(updated 03/27/17)

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

Campout sign-up deadline - Mon, Apr 3, 10:00p.   This is the deadline to register for Apr 7-9 campout.  For registration, click here.

Patrol Meetings & Court of Honor - Tue, Apr 4, 6:30p.  Patrols will meet at 6:30p to plan for the Apr 7-9 campouts.  The Court of Honor will start at 7:00p in the main sanctuary at SJD.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Apr 7-9.  The campout will be held near Dripping Springs, in the hill country.  Activities include swimming, fishing, patrol games and FCT.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Apr 11, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

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

Troop Meeting - Tue, Apr 18, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

FCT Advancement Session - Sun, Apr 23, 3:00p-5:00p, Scout Room.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, May 5-7.  The campout will be held at Cedar Park, which is east of Houston.

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At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Mar 7, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned in the prior month.  In addition, Erik Andrade and Michael Lombardi 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, Apr 4 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.  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 was March 15, but some camps may still have open spots.

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 Mar 7.  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.

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FCT Advancement Sessions
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.

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training

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

Please report training completions to Steve Mach, T-55's training coordinator, at training@troop55.org.

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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 Tara Williams at registrar@troop55.org or 713-557-4044.