Jason Dean Profile

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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: He is now, as he has filled out the requisite paperwork!) 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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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. Much to the surprise of all of my friends, however, I want to be an English major. Simply shocking. I also kinda like foreign languages: I'm pretty okay at Spanish and am currently learning Russian. (Because I have to be special.) Apart from Scouts and school, I like to do theatre, and have acted in a couple shows, including As You Like It, The Crucible, Parade, The Addams Family, and Macbeth. I've pretty much given up on doing theatre in college, as there are just too many people who are actually good at that kind of thing. In other news, I'm looking at applying to be an RA next year, which brings together my dreams of leadership and making sure nobody ever has any fun. Recently, I've also picked up fencing. Turns out hitting people with swords while they try to hit you back is harder than it looks.

The photo at left is me with a statue of Dr. John Pemberton in Atlanta. (I'm the one on the right.) Dr. Pemberton was a pharmacist, who happened to invent a medical concoction now known as Coca-Cola. He was a true American Hero. Or, depending on your point of view, a naive harbinger of obesity and cardiac problems. In any case, I consider him a stand-up guy.

And for those of you who say my shirt is spelled incorrectly, you're absolutely right! It should be Koka-Koly, but I suppose brand awareness is more important than technical grammar in this context.

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 Americans, 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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