It was a hot weekend at the lake but 15 Troop 555 scouts had a great time.
The troop was privileged for the 23rd year , to be able to honor those who gave their
lives in the in the line of duty - fighting for our freedoms on Memorial Day 2012.
A big thanks to all those scouts and adults who came.
Triple Nickel attended the ANZA - IX trek at the base of “A “ mountain on Saturday
jan7. The catholic committee on scouting helped put on the event but a big thanks
to dave and virginia R. And family, friar Tuck (father), el Chippo Grande for putting
on such a great event!!
T 555 Movie night - december 13th. - the little rascals “spanky and the gang”
and crocodile dundee showing !!
Thanks again to all scouts and adults who participated in the annual tumacacori service
project after the parade. It was lots of fun.
Thanks to all scouts who showed-up for the hot chocolate fundraiser at the annual
nogales christmas light parade!
Stars and Spurs Colorguard photos now on-line. Great job guys!!
The colorado River Canoe Trip was as Blast ! Photos are now up in our photo album
Our troop attended the sabbar Shriners Circus in Nogales oct 4th. It was lots
of fun and was a different kind of change for our meeting night.
Class B shirts will be on sale at the VFW at 7:00PM before the meetings for the next
Flapjack flipping Contest and the Perfect Pancake Meeting Planned for 09/27.
Troop leaders meeting next Tuesday 6:30 pm vfw
Planning for Fall Break Trip - happenning now.
Lake Patagonia Camp photos now on-line. It was a great weekend- even with a micro-burst
with 60+ mile per hour winds and the racoons. Many scouts did the water advancement
Good luck Joseph, Armando and Ricky. They will represent Troop 555 at the Pimaree
in Huachuca Oaks next week. Look forward to seeing the photos !
Give our regards to “El Chippo” and crew!
Wet and Wild Phoenix waterpark Trip after advancement push next week. (photos
in our album)
Mr. Bache-wiig’s birthday celebration will be held at our pool session Tuesday June
Jorge G. Eagle Project this Saturday (june 25) at Las Lagunas 7:00AM
Camp Lawton summer camp has been closed. We will plan our own program.
Great Memorial Day ceremony scout and adults of troop 555 !! The POW/MIA ceremony
was great also!
Congrats to Joseph and Jorge at NYLT completion !!
T 555 had 20 scouts, volunteers and adults who traveled to mt lemmon to help get
lawton ready for the summer camp season. Thank you all!
oop movie night Tuesday May 3. Bring your own eats or pitch-in $5.00 for pizza.
We will also review the trip photos.
Compass, flashlights and $5.00 each scout needed for meeting on 01/25. Arrive early!
Tenderfoot and second class advance fair this weekend !
Thanks to all scouts and adults who attended the annual district dinner last Friday
! It was a great tribute to mr. B-w.
Tumacacori Service project after the Christmas light Parade this Saturday. Details
at the meeting !!
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW PAST-DUE. PAY UP AT OUR MEETING !!!
Steve closed on his new house and scout storage. We are going to replace the roof
on the storage shed and also help him get ready to move in. Meet this Sunday at
Thanks to all Scouts and Adults who attended the veteran’s day Parade. You looked
Pumpkin carving contest this Tuesday night ! Bring your own carving knives.
We ran a CPR Certi fication course using new AHA Rules this last Sunday. One
more course available. Sign-up now!
Thanks to ken larriva for the use of the fitness express as a training location.
Troop 555 was invited to send a colorguard to the “Stars and Spurs” AND THESE SCOUTS
PERFORMED A GREAT FLAG CEREMONY! IT WAS AN HONOR TAKING THEM TO TUCSON AND WATCHING
SUCH A GREAT CEREMONY. (See Photos in out photo album.
scouting fundraiser in tucson this sat. Watch for photos!
Congratulations to Taylor Williams - Troop 555’s 43rd Eagle Scout and the Newest
in Triple-Nickel !
