(updated 01/22/17)

Summer Camp Info - Sun, Jan 22, 3:00p-5:00p, Sumners Hall at SJD.  This meeting is for both scouts and parents, and the meeting will cover all summer camps for 2017.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Jan 24, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

Climbing at TRG - Fri, Jan 27, 11:00p to Sat 7:00a, Texas Rock Gym.  (Registration link to be added later.)

P-55 Pinewood Derby - Sat, Jan 28, SJD gym.  Den chiefs assist with the race.

Scouting for Food - Sun, Jan 28, service project, distribute bags for food contributions.

FCT Advancement Session - Sun, Jan 29, 3:00p-5:00p, Scout Room.

Court of Honor - Tue, Jan 31, 6:30p, SJD main sanctuary.

Scouting for Food - Sat, Feb 4, service project, collect food contributions.

Scout Sunday - Sun, Feb 5, 11:00a, SJD main sanctuary.  Arrive by 10:35a for group photo on steps in front of church.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Feb 7, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Feb 9, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

University of Scouting - Sat, Feb 11, 8:00a-4:00p.  Click here for details.



At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Dec 13, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned in the prior month.  In addition, David Rice received the Eagle Scout rank. 
If you earned a merit badge or new rank and did not receive your award at the Court of Honor, please see Mrs. Barnes at one of the upcoming Troop Meetings.

The next Court of Honor will be on Tuesday, Jan 31 at 6:30p.


Merit Badge News

Counselors Wanted: If you are interested in being a Counselor for any of the Merit Badges, please contact Merit Badge Coordinator Tevia McLaren via email or stop by the sign-up table on a Tuesday evening.

Did you know the Troop has a recommended sequence for Scouts to take merit badge courses? Take a look the Troop Handbook on the Troop website, to see what history has taught us about age-appropriate merit badges.



We need YOU!   In a Troop our size, the "official" adult leaders can’t possibly do it all.  We have both "outdoor" and "indoor" jobs for adult.  We’re friendly and supportive, we’ll train you, and you’ll have a great time.  Experience shows that, the more involved a Scout's parent is in the Troop’s adult leadership, the more likely the Scout is to remain in Scouting and someday earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

To volunteer or discuss how you can assist the troop, please contact Suanne Bouvier, our Scout Parent Coordinator, or stop by the sign-up table on Tuesday evening.  Also, you can volunteer by completing the form at this link.  This form gives descriptions of various roles.


Advancement reports and contact lists
Updated advancement reports have been posted to this website.  There is a separate report for each scout that shows rank advancement, merit badges earned, and leadership positions held.  This information is based on the Court of Honor on Dec 13.  Click on "Records" under Advancement in the index.
Updated contact lists for scouts and adult leaders have also been posted.  The reports show the BSA registration number for each scout and adult.  Click on "Membership" in the index.

Pack to Troop Transistion
To view the presentation made to the parent group in Dec 2016, click here. (3.7 MB)

Philmont 2017
Troop 55 is now accepting sign-ups for Philmont, a 14-day backpacking adventure in the mountains of northern NM.  Dates are Jun 11-24 and Jul 11-24 (two 12-person crews each month).  Click for registration form.

Map of Eagle Projects
George Caldwell has created a map of Eagle Projects done in the Houston area in recent years. To view the map, click on Eagle Resources in the index or click here.


first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.



Youth Training:
NYLT, in June

Adult Training:
Fast Start, online course   ►   Link
This is Scouting, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, online   ►   Link
Climb Instructr,Part I,Feb 10-12 ► Contact

scoop 55

Need to add or remove your email to/from the mailing list? To make changes, please provide the updated info to Tara Williams at registrar@troop55.org or 713-557-4044.