(updated 9/09/21)

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Sep 10-12.  This campout will be held at Double Lake, 1-1/4 hrs north of Houston.  Activites include mountain biking, hiking and swimming.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Sep 14, 7:00p.  FCT at 6:15p.  Location:  Parking garage of St. John's School, between St. Luke’s Church & Buffalo Speedway.  Masks required regardless of vaccination status

Troop Meeting - Tue, Sep 21, 7:00p.  FCT at 6:15p.  Location:  Parking garage of St. John's School, between St. Luke’s Church & Buffalo Speedway.  Masks required regardless of vaccination status

Court of Honor - Tue, Sep 28.

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

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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 2021:
    Instructions for Scouts
    How to complete a Blue Card
    Instructions for Adult Leaders
 
To request a Board of Review, complete the form at this link.  For questions about the BoR process, contact Mrs Ranae Scheibner at troop55bofr@gmail.com.

New warehouse location
The troop has moved its equipment to a new warehouse.  The location is on Loop 610 in the southeast part of Houston.  The address is 5936 South Loop, on the east-bound service road.  The location is east of Hwy 288 and before Mykawa.

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

Info available at http://www.troop55htx.com.

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training

Youth Training:
NYLT, Dec 26-31  ►   Link

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