Saturday, May 29, 2010

Troop 466 Remembers One of Her Own on Memorial Day

Frank Morris Streeks, Jr
Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
05 September 1947 - 22 September 1967 Silver Spring, Maryland
Panel 27E Line 002
For more, go here.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


A $50 deposit is due to Mr. Cowhig by June 2nd. Also, if you are taking the bus, a separate $35 check is due by June 2nd.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

BSA at the Indy 500

Going to Speedway, IN to see the Indianapolis 500?

Then check out the Boy Scouts of America's No. 19 Indy Car entry with Alex Lloyd at the helm and the Dale Coyne Racing Team watching his back.

Can't go to Indianapolis? Then check out a way cool photo of the car plus more info at the BSA Motorsports page

More pix at

BONUS: Download the Dale Coyne Racing/Boy Scouts of America wallpaper for your computer at

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

How many have attended Jamborees?

1935 Washington, D.C. Canceled due to polio epidemic

1937 Washington D.C. 27,238

1950 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 47,163

1953 Irvine Ranch, California (Area now called Jamboree Road) 45,401

1957 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 52,580

1960 Colorado Springs, Colorado 56,377

1964 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 50,960

1969 Farragut State Park, Idaho 34,251

1973 Farragut State Park, Idaho and Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania 73,610 (Combined)

1977 Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania 28,601

1981 Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia 29,765

1985 Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia 32,625

1989 Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia 32,717

1993 Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia 34,449

1997 Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia 36,015

2001 Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia 42,002

2005 Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia 43,000

Monday, May 17, 2010

Union Pacific Honors BSA 100th Anniversary

Union Pacific Railroad unveiled its No. 2010 Boy Scouts of America locomotive, a bold tribute to Scouting's centennial celebration. UP No. 2010, seen above, is only the 14th commemorative locomotive in Union Pacific's nearly 150-year

"We are deeply honored by the tribute Union Pacific has given to Scouting through the creation of the commemorative locomotive," said Bob Mazzuca, the BSA‟s Chief Scout Executive.

"The locomotive bears the familiar BSA fleur-de-lis, the BSA 2010 logo, the words “100 Years of Scouting,” 10 emblems representing the different stages of Scouting, and the 2010 National Scout Jamboree logo. It may look great, but it wasn't designed to sit still. The 207-ton vehicle will haul cargo across America at speeds that reach 75 miles per hour hauling freight from Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Marion, Ark., to West Coast facilities in Los Angeles, Northern California, and the Pacific Northwest.

For more information, go to Union Pacific.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Letter from the New Scout Executive for NCAC

Taken from the NCAC Capital Comments - May 2010 email:

Dear Scouts, Scouting volunteers, families and supporters;

I am thrilled to be here. Not just because this Council is, according to Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazucca, the “flagship council of the nation,” but because I know this is the place that my 29 years as a Scouting professional have prepared me to be.

Many of you may have heard by now that my last position was as Scout Executive of the Orange County Council in California. I was there six years and when I left, that Council had a membership of more than 30,000 youth, 11,000 volunteers and a $9 million budget. By comparison, NCAC has more than twice the youth and volunteers with roughly the same budget. We’re doing a lot more with a lot less and that is, quite frankly, incredibly impressive.

As outlined in the NCAC Long-Range Strategic Plan 2008-2012, the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA) is expected to grow both in population and wealth. Recent news reports continue to support this expectation as well as the anticipated ethnic shifts in our communities. The Strategic Plan outlines aggressive goals to tap into the potential of this growth and address these demographic changes so that we can stay true to our vision “to be recognized in our communities as providing the foremost youth program of character and values-based leadership development.” That means truly reflecting the communities that we serve and that support us while expanding into communities that need and want us to help them prepare young people for the opportunities and challenges of life.

I’m looking forward to walking shoulder to shoulder with you as we continue to implement the Long-Range Strategic Plan and deliver the great program of Scouting to every interested youth.

Les Baron Scout Executive, National Capital Area Council (NCAC), BSA

Les, a Life Scout, and his wife of 29 years, Kim, have two children, a son Leslie, 24 (an Eagle Scout) and a daughter Sara, 21.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Advancement Night - March 2010 (Part 5)

We hope that you have enjoyed this series of photos.

Thanks to Asst. Scoutmaster Weston.