(updated 10/19/14)

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 21, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.

FCT Advancement Session - Sun, Oct 26, 3:00p-5:00p, Scout Room.

Court of Honor - Tue, Oct 28, 6:30p.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Nov 4, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.

Adult Pre-Campout Mtg - Tue, Nov 11, 6:00p.  Adults plan for the campout.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Nov 11, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.  OA elections.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Nov 13, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Nov 14-16.  The campout will be held at Widen Ranch, which is near Dripping Springs in the Texas Hill Country. 

Troop Meeting - Tue, Nov 18, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.  Patrol elections and SPL nominations.

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events

At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Sep 2, Troop 55 presented a over 500 merit badges and over 40 rank advancements earned over the summer.  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, Oct 28 at 6:30p.

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Merit Badge News

Merit Badge Fair:  The Merit Badge Fair for the Twin Bayou District will be held on Sat, Oct 18, at St Thomas High School.  The registration deadline was Oct 2.  For list of MBs offered, times, registration and other info, click here.

Counselors Wanted: If you are interested in being a Counselor for any of the Merit Badges, please contact Merit Badge Coordinator Monica Betz 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.

 

Dues for 2014-15
Dues for the current school year are $150 for one scout and $125 for additional scouts from the same family.  There are two ways to pay as follows:
Pay online:  click the link and follow the online directions: Link
Pay by check:  make your check out to Troop 55 and send to: Jenny Kempner (T-55's Registrar), 3701 Overbrook Lane, Houston, TX 77027.

Story of Scouting skills in use
Two scouts from T-55 recently assisted with an accident where they used some of the Scouting skills that they had learned.  To read about the event, click here.

Medical Forms
BSA has introduced new medical form for use starting March 2014.  If a scout has recently had a medical exam and used the older 2012 version of the medical form, that 2012 form will still be acceptable for summer camps in 2014. For the new medical forms, click this link.

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first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Oct 21, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt S-3f, stoves
Oct 26, 3:00-5:00p - Sunday, Scout Room
    - Reqmt S-9a, dangers of drugs, and
    - Reqmt F-8a,b,c,d, first aid
Nov 4, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt T-4b,c, knots, EDGE method
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.

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training

Youth Training:
NYLT, Dec 26-31  ►   Link

Adult Training:
Fast Start, online course   ►   Link
This is Scouting, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, online   ►   Link
Climb Instructr,Part I,Oct 24-26 ► Contact
SM/ASM Specific, Nov 8   ►   Link
Outdoor Skills, Nov 12, 22-23 ► Link

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Need to add or remove your email to/from the mailing list? To make changes, please provide the updated info to Jenny Kempner at registrar@troop55.org or 713-524-0003.