(updated 10/16/18)

Court of Honor - Tue, Oct 16, 6:30p, SJD main sanctuary.

Twin Bayou Merit Badge Fair - Sat, Oct 20, at St. Thomas High School.  Registration deadline is Oct 17.  For info & registration, click here (TBD website).

FCT Advancement Session - Sun, Oct 21, 3:00p-5:00p, Scout Room.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 23, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

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

FCT Advancement Session - Sun, Nov 4, 3:00p-5:00p, Scout Room.

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

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

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Nov 9-11.  The campout will be at Widen Ranch, which is near Dripping Springs, west of Austin.

Pack 55 Campout - Fri-Sun, Nov 9-11, for den chiefs.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Nov 13, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

85th Annerversity Gala - Thr, Nov 15, 6:00p-9:00p.  To purchase tickets, click 85th Gala.

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At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Sep 4, Troop 55 presented over 500 merit badges and 24 rank advancements earned over the summer.  In addition, Jim Briggs and Joshua Wilson received the Eagle Scout rank. 

The next Court of Honor will be on Tuesday, Oct 16 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.

 

Dues for 2018-19
Dues for the current school year are $130 for one scout and $110 for additional scouts from the same family (same as last year).  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: Jenny Johnson (T-55's Registrar), 3674 Chevy Chase, Houston, TX 77019.

85th Anniversary Gala
Troop 55 will celebrate its 85th birthday with a gala dinner on Nov 15, 2018.  This event will be held at the Houston Junior League building, 6:00p-9:00p.  To purchase tickets, sponsorships or other informations about this event, click 85th Gala.

Advancement reports
Troop 55 is changing to the "Scoutbook" software system for tracking advancement, addresses, camping nights and other info.  Within the next month or two, each scout and his parents will be given access to the Scoutbook system to view advancement reports.  In the interim, to obtain a copy of a scout's advancement report, please contact Amy Barnes, our Advancement Chair, at advancement@troop55.org.  Older advancement reports (as of Mar 6, 2018) are still available by clicking on "Records" under Advancement 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, Dec 26-31  ►   Link

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

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