November 28, 2023

In this week’s newsletter

Meeting this Week

We will be meeting this week and learning about photography. We will also be doing a photo scavenger hunt. If you have a camera, even a mobile device camera, bring it to take some pictures.

Eagle Project Work Days

Hello! Autumn here. I’m thrilled to say I am now ready to start working on my Eagle Project! My project is a period pad and diaper supply drive to benefit Helping Mamas. I am aiming to raise at least $500 worth of supplies. 

The dates for the work days are December 3rd, December 30th, and TBD in January. We will be doing the following on each date: 

Sunday, December 3rd 

WHAT:  Decorating donation boxes and handing out postcards that have information on how to donate.
WHERE:  My house (see me for address).
WHEN:  3pm, Pizza will be served at 5pm

Saturday, December 30th

WHAT: Sorting/counting donations and packing them up to bring to Helping Mama’s Warehouse
WHERE: My house (see me for address)
WHEN: 3pm, Pizza will be served at 5pm

January, Date TBD 

WHAT: Volunteering with Helping Mamas (Either a Warehouse sorting/inventory event or a distribution event)
WHERE: TBD (Depends on what event we do)
WHEN: (See above)

Any amount of time Scouts can come is appreciated. 

Please join Autumn to collect supplies to benefit Helping Mamas. This is a great opportunity for service hours!

Tools are not needed, but we will be painting on December 3rd so dress accordingly

Please email Autumn with any questions and details.

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