October 7, 2015

Latest Annoucements

Troop 55 Volunteer Opportunities October 2015 – We need you!!

Lots of Scouting Volunteer Activities this Month – Pick the image to learn more!!


St. Francis Country Fair, Court of Honor, First Time Campers, Pack 55 Camp Fire, and the Great Falls Haunted House – All of these are activities where our scouts are needed.  Links to all these activities can be found by clicking on the appropriate image, or looking to the right on the website for the Sign Up Genius .

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Wreaths Across America


We will be supporting Wreaths Across America again in 2015.  Wreaths Across America is a 501 (c)3 organization dedicated to honoring and remembering our veterans. 
There are a number of ways to get involved. However, we have elected to support this effort through the purchase of wreaths that will be placed on tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery. 

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July 4th Historian Report

DSCF66394th of July Parade Report – James Y. (Scorpions)

 On a Sunday morning, July 4th, at around 8:00 AM, we gathered at St. Francis Church. Once we were all here, we carpooled to Washington D.C. for the 4th of July Parade.

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Resica Falls Summer Camp 2015 Historian Report

20150624_104357Resica Falls Summer Camp –  James Y.    (Scorpion Patrol Historian)

On June 21st, on a Sunday morning, we all gathered at the Great Falls Library. A big bus was positioned there, and we organized our trunks and our packs into lines.

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Sign up for October 17-18 Dolly Sods Outing

October Outing – Dolly Sods 2015

-When:  October 17-18, 2015
Where: Dolly Sods Wilderness, Monongahela National Forest, WV
Time:   Arrive at the St. Francis parking lot at 6:30 AM on Saturday, October 17th
Return to St. Francis by late afternoon on Sunday, October 18th

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

To Sign up, and See all the details Click HERE

October 4th Court of Honor

courtofhonorWe will conduct our first Court of Honor of the new Scouting Year on Sunday, Oct 4th.  The Court of Honor will start at 3:30p.  This is an extremely important opportunity to recognize all of our scouts for their accomplishments since the Spring.  Each Patrol will formally welcome each of their newest scouts, Scouts will be recognized for their merit badge and advancement work, and High Adventure Scouts will have an opportunity to share their perspectives of their adventures over the summer (World Scout Jamboree, Sea Base and Northern Tier).  All Scout families are welcome to bring their families and guests to this special occasion.  We will have a Troop picnic following the ceremony.  While we have our traditional BBQ, each family is asked to bring a special dish.  Please share the date with families and guests so they can plan to attend.

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