Photos now published for Induction Camp 2010 held at the Double V Scout Ranch.
Last Gauntlet of 2010 was fun. What a great way to learn the knots!. Photos now
up in our photo album.
Congrats to Louis, Eric, Andres, Ariel and Mr Munoz on their OA induction weekend.
Thank you Mr. Martinez and our Senior Patrol Leader Joseph for attending and helping
Successful Star Boards of Review for Andres and Ariel, successful life boards of
review for Eric and Louis ! Congrats ! On the way to Eagle !
2 SWIMMING MERIT BADGE SESSIONS DONE. ONLY 1 LEFT TO GO. DON’T MISS THIS FINAL
PLC meeting Tuesday 8/17 to develope 6 mo. Calendar and to decide on Fall trip location.
18 Scouts took advantage of the Pool night at Hohokam to finish-off their swimming
and/or Lifesaving meritbadges. Great Job!
Welcome back from the 2010 National Jamboree Joseph ! Great Photos and more to
come. Chip is sending a Photo CD of the Jamboree Pics to publish soon.
Special thanks to All Staff members at Camp Lawton and Catalina professional Scouters
for helping us attend summer camp ! (letter to follow)!
No Troop Meeting on Tuesday, July 27th.
Troop bike ride after our meeting on Tuesday ! Lights and helmets required !
swimmers test Thursday at the city pool on Hohokam. 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
We have a great opportunity to go to summer camp at Lawton in two weeks. Sign up
Lord of War Photos (click here) or in our Photo Album
Thanks to all scouts and adult volunteers who helped out with Taylor W.’s Eagle
Leadership project last Saturday and Sunday.
1st GUANTLET - THIS WEEK !!! Scouts who know their stuff will stay dry. See photos
in our Photo Album or by (Clicking Here)
Lake Patagonia Campout and Canoe Merit Badge Course. Was a very windy weekend but
was still lots of fun.
Memorial Day Ceremony - Thank you all scouts and alults who attended ! Our tradition
= for 19 years We have had the honor of reciting the names of those soldiers from
Santa Cruz County who died in the line of duty. This years’ ceremony was the best
! (Photos Here).
Troop 555 Volunteer Work Day at Camp Lawton was held this last weekend. We completed
an an icredible amount of work and helped get Camp Lawton ready for Summer Camp.
Thanks to Mr. Werner for the opportunity to help and for his assistance to our
troop afterwords !! (Photos Here)
Great Mezikan Cookoff was successful ! See photos by (clicking here) or in our
the salt river Whitewater trip was a blast ! Best Whitewater conditions in more
than 20 years. Triple Nickel hosted 30 scouts and adults on this great event this
year. See photos (Here) or in our photo album.
Check the troop calendar for activity date changes.:
Jamboree Prep Camp April 10th thru April 12, OA ordeal at Camp lawton April 23
Whitewater now April 30 thru May 2!!!
Lower Ranks First aid and merit badge course this Sunday at fitness express. Sign-up
at this meeting !
Salt River Whitewater sign-ups now happening - Don’t get shut-out because you didn’t
sing-up in time. Sign-up now!
Spring Break Campout - Location to be announced at our weekly meeting !
Pinewood derby - Thanks to all Scouts and Adult volunteers who made the Pack 555,
576 and district races really neat this year!
Ski Trip Photos to be posted soon.
Patrol Leaders Council - 6:30pm Tuesday evening.
Ski Trip final payments and permission slips due at this next meeting.
Santa Cruz County Rabies Clinic volunteers needed Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm - Hohokam
Drive Rec Center
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL ! OUR FIRST MEETING BACK IS ON TUESDAY JANUARY 5TH. 2010
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Troop 555!
Great Thanks to all those who participated in the successful “Scouting for Food”
Program last SaTurday and Sunday !
Thank you Joseph and Efrain for volunteering to help run the Archery program at “Soccer
and Scouts” at the Double V Scout Ranch last Saturday. Good job
Hot Chocolate fundraiser and Tumacacori Service Project - Good job to all who attended.
