play me some music and I'll probably like it!

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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Jason Dean Profile

Adult Information
Eagle Scout: 
Resume: 
Jason was a scout in Troop 8 for seven years, from 2008 to 2015. He is unsure if he is actually an Assistant Scoutmaster, but at this point is too afraid to ask. (edit: apparently he is not, as he has not filled out the requisite paperwork. Alas.) Jason is a student at the University of Michigan, studying everything from English Language and Literature, to Ecology, and Russian, and hopes that all of that will somehow get him into medical school. When he grows up, he hopes to be a pediatrician, as he likes working with children. (Hence his continuing involvement with Troop 8.)
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HAM Radio Callsign: 
KD8PIE

I'm Jason. I was a scout in Troop 8 for seven years, and now am what passes for an adult volunteer around here. As a scout, I held many leadership positions, including : Not-even-APL, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, (All four of those in the span of one year!) Senior Patrol Leader (for like 1.75 years) and finally, Elder Patrol Z Scout who Does Nothing. (For the remaining .25 years.) Right now I'm a sophomore year at the University of Michigan, and I'm planning on doing pre-med.

Favorite Books: A Confederacy of Dunces, A Modest Proposal, Batman Comics, Cat's Cradle, Catch-22, Comics, Dr. Seuss, Ender's Game, Fantasy, Gulliver's Travels, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Infinite Jest (If I ever finish it...), my calculus textbook, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Shakespeare, the Epic of Gilgamesh, The Fault In Our Stars, The Great Gatsby, The Kite Runner, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, To Kill A Mockingbird, Watchmen

Favorite Music: Broken Bells, Disney Music, play me some music and I'll probably like it!, Queen, That one song, The Killers, The Pokemon theme song

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: A Fistful of DOllars, American Beauty, Better Call Saul, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Broadchurch, Danger 5, Dr. Who, Fargo (the movie), Fargo (the show), For a Few Dollars More, Friday Night Lights, House M.D., Inception, James Bond, Lost, M*A*S*H, Modern Family, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Mythbusters, Narcos, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Plan 9 from Outer Space, Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino, Simpsons, star trek, The Dark Knight, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, The Grand Budapest Hotel, True Detective

Favorite Trips: and multi-day logistics trips in the depths of Bob's basement., Parkour - Indiana, Red River Gorge, Summer Camp '08, they are all awesome!, Winter JLT (2011-12)

Interests: chocolate chip cookies, cookies, Cooking, Everything, food, Halloween, Leif Erikson Day, Life, martial arts, movies, Pastafarianism, procrastination, puns, Reading, Russian, Singing, sleeping, Spanish, speling and gramer to, the universe, Theatre, video games, writing

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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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