July 27, 2017

Latest Annoucements

Reminder – Troop 55 opportunities to celebrate July 4th

 July4volunteerCelebrate Great Falls 4th of July Hometown Celebration

Troop 55 has been asked to help with the festivities again this year.  Celebrate Great Falls has established their own Signup Genius, so please register here even if you’ve already signed up on the Troop 55 signup.

Celebrate Great Falls signup:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084cada92b0-2017

Also, as a reminder for those who previously registered for the Honor Guard at the July 4th parade in Washington, DC:  you would have submitted your permission slip and release earlier in June.  The group will leave St. Francis at about 8am on Tuesday, July 4.  See the Signup Genius item in the scroll bar on the right for additional details. 

July 4th Independence Day Parade

July4image  America’s 2017 Independence Day Parade

Troop 55 scouts once again have the opportunity to participate in the annual Independence Day parade.   All who attend must complete this form – 2017 Independence Day Release.   PLEASE BRING THEM TO the regular Wednesday night meetings and turn them in to Mr. Anderson.  (The form says to mail them in – do NOT do that.)  He will post them all together with other forms necessary for our participation.

Gettysburg Outing Historian Reports – March 2017

March – 2017.  This was the first outing for many of Troop 55’s new scouts.  Read here for great summaries of the cold, snowy, slushy Gettysburg outing.


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Register for Summer Camp 2017 – Goshen Scout Reservation

Summer Camp at Goshen Scout Reservation – Camp Olmsted

JUNE 25 – JULY 1, 2017

Goshen Scout Reservation, a fully accredited camp, is the home of three resident Boy Scout camps, two resident Webelos camps, and the Lenhok’sin High Adventure Base, all centrally located around beautiful, 450 acre, Lake Merriweather.  In continuous operation since 1967, Goshen Scout Reservation provides the premier summer camp experience in our area.

*FEES: -**Early Bird Special -Before February 22, 2017 – $450.00 (SAVE $50.00)    – After February 22, 2017 – $500.00


Merit Badges Afloat – April 23, 2017


 Do you enjoy Sailing?  Just want to try it out?

You’re invited to attend the Chain Bridge District’s special April Boy Scout ‘Merit Badges Afloat (MBA)’

This 2-day event available through the National Capital Area Council provides

an opportunity to earn several aquatics-related merit badges.


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Dolly Sods 2016 – Historian Report

Dolly-Sods-2016-3Dolly Sods – Nov 2016

 by Michael K. – Scorpions historian report

The Dolly Sods backpacking outing was very fun as it normally is.  This outing is the first backpacking outing of the scouting year.  The scouts have to carry all their stuff for at least four miles of hiking.  They hike very long distances to a variety of campsites.  This year, the Scorpions resided on an island.  

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