November 7, 2023

In this week’s newsletter

Troop Meeting

At this week’s meetings we will be planning out meetings, activities, and outings for the next several months. Please come prepared with idea for activities you would like to do during meetings, as well as outings and activities that you would like to participate in as a troop. Remember, this is your troop and it is led by you. If there’s something you want to be doing, this is the perfect opportunity to speak up and share your ideas.

December Campout

This is a 2-day/1-night mountain biking (or hiking) and camping trip to the wonderful Dauset Trails.  Scouts will be organized into separate riding 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

Scout Days

The Atlanta Area Council is excited to offer several Scout Day experiences this fall! Families can catch a game or a show or both! More information and links to purchase tickets can be found at Check out our upcoming Fall Scout Days! Atlanta Hawks, Georgia Tech, Alliance Theater, and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

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