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  • MERIT BADGE / High Adv Camp Daniel Boone SW, NC (Appalachian Mtns) All ages (13 by 6/1 - High Adv Over 50 merit badges offered High Adv: 31mi Art Loab Trail Cost about: $1,200 Adult Coordinators: John Godbold and Erik Songer


    Israel Treks of historical sites, rappelling Age 15+ Mid-Adventure Estimated Costs: $2,650 Adult Coordinators: Adam Plager

    NYLT & NAYLE National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) June 3-9 and June 11-16, 2017, Bovay Scout Ranch, Navasota,

    Texas . 13 years old. Scoutmaster approval.

    National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) Various dates available at Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base, and The Summit. Contact: Scoutmaster Robert Lombardi for approval.

    Merit Badges, Mid Adv, Whitewater Camp Morrison & Zone 2 Challenge Idaho Central Rocky Mountains Age: 11+, 13+ Zone 2 Approx. $1,400 total cost. Adult Coordinators: Matt Debnam and Mark Reinhart

    NOTE: Several of these camps are provisional and contingent upon sufficient registration.

    Ages 11+

    Ages 13+

    Ages 14+

    Intro to Backpacking Chimayo Walkabout Gorham Scout Ranch, NM Age 12+ 5 Days Backpacking 25 – 30 miles

    Cost: $850 est Adult Coordinator: Charles Williams


    The ultimate scouting experience! Backpacking in northern New Mexico for two weeks. Requires shakedowns. Age 14+ Cost: $1,750 Adult Coordinator: James Cauble

    July 21-28

    July 18- 26

    Camp Emerald Bay Catalina Island, CA All ages Merit Badge & Rugged Explores Sleep aboard USS Iowa Cost: ~$1,400

    Adult Coordinators: Angela Enyart & Richard Holmes

    Patagonia Chile High Adventure treks through Andes and Patagonia Age 14+, NYLT, WARFA Mid - July Cost about : $2,650 Adult Coordinator: Charles Williams

    Ben Delatour and Mid Adventure Camp Red Feather Lakes, CO All Ages, Mid Adv 13+ Merit Badge and COPE. Cost: $1,000 est Adult Coordinator: Roger Greggory

  • “Outdoor adventure is the promise

    made to boys when they join

    Troop 55.”

    Mandatory Summer Camp Meeting

    Sunday, January 21, 2018 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    This meeting is for both scouts and parents.

    4 Merit Badge Camps

    4 Mid-level Adventures

    5 High Adventures

    Registration deadline is March 15th.

    Looking for an amazing summer experience? Sign up for a Troop 55 summer adventure!



    Camp Daniel Boone,

    Just West of Asheville, NC

    June 9 - 16

    Camp Daniel Boone is located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. From the 6,000-foot summit of Cold Mountain to the tumbling Little East Fork that flows through camp, CDB abounds with Scouting program adventure.

    CDB offers over 50 merit badge options and numerous non-merit badge programs to support opportunities for leadership and character development. In addition, there is down time where the Scouts can fish, have fellowship with scouts from 20 different councils that attend each session, roasting marshmallows, climbing the rock wall, and making a craft for mom at Boonesboro Village (a 18th century living village at CDB), and horsemanship.

    The weather is a huge positive in getting out of the Houston summer heat! Troop will spend one day out of camp rafting the Nantahala River.

    High Adventure Option: Art Loeb Trail – 4 day, 30 mile hike through Pisgah National Forest and Shining Rock Wilderness which is famous for its rugged climbs and pristine views. Trail crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way up to 6,000 ft. The trail was ranked #2 in America for high alpine views and is described as a “Sound of Music” experience for the route along the peaks.

    Age: All ages (High Adventure must be 13 by June 1, 2018)

    PreCamp Add On: A day of hiking, ice cream, pizza, and Sliding Rock.

    Cost: Approximately $1,200 inclusive of airfare on American Airlines

    Registration deadline: End March for campers, ASAP for High Adventure so we can secure the Art Loab Trek

    Adult Coordinators: John Godbold Erik Songer

    Looking for more adult leaders for camp and High Adventure

  • Adult Leaders: Angela Enyart & Richard Holmes

    Fly from Houston to Los Angeles.

    Saturday night stay on the USS Iowa.

    Traditional Merit Badge Camp

    Rugged Explores (Age 14 or older.)

