June 27, 2017

Latest Annoucements

Upcoming Eagle Scout Courts of Honor


EagleScout2Three Troop 55 Eagle Scouts to be honored

Congratulations to our latest 3 scouts to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout!  Join us at St. Francis Episcopal Church for the Eagle Scout Court of Honor to recognize and celebrate each scout’s journey and his accomplishments:

  • Stephen Thorsen – Saturday, May 20 4:00pm 
  • Daniel Reuss – Friday, June 16 6:30pm
  • Will Frank – Sunday, June 18 4:00pm 

June 2-4, 2017 – Lower Yough/Cheat Narrows Whitewater Rafting Outing


When:    June 2-4, 2017

Where:  Lower Yough or Cheat Narrows River, Cheat Canyon Campground, Albright, WV

Leave:   St. Francis Parking Lot at 6:00 pm Friday, June 2

Return:  to St. Francis on Sunday, June 4th in the afternoon

The Cheat River Watershed is the largest free flowing watershed in the Eastern United States.  The Cheat River is one of the few rivers that flows Northward, with its beginnings in West Virginia’s highest mountains. 

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July 4th Independence Day Parade

July4image  America’s 2017 Independence Day Parade

Troop 55 scouts once again have the opportunity to participate in the annual Independence Day parade.   All who attend must complete this form – 2017 Independence Day Release.   PLEASE BRING THEM TO the regular Wednesday night meetings and turn them in to Mr. Anderson.  (The form says to mail them in – do NOT do that.)  He will post them all together with other forms necessary for our participation.

Gettysburg Outing Historian Reports – March 2017

March – 2017.  This was the first outing for many of Troop 55’s new scouts.  Read here for great summaries of the cold, snowy, slushy Gettysburg outing.


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Register for Summer Camp 2017 – Goshen Scout Reservation

Summer Camp at Goshen Scout Reservation – Camp Olmsted

JUNE 25 – JULY 1, 2017

Goshen Scout Reservation, a fully accredited camp, is the home of three resident Boy Scout camps, two resident Webelos camps, and the Lenhok’sin High Adventure Base, all centrally located around beautiful, 450 acre, Lake Merriweather.  In continuous operation since 1967, Goshen Scout Reservation provides the premier summer camp experience in our area.

*FEES: -**Early Bird Special -Before February 22, 2017 – $450.00 (SAVE $50.00)    – After February 22, 2017 – $500.00


Merit Badges Afloat – April 23, 2017


 Do you enjoy Sailing?  Just want to try it out?

You’re invited to attend the Chain Bridge District’s special April Boy Scout ‘Merit Badges Afloat (MBA)’

This 2-day event available through the National Capital Area Council provides

an opportunity to earn several aquatics-related merit badges.


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