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Nathan Patel Profile

Adult Information
Title: 
Mr.
Profession: 
Student
Employer: 
University of Michigan
Eagle Scout: 
Eagle Scout
Profile Information
HAM Radio Callsign: 
KD8AOJ
School: 
Pioneer

I am Nathan Patel, I joined the Troop when I was 11 years old, 7 years later I finished up my carrer as a scout with the troop. Now I am an adult leader while in school at the University of Michigan and it seems that I am probably never going to leave Ann Arbor.

Checkout My Wesite: NathanPatel.org

And My Otherwebsite: Umich Homepage

Favorite Books: 1984, Cat's Cradle, Dr. Seuss, East of Eden, Le Chien Jaune, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Petit Nicholas, Slaughter House FIve, The Count of Monte Cristo

Favorite Music: ACDC, Herbie Hancock, Oasis, Outkast

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Big Bang Theory, Bones, House M.D., Scrubs R.I.P.

Favorite Trips: vermont, wyoming, Yosemtie

Interests: Ameteur Radio, Backpacking, climbing, kayaking, lacrosse, mtn biking, skiing, sleeping, snowboarding, Telemark Skiing

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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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Colin Forgacs photo

Jack Wallace Profile

Adult Information
Profession: 
Being a boss
Eagle Scout: 
Resume: 
Teasing shane for liking hello kitty
Profile Information
Grade: 
1

Favorite Books: Ender's Game, ender's shadow, Eragon series

Favorite Music: The script

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Argo

Favorite Trips: I dont even know half of these trips, Vermont ski!

Interests: awesomeness, Backpacking, baseball, being awesome, being awesome A lot, being awesome Some more, just being outdoors, lacrosse, skiing, Sporting Clays, Telemark Skiing

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Jack Wallace photo

Francisco Contreras Profile

Adult Information
Title: 
Mr.
Spouse (name only): 
N/A
Children: 
N/A
Profession: 
Student
Employer: 
Barton Hills Country Club
Eagle Scout: 
Years in program: 
2001 - 2009
Resume: 
I was a Scout and active member in Troop8 for seven years. I volunteered and worked at Chief Logan Boy-scout camp for three years. I held Positions including Outdoor Adventure Staffer, Waterfront Staffer, Assistant C.O.P.E. Director, and Assistant First Aider. I have earned my Wilderness First Aid and First Responder Certifications. I am currently Lifeguard, and Heart Saver certified. I have worked in the retail of outdoor technical equipment. I love camping and the Outdoors and wish to share my experience and enthusiasm with the next generation of Troop 8 Outdoor Fanatics.
Profile Information
School: 
Other HS

Favorite Books: Comics, diary of a wimpy kid, Dr. Seuss, eragon, Fantasy, Flowers for Algernon, House of the Scorpion, I have too many it would overload the server, other good stuff, Petit Nicholas, The Count of Monte Cristo, the ear the eye and the arm, the eye, The Giver

Favorite Music: beastie boys Linkin Park, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, I like to Move Move it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Journey, Led Zeppelin, lil wayne, play me some music and I'll probably like it!, red hot chili peppers, Reggae, the phantom of the opera

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: American Gangster, Animal Planet!, Captain America the first avenger, Dr. Who, Dr.Who, house, House M.D., Inception, Sherlock Holmes, star trek, Stargate (all of them), Thor, Transformers, Troop 8 TV

Favorite Trips: Alleghenies, Alleghenies and Summer Camp '08 (Ohiopyle), and the one where Ben set the aluminum table on fire, and the one where James got digits from the Girl Scouts as a first year, and the one where Nathan made me projectile vomit, Bruce Trail Canada, Canoeing trips, conoe weekend, crossover campout, Fun Nights, heck they are all awesome!, Holiday Valley, Northwoods, ones with bad weather, polar bear, Red River Gorge, skiing, summer camp, Summer Camp '08 (Ohiopyle - lovely day for a swim!), vermont

Interests: Alot, and everything, Backpacking, being awesome, being awesome A lot, being awesome Some more, Biking, biology, breaking Computers, Camping, Canoeing, Carbohydrates, chocolate chip cookie education policy while kayaking, chocolate chip cookies, climbing, cookies, Cooking, debating, Eating, education, Everything, fire, food, Hiking, kayaking, law, Life, lunch tray sledding, matters of extreme yet refined class, mountain biking, mountaineering, movies, music, Nature, philosophy, Reading, rock climbing, rowing, science, Scouting, setting things on fire, skydiving, sleeping, snowball fights, snowboarding, Spanish, Swimming, technology, Telemark Skiing, tornados, travel, video games, winter

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It Doesn't Work Don't!!! Try to Swallow the Cinnamon.

