Our Eagle Scouts!
Chris Olson American Legion 2:00PM November 18, 2001
Chris Olson's scouting career starts in a well known city by the name of Tucson, Arizona. Here he joined the Cub Scouts, Pack 784. Then he moved to San Francisco, CA, where he joined the Boy Scouts and achieved the rank of First Class, Troop 77. With another move he continued his work with Troop 191, Mora, MN. In 1997 Chris went to the National Jamboree. He has also been on many High Adventures such as Florida Sea Base. Chris is now a Brotherhood member in the Order of the Arrow. For the future Chris plans to pursue a career in the Military.
(See Meet the Leaders for Chris' current activities within Troop 191)
Dennis Lee Hansen March 9, 1997
Dennis has started his trail to Eagle as a Cub Scout in Mora Pack 193, when he was 8 years old. Where he rose through the ranks, earning his Arrow of Light upon his graduation. In the sixth grade he joined the Boy Scout Troop 191. Dennis has held the position
of Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for three years and is currently the Senior Patrol Leader.
Camps and traveling have been an important part in many events, worked as a Counselor in Training for Camp Cuyuna, near Brainerd, MN. He has been a counselor and the Assistant Waterfront Director for Camp Sterns, near South Haven, MN. Dennis has participated in a Philmont trek, in New Mexico and two National Order of the Arrow Conferences in Indiana. In 1993 Dennis was elected by his fellow troop members to be a member of the Order of the Arrow, an organization created to recognize those who best exemplify the scout oath and law. Since then, he has held several offices in this organization. Dennis is currently the Lodge Vice Chief of Native American Affairs, for Naguonabe Lodge #31.
The eagle project Dennis selected, was to build and set up Wood Duck houses around the Mora area, including Mora Lake, the slew near the Trailview Middle School and Knife Lake.
Dennis is now a Senior at Mora High School and a regular on the Honor Roll.
Dennis is the son of Albert and Denise Hansen.
Bob Dallin September 18, 1988
Bob Dallin, son the Steve & Pattie, was in Cub Scouts in the Evergreen Council in Marysvill, Washington. He joined Troop 191 after moving to Mora. Bob has been active in Troop 191 for the last 5 years. He served as Patrol Leader, Quarter Master and Librarian.
Bob was elected into the membership of the Order of the Arrow of Naguanabe Lodge #31, and is secretary treasure of the East Senic Chapter.
Bob's community service Eagle Project was to sand and paint the benches on main street of Mora.
(See Meet the Leaders for Bob's current activities within Troop 191)
David Paul Tatro Sunday, June 7, 1992
David started scouting with Mora Cub Scout Pack 193. Upon graduation with the Arrow of Light he joined Mora Boy Scout Troop 191. He has participated in various short term camping adventures sponsored by Central Minnesota council as well as long term camping, three years at Tomahawk, two years at Cuyuna and two years at OKPIK. These camping experiences have given David the necessary skills for his next adventure at Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico where he will be working on a trail crew.
During the summer of 1990 David served as a CIT at Cuyuna and was a delegate to the National Order of the Arrow 75th Anniversary Conclave in Bloomington, IN. He worked on staff at Cuyuna in skillcraft and rank advancement program area in the summer of 1991.
The troop elected David into the Order of the Arrow in 1989. He is currently a Brotherhood member of Naguonabe Lodge and has been active on the dance team for the last three years, doing Indian Ceremonial dancing at various scouting and community events.
Currently a Mora High School sophomore, David is active in Future Farmers of America on the soil and water and floriculture judging teams. He is also active in Cross Country Running and Skiing, and Track.
Future plans include staying active with his troop by sharing the experience he has gained with other scouts. After graduating from high school he plans to enter college in Automotive Design and technology.
Steven Everett Sunday, February 2, 1992 3:00PM
- Started Cub Scouts in the 3rd grade at Upsala, MN (1982)
- Started Boy Scouts with the Arrow of Light Award (1984)
- Joined Troop 424 in Excelsior, MN (1984)
- Participating in Junior Leadership Training Camp (JLTC)
- Attended STEW (Part II of JLTC)
- Staff member for JLTC
- Participated in Order of the Arrow (OA) 1987
- Started Troop 191 in Mora, MN (1988)
- Earned Brotherhood Rank in OA (1990)
- Chapter Chief, Order of the Arrow (1991)
- Awarded Camper of the Year (1990)
- Held the following positions: Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Chaplain's Aid, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader
- Other activities: National Honor Society, Mora High School; Awards in Speech and Band; Named to Legion Boys State (1991); Playing Keyboard for Contemporary Service at church; Photographer for Teens Encounter Christ; Interests in Business Management and Photography
- Currently attending Augsburg College under PSO Program
- Son of David and Karen Everett. 1 brother, Matt, age 12
Jacob Stephen Kleist April 19, 1997
Jacob has been involved in Boy Scouting since the second grade, when he joined Cub Scouts. He joined Pack 193, and earned his Bobcat, Wolf, and Webelos badges. He earned the Arrow of Light, which is the highest award in Cub Scouts.
