Welcome to Troop 282. We invite you to come and visit us anytime.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Troop 282 has been serving Southwest Omaha, Nebraska for over 45 years. The Troop is chartered by the Millard Rotary and St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Scouting is a year-round program for young men and women ages 11 through 17 designed to achieve the aims of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster. Young men and women may become Scout BSAs if they have earned the Cub Scouting Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old and have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old.
Troop 282 has some of the best Scoutmasters in all of Scouting.
"National Outstanding Eagle Scout" & Council Commissioner Scoutmaster John Shores has given tirelessly to the Troop and its youth for the past 20 years mentoring more than 123 Scouts to Eagle Scout.
Troop 282 has excellent adult participation with Assistant Scoutmasters dedicated to tasks from accounting to first year Scouts to bridging the gap with upcoming Cub Scouts. Troop outings usually have a 1 to 4 adult to youth ratio.
Troop 282 believes "every Scout deserves a trained leader." The Troop has 10's of Wood Badge trained adults and even 2 current Wood Badge instructors, 100% Youth Protection Trained, 100% direct contact leader specific trained, instructors for commissioner training, hold district volunteer positions and council volunteer positions; all to ensure we are up to date on everything needed to provide the best program we can to your Scouts.
The fact that a person is an Eagle Scout has always carried a special significance not only in Scouting, but also as he enters higher education, business or industry, and community service. The award is a performance-based achievement in which standards have been well-maintained over the years. Not every young person who joins a Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank; only about 5 percent of all Scout BSAs do so. The aim of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness—remain important for all Scouts, whether or not they attain the Eagle Scout rank.
Troop 282 meets Mondays at 7:00PM year round. From Memorial Day to Labor Day we meet at Pheasant Run Park behind Anderson Middle School and from Labor Day to Memorial Day we meet at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Millard. Click the link above for more information or stop by and say hello.
In the Scout Oath Scouts promise:
Duty to God & Country
Duty to Others
Duty to Self
Here Scouts work together in preparation for a flag retirement and maintaining a trail for others to enjoy.
Monthly "Patrol Leaders Council" ensure Troop 282 is boy led giving Scouts the opportunity to choose everything from meeting content to this discussion on attire for camp.
Scouts have opportunities for service year round. Here Scouts collect used Christmas Trees for recycling. Last year we recycled ~7,000 Christmas Trees.
Scoutmasters challenging Scouts at the recent Christmas celebration... "What is the meaning of the 2 stars on the First Class Rank emblem?" (Truth and Knowledge) Adults are always on hand to offer guidance for the Troop 282 Scouts.
Watching these young people not only grow into the leaders of tomorrow, but doing it while making lifelong friends is what it is all about.
Scouts work together at Camp Cedars enjoying letting their creativity flow.
The World Crest is a Scout emblem that has been worn by an estimated 250 million Scouts since the Scouting movement was founded in 1907 by Lord Baden-Powell at the experimental camp on Brownsea Island in the UK. During this camp, he issued the first form of the World Crest, a copper fleur-de-lis badge, to all participants. It is still worn by 54 million Scouts in 216 countries and territories and is one of the world’s best-known symbols.
Scouts and members of the public often ask how the emblem originated. Lord Baden-Powell himself gave the answer: “Our badge we took from the ‘North Point’ used on maps for orienteering.” Lady Baden-Powell said later, “It shows the true way to go.” The emblem’s symbolism helps to remind Scouts to be as true and reliable as a compass in keeping to their Scouting ideals and showing others the way.
Troop 282 proudly wears the World Crest and models the way in our logo which is a compass as referenced by Lord Baden Powell.
No animals were harmed in the creation of this website. All information contained within is given in the spirit of our founder of Scouting, Lord Baden Powell. We thank him for having the foresight to create a program where young people have a safe place to fail, grow and learn to be tomorrow's leaders.