Name: David Abraham Prestia
Wood Badge Staff Position: Assistant Scribe
Wood Badge Patrol/Critter: Buffalo
Scout Unit: Troop 736
Years in Scouting: Adult(9), Youth(5) Highest Rank: Star
Current Registered Position: Assistant Scoutmaster
Other Positions in Scouting and for how long:
World Scouting Jamboree Scoutmaster (1)
World Scouting Jamboree Assistant Scoutmaster (1)
National Scouting Jamboree Assistant Commissary Officer (1)
Occupation: At Large
Employer: Principal at Prestia Insurance Agency, July 1999 – December 2011
What is your favorite Scouting Event?
World Scouting Jamboree-Sweden
World Scouting Jamboree-United Kingdom
Philmont Training Center
What do you most enjoy doing?
I am at home in the outdoors doing most any activity such as; hiking, camping, kayaking, hunting, fishing and sporting clays.
If you had unlimited time and resources, what would you chose to do?
I would travel around the world in search of understanding humanity in order to promote global harmony.
When you daydream, what do you see yourself doing?
I see myself standing on a vista looking at an exotic landscape by the sea.
What are the three most important things in your life?
Family, Health and Friends
What do most people not know about you?
I am not the person that I appear to be.
If you were a movie star, who would you be and why?
Jimmy Stewart, he was in many great movies, was truly an old school Hollywood Star, that maintained a “good guy” image throughout his life. He was just another great guy born and raised in Pennsylvania, like me.
If you had a super power, what would it be?
I would like to have all the answers; Lord knows that at my best I am lucky to exceed being correct 50% of the time.
What is your favorite food or meal?
Chicken Cordon Bleu, I just love the combination of the bread crumbs, chicken, ham and melted Swiss cheese.
What is something silly about you that would surprise other people?
I am sometimes known as a human Rand McNally (GPS).
What is your favorite childhood memory?
Boy Scout summer camp at Hidden Valley, late afternoon, merit badge classes completed for the day, just hanging in the woods, relaxing before dinner was served.
What are your hobbies?
Yoga, Meditation, College Football, and Travel
What is your favorite music and bands?
I love all music, some of my favorite performers are; Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Jimmy Buffet, Elton John, David Bowie, Zack Brown, Garth Brooks, Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5, John Coltrane and Billie Holiday.