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Council Team

The White Pine Council provides support and guidance to groups and coordinates Scouter Development opportunities. The Council also coordinates larger events such as multi-group events such as Beaverees, Cuborees or Jamborees.

Learn about the White Pine Council team, who we are and how it is managed.

White Pine Council Service Team

Council Key 3

The White Pine Council is managed by two volunteers (the Council Commissioner and the Council Youth Commissioner) and one employee (the Scouting Relationship Manager), the Council Key 3 (CK3). 

The Council Commissioner is responsible for all aspects of program implementation, delivery, service and support, as well as the implementation of Scouts Canada's policies. The Council Youth Commissioner is responsible for providing direction, counsel and support to the youth within the council. The Scouting Relationship Manager is responsible for fostering membership growth and providing support to volunteers to enhance program quality and safety throughout the council. All three work as a team to manage the council and provide support to our volunteers province-wide to deliver fun, safe Scouting adventures!

Gwen Thornton Council Relationship Manager

Gwen Thornton

Council Relationship Manager
Jeff Sauve, Council Commissioner

Jeff Sauve

Council Commissioner
Michael Nebesny, Council Youth Commissioner

Michael Nebesny

Council Youth Commissioner 

Council Directory

Role Name Email Address
Scouting Relationship Manager Stephen Greensides
Scouting Relationship Manager Sherin Bamji
Registration Member Services
PRC Processing Rosalie Pelkey
Group Support Scouter Anita Simmons 
Group Support Scouter June Fry
Group Support Scouter Lochlyn Newton
DCC- Administration John Parks 
DCC- Recognition Ute Sack
DCC- Training Tim Pollock 
DCC- Special Events Debby Corneal 
Chair of Samac Committee Dave Reid 
DCYC Marketing Communication  Dylan Pammett 
Website Brian Wick 
Council Voting Member Michael Nebesny 
Council Voting Member Brian Wick
Council Voting Member June Fry 
Financial Development  Jenevie Austin 
Executive Assistant(Mail Permits/Insurance) Rosalie Pelkey
Financial Analyst Hoa Nguyen 
School Permits Meena Bharwani 



Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of youth? Interested in a fun, adventurous, flexible and fast-paced opportunity in the non-profit sector? If so, apply at Scouts Canada today.

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Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you!

To report or discuss urgent safety or youth protection concerns, please contact 1-800-339-6643 (24 hours).

General inquiries should be directed to 1-800-557-7268 or

For registration support, including contracts/agreements and certificates of insurance; tour permits; PRC/VSS, training and/or awards, please contact our Council staff. 

Council Office

White Pine Council  
1711 Simcoe St N,
Oshawa, ON
L1G 4Y1

Contact Information 

Central Ontario Service office: 416 490-6364

Main Fax: 416 490-6911


Office Hours

Contact the Council office to book an appointment

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