Boy Scouts from Troop 55 in Great Falls experienced rappelling down cliffs, spelunking in caves, skiing down mountains, canoeing in rivers, backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, traversing white water rapids and improving their marksmanship. These are just a few of the activities that the boys enjoyed as they developed their skills in leadership, responsibility and community service.
Younger Scouts learned basic scout skills, such as lashings, knots, first-aid and cooking as they advanced through the ranks to First Class. Scouts continued to advance through demonstrated leadership, which included teaching younger scouts important skills, participating in a variety of community service activities, and active participation in monthly outings. Ultimately, scouts work to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, which is Scouting’s highest honor. Over 100 Eagle Scouts have been awarded this rank from Troop 55 in their 35 year history.
Troop 55 is chartered by St. Francis Episcopal Church (9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls). This Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Troop 55 will host a cooking competition at St. Francis Church. Each of the eight patrols will compete against each other, making a three-course themed meal using only raw ingredients and camp equipment. “While this competition is quite a challenge for the Scouts, it is amazing to see the variety and quality of the meals they produce,” says Scoutmaster Gary Pan.
The community is invited to observe Troop 55 Scouts demonstrate their culinary expertise. Boys who are age 11 or in 5th grade or older and enjoy the outdoors, should consider stopping by to see Troop 55 in action. Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.