April 29, 2016

Latest Annoucements

Troop 55 Recognized by Volunteer Fairfax for Community Service


Jeff Ye receives the Volunteer Fairfax Rising Star Award from Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova and District Supervisors.

 The Great Falls Connection posted a write-up on Troop 55’s recent recognition at the Volunteer Fairfax Awards.  Mr. Jeff Ye was recognized in the “Rising Star” category.  Wesley P., Mitchell P., James Y. and Daniel R. were all recognized in the Youth category.

“Jeff Ye, community service coordinator for Boy Scout Troop 55, was selected and recognized as the “Rising Star” at the Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards on April 8. Troop 55 is sponsored by St. Francis Episcopal Church, Great Falls.”

Read the full article here:  http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2016/apr/27/great-falls-boy-scout-troop-55-leader-recognized-r/





Troop 55 adult leaders and Scouts recognized for their outstanding community service efforts at the Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards breakfast. From left, Scoutmaster Gary Pan, Assistant Scoutmaster Jeff Ye, Senior Patrol Leader Mitchell Pan, Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust, James Ye, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Daniel Reuss, Assistant Scoutmaster Ted Reuss.

Billy Goat Trail Hike – Bear patrol Historian Report

Steep Rock FaceTrip Report by James L. (Bear Patrol)

Troop We started out early in the morning but it turned out to be the shortest trip we have taken.  Not even time to take a nap.  Within 10 minutes we were exiting across the Cabin John Bridge and headed to Carderrock on the MD side of the Potomac.  [Read More…]

Register for May 14-15, 2016 Outing – Spy Rock, Crabtree Falls & Fish Hatchery

May 14-15, 2016
Where: Crabtree Falls Campground, Tyro, VA – for New Scout Patrol (NSP),  Appalachian Trail near Spy Rock – for older patrols

Arrive: St. Francis Parking Lot at 6:30 am, Saturday, May 14th (Quartermasters – 6:00am)
Return: St. Francis mid-to-late afternoon on Sunday, May 15th.

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Billy Goat Trail Hike – historian Report

billygoat2016Trip Report by Jordan B.

Troop 55 had a wonderful outing last weekend just across the river in Potomac, Maryland.  Our activity for this outing was the Billy Goat trail, featuring a rocky pathway along the Potomac River and fantastic views of the falls.  Even though it was so close to home this was a backpacking outing and the scouts used hiking stoves and packed all their gear into backpacks.  [Read More…]

Boy Scout Troop 55 Annual Fundraisers – 2016 Mulch or Camp Card Sales

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

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Registration info for 2017 National Jamboree

 Scouting’s PREMIER High Adventure experience

When: The 2017 National Jamboree is July 19 – 28, 2017
Where: Summit Bechtel Reserve, New Hope, West Virginia
We want you! Scouts, Crew Members, Adults