Why choose Troop 55?
Visitors are welcome at any of our Troop Meetings. Our meetings are at St John the Divine Episcopal Church, at the corner of Westheimer and River Oaks Blvd. The Scout Room is on the lower level of the Parish Life Center. We meet from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on most Tuesdays when school is in session.
This is a boy-led troop! We emphasize the patrol method. 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 and advanced leadership training camp at Philmont.
We go camping every month. Our weekend campouts have a variety of activities including backpacking, shooting sports, canoeing & kayaking, and climbing.
Becoming First Class
Our unique First Class Trail (FCT) program guides boys through the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class in about 12-18 months.
High Adventure Camps
We sponsor multiple summer camping experiences and high-adventure camping opportunities every year.
We typically offer 20-30 merit badge classes each year, plus district merit badge fairs and badges at summer camps. We regularly have 20-30 Scouts earn the rank of Eagle each year.
We believe that young people develop a “spirit of service” through regularly helping others. Whether it’s helping with an Eagle project, participating in Troop sponsored community service projects, or just assisting each other in outdoor activities, our Scouts are developing life-long habits of doing a good turn daily.