The Council is managed by 2 volunteers (Council Commissioner and Council Youth Commissioner) and one employee (the Council Relationship Manager). The Council Commissioner is responsible for all aspects of program implementation, delivery, service and support as well as implementation of Scouts Canada’s policies. The Council Youth Commissioner chairs Council Youth Forum and is responsible for providing direction, counsel and support to the Youth within the Council. The Council Relationship Manager is responsible for all non-program functions that provide support to the program and program delivery.
Tonille started her Scouting career when her youngest son expressed an interest in joining Scouts in 2015. Always eager to lend a hand, she soon began helping her home group at the Group Committee level. After witnessing the amazing opportunities Scouting provided the youth in St Albert, she applied for a position with NLC in 2017.
Tonille believes in providing youth with varied experiences to help them develop into well-rounded individuals better prepared for success and loves that Scouting provides a safe environment for youth to F.A.I.L--First Attempt In Learning. Tonille considers having the courage to try new things, fail, and try again as one of the most important skills we as Scouters can pass onto the youth. Some of the best inventions and experiences have come from situations initially considered to be failures--the pacemaker, WD-40, and synthetic dyes, to name a few.
Tonille loves the outdoors and when she isn't in the office she can be found hiking or camping with her family and their fluffy Golden Retriever, Davos.
"Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done." Robert A. Heinlein
Taelon started his scouting journey as a first year beaver in 2004. Since then he has enjoyed many amazing scouting adventures over his 10 plus years in the program including a few national and international jamborees, the 2017 world scouts education congress and most notably serving as a spring 2017 short term staff member at Kandersteg international scout in Switzerland.
Taelon is currently a student at grant MacEwan university with the hopes of a career in education. When Taelon is not working to give scouting youth opportunities for adventure, or fostering youth leadership you can probably find him slacklining in the park, hiking, or rock-climbing