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Brad Pritts Profile

Adult Information
Title: 
Mr.
Spouse (name only): 
Susan Pritts
Children: 
Bradley Pritts
Profession: 
Consulting Engineer
Employer: 
Self employed
Eagle Scout: 
Eagle Scout
Years in program: 
2001
Profile Information
HAM Radio Callsign: 
kd8bsz

Brad got involved when son Bradley joined the troop, and is still hanging around long after Bradley grew up.  (Apparently Brad hasn't grown up yet!)  He particularly enjoys water,  especially when it's surrounding a canoe.  

Favorite Trips: Holiday Vally, skiing

Interests: Ameteur Radio, Camping, Canoeing, Carbohydrates, Eating, music, Singing, Spanish

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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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Jackson Sweeney Profile

Adult Information
Eagle Scout: 
Profile Information
School: 
Skyline
Grade: 
10

Favorite Books: A Confederacy of Dunces, Cheapskates Ultimate Roadmap to Riches

Favorite Music: INDIE!!!

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Borat

Favorite Trips: red rocks, vermont

Interests: Biking, Camping, Paintball

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Marty Pernick Profile

Adult Information
Profession: 
Historian of medicine
Employer: 
University of Michigan
Eagle Scout: 

Interests: Camping, Canoeing, music

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James Dunbar Jr. Profile

Adult Information
Title: 
Dr.
Spouse (name only): 
Bonnie W. Dunbar
Profession: 
Research Scientist - Computational Medicinal Chemistry
Employer: 
University of Michigan
Eagle Scout: 
Profile Information
HAM Radio Callsign: 
K8JBD

Favorite Books: anything by Tolkein, At Dawn We Slept, Dick Francis novels

Favorite Music: Anthing including Finnish symphonic heavy metal - but no rap!

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: 12 O'Clock High, all the Rings movies, Big Country, Chuck, Good Eats, Mythbusters, NCIS

Favorite Trips: Holiday Valley 09(starting blues - be very afraid!), Summer Camp '08 (Ohiopyle - lovely day for a swim!), Vermont 09(ice climbing!)

Interests: Ameteur Radio, Camping, Cooking, Hiking, just being outdoors, Sporting Clays, Woodworking

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James Dunbar Profile

Adult Information
Eagle Scout: 
Profile Information
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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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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Steve Zekany Profile

Adult Information
Profession: 
Neuroscience researcher
Employer: 
University of Michigan
Eagle Scout: 
Eagle Scout
Years in program: 
1997 - 2012
Resume: 
Steve has been with the troop since 1997, in a variety of roles as a scout and adult - everything from PL to QM to SPL to ASM and now Scoutmaster. When he's not out with the troop, Steve works for U-M as a neuroscience researcher studying brain activity related to drug abuse.
Profile Information
HAM Radio Callsign: 
K8SAZ
School: 
Gabriel Richard

Steve has been with the troop since 1997, in a variety of roles as a scout and adult - everything from PL to QM to SPL to ASM and now Scoutmaster. Steve works for U-M as a neuroscience researcher studying brain activity related to drug abuse.

Steve initially came to visit Troop 8 because his best friend was joining. When said friend moved away, Steve promptly dropped out... only to rejoin the following year after making new friends. Soon he was Patrol Leader of the Second Year Scout Patrol, and later Patrol B.

Favorite Books: Arfken and Weber's Mathematical Methods for Physicists, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: 24, Firefly, Heroes, Star Trek TNG, Troop 8 TV

Favorite Trips: Colorado Hut Skiing, Denmark Biking

Interests: boating, Camping, science, skiing, Swimming, technology

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