Boy Scout Troop 455
Eagan, Minnesota

Northern Star Council     Chief Black Dog District


The First Class Badge

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The First Class Badge is a symbol of scouting. The main part of the badge shows that a scout is able to point the right way in life as truly as the compass points north in the field. The two stars on the right and left top points symbolize Scouting's ideals of truth and knowledge. Stars guide us by night and remind us of the Scout's outdoor life. The eagle with the shield is the national emblem of the United States of America. It stands for freedom and readiness to defend that freedom. The scroll with the Scout motto is turned up at the ends to suggest a Scout's smile as he does his duty. The knot attached to the bottom of the scroll reminds you that as a Boy Scout, you promise to do a Good Turn for someone every day.

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About Troop 455

Troop 455 is located in Eagan, Minnesota, and was started in 2005. We have Scouts that live in Eagan, Inver Grove Heights and Rosemount. Our Troop is part of the Chief Black Dog District in the Northern Star Council. We are a young Troop with eager Scouts, strong adult leadership and parent participation.

If you are interested in finding out more about Troop 455, you can view our
Troop Brochure or send an email to us at: webmaster@bsa455.org.


Scoutmaster's Message

Welcome to the Troop 455 web site! I’m glad that you’ve found us, and I’m excited to tell you about our Troop and the Boy Scouts of America.

In my teenage years, I strived to be someone, to set goals, to dream, to have fun in the outdoors. I did all of these in Boy Scouting - Troop 509, Eagan Township, Minnesota. We were a small rural Troop back then, and at times I still see the comforting smile of my old Scoutmaster, Mr. R.

Young people today are looking for the same things that I looked for as a boy turning into a man - adults, in addition to parents, willing to be good listeners and good role models. They want to be around trusted leaders who can teach them new skills and share with them the great outdoors and the grand adventure of Scouting.

Our boys need the adventures, skills and activities that Scouting provides away from the distractions of television, video games, and iPods. In return, Scouting teaches them responsibility, leadership, citizenship, and the value of a good friend—all in a safe, controlled environment. Along the way, Scouts can make their neighborhoods, communities, and nation better and learn how to become the best people that they can possibly be.

And, by the way, our Scouts have a lot of fun, as well!

Our Troop is new—organized in February 2005—and located in Eagan, Minnesota. We are small, but we are committed to providing our Scouts with a safe and fun experience, while instilling the good values that Scouting offers. Our Chartering Partner is the Eagan Lions Club, and we meet at Red Pine Elementary School gym two times per month. We partner with Pack 455, which also meets at Red Pine Elementary.

We think Troop 455 is the place to go for fun, adventure, and learning! We go camping, hiking, and learn Scouting skills. We will be taking canoe trips, and we will be spending an entire week at Tomahawk Scout Reservation in early August. We go winter camping and build teamwork by playing games in friendly competitions. Our Troop is “boy led”, in the true spirit of the Boy Scouts of America.

We invite all young men qualified to be a Boy Scout to investigate our Troop and to see where their abilities and goals can take them. Parents are welcome at our meetings and encouraged to take part in all of our Troop outings and activities. Parents, if you wish to become a Troop 455 adult leader, we’ll train you!

Come enjoy Scouting, and grow with us!

“No one knows what he can do until he tries”
- King Robert the First, King of Scotland, 1328.

Please feel free to contact me at
sm@bsa455.org or at (651) 456-0840 if you have any questions.

Yours in Scouting,

Steven W. Kreitz
Scoutmaster
Troop 455


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