Tumacacori Clean-up Service Project - Thanks to those scouts and adults who helped-out!
$50.00 Deposit - Annual Ski Trip coming up. Deposits are now coming Due.
Fishing Merit Badge Session #1 at Patagonia Lake was great fun!
See photos here !
Thank you scouts and adults who showed up at the Veteran’s Day parade! Great Community
Pride and Scout Spirit! Photos avail
“Community Hoops” Service Project at the City Rec. Center - 9:00 am Saturday Nov.
Anza Trek VII was a great success. Chip Travers sure puts on a good show. Too
bad that more of troop 555 scouts did not attend this event. We got a lot out of
it! (Pics avail. Here)
Tumacacori Festival Service Project rapidly coming up on us. Details at our meeting.
Don’t forget the Robert Brubaker Golf Tournament Service Project this Saturday !
7:00am sharp !
Pumpkin aggression therapy at our meeting Tuesday night. - see Photo of the Week
and pics in our album
Nightfall” trip at Old Tucson and Double V camp was great! See pics in our photo
NUSD Fall Break Trip- Oct 12 thru Oct 17. Trip was GREAT ! (See Photos of the
trip by clicking here.)
De Anza Days reservations now due. $20.00 per scout. To be held at Tumacacori in
Dry Bag Sales for the Canoe Trip - This Tuesday night - Save Big $$$$.
Movie Night also - oct. 5. Bring your own eats !
Last Canoe Merit Badge Session of 2009 Pics now on-line.
First Aid Merit badge Session #1 and #2 Completed. Session #1 to run again next
week if you missed-out.
Patrol formation meeting was a success. Joseph R. And Eric L. Are our new Senion
Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior patrol
Congratulations Brian Brubaker -on your eagle rank ! Well done!
Congratulations Alejandro and Fernando Luna! Troop 555’s newest Eagle Scouts! See
pictures under “Eagle Scouts” in our Photo Album!
Pimaree XXII is an international event for scouts from Arizona and Mexico. Scouts
camp together all week and parthcipate in scouting competition and Skills through-out
the week. Click here for Photos (More to be posted during the week - Check back
David Gutierrez successfully passed his Eagle Board of Review July 16th. This makes
David the 39th Eagle Scout in Troop 555 and also a new Troop and City record - The
Third Eagle Scout of 3 Brothers ! Congrats David and the Gutierrez Family!
im tests and pool Party to be held next Tuesday, July 14th at the Rec Pool on Hohokam
Drive instead of our normal meetings at the VFW
Archery Merit Badge Session and qualifications to be held this Saturday at Flietcher
Park on Hohokam Dr. Starting ay 8:00AM Fee is $10 per scout
T555 Had a small but great contingent of scouts and adult leaders who attended summer
camp at Camp Lawton in the Catalina Mountains.. Although we were not able to acquire
all the merit badges that we ha set-out for, all scouts had a great time! We met
up with Troop 164 from El Paso who became our “Instant Friends” They are a Great
Troop and We will try to keep in contact with them and maybe will be able to arrange
a camp with both troops in the near future!
Bring your bikes and head and tail lights to the July 7th meeting. We will be doing
a cross-city ride after the meeting.
Ready to cook? We provide the heat - you provide the winning recipe. This Tuesday
Thanks to all scouts and Adults who traveled to Tucson and went to the airport to
welcome back John Bache-Wiig who received an award at the University of Maine for
Heroism exibited by saving 5 lives during WWII
Canoeing Merit badge Session #1. We will be leaving from the VFW at 8:00 am on Sunday
morning. Be sure to arrive early!
The Gauntlet is coming! Be prepared or Bring a towel!
A “Big Thanks” to all scouts and adult leaders who participated in the City of Nogales
Memorial Day Ceremony. Great Job in upholdind our tradition!
