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Boy Scout Troop 888
(Papillion, Nebraska)
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Chartering Organization

Our Chartering Organization is
Trinity Lutheran Church, Papillion, NE


We normally meet at the Church Center
330 W Halleck St
Papillion, NE

We use Trinity's Family Life Center
on Lincoln St, for special events only

The Troop


Boy Scouts of America Troop 888, Papillion, Nebraska, is part of the Mid-America Council and its Wagon Wheel District.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Papillion, NE, is the Troop's chartering organization.  We are excited to continue our Scouting adventure with one of the most vibrant church families in Papillion.

Troop 888 has distinguished itself in many ways.  Troop 888 has one of the best advancement records in Wagon Wheel District.  This is due primarily to an excellent program of consistent opportunities to work on merit badges and rank advancement requirements.

Troop 888 maintains a 12 month outdoor/activities program and multi-year high adventure plan.  A High Adventure Crew comprised mostly of Vacationing Penguin Venture Patrol Scouts attended the Missouri River High Adventure Base (MRHAB), Elkhorn High Adventure Base (EHAB), the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base, and the Texas High Adventure Base (THAB).  Future plans include contingents to Philmont Scout Ranch, the BSA National Scout Jamboree, summer camp at Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch, SD, and Northern Minnesota week-long canoeing.

Troop 888 is outfitted to support four patrols of Scouts and the Crazy Eights Patrol of adult leaders.  Troop 888 has 12 Eureka Timberline 4 tents, purchased in 2015, for the Scouts to camp in.  We also have 13 six-person tents in reserve to house an ever expanding roster of Scouts and leaders.  Additionally, we have 14 backpacking tents for high adventure trips, and two cargo utility trailers.

Troop 888 is a 100% Boys’ Life National Quality Unit.  Scouts and Scouters take pride in following Boy Scouts of America (BSA) policy and guidance including wearing the full BSA uniform.

The attached MS Powerpoint  presentation provides a quick snapshot of Troop 888's activities during 2016. 

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Boy Scout Power Point 2016 Year in Review.pptx A review of a year in Troop 888's history--2016  

Civic Service

Troop 888 participates annually in the Scouting for Food Drive and assists regularly at a local food pantry.  Troop 888 cleans one mile of 72nd Street in the Adopt-a-Road program periodically through the year.  Additionally, we participate in many other community and Scouting service projects as they arise through the year. 

Troop 888 Eagle Scout Honor

1. Steven Elder 2006
2. Shane Dworak 2006
3. Kyle Varon 2006
4. Travis Hunt  2007
5. Harry Stanley, Jr. 2007
6. Daniel Uttecht 2009
7. Adam Krecklow 2011
8. Russell Lewis 2011
9. Andrew Donovan 2011
10. Ryan Elder 2011
11. William Donovan 2012
12. William Norskov 2013
13. Joey Mueller 2014
14. Shane Mueller 2014
15. Matthew Bennett 2015
16. Preston Sly 2016
17. Jacob Riewaldt 2016
18. Jack Polomsky 2016
19. Nathan Kelly 2016
20. Nate Crouch 2016
21. Dillon Harlow 2017
22. William "Quint" O'Brien V 2017
23. Thomas Norskov 2017
24. Cole Mumm 2017

Contact Information

Scoutmaster: Eric Hendrickson
(402) 689-5340

Committee Chair:  Dr. Jim Sly

(402) 972-1525

Welcome Guide

So what all is invovled with joining Scouts?  That's a good question.  As with any organization, there is some paperwork, fees, and administrative tasks that need to be navigated through.  A brief welcome guide is provided below.  It is not meant to be authoritative, or the end-all-be-all.  It's more like a "quick-start" guide you'd get with a new cell phone or TV.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us using the "Contact Our Troop" link at the top of the website banner.
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Troop 888 Welcome guide.pdf