Troop 282
District K ● Northern Star Council
A Chartered Organization of the St. Louis Park, MN Lions Club

Troop 282
meets Monday evenings during the school year
at 7:00 P.M.
We meet in the
Fellowship Hall of
Spirit of Christ Community Lutheran Church,
5801 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN.
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A Day on the Slopes
Scouts spent a beautiful, 20 degree, day in January at Afton Alps.

Besides a day on the slopes, scouts were able to complete requirements to earn their Snow Sports merit badge.

Entire patrol of Troop 282 Scouts Earn Their Eagle Rank

It’s not often when seven scouts, from the same patrol, earn their Eagle Scout rank but the Rams Patrol of  Scout Troop 282 has done just that.

The entire patrol earned their Eagle Scout rank. Zachary Conati, Carl Ell-Egermeier, Ryan Gemilere, Eric Hickstein, Will Huyck, Caleb Mesick, and Jonathon Seaman have completed the rigorous requirements that only 6% of all scouts, worldwide, complete.

Mesick began scouting a year before he was able to join scouts. He was too young. His brother was a member of Troop 282 and his father was the troop's Scoutmaster. While he was unable to don a scout uniform, he still participated in many scouting events.

Ell-Egermeier and Huyck began their scouting careers at Cub Scout Pack 379. After earning their Arrow of Light, they crossed-over to Troop 282. Ell-Egermeier aced his college ACT exams with a perfect 36.

Conati, Gemilere, Hickstein, and Seaman started scouting at the age of six when they joined Cub Scout Pack 225, Den 1. They earned many Cub Scout awards and enjoyed camping at Sterns and Phillipo. After earning their Arrow of Light, they crossed-over to Troop 282 where they excelled.

Conati, Gemilere and Hickstein are staff members at Grey Wolf, the ScoutBSA National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) where they instruct other scouts in the topics of leadership skills and to live by the Scout Oath and Law. Gemilere was the youngest Senior Patrol Leader in Grey Wolf history and is President of the National Honor Society at the St. Louis Park High School.

Conati was the first Ram to earn the Eagle Scout rank in August, 2016.

All of these scouts have served as the troop's Senior Patrol Leader. The Senior Patrol Leader is the youth head of the troop. All other youth positions report to the SPL, directly or indirectly. The SPL is elected by the troop's youth members and serves a six month term.

Conati, Ell-Egermeier, Gemilere, Hickstein, and Seaman have earned their Triple-Crown award having participated in three of four national High Adventure camps; Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, Seabase in the Florida Keys, and Northern Tiers High Adventure Camp northeast of Ely, Minnesota.

Congratulations from the scouts and parents of Troop 282.

(Left to Right)   Will Huyck, Zachary Conati, Ryan Gemilere, Carl Ell-Egermeier, Eric Hickstein, Jonathon Seaman

Four Troop 282 Scouts Chosen For Grey Wolf Staff

Four of Troop 282's Scouts have been chosen as staff and senior staff members of the National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) known as Grey Wolf.

A Grey Wolf unit is led by a youth staff trained to provide counseling and mentoring to scout's from a five state area. Adult leadership is present and visible, but the unit is run by a well-trained youth staff, who have all previously completed a Grey Wolf experience.

There’s plenty of time to learn and practice advanced Scouting skills (taught by the youth staff), as well as learning leadership skills, all while living and discussing the values of Scouting.

Scouts who complete this course typically return to their home units with a renewed enthusiasm for Scouting, and fond memories of spending a week in a unit where the Scout Oath and Law are lived intensely and fully.

Ryan Gemilere has been selected as a Senior Staff member with the position of Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. He first attended Grey Wolf in the summer of 2012 and was selected to become a staff member in

 the 2013 session. This will be Ryan's fifth year on staff and was the youngest Senior Patrol Leader in Grey Wolf history. Ryan is currently the troop's Den Chief and has served as the Troop's Senior Patrol Leader twice.

Zach Conati has been selected as an Instructor staff member. He first attended Grey Wolf in the summer of 2013 and was asked to be a member of Grey Wolf staff in 2014. Zach has served as the Troop's Senior Patrol Leader.

Eric Hickstein will serve as an Instructor staff member. He first attended Grey Wolf in the summber of 2015. Eric has served as the Troop's Senior Patrol Leader.

This will Joey Mack's first year as a staff member having been a Grey Wolf participant in 2016. He will be an Instructor. Joey has served as the Troop's Senior Patrol Leader.

The Grey Wolf program is a one-week program and is conducted at Camp Fred C Anderson in Wisconsin for the Northern Star Council.