Congratulations to Saul Kramer - Troop 555’s Newest Eagle Scout - Presented at the
Nogales Lions’ Club Meeting May 12 !
We are escaping the Swine Flu, Bird Flu, Spring Fever and clean-your-room fever by
going camping this next weekend! Get Details at our meeting this Tuesday!
Scouts needed for a service project this Saturday morning.. Please meet at the hill-tip
art gallery at 7:00am for setup !
Troop Movie night - Tuesday Apil 21. Bring your own eats to tonights’ meeting!
Map and Compass is Aprils theme.. Bring your compass to the meetings!
SaltRiver Whitewater trip Was a Blast ! We almost had to camp in a Freezing Rainstorm
and had to put up cold weather and heavy winds this weekend at the Whitewater trip
but we had a BLAST! Water levels made for a tricky whitewater run, but 15 members
of troop 555 and guests had a great time. Click Here for Photos or look in out Photo
Spring Break Backpack Trip to Fossil Springs - Was Great! See lots of photos under
our Photo Album. We met scouts from Troop 9 from Prescott, AZ.,, Troop 743 From
Surprise, AZ, Troop 379 from Tempe, AZ. We packed a total of 16 miles and owe
a special thanks to Henry R.C. Whom we met on the Flume Road. Thank you from all
the scouts ans scouters of troop 555 for your help and support!
Salt River Whitewater Trip - Final Call!
Sycamore Backpack Trip was great! Water everywhere except where we camped! It was
a good breakdown Trip to prepare for our spring break trip! ( See Photos by clicking
Salt-River Whitewater trip deposits now due ! Hold your spot on this great trip!
Spring Break Backpack trip sign-ups now being taken. Get in early before the “Lock-out”
Sunrise Park Ski Trip was attended by 18 scouts and adults. It was a Great Weekend,
with more new snow falling just as we were returning home. It was a great trip .
See photos be clicking Here or in our Photo Album under “ ski09”!
Congratulations to Saul Kramer - Troop 555’s 1st Eagle Scout of 2009! Great Job
Final Deposits for the Sunrise Park Ski Trip are due this week !! Save your place
by paying early!
Congrats to 2008 -Triple Nickel Eagle Scouts - Manny Villegas, Kenny Larriva, Diego
Valencia, Michael Soto and Armando Arana!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All ! See you back on Jan. 6, 2009!
Dinner and a Movie - what a great way to celebrate our last 2008 meeting! $10.00
per person - show up at the oasis theater at 7:00pm on meeting night!
“The day that the Earth Stood Still” - special showing for Troop 555!
Recharter TIME $20 per scout Due Now !
Thank you all scouts and volunteers who worked the christmas Parade fund raiser and
Annual Tumacacori Festival Service Project.
The National Park Service presented Troop 555 with an award for more than 30 years
participation in this event ! Good Job guys!
Scouting for Food - our drive will continue at this meeting Each scout needs to
bring a bag of food to get into the meeting ..
Recharter time is upon us again. $20.00 per Scout now due! $ $5.00 for this weeks
“Scouting for Food” bags are being distributed now! Please call Ricky A or your
scoutmaster if you missed the first distribution !
Good luck Michael Soto on your board 11/26! You will be the 4th Eagle this year
with Armando Arana and Saul Kramer coming in 5th and 6th!
Congrats to Diego Valencia - T555’s 3rd eagle scout this year. Great board!
Triple Nickel scout volunteers at the parade and VFW afterwards - Great Job and
Thank you !
See Photos of the Pima Air Museum-river Road Bike Ride and DoubleV Campout weekend
by clicking here or in our photo album!
Thank You ricky A. And Joseph R. For volunteering at the 1904 Courthouse for the
Jistoric Anza Trail dedication ceremony!
500 word essays on your subject for oceanography merit badge due now !
Puerto Penasco beach camp was a great success1 aside from 100 degree weather and
high humidity, we had a great time. Be sure to check-out the photos in our photo
album for this trip. Oceanography final class session to be held this week to finish-up.
