October 30, 2014

Latest Annoucements

Troop 55 scouts excited to run Great Falls Haunted House

Troop 55 received a write up in the Great Falls Connection about their volunteer activities this Friday October 31. The Troop is very excited to construct and run the haunted house this year. To learn more about this story click HERE.

November 15-16, 2014 Outing – Camp Rodney Scout Reservation

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERArsr Camp Rodney Scout Reservation Trip November 15-16, 2014

When: November 15-16, 2014

Where: Rodney Scout Reservation, 400 Rodney Scout Rd, North East, MD 

Time: Arrive at the St. Francis parking lot at 6:30 AM on Saturday morning Saturday, November 15th  Return to St. Francis on Sunday, November 16th


Rodney Scout Reservation is located on over 900 acres of woodlands at the head of the Chesapeake Bay. The facility is equipped November 15th from 8:30am – 4:00pm for rifle shooting where scouts will hone their sharpshooter abilities at the range.  As Rodney is a BSA Summer Camp, there are many other opportunities for fun and adventure, including hiking and orienteering.  The outing will also focus on scout skills instruction and advancement.

Learn more about this spectacular outing by clicking below!


“Soft Launch” Period for President’s Volunteer Service Award Web Site

From Oct. 15th to Nov. 15th,  the web site of the program “President’s Volunteer Service Award” is upgraded to a new version, you may experience some software glitches for your service record hours during this “soft launch” period.  Please let Mr.  Ye know if you see any service data missing, and he will contact the customer service at the third party  web site for you. Please stay patient , and continue your excellent volunteer service works for our community.

NOT TOO LATE – October 25-26, 2014 Outing – Dolly Sods Back Packing Trip

Dolly Sods Backpacking Trip October 25-26, 2014


When: October 25-26, 2014
Where: Dolly Sods Wilderness, Monongahela National Forest, WV
Time: Arrive at the St. Francis parking lot at 6:30 AM on Saturday morning Saturday, October 25th
Return to St. Francis by late afternoon on Sunday, October 26nd


Dolly Sods and its’ environs are considered the premier backpacking locales east of the Mississippi River. They feature varied terrain and eco-zones more reminiscent of parts of Canada than the mid-Atlantic. The scouts will backpack and camp in patrols along Red Creek or along the many scenic meadows above the bogs of the wilderness.

Learn more about this spectacular outing by clicking below!



Don’t forget to pay your Troop Dues !!

Please use the PayPal form below, or from the main Troop 55 website, to pay for your scout’s dues. You may also bring a check made to BSA Troop 55 to the next meeting or outing.

Your troop dues help support the troop and the scouts in all the great activities we do throughout the year.

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James River canoe Trip – Historian Report

canoeSeptember Outing:  Canoe Trip on the James River

We had an early morning departure from St. Francis Church for our trip to Virginia’s James River and the Breeden Bottom campsite.  The scenery on the way to the campsite was beautiful; rolling hills, farms, and eventually mountains with deep valleys.  The weather was perfect.  When the Troop 55 trailer arrived, we set up our patrol equipment and tents, and then drove to the Twin River Outfitters to get our canoeing gear and lifejackets.  

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