Wednesday, August 23, 2017

BTOW17 - Lander Cut-Off Pull Off

For some reason, each trip we seem to pull off here.  It is the author's third BTOW to Grand Teton/Yellowstone and his third visit.  Maybe it is simply to stretch our legs.  Maybe it is to look at the scenery.  

Saturday, August 19, 2017

BTOW17: Heading Up to Grand Teton

The drive from Montpelier to Grand Teton was very different for many of our Scouts. who come from Silver Spring.  Let us share with you some of the places we drove by...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

BTOW17: The First Morning

After successfully making it to the KOA in Montpelier, Idaho and a semi-decent night's rest, we were up and getting ready to travel to Grand Teton.  

Here are some photos of the first morning!

Breaking down my tent and packing up.

Some of our tents.

Nothing starts the morning right than a fresh pot of coffee, using Mr. B's peculator. 

Of course, breakfast is an important way to start the day!

Friday, August 11, 2017

BTOW17: Arrival in Salt Lake City

Our flight to Salt Lake City was uneventful, the the crew of Southwest Airlines was fantastic to us!  They plied us with snacks (Peanuts, Pretzels, Lorna Doone's, etc.), which kept us quite happy until we landed, to pick up our vehicles.

Waiting for the vehicles.

Handing out dinner to the hungry troops.

One of the vehicles used during the BTOW.

Monday, August 7, 2017

BTOW17 - Leaving on a Jet Plane

Well, as you can imagine, Troop 466 is back from our Big Trip Out West (BTOW17).  Now we begin to share our photos of our adventure.  Over the next few weeks, you can view a new set of photos, each week, documenting our adventure. 

Here we are at the airport, before passing through security, to catch our flight.  We are a good looking group, I must say!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BTOW17 - The Shake Down (Part 1)

Well, it is that time when Troop 466 undertakes the BIG TRIP OUT WEST.  This year, BTOW17 will take us once again to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

In preparation, a few nights before we left, we did a Shake Down.  Here are some of the photos.


Patrol Boxes

Monday, July 10, 2017

Eagle Scout Project - A Wider Circle (Part 3)

This project was completed in one day but watering of the plants was required for at least one week.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Eagle Scout Project at A Wider Circle (Part 2)

As the day progressed, you can see that we were able to keep some of the plants and bushes.  Simply weeding gave the area a whole new look!

We not only weeded, but removed all of the dirt from the edge of he garden and on he parking lot.  Most of it was filled with oil and other vehicle fluids. 

You can see the large number of lawn debris bags.   I guess there were about 20 bags debris removed.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Eagle Scout Project at A Wider Circle (Part 1)

Our first Eagle Scout Project of the year, consisted of reworking the grassy area by the parking lot/retaining wall at A Wider Circle.     It had become overgrown.  The objective was to have the area look neat, clean and professional, as their clients would go into the business area.  

Here are some photos from the morning:

We started at apx. 9am slowly cleaning out the weeds which had overtaken the area

Landscaping had been done a long time ago, as were pulling these large stones from under the bushes and weeds.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Parish Picnic 2017 (Part 2)

So, we are looking from our area out to the main picnic area.

The cooking demo is on.

Making pancakes!

Look at that technique. 

The Scoutmaster talking with Sr. Roberta.  

Making Dutch Oven Pizza.