Thursday, September 30, 2010

BSA 2010 - Lionel Trains (The Derrick Car)

Troop 466 Webmaster Postion Requirements

Responsible To: Senior Patrol Leader, Scoutmaster and Asst. Scoutmasters

Minimum Rank for this Job: First Class (preferred but not required)

Ranks that this job may apply toward: Star, Life, EagleJob

Description: Troop Webmaster is an elected leadership position but may be appointed. This Webmaster is responsible for ensuring Troop web site and Facebook page contains the information needed by the Troop 466 scouts..

The term are as follows:
  • Completion of the Computers Merit Badge (within one month of election/assignment)
  • Six month to one year Position of Responsibility
  • One month probationary period in which the Webmaster shows responsibility for posting information on the Troop Blog/Website and Facebook within 24 hours.
  • Poor performance can lead to the appointment of another member of the troop. If removed for poor performance, you will not be eligible for sign-off for leadership. You will not be eligible to use this time for any leader position for rank.
Specific Duties:
  • Manage/Update the Troop Blog, which includes posting articles and updating the calendar at least once per week. All postings/changes to the website must be signed off by the Scoutmaster or other leader (as identified by the Scoutmaster)
  • Manage/update the Troop Facebook page. All postings/changes to the Facebook page must be signed off by the Scoutmaster or other leader (as identified by the Scoutmaster).
  • Obtain Web site improvement ideas/suggestions from the SPL and other Scouts. Implement with the approval of the SM or ASM.
  • All passwords must be kept secure. Any security breach must be reported to the SPL, Scoutmaster and other leaders immediately.
  • Set a good example.
  • Enthusiastically wear the Scout uniform correctly to all meetings.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Participate in all Troop activities, including regularly scheduled meeting.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Training For Scout Leaders - Montgomery District

For Scoutmasters: Boy Scout Leader Position Specific Training for Scoutmasters & Asst. Scoutmasters - October 9th, November 7th or 14th (a Sunday course for Saturday observant faiths - waiting on date confirmation) and December 4th.For

For all positions (even including Sea Scout Skippers): Fast Start for their particular position, This Is Scouting, and Youth Protection Training/Venturing Leader Youth Protection Training are all on-line at the training center.

For Scoutmasters, Venturing Crew Advisors (with outdoor programs) and Varsity coaches: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) must be taken; we areoffering it "in District" (although up near Harper's Ferry) on the weekend of October 23-24. Many adjoining districts continue to hold this course through mid-December for those who end up in the later course offerings. There is a Sunday observant session (Friday/Saturday) in Northern Virginia in October, too.

Monday, September 20, 2010

BSA 2010 - Lionel Trains

The 100th Anniversary was just ripe with merchandise. In conjunction with the Boy Scouts, Lionel issued a commemorative set. So, over the next few days, we will display the set.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Poison Ivy...

Photos taken at the Izaac Walton League in Damascus during Outdoor Leader Training.

Notice the three (3) leaves and that they may be notched or lobed.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Want to Join Us?

Are you 11 years old, or have completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old.

Are you interested in learning skills that you can use for the rest of your life?

Are you interested in making memories and telling your grandchildren how you hiked through a herd of buffalo, camped in NYC or know the basics of first aid?

Then maybe Troop 466 is for you.

We meet on Monday, Sept. 13th at 7pm in the Kennedy Room of St. John the Evangelist Parish, and every Monday after that.

Come down and join us to find out more about the exciting adventures.