April 25, 2014

Latest Annoucements

Don’t Forget To Sign Up For The May Outing!

Busch Gardens - Williamsburg, VA - Loch Ness Monster RideWhen: May 2  – 4, 2014
Where: Youghiogheny River & Ohiopyle State Park
Time:    Arrive at the St. Francis parking lot at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 2nd
Return to St. Francis mid-afternoon on Sunday, May 4th

 Whether this is your first whitewater rafting trip or you’re an experienced rafter, the Lower Yough (pronounced “Yok”), in the heart of The Laurel Highlands, is a blast!! Troop 55 will camp at Ohiopyle State Park in Pennsylvania for this two night camping trip.  On Saturday, you will be checking in with the rafting outfitter where you will receive your life jacket & helmet and meet a couple of your River Guides. From there you’ll be transported to the staging area where you’ll begin your river trip. Dividing into groups of 4 – 6 people, you’ll climb into your rafts for a quick introduction to river running before hitting the water. River safety, paddle strokes, boat maneuvering and what to expect on the water will all be covered. From there you’ll head to the river and the fun begins!

To secure your place on the trip, full payment is due by April 23rd.  Registrations after April 23rd will include a $10 late fee and will not be guaranteed a spot on a raft. 

Derek R.’s Eagle Service Project

EagleprojectEagle Project-Community Service 

 When: April 19th and 26th  Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Where:  St. Francis Episcopal Church
9220 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, VA  22066

What:   We will be conducting a drive similar to Scouting for Food but we will be collecting books to benefit impoverished inner-city and rural school libraries. 

When:   We will meet at St. Francis Episcopal Church at 10:00am on both Saturday April 19th and Saturday April 26th from which point we will disperse to distribute bags(19th) and collect books(26th).

What to wear:  Please wear Class A (Scout Shorts and Scout Shirt not the T-Shirt) and shoes comfortable for walking. 

Please RSVP to work on my project by calling 703-498-8098 or emailing draschid513 [at] gmail [dot] com. By RSVPing I can be sure that we have enough cars to transport volunteers.

Finally, I would like to thank everyone for contributing to my fantastic scouting experience and I look forward to seeing you at my Eagle Project!

Our own Brigadier General Michael C. Dudzik is the new district chairman

Dudzik  Click image for the story!





The Connection – Article on Troop 55 celebrates 35 Years

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Good Scout Award for Mr. MacKichan

goodscoutFrom The Scouter Digest – Winter Edition 2014.   Our very own Mr.  MacKichan was presented the 2013 Good Scout Award.   Click the Image to read the article!  Page 9 of the pff is where the specifics are!




First Annual Math Kangaroo competition

On March 20th 2014, Boys Scouts from Troop 55 helped Forestville Elementary School run its first international Math Kangaroo competition. …….

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