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Pacific Coast Council Elections

Candidate Statements

Chris Nemeth

Group Commissioner, 1st West Vancouver Scout Group

Voting Members are entitled to vote at the Scouts Canada Annual General Meeting. During the last 2 years of in-person training sessions I’ve heard a lot about Scouters’ concerns on a range of issues. I will find out as much as I can about these concerns and represent our Scouters’ views at the Scouts Canada AGM.

Voting Members are also Members of Scout Properties (B.C./Yukon). As you know, the sale of the Scout Property at 664 West Broadway is for sale. I will do everything in my power to ensure that local Scouters are properly consulted regarding disposition of the sale proceeds.

Positions Held & Training:

  • Volunteer with 1st West Vancouver since 1993
  • Troop, Company & Crew Scouter, Group Commissioner, West Vancouver District Service Team, North Shore Area Service Team, Trainer (Troop (Wood Badge I & II), Company (Wood Badge I), Group Committee (Wood Badge I), Group Commissioner (Wood Badge I), Canadian Path (Wood Badge I & II))
  • Wood Badge I Pack, Company, Group Committee & Group Commissioner; Wood Badge II for Troop, Crew & Canadian Path; Trainer III
  • Silver Acorn, West Vancouver Civic Commitment Award

Peter Mills

I have been an active member of Scouts Canada for the last 16 years having been involved from being Beaver to now a Rover. As a youth I have attended a plethora of local, national, and international events where I encountered and learned of some of the many ways that individuals experience Scouting. My major roles include volunteering as my Group’s Youth Commissioner, Deputy Camp Chair of Camp Byng, a Senior Section Camp Assistant Camp Chief, and OOS at local and national jamborees. In these roles I focus on providing quality places to engage in scouting and quality scouting program.

I intend to help bring the vision of Scouters and Staff in line with each other. We need to take a strong stance on protecting our irreplaceable physical properties. As a well-informed member of the organization I will ensure that I vote to protect the most important assets we have in Scouting. If you wish to contact me I can be reached by phone at (778)-872-7890 or email at retepmills@gmail.com.

Peter Mills

Sebastian Markwick

Dear members of Pacific Coast Council,

I am writing today to put my name forward as a voting member for PCC for the upcoming term of the 2019-2020 Scouting year. My involvement in Scouting began in 1997 as a Beaver, and since then it’s been (and continues to be) a powerfully formative force in my life. While Scouting has taught me much about myself, the true value in the movement has been how it’s shown me how I can be a contributing member of my community, and how important it is to give opportunities like these to today’s youth.

I’ve been involved in everything from being a Youth Commissioner, delegate to Scouts Day at Parliament Hill, Offer of Service and trainer. At the end of the day, after all these diverse powerful and interesting roles, the one place that I see my volunteer time making the most difference is as a troop scouter. It’s too easy to loose touch with the reason we’re all in scouting. That reason is to provide an outstanding environment for youth members to develop their skills, and find their place as community leaders, innovators, and active people.

As voting member it is my intention to cast my vote in a manner that fully takes into account the interests, thoughts, and aspirations of youth and scouters in PCC.

Thank you for considering me and I hope to represent you in the coming Scouting year.

YiS,

Sebastian Markwick

Vincent Wong

I am currently the Pacific Coast Council Youth Commissioner as well as the vice president of the 46th Chown Venturer Company. Within Scouting, I have taken on many leadership roles and have organized multiple council events/ceremonies; such as the new Youth Leadership Training Pilot, Bring a Friend, GC event, Queen’s Venturer Award Ceremony and Chief Scouts Award Ceremony. Outside of Scouting, I currently attend Prince of Wales Secondary School in Vancouver and I am an active volunteer within my community. I have volunteered with the Vancouver Poppy Foundation, UBC Bike Kitchen, Renfrew Park Community Centre and my school’s student council.

I am passionate about youth leadership and I am committed to the 5 Priorities of Scouts Canada as well as the continued implementation of the Canadian Path. I am standing for election for Scouts Canada youth voting member to ensure that the youth of Pacific Coast Council are involved and engaged in decisions that impact their scouting experience.