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Neale Batra Profile

Adult Information
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.
Profile Information
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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Max Miller Profile

Adult Information
Eagle Scout: 
Profile Information
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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Ray Batra Profile

Adult Information
Eagle Scout: 
Eagle Scout
Years in program: 
2004 - 2011
Profile Information
HAM Radio Callsign: 
KD8DVG
Ray, a student at the University of Michigan and a product of this troop, is a new Assistant Scoutmaster and quickly learning the ways of old age and treachery.  He likes to philosophize, play music (trumpet+drums), and redesign the public education system in America.  Ray also loves Coca-Cola, Reeses, and sleep.     

Favorite Books: airborn, Digital Fortress, ender's shadow, the ear the eye and the arm, The Giver, the house of the scorpion, To Kill A Mockingbird

Favorite Music: Andrew Bird, anything but country, Bob Marley, eminem, IZ, K'naan, old maroon 5, Reggae, RHCP, Ronald Jenkees, the beatles

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: American Gangster, Bourne Ultimatium, EPSN, Inception, Sherlock Holmes, Simpsons, The Daily Show

Favorite Trips: Bruce Trail Canada, Holiday Valley, polar bear, Summer Camp 08 and 09, Venture Wyoming expedition, Vermont ski!

Interests: climbing, debating, drumming, football, free time, friends, history, lacrosse, law, music, philosophy, politics, Reading, skiing, sleeping

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Bean Rago Profile

Adult Information
Eagle Scout: 
Profile Information
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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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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Ed Karls Profile

Adult Information
Title: 
Mr.
Spouse (name only): 
Marci Lesperance
Children: 
Michelle Maria Melanie
Profession: 
Market Research
Employer: 
University of Michigan Health System
Eagle Scout: 
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Interests: Board Games, Camping, Canoeing, Cooking, fire, French, Hiking, just being outdoors, movies, music, politics, Reading, sailing, scoutings, statistics, Strategy games, viola

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