March 1, 2015


Latest Annoucements

Sign Up Now For Summer Camp – 2015

resicaSummer Camp at Resica Falls Scout Reservation
June 21 – June 27, 2015

Resica Falls is located in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.  

  • Situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, Resica Falls Scout Reservation is a 4200+ acre Scouting Paradise. Set in what seems like an endless track of mountain trails, clear streams, and waterfalls is an amazing program of activities for Scouts to enjoy for their summer camp experience. Resica Falls offers more than 65 merit badges, including 11 required for Eagle. More information can be found on their website www.resicafalls.org.

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Signu up NOW for the March 7-8th Outing – CrabTree Falls – Spy Rock

March Outing – CrabTree Falls – Spy Rock  -

Registration deadline on February 25th


crabtree2When:    
March 7-8, 2015
Where:   Crabtree Falls Campground for New Scout Patrol (NSP), Appalachian Trail toward Spy Rock for older Patrols
Time:   Arrive at the St. Francis parking lot at 6:30 am on Saturday, March 7, 2015
Return to St. Francis mid-to-late afternoon on Sunday, March 8, 2015

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April Outing – Gettysburg Bike or Hike – April 11-12

gettysburgimageWhen: April 11-12, 2015
Where:  Artillery Ridge Campground, Gettysburg, PA
Time: Arrive at the St. Francis parking lot at 6:30 am on Saturday, April 11, 2015 Return to St. Francis mid-afternoon on Sunday, April 12, 2015, approx time 1pm

Troop 55 will travel to Gettysburg, PA and learn about the Battle of Gettysburg, a turning point in the Civil War, the setting for President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address”. The group will camp at Artillery Ridge Campground, conduct an orienteering instructional session, see a short movie at the visitor’s center, then the group will split – some will go on a biking tour through the battlefield (14 miles), and the rest will do a 4 mile hike. All bikers must have helmets, and have bikes that are capable of this ride.

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Boy Scout Troop 55 Annual Mulch Sale Fundraiser – 2015

3 cu. ft. bag of shredded hardwood mulch for just $5.00 per bag!
No Delivery Fee! No Administrative Costs!
Profits will support your scout and a Troop 55 Eagle Project.
Minimum order of 20 bags

Great Falls Connection – Troop 55 Boys Honored with Service Awards

 

An article on the Troop 55 honored with Presidential Service awards was featured in the January 21, 2015 issue of the Great Falls Connection:

On Jan. 7th 2014, six boy scouts from Troop 55 were presented with “President’s Volunteer Service Award” for their extraordinary community service during year 2013 and 2014. Two scouts earned Bronze Medals, one scout achieved the Silver Medal, and three scouts were honored with Gold Medals.  Each of them also received a personalized award certificate, and a congratulation letter from President Obama.

Congratulations on these honors for  Troop 55!

For more information about the “President’s Volunteer Service Award” program at Troop 55, please visit this link: http://bsa55.com/presidents-volunteer-service-award/

Community Service: Forestville ES Science Night Station Volunteers 1/23/2015

Forestville Science NightFriday, January  23, 2015,    5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: Forestville ES Cafeteria, 1085 Utterback Store Road, Great Falls, VA 22066

You can sign up volunteer service here directly (Preferred):

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4daaa723a3fa7-renovation

Volunteers will help setup and take down each station and interact with visitors.

Slots:

5:00-6:00: Set up (Ideal for senior and young scout, parents and adult leaders)

5:30-7:30: Orientation and Running Stations (Ideal for senior scouts, parents  and adult leaders)

7:30-8:30: Take down and clean up (Ideal for senior and young scout, parents and adult leaders)

Refreshments will be provided during set up. Volunteers are requested for the entire slot, but we can work with partial time commitments. If you are a HIGH SCHOOL or MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT, or if you have partial time needs, please let us know in “My comments”.

Contact agupta [at] ischoolforthefuture [dot] org or Mr. Ye (yejeff [at] hotmail [dot] com) for more information

Troop 55 sign up page:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084aabaf22a64-forestville