Friday, October 30, 2009

Troop 466 in the Big Apple

Sunday morning saw us head uptown by subway to St. Mark's Church on 2nd Ave. and 10th St. On our way up, we learned the difference between the IRT, BMT and IND Lines.

We headed down to the Village and made a VERY long pit stop at the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. From there, we headed under the Washington SQ Park Arch, thru the Village, into SoHo, and ventured thru Little Italy. (Did someone say CANNOLI?)

After a brief rest at Columbus Park in Chinatown, we quickly hiked thru Foley Square, City Hall, Ground Zero, and Wall St.

We jumped on the next Ferry and off to Camp Pouch. There we were met by the Schiavone brother's. They had hot dogs, burgers, cole slaw and other goodies waiting for us. We ran thru over almost 40 burgers, at least 24 hot dogs, chips, cookies, etc.

Before heading off to sleep, we told stories and jokes around the campfire.

Note: All photos used with permission and are copyrighted. For a complete set of photos, please visit Mr. Incognito's Smugmug page.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Troop 466 in the Big Apple

After arrival on Saturday, we headed into "The City" (is there any other?) to hike the final part of the trail.

After taking the Staten Island Ferry, we visited the Vietnam War Memorial, Frauncis Tavern, watched a movie being filmed, Wall Street, attended Mass at Our Lady of Victory (just off of Wall St.), had a rest stop at South St. Seaport, and then we met Mr. Barone's father (who told everyone about him). We capped off the night with dinner on Bayard St. in Chinatown.

For those who are interested, dinner consisted of: Beef Chow Fun, Roast Pork Lo-Mein, Sesame Chicken, Mixed Vegetables and Bok Choi w/ Garlic. Of course, a huge bowl of rice and hot tea.

For more photos, click here for Mr. Incognito's Smugmug Page.
All photos are reprinted with permission and are copyrighted.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Troop 466 in the Big Apple

Well folks, Troop 466 does some outstanding camping trips and this one was no exception: Visiting the Big Apple.

Over Columbus Day Weekend 2009, Troop 466 visited the Big Apple to hike the Old New York Historic Trail. This trail is sponsored by Man-A-Hattin Lodge.

We left Silver Spring on a cold and dreary morning and drove up to NYC in the rain. (What else is new.)

After a pit stop in New Jersey, we arrived at Camp Pouch at apx. 1:30pm and was met by Mr. Joseph Schiavone (a Scouter) and Ranger Gil. We were originally scheduled to stay in leantos but since another troop had cancelled their trip, they gave us their cabin.

To be continued...

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Life to Eagle Conference - Update

This past Saturday, at St. Jane de Chantal, a meeting was held for Scouts, Leaders and others who may be interested in learning what it takes (policy/procedures/paperwork) to be an Eagle Scout in the National Capital Area Council, Montgomery District.

For complete information, click here.

Here are a couple of photos from the three hour event.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Year: 1959

In 1959, the numbers crept up a bit more to 78 Scouts. There were ten Star Scouts, thirteen First Class Scouts and seventeen Second Class Scouts.

George Carnnahan earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

William Adams was the Troop Quartermaster.

Patrols: Ranger, Apache, Panther and Wolf.

Dues were $.75 per month.

Does anyone know where any of these Scouts are today?

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Year: 1958

By 1958, the number of Scouts shot up to 71.

There were three Star Scouts with John Masseo as one of them. He was also the oldest Scout in the Troop. There were also two First Class and seventeen Second Class Scouts. Joseph F. Nevin earned Life in 1960.

Patrol Leaders: Donald Atwell, Charles M. Foltyn, Jr., and Joseph F. Nevin.

Patrols: Apache, Cobra, and Wolf.

Most of the Scouts came from St. John’s, we also had others come from Oakland Terrance and Glen Haven. Does anyone know where these Scouts are today?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Year: 1957

Based on the Troop Archives, the number of Scouts jumped to 48 in 1957! There was one Star Scout (John D. Masseo, Jr. of 1325 Dale Dr.), two First Class Scouts, and nine Second Class Scouts.

The oldest Scout in the Troop was Mr. Masseo, Jr.

Asst. Patrol Leader: Geo. J. Wehrstedt.

Patrols: Ranger (the only one listed).

Does anyone know where any of these Scouts are today?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Year: 1956

The number of Scouts in the troop dropped to 29.

Of those at the time of registration, one earned the rank of Star (Ronald Robinson), two were First Class and thirteen were Second Class. At this time, the oldest Scout in the Troop was George Favre (age 14).

Does anyone know where they are today?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Camp Snyder - September 2009

For the second year in a row, Troop 466 has invited the Cubs of Pack 466 (as well as parents and siblings) to Camp Snyder for a weekend of fun and service. (Almost sounds like the OA.)

Here are a couple of photos* from that event taken by Scoutmaster Len Incognito. To see the complete set of photos, please go here.

Saturday night around the campfire.

Getting rid of a tree planted last year.

Cubs having fun on the open field in front of the dining hall.
Note: All photos are copyrighted and used with permission.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Camp Bowman - Goshen Scout Camp 2009 (Set 11)

After a fun but exhausting week, in which the Scouts learned some new skills, deepened friendships, made memories that will last a lifetime and learned a bit more about themselves, it is time to say goodbye to Camp Bowman.

Each of us have wonderful memories. For some, it was the very first time at Boy Scout Summer Camp. (And the first time away from home.) For others, it was a chance to relive the memories of their youth.

No matter if it was your first to tenth, each time is different and each time is memorable.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Camp Bowman - Goshen Scout Camp 2009 (Set 10)

Troop 466 also likes to do extra special things. This year, we celebrated a birthday (complete with cake and a gift) and had Cub Pack 466 join us for a Quesadilla dinner.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Camp Bowman - Goshen Scout Camp 2009 (Set 8)

There are a variety of different additional activities that a troop can participate during their week at Scout Camp. One of these is the Pirate's Breakfast.

The troop goes to the Commissary and picks up breakfast. Then they head down to the Waterfront to pick up rowboats, head out on the lake and enjoy their feast.

The Old Man and the Sea?

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Camp Bowman - Goshen Scout Camp 2009 (Set 7)

So, one of the questions that is periodically asked: What do the leaders do when the boys at at activites? Well, I can tell you that we don't sleep.

Each day there is a meeting of the leaders and key staff on issues in camp: food, the campfire, food, merit badges, food, trash, food, etc. You get the picture. Here we have some scenes from one of those meetings.

Although the meetings were pretty bland, the key thing was that there was COFFEE!!! Yes, it was not from Kenya, Peru or even Vietnam, but it was drinkable. And, no, it could strip the paint off a wooden door -- only bare metal, since it burned a hole right thru the door.

As you can tell, one leader does not seem happy that the coffee was not made one morning when he arrived for the meeting and he had to make it himself.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Camp Bowman - Goshen Scout Camp 2009 (Set 6)

As expected, there are merit badges that can and need to be earned in the outdoors. Here are some of our Scouts in the Scout Skill area working on the Pioneering Merit Badge.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Camp Bowman - Goshen Scout Camp 2009 (Set 5)

One of the skills every Scout is required to learn is First Aid. Here the Scouts are practicing the basics of CPR one evening after Taps.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Camp Bowman - Goshen Scout Camp 2009 (Set 4)

Now, although everyone wants to be out hiking, swimming, cooking, etc., periodically, you have to sit down around a table and learn. Of course, with every badge, there is some paperwork. Here are the guys in the Administration building taking a class.