September 19, 2019

Troop 55 Riverside News

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The young men and women of Troop 55 had a great Week at Camp Yawgoog at the end of July. They earned 39 merit badges, 12 scouts completed requirements for their next rank and both troops earned Honor Troop! The kids also enjoyed perfect weather for lots of waterfront activities as well as other activities like hiking, ropes courses, archery and campfire programs.

The female troop earned the distinction of being named Troop of the Week. To be selected, a troop must keep a neat and orderly campsite, participate in certain activities and competitions, complete service projects while at camp and show lots of Scout Spirit. Upon receiving the honor, the girls thanked their fellow scouts in the boys’ troop for their guidance and support throughout the week. This is the second year in a row that this ribbon has been earn by scouts from Troop 55.

Scouts will hold a Court of Honor at our weekly meeting on August 26th where they will be recognized for all the merit badges and ranks earned at Yawgoog.

Popcorn season has officially begun. Scouts will be out and about selling all kinds of popcorn products in the community. Over 70% of money earned comes back to the troop and local council and every year we have Scouts who earn their way to Camp Yawgoog by selling popcorn. You can even make a donation for military personnel to receive popcorn!

Our inflatable Archery Range was a big hit at National Night Out with some familiar faces showing their skills. The Troop will be out with the range at other events as we enter recruitment season. Look for us around town.

Your son or daughter can join in the fun of monthly camping, community service, and learning skills that will last them a lifetime. For more information, go to www.troop55riverside.org or come check us out at one of our weekly meetings held at St. Andrew’s Lodge (located @ 18 Turner Avenue, Riverside) Monday nights @ 6:30 PM. We hope to meet you soon!

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