Scoutmaster Nick Brooks Reflects on Troop 1906’s First Backpacking Trip
Nick Brooks is an Atlanta-based teacher and father of two boys. He’s passionate about time spent in the great outdoors and is on a mission to share that passion with others. Nick mentors youth through his role with a local Boy Scouts troop, many of whom haven’t previously had easy access to wilderness and outdoor adventure planning.
Nick’s enthusiasm for backpacking and creating an inclusive space for outdoor skill-building and exploration resonates greatly with all of us at Gossamer Gear. Plus, he runs the fantastic account Outdoor Gear and Beer, which pretty much speaks for itself. Definitely check it out for outdoor inspiration and post-trail refreshments.
Interview with Nick Brooks, Leader of Boy Scouts Troop 1906 in Atlanta, Georgia
We caught up with Nick to learn about how he got involved with Troop 1906 in Atlanta, what it was like taking a group of young men on their first backpacking trip, and how Gossamer Gear played a role in keeping the troop’s pack weight down.
Read the complete interview by Korrin Bishop here.
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