November 21, 2023

In this week’s newsletter

No Meeting this Week

There’s no meeting this week. We everyone has a safe a Happy Thanksgiving.

December Campout

This is a 2-day/1-night hiking (or mountain biking)_and camping trip to the wonderful Dauset Trails.  Scouts that choose to hike will be working on navigation with a map and compass, as well as trail cooking. Scouts that wish to ride will be organized into separate groups based on off-road-biking skills / experience levels (novice, intermediate, advanced).  Saturday: loop trail rides of various difficulties will depart from the campground.  Sunday: additional riding.  We will walk the Wildlife-Exhibit-Trail and the Garden-(and-Scouter-Memorial)-Trail at some point.  Fishing the campsite-adjacent pond is permissible (to campers-only).  Hiking the bike trails is possible, provided supervision is sufficient (other hikers will be on the trails).  

For more details about the campout visit: Oak Grove Scouting Campout Page

January Campout

For our January campout, we will be joining Crew 77 to visit Cumberland Island MLK Day weekend (January 12-15, 2024). We will be camping at Sea Camp, on the southern end of the Island, and will have the opportunity to hike to see the Dungeness Ruins as well as the other historical buildings on that part of the island. We will also be working with the rangers on the island to do a service project.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out the interest form here: The deadline to register is Dec. 1, and space is limited to 24 attendess, so act fast.

Merit Badge Opportunities

Atlanta Area Council offers several Merit Badge earning opportunities throughout the year.

  • Upcoming Merit Badge opportunities include:
    • Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge in February. This Merit Badge will take two Saturdays to complete.
      More information about this and other Merit Badge programs at:
  • The next Merit Badge Summit will be February 3, 2024 and will focusing on Eagle Required Merit Badges. Registration opens December 5th.
    To learn more about this and other Merit Badge Summits, 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

  • Or text @troop177p to the number 81010

Troop 177 Scouts

  • or text @troop177s to the number 81010