Kingston scout troop now recruiting

  • Monday, November 18, 2019 3:14pm
  • News

Local Scout Troop 1555, also known as the “Grand Old Triple Nickel,” is seeking new members to join in the fun!

You may have seen the Scouts cleaning up at the end of the Kingston Fourth of July Parade, packing up for a week away at Camp Parsons, loading equipment back into the Scout Hall after a hike, splitting and stacking firewood by the Scout Cabin, or just playing around in Kola Kole Park. Being a Scout is all about serving the community, enjoying the great outdoors, learning practical life skills, and having a good time.

Since school started this year, the troop has gone hiking to Lena Lake, had a Court of Honor to recognize rank advancement and merit badges earned, participated in a community meal at the Village Green Community Center, donated three large boxes of hand-picked apples to the Kingston Food Bank, and goofed off for 14 hours straight during their traditional overnight “lock-in” of games, junk food, and hanging out together.

November events included camping at Salt Creek over the long weekend, being present at Kingston Prepares to be among fellow citizens readying themselves for emergency situations, more service projects related to the holidays, and annual planning for next year’s array of activities (ideally including monthly hikes and camp outs, community support, and summer camp).

In the past three years, four young men of Kingston Troop 1555 have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Whatever the rank, Scouts practice pioneering, working together, and good citizenship.

When asked why they enjoy scouting, most members of the troop say they like getting outdoors to experience the wilderness by hiking and camping. Some just enjoy getting together weekly for the troop meetings. Life Scout Ian Whitney, a long-time member of Troop 1555, says “I really like earning the merit badges!” Maybe that’s because he has earned so many, or maybe it’s because of all the things he has learned along the way.

Troop 1555 is open for membership to all local boys between the ages of 11 and 18 years old. Meetings are every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kingston Scout Hall (the historic Triple Nickel Scout Cabin) at 26128 Bannister St. NE, in Kingston.

More in News

Poulsbo secures first phase of funding for PERC

$244,000 awarded to Poulsbo by Kitsap Public Facilities District for event and recreation center

Olympic High School cheer coach charged with sexual misconduct

25-year-old Tyson A. Ebert has been suspended without pay by CKSD

Poulsbo Lighted Ships Parade celebrates 50 Years

The City of Poulsbo and Mayor Becky Erickson have declared Dec. 14,… Continue reading

Senator Christine Rolfes speaks with Kitsap County residents in Kingston ahead of the 2020 legislative session. Nick Twietmeyer / Kitsap News Group
Rolfes talks transportation funding in the wake of I-976

On Dec. 2, Senator Christine Rolfes of Washington’s 23rd Legislative District met… Continue reading

Vikings await the Lucia Bride’s lighting of the Julefest bonfire at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park. File photo
Poulsbo holiday tradition returns Saturday

While for many, Thanksgiving is the mark of the start of the… Continue reading

Bremerton Councilmember Leslie Daugs announces run for legislature

Rep. Sherry Appleton recently announced her plans for retirement at the end of her term in 2021

<em>Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Peninsula is at 19917 Seventh Ave. in Poulsbo.</em>
                                Photo courtesy of SCCA
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance expanding services in Poulsbo

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is expanding its services and care options at… Continue reading

Bay Street to go ‘full Santa’ on Saturday

Festival of Chimes and Lights takes its 21st bow

Photo courtesy of Patty Pace
                                These students from Patty Pace’s second-grade class last year at South Colby Elementary gathered in a circle to exhibit the true meaning of kindness and how it spreads in an interconnected way.
Rocks, water and the ripples

Second-graders learn how kindness can spread like ripples in the water

Most Read