Prince George, BC

Committee Members

Mike Gagel

Mike has been a Scouter since his oldest son joined Beavers with 13th Ryerson in Vancouver in 2011. He has held the roles of Beaver and Cub leader (presently Akela with 3rd Prince George West) and Assistant Area Commissioner for Beavers and Area Registrar (presently with Central Interior and Cariboo Chilcotin Areas). Mike was also co-Chief for two successful Pacific Spirit Area camps at Camp Byng with each event drawing over 350 youth and adults. Mike has earned his Colony, Pack, and Group Committee Wood Badge I, Colony & Pack Wood Badge II, several Certificates of Commendation, and a Medal with bar for Good Service. In other volunteer roles, Mike is the Chair of the Prince George Public Library and is a director of the BC Library Trustees Association. A nurse for almost 20 years (bachelors & masters degrees), these days Mike works as the Regional Manager, Communicable Disease for Northern Health.

JP Asquith

Youth Member 1985 to 2006

  • 5 star Award
  • Chief Scout Award
  • Queen Ventures Award
  • Held several executive positions in Ventures Company and Rover Crew including President, Secretary and Treasurer
  • Attended 3 Canadian Jamborees, 1 BC Provincial Jamboree, 3 Alberta Jamboree
  • Camp counselor High Adventure Camps (Prince George)
  • Scouter in training 1997-1998

Adult Leader since 1998

  • Wood Badge I trained in Scouts, Venturers and Rovers
  • Scout Leader since 1998
  • 5 Year Service Pin
  • Long Service Medal/10 Year Service Pin
  • Medal for Good Service
  • Bar to the Medal of Good Service
  • Five different Certificate of Commendation
  • Two different Warrant of Appointment
  • Quartermaster for the 13th Prince George for several years
  • Camp counselor High Adventure Camps (Prince George)
  • Assisted in wood badge training – Scout level
  • Assistant Ventures/Rover Advisor 2011-2014

JP has been employed at L&M Engineering since 2006 as a senior design technologist. Mr. Asquith is a registered technologist with ASTTBC and holds a diploma of Engineering and Design Technology from the College of New Caledonia (2001). Mr. Asquith specializes in municipal road and highway design, subdivision design and municipal infrastructure. Mr. Asquith has over 10 years of experience in civil design. Prior to Mr. Asquith’s employment at L&M Engineering he was employed by a structural engineering firm for 7 years where he specialized in concrete and wood design for residential and commercial building as well as steel design for industrial and commercial buildings.

Throughout JP’s career he has built relationships with local governments officials including provincial, regional and municipal personnel as well as many local professionals, engineers and contractors.

Sarah Elliott

Sarah grew up on the south coast of England in Poole, the birth place of Lord Baden Powell's Scout movement. She was a Police Officer in the Metropolitan Police, London for 14 years before migrating to Canada in 2002. She has spent the last 14 years responsible for Safety, Security & Risk Management at Post Secondary Institutions within BC. She is currently the Assistant Director, Safety, Security, & Risk Management at the University of Northern British Columbia where her portfolio includes parking, security, occupational health and safety, emergency response and risk management. Sarah and her family moved to Prince George a few years ago and she became a leader with the 3rd PG West Beavers in 2015 when her young son joined the group.

Ian Sinclair

Ian has been involved in the scouting movement in Prince George since 1990 as both a scout leader and youth member. His current role in scouting is the Treasurer of the Central Interior Area Camps Committee and manages the finances of Camp Hughes. Ian has attended Provincial, Canadian, and World Jamboree as a youth, most recently the Canadian Jamboree in 2013 in Sylvan Lake AB. He has planned and participated in various camps around the Prince George area such as High Adventures, Rendezvous, and a weeklong youth only hike through the Monkman pass. Ian spent a large portion of his youth at Camp Hughes and enjoys being able to help ensure the camp is available to today’s youth.

Dwayne Donaldson

Dwayne has been a Scouter since his son joined Beavers with 3rd Prince George West in Prince George. He has held the roles of Beaver and Cub leader (presently the Commissioner of the 3rd Prince George West). Dwayne has earned his Colony, Cub, Group Commissioner and Group Committee Wood Badge I, two Certificates of Commendation, and a Medal for Good Service. 

Kelly Fisher

Kelly was raised in Prince George and has been involved in Scouting starting in 1988 with Beavers and moving up through Cubs and Scouts. Having excellent memories of his times spent at Camp Hughes and the Scouting movement, Kelly (current 3rd PG West Cubs leader), and wife Kristy (Beaver leader) would like the continuation of memories like that for their 3 sons and fellow young Scouters within the Prince George area. Kelly loves all things outdoors and works as a Lead Hand Mechanic for James Western Star, providing him with contacts for local work and mechanical hands-on skill set.

Derrick Passey

Derrick was born and raised in southern Alberta where he had an active interest in horses, Rodeo, and hunting. He has also been fortunate to spend much of his life in the wilderness. He’s been able to take work off each fall since he was 18 years old and guide hunters in the mountains of British Columbia.

Derrick has been a Venturer leader for 11 years, assisting many young men to receive their Queen Venture awards. One particular camp won the Canadian Trails Award. Derrick moved to Prince George a year ago along with 4 of his 5 kids still at home (ages 9-19). Derrick lives on a small ranch along with rodeo horses, mule teams and African Watusi cattle.

Mark Asquith

Mark has been an environmental consultant for the last seven years. He conducts technical components of biological inventory, permitting and environmental monitoring for oil and gas, hydro-electric, linear development, and mining projects.

Mark has a long standing history with Scouts Canada, dating back to 1988. He has gone through the full spectrum including Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Ventures. He holds his Chief Scout and Queens Venture awards, as well as, winning the Amory Award in 2000. Although too busy to register as a leader with Scouts Canada during the past 12 years, Mark has helped where he could with various camps, fund raisers and leadership opportunities. He has been involved with the up-keep of the northern camp properties (McLeod, Summit and Hughes) his entire life including the past 12 years, and will continue to do so when and where required. For Mark, keeping these camps open and in good working order is a priority for the future of Scouting in the north.

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