Ed Darby – Troop Guide

Wood Badge Patrol / Critter: Fox

Scout Unit: Troop 544

District: Battlefield

Years in Scouting: 3 yrs Cub Scout, 6 yrs Boy Scout, 8 years Adult Scout Leader

Highest Rank: Life Scout

Current Registered Position: Asst Scoutmaster

Other Positions in Scouting and for how long? Committee Chairman (1), Scoutmaster (2), Asst Scoutmaster(5), District Committee Member at Large (3 – Training Committee), Lodge Committee Advisor (2)

Occupation? Structural Engineer

What is your favorite Scouting event?  Outdoor Leader Skills Training

What do you most enjoy doing? Music

What is your best Scouting memory? Backpacking at Philmont Scout Ranch

If you had unlimited time and resources, what would you choose to do?  Learn to play more instruments and more music

What are the most important things in your life?  Faith and Family

What do most people not know about you?  I almost succeeded in electrocuting myself as a child

What are your favorite movies?  Lord of the Rings, Braveheart, Dirty Harry, most of John Wayne’s movies

What is your favorite food or meal?  Mountain Man Dutch Oven Breakfast, Strawberry Cheese Cake, or anything cooked by Everett Winn on a camping trip

What is your favorite book as an adult?  Ceasar’s Legion (the history of the tenth legion), Nothing Else Like it in the World (The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad)

As a youth?  Lord of the Rings

What is something about you that would surprise other people?  I want to build a trebuchet large enough to throw a big pumpkin … a long, long way

What is your favorite childhood memory? Hanging out with my friends Mike and Hal and playing music together

What is your favorite music and bands? Maynard Ferguson – Big Band jazz,

Chuck Mangione – Jazz Combo, Spyro Gyra – Jazz Fusion, Earl Scruggs – Bluegrass banjo, Josh Turner – various including Bluegrass to Rock, Steely Dan – Rock and jazz blend,

Chicago – Rock Music, Leonard Skynard – Rock, Home Free – Men’s Vocal Quintet, Gas House Gang – Barbershop Quartet, Beatles – Rock, Louis Armstrong – Jazz, Steve Goodman – Folk,

Liam Clancy – Irish Folk, Eva Cassidy – Various and Folk, Canadian Brass … and more and more

What are your hobbies?  Music, Camping, Leatherworking, Tournament Chess, Model Railroading, Computer Gaming, Designing and Building Bridges, Teaching Scouts and Scouters Camping Skills