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Council Commissioner Appointment

Dear Scouters,

It is my sincere pleasure to announce the appointment of Nicolas (Nic) DesRoches as Council Commissioner for Voyageur Council, effective Apr 3, 2019.

Nic joined Voyageur Council as Deputy Council Commissioner MarComm in October of 2017. Since then, he has led the re-development of the Council’s communication strategies (including launching the Voyageur Trail Guide), maintained the Council website, and acted as Registrar for ScoutCon (among many other MarComm projects).

Before he came to Voyageur, Nic served as Council Youth Commissioner and DCC Membership and Growth for Shining Waters Council and Deputy Council Youth Commissioner in Battlefields Council. Nic has been a member of Scouts Canada since he was 5 years old, achieving his Chief’s Scout and Queen’s Venturer Award and volunteering as a Scouter or Activity Leader with every program section along the way. Some of his favourite Scouting experiences over the years have been hiking the La Cloche Trail in Killarney with his Rover Crew, filming the entirety of Monty Python’s Holy Grail at a Venturer camp, and volunteering at AdVenture 2012 and youth leadership conferences. Nic is always looking to support youth leaders and find new ways to engage with others and the community to make a meaningful difference and to grow the visibility of the Scouting movement.

Outside of his Scouting time, Nic works as Regional Practice Leader and Technical Writer for an engineering firm, exploring and explaining cutting-edge technologies in a wide range of sectors. Nic enjoys helping Canadian companies grow, innovate, and influence their industries. In the rest of this free time, Nic loves being outdoors, trying all things creative, and planning his next adventure.

Nic can be reached at

We welcome Nic into his new role, working as part of the Council Key 3 to deliver fun, safe Scouting adventures to our members and helping Scouts Canada achieve its 5 priorities.

Yours in Scouting,

Tim Welch

National Commissioner

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