May 25, 2015


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May Outing – White Water Rafting – Historian report

Cheat River Outing Historian Reports By James Y. and Jason J.

By James Y. ( Scorpion Patrol Historian)

DSCF5615On a Friday afternoon, May 15th, we set out from St. Francis Church for a four hour drive to Albright, in West Virginia. By the time we arrived there, it was around 10:00, so we immediately set up our tents. Our camp was near the Cheat River. Then, we put up rainflys over the picnic tables so they wouldn’t get wet. It would rain a lot during out stay. Finally, we assembled our gear and all went to sleep.

The next Saturday, we woke up for a hot breakfast. At around ten in the morning, the older scouts 13 and above set out to white water raft first at Youghiogheny River, Pennsylvania. 30 minutes later, the new scouts and the second year scouts set out to raft the Cheat River. Everyone who rafted needed a wet suit, a life jacket, and a helmet. They had “duckies” for everyone, including the new scouts, which were only a one man inflatable kayak, which was way too hard for the new scouts. Also, only six second year scouts got the duckies, and two adults. [Read More…]

Fairfax Times- Volunteering

20150424_101942The Fairfax Times wrote an article about volunteering in the community. Recognized in the article are members of Troop 55 check below for a link to the article.

Here is a link to an article about volunteering in Fairfax

Kevin Devlin’s Eagle Project

BSA Troop 55 – Great Falls, Virginia

Kevin Devlin’s Eagle Scout Project

Friday, May 22 3:30-6:30 Demolition of Existing Guardrail

Saturday, May 23 9:30-6:30 Construction of New Guardrail

Sunday, May 24 1:30-6:30 Construction of New Guardrail

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Corey Hodge Eagle Project May 30 and June 7

Click HERE for all information on Corey Hodge’s Eagle Project

Sun Gazette (04/27/2015): Celebration salutes volunteerism across Fairfax County

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The Sun Gazette wrote an article about the 23rd Annual Fairfax Volunteer Service Award ceremony.  According the Sun Gazette, “Boy Scouts of America Troop 55 (Youth Volunteer Group), sponsored by St. Francis Episcopal Church, which in 2014 collected 2,640 pounds of food for local food pantries, picked up trash quarterly in Great Falls, and organized and executed the inaugural First Time Camper Program at Wolf Trap.”

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Sign up Now – May 23rd Inaugural James E. West H.O.S.T Hike at Washington DC

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2014 Memorial Weekend Troop 55 Inaugural Baden Powell H.O.S.T Hike (7.6 Miles)

This is a 5.5 Mile 4~6 Hour Hike for James E. West History of Scouting Trail (H.O.S.T). All scouts and family members are welcome to participate, we will hike as a group. Scouts must wear Class A uniform since this is a public event. 

Please register each participant. Last year for 2014 Inaugural Baden Powell HOST hike, we have 8 scouts earned the Inaugural Hike medal. The event also was published in Great Falls Connection(link here) and Sun Gazette (link here).

** 3000 SPECIAL J.E. WEST HIKE/ OA 100th ANNIVERSARY INAUGURAL MEDALS AVAILABLE!**

Date/Time:  May 23rd 2015, Hike start at 8:00AM 

Location: Washington DC (Exact location TBD)

Registration deadline: May 20th, 2015

Space: Limited space , 30 scouts and adults and family members

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