May 16, 2023

In this week’s newsletter

Troop Court of Honor

We will have a Troop Court of Honor with Troop 77 on May 16th. All Scouts, their parents, family, and friends are encouraged to attend. As part of this Court of Honor there will be a special ceremony to recognize Virginia for earning the rank of Eagle. Scouts and registered adults should plan to wear full field uniform (a.k.a. class A) including neckerchief. Refreshments will be served in the Grand Hall afterward.

Volunteer for Cub Day Camp, June 5-9

Hightower Trail Cub Scout Day Camp is June 5-9 from 8:30 am-4pm at Chamblee UMC. The camp relies completely on volunteers to run everything! Adults fill key program roles, but BSA youth volunteers form the backbone of the week. Please consider volunteering! You can help ½ a day, a full day, a few days, or the entire week. Not only is is this a lot of fun, but it’s a great way to earn service hours for rank advancement.

To sign up, visit

Questions? Email Program Director Mrs. Katherine Hunt at

Summer Camp

Attention scouts and parents! The Troop annual swim testing date is set for Saturday May 20th from 3-6pm at Dynamo Swim Club (3119 Shallowford Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341). 

Swim tests are only good for a year and must be renewed annually. Every Scout or adult planning on attending summer camp, Philmont, any fall Troop water activities or campouts, Northern Tier, or participating in any Aquatics Merit Badge must pass the BSA Swimmer Classification test as a swimmer.

Sign up for your Swim Test.

Visit the Summer Camp webpage for imporatant dates and news regarding camp! 

Also, check out the Troop 177 Summer Camp Gear Guide for tips on gearing up for Summer Camp.

Merit Badge Opportunities

Atlanta Area Council has already announced all of the Merit Badge summits for next year.

In addition to the Merit Badge Summits Atlanta Area Council offers many merit badge days throughout the year. Upcoming Merit Badge opportunities include Aviation on May 6th (and every month this year), .
More information about these and other Merit Badge programs at:

Aquatics Merit Badge Workshops are held throughout the summer at the Allatoona Aquatics Base. New Classes open each Friday. Registration for June 3 and 10 classes is already open.
More information about these programs can be found at:

The next Merit Badge Summit will be October 28, 2023.
To learn more about this and other Merit Badge Summits, visit:

Chattahoochee Nature Center offers nature themed merit badge classes on the weekends throughout the year. Upcoming classes include Mammal Study on May 21 and Canoing on August 13.
For more information and to register visit:

Dunwoody Nature Center also offers a number of nature related Merit Badges. Upcoming classes include: Soil and Water Conservation May 27 and Sustainability June 24.
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.

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