March 26, 2024

In this week’s newsletter

Meeting this Week

This week we will be meeting at 6:30 to continue working on the Moviemaking Merit Badge. Mr. Henry will be here to lead us in this merit badge.

After we work on the Moviemaking Merit Badge, Troop 177 Scouts are invited to stay and help Troop 77 with their Sandwich Making Service Project. They will be making 1200 sandwiches for The Sandwich Project and need as much help as they can get.

Flint River Paddling in April

Registration has closed for our April campout, canoeing on the winding and scenic Flint River. For those attending, more information can be found at:

Summer Camp Planning

Registration for Summer Camp is open! If you are planning to join the Troop at Woodruff Summer Camp June 16-22, 2024, please register by Tuesday April 2nd. Please also submit your Merit Badge/Program selections for camp by this date. More information at:

Oak Grove Scouting Gear Swap

Oak Grove Scouting is excited to announce a new, virtual gear swap group through Facebook. Members of the Oak Grove UMC Scouting community can request access to the group via Facebook or by scanning the QR code below with your smartphone. Whether you are trying to find some new-to-you gear, or you are looking to free up a little extra space in the closet, this page is for you!

The Gear Swap page is a space for our community to virtually participate in buying, selling, trading or searching for scout gear. We ask that listings posted to the Gear Swap page be only gear, items and clothing relevant to scouting. Any spam or self-promotion will be removed. As always, please be kind to others in our community through any interactions on this page.

We need a 2nd BSA-registered adult to help us administrate this site! Please reach out to Paul Mooring to fill this role.

Ways to Join:

Go to: 

Scan QR code

Or or search

Facebook for “Scouting at Oak Grove – Gear Swap” and request to join the group.

Merit Badge Opportunities

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

  • The AAC is offering its next Merit Badge Summit on Saturday, April 27th.  The summit will be dedicated to STEM-related merit badges, including tough-to-get badges such as Sustainability.  The cost per class is $20, and registration closes on April 19th. Registration opens February 27th at 9:00 a.m.
    To learn more visit:
  • AAC is holding an Open Shooting Day on April 13. These events are only for Scouts who have already started one of the shooting merit badges, but still need help meeting the targeting requirements.  
    For more information visit:
  • Registration for the ever-popular Aquatics Merit Badge Days in Allatoona will open on April 19.  Scouts can choose from seven water-related merit badges, including Swimming and Lifesaving.  Classes can fill up quickly.
    Learn more at:

Chattahoochee Nature Center

The Chattahoochee Nature Center has updated its offerings for 2024.  CNC will host Environmental Science on April 14 and Canoeing Merit Badge on May 5th.  Each class costs $45.  
For more information and to sign up visit:

Dunwoody Nature Center

Dunwoody Nature Center has updated its classes through the summer.  Dunwoody will offer Nature Study on April 20, Soil and Water Conservation on May 18, Sustainability on June 29 and Environmental Science on July 20.  
For more information and to sign up visit:

Georgia Tech University STEM Academy

Georgia Tech will be hosting its annual STEM Academy camp from June 2 – June 7.  Scouts will have the opportunity to complete requirements toward a number of STEM-related merit badges.  Early bird pricing is in effect until March 31.  
Find out more at:

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