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.
Norm started in Scouting as a youth in Brooks, Alberta more years ago then he will admit. He rejoined Scouting as a volunteer with Fort Saskatchewan Scouts when his son, Chris, joined Scouting. Later, Norm took on roles with Horse Hills Area as a Support Scouter and then Area Commissioner for Horse Hills Area before being appointed as NLC Council Commissioner.
Norm believes in the goal of Scouts Canada being a Youth-Led organization. Right from the start, Lord Baden-Powell’s vision for Scouting was of a program in which the youth took responsibility for their activities and adventures. Scouts play the most important role within their Sections, and at Scouts Canada youth are given the opportunity to create their own path to reach their goals.
Professionally, Norm spent over 35 years working with telecommunications and information technology teams ending as a systems and sales engineering specialist.
Norm is an enthusiastic motorcyclist and camper. He lives in Fort Saskatchewan with his wife, Susan, a passionate Scouter.
“There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.” Isaac Asimov.