Last Updated on February 1, 2016
Tim Steele was born in 1995 in Southfield, MI, to parents Jeannie and Ed. In his early years, Tim lived in Holly, MI, where he attended Patterson Elementary. Around that same time, he developed an early affection for the outdoors and a pointed interest in computers. Tim joined the Boy Scouts of America as a Cub Scout in Holly’s Pack 43, where he remained for two years.
At age 8, Tim moved west to Jackson. In the years that followed, Tim would attend classes at various local school districts. After leaving Pack 43, Tim joined Cub Scout Pack 339 out of American Legion Post 29 in Blackman Township. At age 10, he earned the Arrow of Light and crossed over to Boy Scouts to join Troop 312 in Jackson. Tim’s Scouting career would expose him to the outdoors in many parts of the country, from nearby Camp Teetonkah and others throughout the state of Michigan to Maryland’s Appalachian Trail and the rapids of Ohiopyle, PA. Since joining, Tim has attained the rank of Eagle Scout, completed National Youth Leadership Training, earned the Brotherhood honor in the Order of the Arrow, and currently serves as a member of the Cole Canoe Base staff.
Aside from Scouting, Tim kept himself busy throughout his high school years. Tim participated in NAQT academic competitions (otherwise dubbed “Quiz Bowl”), was active in his school’s NHS chapter, and maintained a rigorous schedule of advanced placement classes, culminating in his graduation summa cum laude from Jackson High School.
Today, Tim continues his work at Cole Canoe Base and attends Michigan Technological University in the northern reaches of the UP, studying engineering. In his free time, Tim– wait, free time?