Scoutmasters

Every troop has a uniformed adult who is their head scoutmaster. A number of assistant scoutmasters help the scoutmaster. Here are the Troop 80 scoutmasters, the year they started with Troop 80, their careers, and their comments.

Jason Lester, Head Scoutmaster

2011 - High tech manager

Favorite events are leadership training in the outdoors and fishing.

“In a small troop, every boy feels the impact that they make.”

Tim Domke

2006 - Engineering Manager

Eagle scout and range master who understands the boys and scouting as well as any of us.

“Scouting's highest aim is to challenge and support each Scout as they develop into adulthood. Troop 80 succeeds with a diverse outdoor program and strong parent support.”

John Fitch

2011 - Mechanical Engineer

Loves practicing outdoor skills with the boys: Fishing, orienteering, backpacking.

“My son has slept under the stars over 150 nights, and he knows how hard it is to lead a group. Where else could that happen?”

Cyndi Gyugyi

2006 - RN, Photographer

One of our best climbing instructors. Loves any trip with photo opportunities.

“My son discovered himself with guidance from Troop 80. It changed his life.”


Nate Gyugyi

2006 - Student

Eagle scout, NOLS grad, competitive rock climber, environmental management student.

“Troop 80 will always be an important part of me.”

Eric Lane

2014 - Consultant

Loves getting the boys out into wild places and doing social service.

“Troop 80 draws boys from all around the south bay. There is a reason they make the trek.”

John Loud

2006 - Engineering consultant

Former head scoutmaster and impetus for our climbing program.

“Learning respect and leadership through hard work and fun in the outdoors is something our kids need.”

Emilian Martin

2008 - Proud mom

Committee chair and historian. Emiliana’s husband and son were both Troop 80 scouts.

“Troop 80 is more than a boy scout troop. It’s been part of my family.”

Scott Segelke

2013 - Engineer

Experienced rock climber and backpacker.

“Our boys are getting experiences that would otherwise be missed.”