February 22, 2018

Latest Annoucements

Register now! March 17-18 Outing: Spy Rock, Crabtree Falls & Fish Hatchery

 March 17-18, 2018
Where: Crabtree Falls Campground, Tyro, VA – for New Scout Patrol, Appalachian Trail near Spy Rock – for older patrols

Arrive: St. Francis Parking Lot at 6:30 am, Saturday, March 17
Return: St. Francis mid-to-late afternoon Sunday, March 18

Troop 55 continues its backpacking adventures with a trip to a portion of the Appalachian Trail – Crab Tree Falls, Spy Rock and the Fish Hatchery in Montebello, Virginia.  Older scouts will hike approximately 9 miles over 2 days in the George Washington National Forest, taking in breathtaking views at the tops of Crabtree Falls and Spy Rock.  The New Scout Patrol (NSP) will hike to/from the tops of Crabtree Falls on Saturday and Spy Rock on Sunday along with taking a tour of the Montebello Virginia State Fish Hatchery. [Read More…]

Boy Scout Troop 55 Annual Fundraiser – 2018 Mulch 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 Troop 55.
Deadline :  orders due by 3/7/2018

[Read More…]

Eagles Cooking Competition – Historian Report

By: Nathan Hauda

For the cooking competition, the Eagles patrol did an American theme. The weather there was snow everywhere. (That sentence rhymes I know). We chose pizza for our American theme. Everyone had to bring their own ingredients for the pizza. At 12:00 p.m. we started making the pizzas for dinner. We also made potato fries and root beer floats. When we made the pizzas we make a box oven so we could cook the pizzas. The box oven did not catch on fire like it did in 2012 when I was a new scout.

After we finished cooking Mr. Shan and I started setting the table for the competition. Since the theme was American, we had red, white and blue everywhere – cups, plates, silverware, streamers, and tablecloths. The pizzas we made were pepperoni, cheese, and Hawaiian. Before we started the cooking competition Tyler, Lucas, and I had to cut a meal for the Webelos that were visiting.

Friday night before the cooking competition, we have an overnight camp out at St Francis. When we first got there we set up our tents and set up everything inside the tent. Then after that, we set up tents over the table to protect us from the snow. I helped another scout with advancement requirements by the fire, so he could rank up. After that, we had a campfire. We set up the outside tables and our chuck boxes on Friday night, so they were all ready in the morning when we had to cook breakfast and set up for the competition. When the campfire ended at 9:59 PM, I went to bed because I was very tired.NateHauda

Until June 2018: Dining for Dollars at Glory Days!

GloryDaysNow through June 30, 2018   When you dine at any Glory Days Grill during the December 2017 through June 30, 2018 time period, they will contribute 10% of the total food and beverages purchase to the Troop 55 fundraiser. 

Bring your friends, family and neighbors!  Simply ask your server for the itemized copy of your guest check (not the charge card receipt) and give it to a troop member.  Questions?  Kristie KimClick here for the flyer.

Register for Summer Camp 2018 – Resica Falls

ResicaFallsSummer Camp!  JUNE 24 – JUNE 30, 2018

Situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, Resica Falls Scout Reservation is a 4200 acre Scouting Paradise. Set in an endless track of mountain trails, clear streams and waterfalls, Resica has an amazing program of activities for Scouts to enjoy during their summer camp experience.

*FEES: **Early Bird Special -Before March 1, 2018 – $475.00 (SAVE $50.00) 

After March 1, 2018 – $550.00.  For new scouts who join Troop 55 after Feb 1, 2018, summer camp is $475 until May 1, then $550.


First Time Campers – Historian Report

By Cameron Beem       

            This year’s first time campers was a blast! We started welcoming campers at about 8:00 to 9:00 am. Some of the volunteers had camped out the night before and planned, others were helping set up bright and early. We took all of the group pictures first, and we had a new patrol of campers this year, the orange patrol! While we took the pictures, the campers were learning about a new way to carry their water bottle, a jug knot! A jug knot is a knot tied just below the cap of the water bottle, and has a larger loop that can be worn around a campers torso. Next, we walked them down and helped them set up. I took some pictures here as well. Once they were set up, they enjoyed a lunch of burgers and hot dogs, while some of the scout volunteers started to prepare Dutch oven dinners. After lunch, campers were told about their super activities that they would be doing. They were birdwatching, gardening, archery, fly fishing, and new this year, a climbing wall!

  20171008_125855 DSCF5232

              The stewards (people who distribute food and take pictures and handle trash, etc.) took a lot of pictures of these events. The campers enjoyed all of the activities, and this went until about 5:00. During this time, I helped with lighting the Dutch oven dinners, and getting charcoal and matches. When the campers came back, they made small foil dinners, which had potatoes, vegetables, and different kinds of meat. They also had stew, (Because the foil dinners were small) which they really enjoyed. Then, I was just walking around, taking some pictures, and I saw Katie Feng, one of the leaders of this program. So, I went up and asked her if I could be the MC (Master of Ceremonies) for the campfire that evening. She said yes, because she knew that I did a lot of acting, and had a pretty loud voice. So after dinner, I announced the skits and quieted down the campers, and I think I did pretty well, even though the campers were quite a rowdy bunch, and I had to quiet them down often. So after the campfire, which of course had marshmallows, I sat down in a circle for cracker barrel. Cracker barrel is when all of the volunteers go and talk about things that went well, didn’t go well, and things that they were looking forward to, or were waiting to see improved. After the cracker barrel, I went up to the big tent and slept. And even though there was a lot of thunder, I slept like a rock.


              The next morning, we went to get breakfast ready for the campers. They had all noticed the pouring rain and lightning last night, but it didn’t seem to affect that they slept well. After breakfast, they did more super activities, which were all based on the trail. While they were gone, we cleaned up trash and got ready for lunch, which was sandwiches. After lunch, everyone enjoyed a closing ceremony, and we took closing group pictures, and the campers left. It was a great event, and a great cause!