D. Gates receives OA Vigil Honor

Way to go David on receiving your Vigil honor in the Order of the Arrow!

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Salt Mine Camp Out Agenda

Friday January 18, 2019:

Check in 6pm at Burgess Scout Cabin

Saturday January 19, 2019:

8am: Breakfast in Cabin: Cereal, milk, fruit, oatmeal

Pack tents, rank advancement for under 1stclass

Citizenship Merit Badge work for 1stclass and over (Scouts not on campout can attend)

12pm: Lunch at Cabin (Troop supplies: all beef hot dogs, MarSue Mackey’s famous chili, crackers, fruit, carrots, celery, and fruit snacks for desert)

1:00pm: pack up for drive to Hutchinson (appx. 3-hour drive)

4:45pm: Arrive at Strataca (entry time 5pm)

7pm: Dinner in the mine, paid for with admission (most likely pizza)


Sunday January 20, 2019:

Pack up and exit mine by 7am

7:15am: Return to Lawrence (appx. 3-hour drive)

Breakfast on the road (Troop supplies: mini muffins, pop tarts, apple or banana, juice box)

10:15am: arrive Lawrence at Westlake Ace Hardware

Troop 55’s newest Eagle Scout!

Congratulations Connor Gabrielson on being Troop 55’s newest Eagle Scout! Connor successfully passed his board of review last Saturday evening!


Movie Night tonight!

Reminder that Movie Night is tonight at the Scout cabin from 6pm to 8am Sunday. The cost if $5 for snacks, drinks and pizza. Bring you sleeping bag to sleep in the cabin. Dress however you wish – you don’t have to wear class a or b.

Wilderness Survival Campout this weekend Dec. 22 – 9am

TIMES: Meet at Burgess Scout Cabin Saturday December 22: 9am. Return Sunday to Cabin 9am.

FOOD: Bring a sack lunch for Saturday, a cook over the fire meal (no pots and pans will be available) for Saturday night, and an easy non-cook meal for Saturday night, and an easy non-cook meal for Sunday morning.

EQUIPMENT: We are building our own shelters from cedar boughs. Bring work gloves, a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, your survival and first aid kits, a trash bag and a sense of humor. Dress appropriately for a winter campout – layers, hat, gloves! It will be warm during the day (50degrees) and cold at night (30 degrees).


White Elephant Gift Exchange Dec. 17, 6:30pm

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Bring a wrapped gift to the party! Choose one from the pile, steal up to two times and then the gift is locked! Scouts and Scouters piles are separate so no one is left out. Try to find something fun from your house to give away. If you buy something new, do not spend very much. Re-gifting is awesome! This is always  a lot of fun!

Keep gifts Scout appropriate please.

Snacks brought by patrol:

Red Panda’s & Task Force:
Each Scout bring a 2 liter of soda or a bottel of juice.

Thunderbolt’s, Hawks & Spartans:
Each Scout bring Cookies, or a Dessert

Old Goats & Billy Goats:

Each Goat brings Cookies  or Dessert or small package of dessert size paper plates.

Please don’t feel obligated to bring a snack item, the important part is for YOU to show up!

Monday Dec. 10th Meeting

Agenda; Philmont 2020 Information, First years enter new patrols, Patrol meetings, Wilderness survival campout update, Movie selection for movie night, and a game!