(updated 2/14/18)

Ten Commandments Hike - Tue, Feb 17, 8:00a-4:00p.  Drop-off and pick-up will be at SJD. 

Leadership Training for Youth - Sun, Feb 18, 1:00p-4:00p, at SJD, Rm 210.
"Intro to Leadership Skills for Troops"

Troop Meeting - Tue, Feb 20, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Swim Test & FCT - Sun, Feb 25, 3:00p-5:00p, Bellaire Pool, 7001 5th St.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Feb 27, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Mar 2-4.  This is the Camporee for the Twin Bayou District, and many nearby troops will be participating.  The campout will be held at McKaskle Retreat Center which is near Hockley.  Various competitions will be held.

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

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Mar 8, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

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At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Jan 30, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned during the previous several months.  In addition, Chris Hellinger, Walter Hlavinka, Luke Poirot and Rafael Trevino received the Eagle Scout rank. 

The next Court of Honor will be on Tuesday, Mar 6 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 Camps in 2018
Information is now available regarding summer camps planned for 2018.  Click on "Summer Camps" in the index.

Summer Camp Presentation
Click here to download presentation from summer camp info meeting held on Jan 21.

Summer Camp Registration
Troop 55 is taking registrations for summer camps in 2018.  To register, click this registration link.  Philmont has a different registration link (see below).  The registration deadline for most camps is March 15, but some camps are earlier.

Philmont 2018
Troop 55 is now accepting sign-ups for Philmont, a 14-day backpacking adventure in the mountains of northern NM.  Dates are Jun 17-30 and Jul 6-16 (two 12-person crews in June, one 12-person crew in July).  To register, click here.

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 Jan 30.  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 3-8 & 10-15   ►   Link

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