Be sure to have the 500 word essays done before class!
Menu, plankton nets and sand anchors are the subject of this weeks’ meeting. Final
call for permission slips and birth certificates also!
Payment and Permission slips due this Tuesday for Puerto Penasco Beach Camp and
Have your parents show-up with your permission slip and we can have it notarized
at the meeting!
Lord of War - By popular demand - next Tuesday . Aug. 26. Class b’s o.k.
Diego V. Eagle Project - Meet at 8:30 am on Saturday at the VFW !
Rocky Point Beach and Oceanography Camp scheduled for Sept . 19, 20 and 21st. Sign
First meeting of the new school year - Tuesday - August 12 - Please wear your Class
A uniforms ! Hope to see everybody back !
We had only 15 scouts attend the Fossil Creek/ Brand Canyon Campout and what at
GREAT CAMP it was! Photos of this great adventure are now online by clinking on
our Photo Album or here for Fossil Creek /Montezuma’s Well, and Here for photos
of the Grand Canyon Campout!
Remember - $100.00 payment for Grand Canyon/Fossil Springs trip is due tonight!
Drivers needed for Fossil Springs/Grand Canyon Camp - Please see your scoutmaster!
July 4th Celebration service Project and fundraiser - Schedule - Thursday - Arrive
at Fleitcher Park at 8:00pm. Flashlights and sleeping bags. - Be Prepared for
rain! We will leave at 8:00 t0 9:00am on Friday and return by 3:00 pm - Friday
. Night duty to start at 1:00am !
Fossil Springs and Grand Canyon Campout - July 24th Trhu July 27. Final Sign-ups
by July 8th.
Movie Night, Tuesday July 1st. Bring your own eats !
06/25/08 -POOL PARTY WEDNESDAY - SWIM TESTS AT 6:00PM PARTY AT 7:00! $10.00 PER
06/24/08 Be sure to bring a compass and small flashlight to the meeting on June 24.
We will kick-off our map and compass theme.
Patagonia Lake Campout June 12, 13 and 14.
Gauntlet - Tonight ! Be prepared !
Thanks to all Scouts who attended the Memorial Day Ceremony . Troop 555 is greatful
to be able to be a part of this tradition. We had a great time at Flux Canyon and
Red Rock Lookout after the ceremonies also !
Congratulations to Alex Mtz. ! Our newest Star Rank Scout ! Successfully passed
his Star Board on Wednesday Night!
Congratulations to Manny V. Troop 555’s newest Eagle Scout ! Was presented with
his Eagle Badge in front of our sponsors - The Nogales Lions’ Club on Tuesday, May
Better KNOW your KNOTS ! “The Gauntlet” - coming soon to a meeting near you !
Thanks to all T555 Scouts who showed up at the City Sponsored event at Pierson School
last Tuesday - (See picture of the week)
Salt River Whitewater Trip was a fantastic success! See Write up for more info and
Click Here for Pics !
Foil PACKET cookout meeting - $5.00 per person- see if you can come up with an original.
Use what we provide and bring your own “Special” ingredients. ! Get here early!
Mandatory meeting for Saltriver Whitewater H.A.T. Participants - Tuesday, April
15, 7:00PM at the VFW
Congratulations TO aRMANDO A.. On his successful Life Rank Board - Another Eagle
project in the planning! (See the Picture of the Week !)
Great Cross-Over campout! Troop 555 has added nine new scouts and 2 new assistant
scoutmasters to our ranks ! Welcome aboard scouts! It was a great weekend! See
Photos by Clicking Here
Congrats to Manny V - Successfully passed his Eagle Board 03/31/08. Is now troop
555’s newest Eagle Scout !!
Webelos Cross-OVER Campout this weekend ! All available scouts needed !
Pizza and movie night - spring break meeting - I am legend is playing. $5.00 per
person Tuesday March 18h.
