November 22, 2022

In this week’s newsletter

No Meeting This Week

Eagle Project Assistance

Hi it’s Virginia. I’m running a supply drive for my Eagle Scout Project to support the Society of Humane Friends. They’re a local animal rescue group and would greatly appreciate anything you can donate.

If you can help out, please purchase directly from the SOHF Amazon Wish List. Thank you.

P.S. – the SOHF’s most needed items are the pee pads and dog food.
Please share the above information with your friends and family.

December Camping Trip

The December campout is an outing to Camp Thunder at Lawhorn Scouting Base. This will be a 1-night camping trip. Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in shotgun and rifle shooting led by BSA instructors at the camp’s ranges. The rifle activity will use .22 rimfire rifles at targets up to 50ft. away arranged as dueling tree targets, cans, plastic bottles, and paper targets. The shotgun activity will use 20 gauge over/under guns and straight away trap shooting. We will likely have a throwing sports station to throw knives and Tomahawks.

Scouts can work on the Shooting Sport Merit Badge during this campout. Click on each of these links to access the merit badge requirements for Rifle ShootingShotgun Shooting, and Archery. Reading through and understanding the sports you will be participating in will give you an edge during the weekend and you will learn a lot more!

For full details and registration please visit the December Camping Page.

Note, for Troop 177. If you want to camp, but not participate in the shooting sports, please let Mr. Taylor know before the registration deadline. If we have enough Scouts that don’t want to shoot, we can create an alternate program for those Scouts for this campout.

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:

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