January 20, 2021

Troop 55 Riverside News


The Scouts of Troop 55 have been doing their part during the pandemic by staying home and meeting virtually for the last three months. Both the boy and girl troops worked on rank advancement, merit badges and even invited Mayor DaSilva to join us for a great question and answer session. Many Scouts took advantage of some online content by participating in Virtual Merit Badge sessions.

The Troop also hosted a backyard virtual Campout in May complete with skits and songs. Scouts set up tents in their own yards and camped out overnight while connecting with each other on their phones and laptops. A good time was had by all.

The troop resumed its community service endeavors in June with two events. First, scouts helped remove invasive plants at Hunts Mills walking trails and then helped to beautify an outdoor garden space at Evergreen Nursing home. Scouts wore their masks, had temperature screenings and followed all the social distancing rules at these events. We hope to start having meetings outdoors very soon and gathering in small groups to have some fun.

While we are sad we won’t be marching in parades or attending Camp Yawgoog this summer, the scouts know they are doing their part to flatten the curve, protect our vulnerable family, friends and neighbors, and learning to have a positive attitude when life gets tough. This is what our scout oath and law teach us. These young men and women are living those values and persevering. Their adult leaders couldn’t be prouder of them!

Your son or daughter can join in the fun, too. For more information go to www.Troop55riverside.org or come check us out at one of our weekly Monday night meetings held at the Mason Lodge (located @18 Turner Avenue, Riverside) @6:30 PM. We hope to meet you soon! ***(While we are not meeting at the lodge due to Covid 19 please reach out to us on Facebook or email one of our Scoutmasters for more Information about joining rduckworth@troop55riverside.org, ccunha@troop55riverside.org )**


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