Alleghenies

Colin Forgacs Profile

Adult Information
Eagle Scout: 
Eagle Scout
Years in program: 
1997 - 2010
Resume: 
Colin has been with Troop 8 since he was a sixth grader, participating in several venture expeditions and earning his Eagle Scout award. He is currently in Oregon pursuing his Masters degree.
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 Swamp Rat has been with troop 8 since he was a sixth grader.  Despite getting stuck in a swamp on his first campout (earning him his nickname), was recently able to escape the pull of the troop and Ann Arbor; traveling to Oregon to pursue his masters degree.  Swampy has boldly gone where no rat has gone before: Kilimanjaro, Colorado backcountry skiing, ice climbing in the UP, and rock climbing in Nevada.  Often times the troop 8 summer camp director, mention the word "Moraine" and watch him twitch.

Favorite Books: Arfken and Weber's Mathematical Methods for Physicists, British History Texts, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, MMORPG Theorycrafting, The Lord of the Rings, The Physics of Semiconductor Devices

Favorite Music: play me some music and I'll probably like it!

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Babylon 5, Firefly, House MD

Favorite Trips: Alleghenies, colorado, kilimanjaro, Northern Michigan Ice Climbing

Interests: Backpacking, Board Games, Camping, Canoeing, D&D, Looking for a Job, MMORPGs, music, Planning Summer Camps, Scheming Sinister Plans for World Domination!, Telemark Skiing

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Neale Batra Profile

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Title: 
Mr.
Profession: 
Public Health, Emergency Preparedness
Employer: 
City of Philadelphia
Eagle Scout: 
Eagle Scout
Years in program: 
2001 - 2011
Resume: 
Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Program Assistant, City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
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HAM Radio Callsign: 
KD8JJC

A veteran of Troop and Venture 8 shenanigans, Neale is now working in Philadelphia preparing America's fifth largest city for infectious disease outbreaks, hurricanes, anthrax attacks, and yes... zombies.  A National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and American Alpine Institute mountaineering graduate, he also loves to paddle/sail boats of all sorts, climb things of all sorts, and bike/ski down things of all sorts resulting in plenty of mayhem and incriminating video footage.

Favorite Books: there's so many...

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Star Trek TNG, The Daily Show

Favorite Trips: Alleghenies, red rocks, Sailing, wyoming mountaineering

Interests: ecology, Infectious Disease, Public Health, Reading, rock climbing, Violin, Whitewater

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James Dunbar Profile

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Eagle Scout: 
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School: 
Greenhills
Grade: 
12

Favorite Books: Horror, Sci Fi

Favorite Music: everything but rap

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Bones, CSI, Dr. Who, Heroes, House MD, Kings, Mythbusters, The Mentalist

Favorite Trips: Alleghenies, vermont

Interests: Camping, Cooking, Hiking, music, Singing, skiing, Swimming, Theatre

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Max Miller Profile

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Eagle Scout: 
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School: 
Huron
Grade: 
11

I'm Max, and only Max. I cook, I climb, I ski, and I fold paper into things. 

 

Favorite Books: Eragon series, Fantasy, Flowers for Algernon, Historical Fiction, Non-fiction, other good stuff, The Giver

Favorite Music: Bob Marley, Bon Jovi, Journy, Pink Floyd, The Pokemon theme song

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Bourne sereies, Discovery and Hisorty chanel networks, Mybusters, Troop 8 TV

Favorite Trips: Alleghenies, Red River Gorge, Summer Camp '08 (Ohiopyle), vermont, Vermont 09(ice climbing!)

Interests: climbing, Cooking, Eating, Hiking, Origami, posibly Ginger Rights, Reading, Scouts, setting things on fire, skiing, sleeping, Spanish

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Luke Mahowald Profile

Adult Information
Eagle Scout: 
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HAM Radio Callsign: 
KD8GWV
School: 
Huron
Grade: 
11

Luke is without a doubt one of the most accomplished and oddest outdoorsmen and senior scouts we have.  Luke is without a doubt one of the most accomplished and oddest outdoorsmen and senior scouts we have.  Luke is without a doubt one of the most accomplished and oddest outdoorsmen and senior scouts we have.  Luke is without a doubt one of the most accomplished and oddest outdoorsmen and senior scouts we have. 

 

 

LIKES:

Couscous, Linux, Google, gimp, openoffice, computers

 

HATES:

Favorite Music: Apocalypto, Kimya Dawson

Favorite Books: Fantacy, Sci Fi

Favorite Trips: Alleghenies, vermont

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Connor Thompson Profile

Adult Information
Title: 
Mr.
Eagle Scout: 
Profile Information
HAM Radio Callsign: 
KD8DZJ
School: 
Huron
Grade: 
11

Connor Is A refugee from the old B patrol that came to shelter in A. After Getting in a power struggle with ray for the leadership He graciously took the spot of APL. If you are looking for Connor you can find him in your nearest ski patrol hut or doing some strange water sport called water polo.      

Favorite Books: 1000 some page bail out plan, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy, hitchhikers guide series, Micheal Crichton books, red storm rising, The Count of Monte Cristo, the hobbit, the house of the scorpion, To Kill A Mockingbird

Favorite Music: Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Cannonball Adderly, counting crows, goo goo dolls, I'll Make a Man out of You, red hot chilli peppers, third eye blind, three days grace

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Big Bang Theory, Burn Notive, Daily Show, house, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Mythbusters, Simpsons, star trek, Star Trek TNG

Favorite Trips: Alleghenies, Alleghenies and Summer Camp (Ohiopyle), Holiday Valley, Polar bear with frisky, red rocks, summer camp, vermont

Interests: asking for a bail out, being awesome, Camping, kayaking, lunch tray sledding, skiing, sleeping, Telemark Skiing, water polo

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Fred Miller Profile

Adult Information
Title: 
Sr.
Profession: 
Proffesional Food thief
Employer: 
Any troop 8ers who hires me
Eagle Scout: 
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Patrol: 
School: 
Forsythe
Grade: 
7

 This boy has the potential to be the best scout IN THE WORLD.  He is also the center of the universe, and demands offerings*.

 

 

 

 

 

*In candy, sugar, food, electronics, manga, human sacrifices, ect.

 

 

Favorite Books: mE n0 LiKe Bo0KZ wItH LetTeRz 0r WorDz

Favorite Music: ACDC, eminem, Glitch Mob, Hatsune Miku, I got a pea, I like to Move Move it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Thrift Shop

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Neighbors

Favorite Trips: Alleghenies, Alleghenies and Summer Camp (Ohiopyle), and the one were I projectile-vomited twice then proceeded to eat a lot of fried food, I dont even know half of these trips

Interests: awesomeness, being awesome, being awesome A lot, being awesome Some more, call of duty, chocolate chip cookies, cookies, fire, puns, rock band, rock climbing, Scheming Sinister Plans for World Domination!, setting things on fire, slow motion, video games, x-plosives

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Bean Rago Profile

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Eagle Scout: 
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Patrol: 
School: 
Pioneer
Grade: 
9

Favorite Music: Boroque, classical, coldplay

Favorite Books: Dune, The Lord of the Rings

Favorite Trips: Alleghenies, Holiday Valley 2012, Summer Camp 2011, Trial of Fire

Interests: cello, computers, engineering, Java, latin, Magic, Math, Origami, Python, Reading, skiing

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