Campout sign-up deadline - Mon, Nov 30, midnight. This is the deadline to register for Dec 4-6 campout. For registration, click here.
Troop Meeting - Tue, Dec 1, 7:00p, Scout Room. FCT at 6:30p. SPL elections.
Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Dec 4-6. The campout will be held at Trione Ranch, which is near Navasota. Activities include various shooting sports. Webelos and their parents are welcome. For directions to site, click here.
Court of Honor - Tue, Dec 8, 6:30p.
Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Dec 10, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.
PLC Meeting - Sun, Dec 13, Scout Room.
(No Troop Meeting on Tue, Dec 15, Dec 22 or Dec 29)
Troop Meeting - Tue, Jan 5, 7:00p, Scout Room. FCT at 6:30p.
At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Oct 20, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned
in the prior month.
In addition, Joe Gobillot, Harry Goldberg, Jacob Lawyer and John Lilly 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, Dec 8 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 Coordinators Monica Betz or 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.
Dues for 2015-16
Dues for the current school year are $125 for one scout and $100 for additional scouts from the same family. An extra $25 donation is requested. 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: Tara Henke (T-55's Registrar), 6548 Brompton Road, Houston, Texas 77005.
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 Oct 20. 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.
FCT Advancement Sessions
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.
NYLT, Dec 26-31 ► Link
Fast Start, online course ► Link
This is Scouting, online ► Link
Youth Protection, online ► Link
SM/ASM Specific, Feb 27 ► Link
Outdoor Skills, Apr 30 - May 1 ► Link
Climb Instructor, Part II, Dec 11-13 ► Contact
Need to add or remove your email to/from the mailing list? To make changes, please provide the updated info to Tara Henke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-557-4044.