Saturday, December 21, 2013

Tree Sales Have Ended

The 2013 Tree Sale has ended.

Boy Scout Troop 466 would like to thank all those who purchased a tree, rope and/or a wreath from us.

In January, we will post photos from this year's tree sale.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Tree Sale Starts Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

Christmas Tree lot will open at 10am on Saturday, Dec. 7th.  

We are located at 10103 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD

We have Frasier's, Douglas' and White Pines, ranging in size from 5.5ft to 8ft (and even a couple of 9ft. trees).  At any one time, you will have apx. 100 trees to choose from.

One of our Scouts (or Adult Leaders) will assist you in choosing the right tree for your home or apartment.  They will trim it, give it a fresh cut and load it into your vehicle.  

We will also have wreaths and rope (garland) for you to purchase.

Cash or checks only.  Sorry, we do not accept credit cards.

We thank you for considering us.


Saturday, December 7  10:00am - 9:00pm 
Sunday, December 8    10:00am - 9:00pm 

Monday, December 9 thru Friday, Dec. 13    5:00pm - 9:00pm 

Saturday, December 14 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday, December 15   10:00am - 9:00pm

Monday, December 16 thru Friday, Dec. 20 5:00pm - 9:00pm 

Saturday, December 21 10:00am - 9:00pm 

Sunday, December 22   10:00am - 9:00pm 

Monday, December 23    5:00pm - 9:00pm

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Court of Honor - Nov. 2013

The Scouts earned quite a number of awards, since the last Court of Honor in May.  We had at least ten (10) ranks earned, including one Life, and over 40 merit badges.  Here are a couple of photos from the event.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Alan's Eagle Project

Just a couple of photos from the first day of Alan's Eagle Project.  The project was to scrape and paint over 400 feet of railing around Our Lady of Vietnam Roman Catholic Church. This work was completed in Oct. 2013.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Mr. Robert M. Gates to be new BSA National President.

Robert M. Gates, a Distinguished Eagle Scout and our nation’s 22nd secretary of defense, has been elected to the national executive board of the Boy Scouts of America. Gates will serve as a member of the executive committee and as the national president-elect. 

This move means that upon approval of voting members of the National Council, Gates would begin a two-year term as the BSA national president in May 2014. The national president works alongside Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock and National Commissioner Tico Perez to form the National Key 3 that guides the organization.

More here.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Goshen 2013

On Saturday June 30, The BSA Troop 466 went to Camp Bowman on Goshen Scout Reservation. 

The Scouts that went were Evan, Colin, Jude, Josh, Devin, Oliver, Ian, Johnny, Aidan, James, Christian, Rowan, and Jimmy. Then the adult leaders who attended were Mr. Tom R., Mr. John H., Mr. Jack M. and Mr. Dan C. 

The week was very rainy but we all pulled through, and we won the honor oar for most organized campsite.  

 All the scouts had a great time, from earning their Merit Badges to hearing stories like The White Gorilla, the 2013 Goshen trip was a blast! 

At the end of week Bishop Knestout came to lunch with the troop and he exchanged his knowledge about boy scouts with the troop. 

Although showing up to camp Bowman with camp fire hill being blown away was a new and hard change to deal with.   It was blown up because of the new spillway. But overall Camp Bowman 2023 was a great year and were all excited for next year!                   

Our Fearless Leader!

Winning the Troop of the Week Award!

With Bishop Knestout

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Troop 209 Pumpkin Patch

Troop 209, located just down the road from us on Georgia Ave., is having their Annual Pumpkin Patch. Purchase wonderful pumpkins (of course), mums and bales of hay.
Here are the times and the location. And tell them, Troop 466 sent you.
Saturday: 10a-6p
Sunday: 12p-6p
M-F: 6p-8p
10/28-30: 4p-8p

Woodside United Methodist Church
8900 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
(Georgia Ave. & Ballard Rd)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Archdiocese of Washington Youth Protection Policy

The Archdiocese of Washington requires that any adult who seeks to give volunteer service with an Archdiocesan school, parish, agency or ministry that will involved substantial contact with children, must prior to beginning service:

1. Complete this application and return to the Parish Coordinator responsible for this program.  Form:

2. Register online on for a child protection workshop. The current schedule can be found here: It really does not matter where you take it, as long as you take it.

3. Call for an appointment for fingerprinting and use the Authorization form when you go to the appointment.

4. Undergo a criminal background check at the time of fingerprinting and have the results cleared by the Office of Human Resources.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Court of Honor

On the 20th of May 2013, BSA Troop 466 celebrated our semi-annual Court of Honor.  During this event people are awarded for their achievements in Boy Scouts. Several of these Scouts achieved merit badges, higher scout ranks and badges for their good deeds to the community.  This event happened on a Monday at 7 p.m. sharp.
One of the biggest talks was current Scoutmaster Joseph Barone stepping down.  The new Scoutmaster is Mr. Tom Rogers.
This year’s court of honor got a spectacular attendance and we are excited about next year!   Also, congrats to Mr. John Walsh who just got married!
Once again congratulations to all Scouts earning merit badges and higher ranks in scouting.       
Written by Colin B., Troop Historian

Monday, July 22, 2013

A Changing of the Guard


We are sorry that we have not published for a while, but we have transitioned to a new Scoutmaster, the Scouts have gone to Goshen (both as a troop and as provisional), and two members of the troop (one adult and one Scout) went to the National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.  It has been a pretty busy time for all involved.

However, we wanted to share with you some photos from the May 2013 Court of Honor.  At this event, Mr. Barone stepped down as Scoutmaster (2010-2013) and Mr. Rogers took over.  Mr. Rogers was presented with the official symbol of office: The Troop Scoutmaster Staff.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

April Campout

The camp trip on April 13-14 at Little Bennett was excellent. When I got there the first thing that Mr. Barone, Mr. Incognito, Chris B., Aiden M., and I, Josh R. did was an easy but scenic hike with a peanut butter and jelly lunch along the way. When we got back we started dinner which was a version of a dutch oven chicken burrito bowl. For dessert we had a wonderful peach cobbler. Luckily it did not get too cold that night so we all had nice night of sleep.

the food!