February 21, 2020

Troop 55 was busy in the last couple of months

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In November our linked troops hosted Cub Scouts from local packs, family, and friends for our annual “Trash Can Turkey” Thanksgiving meal at Camp Richards. Our troops camped in the cabin and some scouts and leaders braved the cold and camped outdoors. Delicious food, scout skills, lots of games and a campfire show were some of the highlights of the weekend.

In December the Scouts of both troops camped at the Hamilton Cabin at Buck Hill Scout Reservation. In addition to enjoying the new fallen snow; scouts newly elected to positions in the troops participated in the Troop Leadership Training (TLT) and began planning for the 2020 scouting year. Scouts and leaders were also recognized for rank advancement, merit badges and the new leadership was sworn in at the December Court of Honor.

Scouts participated in cheerful service by helping out at the Newman Congregational Food Panty and at The Orlo Avenue Elementary School Bingo night.

Does your organization need young people to volunteer at an event? Give one our leaders a call and we can get some helpful scouts to assist you. Find our contact information on our web site or contact us on social media (Troop 55 Riverside on Facebook and @troop55riverside on Instagram)

Winter Camping continues in January with the troops at Camp Yawgoog (chess campout for the young ladies) and Camp Cachalot (the boys will be holding a “Chopped” cooking competition). The troops will hold a joint campout at the Castle cabins at Cub World in February. Watch this space for more information about Troop 55 Riverside.

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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