(updated 12/09/19)

Troop Meeting - Tue, Dec 10, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.  Patrol leader elections.

FCT Advancement Session - Sun, Dec 15, 3:00p-5:00p, Scout Room.

(No Troop Meeting on Tue, Dec 17, Dec 24 or Dec 31)

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

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Jan 9, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Jan 14, 7:00p, Scout Room.  Games and FCT at 6:30p.

Used Uniform and Gear Sale - Tue, Jan 14, 7:00p, at SJD.

New Scout Campout - Sat-Sun, Jan 25-26.  This campout will is for all scouts who have joined T-55 in the past few months and their parents. 


**********  Joining Troop 55  **********

Key dates:
Nov-Dec - schedule visit for Troop Meeting
Jan 11 - Pack 55's Arrow of Light ceremony
Jan 12 - new scout orientation
Jan 25-26 - special campout for new scouts

For contacts, forms and other info, click on "Joining Info & Forms" in the index on the left.



At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Dec 3, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned during the previous month.  In addition, Jackson Berger and Eugene McCarty received the Eagle Scout rank. 

The next Courts of Honor will be on Tuesday, Jan 28 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.


New form needed from registered adults
BSA is requiring new authorizations from all of our registered adults for background checking.  To download the form, click here.  For further explanation, please click this link (SHAC's website).  These forms are needed by mid Nov.  You can deliver your signed form during any Troop Meeting.  If you prefer to mail your form, please contact Marina Krasny, our registrar for adults.  BSA requires that the form have a physical signature, so delivery by email or fax will not be accepted.

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.


first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Dec 15, 3:00-5:00p - Sunday, in Scout Rm
    - general FCT session
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