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Carmichael House Operations

Friends in Scouting,

I am writing to advise you of changes that are being made to Carmichael house and St. Catharines Scout Shop.

As many of you may be aware, Carmichael House and the Scout Shop has been underutilized for a number of years now.  The cost maintaining the building has placed a significant financial burden on Battlefields Council that is no longer sustainable.  Earlier this year, the Council Leadership Team determined that it was in the best interest of the Council and its members to sell the property, and the sale is now complete.

Effective April 30, Carmichael House and the St. Catharines Scout Shop will close permanently. Council is currently in the process of sourcing alternative meeting space for Area activities and events.                                                                                                        

Battlefields Council members will continue to have access to Scout Shops through both in-store and online shopping. The Hamilton Scout Shop will continue to operate and you can find shop hours, location and contact information on

We would also encourage you to browse the ScoutShop online. maintains a full inventory of the products you have previously found in the St. Catharines shop, as well as a large number of outdoor products that have not been stocked in-store. Ordering through is fast, secure and available 24/7. All items in stock are delivered to your door within 24 – 48 hours, depending upon the shipping service selected.

Battlefields Council and Scouts Canada appreciate your patience as we work through this transition.  Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Council Key 4.

Yours in Scouting,

Council Key 4

Ian Foss –Executive Director                                      Theresa Allen-Young-Council Commissioner

Ashley Guay-Council Youth Commissioner                 Greg White-Deputy Council Commissioner


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