September 29, 2016

Latest Annoucements

Sign up for October 22-23 Dolly Sods Outing

October Outing – Dolly Sods 2016

-When:  October 22-23, 2016
Where: Dolly Sods Wilderness, Monongahela National Forest, WV
Time:   Arrive at the St. Francis parking lot at 6:30 AM on Saturday, October 22nd
Return to St. Francis by late afternoon on Sunday, October 23rd

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

Fundraiser at BRX American Bistro

brxlogoBSA Powhatan District fundraiser:  Wednesdays, September 14, 21 and 28

11am – 9pm each Wednesday 9/14, 9/21 and 9/28

Spread the word!  Mention that you’re supporting Scouting and 10% of food purchases will go toward supporting local Scouting.  Bring this flyer or tell your wait staff you’re supporting BSA.  BRX American Bistro flyer

Bike for the World Collection

Troop 55 is partnering with St. Francis Church and Rotary Club of Great Falls in support of Bikes for the World.  We will be helping with the collection of bikes and donations at the St. Francis Country Fair on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10a – 2p.  Our goal is to exceed 100 bikes and $2,000 in donations.  Folks who donate a bike and leave their email address will receive word on where their bikes are deployed.

Please help spread the word at school, work and about town.  (Flyers to print and share)

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Scouting at Saudi Arabian Embassy

On Saturday, October 15, NCAC’s International Committee presents Scouts with the opportunity to experience the culture of Saudi Arabia for half a day to learn about the nation, its people and culture.  At the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (601 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C.), you can watch and experience:

  • Scouting in Saudi Arabia, 
  • A “fashion show” of traditional Saudi attire, 
  • A video on Saudi Arabia, a nation of nearly 27 million people that is the world’s largest prodcue and exporter of oil, and
  • Scouting around the world.

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Register for Sept 24-25, 2016 Outing – Rappahannock River Canoe Trip


When: Sept 24-25, 2016
Where: Rappahannock River, Virginia Outdoor Center Campground, 3219 Fall Hill Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Arrive: St. Francis Parking Lot at 7:00 am, Saturday, September 24th
Return: St. Francis mid-afternoon on Sunday, September 25th

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DUES FOR 2016-17 ARE $175.00 FOR THE YEAR.

Dues cover the following benefits:

  • Official annual registration fees with national Boy Scouts of America
  • All awards, rank advancements, merit badges and patches
  • Court of Honor Expenses (including fully catered fall CoH)
  • Scout leadership training
  • Convenience of PayPal service to allow credit card payments without transaction fees
  • Troop website costs for instant access to calendar and links to registration/sign-up for all scout events
  • Maintenance/upgrade of extensive troop equipment, including all patrol cooking gear, camp stoves, fuel, camp tools and troop trailer
  • Annual swim test fees

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