(updated 08/19/14)

Troop Meeting - Tue, Aug 26, 6:30p, Scout Room.  This is the first regular meeting of the new school year.

Court of Honor - Tue, Sep 2, 6:30p, SJD.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Sep 9, 6:30p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Sep 11, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Sep 16, 6:30p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

FCT Advancement Session - Sun, Sep 21.  Orienteering course

Troop Meeting - Tue, Sep 23, 6:30p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Sep 26-28.  The campout will be held at Lake Somerville State Park, which is near Brenham. 

Troop 55 sponsored the followed adventures for Summer 2014:

Departure
  dates:
 
June 8 Texas Coastal Flyfishing
June 11 Texas Hill Country Backpacking
June 22 El Rancho Cima, TX
June 30 Galveston Sea Base
July 5 Philmont, NM
July 8 San Marcos Canoe Trip, TX
July 13 Summit Bechtel Scout Res, WV
July 20 Camp Jeffrey, CO
July 20 Elkhorn High Adv Base, CO
July 14 European Biking Trek, Spain

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events

At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, May 6, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned in the prior month.  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, Sep 2 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 Monica Betz 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.

 

Calendar for 2014-15
The new calendar for Aug 2014 through Aug 2015 is now available.
Click on "Calendar of Events" in the index.

Contact lists & BSA numbers
Updated contact lists for scouts and adult leaders have been posted.  The format has been changed to show the BSA registration number for each scout and adult.  Click on "Membership" in the index.

New Scoutmaster
At the Court of Honor on May 6, Rev. Doug Richnow announced that Bill Helfand will be retiring as Scoutmaster for Troop 55 at the end of August 2014. We are thankful for the years of dedicated service by Mr. Helfand, and he will continue to be an active leader in the Troop.
 
Rev. Richnow also announced that Robert Lombardi will succeed Mr. Helfand as Scoutmaster.  Mr. Lombardi has been an Assistant Scoutmaster for many years, and he has been in charge of the First Class Trail advancement program.  We are delighted to have Mr. Lombardi ready to take on this new leadership role.

Medical Forms
BSA has introduced new medical form for use starting March 2014.  If a scout has recently had a medical exam and used the older 2012 version of the medical form, that 2012 form will still be acceptable for summer camps in 2014. For the new medical forms, click this link.

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first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Aug 26, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Bring scout handbooks for review
Sep 9, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt S-9a, dangers of drugs
Sep 16, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt - TBD
Sep 21, Sunday
    - Reqmt F-2, orienteering course
Sep 27-28 at Lake Somerville campout
    - TBD
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

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