(updated 04/09/19)

Campout sign-up deadline - Tue, Apr 9, 11:00a.   This is the deadline to register for Apr 12-14 campout if you wish to avoid the $20 late fee.  For registration, click here.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Apr 11, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Apr 12-14.  The campout will be held at Morris Ranch, which is near Shepherd, 1-1/4 hr northeast of Houston.  This campout is on the Trinity River and includes a canoe trip down the river for qualified scouts.  There will also be backpacking.  FCT activities for those not canoeing or backpacking.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Apr 16, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Court of Honor - Sat, Apr 20, 5:30p, SJD chapel.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Apr 23, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.  SPL elections.

FCT Advancement Session - Sun, Apr 28, 3:00p-5:00p, Scout Room.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Apr 30, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p. Patrol Leader elections.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, May 3-5.  The campout will be held on Galveston Island. 

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events

At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Apr 2, Nathaniel Fernandes, Alex Lopez and Justin Varkey received the Eagle Scout rank.

The next Courts of Honor will be on Saturday, Apr 20 at 5:30p, and on Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30p.

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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.

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Volunteers

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. 

 

Summer Camps in 2019
Information is available regarding summer camps planned for 2019.  Click on "Summer Camps" in the index.  Registration is closed but some camps can still add additional campers.  Contact the coordinator for specific camp if you wish to attend.

Advancement reports
Troop 55 has changed to the "Scoutbook" software system for tracking advancement, addresses, camping nights and other info.  Each scout and his parents should have received instructions about how to access the Scoutbook system to view advancement reports.  If you need further guidance to access Scoutbook or to have a copy of a scout's advancement report emailed to you, please contact Amy Barnes, our Advancement Chair, at advancement@troop55.org.

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first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Apr 12-14 at campout
    - Reqmt T-2a,b,c, cooking
    - Reqmt T-3a,b,c,d, knots
    - Reqmt T-6a,b,c, fitness re-test
    - Reqmt T-7b, service hour
    - Reqmt S-2a,b,c,d, firebuilding
    - Reqmt S-3d, navigation
    - Reqmt S-7a,b, fitness
    - Reqmt F-6b,c,d, watercraft
Apr 16, 6:00p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt S-2f, knots
Apr 23, 6:00p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt S-2g, knots
Apr 30, 3:00p-5:00p - Sunday, in Scout Rm
    - Reqmt T-6a,b,c, fitness tests
    - Reqmt S-2f,g, knots
    - Reqmt S-7a,b, fitness
    - Reqmt F-3a,b,c,d, camp tools
May 3-5 at campout
    - Reqmt T-2a,b,c, cooking
    - Reqmt T-6a,b,c, fitness re-test
    - Reqmt F-4a,b, orienteering
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.

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training

Youth Training:
NYLT, Jun 2-7 & 9-14   ►   Link

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