Boy Scout Troop 666 from Glover Park used the Yates pool last Thursday for some swim practice and aquatic fun.
With the summer months approaching, the scouts needed to clarify that they are competent swimmers before getting ready for Summer Camp. The group will be attending Camp Rodney on the Chesapeake where they will be participating in several water activities.
During their evening at Yates, 15 scouts demonstrated and learned important water safety skills. They completed tasks such as jumping into water deeper than their height, swimming 75 yards, and treading water for three minutes.
The name of Troop 666 goes back about 80 years. Once upon a time The troop met in the basement of a local pharmacy and a popular medicine was named 666. Thus, the troop number was founded.
We hope you had a great time discovering your swimming ability at Yates, Troop 666!
On May 4, 2016, Yates hosted a celebration in honor of our student employees for the ending academic school year. Students and Yates staff enjoyed food and activities with a Fiesta party on Wednesday afternoon.
During the celebration, Yates Director Jim Gilroy acknowledged the fantastic work by the student employees. The student employees are truly the backbone of Yates Field House; welcoming members, answering questions, and attending to so many needs that arise throughout the day.
The celebration also recognized our students graduating from their undergraduate or graduate study at Georgetown University. We wish our graduating students all the best, and we are so honored that you made Yates Field House a part of your Georgetown experience!
The Yates graduating students of 2016 are:
Robert Van Dyke
Chandar Prabha Sharma
Congratulations Graduates, and thank you for your outstanding participation at Yates Field House!