Troop 55 puts emphasis on the following four areas:

1.  Youth leadership development
This is a boy-led troop!  We emphasize the patrol method.
We have a large portion of our scouts regularly serving in roles where they can develop their leadership skills.  A large portion of the 8th-grade boys attend National Youth Leadership Training.  After completing the NYLT course, several of our scouts have been invited each summer to attend the advanced leadership training camp at Philmont.

2.  Outdoors program
We go camping every month. Our weekend campouts have a variety of activities including backpacking, shooting sports, canoeing & kayaking, and climbing.  We sponsor a wide range of summer camping experiences including backpacking throughout North America.

3.  Advancement program
Our First Class Trail program runs continuously and is designed for boys to join the troop at any point in the year.  We typically offer 20-30 merit badge classes each year, plus district merit badge fairs and badges at summer camps.  We regularly have 12 to 20 of our scouts earn the rank of Eagle each year.

4.  Service to others
We believe that young people develop a "spirit of service" through being regularly involved in helping others.  Whether it's helping with an Eagle project, participating in T-55 sponsored community service projects, or just assisting each other in outdoor activities, our scouts are developing life-long habits of service to others.

Visiting and Contact Info
Visitors are welcome at any of our Troop Meetings.  Our meeting are at St John the Divine Episcopal Church, at the corner of Westheimer and River Oaks Blvd.  The Scoutroom is on the lower level of the Parish Life Center.  We meet from 7:00pm to 8:15pm on most Tuesdays when school is in session, but it's good to call in advance to make sure.

Registration Forms and Procedures
Click here for registration forms, dues info, and procedures for joining.

Scoutmaster for 2011-12:
Bill Helfand
713-520-9140 (home)
713-320-5035 (cell)
scoutmaster@troop55.org

Troop Committee Chair for 2012:
Mallory Caldwell
713-621-2333 (home)
832-721-3734 (cell)
tcc@troop55.org