June 8, 2021

In this week’s newsletter

Summer Meeting Schedule

There is no meeting this week, but Starting next week, we will have informal meetings one night per week from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Our meetings will happen the same nights as Troop 77’s. These will not be regular meetings with opening and closing and patrol activities. Instead these will be casual opportunities for Scouts to stop in and work on Scout skills, and have rank and Merit Badge requirements signed off. The schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday June 16
  • Thursday June 24
  • Monday June 28
  • Thursday July 15

If you have anything in particular you would like to work on, please be sure to let Mr. Taylor know in advance, so that he can be prepared to discuss that with you.

Summer Activities

Thank you all for your patience while we work to get some fun summer activities planned. We have run into several logistical issues planning the activities the girls wanted to do, but hope to have those worked out soon. We will have more details as soon as the activities are finalized.

Day Camp Volunteers Needed

Youth and Adult Volunteers Needed for Hightower Trail District Cub Scout Day Camp. A great way for Scouts to give back and earn service hours. June 7-11, 2021 from 8:30A-3:30P at Chamblee First UMC 4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Work one day or all week. Work all day or just part of a day. They are flexible. Contact Mr. Taylor if you would like more information about volunteering. This is a fun way to earn community service hours.

Summer Camp

Remember that Summer Camp is the Week of July 18-24th at Woodruff Scout Camp in Blairsville, Georgia. If you need to make any changes to your summer camp schedule, please contact Mr. Taylor ASAP.

Merit Badge Opportunities

Troop 77 is offering a number of Merit Badge opportunities coming up this week and next and have invited Troop 177 to participate.

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge
Mr. Brewer is teaching Citizenship in the World merit badge!  The course will be held on-line over two 90-minute sessions, June 9th and 23rd.  Classes will run from 7:00 – 8:30.  You must attend both sessions to receive full credit for the badge.  Partial credit will be given to those who can only attend one session.  Students will be expected to do some light prep work and attend class ready to PARTICIPATE. 
Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054fa4aa2baaf94-citizenship1

Camping Merit Badge
Prior to our Troop meeting on June 16, Mr. Carpenter will be leading our first Camping Merit Badge class!  This is a great opportunity for Scouts who are closing in on the 20 nights of camping that the badge requires.  The class will meet in person from 6:00 – 7:00 at OGUMC. 
Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054fa4aa2baaf94-camping

Music Merit Badge
Prior to our Troop meeting on Wednesday, June 16th, Mr. DeLange will be teaching Music Merit Badge!  This is a fantastic badge for newer Scouts who already participate in band or orchestra.  The class will meet in-person at OGUMC from 6:00 – 7:00.
Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054fa4aa2baaf94-music