April 21, 2021

Troop 55 Riverside News


Troop 55 Riverside continues to meet virtually for weekly meetings, but both the boy and girl troops have safely participated in some in-person activities recently.

The troops held a Court of Honor in January where new youth leaders were installed in the leadership positions they were elected to in November. Several scouts were recognized for merit badges and rank advancement.

Here are some words from our new Senior Patrol Leaders:

“Hi my name is Caitlyn Cunha and I’m the new SPL for Troop 55 Girls. Lately, our troop has been practicing our scout skills and participating in a skill-based event called the Klondike. We practiced everything from fire starting, to the phonetic alphabet. In the coming year I am hoping to help everyone in my troop get many merit badges and learn new skills to help us be the best scouts we can be! We’ll also be working on hiking this year in hopes to hike Mt. Monadnock.”

“Hello, I'm Nathan Sarkis and I'm this year's Senior Patrol Leader for Troop 55-boys. I am a freshman at East Providence High School and a part of the automotive program at school. Besides being a scout, I am a musician of several instruments, I'm very fond of robotics and part of the East providence robotics team as a programmer, and I’m looking forward to being a leader in my troop. My hope is this year we will be able to resume normal scouting activities such as hikes, camping, parades, and our weekly meetings at the St. Andrews masonic lodge in riverside. I'm hoping my enthusiasm towards scouts will help create a wonderful year of scouting for Troop 55.”

As Caitlyn stated above both the Girls and Boys troops practiced for and participated in the Klondike Derby at Buck Hill Scout reservation. This event is held annually by the Narraganset Council at several locations. Scouts from all over the council load up their sleds with supplies. Each sled has a Patrol of scouts who pull the sled around the camp participating in events that test their scout skills. This year Troop55 had a sled for both the Boy and Girl troops. And the Boys took home the first-place ribbon at the Orienteering station and the Girls won first place at the Military Phonetic Alphabet station. Most importantly the scouts got to be outside and safely have participate with their fellow scouts on a beautiful winter day. A good time was had by all!

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 the Mason Lodge (located @18 Turner Avenue, riverside) @6:30 PM. We hope to meet you soon! ***( the Troops are holding weekly meetings virtually right now due to Covid 19 so please reach out to us on Facebook or email one of our Scoutmasters for more Information about visiting a meeting or joining the Troop. ** ccunha@troop55riverside.org  (Boys) / Klevesque@troop55riverside.org  (girls)


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