Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Boy Scouts of America - National (New Link)

Just to let everyone know that I have added a link to the web page of the Boy Scouts of America. This is the national overall organization webpage.


Mr. B
Asst. Scoutmaster

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ohiopyle Update

The troop arrived at Group Campsite 228 at apx. 4pm last Saturday night.

One thing that I once again learned, only use the GPS when you have no maps and are totally lost, since it detoured us and we lost about 20 minutes of travel time. Never again!!! I will only rely on my map reading skills from now on.

No later than we set-up tents and the large dining fly, it began to rain (very typical). Al tough it did not pour too heavy, it did rain on and off throughout the night.

Mr. Incognito and I went over to visit the Scout Troop from Ohio next to us. Part of it was to be friendly and part was to check out their trailer. Since we are looking to obtain one, they gave us some excellent ideas about keeping it safe from theft: a wheel boot, hitch locks, and our name on the side.

About 9pm or so, people began to arrive in the site on the other side of us. Tents went up, lots of loud noises, etc., even though it was past quiet time. The ranger even paid them a visit. At first we thought it was a Girl Scout troop but it was a Church group from Virginia (learned that in the morning).

About 10pm or so, everyone was ushered into their tents -- well, at least the leaders headed off to bed. The boys went into Bean's tent to play cards for a little while longer. Something about a rat butt...I don't know.

The next morning, the groups got up before us (about 7am) and began to break camp. During our breakfast preparations, we learned that Christopher could not sleep due to the noise coming from the other site the night before. So, he got up, and went over and asked them to please be quiet, since there are people trying to sleep. Nate tells us that the noise did die down.

Breakfast consisted of eggs, sausage, bread, juice and some very strong coffee. There was plenty of food for all. We also learned how Bean's got his name. Ask him sometime.

Shortly afterwards, we had a Sunday morning service lead by our Chaplains Aide with readings by Mr. Incognito and Nate Incognito.

I left for home about 10:45am with the group heading out for the natural water slides.

Boy, am I sorry I am still not there.

Friday, July 24, 2009

2009 Eagle Scout Rank Application & Leadership Service Project Workbook

ATTENTION LIFE SCOUTS and their parents/guardians/mentors/advisors

There is a new 2009 Eagle Scout Rank Application form and a new 2009 Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook.

The 2008 version of the Eagle Rank Application will NOT be accepted by the NCAC after August 1, 2009. The 2009 documents are very similar to the earlier ones, so check the bottom the last page for the revision date.

Effective August 1, 2009, the national office will no longer accept Eagle applications prior to the 2009 printing. The new Eagle Scout application (512-728) can be found on

NCAC Advancement Committee at has up to date links on Eagle Resources as does the National Eagle Scout Association at

If you have specific questions, please contact Rick Kessel at

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Congratulations to Cub Scout Pack 466

Cub Scout Pack 466 attended Goshen Scout Camp - Camp PMI the same week as the Troop.

All Cubs and Cubmaster Mr. Rogers, earned the 2008-2009 Duty to God Achievement. Congratulations!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Goshen Scout Camp Follow-up

Well folks, we have returned from a successful and safe week at Goshen Scout Camp - Camp Bowman.

Thirteen Scouts and four adult leaders attended.

Some of the highlights:

  • A total of 74 merit badges were completed, with almost all Scouts earning at least 5 each.

  • All Scouts and Leaders earned the 2008-2009 Duty to God Achievement. This required that grace be said before all meals, attendance at Mass and the reviewing of at least two Devotionals.

  • Our Chaplain's Aide received training by Msgr. John Brady of the Archdiocese of Washington DC.

  • Four Scouts completed the Mile Swim Award.

  • Four Scouts and three leaders completed the Polar Bear Swim.

  • All of the Adult Leaders earned the Camp Bowman Adult Achievement Award.

  • The Scouts won the Water Carnival, Campsite Award and Dessert Contest. In fact, we won first, second and third place in the dessert contest with brownies, spice cake and a special "frozen" dish.

  • The following service projects were completed: repainting of the Fire Danger sign, repainting of the Camp Bowman Trading Post sign, the new Nature Trail sign and clearing of a trail.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Welcome to our Blog!

The Scouts and Adult Leaders of Troop 466 would like to welcome you to our blog. We hope you come here often to learn about our programs and activities.

Please feel free to contact us at