Our troop 55 scouts made the news for their support at the 9/11 Ceremony in Great Falls. Full article on Page 3 of the Great Falls Connection, link below.
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Troop 55 managed a nice blurb about our Philmont trip in the September Powhatan Press, page 6
Also in Great Falls Connection!
Twin River Camping and Canoe Trip Sept 20-21, 2014
When: Sept 20-21, 2014
Where: Twin River Outfitters: Breeden Bottom Campground and James River Canoeing
Time: Arrive at the St. Francis parking lot at 6:30 am on Saturday, Sept 20th and return to St. Francis mid-afternoon on Sunday, Sept 21st
Service to our community and others is an important aspect of Scouting as evidenced by its inclusion in the Scout Oath wherein a scout pledges “to help other people at all times”. To encourage scouts and scouts family members to service the community, BSA Troop 55 became “Certifying Organization” in July 2014 to establish the “The President’s Volunteer Award” program at BSA Troop 55. Troop 55 will also establish accounts for different patrols; individual scout’s community service hours will be aggregated into his patrol.
At Court of Honor, we will award “President’s Volunteer Service Award” not only to scouts who achieve it, but also we will award patrols who meet the award criteria. We encourage a “very friendly” competition among different patrols from troop 55 in term of serving our communities. To create an account and keep track of your community service hours, please go to this URL (with your parent’s help if you are under 14) https://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/tgact/ros/dspROSlogin.cfm, once you create your web account, please contact Mr. Ye (yejeff [at] hotmail [dot] com) for “Record of Service Key” to help link your account to Troop 55 as your certifying organization, as well the group key for your patrol.
To find out more, please check “President’s Volunteer Service Award” at troop 55 web page
Great Falls Connection ( Wednesday, August 13 2014)
“Ten teenage Scouts and two adult leaders from Troop 55 in Great Falls went on a life-changing trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains (part of the Rocky Mountains) at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M., this summer. …”