(updated 09/20/20)

Campout sign-up deadline - Mon, Sep 21, 10:00p.   This is the deadline to register for Sep 26-27 campout for Life scouts.  For registration, click here.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Sep 22, 7:00p-7:45p, via Zoom.  Access code will be sent in the Troop News.

Life Scout Campout - Sat-Sun, Sep 26-27.  This is a special campouts for scouts who have the rank of Life.  Preparing a plan for Eagle.  Details will be in the Troop News.

FCT Advancement Session - Sun, Sep 27.  Fitness tests in Memorial Park, light-weight stoves on SJD lawn.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Sep 29, 7:00p-7:45p, via Zoom. 

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Oct 1, 6:00p-7:00p.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 6, 7:00p-7:45p, via Zoom. 

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Oct 23-25.  The campout will be Kerr Creek Farm (Casey Ranch) near Brenham. 

Patrol Campouts - Fri-Sun, Nov 6-8.  Multiple locations.  Each patrol will select its location and activities.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Dec 4-6.  The campout will be held at Yellow Creek Ranch, which is near Cat Spring, west of Houston.

Additional events for the 2020-21 school year will be added when available.

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events

The troop has not been having in-person Courts of Honor due to Covid rules.  Instead, the troop has been presenting awards at drive-by events.

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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.

 

Advancement -- Special Instructions
Our Advancement Chair has provided the following for guidance during 2020:
    Instructions for Scouts
    How to complete a Blue Card
    Instructions for Adult Leaders
To request a Board of Review, contact Mrs Ranae Scheibner at troop55bofr@gmail.com.

Dues for 2020-21
Dues for the current school year are $175 for one scout and $125 for additional scouts from the same family.  An extra $40 donation is requested if the parent is a registered troop leader.  Payment is done online and instructions will be in the Troop News and at this link.

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.

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first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Sep 27, 1:00p-3:00p - Sunday, in Mem Park
    - Reqmt T-6a,b,8c, fitness tests
    - must sign-up for time slot
Sep 27, 4:00p-5:00p - Sunday, SJD lawn
    - Reqmt 2nd-2d, light-wt stove cooking
    - must sign-up in advance

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training

Youth Training:
NYLT, Nov 21-23 AND Nov 27-29  ►   Link NYLT, Dec 26-31  ►   Link

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