At the end of 5th grade, Jake joined Troop 191. Jake has held leadership positions in the troop including Quartermaster and Senior Patrol Leader.
Jake has always enjoyed camping with the troop, and attends as many camping events as he can. He has joined the troop at Cuyuna Boy Scout camp each summer, and worked as a Counselor in Training during the summer of 1996. During the summer of 1997, Jake attended National Boy Scout Jamboree in Fort AP Hill, VA as assistant patrol leader, with fellow troop members Tony Kleist, Chris Olson, and Ryan Hobrock.
Jake chose to improve the Jaycee's ball field for his Eagle project. He and his volunteers planted 24 6-foot tall trees around the perimeter of the park, and kept them watered during the hot summer of 1997.
Jake turned 18 in 1997, and continues to enjoy Scouting as an adult. He is currently serving as Assistant Den Leader for a Webelos den, and as Assistant Scoutmaster to Troop 191.
Darin Erickson November 22, 2009
Darin Erickson is the son of Lynn and Peggy Erickson. He is a member of the Mora Boy Scout Troop 191. He will receive his Eagle Scout Award today. The Eagle Scout Award is the highest award that a Scout can earn. Darin has been a participant in Scouts for twelve years. He has been in all levels of Scouting including Cub Scouts, Webelos, and Boy Scouts. Darin also earned a membership in the Naguonabe Lodge #31 of the Order of Arrow. This award is given based on character and leadership.
A major requirement prior to receiving the Eagle Scout Award is the completion of a community service project. Darin coordinated the restructure of the shot put area at Trailview Middle School for the High School Track and Field Team.
Darin has been an active member in extra-curricular activities at Mora High School and is a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church. He will graduate in 2010. His future plans are undecided at this time.
Christopher Petroskas Sunday, March 15, 1992
Chris started Scouting with Mora Pack 193. Upon graduation with the Arrow of Light, he joined Mora Troop 191.
Activities have played an important part of Chris' Scouting experience. Long term camping with the Troop at Crow Wing, Tomahawk, and Cuyuna and numerous short term council camporee events, in addition to several treks to the OKPIK winter camping program at Somers Base, honed the skills necessary for his most recent adventure, as a member of the Philmont Trail Crew, Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico.
During the summer of 1989, Chris served as a CIT at Tomahawk, and was a member of Council Troop 522 at the National Jamboree at Ft. A.P. Hill in Virginia.
The Troop elected Chris to the Order of the Arrow. He has served as a Chapter Vice-Chief and a delegate to the National Order of the Arrow Conference in Bloomington, Indiana. He is a Brotherhood member of Naguonabe Lodge.
This summer Chris will participate in the Philmont Rayado Program and the National Order of the Arrow Conference in Knoxville, TN.
Nominally a Mora High School Junior. Chris is also enrolled fulltime at Cambridge Community College. He will bypass his school senior year and enroll at the University of MN in the fall.
While in high school, Chris has represented the school as a member of the Knowledge Bowl team and was a finalist at the state Future Farmers of America contest in St Paul. He will compete at the state level in the upcoming current events contest in St Paul. He is a regular on the Honor Roll.
Chris selected as his project the task of locating and documenting the graves of community veterans.
Chris is the son of Linda Koelman and John Petroskas.
Troy Erickson April 23, 1989
Troy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Erickson, has been involved in Scouting since joining Cub Pack 193. Upon graduation from Cub Scouts, Troy became a member of Troop 191. While active with the troop, Troy participated in numerous local and council activities, and attended the 1985 National Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia.
Troy was elected by the troop into the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's honor camping organization. He is currently a Brotherhood member of Naguonabe Lodge. His leadership roles within the troop include almost every position.
As his Eagle Project, Troy took the leadership of a project to develop and assign new fire members in Arthur Township.
Currently a Senior at Mora High School, Troy plans to enter the United States Marine Corps in the fall, where he continues his education. While in high school, Troy has been active in hockey, football, and baseball.
Jeffery Scott Sheggrud February 26, 1995
Jeff Sheggrud, son of Gene and Margaret, became a Cub Scout in the Central MN Council in 1984.
He graduated into Troop 191 in May, 1987, where he has been active since.
In Troop 191, Jeff has served as Bugler, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Scribe, Assistant Patrol Leader and Webelos Den Chief. He is now a registered Assistant Scoutmaster and a Merit Badge Counselor.
