May 10, 2022

In this week’s newsletter

Committee Meeting on Monday

Leaders and parents this week is our Troop Commitee Meeting. Leaders and parents are encouraged to attend via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. Monday May 9th.

This Week’s Meeting

This meeting…
Is our Court of Honor! Make sure to wear full Class A. I will check in of each group where we left off last week; preparing for the Open House on the 17th!
Make sure to bring…Full Class A, including scout pants, neckerchief, and merit badge sash A good and proud attitude!

Julian BarkerTroop 177 SPL

Troop Open House

As Julian aluded to above, the troop has planned an open house and recruitment night on May 17. They have some great events planned, but we need some adults to help promote this locally. We have made contacts at Lakeside HS and Henderson MS, and are reaching out to others to include in their newsletter. If you know of someone at other area schools that can help get the word out, please reach out and request the following statement be added to the newsletter.

Scouts BSA Troop 177 is having an open house Tuesday May 17 at 730 PM for all girls age 11 and up. We’ll be showing outdoor skills with hands on displays and sharing stories of camping, hiking, kayaking, and white water rafting adventures. We welcome anyone interested in membership or just wanting to learn about scouting. Parents and siblings are also encouraged to attend. Address 1722 Oak Grove Rd Decatur, GA 30033 For more information about Troop 177 visit:

Venture Crew 77

If you are 14 or have completed the 8th Grade and plan on going to Philmont 2023 or just want to expand your Scouting experience, please join Venture Crew 77.   Please see Mr. Leff or me for further information. 
Thanks. Mr. Cole 

Service Opportunities

There are opportunities for community service listed on the Community Service Page. If you know of any other opportunities, please feel free to share these with Autumn or Mr. Taylor.

Merit Badge Opportunities

Atlanta Area Council has announced all of the Merit Badge summits for 2022. The next Merit Badge Summit will be Saturday, August 27th and will feature Rank Advancement and Outdoor Skill Merit Badges. Registration opens on July 15, 2022 at 9 AM.
To learn more about this and other Merit Badge Summits planned this year, visit:

Atlanta Area Council offers many merit badge offerings throughout the year. Upcoming Merit Badge opportunities include Aviation offered May 14 and June 11.
More information about these and other Merit Badge programs at:

Atlanta Area Council also offers Aquatics Merit Badge Days most Saturdays throughout the summer. Different Merit Badges are offered each Saturday and registation opens approximately six weeks before the Merit Badge Day. Registration is open for Saturdays through June 18 . Registration for June 25th opens this Friday, May 13th. These Merit Badges fill up quickly, so if you want to take advantage of these offerings, be sure to register early.
For more information and to register visit:

Chattahoochee Nature Center offers nature themed merit badge classes on the weekends in the Spring through Fall. Upcoming classes include Environmental Science on May 15, Mammal Study on May 22, and Canoeing on August 11.
For more information and to register visit:

Dunwoody Nature Center also offers a number of nature related Merit Badges. Upcoming classes include: Soil & Water Conservation on May 28, Sustainability on June 25, Environmental Science July 16, Reptiles and Amphibian Study August 27.
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:

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

Troop 177 Scouts