About Troop 27
Troop 27 Celebrates Fifth Year Anniversary
Troop 27 and Crew 27 on the 4th anniversary meeting.
Members of Troop 27 celebrate our third year of Scouting!
April 2010 - A new group of Webelos joined us from Packs 282 and 264.
Celebrating the close of our second year, December 14, 2009
Our One Year Anniversary Troop Meeting in December, 2008
Troop 27 was named Thunderbird District Troop of the Year for 2008.
Troop 27's Charter Members at the first Troop meeting, December 11, 2007.
Attendees of the first Troop summer camp at Camp Hahobas, 2008.
About Troop 27
Troop 27 was formed in November 2007, sponsored by the Fox Island
Community and Recreation Association. We now have 18 boys aged 10
1/2 to 15 years old, in three patrols. We are a "High Adventure"
unit, committed to doing at least one outdoor adventure every month.
The Troop was voted 'Troop of the Year' in the Tacoma/Gig Harbor area in 2008, and we have earned the Centennial Quality Unit Award the past 2 years in a row; for excellence in program, advancement, youth retention and trained leadership.
We have 6 Assistant Scoutmasters and six additional Committee Members in our troop leadership. Three of us are Eagle Scouts, and Scoutmaster John Ohlson was named 'Scoutmaster of the Year' in 2008.
We meet twice a month on the second & third Monday of the month, and go on one outdoor outing a month; usually camping, hiking, biking or some other cool adventure.
We have a strong focus on youth leadership and advancement, with seven Star Rank Scouts and six First Class Scouts after our first two years.
We participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities, including Camping, Backpacking, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Rowing, Climbing, Swimming, Archery, Rifle Shooting, Snow Camping, Survival Training, and much much more.
In November, 2010, Venture Crew 27 was formed
Don't miss out on all the fun! If you would like to learn more about joining Troop 27, please call John Ohlson at 253-380-4100, and come visit one of our meetings.
Leadership of Troop 27:
Scoutmaster: John Ohlson
Committee Chair: Travis Crone
Assistant Scoutmaster: Greg Baltmiskis
Assistant Scoutmaster: Justin Amburgey
Assistant Scoutmaster: Greg Yonkers
Assistant Scoutmaster: Earl Bush
Assistant Scoutmaster: Dianne Ruuska
Assistant Scoutmaster: Jay Ruuska
Assistant Scoutmaster: Adam Plymale
Treasurer: Maria Ichiyama
Committee Member: Lise' Ohlson
Committee Member: Lori Brown
Committee Member: Annette Plymale
Committee Advisor: John Tupper
Chartered Organization Rep: Tony Moore
Troop 27's Eagle Scouts
New Eagle Scouts Alex Ohlson and Jesse Long pass their Eagle Scout board of review on December 16, 2010, becoming the first two Eagle Scouts from Troop 27.
They both received the 2010 Centennial Edition of the Eagle Badge, celebrating the 100th year of Scouting in America.
Jensen Bond and Grant Toepfer pass their Eagle Scout board of review on
December 21, 2010, becoming the third and fourth Eagle Scouts from Troop 27.
Max Reetz became the fifth Eagle Scout from Troop 27 on January 24, 2010, and Dallas Thornton became the sixth Eagle Scout on March 14, 2011.
Sravan Konda, Troop 27's Seventh Eagle Scout passed
his board of review on
Spencer Godfrey, Eagle #8
Nathan David, Eagle #9
Colin Wilson, Eagle #10
Cameron Allen, Eagle #11
Colin Rivera #12, and Thomas Ichiyama #13, received their Eagle Awards in 2013.
District Executive Chuck Johnston congratulates new Scoutmaster John Ohlson
on the formation of BSA Troop 27 on November 29, 2007.