Tri-Shores Council is a principle volunteer support division of Scouts Canada with a geographic focus of Southwestern Ontario. Tri-Shores Council is one of 20 Councils that comprise Scouts Canada and one of eight that operate within Ontario. Tri-Shores is made up of nine Areas and eight camps.
Tri-Shores Council was formed in the early twenty-first century as an amalgamation of smaller geographic Regions such as the Great Lakes Region which encompassed London to Windsor. Within these regions were Districts such as London which ultimately were the home to many Groups. Following the change, Districts were renamed Areas. Likewise, at this time the Provincial Council for Ontario was disbanded. It is important to keep in mind that there is some fluidity overtime with regard to the specific geographic boundaries of both Councils, Areas, and even sometimes Groups.
A year after the |2011 uniform revision, Councils across the country looked towards the creation of a new crest to match the new uniform. The shape also changed, going from a square or rectangle to a more complex shape that features an ellipses top with a rounded rectangular base. In Tri-Shores a call was put out to youth to design the crest. The winning entry featured above was originally drawn by Creighton Avery and released in 2012.
Tri-Shores Council was both a volunteer support division and an administrative division with fiscal responsibilities up until around 2016. It was at this time the National Council absorbed Council budgets, etc. to streamline the accounting process and better manage the administrative costs associated with the organization.
There are nine Areas in Tri-Shores Council:
- Bluewater Area
- Chatham-Kent Area
- Elgin Area
- Essex Area
- Frontier Area
- London Area
- Mindaamin Area
- Sydenham Area
- Windsor Area
There are eight camps in Tri-Shores Council:
Unfortunately Camp Timken closed in June 2016.
Past Council Commissioners
|Bernie Avery||July 2012||February 2016|
|Sandi Burns||February 2016||August 2019|
Note: As of 2016 Councils became apart of the National council and no longer report out individually.