May 17, 2022

In this week’s newsletter

This Week’s Meeting

For this week’s meeting we will be doing our recruitng open house.
If you did not completed the form Julian sent out last week, please do so as soon as possible:
Everyone who can should plan to be there by 6:30 on Tuesday to get setup. If anyone can not make it please let Julian know.

Scouts should also invite friends and family members who might be interested in joining, or are simply interested in what Scouts do.

Troop Open House

As mentioned 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, Henderson MS, and Druid Hills 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:

You can also help boost the signal by sharing the event from the Troop Facebook Page, or on other Social Media.

Summer Activities

Once school is out, Troop 177 shifts into Summer mode. As many Scout families are involved in swim meets on Tuesday nights, we tend to forego regular meetings and plan weekly activities to keep the troop engaged throughout the summer. The Scouts have planned some fun activities over the summer (hiking, fishing, geocaching, etc. ) and we will be releasing a full schedule soon. If you’re around and are able to to make it out, we’d love to see you at these events over the summer.

Cub Scout Day Camp

Hightower Trail Cub Scout Day Camp will be held from June 6-10 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily at Chamblee First United Methodist Church. Camp leadership needs a lot of scout volunteers to serve as den chiefs, program staff, on the shooting ranges, and in many other roles. They also need help with setup on June 4, and breakdown after camp closes on Friday June 10th. You can volunteer ½ a day, a full day, 2 or 3 days, or the entire week and all hours served are scoutmaster approved for service. For more information, see Mr. Taylor.
To volunteer, sign up at:

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 25 . Registration for July 9th opens this Friday, May 27th. 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 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