Boy Scouts of America

Troop 282

Blue Elk District • Heart of America Council, BSA

A Chartered Organization of Trinity Episcopal Church


Welcome to the Boy Scout Troop 282 Website

Boy Scout Troop 282 meets every Monday night from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church located at 409 N. Liberty, Independence, MO.

Use the links to the left for troop information, troop photos, how to join, to view the Calendar
of Events, and much more!

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Displayed below are the 10 latest articles called Posts from Troop 282 members. You can find any prior Posts under Archives or the appropriate Category.

Thanks for visiting, and we hope to see you at our next Scout Meeting.

April 19th, 2014

Scouting Heritage Merit Badge


By Ashton England

The past few Mondays, scout troop 282 has been learning about the heritage of the Boy Scouting program. We have learned about important people to the program, events, and how time has changed Boy Scouts. The coolest part of it all was learning the history of our own troop through a video.

I know I learned many things that I didn’t know before. It was a fun month getting to learn about the past, and how many things still haven’t changed in scouting. This definitely was an interesting merit badge.

Even getting to see Mr. Dubill’s collection was amazing. He had things from the beginnings, and it was really cool to see how things like patches and uniforms have evolved. I enjoyed this past month, and I know other people did too.



April 18th, 2014

Leaves, Leaves and more Leaves


By Scott Howell

Yes, the 2014 High Adventure Group has been seeing nothing but leaves, leaves and more leaves these past few weeks. The group has been cleaning up yards as a fundraiser to help lower the cost of their 2014 High Adventure Trip to Disney World. This group has cleaned up around 14 yards to date with three more waiting to be done. So if you would like to have your yard cleaned up let the group know.

The Group would like to invite any other scouts (and scout families) who would like to go on this great trip to come and join the yard clean up group. Every dollar the group earns reduces the out-of-pocket cost of the trip. Just imagine how wonderful it would be to have all the scouts participating in this wonderful high adventure trip with very little out-of-pocket costs for a trip that will include a roundtrip plan ride, five days of fun at Disney World, to interact with all the participants, learn team building skills while spending a week with the group, money management skills, the opportunity for each scout to earn three merit badges and the opportunity for all tribesmen to spread the word of Mic-O-Say to thousands of people.

March 18th, 2014



By Scott Howell

The scouts and leaders had a great time in Hutchinson, Kansas over the weekend (March 14, 15 and 16) at the Kansas Cosmosphere. The scouts that went earned the Robotic Merit Badge and the leaders that went had a great time watching the scouts build and program their robots to perform a mission on Mars. Did I forget to tell everyone that we went to Mars.

The group got to see how the United States space program was born and how it has developed from orbiting the earth, going to the moon, to living on the international space station to now studying Mars. It was great.

(Go check out more pictures from the Kansas Cosmosphere in the 2014 Troop 282 Photo Collection.)

March 7th, 2014



By Mr. Norton

Once again we transformed the Fellowship hall into a Fast Food Restaurant on Monday before Shrove Tuesday. IHOP would be envious of the way that we perform in preparation of and during our traditional fundraiser known as Pancake Day. By the time I arrived on Tuesday morning, Mr. Bennett was cooking sausage, Mr. Blann was mixing pancake batter, Mr. Howell was prepping the grill, Mrs. Howell was getting things lined out for to go orders, Mr. Leabo was getting the coffee ready, and Mr. Verman was at the door waiting on our first customer the Health Inspector. Once we were approved by the Health Inspector we were off to the races. And I mean off to the races. The few of us that were there completely understand the meaning of multitasking, because that is what we did. We worked together as a team and found out what it would be like to work in a Fast Food Restaurant. I think I can speak for all that were there that we were never as happy as when the Scouts started getting out of school and showing up to work. They saved the day, once again. All said and done we were done and cleaned up as if Pancake Day never occurred by 9pm. I would like to thank all of the parents, leaders, parishioners, and especially the Scouts that helped make this another successful Pancake Day in Troop 282 lore.

(Go check out more pictures from Pancake Day in the 2014 Troop 282 Photo Collection.)

February 19th, 2014

Troop 282 Pancake Day is Coming!


Pancake day is 6:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014.

Please come out and help support our troop fundraiser.

There is no buffet line to wait in. Dine in or carry out. We will take your order and serve you, restaurant style.

We will be serving pancakes, sausage, milk, coffee, and orange drink.

Every ticket contains a coupon from McDonald’s. Your ticket stub will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a raffle prize.

Tickets will be available at the door the day of the event.



February 18th, 2014



By Scott Howell

What an overnight we had on February 15 and 16, 2014. According to the weather people we were suppose to have temperatures in the 40′s which would have melted the snow causing "Mud Fest", but we are camping in Missouri and the temperature never got to the 40′s. But we did have "Fry Fest" Saturday evening. Our leader’s deep fried turkeys with mash potatoes, gravy, green beans and rolls for dinner for everyone. The scouts baked cakes in cardboard boxes for dessert. Later that evening, the leaders went back to deep frying several different items for everyone to taste. Everything was great. Our scouts also had a demo on survival shelters and lots of time to play in the snow.

On Sunday morning, everyone cooked their breakfast by cooking eggs and bacon in a paper sack or boiling eggs in a paper cup. They also cooked sausage in aluminum foil and baked biscuits on a stick. It was just a great time.

The weather was great and those who went have earned a white coup for their coup belts.

(Go check out more pictures from the Landahl Overnight in the 2014 Troop 282 Photo Collection.)

February 14th, 2014

2014 Klondike Derby

2014 Klondike Derby

By Scott Howell

What a great time the troop had with our two sleds at the 2014 Blue Elk Klondike Derby even if there was no snow this year. However we did have wind. Our sleds placed 3rd (Duct Tape Patrol) and 4th (Blue Ducks) at the Klondike Derby this year. The scouts that took part in this event were able to show off their scouting skills and abilities to work as patrol and a team. Our scouts were great!


(Go check out more pictures from the 2014 Klondike Derby in the 2014 Troop 282 Photo Collection.)

January 6th, 2014

Lock-In Overnight

By Chris Toms

If you didn’t come to the troop Lock-In overnight then you sure missed out. Surprisingly we stayed up the whole night. We played games and had great fun. The pizza was great and it was overall the best overnight to me.

November 9th, 2013

Passing Out Food Bags

By Garrett Morris

A few weekends ago, Me, Dillon, Grant, and Ben went to Pass out food bags. I actually thought it was a lot of fun, given that it was really cold at first, but it gradually got warmer. We passed out a total of 600 bags, us four.

We finished at around 11:30 and went to 7/11 to get some corn dogs and soda, I really liked it a lot. I’m glad that I got to have this amazing Experience with my Blood Brother, and here’s to many more! 

October 26th, 2013

Flag Retirement – Oct. 2013 Overnight

By Scott Howell

Boy Scout Troop 282 had their annual Flag retirement campfire on Saturday evening October 19. The Troop retired several United States Flags in a very salmon ceremony honoring these flags that have severed their Country very well. The Troop would like to thank the Scouts, Leaders and Parents who were present and took part in the flag retirement ceremony.

If you know of someone who has a United States Flag that is needing to be destroyed you can bring it up to scouts on Monday night and we will put it in our box for our next Flag Retirement Ceremony.