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.
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.