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November meteor-shower campout and also the annual Mezikan Food cook-off coming up !

 

Thank you Riky and Joseph for helping with Pack 555’s campout at the double v scout ranch.

 

Pumpkin carving - Oct 29th meeting - pumpkins donated by  Giumara Companies and mr. Cesar P.   THANK YOU !!

 

Cycling Merit badge - 1st ride this Saturday - tucson - rillito trail.

 

CANOEING MERIT BADGE SESSION AND LAKE CAMPOUT - HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT 13, 14 THA 15TH. FOR ALL WHO WANT TO ATTEND THE FALL CANE TRIP.

 

FIRST AID MERIT BADGE AND CPR CERTIFICATION COURSE TO START  AUG 27.

 

ARCHERY MERIT BADGE - START COURSE AND TO FINISH PARTIAL MERIT BADGES.  8:00 AM AT THE SOCCER FIELD NEXT TO THE POOL AT THE REC CENTER.  SUNDAY

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 month..

 

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 program.

 

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 28

 

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 9:00am

 

Thanks to all Scouts and Adults who attended the veteran’s day Parade.  You looked sharp!

 

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 out!

 

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 OPPORTUNITY.

 

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 now!

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 Photo Album..

 

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 thru 25th.

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.   (Photos available.)

 

Tumacacori Clean-up Service Project  - Thanks to those scouts and adults who helped-out!  (Pics here)

 

$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. 14

 

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 album!

 

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 November!

 

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 regularly)

 

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 night.

 

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 Album.

 

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 here)

 

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 cooling fee!

 

“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 Oceanography trip.

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 up now!

 

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 PERSON !

 

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 13th.    

 

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 moving !

 

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 one..

 

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 difficult time.

 

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 triple-nickel currents

 

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.  Stay tuned.

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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 photos here

 

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

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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.

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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 !

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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.

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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.  

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Crash Dummies !  (See Photos Here!) or in our Photo Album

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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!  

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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 !

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Thanks  to Mr. Mtz.. And all other volunteers who worked the golf tournament this last weekend.  Donated funds will go  into scout  accounts.

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Map and Compass training and hike was last Sunday.  Only 4 scouts  took advantage of this course this time.. !

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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)  

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Every scout should take his rope and book to the next meeting.  We have a commitment to fulfill !

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Thanks to all Scouts and adults who helped out with the Rabies Clinic Service Project.

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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 !

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