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.
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.
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.
Pike, the current Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) of the troop and is an avid outdoorsman. He has participated in a number of venture trips including a backpacking trip in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho, a backcountry hut-to-hut ski trip in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, and a three week long whitewater kayaking trip in the depths of Appalachia.
Im crazy fun vantastic to be around but end up inflenzing all the small children into being lazy...sorry about that. i also enjoy teaching kids new things, active things like skateboarding or parkour or stuff that the troop does.
David is a student at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He's majoring in some manner of technical thing while running across the frozen lake in the winter and biking up and down the campus in the... well, ok, there's not much besides winter there.