Boy Scout Troop 666 – 85 years and counting!

benjamin_banneker_district  The Troop meets most Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. at

  Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church,

  3401 Nebraska Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20016 

Thank you for visiting the website of BSA Troop 666.
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Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 666! Whether you are new, transferring from another Troop, or old hands, this website is designed to help you get acquainted with our program and facilities. It also has something to say about a Scout’s responsibilities and opportunities, and we hope it has the information you need to get the most out of Scouting.

When a boy joins Scouting, in a sense the whole family also joins. Scouting is a volunteer organization. Without volunteers to help challenge your sons there would be no Scouting program or Troop 666. Parents and interested community members comprise the majority of the Troop’s volunteers as either Committee Members or Scoutmasters.

Troop 666 will need your cooperation and volunteered time if it is to succeed. The Troop has some positions that may require a few hours a week of your time; we also have numerous small “one-time” jobs that could be shared among several families. Experience has taught us that the quality of the Troop and of your son’s experience is greatly affected by the contributions of time and effort each scout’s family makes. In addition, the scouts themselves like having their parents involved with their activities. A Boy Scout Troop is not an extension of its Scoutmaster – it is a part of your son’s physical and character development.

Troop 666 is open to all boys regardless of economic or social status, race or creed; we take great pride in the diverse backgrounds of our Scouts. Unfortunately though, no boy will be able to benefit from our program without his family’s commitment to “help the Troop go.” Please let us know of your areas of interest. Many parents are surprised to find that helping their son in Scouting can be both rewarding and fun!

You may contact us at:  BSATroop666@gmail.com

New Scout Information:  Welcome to Troop 666 Booklet

News Flash

Parents’ News Flash, April, 2016
                                                 

Sun, Apr 3              Training Hike, Preparation for April Hiking Outing, Rock Creek  National Park, 1 PM (see details below)

Mon, Apr 4              Troop and Troop Committee Meetings 7:30PM

Mon, Apr. 11, 18        Troop Meetings, 7:30PM

Sa-Su, Apr 9-10 Merit Badge University, Catholic University, Washington, DC

Fr-Su, Apr 15-17        DC District Camporee (see details below)

Sa-Su, Apr 23-24        Monthly Campout, Hiking

Mon, Apr 25             TLC Meeting, 7:30PM

Mon, May 2              Troop and Troop Committee Meetings, 7:30PM

Mon, May 9              Troop Meeting, 7:30PM

Sa-Su, May 14-15        Monthly Campout

Mon, May 16             TLC Meeting, 7:30PM

Mon, May 23             Troop Meeting, 7:30PM

Mon, May 30             NO Troop Meeting (Memorial Day)

Mon, Jun 6              Troop and Troop Committee Meetings, 7:30PM

Sa-Su, June 11-12       Family Campout and Court of Honor

Su-Sa, Jun 19-25        Summer Camp, Rodney Scout Reservation, North East, MD

We-Fr, Jul 19-28, 2017  National Scout Jamboree, The Summit, adjacent to New River Gorge National River Area, WV

Mo-Fr, Jul 22-Aug 2, 2019       International Scout Jamboree, The Summit, WV (hosted by BSA, Scouts Canada and Associación de Scouts de Mexico)

TRAINING HIKE, PREPARATION FOR APRIL HIKING OUTING, ROCK CREEK NATIONAL PARK, SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 1PM (FROM OUR SCOUTMASTER MR. BASTIAN AND TROOP COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN MR. MAILLEY)

In preparation for our April Hiking Campout scheduled for April 23-24, the Troop will go for a “Training Hike” on Sunday, April 3 at 1PM.  Meet at Parking Lot #1 across from Pierce Mill (address: 2539 Tilden Street NW ZIP 20008).  Backpacks, compasses, water, rain gear and first-aid kits are required!  Participation is optional but highly recommended.  Your Scout will gain much more experience, be much better prepared, and have much more fun on the Campout if he participates in the Training Hike than if he does not participate.  BE PREPARED!  If your Scout has any questions he should call his Patrol Leader.

MESSAGE FROM TROOP ADVANCEMENT CHAIR MR. MICHAEL COLON

Troop 666: As I mentioned to the Scouts during our last meeting, the DC District is holding its Spring Camporee from 4/15 to 4/17 (Friday night to Sunday morning). The camporee is a regional event attended by Boy Scouts, Webelos, and Venturers from various troops, packs, and crews. The Camporee does not replace Troop 666’s April outing, which is scheduled for the following weekend, 4/23 to 4/24. Instead, the Camporee offers an additional opportunity for the boys to camp in April — one that is hosted by the DC District, rather than the Troop. The Camporee will be located at Cedarville State Forest (10201 Bee Oak Road; Brandywine, MD 20613). The cost to attend is $15 per attendee (Scout or Adult). To encourage early registration, there is a nominal discount ($3) for those who register by this Sunday (4/3). Each attendee (Scout or Adult) must bring a completed BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A and Part B). These can be completed by Parents. It appears that Part C — which must be completed by a doctor — is not required. I have attached the Camporee Information Packet [Prints to 9 pages] and the Health Form [Prints to 3 pages]. If your Scout would like to attend the Spring Camporee as a member of the Troop 666 contingent, please let me know. Also, please let me know if you are willing to drive Scouts to the Camporee Friday (4/15) night or back Sunday morning (4/17).  Thanks, Michael

NOTES

If your Scout owes money for the Ski Trip, Torsk Overnight and/or Summer Camp, please contact Troop Treasurer Mrs. Carol Schultze.

If your Scout will attend Summer Camp and has not already sent his requests for Merit Badge classes to our Scoutmaster Mr. Bastian, he should do so ASAP!