Ryan joined Troop 17 in November of 2009 after achieving his Arrow of Light from Pack 495.

Ryan completed his First Class requirements in just 15 months. And in his subsequent advancements, he progressed in a steady and consistent manner towards his Eagle award.

Ryan’s leadership responsibilities have included serving as the Patrol Leader of the Stag Patrol, from January 2012 to July of 2013. He led his patrol to a first place finish in the 2012 Spring Camporee. Ryan then became a Troop Instructor where his duties included teaching scouting skills and assisting with organizing outdoor activities. He became Assistant Senior Patrol Leader in April 2014 and Senior Patrol Leader the following November, going on to serve as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.

Ryan’s participation in the troop’s outdoor program has included campouts, camporees, hikes, and seven years at summer camp for a total of 95 nights and 125 miles. In the summer of 2015, he was a member of a backpacking trek with our troop at Philmont Scout Ranch – scouting’s high adventure ranch in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northeast New Mexico. In recognition of his camping and leadership skills, Ryan was elected by his fellow scouts in 2014 to the Order of the Arrow, scouting’s national society for scout honor campers.

In 2016, Ryan earned the National Outdoors Award, Aquatics Award Segment. He had to complete First Class, earn the Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badges, complete one other aquatics merit badge, earn the Mile Swim Award, and complete at least 50 hours of aquatic related activities. The merit badges he earned for this award were Fishing, Kayaking, Motor Boating, Small Boat Sailing, and Water Sports.

Ryan has earned 37 merit badges – only 21 being required for Eagle – and his list of optional merit badges reflects an interest in aquatics. He has earned enough merit badges to earn his Bronze, Gold, and Silver Palms.

For his Eagle service project, Ryan built a barn-style shed at Hope Montesorri Pre-School in Wildwood so they could store their bikes and other outdoor equipment out of the weather. This was a pre-cut 8 by 12 foot shed. An Eagle Project has to benefit the community and show leadership. Ryan recruited scouts and adults to perform the work which took 180 man-hours.

Ryan is active in his church. As a member of the St. John United Church of Christ, he participated in three mission trips to the Appalachian Region with Appalachia Service Project, an organization that works to make homes warmer, safer and drier. On these mission trips he remodeled a bathroom, insulated the underside of a house and re-roofed a home.

Ryan attended Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. He excelled on the Water Polo and Swim Teams. His Water polo team took 3rd in State in 2015.

Ryan plans on attending University of Missouri Science and Technology in Rolla majoring in engineering.

Ryan Dreisewerd —

Honor Patrol… Order of the Arrow… Swimmer… Reverend… Eagle Scout