Robert Kinsey Wood, 27, was a fast learner, bright student

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 | 11:05 p.m. CDT; updated 9:46 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 22, 2012

COLUMBIA — As a child, Robert Wood was involved with the Boy Scouts of America, and after dedicating several years to the program, he was awarded with the rank of Eagle Scout. He was even invited to be a member of the group's honor society, the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, open to campers who prove their leadership abilities.