Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
- 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.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
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
Monday, March 14, 2011
A few months ago, the spouse of one of our Asst. Scoutmaster’s was deployed to a
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):
Liquid Soap: 6 large
Soap – Bars: 16
Toothpaste (large): 6
Dental Floss: 6
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...