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Nathan Patel Profile

Adult Information
Title: 
Mr.
Profession: 
Student
Employer: 
University of Michigan
Eagle Scout: 
Eagle Scout
Years in program: 
2002 - 2009
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 am finishing up my carrer as a scout with the troop, and it has been the best 7 years of my life!!

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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Tim Kenny Profile

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Eagle Scout: 
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Tim is one of our most talented young outdoorsman.   A master of skiing everything from glades to moguls, he's the stalwart leader of many a Death March in Patrol D.   One of the best additions to the Patrol Leader's Council in recent years, we look forward to fantastic things with Tim in the years ahead.

Favorite Books: hitchhikers guide series, I have too many it would overload the server

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: all the Rings movies, Firefly, house, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Simpsons

Favorite Trips: wyoming mountaineering

Interests: climbing, drumming, Scheming Sinister Plans for World Domination!, setting things on fire, sleeping, Telemark Skiing

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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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Jack Wallace Profile

Adult Information
Profession: 
Being a boss
Eagle Scout: 
Resume: 
Teasing shane for liking hello kitty
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Patrol: 
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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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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Nathan Mahowald Profile

Adult Information
Eagle Scout: 
Profile Information
Grade: 
10

Favorite Music: I'll Make a Man out of You, The Pokemon theme song baby!

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Pokemon 1000

Favorite Trips: Vermont 09(ice climbing!)

Interests: Scheming Sinister Plans for World Domination!, setting things on fire, skiing, Telemark Skiing

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Mark Schulte Profile

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Eagle Scout: 
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Now at the University of Michigan, studying Computer Engineering. Mark, once a scout in troop 8, is now a young assistant scoutmaster. Asides from skiing, climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, and just about anything outdoors, Mark also enjoys being a computer geek. He spends an inordinate amount of time playing with computers, and enjoys any computer troubleshooting problem, or coding challenge.

Favorite Books: 1776, Hop on Pop, In the President's Secret Service, The U.S.S. Seawolf

Favorite Music: Rock

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Bones, Bourne Trilogy, house, Human Target, Master and Commander, Patton, Pysch

Favorite Trips: Holiday Valley, Summer Camp '08, Venture Wyoming expedition, vermont

Interests: climbing, food, kayaking, rowing, skiing, Telemark Skiing

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