(updated 09/15/19)

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

Troop Meeting - Tue, Sep 24, 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. 

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 1, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Oct 3, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

Court of Honor - Tue, Oct 8, 6:30p, SJD main sanctuary.

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events

At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Sep 3, Troop 55 presented over 500 merit badges and rank advancements earned over the summer.  In addition, Kenny Burke, Pierce Ederle and Evan Zhao received the Eagle Scout rank. 

The next Courts of Honor will be on Tuesday, Oct 15 at 6:30p.

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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.

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Volunteers

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. 

 

New warehouse location
The troop's gear is being moved from the warehouse on Conti St to a new warehouse at 1213 W. 20th St., unit #5.  From SJD, go north on N. Shepherd, cross I-10, and left on W. 20th St.  For map, click here.  Tom Scotty has volunteered to be our new warehouse manager (adult quartermaster).

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.

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first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Sep 17, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt 2nd-8c,d, financial responsibility
Sep 24, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt T-4d, bring first aid kit
    - Reqmt T-5a,b,c, safe hiking
Sep 27-29 at Acacia campout
    - Reqmt T-3a,b,c,d tools
    - Reqmt T-4a,b,c,d first aid
    - Reqmt 2nd-1b, leave no trace
    - Reqmt 2nd-2a,b,c,d,e cooking
    - Reqmt 2nd-3d 5-mile hike
    - Reqmt 2nd-4 animal identification
    - Various camping reqmts
    - Tenderfoot catch-up
Oct 1, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt 2nd-9a, personal responsibility
    - Reqmt 2nd-9b, bullying & response
Oct 6, 3:00p-5:00p - Sunday, Memorial Park
Oct 20, 3:00p-5:00p - Sunday, SJD
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.

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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
Outdoor Skills, Oct 4-6 ► Link