Frequently Asked Questions
For answers to questions frequently asked about Troop 55 and the process of joining, click here.
For presentation on "Transitioning from Pack to Troop", click here. (3.7 MB)

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For a BOY to become a Scout at Troop 55, he or his parents need to submit the following:

1.  BSA registration form.
The youth application form can be downloaded from BSA at this link.  The form should be printed, the information entered and then give or send the form along with the registration fee to the troop's Youth Registrar.  The standard printed youth application form can also be obtained from the Registrar or Scoutmaster.  For contact info, click Registrar, Scoutmaster or Troop Committee Chair.

2.  BSA medical form.
This form is for both youth and adult members.  The medical information on this form needs to be updated ANNUALLY.

Parts A and B of this medical form are needed prior to participation in weekend campouts or in-town activities.  Parts A and B do not require a doctor's exam.

Part C of this form does require a doctor's exam.  Part C is needed prior to summer camp, any high-adventure activity, or various other activities as described on the form.

There is a separate risk advisory document for several of BSA's high adventure camps.  That risk advisory is for review only and does not need to be submitted to T-55 along with Parts A, B and C.

Click to download the MEDICAL FORM (PDF, 4 pages)

3.  Dues check payable to "Troop 55".
The annual fee is $175 and this fee is normally collected in Sep-Oct of each year.  New scouts joining in Jan-Mar pay $150 and they receive a T-55 neckerchief, handbook and other items upon joining.  New scouts who join at the end of the school year normally pay prorated dues.

4.  Waiver and Medical consent to treat forms:
Consent, Release and Emergency Contact Form >
Consent to Treat Form >

5.  Deliver your forms.
These documents can be delivered or mailed to the T-55 Registrar, the Troop Committee Chair, or the Scoutmaster.  Please do not send these documents directly to the Scout Office.  For link to addresses, click here.

6.  Scout Uniform.
For guidance on purchase of a Scout Uniform, click here.

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For an ADULT to become a registered leader at Troop 55, he/she needs to submit the following:

No payment is required. T-55 will pay the registration fee.

1.  BSA registration form.
The adult application form can be downloaded from BSA at this link.  The form should be printed, the information entered and then give or send the form to the troop's Adult Registrar. The standard printed adult application form can also be obtained from the Registrar or Scoutmaster. For contact info, click Registrar, Scoutmaster or Troop Committee Chair.

2.  Take Youth Protection Training.
BSA will not accept your adult application until you have completed YPT.  To take the YPT course, go to the my.Scouting website, create an account, take the four-part course and print the completion certificate.  You need to either attach the certificate to your application or send a copy via email to the troop's Adult Registrar at registrar@troop55.org.
Note:  If you previously had a my.Scouting account, you should avoid creating a new account as training in that new account may not link correctly with your prior registration in BSA's system.

3.  BSA medical form.
This form is for both youth and adult members.  The medical information on this form needs to be updated ANNUALLY.

Parts A and B of this medical form are needed prior to participation in weekend campouts or in-town activities.  Parts A and B do not require a doctor's exam.

Part C of this form does require a doctor's exam.  Part C is needed prior to summer camp, any high-adventure activity, or various other activities as described on the form.

There is a separate risk advisory document for several of BSA's high adventure camps.  That risk advisory is for review only and does not need to be submitted to T-55 along with Parts A, B and C.

Click to download the MEDICAL FORM (PDF, 6 pages)

4.  Deliver your forms.
The adult registration form should be delivered or mailed to the Troop's Adult Registrar.  The Adult Registrar will review the registration form, get the Charter Org Rep to sign, and later deliver to the Scout Office.  The medical form can be send to either the Medical Coordinator, the Adult Registrar or the Troop Committee Chair.  Please do not send these documents directly to the Scout Office.  For link to addresses, click here.

4.  Take additional training.
In addition to the YPT course, all adult leaders at T-55 are requested to take specific training for the position in which they wish to serve (Asst Scoutmaster, Merit Badge Counselor, etc).  Courses can be taken via the my.Scouting website, and some courses are offered by the troop, district or council.

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Scoutmaster for 2020-21:
John Eikenburg
832-722-0627 (cell)
scoutmaster@troop55.org

Troop Committee Chair for 2020-21:
Rob Rice
713-725-4216 (cell)
tcc@troop55.org