2023 Summer Camps

Summer Camp Opportunities (ordered by date)

Summer camp registration is closed.

  • Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico (June 19-July 1)
  • Camp Yawgoog Merit Badge Camp in Rockville, Rhode Island (June 25-July 2)
  • Sea Base Bahamas Adventure Abaco, Bahamas (June 23-28)
  • Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico (July 11-23)
    • Seeking Adult Leadership
  • Camp Emerald Bay in Catalina Island, Southern California
    • Seeking Adult Leaders

Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) – June 4-9 OR June 11-16

All Troop 55 Scouts with Positions of Responsibility are highly encouraged to attend NYLT, an action-packed six-day program designed to provide Scouts with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home unit.

  • Week 1: June 4 to 9 – OR – Week 2: June 11-16
  • Location: Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Road 317 Navasota, TX 77868

All First Class Scouts who will be 13 years old on the first day of the upcoming NYLT courses and who complete the Troop Introduction to Leadership Skills (ILST) course can register, with the Scoutmaster’s prior approval. 

Next steps:

  1. Click here to download the NYLT unit leader recommendation form
  2. Print out and complete the form
  3. Get Scoutmaster Hou’s signature approval 
  4. Then email the scanned, completed form to LiliethD.Garrison@scouting.org and cc: scoutmaster@troop55.org
  5. Once the form is submitted, the parent/guardian will receive a registration/payment link via email.

The courses are highly likely to fill up quickly, so act now. For more information on NYLT and registration instructions, go to this link: https://www.samhoustonbsa.org/nylt

NYLT Orientation     

  • May 7, 2023   |   Session 1 at 1:00 pm or Session 2 at 3:00 pm
  • There is a mandatory orientation for all participants registered and on the waitlist. Please have all the fees and paperwork finalized before the orientation meeting to ensure a smooth process for the volunteer directors and families involved. If a participant does not have an excused absence (i.e., contacting the course director before the meeting and explaining why you cannot attend the orientation) they will be moved to the waitlist and a wait-listed Scout that attended orientation will take their place. Orientation will be held at the Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West, Houston, TX 77008)

The Troop will reimburse a Scout’s family for the NYLT course cost after completion of the course. For more information, please contact treasurer@troop55.org and copy scoutmaster@troop55.org.  Don’t forget to include a copy of your NYLT completion certificate.