

At this time it is also our pleasure to introduce Mark Wyatt as the new Area Commissioner for Credit Hills.

Mark was a youth participant in the Hamilton-Wentworth area, and enjoyed the Beaver, Cub and Venture sections. When Mark’s sons enrolled in Scouting, he wanted to follow in his father Alan’s footsteps and become a Scouter for his son’s sections. Mark started scouting with the 4th Georgetown Colonies in 2014 and has been a contact scouter for the past two years. In May of 2016 he earned his Wood Badge II. Mark has volunteered with many non-profit organizations, is an active Hockey coach in Halton Hills, and is the recipient of the Canada 125 Medal. Mark has worked for Gordon Food Service for the past 20 years where he currently holds the position as a Digital Product Lead. Mark lives in Georgetown with his sons Spencer and Grayson.

Please help us in congratulating and providing a warm reception for Mark as he takes on this new role.

It Starts With Scouts
Deanna DeVito – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner
David Frederick – Central Escarpment Council Commissioner
Ian Foss- Executive Director Scouts Canada

Respect Training - Sheldon Kennedy Message

Following Sheldon Kennedy’s presentation this spring, a number of scouters asked if he would be willing to participate in filming a short video that included a number of key messages from his talk as well as the underlying rationale for completing the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders training.  Here is a link to that video with you – it was posted today: http://www.scoutinglife.ca/video/respect-sport-activity-leaders-training-helping-promote-safety-aspects-life/.  

Gone Home – Bill Rice

We are saddened with the news today that Bill Rice, from Burlington Area, passed away this morning. A 35 year volunteer with Scouts Canada who was recently honoured with the Bar to the Silver Acorn and the Award of Fortitude for his battle with Cancer. Bill was a strong supporter and volunteer with The Canadian Blood Services and with Movember were Bill had raised over $30,000.00 to help with Men’s health issues.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill’s family.

Gone Home far to soon.


Deanna DeVito – Central Escarpment Council Youth Commissioner
David Frederick – Central Escarpment Council Commissioner
Ian Foss- Executive Director Scouts Canada

Appointment Announcement - DCC Communications

I would like to announce the appointment of Ken Broad as Central Escarpment Council’s Deputy Council Commissioner for Communications.

Ken has been involved with Scouting since 2003, with his first role being a Beaver Scouter in Brampton. He has worked with all sections since then, as well as serving on both the old Brampton Area and current Yellow Briar service teams holding various roles with including webmaster, social media and communications. Most recently he was appointed the Central Escarpment Council Social Media Advisor.

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Appointment Announcement - North Waterloo Area Commissioner

We would like to take time to thank Shawn Frederick for his commitment to Scouts Canada as the Area Commissioner for North Waterloo these past four years. His hard work and his strong leadership as placed North Waterloo on a strong footing for attaining the goals for Scouts Canada’s five priorities.

In saying thank you to Shawn we are  also  saying welcome to Harry Niezen who has volunteered to be acting Interim Area Commissioner for North Waterloo. We are  confident in Harry’s leadership for the Area and we would ask you all to support him in his role. In accepting the role harry has outlined his priorities for the Area. We look forward to the future in North Waterloo.

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