December 12, 2023

In this week’s newsletter

Court of Honor

Next Tuesday we will have a combined Court of Honor with Troop 77. We will be in the Fellowship Hall. This is the time to show off your accomplishments, so please remember to wear your full uniform with neckerchief and Merit Badge sash. The Court of Honor will be relatively short. We will have a troop activity afterward.

Unfortunately, the canine officer who was supposed to be there has cancelled, so we won’t be able to do the Drug and Alcohol awareness program that had been announced.

Committee Meeting

This Monday we will have a troop committee meeting. Please plan to join us via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. Meeting details will be sent via Remind.

Eagle Project Work Days

Hello! Autumn here. I’m thrilled to say I am now ready to start working on my Eagle Project! My project is a period pad and diaper supply drive to benefit Helping Mamas. I am aiming to raise at least $500 worth of supplies. 

The dates for the work days are December 3rd, December 30th, and TBD in January. We will be doing the following on each date: 

Saturday, December 30th

WHAT: Sorting/counting donations and packing them up to bring to Helping Mama’s Warehouse
WHERE: My house (see me for address)
WHEN: 3pm, Pizza will be served at 5pm

January, Date TBD 

WHAT: Volunteering with Helping Mamas (Either a Warehouse sorting/inventory event or a distribution event)
WHERE: TBD (Depends on what event we do)
WHEN: (See above)

Any amount of time Scouts can come is appreciated. 

Please join Autumn to collect supplies to benefit Helping Mamas. This is a great opportunity for service hours!

Tools are not needed, but we will be painting on December 3rd so dress accordingly

Please email Autumn with any questions and details.

January Campout

For our January campout, we will be joining Crew 77 to visit Cumberland Island MLK Day weekend (January 12-15, 2024). We will be camping at Sea Camp, on the southern end of the Island, and will have the opportunity to hike to see the Dungeness Ruins as well as the other historical buildings on that part of the island. We will also be working with the rangers on the island to do a service project.

For those that registered, information can be found in the Cumberland Island Trip Sheet.

Merit Badge Opportunities

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

  • Upcoming Merit Badge opportunities include:
    • Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge in February. This Merit Badge will take two Saturdays to complete.
      More information about this and other Merit Badge programs at:
  • The next Merit Badge Summit will be February 3, 2024 and will focusing on Eagle Required Merit Badges. Registration opens December 5th.
    To learn more about this and other Merit Badge Summits, visit:

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

  • Or text @troop177p to the number 81010

Troop 177 Scouts

  • or text @troop177s to the number 81010