(updated 8/08/16)

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Aug 11, 6:00p.  One-time change of location: This meeting will be held at Episcopal HS, in Anderson Hall at end of B building.

Troop Kick-Off Meeting - Sun, Aug 28, 1:00p-3:00p, gym at SJD.
For parents of T-55 scouts, Webelos II parents and anyone interested in joining T-55.  YPT will be offered from 2:15p-3:00p.

PLC Meeting - Sun, Aug 28, 2:00p-3:00p, at SJD.

Swim Party - Sun, Aug 28, 3:30p-6:00p, Southside Pool.

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

Court of Honor - Tue, Sep 6, 6:30p.


********** Summer camps **********

Troop 55 sponsored the following adventures for Summer 2016:

June 5 Scuba Diving, Roatan, Honduras
June 13 Sea Scout Base Galveston, TX
June 18 Canada Whitewater Canoeing, MB
June 19 Lost Pines Scout Reservation, TX
July 2 Camp Morrison, McCall, ID
July 2 Salmon River High Adventure, ID
July 10 Glacier National Park, MT
July 16
Cumberland Gap Bike Trek, Washington, DC to Pittsburgh, PA
July 18 Galveston Nautical Adventure, TX
August 6
John Muir Trail, Kings Canyon National Park, CA



At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, May 10, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned in the prior month.  In addition, Matthew Ballard and Jack Mason 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 in September 2016.


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.


New patrols for older scouts
New patrols are planned for scouts in 10th, 11th & 12th grades.  Scouts currently in 9th grade can join these older patrols in January.

Calendar for 2016-17
The new calendar for Aug 2016 through May 2017 is now available.
Click on "Calendar of Events" in the index.


first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
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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