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|12/15 ||Troop Christmas Party|
|1/8 ||PLC Meeting|
|1/9 ||Committee Meeting|
|1/11 ||NWD Roundtable|
|1/15 ||Troop Court of Honor|
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Eagle Scouts of Troop 462
- Mason Seibert - 2017. Project: Built six benches for a dog park
- Cory Huot - 2017. Project: Built pergola at the Little Canada Veterans Memorial
- Chris Nelson - 2016. Project: Collected toiletries and personal products for Simpson Housing Services
- Zack Olson - 2016. Project: Built benches for the American Humane Society
- Wade Olson - 2015. Project: Built tow horse wash stalls for the Chisago County Fairgrounds
- Nick Nelson - 2015. Project: Built patio and table at the Little Canada Veterans Memorial
- Andrew Miller - 2014. Project: Built Trellis' at the Sharon Richardson Hospice Center in Wisconsin
- Ryan Miller - 2014. Project: Built Wheel Chair Accessible Garden Boxes for a retirement home
- Cody Gross - 2014. Project: Made a Pumpkin Patch for Gibbs Farm
- Lucas Ellering - 2014. Project: Building Shelves in Parish Office at St. John's Church of Little Canada
- Andrew Frechette - 2014. Project: Made a wheel chair accessible path surrounding the Bocce Ball court at Merrick
- Robert Wiatros - 2013. Project: Built Bocce Ball Court at Merrick
- Avery Frechette - 2013. Project: Clean-Up 13 miles of the St Croix River
- Ryan Schrom - 2013. Project: Built retaining wall at Merrick
- Steven Zettel - 2011. Project: Refurbished playground at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School.
- Javier Romay - 2010. Project: Collected School Supplies for children in Eucador with the Lions Club, benefiting over 400 children.
- Stefan Bruvelis -2009. Project: Made 84 tied polar-fleece blankets for the homeless shelter Caring and Sharing Hands.
- Michael Pelletier - 2008. Project: Rebuilt a 110 foot retaining wall at St. John's Cemetery.
- Dan Caron - 2008. Project: Built multiple retaining walls around two staircases at the church camp, Camp Wapogasset.
- Kevin Huot - 2008. Project: Rebuilt two retaining walls and sidewalk for the side entrance at the Mary House at St. John's.
- Anthony Goodman - 2008. Project: Landscaping rocks under St. John's Cemetary fence.
- Corey Dowdle - 2007. Project: Refurbishing (painting) St. John's Cemetary fence.
- Drew Hedlund - 2006. Project: Downspout management, Lake Gervais.
- Brian Huot - 2005. Project: Collected children's and young adults' books for donation to a shelter.
- Tim Picha - 2005. Project: Painted all of the fire hydrants in the southern half of Vadnais Heights.
- Alec Hedlund - 2004. Project: Watershed District Management in the Lake Gervais area.
- Eric Wall - 2003. Project: Collected video tape movies and video games for a children's hospital.
- Sam Henley - 2003. Project: Planted trees along I-694 near the Hwy. 36 interchange.
- Ben Tuerk - 2002. Project: Constructed information stations/sign boards for a nature preserve.
- Mario Salute - 2001. Project: Checked and replaced smoke detectors in Little Canada homes.
- Joel Sinna - 2001. Project: Installed new envelope holders in the pews at St. John the Evangelist Church.
- Brad Richter - 1999 Project: Restored a heavy old bell and mounted it on a portable support platform for use by St. John the Evangelist Church.
- Ross Wehrle -1999.
- Tim Anderson - 1999.
- Mike Towle -1999. Project: Replaced all the wood chips and mulch around the trees surrounding the John Rose Skating Oval in Roseville.
- Gary Tuerk -1999. Project: Built and placed birdhouses in the nature preserve in Vadnais Heights, MN.
- David French -1999. Project: Labeled all the hoses at the Little Canada Fire Department, so they could easily be identified when multiple departments are called to respond to a fire.
- Ben L'Allier - 1997. Project: Replaced the cracked and sunken sidewalks at St. John the Evangelist School.
- Adam Wilson - 1997. Project: Repainted a house for an elderly woman.
- Trevor Shearen -1997. Project: Raised and reset the sunken headstones in St. John's Cemetary.
- John Hanna -1996. Project: Coordinated a food drive between several parishes for food shelves.
- Doug McMahon - 1996. Project: Youth sports rally for troubled city youth.
- Michael P. Sinna -1995. Project: Removed and installed ceiling tiles in hallways of St. John the Evangelist Grade School.
- Adam Huot - 1995. Project: Arranged entertainment and ice cream social for the elderly at Little Sisters of the Poor.
- Rick Peterson - 1994. Project: Delivered and decorated Christmas trees for several disadvantaged families.
- Rob Peterson - 1994. Project: Built shelves for the Hmong community. Obtained and erected Christmas trees for disadvantaged families.
