March 22, 2018

James E. West HOST Hike Historian Reports


James E. West HOST Hike  By Jason J. (Bears Patrol Historian)  On May 23, a group of scouts participated in the HOST hike. We started at St. Francis Church, and we all grouped together at L’Enfant Plaza. Then, we started the hike with each of us having an answer sheet and an information packet to […]

Fairfax Times 05/01/2015 – People & Places: Volunteer Fairfax — ‘It takes every single Who, big and little’


The Fairfax Times wrote an article about volunteering in the community. Recognized in the article are members of Troop 55 check below for a link to the article. Here is a link to an article about volunteering in Fairfax

Sun Gazette (04/27/2015): Celebration salutes volunteerism across Fairfax County


The Sun Gazette wrote an article about the 23rd Annual Fairfax Volunteer Service Award ceremony.  According the Sun Gazette, “Boy Scouts of America Troop 55 (Youth Volunteer Group), sponsored by St. Francis Episcopal Church, which in 2014 collected 2,640 pounds of food for local food pantries, picked up trash quarterly in Great Falls, and organized […]

iSchool for the Future – Troop 55 Scouts Help Celebrate an early Earth Day

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Troop 55 scouts helped iSchool for the Future, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children succeed in the 21st century, to celebrate an early Earth Day on April 17th , 2015. Here is what the iSchhol for the Futuret said about th science station managed and staffed by Troop 55 scouts Mathew M. and Grant S.: ” This was also […]

Volunteer Fairfax – Troop 55 is nominated for the 2015 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Award


BSA troop  55 scouts group at Great Falls VA  is nominated for the 2015 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Award for “Youth Volunteer” category. We are very honored to compete in this category with other honorable youth volunteer groups from Fairfax county, including CLIPUS Foundation, Wheels to Africa and Youth of Rock Spring Group. The award ceremony will be […]

Great Falls Connection – Troop 55 Boys Honored with Service Awards

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  An article on the Troop 55 honored with Presidential Service awards was featured in the January 21, 2015 issue of the Great Falls Connection: (print version) On Jan. 7th 2014, six boy scouts from Troop 55 were presented with “President’s Volunteer Service Award” for their extraordinary community service during year 2013 and […]