(updated 01/13/20)

Troop Meeting - Tue, Jan 14, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Used Uniform and Gear Sale - Tue, Jan 14, 7:00p, at SJD.

Summer Camp Info - Sun, Jan 19, 2:00p-4:00p, Sumners Hall at SJD.  This meeting is for both scouts and parents, and the meeting will cover all summer camps for 2020.

Campout sign-up deadline - Mon, Jan 20, 7:00p.   This is the deadline to register for Jan 25-26 campoutFor registration, click here.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Jan 21, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

New Scout Campout - Sat-Sun, Jan 25-26.  This campout will is for all scouts who have joined T-55 in the past few months and their parents.  For registration, click here.  For directions to site, click here.

Court of Honor - Tue, Jan 28, 6:30p, SJD main sanctuary.


**********  Joining Troop 55  **********

Key dates:
Nov-Dec - schedule visit for Troop Meeting
Jan 11 - Pack 55's Arrow of Light ceremony
Jan 12 - new scout orientation, at 3:00p
Jan 14 - initial Troop Mtg for new scouts
Jan 19 - summer camp info meeting, 2:00p
Jan 20 - registration deadline for campout
    To register, click here
Jan 25-26 - special campout for new scouts

For contacts, forms and other info, click on "Joining Info & Forms" in the index on the left.



At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Dec 3, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned during the previous month.  In addition, Jackson Berger and Eugene McCarty received the Eagle Scout rank. 

The next Courts of Honor will be on Tuesday, Jan 28 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.


New warehouse location
The troop's gear is being moved from the warehouse on Conti St to a new warehouse at 1213 W. 20th St., unit #5.  From SJD, go north on N. Shepherd, cross I-10, and left on W. 20th St.  For map, click here.  Tom Scotty has volunteered to be our new warehouse manager (adult quartermaster).

Updated contact lists for scouts and adult leaders are available.  The reports show the BSA registration number for each scout and adult.  Click on "Membership" in the index.

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.


first class trail

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



Youth Training:
NYLT, Jun 7-12 & 14-19   ►   Link

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