    Sleep in tents with cots/mattresses, showers, flushable


    Meals are provided in the Emerald Bay dining hall.

    Estimated Cost: $1,200 to $1,400




    JUNE 16-23, 2018

  • Chimayo Walkabout and Pecos Wilderness Program

    June 2018


    • Gorham is 7200 feet high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northern New Mexico, between Santa Fe and Taos.

    • Backpacking 101 level program for First Class Scouts, 12 years old at trip time.

    • 5 days backpacking for 25-30 miles on the Gorham Scout Ranch.

    Pecos Trek

    • First Class Scouts, at least 13 on date of Trek.

    • NYLT strongly preferred.

    • Meets preparation commitments.

    Cost: ~$850

    Adult Coordinator:

    Charles Williams

  • Ben Delatour is located near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. Encompassing over 3,400 acres, it is an ideal venue for both adventure and merit badge programs.

    The merit badge camp offers dozens of options including a top notch shooting facility, outdoor natural climbing programs, aquatics and the the perfect setting to explore and study nature as well as practice trademark outdoor skills scouts are known for.

    The high adventure week is a backcountry mountaineering experience where your scout will get to hike, camp, horseback ride, rock climb and possibly white water raft in the Rocky Mountains.

    Merit Badge Camp: all ages Mid Adventure: 13+ Cost: approx $1000 Registration deadline: March 15 Coordinator: Roger Gregory, or 713-822-3274

    Merit Badge Camp and

    High Adventure Camp

    Red Feather Lakes, Larimer Co, Colorado

    July 8-14

  • Camp Morrison and Zone 2 Challenge

    Merit Badges, Mid-Adv, Whitewater Rafting

    July 21 - 28

    Idaho Central Rocky Mountains

    Camp Morrison (age 11+) 40 Merit Badges Offered

    Zone 2 Challenge (age 13+) Half Day Intro to High Adventure

    Intro to COPE

    (Challenge Outdoor Personal Experience)

    Whitewater Rafting

    Cost: Approx. $1,400

    Adult Coordinators Matt Debnam Mark Reinhart

  • Philmont High Adventure

    Philmont is the Boy Scouts of America's largest national High Adventure Base. It covers 137,000 acres - about 214 square miles - of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) range of the Rocky Mountains in northern New Mexico

    The troop has space for 3 crews, each with a maximum of 12 participants. Two crews start on June 17 and one crew starts on July 6.

    Dates: June 17-30 (2); July 6-15

    Age 14+

    Estimated Cost: ~$1,750

    Adult Coordinator: James Cauble

  • Hikes and Excursions - Sunrise hike to Massada

    - Hike to Dead Sea

    - Camp with Israeli Scouts

    - Repelling

    - Church of the Holy Seplechur

    - Western Wall

    Estimated Cost - $2,650 including airfare

    Age – 15+

    Participation based on completion of

    preparation, a personal conference review of

    fitness, development, judgment and maturity

    US Passport required

    Adult Coordinator: Adam Plager

    Israel July 19 - 28

  • • Program Objectives include enhancing peace through

    improving the Environment.

    • The Trip will combine high adventure treks with

    environmental conservation/service projects in two

    regions of Chile: the Andes and Patagonia.

    • The projects will be in cooperation with Chilean Scouts

    and Guides

    • Estimated Cost - $2,650 including airfare

    • Primary travel will be on United- nonstop to Santiago,

    LATAN to/from Patagonia

    • US Passport required, and Chilean Consular parental

    affidavit for travel by minor

    Trip Participation Requirements • First Class rank / 14 years old as of Trip date.

    • NYLT / Completion of WaRFA

    • Completion of Camping, Citizenship in the World and Personal

    Fitness merit badges.

    • Participation based on completion of preparation, a personal

    conference review of fitness, backpacking experience,

    development, judgment and maturity.

    Adult Coordinator: Charles Williams

    Patagonia Chile

    Mid-July, 2018

  • NYLT & NAYLE Youth Leadership Programs

    Contact: Charles Williams at or Scoutmaster Bob Casey at

    National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

    NYLT is an exciting, action-packed six-day council-level program designed to provide Boy Scouts who are13 years and older with leadership skills and experience they can use in situations demanding leadership of self and others. NYLT should be taken as a prerequisite for Troop Le