Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Dec 6-8. This campout will focus on shooting of various types. The campout will be held at the Trione Ranch, near Navasota. For directions to the site, click here.
Court of Honor - Tue, Dec 10, 6:30p, SJD Chapel.
Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Dec 12, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.
FCT Advancement Session - Tue, Dec 17, 6:30p, Scout Room.
Troop Meeting - Tue, Jan 7, 6:30p, Scout Room.
At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, October 29, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned in the two prior months. In addition, Hunter Werlla received his Eagle Scout ranks. 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 on Tuesday, Dec 10 at 6:30p.
Merit Badge News
Counselors Wanted: If you are interested in being a Counselor for any of the Merit Badges, please contact Merit Badge Coordinator Donna Glover 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.
Policy on Active Participation
One of the BSA requirements for rank advancement is to participate actively in the activities of the troop and patrol. Troop 55 is currently engaged in a discussion on how to define "active participation" for rank advancement. To view the current draft of this proposed policy (revised 11-13-2013), click this link.
Dues for 2013-14
Dues for the current school year are $150 for one scout and $125 for additional scouts from the same family. 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 out to Troop 55 and send to: Jenny Kempner TR-55 Registrar, 3701 Overbrook Lane, Houston, TX 77027.
NYLT, Dec 26-31 ► Link
Fast Start, online course ► Link
This is Scouting, online ► Link
Youth Protection, online ► Link
SM/ASM Specific, Feb 15 ► Link
Climb Instructr,Part I,Feb 21-23 ► Contact
Outdoor Skills, Apr 16, 26-27 ► Link
Climb Instructor, Part II, May 2-4 ► Contact
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