Troop 55 News January 25, 2015

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Troop 55 Gourmet Campout!

Get ready to amaze, marvel, and impress your adult leaders, judges, and fellow scouts with your culinary skills. Following the guidelines, work together to create the most incredible meals ever seen in Scouting. Download information and permission forms.







 Eagle Update

It’s with great pleasure that we announce the Troop’s TWO newest Eagle Scouts: our own Senior Patrol Leader Xavier Franczyk and our Venture Crew President Ben Stryker. Both successfully completed their Boards of Review. Please join us in congratulating both Ben and Xavier. We are thrilled that at this point the Troop’s three top youth leadership positions (JASM, SPL, Crew President) are all currently filled by Eagle Scouts!!

Troop 55 Porkies Summer Adventure

Troop 55 enjoyed some high adventure this Summer in the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula! Lots of hiking and swimming on the shores of Lake Superior. Good times Troop 55! 14505104737_1e58c08c79_k



14711725943_8f876f4ad6_kTroop 55 Service Project Pictures

Recently this summer Troop 55 worked on a service project with the Northfield Food Pantry by rebuilding their food carts. Great job everyone! photo 2 photo 1

photo 3 (1)And the winners were…

Troop 55 held a great  raffle at the Glenview Street sale. The winners were:

1st prize (Revel Bike) – Carson Paul 2nd prize (LG TV) – Julie Brickman 3rd prize (Kindle) – Linda Polakow Troop/Crew 55 wishes to thank everyone who helped to make this a success.

July 5th, Troop 55 is a Hiking Troop!

The summer hiking schedule is ongoing.  Come out on 7/5 and join the troop for a day of hiking. See link for more information or contact Mr. Murphy for more information.

An Open Letter to Crew 55 – 2014 Klondike Derby

MOSTLY FOR LEADERS AND PARENTS: 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.