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

BOY SCOUT TROOP 666, NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA COUNCIL

Parents’ News Flash, Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sa, Nov 12                         Scouting For Food (see below)

Mo, Nov 14                        Troop Meeting (Meeting in MMUMC Great Hall, some Classes [see below])

Sa-Su, Nov 19-20                November Campout

Mo, Nov 21                            TLC Meeting, 7:30PM

Mo, Nov 21-Th, Dec 1         Holiday Wreath Pre-Sales

Su, Nov 27                            Assemble tree stands (time TBA, please bring tools)

Mo, Nov 28                            Troop and Troop Committee Meetings, 7:30PM

Fr, Dec 2àSu, Dec 4         Holiday Tree and Wreath Sales (see below) 

Mo, Dec 5                              Troop Meeting

Mo, Dec 12                            Troop Meeting and Court of Honor

Mo, Dec 19, 26                     No Troop Meetings

Mo, Jan 2, 2017                    TLC Meeting

Mo, Jan 9, 2017                    Troop and Troop Committee Meetings

Mo, Jan 16, 23, 2017           Troop Meetings

Sa-Su, Jan 28-29, 2017      January Campout (Spelunking)

Su-Sa, Jun 18-24, 2017     666 Summer Camp, Rodney Scout Reserv., North East, MD

Th-Mo, Jul 20-31, 2017       666 Summer High Adventure Trek, Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, NM

SCOUTING FOR FOOD, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Drop off at the parking lot of Metropolitan Memorial United Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave NW, DC between 9 a.m. and 12 Noon, this Saturday, 11/12.  Please consider purchasing one or more items of non-perishable food to donate to Capital Area Food Bank.

The following items are particularly appreciated:  Canned meat (tuna, salmon, chicken), Peanut Butter, Soups & Stews, Fruit Juices made with 100% real fruit, Whole Grains (pasta, rice), Cereals (multi-grain, low-sugar options such as Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran, Grape Nuts, Oatmeal), Canned Fruits & Vegetables, Condiments and Hygiene Products  (diapers, toilet paper, tissues, soap, toothpaste).

Troop 666 Scouts picked up bags at the November 7 meeting for delivery to homes in their neighborhoods.  They will pick up these bags on Saturday morning November 12 and deliver them to the Church.  Let’s work hard on this project!  It occurs only once annually and the need is great.  Troop  666 has participated in this project for many years.  The Council is supporting this project through ads on local radio (WTOP-FM, 103.5).

TROOP MEETING, NOVEMBER 14, 7:30PM

          This is the last Troop Meeting before the November campout.  Scouts will be very busy with final campout preparations.  Mr. Jacobs will hold his 7PM class on advancement for ranks Scout through First Class.  Mr. Ashe WILL NOT hold his class on Citizenship Merit Badges this evening.  Any updates to 7PM class information will appear in a mini-News Flash on Monday morning, November 14.

PREPARATION FOR NOVEMBER CAMPING TRIP, NOVEMBER 19-20

The November camping trip will take place on the weekend of SaturdaySunday, November 19-20, and will include an action-packed 3 hour ropes course adventure followed by a night of camping on the Antietam battlefield. We need to have everyone register for the camping trip by Friday November 11th.

HOLIDAY TREE AND WREATH SALES, FRàSU, DECEMBER 2à4

Parents and Scouts, please block time to serve during the tree and wreath sales.  Generally the sales times are 6-10PM on Friday, 8AM9PM on Saturday and starting at 10AM on Sunday until we sell out and disassemble the tree stands.  We will also need volunteers during the week prior to the sale. First, on Sunday, November 28, we will meet to put up the tree stands.  Please bring tools with you.  Times will be announced soon.  Second, most likely on Thursday and Friday, we will need to unload the trucks bringing our trees and wreaths are delivered by the suppliers.