Carrot Scruggs is the son of Tackleford Cormorant's chief editor Paula Scruggs, and a student of Griswald's Grammar School, where he is the classmate of Eustace Boyce, Esther de Groot, Sarah Grote and Paul Milford. He is a minor recurring character in Scary Go Round.
Concerning his physical appearance, he is sticking out of the crowd due to having a pyramid-shaped hair cut similar to that of his mother's, just with the difference that he has side burns, and that he is a ginger and she a brunette.
Even though his classmates got the impression that he was a late-bloomer when it comes to puberty , he soon started to notice the attractive women around him, such as Shelley Winters. Later that year, he developed a crush on someone more his own age, namely Sarah Grote. Unfortunately, this was the time when Sarah in turn started her romantic relationship with Ryan Beckwith, which led to a jealous (and completely drunken) Carrot punching Ryan in the face. (And an angry Amy Chilton kicking Carrot's ass.)
Though Carrot screwed up his final exams in the last year of school , he had the luck to get hired on the spot by Hugo Rodriguez. (He had a vacant position to fill due to Shelley quitting just a minute before.) Carrot's job performance in Hugo's sandwich shop was so good that Hugo even resorted to telling crass lies in order to keep him: A representative of the Potterton Writing Academy entered the shop and asked for Carrot's whereabouts, because he had a scholarship offer for him - and Hugo pretended that Carrot was dead. Hugo felt remorse soon after though, so he decided to fulfill Carrot's dream of driving around in a delivery van. However, Carrot didn't have a driving license yet, and after the inevitable accident happened , Carrot felt compelled to follow Hugo's rather questionable advise: "Burn the van, burn your clothes, leave town." Luckily, this situation didn't seem to have been permanent: During her university years, Esther met Carrot again during a party at Milford's (thus back in town), where Carrot told her that he now had a literary agent, which may imply that he did get the Potterton or a similar scholarship after all.