Cross-Over campout and to be held on april 5 - same location as last year! We have
18 new members coming into out troop !
Manny V. Finally completed his eagle service project this last weekend ! Congrats
and good luck on your Eagle rank Board of Review!
Final Payments for Salt river Whitewater trip will be due on March 24. Get your
payment in now!
Troop 555 offers Our Sincerest condolences to Ricky Arboisierre and his family on
the loss of his father. Louis .
Thank you all scouts and scouters who set-up and ran this years’ pinewood derby.
It was a big success ! (click here for photos -also in our photo album).
Troop 555 Sponsored some of the scouts in Den 8 on their skiing weekend. Thank you
Manny V. For helping with the teaching !
Sunrise Ski Trip was a Blast ! Blizzard winter conditions really made this one
to remember !
(Click Here for Pics)
Webelos invitational meeting - Feb. 19th. From 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The Theme will
be “Backpacking”. An informational night of backpacking equipment and prep demonstrations
for webelos scouts. This will fulfill the requirements for the webelos badge on
visiting a scout meeting. All triple nickel scouts are to arrive early please (6:00
to 6:30) for set-up.
Salt River Whitewater raft trip deposits are now being taken. Trip limited to 1st
50 scouts for rafting and Duckies for scouts over 16 yrs old. Don’t miss-out. Get
your deposits in now! (for more details, see our calendar and also the info sheet
under the “forms and Info” tab on the left side of the home page.
Our Sunrise Ski Trip is now Closed-off at 16 people. This is the smallest group
that we have taken to sunrise in the last 18 years! But it’s going to be a blast
! Lots of new snow has fallen this week bring the level to over 6 feet of snow.
Fire by Flint and Steel - This meeting Feb. 5th. Bring your pocket knives and Class
“b” Uniform !
Last Chance Advancement for Ski Trip - First Aid on Saturday and Map and Compass
on Sunday ! Dont miss this last opportunity !
Uniforms, Ropes and Books, that is what is needed for tonight’s meeting!
Ski Trip Deposits - $100.00 now due ! Dont be late !
New Patrol formation this Tuesday, Jan 15th. Ski trip Deposits now due - If you
think you will have an advancement before the trip, please bring your 1st $100.00
deposit. Rooms will close-off fast !
1st Meeting Back will be on Tuesday, Jan 8. See you there ! Bring your advancement
status with you!
Happy New Year to all! From Troop 555 !
Just 4 more short weeks to qualify for your position on the 4-day ski trip! Get
54 Inches of New Snow and more on-the way at Sunrise! This is going to make for
a great ski-season and also a great white-water season coming up! (We are signed-up
for whitewater on April 26th!
Last meeting of the year and Scout Dinner was held at ......Las Vigas Steak Ranch
- Photos on line now!
In-Search of the “Perfect Pancake” and Camp stove meeting Photos available under
(2007 Misc. Photos or by clicking here)
The Christmas Parade Hot Chocolate Fundraiser Headquarters had to be moved this year
because of conflicts with a new coffee house that had opened up. Although we sold
lots of hot chocolate, we didn’t do as well as last year due to the small amount
of scouts who showed up to help sell.
Troop 555 hosted Den 4 to the Hidden Cave this last Saturday, Dec. 8. It was a
great opportunity for the Bear Scouts to experience real caving adventure. Big thanks
to the 555 scouts who came along to help-out!
Last Map & Compass course for the year was held on Sunday, Dec. 9th. Six more scouts
are now ready for their boards and qualification for the ski trip. Good Job!.
31st Annual Tumacacori Service Project was a blast ! 13 scouts + adults had
a great time (Click Here for Photos)
Order of the Arrow Brotherhood Candidates - WE Leave TO THE Double-V Scout Ranch
after school on Friday Nov. 30. Dress for the weather ! I will have a larger tent
available. We will be done early on Saturday! (Click Here for Photos)
Troop 555 Scouts hosted Pack 555 Den 1 and Den 8 scouts for a trip to the “Hidden
Cave” See Pics by clicking here.
