By Tommy K., Boy Scout Troop 55 Lead Historian
Nationwide, only four percent of Boy Scouts achieve the Rank of Eagle Scout. This year, seven Troop 55 Scouts earned the rank. The Eagle Rank is the most difficult as Scouts must demonstrate service, leadership, and training that positively impact their communities and the world over an extensive period of time. In addition, Eagle Rank recipients must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, each reflecting a level of expertise in a variety of disciplines.
Justin Meeker’s Eagle Scout Project
When: Thursday, July 23 & Friday July 24, 2015
Where: Camp Fraser (101 Springvale Rd, Great Falls)
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm both days
What the scouts should bring: Work gloves, wear clothes you can get dirty in, including hiking boots & long pants
What we’re doing: We first involve the clearing of two separate parcels of land. The second part of the project will be the creation of the Low Ropes Course so that D.C. Public school children to learn teamwork. Below are sketches of the project.
By James Y. (Scorpion Patrol Historian)
On June 12th, on a Friday afternoon, we all gathered around Saint Francis Church to prepare to leave. We packed up our belongings into the cars. Then, at around 5:30 PM, we headed out for a long three hour drive.
Three hours later, we arrived at Cheatham Annex, a navy base. It was around 9:00 PM at that time. Everyone parked in a paved lot, and our campground was a wide field of grass next to a large dining fly over some tables. We all unpacked and set up our tents. Some scouts goofed off past 12:00 AM until they were finally ordered to go to sleep, and everyone could try to get a good night’s rest.
OA Centennial TOUR
Camp Snyder – NCAC
July 26, 2015
The National Order of the Arrow is celebrating its Centennial this year. It was founded 100 years ago at the Treasure Island BSA Camp about 10 miles from the Ockanickon Scout Reservation, our 2014 summer camp location. All Scouts and Scouters will be welcomed. [Read More…]
OA Members Need to renew their Lodge Membership for 2015.
“To be a member in Amangamek-Wipit Lodge and the OA you must be a registered scout due through the Troop and your OA dues through the Lodge annually. A dues payment of $14 gives you an invite to all chapter/lodge events and a subscription to the quarterly Lodge Shark’s Tooth newsletter. Your OA ID number and BSA ID number will be printed at the top of your Sharks Tooth Newsletter.” [Read More…]
On Saturday, May 2, 2015, I went to the Pirate Festival in Lake Fairfax Park for community service at 9:30 AM in the morning. There were many activities, such as a climbing rope, singing, tattoos, treasure hunts, slides, and boat rides! I originally thought I got the “lamest” station of all, “Does it Sink or Float?” I was supposed to teach the little kids how to make boats float out of clay, and let them see if some toys could float.