May 30, 2023

In this week’s newsletter

Memorial Day Week — No Meeting this Week

On Memorial Day, Scouts should take a moment to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom.

With school out and many of our Scouts on vacation this week, we will not have a meeting this week. As we move into our summer schedule we will be having meetings. Stay tuned for details on summertime meetings and events.

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

All Scouts will need to have an updated BSA Medform Part C which requires a physical in order to attend summer camp. If your Scout has not had a physical since last year’s summer camp, please make plans ASAP to get this done. Many urgent care clinics as well as CVS or Wallgreens Clinics will provide these. You can find the current med form at:

Visit the Troop 77/177 Summer Camp webpage for key dates and news regarding camp. Several important updates were added on 05/16. If you haven’t checked in recently, please do so.  

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 June 3 (and every month this year) and Metalwork on September 30.
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 is already open for classes through June 24. Registation for the July 8 classes opens this Friday.
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 Canoing on August 13 and Environmental Science on August 26.
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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