April 18, 2023

In this week’s newsletter

Meeting This Week

This week we are having a competition! Our scouts with ranks lower than first class will work with scouts first class and above to see who can sign off the most requirements and who can get the most requirements signed off. There will be prizes for each category, and each type of requirements will have a certain amount of points attached. If you have any ideas for fun prizes, please send me the link or an image. If you have any questions please contact your Jamie or Mr. Taylor.

April Camping Trip — Survivalist

April 22 – 23, 2023

About the Campout

For our April campout we will be camping at Standing Indian, a beautiful area, bordering a lot of scenic trails and the Appalacian Trail. We will have two different groups on the campout. 

For more information visit: https://sites.google.com/troop77bsa.com/scout-parent/campingoutings/april-survivalist?authuser=0

Eagle Court of Honor

you are cordially invited to the
Troop 77 & Troop 177
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2023
3:00 PM

Oak Grove United Methodist Church
1722 Oak Grove Road
Decatur, GA 30033

Refreshments to follow in the Grand Hall.

Lost and Found

If you are missing a footprint for a Eureka Suma 2 Tent, it was mixed in with the gear for another Scout. Please contact Mr. Taylor or Mr. McCoy if this is yours and we will make sure it is returned to you.

Summer Camp

Attention scouts and parents! The Troop annual swim testing date is set for Saturday May 20th from 3-6pm at Dynamo Swim Club (3119 Shallowford Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341). 

Swim tests are only good for a year and must be renewed annually. Every Scout or adult planning on attending summer camp, Philmont, any fall Troop water activities or campouts, Northern Tier, or participating in any Aquatics Merit Badge must pass the BSA Swimmer Classification test as a swimmer.

Sign up for your Swim Test.

Visit the Summer Camp webpage for imporatant dates and news regarding camp! 

Merit Badge Opportunities

Atlanta Area Council has already announced all of the Merit Badge summits for next year. The next Merit Badge Summit will be April 29, 2023.
To learn more about this and other Merit Badge Summits, visit: https://www.atlantabsa.org/MeritBadgeSummit

In addition to the Merit Badge Summits Atlanta Area Council offers many merit badge days throughout the year. Upcoming Merit Badge opportunities include the Construction Merit Badge Day on April 22nd, where Scouts can work on Surveying, Welding, Drafting, Electricity, or Plumbing. There is also a Metal Work Merit Badge day on April 29th, and Aviation workshops every month this year.
More information about these and other Merit Badge programs at: https://www.atlantabsa.org/meritbadgedays

Aquatics Merit Badge Workshops are held throughout the summer at the Allatoona Aquatics Base. Registration for June 3 classes open on April 21 and June 10 classes open April 28.
More information about these programs can be found at: https://www.atlantabsa.org/caabmb

Chattahoochee Nature Center offers nature themed merit badge classes on the weekends throughout the year. Upcoming classes include Nature Study April 23 and Environmental Science April 30.
For more information and to register visit: https://www.chattnaturecenter.org/education/scouts/scouts-bsa/

Dunwoody Nature Center also offers a number of nature related Merit Badges. Upcoming classes include: Nature Study April 8.
Learn more and register at: https://dunwoodynature.org/scout-merit-badges/

Troop Communication

Please be sure to join our Remind Classes to get notifications on all of the Troop 177 happenings. There is an app, but you can choose to get notifications via text messages or email.

Troop 177 Parents

Troop 177 Scouts