Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Congratulations to Commissioner Larry McNiece

Our long suffering Unit Commissioner, Mr. Larry McNiece, will receive the District Award of Merit on May 25 at the Montgomery County Adule Awards Reception (6:30pm).

We hope that you will join us for this event.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It has been four years...

My lovely wife reminded me that four years ago yesterday (April 19, 2006), Troop 466 lost one of our own (an Eagle Scout) in a car accident: Thomas Carroll.

May the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace, Amen.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spark Plug Awards - Can you think of someone?

Montgomery District "Spark Plug" Outstanding Unit Leader Award - DUE April 30

The Spark Plug Award is a district award presented on behalf of the units in the same way that the District Award of Merit is a council award presented by the district. Recipients are selected by their units based on their significant contributions within the unit. Submit the names of their designees by email with a Statement of Service paragraph (maximum 75 words) describing the contribution. No special form and no approval signatures required. The awards will be announced at the annual Montgomery District award program in May.

Click here for flier.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Year: 1968 - Christmas Tree Sale

In 1968, we purchased our trees from the Barony Tree Farms in Mercersbrg, PA.

We purchased on Scotch Pines that year -- a total of 350 to be exact.

The break down was as follows:

10: 8'-9'

20: 7'-8'

250: 6'-7'

50: 5'-6'

20: 4'-5'

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lionel Trains and the 100th Anniversary of Scouting

Are you a train collector? Are you a Scout? Then this latest item to commorate the 100th Anniversary of Scouting is just for you...


Since 1910, Boy Scouts of America has been a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. This first time offering incorporates the Boy Scouts’ ethos into the Lionel tradition, giving Scouts and alumni a chance to play.

Set includes 100th Anniversary Boxcar

Set Includes: 0-8-0 steam locomotive and tender, bulkhead flatcar with box and wheel load, derrick car, boxcar, work caboose, two straight FasTrack track sections, eight curved Fas-Track track sections, one FasTrack terminal section, a FasTrack uncoupling section, CW-80 Transformer and smoke fluid.

Locomotive Features
Transformer controlled forward, neutral, and reverse operation
Operating steam whistle with ON/OFF switch
Operating headlight
Puffing smoke unit
Die-cast operating coupler on front of locomotive
Operating coupler on rear of tender
Powerful maintenance-free motor
Traction tires
Die-cast metal locomotive body and frame
Upgraded drive rod assembly
Silver metal rims on drive wheels
Engineer and fireman figures

Rolling Stock Features
Operating couplers
Box and wheel load on gondola
Movable boom and operating winch on derrick car
Opening doors on boxcar
Die-cast sprung trucks on boxcar and gondola
Die-cast trucks on caboose
Interior illumination in work caboose

Gauge: Traditional O Gauge

Dimensions: Length: Approx. 58”Layout dimensions: 40” x 60”

Minimum Curve: O-31

For more information, go here.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Are You A Trained Leader?

All Boy Scout Leaders are expected to complete a certain level of training.

For an easy way to determine the training you must complete, click here.