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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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Marty Pernick Profile

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

Interests: Camping, Canoeing, music

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Matt Schwennesen Profile

Adult Information
Title: 
Dr.
Profession: 
Student
Eagle Scout: 
Years in program: 
2012 - 2013
Profile Information
Patrol: 
School: 
Other MS
Grade: 
7

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

Favorite Music: and That one song, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN, theme from symphony No.9

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Avatar, Mythbusters, star trek, Star Trek TNG, Thor

Favorite Trips: I dont even know half of these trips

Interests: Camping, Canoeing, Hiking, Math, music, photography, science, skiing, technology, the universe, Watching Drew hurt himself

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Nima Dorje Profile

Adult Information
Title: 
Dr.
Children: 
Thing 1 and thing 2
Profession: 
Being Awesome
Employer: 
The international league of awesomeness
Eagle Scout: 
Profile Information
Patrol: 
HAM Radio Callsign: 
KD8WUB
School: 
Skyline
Grade: 
9

Favorite Trips: Summer Camp 2011, they are all awesome!

Interests: A lot, and all that good stuff, being awesome, being awesome A lot, being awesome Some more, Biking, Camping, Canoeing, chocolate chip cookie education policy while kayaking, climbing, Eating, Hiking, lunch tray sledding, philosophy, photography, politics, pondering life the universe and everything, ptitying the fool, rock climbing, Scheming Sinister Plans for World Domination!

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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.
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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.

Daniel Taylor Profile

Adult Information
Title: 
Mr.
Eagle Scout: 
Profile Information
Patrol: 
HAM Radio Callsign: 
K8DET
School: 
St. Thomas
Grade: 
7

love fire

Interests: annoying P.J. and first years, awesomeness, BMX., Canoeing, setting things on fire, slow motion

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