Sunday, January 29, 2012

Christmas Tree Sale 2011

We had some special visitors one Saturday afternoon. They had just come back from Santarchy and decided to purchase a tree from us.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Here are some photos for your enjoyment from our Big Trip Out West in 1997.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Year: 1969

At the time of registration, only 51 young men were registered as Scouts. There were no Eagles listed in the records, but there were two Life Scouts: Timothy Corcoran and John Symborski.

It was also the year that the Troop went to Goshen -- Camp Bowman.

Our Scoutmaster at that time was Gilbert Cole.

Apx. 350 "sprayed Scotch Pines" were purchased from Barony Tree Farms. In fact, the Troop had to pay Maryland State taxes on the sales ($45.98) but also had to purchase a retail license from Montgomery County.

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Scout Is Reverent

“A Scout is reverent, he is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion.”

Maybe there’s a reason ‘reverent’ is the final point of the Scout Law. Maybe we need the first 11 points to help us build towards it. Understanding what we believe in – our faith and our convictions – opens us up to appreciating and respecting the differences that are inherent in our communities today. The Scout Oath says, in part, “on my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God.” Doing our duty to God means that we have compassion for our ourselves and for our neighbors, that we are indeed trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and, yes, reverent.

From Capital Comments Dec. 2011 Edition

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Scouting For Food

For Food Makes A Big Impact

As results continue to come in from our latest Scouting for Food Good Turn we know that we have once again made a huge impact on the ability of local food pantries to help those in need at this critical time of year. We have surpassed our 2011 goal, collecting 748,689 pounds of food! Thank you to all our "good Scouts" who participated and made a difference!

From Capital Comments Dec. 2011

PS: Troop 466 and Pack 466 worked together to collect over 400lbs. of food.