April 24, 2017

Latest Annoucements

June 2-4, 2017 – Lower Yough/Cheat Narrows Whitewater Rafting Outing


When:    June 2-4, 2017

Where:  Lower Yough or Cheat Narrows River, Cheat Canyon Campground, Albright, WV

Leave:   St. Francis Parking Lot at 6:00 pm Friday, June 2

Return:  to St. Francis on Sunday, June 4th in the afternoon

The Cheat River Watershed is the largest free flowing watershed in the Eastern United States.  The Cheat River is one of the few rivers that flows Northward, with its beginnings in West Virginia’s highest mountains. 

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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 May 13-14 2017 Outing – Assateague Island

 May 13-14, 2017
Where: Assateague Island State Park – Berlin, MD

Arrive: St. Francis Parking Lot at 7:00 am, Saturday, May 13 
Return: St. Francis mid-afternoon Sunday, May 14

Register now for the May outing to Assateague Island State Park.  Troop 55 will camp at Assateague Island State Park, which is Maryland’s only oceanfront park.

To Learn More, Register or Pay via PayPal for this outing – Click Here

Easter Sunrise Service – Sunday, April 16, 2017

When: April 16, 2017 6:00am
Where: Great Falls National Park (at the visitor center)

Arrive: at the park at 6:00am – 9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA 22102 (free parking).  Scouts will hand out programs, take the collection mid-way through the service and patrol the service area to cleanup any debris that may be left afterwards.  Click here to register using the Signup Genius.

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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