November 1, 2022

In this week’s newsletter

Meeting This Week

At this week’s meeting we will be swearing in our new SPL and working on axe yard skills (including Totin’ Chip for anyone that needs it) as well as fire building skills (and Fire’m’n Chit for anyone who needs it).

Cubapalooza Volunteers Needed

The first CUBAPALOOZA for Hightower Trail District will be this Sunday (11/6) from 2P – 5P at Chamblee First United Methodist Church in Dunwoody.  Troop 77 (along with Troop 177) is volunteering to host Field Games and make S’mores with Cub Scouts throughout the District.  There will be other activities happening as well like Stomp Rockets and Shooting Sports for the Cubs.  If you volunteer, you will get Service hours for the event.  I am hoping to get around 25 volunteers (Adults can volunteer too!) to help run our two events.  You can sign-up to volunteer at: Cubapalooza SignUp

November Camping Trip

The November campout will be a joint outing with the second year Webelos. Scouts will lead the Webelos in Olympic-style Scouting games and work on basic camp skills. We will also enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner together Saturday night!

For more information and to register vistit the November Camping Page.

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops

Atlanta Area Council offerother Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops courses several times each year. ILST is a great training opportunity for Scouts to learn to be an effective leader in the troop. Registration is open for the next session on November 5th. If you are at all interested in NYLT, please consider taking one of these courses.

More information about Atlanta Area Council ILST:

One more reason to take ILST is that it is a pre-requisite for National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT). This is a week-long leadership training course that will teach you how to be an effective leader not just in the troop, but in school, at home, and in all aspects of life. Courses are offered several times a year during school breaks. If you are at all intersted in NYLT makes plans to take ILST.

More information about NYLT:

Merit Badge Opportunities

Atlanta Area Council has already announced all of the Merit Badge summits for next year. The next Merit Badge Summit will be Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 and will focus on Eagle Required Merit Badges. Registration open November 29, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
To learn more about this and other Merit Badge Summits, visit:

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:

Winter Camp at Bert Adams

The Atlanta Area Council is excited to offer Winter Camp at Bert Adams for Scouts BSA Troops! Scouts will have the opportunity to camp, play, and experience unique programs and merit badges that are not available at either of our summer camps!

We’ve pulled together the best of our summer camp staff for an all-star leadership team. Scouts can attend as a Troop, patrol, or as individual provisional Scouts.

More information about Winter Camp visit:

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