(updated 4/07/21)

FCT Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Apr 9-11.  This campout will be held at Kerr Creek Ranch (Casey) near Burton, 1-1/2 hrs northwest of Houston.  This campout is restricted to those scouts who are working on First Class Trail.

Troop Campout - Apr 9-11 -- Cancelled
The campout for 2nd year and older scouts that had been planned for Widen Ranch in the hill country has been cancelled.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Apr 13, 7:00p-7:45p, via Zoom.  Access code will be sent in the Troop News.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Apr 20, 7:00p-7:45p, via Zoom. 

Troop Meeting - Tue, Apr 27, 7:00p-7:45p, via Zoom. 

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Apr 30-May 2.  The campout will be held at Lake Somerville State Park, which is 1-3/4 hrs northwest of Houston.  * * This is a change of location. * *
The planned activities will include canoeing and kayaking.

Troop Meeting - Tue, May 4, 7:00p-7:45p, via Zoom. 

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

Troop Meeting - Tue, May 11, 7:00p-7:45p, via Zoom. 

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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.

 

Summer camps for 2021
You can download a presentation about summer camps sponsored by T-55 for 2021 at this link.  This contains the info presented at the summer camp meeting on Jan 31.
Registration for camp now open at this Link.
The camps at Yawgoog, Emerald Bay and Yellowstone are full, but there are still spaces for Camp Worth and for backpacking in NM.

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 6-11 & 13-18   ►   Link

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