(updated 08/13/19)

Troop Meeting - Tue, Aug 20, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Adult Leader Planning Conference - Fri-Sat, Aug 23-24, at River Oaks Garden Club, Westheimer at Kirby

FCT Advancement Session - Sun, Aug 25, 3:00p-5:00p, SJD lawn.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Aug 27, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Court of Honor - Tue, Sep 3, 6:30p.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Sep 10, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Sep 17, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Sep 27-29.  The campout will be held at Acacia Ranch, which is near Dripping Springs, in the hill country.  Activities include swimming, wilderness survival and FCT. 


**********  Summer camps  **********

Troop 55 sponsored the following adventures for Summer 2019:

June 8 Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch, TX
June 10 Philmont Scout Ranch, NM
June 15 Canoe Trek, Manitoba, Canada
June 19 Intro backpacking, MT
June 27 Camp Emerald Bay, CA
June 29 Camp Yawgoog, RI
July 19 Philmont Scout Ranch, NM
July 21 Camp Delatour, CO



At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Jun 18, Ashton Boliver and George Rentz received the Eagle Scout rank.  Harry Goldberg was recognized for having earned ALL 138 merit badges and 18 Eagle Palms.

The next Courts of Honor will be on Tuesday, Sep 3 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 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. 


Troop 55 photos
Christian Ellul, our Troop Historian, has prepared photo collections showing troop activities in each of the recent months.  Click to download (T-55 password required):
    January 2019
    February 2019
    March 2019
    April 2019
    May 2019

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 Amy Barnes, our Advancement Chair, at advancement@troop55.org.


first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Aug 20, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - FCT goal setting & records update
Aug 25, 3:00p-5:00p - Sunday, SJD lawn
    - activities for new scouts
    - Reqmt T-6a,b,c, fitness tests
    - Reqmt 2nd-7a,b, fitness
    - Reqmt 1st-8a,b, fitness
    - Scout, Tenderft & knot review stations
    - Reqmt 2nd-2f,g, knots
    - other reqmts as time permits
Aug 27, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt 1st-9a, citizenship
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