Our History

Troop 9266 was first chartered in 1966 with The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and remained there until the Troop moved to the Elk’s Lodge in Olympia with the unit number 186. The troop met in different locations until returning to The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in 1987 where it has continuously met, even today. Since 1995, 192 scouts have earned their Eagle rank from this troop.

Scoutmasters 

  • Bill Beckham: 1985 – 1989 
  • Bill Reeve: 1989 – 1990
  • Carl Fehring: 1990 – 1991
  • Dave Workman: 1991– 2003 
  • Dave Palmer: 2003 — 2008 
  • Barry Kirk: 2008 — 2010 
  • Jan Skoropinski: 2010 — 2014
  • Mike Coleman: 2015 — 2018
  • Will Cox: 2019 — present

Our Troop is on the move, has a positive focus and approach to Scouting and enjoys strong parent support and involvement. We welcome new members who wish to join in the fun, learning and fellowship opportunities of Scouting.

Our Story

We have a strong program offering a wide variety of challenging activities. We have Troop led camps at Camp Thunderbird and Snow Cave Camping at White Pass. We participate in Pacific Harbors Council run camps and attend summer camp in several camps, both in Washington and Oregon. We have backpacked at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, cruised the Florida Keys through Seabase and canoed the Northern Tier. We have sent scouts to the US and Russian National Jamborees. We have local hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail that have been done in a day or camping overnight. We also help sponsor the council Night Hike. We have sailed the Puget Sound with the SSS Odyssey located in Tacoma. We also like to attend hockey games, have fishing derbies, go bowling, attend Aviation Day in Seattle, swim at local pools, go roller skating, have scouts participating in Order of the Arrow and have many service projects for the community.

Meet part of the Leadership Team

You will find these leaders and many more leaders attending every Tuesday meeting and helping the scouts. Feel free to visit with any one of these people when you stop by a Troop meeting.

Michelle Chappel

Troop Committee Chair

Michelle has been involved scouting not only with Troop 9266, but also in Cub Scout Packs, both locally and in another state. Before becoming Troop 9266 Committee Chair, she served in a Cub Scout Pack as Blue & Gold Chair, Den Leader, Cubmaster, and Membership Chair. When she joined Troop 9266, she became an Assistant Scoutmaster, and Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator before accepting the role of Troop Committee Chair. She enjoys seeing the youth grow through the scouting program.

Will Cox

Scoutmaster

Will has been involved with scouting starting as a Scout himself. He earned the Eagle Rank in 2004 in a local troop. He became a den leader in a local Cub Scout Pack, along with leading many Cub Scout events including Rain Gutter Regatta and Space Derby. When he joined Troop 9266, he became an Assistant Scoutmaster before becoming the current Scoutmaster. He actively helps all the scouts become the best person they can be.

Henry Meyer

Senior Patrol Leader (SPL)

Henry is a junior in high school and has been active in the troop since 2015.  He has served in many leadership positions and has learned and grown from them. His favorite part of scouts is camping and being with friends in Troop 9266. He also enjoys working on Eagle projects for other scouts in the troop.  He is a Life Scout and is looking forward to earning his Eagle by the end of the summer.