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Boy Scout Troop 55
(Clinton, Connecticut)
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19AUG17 (SAT) Troop Car Wash at Town Hall for Canoe Trailer
31AUG17 (THURS) 1st Boy Scout meeting at 7PM at UMC
Youth Protection Training due
Joining Night Preparations

2SEP17  Andrew Emack Eagle Project start at the Old Saybrook Shoreline Estuary/Senior Center
15-17SEP Cockaponsett Site A with canoes and wilderness survival/compass and navigation hike ($12/scout for meals + Parent Consent Form)
30SEP17 8:00AM at UMC Church Pumpkin Offload (Service Project)
    OCTOBER 2017
      6-8OCT  CT Rivers Scout Expo/Campout at Hebron Fairgrounds  Click Here for More Details SCOUT EXPO
        NOVEMBER 2017
          4NOV (SAT) 9-1200 UMC Fall Church Cleanup (Service Project)
          10-12NOV The Feast Campout at Cockaponsett with guests arriving for dinner Saturday at 4:30-5PM
          16NOV17 Last Board of Review before Court of Honor?
          18NOV17 (SAT) 11AM Color Guard honoring the Veterans at the Westbrook ELKS free Vets luncheon (Service Project)
          30NOV (THURS) Court of Honor at 6:30PM

            DECEMBER 2017

            2DEC17 Troop visits the Veterans Hospital and sets up for their Christmas 9:00am-12:00pm (Service Project)
            3DEC17 Christmas in Clinton
            21DEC17 (THURS) Gift Swap at normal Troop meeting at UMC

            JANUARY 2018
            6-7, 13-14, 20-21 XMAS Tree Pickup Fundraiser
            FEBRUARY 2018
            2-4FEB (FRI-SUN) Skiiing weekend at Bromley in VT
            11FEB18 Scout Sunday at UMC:  Even if you do not normally attend this church, or attend at all, this is our opportunity to show our sponsor what we do.  Please attend if you can
                         9:30AM Boys arrive in Full Class A Uniform with Sash (and green pants)
                         10:00-10:45  Scout Service with 2 Scouts reading, 2 greeters, ushers
                         10:45-11:30  During coffee/refreshments, scouts will show off some of their items (like patch collection on bulletin board, Eagle Project Displays) and teach about our activities.
            FEBRUARY 2018

            15FEB (THURS)  22 Rifle shooting at New Haven Sportsmen's Club located in Guilford
                         Parents have to drive their sons to the Sportsmen's Club, and pick them up.  If they need to share a ride, it is up to that Scout to set up a ride
                         Address:  4158 Durham Road (Route 77), Guilford, CT,  It takes about 20-25 minutes to drive there.  Your son should eat dinner before or eat something on way up.
                         UNIFORM:  Class B Tshirts, sweatshirts.  No class A.
                         6:00PM meet at the Club for the safety in brief.  Shooting from 6:30-8:30.  The club will provide NRA Range Safety Officers, ammo and guns for free.  They will have one on one adult instruction.    
                         These guys are awesome and donate all ammo, their time, and train over 12-15 troops per year as well as other youth groups.  
            15FEB (THURS) For the 7APRIL Merit Badge Madness at Xavier High School, the Council will announce what merit badges are listed.  Then, registration opens on 1MAR via the Council Website.  This is not done as a troop wide event, but usually individual scouts sign up if they want to attend.

            22FEB For those scouts attending JN Webster BSA Summer Camp on 22-27JULY, your $50 deposit is due.  For those boys crossing over from Cub Scouts, they do not have to pay their deposit yet.  
                        To learn more about the camp, visit:
                        New scouts attend the "First Class Path" which entails about 3 merit badges like swimming, leatherworking, etc and focuses on basic scouting skills like fire building, etc.  Ask a scoutmaster for more info at the Thursday
            MARCH 2018
            1MAR Signup online for Merit Badge Madness  (postponed until next week)

            16-18 MAR18 (FRI-SUN)  Camping in Cabin with Webelos II Meet and Greet at June Norcross Webster BSA Camp in Ashford. 

                 This is our Welcome Campout for our new scouts:  Alex, Josh, Kevin, and Aden.  Please RSVP with Bill Loth and come learn about Boy Scout activities and receive your Welcome onboard gifts!

            24MAR18 Eagle Court of Honor for Kiefer and Kyle Neumann at UMC 11AM-2PM..Celebrate their Ultimate Scouting Achievement!
            31MAR18(SAT) Easter Day Flower Sales at St. Mary's Catholic Church (fundraiser)

            APRIL 2018
            1APR (SUN) Easter Sunday Flower Sales at St Mary's Catholic Church (fundraiser)
            7APR18(SAT) Merit Badge Madness at Xavier School  (This is done on individual scout basis, not as a troop.  Parents must pre-register early)
            12APR(THURS) 7PM at UMC we will be holding the Order of the Arrow (BSA Honor Society) Elections (the State Police field trip is postponed)
            14APR18(SAT) Spring Cleanup at UMC Church (Service Project)
            21APR18(SAT) Rain date for Spring Cleanup at UMC Church
            27-29APR (FRI-SUN) J.L. GOODWIN State Forest  Group Site in Hampton CT (23 Potter Rd, Hampton, CT)
                   Park Map (PDF) There is only one Youth Group Campsite close to the entrance of the Conservation Center.
                   For those preparing for Backpacking Trip in June, we will be hiking with your backpacks at 20-25lbs.  For those not backpacking in June, no backpack is required for the hike

            MAY 2018
            4-6MAY18 (FRI-SUN) Deer Lake Crossover campout
            7MAY18 Final Spring Flower Sale orders due to Mrs. Emack
            10MAY18 Everyone picks up flowers
            10MAY18(THURS) Last Rank Board of Review before COH
            17MAY18 (THURS) 6:30PM Court of Honor (early dismissal at school)
            25-28MAY18 (Sat 8AM-6PM, Sun 8AM-6PM, Mon 8AM-5PM) Coffee Break Fundraiser- we will be manning the station on Monday also for the Southbound traffic
            28MAY18 (MON) March in the Memorial Day Parade

            JUNE 2018
            8-10JUN18 (FRI-MON) RI National Guard Airshow (with Blue Angles) and Camping at RI BSA Camp Aquapaug
                                               Blue Angles Schedule for Airshows                              
                                               RI National Guard Other Performers 
                                               We leave Friday after school and drive to RI Camp Aquapaug which is about 1hr 20min drive.  Saturday, we leave for the airshow at 8:30AM
            14JUN18 (THURS) Last normal troop meeting 7PM at cream social, merit badge choices due for the July summer camp
            23JUN18 (Service Project) For those that want to volunteer to help paint the Pastor's house to welcome in the new Pastor, let the Scoutmaster know.  This will not be a full troop event

            JULY 2018
            12JUL18 Summer Camp planning meeting 7PM at UMC final merit badge selections, hand in Dr. signed medical forms, go over packing lists, fill out blue cards
            17JULY2018 (TUES) Scoutmaster/Asst deliver camp package at JN Webster for pre-check in's
            22-27JUL18 (SUN-FRI)
            JN Webster Summer Camp
            30JUL18 Car Wash Fundraiser