Saturday, January 30, 2010

Klondike Derby Photos - Part 2

On Sunday morning, we gathered at the Nature Center (lower level) to attend Mass.

The Celebrant was Msgr. Brady. Here he is vesting up for Mass. We in the Washington DC are are very lucky to have a priest such as Msgr. Brady.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Klondike Derby 2010 Photos (Part 1)

At one of the Skill Stations...
At one of the skill stations...
Eating Breakfast on Saturday Morning

Eating Breakfast on Saturday Morning

The Sled --Waiting for Some Repairs

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

University of Scouting Feb. 20, 2010

The University of Scouting is a supplemental training opportunity for all adult Scout leaders.

It is the only time during the year where you can find, all in one place, the widest variety of training opportunities in all program areas (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, Varsity Scouts, District, and Council). Whether you are new to the program or a veteran of many years, the University provides interesting courses in Cubbing, Scouting, what we call "Adventuring" (a combination of Varsity, Venturing, and Sea Scout activities), as well as Electives opportunities.

Pre-Registration before 2/16/2010 is a MUST (And Save $10.00!) To ensure the best possibility of attending your desired courses, early registration is essential. Register your leaders NOW.


See the University of Scouting Web Page for details

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Klondike Derby 2010 Preparations

Getting in some lashing and knot practice before the Klondike Derby.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Christmas Tree Sales 1965

The earliest records in the Troop Archives dealing with the annual tree sale are from the year 1965.
In that year, we purchased our trees from Cooperative Wholesalers. They were located at 2514 24th St., NE, Washington DC 20018.

The order, consisted 100 White Pines, 300 Scotch Pines, 24 wreaths and 30 bundles of Canadian Balsam. All this for a grand total of $950. (Note that there were no Frasier or Douglas trees sold...guess they were not popular at the time. And, we no longer sell Scotch Pines.)

However, it seems that the troop was unhappy with the trees purchased.

A letter on January 4, 1966 was sent to Cooperative Wholesalers stating that the Balsam trees were "extremely skimpy." The Scotch Pines were smaller than average, while the mistletoe was dried out, discolored and not sell able. Wreaths were not delivered.

The troop estimated a loss of $1225 in sales.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Year: 1964

By the time of registration, the troop hit a high: 87 Scouts.

Again, we see a number of Eagle Scouts:

  • Donald Atwell (age 16)

  • Norman Bishop (age 16)

  • Stephen Cole (age 16)

  • Michael Dyer (age 16)

  • Wallace Hoover (age 14)

  • James Kelly (age 16)

  • Joseph Mescher (age 16)

  • Joseph Nevin (age 16)
The Scouts attended the following institutions of learning (among others): St. John the Evangelist, Forest Grove Elementary, Mater Dei, Glen Haven and Montgomery Hills.

Two patrols are listed: Panther and Wolf.

The Scoutmaster was Jack Jardeleza.

Do you know a former Troop 466 Scout or Leader? Let them know about the blog. We would also love to hear from them.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ministry Orientation Meeting

Our Sponsor, St. John the Evangelist, has announced that there will be a Ministry Orientation Meeting.

All lay ministers ("volunteers") are asked to reserve the morning of either January 16th or January 23rd to attend one of the Ministry Orientation meetings.

It begins with Mass at 9am.