(updated 1/15/21)

Orientation for new scouts and parents - Sat, Jan 16, 2:00p, via Zoom.  Information about the New Scout Campout and other upcoming activities will be provided. 

Troop Meeting - Tue, Jan 19, 7:00p-7:45p, via Zoom.  Access code will be sent in the Troop News.

New Scout Campout - Sat-Sun, Jan 23-24.  This campout will is for all scouts who have joined T-55 in the past few months and their parents.  For registration, click here.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Jan 26, 7:00p-7:45p, via Zoom. 

Summer Camp Info - Sun, Jan 31, 4:00p-5:00p, via Zoom.  This meeting is for both scouts and parents, and the meeting will cover all summer camps for 2021.  Access code will be sent in the Troop News.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Feb 2, 7:00p-7:45p, via Zoom. 

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Feb 4, 6:00p-7:00p, via Zoom.

Scout Sunday - Sun, Feb 7, 9:45a-11:15a.
The church service at SJD starts at 10:00a and will be outside.  To attend, each family must register in advance.  Details will be available later.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Feb 19-21.  The location for this campout will be announced soon.  The original site, Enchanted Rock State Park, was changed as bus transportation blocked by Covid.

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events

The troop has not been having in-person Courts of Honor due to Covid rules.  Instead, the troop has been presenting awards at drive-by events.

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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.

 

Dues for 2021
Dues for Jan-Aug 2021 for new scouts joining Troop 55 are $122 and can be paid at this link.  New scouts also need to complete an application and other documents (click the "Joining Info & Forms" tab on the left).
Scouts who failed to pay their dues in Oct-Nov can pay via this link.

Advancement -- Special Instructions
Our Advancement Chair has provided the following for guidance during 2020:
    Instructions for Scouts
    How to complete a Blue Card
    Instructions for Adult Leaders
To request a Board of Review, contact Mrs Ranae Scheibner at troop55bofr@gmail.com.

Advancement reports
Troop 55 uses the "Scoutbook" software system for tracking advancement, addresses, camping nights and other info.  Each scout and his parents can access the Scoutbook system to view that scout's advancement report.  If you need guidance to access Scoutbook, please contact Karen Coveler, our Advancement Chair, at advancement@troop55.org.

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first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions

Info available at http://www.troop55htx.com.

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training

Youth Training:
NYLT, Jun _-_ & _-_   ►  

Adult Training:
Fast Start, online course   ►   Link
This is Scouting, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, online   ►   Link