(updated 12/15/14)

(No Troop Meeting on Tue, Dec 16, Dec 23 or Dec 30)

Troop Meeting - Tue, Jan 6, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.

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

P-55 Pinewood Derby - Sat, Jan 10, SJD gym.  Den chiefs assist with the race.

P-55 Arrow of Light - Sat, Jan 10, Scout Room.  New scouts received into T-55.

Orientation for new scouts and parents - Sun, Jan 11, Scout Room.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Jan 13, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Jan 20, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.

New Scout Campout - Sat-Sun, Jan 24-25.  This campout will is for all scouts who have joined T-55 in the past few months and their parents.  See info in next column for details and registration.

Pack 55 Campout - Fri-Sun, Jan 23-25, for den chiefs.



At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Dec 9, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned in the prior two months.  In addition, Carlo Caflisch, Alex Liapis and Evan Nance 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 on Tuesday, Feb 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 Monica Betz 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.


Dues for 2014-15
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 (T-55's Registrar), 3701 Overbrook Lane, Houston, TX 77027.

Advancement reports and contact lists
Updated advancement reports have been posted to this website.  There is a separate report for each scout that shows rank advancement, merit badges earned, and leadership positions held.  This information is based on the Court of Honor on Dec 9.  Click on "Records" under Advancement in the index.
Updated contact lists for scouts and adult leaders have also been posted.  The reports show the BSA registration number for each scout and adult.  Click on "Membership" in the index.

Medical Forms
BSA has introduced new medical forms for use starting March 2014.  For the new medical forms, click this link.


first class trail

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

New Scout Campout - Sat-Sun, Jan 24-25.  The campout will be held at the Webb Ranch, near Chappell Hill.
For registration, click registration.
For general info & schedule, click campout.
For list of personal gear to bring, click gear.
For directions to the site, click directions.
For map to campsite, click campsites



Youth Training:
NYLT, Dec 26-31  ►   Link

Adult Training:
Fast Start, online course   ►   Link
This is Scouting, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, online   ►   Link
SM/ASM Specific, Feb 21   ►   Link
Outdoor Skills, Apr 29, May 9-10 ► Link

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Need to add or remove your email to/from the mailing list? To make changes, please provide the updated info to Jenny Kempner at registrar@troop55.org or 713-524-0003.