There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
The rural Maryland boy recently booted from the Boy Scouts for his atheism should have sought refuge in the District’s own Troop 666. In addition to boasting the number of the beast, Troop 666 doesn’t settle for pious, Norman Rockwell-style community work: It tackles tough urban problems. Next month, the troop is sponsoring its first-ever gun trade-in. Taking a cue from firearms-for-cash guru Rock Newman (was Rock a scout or an Indian guide?), Scout Adam Thal is organizing the gun swap as his Eagle project. Thal and his troopmates are urging people to turn in unwanted weapons—whether it’s granddad’s WWII-surplus rifle or that extra Tec-9 bought on some Liddy-fueled whim—to the Second District Police Station on Idaho Avenue NW during November. Each turned-in gun wins the donor a free dinner for two at a D.C. restaurant. For information on how to disarm yourself, call the Second District station at (202) 282-0070.