Scoutmaster John Shores

NOESA Eagle Scout John Shores has served as camp staff at Wehinapay Mountain in the Conquistador Council in New Mexico, 2 terms as Order of Arrow lodge chief 1985 to 1987 and served on the ceremonies team, attended National Jamboree in 1985 and NOAC in 1986. John was elected as OA Section Vice Chief for the East section and served from 1986 to 1989. After turning 18, he served as Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 827/832 from 1987 to 1999 when he became Cubmaster of Pack 205 in Ft. Worth Texas until 2003.

In 2003, John relocated to Millard Nebraska serving as Webelos Den Leader at Pack 330 from 2003 to 2005. He then served as Assistant Cubmaster until 2010 and Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 282 until 2004 when he took on the role as Scoutmaster to this present day. John has served as the Council chair for Scout anniversary week, Friends of Scouting, National Advancement Team,  council’s Advancement & Recognition Committee, and currently serves as the Mid-America Council's Commissioner. 

John has numerous awards including the Silver Beaver Award in 2010, Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award in 1986 and the Soaring Eagle 

Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. But, this impressive list of achievements does not paint the picture Scoutmaster John Shores has had in Scouting. 

Enthusiasm is John’s middle name. Famous for his songbook that is always in his pack, he can, on demand, sing a host of Scout songs without missing a beat. That is essential for a Scoutmaster that has spent 1,150+ nights camping. Hot, cold and everything in between, John has camped in it. And, he’s done it all while chanting “I feel enthusiastic!”

That infectious enthusiasm has helped John Shores to Lead, Train and Inspire 123 young men (including his 3 sons) to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout. He’s been seen along the way holding a hand in the air counting his fingers and saying, “you can count on me,” indeed you are a man of your words. You have added more to the movement than can ever be repaid. We at Troop 282 are proud to call John Shores our Senior Scoutmaster. 

ASM of 1st Years Patrick Borg

Eagle Scout Patrick Borg is a Wood Badge trained leader serving as the Assistant Scoutmaster of 1st Year Scouts. In addition to helping guide new Troop 282 Scouts to the rank of First Class, he also has helped 2 sons achieve the rank of Eagle Scout and has another working towards that goal now. Pat has served as Cubmaster and has earned the God & Service award for his tireless efforts both in Scouting and through his church. 

Scoutmaster of Troop 282G Jaycob McCormick

Eagle Scout Jaycob McCormick has served as Cubmaster of Pack 374, den leader at Pack 363 is Wood Badge trained. He now serves as the Scoutmaster of the newly formed Troop 282G. As the ScoutsBSA troop grows, Jaycob watches over those patrols linked within Troop 282B mentoring Scouts including his own daughter currently working the road to Eagle Scout

Jaycob also has an Eagle Scout son currently serving as Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. His easy going spirit and willingness to dive in where ever needed means he's always around and part of the fun. 

Treasurer Kevin Goff

Keeping track of finances is the specialty of Gretna Fire Chief Kevin Goff. Kevin has 2 Eagle Scout sons with one serving as Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. Kevin's willingness to be flexible means you'll not be stressed over the Troop's finances. 

ASM Quartermaster Paul Shimerdla

Don't let anyone tell you differently, the key to a successful outing is reliable equipment kept in working order. 

Eagle Scout Paul Shimerdla watches over the ScoutBSA Quartermasters and maintains all of Troop 282's gear. His helpful spirit is paramount in the Scouts relying on his tutelage. 

Paul has an Eagle Scout son currently serving in the military. 

Committee Chair boB

Behind the scenes you may run into boB. Feel free to ask any question, he probably won't know the answer, but will make sure and get you to the right place to get it answered. 

ASM Matt Geerts

Eagle Scout Matt Geerts brings whit and the best stories one can imagine. Matt also serves as Cubmaster mentoring his 5 children through Scouting. At Troop 282 you'll see Matt coordinating and teaching Eagle required Merit Badges. He also has 2 sons currently on the road to Eagle within the troop.

Troop 282's adult (White Buffalo) patrol watching a rousing Scoutmaster minute delivered by Scoutmaster Shores.