April 19, 2022

In this week’s newsletter

This Week’s Meeting

We will be planning for our upcoming backpacking trip. Bring your backpack and gear and be ready to go over what you need for this trip and helping you pack. We will also plan our route and meals for the trip. Scouts not going should still plan to participate, as we will be going over map and compass skills, as well discussing meal planning and cooking for long treks, like backpacking and canoeing, where coolers aren’t available. We will also be holding our election for Troop 177’s next ASPL.

Troop Election

Troop elections are just around the corner. On April 19th, we will hold elections for the next Assistant Senior Patrol Leader who will serve for six months as Julian’s assistant, before assuming responsibilities as Senior Patrol Leader in October. This position is currently open to any Scout in the troop, including those who have served as SPL before. If you are interested in leading the troop see Mr. Taylor about running.

Summer Camp

Invoices for Summer Camp 2022 went out this week. Please check your email and let us know if you registered but din’t receive an invoice.

April Camping Trip

For our April camping trip will be backpacking at Standing Indian State Park in North Carolina, April 22-24. Standing Indian is a beautiful, high-altitude camping area on the edge of the Appalachian Trail in NC! Troop 177 will be planning the backpacking route for this trip as part of Group B on the Trip Sheet.

May Camping Trip

Our may campout will be a Wilderness Survivalist Focused Campout at Camp Rotary on Lake Hartwell the weekend of May 6-8, 2022. Please visit the Camping and Outings Page for more information and to register.

Venture Crew 77

If you are 14 or have completed the 8th Grade and plan on going to Philmont 2023 or just want to expand your Scouting experience, please join Venture Crew 77.   Please see Mr. Leff or me for further information. 
Thanks. Mr. Cole 

Service Opportunities

There are opportunities for community service listed on the Community Service Page. If you know of any other opportunities, please feel free to share these with Autumn or Mr. Taylor.

Merit Badge Opportunities

Atlanta Area Council has announced all of the Merit Badge summits for 2022. The next Merit Badge Summit will be April 30th and will feature STEM Merit Badges. Registration opens on March 18, 2022 at 9 AM.
To learn more about this and other Merit Badge Summits planned this year, visit: https://www.atlantabsa.org/MeritBadgeSummit

Atlanta Area Council offers many merit badge offerings throughout the year. Upcoming Merit Badge opportunities include Aviation offered May 14 and June 11; and Construction related Merit Badges ( Drafting, Electricity, Plumbing, Surveying, or Welding) offered April 30.
More information about these and other Merit Badge programs at: https://www.atlantabsa.org/meritbadgedays

Atlanta Area Council also offers Aquatics Merit Badge Days most Saturdays throughout the summer. Different Merit Badges are offered each Saturday and registation opens approximately six weeks before the Merit Badge Day. The first Aquatics Merit Badge Day this summer is June 4th and will offer Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Small-Boat Sailing, and Swimming. Registration opens April 22. Note these Merit Badges fill up quickly,
For more information and to register visit: https://www.atlantabsa.org/caabmb

Chattahoochee Nature Center offers nature themed merit badge classes on the weekends in the Spring through Fall. Upcoming classes include Nature Merit Badge on April 24, Canoeing on May 1, Environmental Science on May 15, and Mammal Study on May 22.
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: Soil & Water Conservation on May 28 and Sustainability on June 25.
Learn more and register at: https://dunwoodynature.org/scout-merit-badges/

Daniel Boone Council headquartered in Asheville, NC has a rolling slate of virtual merit badge programs, with new merit badges offered every week. These are usually two sessions in the late afternoon or evening. There are quite a few popular merit badges including a large selection of Eagle Required. These usually fill up, but if you look at later weeks, there are plenty of seats still open.
Learn more and register at: https://www.danielboonecouncil.org/virtual

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.

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