Thursday, March 31, 2011


More photos from our overnight at Bear Lake.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

From the Archives: BTOW04

These are some of the many photos from the 2004 Big Trip Out West (Grand Teton/Yellowstone). I believe they were taken by either Mr. Castell or Mr. Slagle. Enjoy.

These are from Bear Lake State Park (Utah)

Highlights of BSA National Capitial Area Council (NCAC) History (1911 – 1921)

  • On June 21, 1911, several community-minded citizens met inside the Willard Hotel, located in the District of Columbia, to organize the troops that were already meeting in the area, and to give direction to this movement. This “Organizational Meeting” as it was called by its incorporators, (Edward Stephens, Stanley Willis, and William D. Boyce - the American who first went to England to meet with Lord Baden Powell and find out more about this program called Boy Scouting - formed “The District of Columbia Council, Boy Scouts of America”.
  • In March, 1919, a special recognition was given to the District of Columbia Scouts for their courage and loyalty displayed at the Women’s Suffrage Parade. Approximately 400 Scouts participated, which was almost half of the entire Council Scout membership. But the Scouts more than outnumbered the police that were assigned to the event. Their primary duty was to help hold back the crowds with tier staves to let the women march by. However, the large crowd soon turned unruly. In certain parts along the parade route, some men began attacking the women. Fifty or so of the largest Scouts, with their long staves, were corralled to aid the women by protecting them from the jeering crowds. Some of the women had been bloodied by their own pickets and signs. A Scout distinguished himself by coming to the aid of an African American policeman who was overwhelmed by one section of the riotous crowd.
  • When World War I broke out, the Boy Scouts were ready to go. In fact, they were the largest uniformed body in the country with 280,000 members. The Army only numbered 200,000 at the time. The Scouts, locally and nationally, performed countless hours of service in communications, material collections, fund raising, distributions and public relation for the war effort.
  • By the end of 1919, there were 2,386 registered Scouts and 93 Boy Scout troops.
Taken from NCAC Capital Comments – February Edition.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

We Are Part of the Record!

In 2010, the Boy Scouts of America honored 56,176 young men with the Eagle Award – an all-time high! That’s up by 3,706 from 2009 and the 5th straight year BSA has topped the 50,000 mark for honoring new Eagle Scouts. Great job Scouts!

Troop 466 is proud to have been part of that, with two of our Scouts earning the Eagle Rank.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Lionel Trains and the Boy Scouts

Well, if you collect items related to Boy Scouts, then you probably want to add these Lionel rolling-stock pieces to your collection: The Eagle Scout Car and The Pinewood Derby Car. In addition, they have also added a couple of Scouts and a flag pole with the American flag.

Monday, March 14, 2011

For the Troops in Afghanistan

A few months ago, the spouse of one of our Asst. Scoutmaster’s was deployed to a Afghanistan. Because she and a number of others are not at a US base, they don’t necessarily have all of the things they need (or at least not easy to get). So, we thought it would be a good idea to send them a couple of things. They requested reading materials, soap, toothpaste, etc.

So, we asked for some donations and sent out nine (9) boxes of supplies. Here is a breakdown of the items (just in case you are wondering):

Magazines: 60

Books: 24

Wipes: 5

Liquid Soap: 6 large

Soap – Bars: 16

Body Wash (bottles): 8

Toothbrushes: 6

Toothpaste (large): 6

Dental Floss: 6

Shampoo: 2

Deodorant: 8

Chewing Gum: 9 packages

Q-Tips: 2 packages

Foot Powder: 2

Assorted travel sizes of soap, mouthwash, shampoo, etc.

Two boxes of sealable bags.

Here is a photo of the first shipment...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Scout Sunday: A Scout is Reverent

Each year, Troop 466, along with Pack 466 and all of the various Girl Scout units, celebrate Scout Sunday at St. John the Evangelist Church. In fact, we invite all Scouts, regardless of where they meet, to join us.

This year, instead of having cake, fruit, etc., after Mass, we decided to head over and support one of the other youth groups (iGroup) at their pancake breakfast.

Here are a couple of photos for you of the day. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Boy's Life!

Happy Birthday to Boy's Life. It is 100 years old!

Haven't seen Boy's Life in a while, you can check out their website: