(updated 02/14/17)

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Feb 17-19.  The campout will be held at Widen Ranch, which is near Dripping Springs, in the hill country. 

Troop Meeting - Tue, Feb 21, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Feb 28, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Mar 3-5.  Camporee at new Tellepsen Scout Ranch, north of Houston. 

Pack 55 Campout - Fri-Sun, Mar 3-5, for den chiefs.

Court of Honor - Tue, Mar 7, 6:30p, SJD main sanctuary.

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



At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Jan 31, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned in the prior month.  In addition, William Lee, Ethan Sykes and August Windham 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, Mar 7 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.


Summer Camp Registration
Troop 55 is taking registrations for summer camps in 2017.  For info and to register, click this registration link.  There is additional info about summer camps at this link.  The registration deadline for most camps is March 15, but some are earlier.

Summer Camp Presentation
Click here to download presentation from summer camp info meeting held on Jan 22.

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 Jan 31.  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)


first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Feb 12, 3:00p-5:00p - Sunday, in Scout Rm
    - Reqmt T-6c, physical fit tests
    - Reqmt F-7a,c, first aid
Feb 14, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt S-3c, navigation hazards
    - Reqmt S-6d, first aid
Feb 17-19 at Widen campout
    - Reqmt S-1c, campsite selection
    - Reqmt S-2a,b,c, fires
    - Reqmt S-3d, directions w/out compass
    - Reqmt S-4, animal identification
    - Reqmt F-5a, plant identification
    - Various camping reqmts
    - Tenderfoot catch-up
Feb 21, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt S-5a, safe swim
Feb 26, 3:00p-4:30p, at Bellaire pool
    - Reqmt S-5b,c,d, swim test, water rescues
    - Reqmt F-6a,e, swim test, water rescues
Feb 28, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt S-9a,b, personal safety
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.



Youth Training:
NYLT, Jun 4-9 & 11-16   ►   Link

Adult Training:
Fast Start, online course   ►   Link
This is Scouting, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, online   ►   Link
Climb Instructor, Part II, Apr 7-9; ►   Link

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