This WebSite was started in 1995 to supply
information to Scouts that were planning to attend CJ'97 in
Thunder Bay. Many of the pages developed for that occassion
remain on the Site to provide information to Scouts visiting our
Region. Pages on Weather, Standing Camp Group equipment, what to
bring canoeing and hiking, are a few that are still
In 2002, the Northwestern Ontario Region was amalgimated with the
Great Northern (Northeastern Ontario) Region, to become the
Northern Ontario Council, covering the area between the Manitoba
Border and the Quebec Border.
Administration for the Northern Ontario Council was shifted to
Winnipeg in early 2004. The aligning of Northern Ontario with
Manitoba is traditional, and is generally viewed as a return to
our roots that were severed in the early 1970's, when
Northwestern Ontario administration was shifted from Winnipeg to
By the Fall of 2004 it became apparent that the territory that
the Council was trying to service with information was far too
large, and it was decided to confine this website's coverage to
items of interest to members in Northwestern Ontario and the
Thunder Bay Area in an attempt to improve communications within
the radius of one day's driving time of Thunder Bay. The formal
change was made in early 2005.
The WebSite is under constant "Construction" or renovations.
It has suffered ten major re-writes, as well as numerous minor
adjustments and added sections.