(updated 10/23/16)

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 25, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

FCT Advancement Session - Sun, Oct 30, 3:00p-5:00p, orienteering course, meet in Scout Room.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Nov 1, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

Pack 55 Campout - Fri-Sun, Nov 4-6, for den chiefs.

OA Fall Pow Wow - Fri-Sun, Nov 4-6, for OA members.

Campout sign-up deadline - Mon, Nov 7, midnight.   (Registration link to be added later.)

Troop Meeting - Tue, Nov 8, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Nov 10, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Nov 11-13.  The campout will be held at Enchanted Rock State Park, near Fredersburg, in the Texas Hill Country.  Activities include backpacking, rock climbing and FCT.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Nov 15, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.



At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Oct 18, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned in the prior month.  In addition, Harrison Jones, Garret Kindle and Chip Slater 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, Dec 13 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.


Dues for 2016-17
Dues for the current school year are $130 for one scout and $110 for additional scouts from the same family.  An extra $25 donation is requested.  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 payable to "Troop 55" and send to: Tara Williams (T-55's Registrar), 4814 Benning Drive, Houston 77035.

Philmont 2017
Troop 55 is now accepting sign-ups for Philmont, a 14-day backpacking adventure in the mountains of northern NM.  Dates are Jun 11-24 and Jul 11-24 (two 12-person crews each month).  Click for registration form.

Map of Eagle Projects
George Caldwell has created a map of Eagle Projects done in the Houston area in recent years. To view the map, click on Eagle Resources in the index or click here.


first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Oct 25, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - FC Reqmt 5d, extreme weather
Oct 30, 3:00-5:00p - Sunday, at SJD
    - FC Reqmt 4a, map & compass course
    - FC Reqmt 4b, GPS orienteering
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.



Youth Training:
NYLT, Dec 18-23  ►   Link

Adult Training:
Fast Start, online course   ►   Link
This is Scouting, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, online   ►   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 Tara Williams at registrar@troop55.org or 713-557-4044.