TROOP 282 Upcoming Opportunities

TROOP 282,

Some updates and opportunities for everyone!

Newest edition of Trail Smoke is out:

Lane County Roundtable (Mark your calendars scouts and parents welcome)
September 5th 7-8:30pm at the Church of Christ 2424 Norkenzie Eugene
Next months roundtable will be on October 3rd at the same time and location.
Following month will be November 7th same time and place

October 12th: Disabilities Awareness Training 9am
Scoutmaster Specific Training (this is required of all adults that attend troop camp outs) 1:30pm

October 18th: IOLS Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (this is also a requirement for all adults that attend our troop outings unless an adult has taken Wood Badge already) 5pm

November 2nd:
Den Chief Training 9am
ILST Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (a requirement for NYLT) 1:30pm

November 9th Scouting For Food (save the date)

All trainings with registrations can be located here:

Also a host opportunity for an exchange Scout:

I am currently looking for a volunteer host family for a fellow boy scout! Can you host him temporarily or for the entire school year?
I have a student, Jorge, from Spain, who happens to be a Scout! We are still trying to find him a wonderful home for the upcoming school year. In Eugene we still have space at Churchill and North Eugene High schools!
Becoming a host family is much more than just a family providing meals and a place to stay for an exchange student. Since 1999, host families have supported ETC students by showing them love, American traditions, and becoming their second family. Opening your heart and your home to a foreign exchange student is a rewarding experience that can never be replaced.
Host families get the royal treatment of learning about a new culture without leaving their home! Our students will be sharing their culture and values with their American families. They are encouraged to bring pictures of their home country, cook authentic meals from their home, and share their holiday traditions with their host family.
Students range in age from 15 to 18 and are currently enrolled in high schools in their home country. Students apply through foreign partner organizations in their home countries. They go through an extensive application and evaluation process.
ETC students come prepared to make the most out of their high school year in the US. They fully participate and integrate into their school, host family and community and then they return to their home country to further impact their world.
If you can possibly host him or know someone who can, please contact me so we can get you vetted through the process. You will not regret this experience!
I look forward to hearing from you!

Jessica Schuman
Education Travel & Culture (ETC)
Field Manager
P: 541-505-3025
E: jschuman