- Den McMahon - 1994. Project: Weekend camping trip for inner city disadvantaged youth.
- Steve Dojnik - 1993. Project: Removed, repainted St. John's Cemetary fence.
- Gabriel A. Sinna - 1993. Project: Removed and installed lockers in St. John the Evangelist School.
- David Lier -1993. Project: Refurbished and built a second lighted star for St. John the Evangelist Church's bell tower.
- Greg Huot - 1993. Project: Installed brick marquee for St. John the Evangelist Church.
- Bill Thomalla - 1991. Project: Refurbished hymnal holders in St. John the Evangelist Church.
- Scott Freeman - May 3, 1973.
- Ross Freeman - February 1, 1972.
- Craig Freeman - January 16, 1970.
- Roland J. Wells - November 15, 1968.
The History of Troop 462
Scouting has been a part of the Little Canada community since the 1940's. During the 1950's, there were two Boy Scout troops and two Explorer Posts. In 1953, a meeting was held by Rev. Arthur Durand, pastor of St. John's, with the intention to establish a Boy Scout Troop. Troop 195 was established with Henery Huot, Sr., as the Scoutmaster, assisted by Lawrence Melchior and Thomas Poucher. The troop meetings were held in the school gymnasium or in the woods behind Scoutmaster Henry Huot's house. Community projects were done as part of the scouting program. The troop planted hundreds of seedlings at the Wilder Nature Center. They also cut and trimmed trees and brush from the St. John's Cemetery. The troop took many weekend camping trips, but canoeing the St. Croix River was considered quite a special weekend. The highlight of the year was the week-long summer camp on Long Lake in Wisconsin at the Tomahawk Scout Reservation. It offered many more scouting opportunities than the weekend campouts. Troop 195 grew between 1953 and 1956. In 1956, the Church was being rebuilt and services were held in the school gym. This left the scouts without a meeting place, so they had to suspend activities until November 1957. After this delay, the troop began to decrease in size and was reorganized with some new leadership in 1962. Between 1962 and 1966, Sylvester Warner served as Scoutmaster and had five assistants: Henry Huot, Sr., James Van Alstire, Jerome Schneider, Leonard Notto, and Albert Cernius. In 1967 Jerome Scheider became Scoutmaster. Finally, in 1969, Troop 195 became inactive because of a lack of leadership. Those scouts then joined Troop 462.Troop 462 received its charter in 1958 with the Little Canada P.T.A. Clint Holter was the Scoutmaster from 1958 through 1963. His assistants were Orin DeCoursey, Don Mackin, and Bernard Loschy. The troop camped both in the summer and winter. Along with the regular scout camps, the troop often camped on an island in the Boundary Waters Area. There were usually just as many leaders and helpers as there were scouts. Chuck Sorenson became the Scoutmaster in 1964. He brought with him his carpentry skills. Between 1964 and 1968 the troop constructed two totem poles. Unfortunately, they have been vandalized and taken down. In 1968, Floyd Holzschuh took over as the Scoutmaster for two years and then was replaced by Dick Ague. The year of 1975 brought yet more new leadership from Joe Thul, Sandy Sybrant, Jack Anderson, Art Wells, and Paul Backes. The troop still enjoyed outdoor camping, canoeing, and skiing. The troop became inactive in 1978. Then, in 1983, John Thuhler became the Scoutmaster. After three years as an assistant, Paul Kujawa took over and got the troop growing once again. He brought back the weekend canoeing tradition along the St. Croix, and took our first ever crew to Philmont. Paul Kujawa moved in 1993 and was replaced by Don Sinna. With help from Buck Huot, Dick Thomalla, Mike Shearen, Gregg Wilson, Mike Towle, Roy French, Len Richter, Bill Thomalla, Greg Huot, and Gabe Sinna the troop is running strong. Recently, we were trying to find a logo or moniker for the troop that would represent our city. It needed to be something special for our troop to identify with when we went to other scouting events. Little Canada is a community that dates back to the 1800's. As a small town north of downtown St. Paul, the community had been a resting place for travelers and a place to get fresh water. The people who settled there happened to come from the Province of Quebec in Canada. Over the years more and more relatives from Canada settled with their neighbors. The predominate religion is Roman Catholic. Alas, the name Little Canada was born. Since we are French Canadian in origin we thought it only fitting to use this as our tie to the past. After thinking hard we decided to try to find out the proper spelling for the scout motto "Be Prepared." This was not easy. There is not a direct translation for these words in French. We solicited the help of the Canadian consulate in Minneapolis. They called Scouts Canada who obliged with the following words "SOIS PRET." We have since painted this on our scout trailer and we have it printed on our neckerchiefs. We are proud of this connection and hope that this tradition will continue for years to come.
A special thanks to Henry Huot, Sr., Jean Donovan and Gregg Wilson for the information.