Tyler Mosbey Profile

Adult Information
Title: 
Sr.
Eagle Scout: 
Profile Information
School: 
Community High School
Grade: 
11

Im crazy fun vantastic to be around but end up inflenzing all the small children into being lazy...sorry about that. i also enjoy teaching kids new things, active things like skateboarding or parkour or stuff that the troop does.

Favorite Books: Dr. Seuss, eragon, Eragon series, Fantasy, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the house of the scorpion, The Lord of the Rings, Watchmen

Favorite Music: anything good really, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Bullet for my Valentine, delicate sounds of thunder by pink floyed, eminem, Oasis, Pink Floyd, third eye blind

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: and Anything Comedy Central, Big Bang Theory, Firefly, Pokemon 1000, Scrubs R.I.P., Simpsons

Favorite Trips: Alleghenies and Summer Camp '08 (Ohiopyle), and the one where Ben set the aluminum table on fire, and the one where James got digits from the Girl Scouts as a first year, colorado, Holiday Valley, Holiday Valley 09(starting blues - be very afraid!), ones with bad weather, skiing, The one where Frisko had the bright idea to hike OVER the mountain, The one where Frisko had the bright idea to hike OVER the mountain because it was much shorter than going around..., Venture Wyoming expedition, vermont, wyoming, wyoming mountaineering

Interests: Backpacking, being awesome, Biking, climbing, Cooking, fire, food, friends, just being outdoors, mountain biking, movies, pondering life the universe and everything, posibly Ginger Rights, rock climbing, setting things on fire, skiing, Skiing and posibly Ginger Rights, sleeping, snowboarding, Soccer, the universe, video games, Woodworking

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Joe Mahowald Profile

Adult Information
Title: 
Mr.
Spouse (name only): 
Connie
Children: 
Sami Jo, Luke, Nathan, PJ
Profession: 
Engineer
Employer: 
Black & Veatch
Eagle Scout: 
Profile Information
HAM Radio Callsign: 
N8XPV
School: 
Other HS

Favorite Books: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Mythbusters

Favorite Trips: Yosemite

Interests: Ameteur Radio, Backpacking, Biking, Camping, Canoeing, climbing, Hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, mountaineering, photography, sailing, Swimming

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Seth Dawson Profile

Adult Information
Title: 
Mr.
Profession: 
Student
Employer: 
University of Michigan
Eagle Scout: 
Eagle Scout
Years in program: 
1999 - 2007
Resume: 
Seth joined Troop 8 as a 6th grader in 1999. After participating in several venture trips including - ice climbing in Munising, MI, cycling in Denmark, rock climbing in Red Rocks, NV, and sailing in the Windward Islands - Seth received his Eagle Scout award in 2007. Currently, Seth continues to help out the Troop as an Assistant Scoutmaster, and attends dental school at the University of Michigan.
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Favorite Trips: Alleghenies, denmark, Holiday Valley, Ice Climbing, red rocks, Sailing in the Caribbean, summer camp, vermont

Interests: Backpacking, Biking, Camping, Canoeing, climbing, skiing

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Nick Wei Profile

Adult Information
Employer: 
The voices in my head
Eagle Scout: 
Years in program: 
2005 - 2013
Profile Information
HAM Radio Callsign: 
KD8NVK
School: 
Skyline
Grade: 
12

This one time at scout camp...

 


Dear Mom & Dad,

We are having a great time here at Lake Typhoid. Scoutmaster Webb is making us all write to our parents in case you saw the flood on TV and worried. We are OK. Only 1 of our tents and 2 sleeping bags got washed away.

Favorite Books: I have too many it would overload the server

Favorite Music: anything but country and some other songs

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Battlestar Galactica, Big Bang Theory, Bourne Trilogy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Mybusters, Scrubs, Simpsons, South Park

Favorite Trips: Alleghenies, Holiday Valley, the one where Ben set the aluminum table on fire, vermont

Interests: Ameteur Radio, Backpacking, Canoeing, rock climbing, setting things on fire, sleeping

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Nick Wei photo