Spring Merit Badge Academy, May 13

Mark your calendars for the Spring Merit Badge Academy on Saturday, May 13 at Saint Leo University. We are offering a combination of adventure/hands-on classes, like Climbing and Digital Technology and Eagle Scout required merit badges, such as First Aid and Citizenship in the World. There will be a class for every Scout! Cost is…

Guglielmi Receives Silver Antelope Award

Bill Guglielmi, Council Vice President of Manpower and member of the Executive Committee, has been awarded the Silver Antelope award. Bill has served and continues to serve on numerous committees at the national, regional and council level. He is Vice President of the Leadership and Performance Committee and Team Leader of the Area NCAP Assessment…

This troop ditched the trailer and became an all-backpacking troop

The troop trailer Jim Rosensweet inherited when he became Scoutmaster had seen better days. The year was 1987, but this trailer must have been from the 1950s or 60s. Inside the rickety old thing, Rosensweet found heavily used gear that needed replacing, too. But instead of spending the troop’s money on a new trailer, Rosensweet steered Troop 55 in a different direction. Read…