Annual “Pre-Thanksgiving - What do we do with all those Thanksgiving Left-over” Cookoff
was great ! We had several new concoctions that I had never tried before. One
was “Imitation Seafood Salad” using white turkey meet (See Photo of the Week). Happy
Thanksgiving to all scouts and their parents !
Troop and Pack 555 Double V Campout was a GREAT SUCCESS !! - See our Write-up under
“Triple-Nickel Currents” Click here for Photos (More pics available under Den 4
and Den 8 pages in “Cubs Corners)-
Annual Tumacacori Service Project camp on December 1. You dont want to miss this
Thank you Eric L., Mitchell N. Charlie B. And Ariel V. For helping out at the Veteran’s
Day Parade !
Mountain Lion Encounters - Special “Thank You” to Shiela Beck at Lake Patagonia
Visitors center. She put on a fantastic presentation on “Mountain Lions and what
to do if you encounter one. This last Thursday, Nov. 1..
Leonid meteor shower campout - november 16, 17 and 18th. (Tradition). Location
to be announced.
The Black Canyon /Topock Gorge Canoe trip was a great success ! Everytime we do
this trip it gets better ! A trip report will be done as soon as our SPL and Historian
agree what to write up! See all of our photos (lots more to arrive this week)
in our Photo album. I will post photos as I receive them. Advancement is now
the name of the game. Before our next campout.
OUR SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO RENE , MARTINA, CYNTHIA, ALEX AND ANDRES MARTINEZ ON
THE LOSS OF RENE’S MOTHER “DONIA IRMA”. She passed-away Thursday morning, October
4th. Irma was the sweetest person you would ever hope to meet and only had nice
things to say about everybody. She had led a very full life with her trip to spain
this year as a highlight! I’m sure that she is going to be greatly missed, but
she is in a better place now. Our prayers are with her and her family during this
Meet at 7:00 AM Saturday morning - Please don’t be late! No meeting on Tuesday
night because we won’t be back yet!
MANDATORY MEETING FOR ALL SCOUTS AND ADULTS ATTENDING THE BLACK CANYON TRIP. TUESDAY
7:30PM SHARP !
Final payments for black canyon canoe trip are now due. ! Turn in release and final
payments this Tuesday.
Know your Knots ! Guantlet running again next week by popular demand. Bring a towel
if you can’t tie your knots very fast !
Think that your a good pyro? Compete against the best tonight. Bring your pocket
knife and Tote ‘n Chip Card.
Ethnic (other than mexican) meal cookoff this Tuesday night ! $1.00 per person
into the pot. Judges to consist of district scout leaders. Bar-B-Q grills and
stoves will be provided for each patrol. You bring the rest (including clean-up
items). Good luck patrols! (See Photos Here)
Order of the arrow ceremony on Friday and Saturday september 7th and 8th. Mt lemmon.
We will leave after school on Friday.
Aha CPR COURSE FOR DEN 8 WEBELOS WAS FRIDAY AUG. 31. BIG THANKS TO JORGE WHO CAME
TO HELP WITH THE TRAINING!
American Heart Association CPR Certification course - Monday - May 27th. At the
VFW. 5:00 PM to 9:00 pm.
5th Canoeing MB session was held on Sunday. Some members of girl scout troop 1829
attended also. See Photos in our photo album!
4th Canoe Merit badge course was held this last Saturday, Aug. 25th . The weather
held out and twelve more Triple nickel scouts almost have their canoeing merit
badge.. We are running another course tomorrow and have invited girl scout troop
1829 to earn theri canoeing badge also.
Fall trip - Black CANYOn canoe trip - Oct . 6th thru Oct. 10th. Limited to 50
People on this trip !! fly to las vegas, 2 days of canoeing on the colorado river
starting at hoover dam. Las vegas activities - Total cost about $350.00 but price
could come down. Airline deposit of $100.00 due by aug.21. See more details under
No Troop meeting until aug. 14. 1st meeting back.
