Bob Mick was born and raised in small town, in upstate New York. As a youth, he participated in Boy Scouts for seven years and attained the rank of Life Scout. In 1974, he graduated from high school and attended a Forestry college for two years. In 1977 he joined the Air Force. During his 20 year career, he completed the Air Force Survival Course and was assigned to Gila Bend Auxiliary Air Field in Arizona, Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas, Hill Air Force Base in Utah, Ramstein Air Base in Germany, and Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas.
He retired from the Air Force in 1999 and moved his family to Spokane.
Mr. Mick has four children (all adults). His two boys were Scouts in Troop 313 and his youngest is an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Washington State University in 2018.
Mr. Mick became Scoutmaster of Troop 313 in 2007.