Thursday, January 28, 2021

Joseph W. Brannan, Jr. (Jan. 16, 1941 to January 15, 2021)



Troop 466 mourns the passing of one of our former Asst. Scoutmasters: Joseph w. Brannan.  

Mr. Brannan was an Asst. Scoutmaster with the troop for a number of years and his son earned the rank of Eagle during this time.

From the obituary posted at Collins Funeral Home:

On January 15, 2021, Joseph William Brannan, Jr., of Silver Spring, MD, passed away peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by his wife and children.

Joe was born on January 16, 1941 in Washington, DC. Son of Joseph William Brannan, Sr. and Mina Lucille Jackson. He was predeceased by his daughter, Lori Kristine Brannan, his parents, and his brother, James Thomas Brannan. He is survived by his wife, Roberta “Lynn” Brannan, of Silver Spring, MD, his daughter, Lori’s two children, Kimberly Smith and Kaitlyn McKinley, daughter Stefani Jo Harvey (Brandon) of Grand Prairie, TX, son Matthew James Brannan (Kira) of Ijamsville, MD and their two children, Mateus and Aryanna, and his sister, Jane Brannan Kendrick of Bay Harbor Is, FL.

Joe graduated from Mackin High School, Class of ‘58. Following his graduation, he entered Civil Service at the Army Map Service in Bethesda, MD which later became Defense Mapping Agency and National Imagery and Mapping Agency. He worked there during the Bay of Pigs incident in 1961, providing much needed support for the Armed Services. He retired in 1998 after 38 years. He worked as a cartographer, photographer, imagery analyst, and computer programmer throughout his career there.

(Photo taken on the Big Trip Out West Y2K1 or 2001).

Monday, November 9, 2020

Troop 466 Christmas Tree Sales

This year, as with previous years, we will conduct a Christmas Tree Sale.  However, due to COVID, things will be a bit different.

Here is what you need to know:

  • We will have a much smaller number of trees available than normal.
  • Due to the smaller number of trees available, you can Pre-Order to reserve a tree.  The order form is available below.  Please read all of the information carefully on the form before ordering.  All Pre-Order Forms must be in by Dec. 1st.  No Exceptions
  • We will only have 6' to 7' Frasier Fir trees for sale.  They will be available at one set price. 
  • Douglas Fir trees will not be available due to a drought and an early frost, which killed many.
  • Trees will be displayed on racks but will not be unwrapped.
  • We will not trim trees this year.
  • We will assist you with loading the tree on your vehicle, if needed.
  • We will not tie trees to vehicles, but will provide twine, if needed.
  • Social distancing and masks will be required. 
  • We will only be open on the weekends, from 9am to 5pm.  No weekday sales.
  • Once the trees are all sold, the sale will end.
Tree pick-up will begin on Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th, as well as, Dec. 12th and Dec. 13th.   
Note: We cannot guarantee that there will be trees available for walk-in sales.  However, please watch this website for further announcements. 
We thank you for all of your support over the years and thank you in advance, for your understanding during this time.

If you have any questions, please contact us at



Saturday, October 17, 2020

Bridging Ceremony - October 2020 (Part Two)


Yes, they are not official BSA socks but they were cool!

Fr. Calis, our sponsor, welcoming everyone to the event.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Bridging Ceremony - Oct. 2020 (Part One)

 Due to COVID, it has been a long time since we met in person.   


A number of camping trips, hikes and even summer camp was cancelled.


However, after some discussion, we had a Bridging Ceremony with Pack 23 and Pack 466.  A total of eight (8) Webloes bridged.   We will put out a series of photos from this event.


Nothing says a Troop 466 event like Little Debbie Cakes!

Practicing the Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony