December 7, 2021

In this week’s newsletter

Court of Honor this Week

Hello Troop! I look forward to seeing you all this Tuesday! We’ll be doing the Court Of Honor with Troop 77. Julian will be our MC.

In other news, we’ll be having our first PLC! If you are on the PLC, you should have received an email. 

Lastly, we didn’t get to finish Providence Canyon Meal Prep and Duty Roster. If you are going to Providence Canyon, I’m going to need to meet with you after the Court of Honor to get that done. 

Upcoming Event

On December 14th, we will be doing a white elephant gift trade as well as decorating name sticks for an advancement board. If you’re going to bring a gift for the white elephant, please keep the gifts under $20 and scout appropriate. I’d recommend buying them sooner rather than later. More on that meeting to come.

Thanks, and see you on Tuesday!

December Camping Trip

Our December Campout is a trip to Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon”, Providence Canyon State Park. Known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia, Providence Canyon provides some of the most unique and scenic views in the state. If you’re going please plan to stay after this week to finalize meal planning and duty roster.

Service Opportunities

We have updated the Community Service Page with a number of opportunities coming up this fall. Service hours are required for all ranks, and many merit badges and awards (like the 50th Anniversary EPA Award).

Avi Narula with Troop 77 is collecting Cold Weather Clothing for Intown Collaborative Food Pantry and Tapestri. If you have anything to donate, please contact Avi.

Merit Badge Opportunities

No Troop Merit Badge Opportunities this month. If you would like to work on a Merit Badge, please contact Mr. Taylor to arrange to work on a Merit Badge independently.

Northeast Georgia Council is holding their annual Advance-A-Rama January 29, 2022 at Shiloh High School, just up the road in Gwinnett County. For more information at to register visit:

Atlanta Area Council offers many merit badge offerings throughout the year.
More information about these and other Merit Badge programs at:

Chattahoochee Nature Center offers nature themed merit badge classes on the weekends in the Spring through Fall. There are no upcoming classes, but check back often for new offerings.
For more information and to register visit:

Dunwoody Nature Center also offers a number of nature related Merit Badges. Upcoming classes include: Environmental Science January 15 & 16, and Bird Study February 19.
Learn more and register at:

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:

Merit Badge Process

For any Merit Badge that a Scout works on, the first step in the process is to have a discussion with the Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster and get a signed blue card. While Troop 177 has embraced digital blue cards, Scouts still need to have a discussion with one of the adult leaders in the troop and get either a physical or digital sign off before beginning wok on the Merit Badge. You are welcome to sign up for any of the Merit Badges offerings that are listed on the website, please remember to talk to Mr. Taylor or one of the ASMs to get approval for the merit badge before taking the class.

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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