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Colin Forgacs Profile

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Eagle Scout: 
Eagle Scout
Years in program: 
1997 - 2010
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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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Steve Zekany Profile

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Profession: 
Neuroscience researcher
Employer: 
University of Michigan
Eagle Scout: 
Eagle Scout
Years in program: 
1997 - 2012
Resume: 
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. When he's not out with the troop, Steve works for U-M as a neuroscience researcher studying brain activity related to drug abuse.
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HAM Radio Callsign: 
K8SAZ
School: 
Gabriel Richard

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.

Favorite Books: Arfken and Weber's Mathematical Methods for Physicists, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: 24, Firefly, Heroes, Star Trek TNG, Troop 8 TV

Favorite Trips: Colorado Hut Skiing, Denmark Biking

Interests: boating, Camping, science, skiing, Swimming, technology

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Jack Kroll Profile

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Eagle Scout: 
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Grade: 
5

I'm a dude who likes fun.

FIREFLY IS AWESOME!! 

Favorite Music: metallica

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Avatar, Firefly, Serenity

Favorite Trips: they are all awesome!

Interests: movies, setting things on fire, shows

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Tyler Mosbey Profile

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Title: 
Sr.
Eagle Scout: 
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School: 
Community High School
Grade: 
11

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.

Favorite Books: Dr. Seuss, eragon, Eragon series, Fantasy, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the house of the scorpion, The Lord of the Rings, Watchmen

Favorite Music: anything good really, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Bullet for my Valentine, delicate sounds of thunder by pink floyed, eminem, Oasis, Pink Floyd, third eye blind

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: and Anything Comedy Central, Big Bang Theory, Firefly, Pokemon 1000, Scrubs R.I.P., Simpsons

Favorite Trips: 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, colorado, Holiday Valley, Holiday Valley 09(starting blues - be very afraid!), ones with bad weather, skiing, The one where Frisko had the bright idea to hike OVER the mountain, The one where Frisko had the bright idea to hike OVER the mountain because it was much shorter than going around..., Venture Wyoming expedition, vermont, wyoming, wyoming mountaineering

Interests: Backpacking, being awesome, Biking, climbing, Cooking, fire, food, friends, just being outdoors, mountain biking, movies, pondering life the universe and everything, posibly Ginger Rights, rock climbing, setting things on fire, skiing, Skiing and posibly Ginger Rights, sleeping, snowboarding, Soccer, the universe, video games, Woodworking

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David Michaels Profile

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Eagle Scout: 
Years in program: 
2001 - 2008
Resume: 
Seven years in Troop 8 Engineering Physics student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Research Assistant working on the hydrodynamics of leatherback sea turtles
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HAM Radio Callsign: 
KD8AYO

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.

Favorite Books: A Song of Ice and Fire (series), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy, the ear the eye and the arm, Watchmen

Favorite Music: classical, Disney Music, five iron frenzy, Gustav Holst, Jupiter, Mulan, showtunes, Soundtracks, the phantom of the opera, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Tom Lehrer

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Chuck, Daily Show, Firefly

Favorite Trips: Canoeing trips, Ice Climbing, vermont

Interests: airplanes, Biking, Board Games, Cooking, engineering, entrepreneurship, fixing computers, Hiking, kites, lunch tray sledding, nerdy debate, photography, pondering, showtunes, skydiving, snowball fights, technology, travel, winter, writing

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