August 8, 2023

In this week’s newsletter

Troop Meeting

Hello Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great summer break! We’ll be resuming regular meetings starting on the 8th of August. 

At this meeting, we’ll be talking about recruitment, and we will make posters to advertise for the Troop. We’ll also discuss tenting and other information about the upcoming Ocoee/Hiwassee rafting trip.

If you have any questions, please let me know. 

Yours in Scouting,

Violet T.

Court of Honor

Our first Court of Honor of the new program year will be on August 29th. This is always are biggest Court of Honor as we will have a lot to recognize Scouts for from summer camp and all of the summer advancement opportunities. If you are close to finishing a rank or merit badge and would like to be recognized, please let Violet or Mr. Taylor know, so we can get that done before the Court of Honor.

Sea Base 2024

Initial Planning Meeting for Sea Base High Adventure Trip in 2024

Are you interested in attending a High Adventure trip to Sea Base  in 2024?  If so, then please plan on attending our initial planning meeting on Sunday, August 20th at 4:00 PM in Scout Hall, especially if you are an Adult Leader/Parent interested in talking an active role in the trip planning and attending Sea Base.  

In keeping with our overall High Adventure plan, Scouts participating in this Sea Base trip will need to be 14 or have completed the 8th Grade by summer 2024, as we plan to do this through Venturing Crew 77. 

However, if you will be 13 and completed the 7th Grade by next summer and are interested in a Sea Base trip, then please go ahead and attend this initial planning meeting on 8/20. Depending on interest and numbers, we may try to send a 13 year old only group in addition to the 14+ year old group(s) we plan to send through Venturing Crew 77. 

Thanks. Clinton Cole

Feed My Starving Children

Great Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, August 19 at Oak Grove

Help pack 100K+ shelf-stable meals for hungry children around the world!

We are creating meal-packing teams from across Troop 177, Troop 77, and Crew 77. Each team will have 9 Scouts and 3 Adults, and our goal is to fill up at least one team for each shift (8 – 10AM, 11AM – 1PM, 1:30PM – 3:30PM). Sign up here to join!

Merit Badge Opportunities

Atlanta Area Council offers several Merit Badge earning opportunities throughout the year.

  • Upcoming Merit Badge opportunities include:
    • Personal Management September 30.
    • Metalwork September 30.
    • Aviation on September 9, October 14, and November 4.

      More information about these and other Merit Badge programs at:
  • The next Merit Badge Summit will be October 28, 2023 and will be “Stranger Things” themed, focusing on some of the more obsure Merit Badges. Registration opens August 29.
    To learn more about this and other Merit Badge Summits, visit:

Chattahoochee Nature Center offers nature themed merit badge classes on the weekends throughout the year. Upcoming classes include Canoing on August 13 and Environmental Science on August 26.
For more information and to register visit:

Dunwoody Nature Center also offers a number of nature related Merit Badges. Upcoming classes include: Reptile and Amphibian Study on August 26, Insect Study September 16, and Forestry October 7.
Learn more and register at:

Scout Troop 372 in Dunwoody is sponsoring a Merit Badge Day on August 26 at Saint James United Methodist Church. Several Merit Badges will be offered.
See their event page for details and registration:

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

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