July 17, 2019

Troop 55 Riverside Earns Troop of the Year

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On June 6, 2019 the Adult Leaders of Troop 55 Riverside attended the 2019 Southeast Area Service Awards Dinner for the Narragansett Council of the BSA. This active Troop was very honored to be named Troop of the Year at the dinner. The following adult leaders also received awards: Chris Cuhna, Scoutmaster of the Year; Sheila Vandal, Scouter of the Year; Chris Vandal, the Bucklin Award and Don Britton, The Golden Sparkplug Award.

In addition to this great honor, the Troop camped twice recently. First stop was Camp Cachalot in Plymouth, MA where the girls worked on their Canoeing Merit badge and the Boys rode their bikes through some trails in Myles Standish State Forest. Another camping trip took the linked troops to Buckhill Scout Reservation in Pascoag, RI. Each patrol worked hard on camping skills and cooking a variety of creative and delicious meals. The weather was nice and the Troop enjoyed canoeing, kayaking and swimming. They capped off the day with a fun Saturday night Campfire Show.

Thanks to all who came out to and made Troop 55’s Car Wash the most successful yet. Your generosity is appreciated as the Troop gears up for their annual summer camping at Yawgoog in late July!

Upcoming events

· Marching in the Bristol Fourth of July Parade

· Camp Yawgoog

· National Night Out: August 6

· Recruitment Carnival: August 17

Your son or daughter can join in the fun, too. For more information go to Troop55riverside.org or come check us out at one of our weekly Monday night meetings held at St. Andrew’s Masons Lodge (located @18 Turner Avenue, riverside) @ 6:30 PM. We hope to meet you soon!

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