Bike meeting - about 25 troop 555 scouts and adults met at the vfw last week for
a bike ride around town - It was a nice change of pace.. We will continue with the
cycling merit badge
Happy July birthdays to: Bobby B. 07/08, taylor w. 07/17 and dr. Saul k. 07/17.
Pool Party, june 26. Hohokam pool 6 to 9 pm in honor of john bache-wiig’s 82nd
birthday and Marla Lopez’s 20+ birthday ! (Click Here for Photos)
Canoeing merit badge - 1st course ran on june 16. 7 new scouts earned the best
part of a partial merit badge.. You need this course to be able to attend the canoe
trip in september ! Courses Limited to 12 scouts each. Next course in mid-july.
Location of June 12 meeting WILL BE AT THE CITY REC CENTER POOL. 6:00PM TO 9:00
PM. HOHOKAM DRIVE.. SWIMMERS TEST, TENDERFOOT AND SECOND CLASS SWIM TEST, SWIMMING
MERIT BADGE + general swimming WILL BE STARTED TODAY. $5.00 PER PERSON TO COVER
COST OF POOL RENTAL AND SNACKS/DRINKS.. Bring long pants without holes, a long-sleeve
button-up shirt shirt and old shoes that can get wet along with your swim trunks.
LORD OF WAR ! OUR PROGRAM pIT PATROLS AGAINST EACH OTHER AND MAYBE MORE ! ONLY
THE BEST AND THE FASTEST SURVIVEd ! We will do this again next year also ! See
Thank you scouts who showed up for the Memorial day Ceremony at the Cemetary on
Monday. It is a great honor to be able to keep up this important tradition. You
did a great job!
Canoeing merit badge to be offered next week
The members of Troop 555 offer our sincerest condolences to charles and his family
on the passing of his grandfather, Charlie Bigelow. He was a long-time nogalian,
outdoorsman and just a great guy! I’m sure he will be missed greatly.
No Meeting on May 22 because of Transitions and Graduations in the School System,
but be prepared for the “Water Gauntlet” ON May 29- LEARN HOW TO TIE YOUR KNOTS SWIFTLY
OR YOU WILL SUFFER !
Volunteers needed for Memorial Day Ceremonies at the City Cemetary. Please sign-up
by sending an e-mail to the scoutmaster. Address is under the “contacts” button
on the home page.
Movie night - Blood Diamond was voted as the movie shown at Movie night ! Good
turn-out of scouts. end of the school year is always a hard time to program anything.
Crash Dummies ! (See Photos Here!) or in our Photo Album
Best Mex Campfood cook-off was a big success!! Every patrol cooked exceptional
mexican food that could be prepared on a grill or camp stove.. Andre A.’S Patrol
Patrol took first place ! Big thanks to John Bache-Wiig, Martin Taylor, Jimmy
Camacho, Simon and Mary Keller and Victor for being our judges this evening!
Water Tank Removal Service Project Camp was a big success ! Triple Nickel scouts
worked very hard and finally took down the old water tank below apache south campsite
at camp lawton . High winds and a little rain didn’t deter our activities either.
See photos under our photo album and a small write-up under Troop Currents !
Thanks to Mr. Mtz.. And all other volunteers who worked the golf tournament this
last weekend. Donated funds will go into scout accounts.
Map and Compass training and hike was last Sunday. Only 4 scouts took advantage
of this course this time.. !
Campout and crossover was a great success ! It was lots of work but turned-out
to be one of the best cross-over ceremonies yet ! (click here for photos)
Every scout should take his rope and book to the next meeting. We have a commitment
to fulfill !
Thanks to all Scouts and adults who helped out with the Rabies Clinic Service Project.
Thank you all scouts, Webelos and adults who showed up in uniform to J. Bache-Wiigs
Services. It was a great tribute to a great person !