Troop 55 News April 23, 2014

Upcoming Events

Troop Bowling Party – Apr 27

See calendar for details! Download the TroopBowl2014 form here.

May 3rd, New Scout Basic Camping Skills Overnight Campout

Where:  Crow Island Woods Park, 540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka, Il
Cost:  $10 Camping Fee and to cover lunch, dinner, snacks and Sunday breakfast
Date:  May 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. through May 4, 2014 at a.m.
Who is invited:  The Scouts new to Troop 55 and their Patrol Leadership and Older Scouts who have stepped forward to act as Skills Instructors. See calendar for details.

Porkies Trip!

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting registrations for this summer’s mini-high adventure trip to the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Download details here. Porkies.details


MaKaJaWan summer camp, July 6-12 2014.

First deposit is due by March 3rd. Start planning now. See program for details.

An Open Letter to Crew 55 – 2014 Klondike Derby


The following is a schedule of Troop 55 Committee Meetings for this school/Scout year. All committee meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of the month at Glen Grove School (teachers’ lounge area) from 7:30 p.m. to approximately 9:00 p.m. Please make a note of the following committee meeting dates: Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, and May 20.

Adult Training for SM/ASM position: Go to Training Calendar to get your reservation in EARLY – especially for SM/ASM Sessions, space is limited and spots fill up fast. By November, 2012, each BSA Registered Adult will need to be ‘trained’ for the position they are registered for in order to be Rechartered. That’d be the basic Committee Member training (available online) or the SM/ASM training (through NEIC). Check your BSA Registration, if you’re not sure, and get your Training planned, if needed. Go to the Training Calendar for more detailed information on when/where these are offered and how to register. . . .

Leaders, including Crew, Parents, and MB Counselors: Update your Youth Protection Training. To take the training, log in to and click on create an account. After you have confirmed your new myscouting account user name and password, log in to and click on e-training to begin the online training. Finally, print several copies of the Certificate, get one copy to the Scoutmaster to record. (Parents, the commitment is to the SAFETY of our Youth as you volunteer to chaperone or drive – it does NOT mean you are being ‘drafted’ for anything! Although new blood and new ideas are ALWAYS welcome.)

Mrs. Lewandowski is maintaining the TROOP CLOSET – if your Scout or you have grown out of your uniform (Class A or B), make sure it’s clean and get it to Mrs. Lewandowski – somebody else will surely be able to use it. In the market for new? Contact Mrs. Lewandowski to find out what she has available.

Mrs. Lewandowski also handles new Class B’s – including sweatshirts and fleeces. Start thinking about your 2 Scout uniforms – have you outgrown your Class A’s (if so donate them to the Troop Closet), did your maroon Class B’s take some direct hits (if so, see Mrs. Lewandowski to see what she’s got in the NEW STUFF closet)! Are you ready to invest in a Troop fleece? Troop 55 prides itself on LOOKIN’ SHARP! And, that means everybody.