Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Eagle Scout Project Follow-Up

Recently, one of our leaders went to Congressional Cemetery to look around.  Of course, he had to follow-up on the Eagle Scout project conducted by Matt J.   

It looks like the Cemetery staff have done some landscaping work around the vaults, and have painted them. 

Looks good!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Congratulations Graham H.

Congratulations to Graham H., who passed his Eagle Board of Review in mid-August.  Thanks to his parents and all of the Scout leaders who helped along the way!


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dr. Dan Redmond

Dr. Dan Redmond, affectionately called "Dr. Dan," passed away in late July at the age of 76.  He is not only a former Scoutmaster, but one of the founders of our Big Trip Out Wes (BTOW).  For many years, he played a key role behind the scenes supporting the troop, both in word and deed.

Words cannot express our sadness at his passing.  

We miss you already.


Dr. Daniel P. Redmond
(February 3, 1942 - July 27, 2018)

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Washington Post Obituary:

On Friday, July 27, 2018, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of the late Suzanne Kreiner Redmond; father of Matthew O. Redmond, Sean P. Redmond, Rev. Nicholas E. Redmond, and Bonnie R. Lindsly; grandfather of Anna O. Redmond and Abigail D. and Oliver T. Lindsly; brother of John C. and Gregory N. Redmond and the late Richard C. Redmond. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Relatives and friends may call at St. John the Evangelist Church, 10103 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, on Thursday, August 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. (Vigil service at 7:30 p.m.) where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 3, at 12 noon. Interment with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Sister Kathleen Lannak, IHM Endowment Fund, St. John the Evangelist School, 10201 Woodland Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20902.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Eagle Scout Project - Matt J. (Part Three)

After the vaults were cleaned of dirt, they were hosed down as best as we could.

Here you see the vaults, which were cleaned off.
Of course, where would an Eagle Project be without the mom's ensuring that we are well fed and hydrated.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Eagle Scout Project - Matt J. (Part Two)

Here are two of the leaders prepping one of the vaults.  Notice how the photographer has managed to get the better side of one of the leaders.

Removing the dirt was an extremely hard job, as it had not rained in over a week.  So, the soil was rock hard.   Only later did we get water to soften the soil a bit.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Eagle Scout Project - Matt J. (Part 1)

We may be a small troop, but we do have at least one Scout each year, complete a project and earn the rank of Eagle.  No, we are not an "Eagle Factory" but simply have some great Scouts and Leaders.

The latest project, and there is another coming up in August, was at Congressional Cemetery. According to the website, 

Congressional Cemetery is a 35 acre historic yet active burial ground located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Initially known as the Washington Parish Burial Ground, Congressional became the first truly national burial ground as Congress bought sites, buried noted civil servants, and funded the infrastructure.

Among the 67,000 burials at Congressional are scores of noteworthy citizens who left their mark on the city and the nation.

To learn more, click here.  

Matt J's project has two basic objectives, regarding two vaults:

1.  Paint the inside of one of the vaults, using a lime based paint
2.  Remove the soil off the top of two vaults, to attempt to restore them to their original look.

Enjoy the photos!

Here is Matt J., Eagle Scout Candidate in front of the Public Vault.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Oliver's Eagle COH (Part 5)

His mother placing the Eagle Scout Award on him

Giving his mother the Mother's Pin.

Giving his father the Dad's Pin.

The Troop 466 Eagles during the Eagle Challenge.