Saturday, February 25, 2012

Report to the Nation

In 2011 Boy Scouts of America Report to the Nation, here are a couple of facts you might find interesting:
  • There are 2.7 million youth members. Over 1.5 million Cub scouts, over 900,000 Boy Scouts and over 230,000 in Venturing.
  • There are over 1 million adult volunteers
  • Collectively, Scouts have conducted over 25 million hours of volunteer service to our communities.
  • There were over 51,000 Scouts who achieved the Eagle Rank in 2011. This is the 6th consecutive year of over 50,000.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout

Irving, TEXAS (Jan. 17, 2012) Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? It’s the question being asked by a new unscripted series from Original Productions (Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers) set to air this fall on the National Geographic Channel.

Those who have been involved with the Boy Scouts of America know how tough Scouts can be. They master hundreds of unique skills, learn what it takes to survive in a variety of circumstances, and focus on teamwork to accomplish goals that otherwise would be insurmountable. Now, as part of Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?, teams of adults from different backgrounds will have an opportunity to test their mettle against some of those Scouts in challenges based on theBoy Scout Handbook.

For more information, please click here.

State of the Troop Report 2012

Here is part of the State of the Troop Report sent by the Scoutmaster (Joseph Barone) to Msgr. John Pennington, the Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church (Sponsor)...

Since 1952, Boy Scout Troop 466 has been serving the young men of this parish and the larger community. During all of those years, St. John the Evangelist has been our sponsor. Because of this, we felt that it was important for you to provide you with a "State of the Troop" update.

During 2011, our Scouts earned the following ranks:

· Seven (7) earned the Scout Rank

· Five (5) earned the Tenderfoot Rank

· One (1) earned the rank of Second Class

· Two (2) earned the rank of First Class

· Two (2) earned the rank of Star

· Two (2) earned the rank of Eagle Scout

Our Scouts also earned a total of thirty (30) Merit Badges, ranging from Art to camping to Wilderness Survival.

One Scout completed the Blessed Carlos Rodriguez Activity (Footsteps of American saints), sponsored by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS). Joseph Barone (Scoutmaster) has awarded the Archdiocese of Washington Patch, for providing service of more than 100 hours to Catholic Scouting Programs.

Our Troop has also participated in the following activities:

· Scout Sunday (February)

· Goshen Scout Camp (July)

· Scouting for Food with Cub =cout Pack 466 (November)

· Parish Bazaar (November)

This was the year in which our Troop completed our two week Big Trip Out West to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. There were almost 40 Scouts, =eaders and parents who completed the first week, and apx. 33 the second week.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Christmas Tree Sale 2012

These photos were from the last night of the sale, when Nat and Ty were trimming the last of the trees.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Christmas Tree Shed Take Down 2012

Well, the tree sale is over and the shed needs to be taken down. Over the next two weeks, we will have some random shots for you from the this annual event.