November 23, 2014

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Great Falls’ Spooktacular Success, traditional village event has record numbers.

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Here is a recent article in the Great Falls Connection covering Troop 55′s involvement with the Haunted House on Halloween. Check bottom of page for link to the full article. Below are a few quotes from the article.

“This year’s haunted house was taken over by the local boy scout troop and had lines in front of it even before the event started at 5 p.m.Children of all ages left the haunted house breathless from being spooked and surprised inside the tent.”

 “The Haunted House had a line all night long and the boy scouts did an amazing job staying afterwards to take it all down and store it again for next year,” said Lobato. “I wouldn’t be surprised if its even bigger and better next year.”

For link to the article click HERE

Sun Gazette (11/11/2014): Wolf Trap event gives local young people an up-close look at camping


The Sun Gazette wrote an article about Troop 55′s leadership in Wolf Trap National Park’s local program. Boy Scout volunteer Corey Hodge, a Langley High School senior, said the program was a “great chance to use my Scout and leadership skills to help youth learn to take responsibility for themselves in a safe and fun-filled environment. I would definitely do this again.”  
For link to the article click HERE


Cold Weather Camping – Checklist and Tips – be prepared for November Outing!

Cold weather camping is upon us!  To assist you in planning for the November outing, and upcoming cold weather outings, we have prepared a Cold Weather Camping Checklist and Tips document.  If you have any questions about camping in cold weather and how best to prepare, please ask your Patrol Leader or any Uniformed Adult Leader.

See you at the November outing!

Not too late to sign-up for the November Outing! November 15-16, 2014 Outing – Camp Rodney Scout Reservation

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERArsrNot to late to sign-up for the November outing! 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!


Great Falls Connection (10/22/2014): Camping at Wolf Trap – BSA in the news

20140929_105645-3Troop 55 is in the news again. Here is an excerpt from a story in the Great Fall Connection. The full article link is below.

Chief Ranger Duane Erwin saw this event as an amazing collaboration of organizations that believe in sharing an appreciation for nature and investing in our youth. “I am very impressed that we were able to get this rich program pilot implemented within a six week period. The Scout and adult volunteers did a fantastic job. I think the participants really enjoyed themselves.”

Honor Our Veterans

When: 11/09/2014 13:00
Where: Boy Scout Memorial, The EllipseWashington, District of Columbia 20502

Contact: Mr. Ye at yejeff [at] hotmail [dot] com if you plan to participate

For many years, a great group of Scouts and adults have gathered in Washington DC to salute our veterans. It is essential that all generations of fellow countrymen never forget those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. Please sign up a Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, or even as a family to participate in placing of wreaths at memorials, remembering all veterans.


We will depart from the Boy Scout Memorial at the base of the Ellipse at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, 2014. Please have your group arrive by 12:30 pm. It is essential that as many Scouts and adult Scouters are in full uniform that day. Neckerchief, Shirt, Scout pants, etc. We will be representing the Boy Scouts of America to all visitors and veterans we contact.


We will be hiking from the BSA Memorial, to the World War II memorial, then the Vietnam War Memorial, then the Korean War Memorial, and ending at the World War 1 (District of Columbia War Memorial). Please bring water, wear comfortable shoes, and be prepared for the weather. Also be prepared to help carry a wreath or flowers for parts of the trip. Each of us will have a turn to participate in this important remembrance.


Parking is limited, so please plan to arrive via Metro at Federal Triangle and depart via Smithsonian.


Class A Scout Uniform is required for this honorable community service in the public.


If you like to participate, please contact Mr. Ye at yejeff [at] hotmail [dot] com


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