Voyageur Council

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Voyageur Council is located in Eastern Ontario, hosting 7000 members in 100 Groups. The Council generally covers the territory from Petawawa to Kingston to the Quebec border, and includes communities in and around Gatineau, Quebec.

Voyageur maintains 10 properties within its 8 Service Areas which benefit members by providing a variety of locations for delivering exciting, year-round outdoor program activities. The Council also runs a vibrant residential summer camp program out of Camp Opemikon near Perth, ON for youth ages 7 to 16.

The Council is supported by the Scouting Service Centre (OTTAWA) in Ottawa, Ontario.



  • Algonquin Hills Area
  • Carleton Area
  • Heritage Area
  • Loyalist Area
  • Nepean Area
  • Odawa Area
  • Rideau Area
  • Valley Highlands Area
  • Service Alliance Area



  • Order of the Caribou
    • A recipient is a Scouter who has shown a willingness to go that extra measure, by accepting additional challenges associated with organizing and coordinating major activities for Scouting. Major activities are defined as being large events or activities held at the Area, Council, or National Level.
    • Recognition consists of a gold-coloured circular medal with a caribou head and Scouts Canada logo hung on a red ribbon, a cloth badge that may be worn on the right sleeve of the uniform in the agency badge location or immediately above any earned agency badges, a certificate signed by the Council Commissioner as well as a lapel pin resembling the medal.
  • Bar to the Order of the Caribou
    • Awarded for service in addition to the Order of the Caribou.
  • Voyageur Council Legacy Award
    • The Award is to recognize only those extraordinary Scouters who have significantly contributed to the Scouting Mission within Voyageur Council through their dedication, quality of leadership and willingness to help young people develop into self-reliant and responsible adults.
    • Criteria include: (1) A registered member in good standing at the time of the nomination; (2) a recipient of a National Service Award; (3) Continued to render dedicated and outstanding service to Voyageur Council on a sectional, group, area, council or national level; (4) an adult member with a minimum of 35 years of adult and youth service.
    • Recognition is a plaque that includes a metal emblem insignia of Voyageur Council.
  • Voyageur Council Youth Award
    • This award is presented to youth members who, over a period of time, have contributed exceptional service to Scouting above the normal program requirements.
    • Recognition shall include a certificate, a woggle and a Voyageur Council pin.

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