Jeff was elected into the membership of the Order of the Arrow of Naguonabe Lodge #31. He then earned the rank of Brotherhood in 1991 and received the Vigil Honor in July 1993. He served as Lodge Secretary in 1994 and was very active in the Dance and Ceremony Team.
Jeff's Community Service Eagle Project was to distribute to community members a Home Safety Checklist. Also included was a packet of safety materials dealing with home safety, disposal of medications and environmental safety issues we meet in our homes every day.
Jeff is currently a HN in the Hospital Corps of the United States Navy. He is currently stationed at Camp LeJeune, NC and in April, he will be transferred to Charleston, SC.
(See Meet the Leaders for Jeff's current activities within Troop 191)
Steve Dallin September 7, 1986
Steve Dallin, son of Steve and Pattie Dallin, was in Cub Scouts in the Evergreen Council in Marysville, Washington, and joined Troop 191 after moving to Mora. Steve has been active in Troop 191 for the last six years. He has served as patrol leader, senior patrol leader and as junior assistant scoutmaster. He was elected into the membership of Naguanabe Lodge #31.
Steve's community service Eagle project was to see to the painting of each residence's number upon the curb in front of each home.
Steve is a senior at Mora High School. Following graduation, Steve plans to further his education in the field of computers. He also plans on further scouting experiences in the future.
(See Meet the Leaders for Steve's current activities within Troop 191)
Sean Thomas Wachsmuth October 18, 1997
Sean started on his trail to Eagle as a Tiger Cub in Greenbush, MN. When his family moved to Mora, he joined Pack 193 as a second grader. As a Cub Scout he earned many merit badges including the Arrow of Light. In the sixth grade he joined Troop 191 where he has held leadership positions as Assistant Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader.
Camping has always been a favorite activity of Sean's, from weekends at Parker Scout Camp to camping outside in the snow shelters at Winter Camp. He participated in a Philmont trek in New Mexico and National Order of the Arrow Conferences in Indiana. To be a member of the Order of the Arrow you need to be elected by the members of your troop. It is an organization created to recognize scouts who exemplify the scout oath and law. Sean has held several offices in this organization including being currently the Lodge Chief of Naguonabe Lodge 31.
Sean worked as a Counselor in Training at Camp Cuyuna and last summer as a Commissioner at Many Point Scout Camp near Detroit Lakes.
For Sean's Eagle scout project, he redid the nursery at this church. This included cleaning, painting, and decorating.
Sean is the son of Tom and Donna Wachsmuth of Mora.
Ryan began his scouting experience when he joined the Tiger Cubs in 1987. He continued his scouting experience by joining Cub Scout Troop 193, Pack 5 with Den Leaders Lanny and Pam Fitzsimmons. Ryan advanced through the Cub Scout ranks and joined Boy Scout Troop 191 in 1991.
As a Boy Scout, Ryan attended week long summer camps, participated in winter camping, scouting for food, recycling, adopt a highway and numerous other scouting activities. Ryan was inducted into the Order of the Arrow in 1993, his first year of eligibility. Ryan served as assistant Scoutmaster during 1998-99.
The highlights of Ryan's Scouting experience was his participation in the National Jamboree in Washington, D.C. which he attended with Tony Kleist, Jacob Kleist, and Chris Olson.
Ryan's Eagle project was to clear out and clean up the Paradise Theater. He received assistance from many current and past Boy Scout members and troop leaders.
The success of Ryan's scouting experience was a result of the guidance and assistance he received from Troop Leader John Petroskas, Assistant Troop Leader Steve Dahlin, Bobby Dahlin, and Cindy Kleist.
Ryan D Yankowiak June 27, 2004
Ryan's trail to Eagle began at his first meeting. There was never any question that he would become and Eagle Scout. Early on, his leadership was recognized by those around him; he served as Senior Patrol Leader, or Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for several years!
The Troop's trek to Sea Base in the Florida Keys was but one of Ryan's memorable adventures; he also attended the National Jamboree in Virginia and served as a delegate to the National Order of the Arrow Conference in Tennessee. Ryan summer camped with the troop at Cuyuna, Wilderness, and Phillips Scout Reservation.
Boy Scouts' honor society is the Order of the Arrow; because of his character and leadership, Ryan was elected to membership in Naguonabe Lodge #31, where he is currently a Brotherhood member.
The Eagle Scout Project Ryan selected was to refurbish Sunrise Park in Mora. Trees were replaced, a picnic grill was installed, and parking barriers were set.
An excellent student, Ryan has participated in many school activities, but none so rewarding as his role as tutor to younger students. Ryan has enlisted in the United States Army and will specialize in aviation, where he hopes to become a pilot.
Onward and Upward, Ryan! We are proud to see you follow your dreams! Ryan is the sone of Doug and Randi Yankowiak.