May 3, 2022

In this week’s newsletter

This Week’s Meeting

Hello scouts!
This is my first time doing this, so bear with me 😀
This meeting…
We will be continuing to set up for the Open House fun day on the 17th! Each pair will be making things for their “booth”, whether it’s a knot board, a slideshow, or just a plan on what to talk about. We will also be making the posters to hang up around our communities to advertize the open house. I agree that hanging them at schools is a great idea, but we will need at least one person from each school to ask the administrators to make sure we have their consent before doing so (I will assign people to do this at the meeting). Another thing we need to do is meal planning for our upcoming survivalist camping trip.
Make sure to bring…
Anything you think you might need to work on your “booth”
Poster supplies! If anyone has any large poster paper, that would be great, and I can definitely bring markers to color, as well as some normal sized colored paper if we need it.A good and productive attitude!

We’re going to be getting stuff done this meeting!

Julian Barker
Troop 177 SPL

May Camping Trip

Our may campout will be a Wilderness Survivalist Focused Campout at Camp Rotary on Lake Hartwell this weekend, May 6-8, 2022. Please visit the Camping and Outings Page for more information.

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. If you are available to make contacts to local schools or through social media, please contact Mr. Taylor.

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 for June 4 and June 11 have already opened and Registration for June 18th opens this Friday, May 6th. 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:

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