March 16, 2021

Meetings this Week

Starting this week, we will be returning to regular in-person meetings. We will be checking temperatures and doing health screenings when everyone arrives. Scouts will need to wear masks and remain socially distanced. In order to keep a safe distance, Scouts should bring their own camp chair and will be spaced out during the meeting.

Summer Camp

Summer camp registration is already open. More information can be found on our Summer Camp Information page. Two important things to note. If you are planning on going please Sign Up as soon possible.

If you have already signed up, please submit your Merit Badge Class Selection Form by March 23 for the best chance of getting in to your first choice classes.

Advancement Day

On March 27, Troop 77 and 177 will be holding an advancement day event. This will take place in the morning and will focus on advancement activities for Scouts working on Scout through First Class rank requirements. Scouts working on Life Rank will also have the opportunity to work on teaching younger Scouts one of these skills using the EDGE method. If you would like to participate as a leader, please let your Patrol Leader or Senior Patrol Leader know. If you would like attend, you can sign up at:

Annual Planning

Troop 77 and 177 will have a combined annual planning event to set the camping calendar for the next 12-18 months. The meeting will take place at Oak Grove UMC on March 21, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. If you are a Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, or Scribe, you should plan on participating.

This was originally scheduled for the afternoon of March 27 but has been rescheduled to March 21st.

Upcoming Camping Trips

At the Patrol Leaders Council this week, troop leadership voted to camp with Troop 77 in April and May. Our April camping trip will be Biking the Silver Comet Trail April 24-25. We will have a couple of meetings devoted to bike safety, maintenance, and riding prior to the trip. More details will be announced later this.

In May we will be returning to Lake Allatoona Aquatics Base the weekend of May 14-16. We are looking at doing a watersports activity. More information will be available early in April.

Merit Badge Opportunities

Northeast Georgia Council Pathfinders
Scoutland is a Northeast Georgia Council Scout Camp on the shores of Lake Lanier. This summer they are offering two weeks of merit badge classes, where you can work on, and in most cases complete, one merit badge per day. There are still a lot of openings for most merit badges. This a great opportunity to work through several merit badges this summer.
More information and registration at:

Allatoona Aquatics Day
Atlanta Area Council is offering several aquatics merit badges most Saturdays from May through September at Allatoona Aquatics Base.
More information at:

As of March 15 the following merit badges still have openings.

  • June 19 Canoeing (3) — Two Scouts from 177 are registered for this one. If a third joins them it can count as a troop activity.
  • June 26 Rowing (5), Small Boat Sailing (14)
  • July 17 Rowing (1)
  • July 24 Canoeing (11)
  • July 31 Small-Boat Sailing (10)
  • September 11 Canoeing (10)

Zone of Light
Please take a moment to fill out this Merit Badge Interest Form so we can plan a Merit Badge Day with Zone of Light Studios.