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Eric Fretz Profile

Adult Information
Title: 
Dr.
Spouse (name only): 
Jennifer
Children: 
Abrielle and Ennalyse
Profession: 
Man of Leisure
Eagle Scout: 
Eagle Scout
Years in program: 
2000 - 2011
Resume: 
Eric aka "Mr. Fretz" has been a Scout or Scouter for 32 of his 43 (or so) years. Eagle class of 1983 in the National Capital Area Council. Philmont Alumi (1983 trek 627A2). He has served as Assistant Scoutmaster, Scoutmaster, Chartered Organizational Representative, Troop Committee Member, Explorer Advisor, and Venture assistant in troops from Maryland to Hawaii. He was the founding leader of the Victory Base Council, one of two groups supporting Iraqi Scouting, during his 2008-9 deployment to Baghdad. He lives on the Huron River just outside of Ann Arbor and stays busy with various unpaid or poorly paid jobs while his wife brings home the bacon, and he spends the rest of his time being a bad example.
Profile Information
School: 
Other HS
Grade: 
9

Eric "Mister" Fretz was slipped some Troop 8 koolaid by the Vulture in 2000 and has not been the same since.  Famous for sarcasm gone awry and kung-fu firefighting, he can be found needling patrol leaders and stealing desserts from inattentive first years.  His favorite trip so far was as a Venture leader for the amazing Caribbean sailing trip in 2005.  His specialities include baking with his backpacking oven, making smarty-pants interjections at inappropriate times, and crushing the resistance of recalcitrant Life Scouts with his "Eagle Speech".

Favorite Music: All the songs played on radio station W-O-L-D...

Favorite Trips: and the one where James got digits from the Girl Scouts as a first year, and the one where Neale et al made me projectile vomit, and the one where Steve started anti-waterfront radio, and the one where Steven stopped a bike on a 45degree slope with his face, and the one where we split the troop into two groups to give other troops a chance and then we won 1st and 2nd place, and the trip where Frisky got shot with a salsa cannon, heck they are all awesome!, the one where Ben set the aluminum table on fire

Interests: food, my kewl kids including the Mason-bot., Nature, Scouting, Strategy games

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Eric Fretz's 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.