Saturday, December 31, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Tree Shed Set Up 2016 (Part One)

Here are some photos from the Tree Shed set-up on Saturday, Nov. 26th.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

2016 Tree Sale is Over!

According to all reports, the last tree was sold on Tuesday night.  

Therefore, the Troop 466 Tree Sale is officially over.

Thank you to everyone who purchased a tree, rope or wreath, this year.

We look forward to doing this again with you in 2017!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Christmas Tree Sales Begin Saturday, December 5, 2016

Here is the schedule (rain or shine):

Monday thru Friday:  5:15pm to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday:  10am - 9pm

We will have Douglas, Fraser's and a limited number of White Pines.  We will have wreath and rope for sale.  

We do not sell tree stands, lights, garland, etc.  

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Colin B's Eagle Scout Project (Part Two)

Here are some additional photos from the August 20th Eagle Scout Project at The Therapeutic & Recreational Riding Center

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Colin B's Eagle Scout Project (Part One)

This is a very good year for the troop, as we have now completed two Eagle Scout projects!  

This second project took place on August 20th at The Therapeutic & Recreational Riding Center in Glenwood, MD.   The Center provides physical and occupational therapy services to children and adults with a wide range of physical, mental and emotional disabilities.  For more information about them, go to:

The  project focused on an area which contains a pond and a variety of aromatic bushes which needed some major clean-up and improvements.  The project consisted of a number of items, just to name a few:

  • Draining and cleaning the pond.  Replacing the pump in the pond.
  • Weeding and mulching the path.
  • Removal of a large bush.
  • Trimming the existing rose and other bushes.
  • Planting new rose and other bushes.
  • Painting the mailboxes and street sign
The project was completed in one day!

Here are some photos with more photos to come!

Friday, August 12, 2016

As many of our loyal readers know, the Troop goes out on a Big Trip Out West (BTOW) every three years.  However, what does it does in the in between years?  One of those years, and sometimes both, is sending the troop to Goshen Scout Reservation - Camp Bowman.  

This year, our Scouts attended in early July and not only had a great deal of fun, they earned badges. Below you will find a chart documenting both the completions and partials earned by our Scouts. 


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Eagle Court of Honor (Part Four)

After the presentation of the Eagle Neckerchief, we have he pinning of  the Eagle Badge, and the Mother and Father pin.  Finally, we come to the Eagle Charge, given by an Eagle Scout with all Eagle Scouts in attendance.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Eagle Scout Court of Honor (Part Three)

After dinner, the Court of Honor was officially opened and the first order, was the presentation of the Eagle Neckerchief to our new Eagle Scout by the Scoutmaster.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Eagle Scout Court of Honor (Part Two)

As you can see, after the Flag Ceremony and Benediction by Fr. Calis (Pastor and Sponsor), it was dinner time!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Eagle Scout Court of Honor (Part One)

On Saturday evening, June 25, 2016, an Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Chris B.  His Board of Review was in mid-March but due to school and other events, it was difficult to schedule it any earlier. So, here are some photos from the event.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Eagle Scout Project (Part 2)

Here are some additional photos from Devin W's Project at Brookside Nature Center!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Eagle Scout Project (Part 1)

Our first Eagle Scout project of the year by Devin W. will benefit Brookside Gardens Nature Center.   The center has a sort of discovery area for small children with a gravel "sand" pit, an observation area, benches, etc.   

The goal of the project was to build "Ft. Brookside," a small structure that children can hang things from.  Oh, and did I mention it also has a bench!

Here are some photos from the June 11, 2016 AM building session.  More photos to follow

Monday, June 20, 2016

Troop Archives Have Expanded

The Troop Archives have grown with the inclusion of key correspondence from 2008 through 2011 and the BTOW14 correspondence.  This correspondence was added to the troop archives by Mr. B, who was Scoutmaster during a number of those. years.  Although the binders are not fancy, the documents (in batches of apx. 40) are contained in archival pages, so as to prevent deterioration.  They are currently kept in the troop cabinets.

Correspondence for 2012 is being worked on.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Helping an Elderly Parishioner (2012)

In July of 2012, the troop received a request to assist an elderly parishioner move.    Although it was summer, we were able to gather enough adults to move the 40 or so items out of her apartment, and then into her new apartment.  Although she still had much to pack in the original apartment, this gave her the ability to move around, as well as, get a jump on moving.
-From the Troop Archives

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Canoe Tipping at Glenwood Pool (2012)

The troop over the years conducted two very large service projects at Glenwood Pool. As one was to say "Thank You," is they allowed us to train our Scouts on how to handle a canoe. This included paddling, swimming, and getting back into the canoe. Here are a couple of photos from 2012.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

A Little Humor

A friend of one of our Assistant Scoutmasters sent him a couple of comic strips in reference to Scouting. He thought they were funny and thought you might also. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Scout Sunday 2016: Corporal Works of Mercy

This past Scout Sunday, two members of Troop 466 were recognized for their completion of the Corporal Works of Mercy Achievement from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS). Life Scout Christopher B. and Asst. Scoutmaster Joseph B. earned the award and are actually the first in the Troop to earn it.

This award can easily be earned by the Scouts who attend Catholic high school, as there is a very large component in serving/assisting at food kitchens/drives, etc. However, any Catholic can earn it.