Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Court of Honor - November 2009 Photos (Part 4)

Awarding Maj. Cowhig (US Army) the Scouter Training Award.
This is the first time in a very long time that a Scouter has been presented this award in the Troop.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Court of Honor - November 2009 Photos (Part 3)

Mr. Kelley presenting some of the Scouts with various Merit Badges, Ranks and Service Stars.

Thanks to Mr. Weston for the photos.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Court of Honor - November 2009 Photos (Part 2)

Presenting Lower Manhattan Historic Trail patches to the Scouts and Scouters who participated in the October trip to NYC.

Thanks to Mr. Weston for the photos.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Court of Honor - November 2009 Photos Part 1

Mr. Incognito (Scoutmaster) welcoming everyone.

Troop and Color Guard preparing to enter.

Mr. Carelli (Committee Chair) in conversation with Mr. McNeice (Unit Commissioner).

Thanks to Mr. Weston for the photos!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Scout Sunday - 2010

Just a couple of photos to give you a flavor what happened after Mass.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Boy Scout Handbook for the iPhone

Yes, in August of 2009, the Boy Scouts unveiled their first iPhone application -- a digital version of the Boy Scout Handbook.

It is compatible w/ the iPhone and the iPod Touch for apx. $9.99 in the iTunes App Store.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Klondike Derby Photos (Courtesy of Mr. Inconito)

For the complete series taken by Scoutmaster Incognito, please go here.

Troop 466 Merit Badge Day Cancelled

The Montgomery County School system has announced that all elementary schools will be closed for community use this weekend. Therefore, St. John's will also be closed.

We have rescheduled the Merit Badge Day to take place at the regular Monday meeting.

Some staggering Numbers - 100 Years and Counting


The experiences of Scouting's first century add up to some mighty big numbers, starting with one hundred candles on a cake.

Here are some other eye-opening sums:

  • 110 million - People registered by the BSA since 1910
  • 3 million - Youth members currently registered
  • 2.3 million Merit badges earned each year
  • 2 million - Scouts who have earned the Eagle Scout award
  • 1.1 million - Registered adult leaders

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Boy Scout Commemorative Coin

The Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 110-363), signed into law on October 8, 2008, authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 350,000 silver dollar coins in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. As authorized, the United States Mint will produce silver dollar coins in proof and uncirculated qualities.

Surcharges from this commemorative coin program are authorized to be paid to the National Boy Scouts of America Foundation, which will make funds available to local councils in the form of grants for the extension of scouting in hard-to-serve areas.

To read more, go here.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Christmas Tree Sale 1966

This year, the Troop purchased their trees from Barony Tree Farms.

The following were purchased:

  • 300 Scotch Pines

  • 68 Balsam Trees

  • 25 Austrian Pines

  • 9 White Pines

  • 1 Box of Mistletoe

  • 20 Wreaths

  • 1 Tree Selling License

The tree lot was open from Monday through Friday from 12noon to 6pm. On the weekends, it was open from 8:30am to 10pm. The weekend shifts were two hours long and the selling period was from Dec. 11 thru 23rd.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Scouting Expo 1966

For many years, Boy Scout Councils held Scouting Expos. It was a chance for the general public to see what Scouting was all about. They were held at Fairgrounds, Convention Centers, outdoor malls, etc.

In 1966, the National Capital Area Council (NCAC) held its' Scouting Expo at the National Guard Armory on 2001 E. Capital St.

Troop 466 had two booths and did a camping and cooking demo.

If you were a part of this, can you tell us a bit more about this event? We would love to hear from you.