December 5, 2023

In this week’s newsletter

Meeting this Week

For the first part of the meeting this week we will do the physical fitness test, including the mile run/walk. Scouts needing to do the test should come in Class B uniform and have appropriate shoes for running/walking.

After the test we will work on completing any sign offs for requirments and merit badges that we have worked on recently.

We will also have also play some Scouting games.

Court of Honor

Next Tuesday we will have a combined Court of Honor with Troop 77. If you have any rank or awards that you would like to be recognized for at this Court of Honor please come ready to work on them this week.

Any Scout working on the Commmunication Merit Badge that would like to volunteer to serve as MC for the troop should let Mr. Taylor know before the meeting this week.

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: 

Sunday, December 3rd 

WHAT:  Decorating donation boxes and handing out postcards that have information on how to donate.
WHERE:  My house (see me for address).
WHEN:  3pm, Pizza will be served at 5pm

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