(updated 08/21/17)

Troop Meeting - Tue, Aug 22, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Recruiting Event - Sun, Aug 27, 1:00p-3:00p, gym at SJD.
For anyone interested in joining T-55.

Swim Party - Sun, Aug 27, 3:30p-5:30p, Colonial Park Pool, 4130 Byron St, in West Univ.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Aug 29, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

Court of Honor - Tue, Sep 5, 6:30p, SJD main sanctuary.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Sep 12, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Sep 14, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Sep 15-17.  The campout will be held at Acacia, which is near Dripping Springs, in the hill country.  Activities include swimming, fishing, wilderness survival and FCT.


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

Troop 55 sponsored the following adventures for Summer 2017:

June 4 Hale Scout Reservation, OK
June 10 Canada Canoeing Trips, MB
June 11 Philmont Scout Ranch, NM
June 12 Sea Scout Base Galveston, TX
June 25 Blue Ridge Scout Camp, VA
June 25 New River Rafting Camp, VA
July 11 Philmont Scout Ranch, NM
July 21 Camp Loll, WY
July 21 Yellowstone Trek, WY



At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, May 9, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned in the prior month.  In addition, Paul Hung and Michael Urdahl received the Eagle Scout rank. 

The next Court of Honor will be in September 2017


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.


Calendar for 2017-18
The new calendar for Aug 2017 through May 2018 is now available.
Click on "Calendar of Events" in the index.
For a listing of the key dates, click here.

Presentation from Adult Leaders Meeting
Dr. Richard Pesikoff gave a presention at the Adult Leaders Planning Meeting on Aug 12 that covered adolescent development.  To download the slides from that presentation, click here.


first class trail

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



Youth Training:
NYLT, Dec 26-31   ►   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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