(updated 02/26/20)

Swim Test & FCT - Sun, Mar 1, 1:00p-3:00p, Bellaire Pool, 7001 5th St.  Swimming and water rescue requirements for 2nd and 1st Class start at 1:00p.  Swim tests for scouts who are 1st Class and above start at 1:30p.  Adults can also take the swim test starting at 1:45p.

Campout sign-up deadline - Tue, Mar 3, 10:00a.   This is the deadline to register for Mar 6-8 campout without incurring the $20 late fee.  For registration, click here.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Mar 3, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Mar 5, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Mar 6-8.  The campout will be held at Martin Dies State Park, which is 2 hrs northeast of Houston, north of Beaumont.  Activities include canoeing and FCT.  For more info, click here.

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

(No Troop Meeting on Tue, Mar 17 - Spring Break)

Troop Meeting - Tue, Mar 24, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Mar 31, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

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At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Feb 25, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned during the previous month.  In addition, Cade McMillan and Caden Perry received the Eagle Scout rank. 

The next Courts of Honor will be on Tuesday, Apr 21 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.

 

Summer Camps in 2020
Information is available regarding summer camps planned for 2020.  Click on "Summer Camps" in the index.  To register for a camp, click this registration link.

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).

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

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training

Youth Training:
NYLT, Jun 7-12 & 14-19   ►   Link

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