TRẠI KHAI PHÁ IV - Camp Chief named:
Jonathan Tri Minh Nguyen, Lien Doan Lac Viet, Houston, Texas
Jonathan Tri Minh Nguyen began his Scouting career at the early age of seven in 1998 with Pack 999 in Houston, Texas. He continued to grow within Lien Doan Lac Viet and ultimately earned his Eagle Scout rank on July 6, 2009. After graduating from Baylor University, he returned to Troop 999 and served as an assistant Scoutmaster from 2013-2014. During this time, he observed his troop becoming stagnant in growth and development, and that compelled him to act. He was motivated to reestablish Crew 999 and serve as an associate advisor in 2014. He took on the role of advisor for Crew 999 in 2015 in which he continues to serve as an active leader. His vision and mission for Crew 999 and his larger community is geared toward developing skilled youth, citizens, and leaders of tomorrow.
To develop and advance the crew and the Vietnamese Venturing program within Texas, Tri sought training in multiple disciplines and leadership development. Tri received his Wood Badge beads on September 12, 2015 and attended Powderhorn the following year. He served on staff for Powderhorn with the Sam Houston Area Council, BSA, throughout 2016 and 2017. He has also received training and is a certified climbing instructor, NRA range safety officer, and NRA shotgun instructor.
Beginning in 2013, Tri served as the Venturing sub-camp chief for five years for the Vietnamese Scouting central regional camp, “Giu Vung.” He was the camp chief for Giu Vung 21 in 2017. He was on staff for Thang Tien 10, the international Vietnamese Scouting camp, and assisted as staff for the national Vietnamese Venturing supercamp in 2014. Jonathan “Tri” Nguyen is honored to have the opportunity to serve as camp chief for Trai Khai Pha IV (Venturing Supercamp IV) in 2020.
- Hui Nhat Ly, Chairman, NVSC
- De Tan Nguyen, Staff Advisor, Vietnamese Scouting, BSA