Thursday, July 31, 2014

BTOW 14: What I ate after I came off the trail...

Well, most of the troop has come off of a five day (four night) hike.  Some have come off a bit early, others are still out.   Nevertheless, you can tell that it was pretty strenuous and that the food was probably not only not enough but also not quite tasty.   

Here is what one Scout wrote to his dad, after coming off of the Dosewallips River Trail:

Driving back to base camp stopped at Sully's Burgers in Forks, Washington. My order: a double bacon cheeseburger, large fry, large mt. Dew, larger Oreo peanut butter milkshake. Ate all of that and went back to order mozzarella sticks, and another bacon cheeseburger."

Sunday, July 27, 2014

BTOW 14 - Staging Area

Well, Troop 466 is on another Big Trip Out West (BTOW).   Here are a couple of photos of the Scouts, Leaders and Parents who met at the staging area, before heading out to the airport.







Sunday, June 8, 2014

Meeting Update for June 2nd

Here is a summary of the June 2nd meeting by Scribe Matthew J.:

We will have a meeting this Monday at the same place and time and will continue Monday meetings for the remainder of June.  If you have not brought your backpack in to be checked by Mr. Haederle or Mr. Johnson, please do so.
We have not received any typed version of the meal plans that were developed at the last meeting. Please provide them to Mr. Rogers.   We may also require one or two days of meal plans for the 50-miler. This can be worked on Monday.

Monday, May 26, 2014

New FieldBook Issued

Irving, Texas (April 15, 2014)—The Boy Scouts of America® (BSA) has released the fifth edition of its iconic Fieldbook–Scouting’s Manual of Basic and Advanced Skills for Outdoor Adventure. This is the first time a new edition has been released in more than 10 years, and it marks the first time a new edition has been available in a digital format. The Fieldbook is the go-to manual for everyone interested in backcountry challenges—from hiking, camping, and canoeing to mountain travel, ultralight backpacking, wilderness navigation, and whitewater kayaking.
 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Court of Honor

On May 5, 2014, the annual Spring Court of Honor was held at the Kennedy Room.

At this COH, the following were awarded:

1 Totin Chip Award
12 Merit Badges
14 Rank Badges (4 – Scout, 6 – Tenderfoot, 2 – Second Class, 2 – First Class and 3 – Star Scout)

In addition, it was announced that Mr. Barone would receive the Outstanding Unit Scouter Award from the Potomac District on May 6th.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Title: From the April 28th Meeting


Minutes of the April 28th Meeting by Matthew J (Scribe)
 
During the April 28, 2014, scout meeting, the troop first talked about the camp out on the previous weekend. They then discussed what camping materials and techniques the scouts will need to know for the btow. For example, Mr. Rogers mentioned that the scouts and scout leaders must watch the weight of their packs. In another case, the issue of tying scout boots so that they don't come undone often during a hike was mentioned. After that, the scouts worked on advancement for the rest of the meeting. Congratulations to Rowen and Graham for completing their 2nd Class requirements
 
Announcements from the Scoutmaster
 
1. Next Monday (May 5, 2014) is our Spring Court of Honor. Please RSVP to me by Friday, May 2, 2014 if you and your family will be attending and how many so that the proper amount of food can be ordered. If there are any specific needs due to food allergies, please let me know.
 
2. May 10, 2014 is the Parish Block Party from 11 AM - 3 PM right after the Healthy Lifestyles Challenge 5K. The parish has asked the Boy Scouts to help with directing traffic, set up and clean up. I would like to have volunteers to help out. Please send me an email by May 5, 2014 if you are willing to do set up, traffic duty or clean up. Once I have a list I will forward it to the Parish. Any additional information regarding the event will be forwarded.
 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Our Latest Eagle Project

 
On Saturday, April 19th over 25 Scouts, Leaders, school classmates and family worked Joseph H’s Eagle Scout project.  The project, in Little Bennett Campground near the Browning Run Parking Area, was to plant 70 trees and then wrap them in deer fencing.   The holes were dug by the county but the trees and mulch had to be moved by hand or wheel barrel at least 250 to 300 feet.  In addition, about 100 trees received mulch.  So, there were two changes to the project: no deep fencing and the mulching of an additional 100 trees.  The work was completed in record time, with arrival at 9am for most of us and by 1pm, we shut everything down.