Staff Number

Staff Profile Staff Name / Position

Martin N. P. Pham

Martin N. P. Pham - Course Director

Thien Tran

Thiện N. Trần - Senior Patrol Leader

Mindy Tran Nguyen

Mindy Trần Nguyễn - Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Tu Nguyen

Tú Nguyễn - Assistant Scout Master of Logistics

Hieu Nguyen

Hiếu Chí Nguyễn -Assistant to Assistant Scout Master of Logistics

Phu Tran

Phú Trần - Assistant Scout Master of Program
S7    Jessica C. Hồ - Quarter Master
S8  Julie Ho  Julie Ngọc Hồ - Co-Quarter Master
S9  Ai To  Ai HX Tô - Assistant Quarter Master
S10  Hue Tran  Huê T. Trần - Assistant Quarter Master
S11    Tựu Nguyễn - Assistant Quarter Master
S12    Jennie Yến Hồ - Assistant Quarter Master
S13  Toan Ngo  Toàn Ngô - Assistant Quarter Master
S14  Lien Chau Le  Liên-Châu Lê - Scribe
S15  David Scott  David C. Scott - Assistant Scribe
S16  Tung Nguen  Tùng Nguyễn - Assistant Scribe
S17  Lam Nguyen  Lâm Nguyễn - Assistant Scout Master of Troop Guides
S18  Huu Tran  Hữu Trần - Troop Guide
S19  Joseph Vu  Joseph H.Đ Vũ - Troop Guide
S20  Katrina Huynh Le  Katrina Huỳnh-Lê - Troop Guide
S21  Maurice Le  Maurice Lê - Troop Guide
S22  My Nguyen  Mỹ Nguyễn - Troop Guide
S23    Dzũng Tống - Troop Guide
S24  Peter Nguyen  Peter D. Nguyễn - Troop Guide
S25  Mary Steele  Mary Steele - Troop Guide
S26  Yvonne Scordato Nguyen  Yvonne Scordato-Nguyễn - Troop Guide
S27  Kimberly Nguyen  Kimberly Nguyễn - Troop Guide
S28    Vinh K. Đinh - Assistant to Assistant Scout Master of Logistics
S29  De Tan Nguyen  Đệ Tấn Nguyễn - Staff Advisor
S30  Long Tran  Long Trần - Mentor
S31    Alina Lee - Instructor
S32    Nicholas V. Nguyễn - Instructor
S33   Hui Nhật Hui - Instructor

Bios Number 


Things about me with some random numbers:

1-  hours driven to and from scout meeting every weekend
2- the number of kids I currently have
3- the amount of months I spent in jail in VN for trying to escape.
4- the age when I attend first grade
6- the age I quit school in VN
7- the number of times we try to escape Vietnam
8- The age when I celebrated my first birthday EVER. Didn't even know my birth date until then.
9- The years I spent helping my parents sell at the flea market every weekend.
10- the number of times I took the driving test.  :D
18- The age when I met hubby.
20- the age of the marriage license.



Born in Bien Hoa, Vietnam,  in October of 1967.  Left Vietnam at the age of 7.  At the age of 12, joined BSA in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Left Scouting for boarding school at the beginning of 9th grade.  Graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas as a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Systems Engineering.  Met and married my wife in Denver, Colorado. I am Catholic, a father of 2.  Daughter is 18 and my son is 16.  I have been with Lien Doan La Vang since 2008.  Both of my children joined Lien Doan La Vang.  Through dedication she has earned her Gold Award and my son, Eagle Scout.  During the children years in Scouting, I have participated in many volunteering opportunities.  I have earned Powder Horn in 2010, and Wood Badge in 2011.  My jungle name is “Gấu Siêng Năng”. 

My personal motto is, "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might." Ecclesiastes 9:10



Born in Vietnam the year of the snake. Lost my father during tết mậu thân. Refused boarding on a flight which crash landed in Saigon.  Left Vietnam for US with my younger brother by ourselves and arrived in Miami Florida on April 30, 1975.  Graduated from University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1987 with a BS in Computer Science. Got caught and put in jail by my wife (warden) in 1994. While in jail, produce two boys in 1998 and 2000. Warden neuter me in 2001 for good behaviors. Introduced to scouting by a member of Bear patrol (TN6).  Lured in to be a leader by TN9 course director in 2008 with a T-Shirt of Giu Vung XIII.  Attended Tung Nguyen VI as a Buffalo.  Ranger kicked us out of the lake during our Outpost for bad behaviors.

The Five Śīlas (bồ tát giới) that I have taken are:

  1. To refrain from killing.
  2. To refrain from stealing.
  3. To refrain from false speech.
  4. To refrain from sexual misconduct.
  5. To refrain from using intoxicants.

To reflect on my vows for today. I killed a mosquito this morning. Stole internet from work to write this post. I lied about wife neutering me (she paid and drove me to the doctor). Have not seen wife for a week. I got drunk with the Portland staffs on my last visit. No wonder I can't get into heaven. My favorite song is Cat's in the Cradle  It is a reminder for me to spend time with my family.

Life Goal: The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others (by Mahatma Gandhi).

My jungle name is “Gấu Tận Tâm”. My Dharma name is “Thân Nhiếp”. Which Wood Badger am I?