July 20, 2018

Boy Scout Troop 55 Riverside wraps up another great year of Scouting!

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Every Monday night, a group of 27 young men and 17 adult leaders meet at the Legion in Riverside to learn and develop skills, organize adventures, and learn the ropes of leadership. We would like to share with you all that we accomplished this year and encourage you to consider joining us in 2018!
•Troop 55 had 6 young men achieve Eagle Rank after completing the rank requirements, a project that benefitted our community, and an intensive board of review. We are all extremely proud of their hard work, leadership and role modeling.
•Our Troop had 3 Scouts earn the Ad Altare Dei Award, a Catholic award based on the 7 sacraments and spiritual growth.
•Troop 55 also gained 8 new Scouts, some joining from local cub scout packs and some joining as Boy Scouts for their first time in scouting.
•The troop earned over 85 merit badges in a wide variety of awesome experiences: Small boat sailing, Nuclear Science, First Aid, Camping, Personal Management.
•We had a blast at camp Yawgoog for a week in July.
•We spent 22 nights of camping throughout the year (1 weekend every month!)
•Troop 55 marched in 3 parades – Memorial Day, July 4th in Bristol, Columbus Day.
•Four Members and one adult attended the National Scout Jamboree in July.
•Five of our scouts attended National Youth Leadership Training, and two were invited back to act as leaders in 2018.
•5 adult leaders of our troop attended Wood Badge training, a course for effective leadership training in working with Scouts.
•Our troop participated in and was a collection station for the 220,000 pounds of food donated during the Scouting for Food campaign.
•We honored Veterans and gave back to our community:
oInstalled new flags for veterans at the Gates of Heaven cemetery in November
oCleaned up the Legion and planted new flowers in the Spring
oCleaned and landscaped the Temple at Yawgoog for Rabbi Sal Goodman
oPartnered with the Elks clubs to collect and distribute necessities to the vets at the Bristol Veteran’s Home Community Center
•Troop 55 has earned the Journey to Excellence award from Council for the last 3 years. This is an award that recognizes the overall performance of the troop in Service, Training, Financial Stewardship, and Membership.
•Our troop has been fortunate to receive outstanding support from our community and local businesses. We couldn’t do it without you!

Thank you:

•China Gourmet
•Dunkin Donuts Riverside
•Fraternal Order of Police Officers Lodge 1
•International Association of Firefighters Local 850
•International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 569
•Lowe’s of Seekonk
•Miller’s Roast Beef
•Spumoni’s
•Your Bike Shop
•Plumbers & Pipefitters, UA Local 51


Troop 55 Riverside meets every Monday night at 6:30. If you’d like to learn more, try out a meeting, or partner with us on a project, please contact us: scoutmaster@troop55riverside.org

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