Troop 555 Weekly Update for 5/18/2017

Post date: May 20, 2017 4:46:04 PM

Good evening all!

The Capital Bike Trail was a huge success! Thank you to all the parents who made transportation of scouts and bikes possible. We could not have done it without you!


Unit week.. Please “be prepared to tell us why you would be the best leader for a troop position.

Order of the Arrow Elections are next week (5/23/2017).

Membership Requirements: (

  • Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • The youth must have experienced 15 nights of Boy Scout camping while registered with a troop or team within the two years immediately prior to the election. The 15 nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of at least five consecutive nights of overnight camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. Only five nights of the long-term camp may be credited toward the 15-night camping requirement. The balance of the camping (10 nights) must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps of, at most, three nights each.
  • Youth must be under the age of 21, hold the BSA First Class rank or higher, and following approval by the Scoutmaster or Varsity team Coach, be elected by the youth members of their troop or team.
  • Adults (age 21 or older) who are registered in the BSA and meet the camping requirements may be selected following nomination to the lodge adult selection committee. Adult selection is based on their ability to perform the necessary functions to help the Order fulfill its purpose, and is not for recognition of service, including current or prior positions. Selected adults must be an asset to the Order because of demonstrated abilities, and must provide a positive example for the growth and development of the youth members of the lodge.

Scouts are selected because they best exemplify the Scout Oath and Scout Law, and their cheerful service to others.

Flags out…Cold Harbor Cemetery…Friday May 26@5:30

Flags In…Monday May 29@ 6:00

OA Summer Service Weekend: June 2-4, 2017

Online Registration Available Here

Registration Form Available Here

The Summer Service Weekend is scheduled for June 2-4, 2017. The registration form can be downloaded here. Register by May 14th to receive a $5 Early Bird Discount. The deadline for registration is May 28th ($10 late fee added for any registrations received after May 21st).

The Printable Registration Form above is NOT to be used by new Ordeal Candidates nor by those members eligible to attain Brotherhood status. Special invitations with registration forms will be sent separately via US Mail to people in these groups.

Crossover Ceremony for Pack 555:

June 6 @6:30.

Please come out to Pack 555’s crossover ceremony and welcome the newest members of Troop 555! Whoop whoop!

James River Canoe Trip…June 9-11

Summit Bechtel Reserve….June 18-24…the FINAL installment of $275 is due by MAY 23

Summer Camp @Goshen…July 2-8

Camp Fees are now due. Right now 4 are currently paid. After April 15th Price went up it is now $400.00.

2017 National Jamboree …July 19-28th

MEDICALS….Please be proactive on having these done. You will need these to be up to date to attend, Summer Camp, the National Jamboree, and The Summit Bechtel Reserve.

NYLT 2017 (we are proud to say that Mr. Tyler W. and Mr. Logan M. will be attending)

Heart of Virginia Council will hold its first ever National Youth Leadership Training Course at the Cub Adventure Camp starting August 6th 2017. NYLT is the BSA’s next level of leadership training for Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts after completing Introduction to Leadership for Troops / Introduction to Leadership for Crews and Ships. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

If you have not done so, please register your Kroger card. This is an easy way for us to raise funds for our Troop. If you would like to learn how to register your Kroger Card please see Mr. Ward.

*All Scouts are challenged to look into earning the religious emblem of their faith. To find out more, go to

Scoutmaster minute..Even in small ways, you can make a difference in the life of some one

Yours in scouting,

Mrs. Coffey