October 10, 2023

In this week’s newsletter

Troop Meeting

Hello Scouts!

At the meeting this Tuesday we will be discussing Cooking Merit Badge requirements 1, 3, and 7, so please look over those before the meeting. Afterwards we can play another cooking game! We will also have time at the end to plan our Golden Spoon meals more.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Yours in Scouting,

Violet T.

October Campout — Spooky-Ree

For our October Campout the Scouts voted to volunteer at Spooky-Ree. Due to a busy October schedule, the only weekend that works for the troop for this event would be October 13-15. The trip would be free as food and camping costs are covered for volunteers. This is a great opportunity to earn some service hours and support the council.

For more information visit our Camping and Outings Page.

Oak Grove BBQ — Saturday October 21st

IT’S BBQ TIME AGAIN!! We’re getting ready to fire the BBQ pit back up for the 62nd Annual Oak Grove
BBQ on Saturday, October 21 from 11AM – 4PM!

In addition to being a great day filled with delicious, lip-smacking, belly-rubbing food, the BBQ is a huge
fundraiser for multiple ministries – including scouting!

Scouts have ALWAYS been a HUGE part of the Oak Grove BBQ, and we need you this year! There are
many jobs for younger scouts, older scouts and adult volunteers to cook, set up, serve, or help clean up.

All volunteers will earn service hours and the coveted, collectable Oak Grove BBQ Patch!
Wondering what the best job is for you?

  • Cub Scouts (with parents) and First Year BSA Scouts: Consider helping with the Dining Room Drinks and Turnover, helping to clear plates and clean tables!
  • Traditional Scouts: Consider helping with Clean Up or Stew Stirring!
  • Older Scouts and Adults: You can sign up for any job, including Stew Stirring, Pulling of the Pork, or a coveted overnight Pork Cooking Shift!

In addition to these ‘official’ jobs, there’s a longstanding tradition for Scouts to cook cobbler for the late-
night cooking crew.

Volunteer sign up on Signup Genius and buy your BBQ Tickets!

If you have questions, please contact Adam DeLange: adamfdelange@gmail.com

November Campout

Our November Campout will be a Webelos focused campout at Cloudland Canyon State Park November 3-5. Registration Deadline October 20.

Cloudland Canyon is located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, offering rugged geology and exceptional hiking. The park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton Gulch Creek, and elevation differs from 800 to 1,980 feet. Everyone should bring a day pack with essentials (water!) and plan to change into a class B shirt.

  • Webelos will participate in Camporee-style games and activities hosted by the Scouts and then have an opportunity to hike. 
  • Scouts will participate in either the Cooking Crew or Webelos Crew, arriving either Friday night or Saturday morning respectively. More information will be provided about Crew assignments. All Scouts will hike and contribute to the Thanksgiving Feast preparation. This is a good trip to work on camping and hiking skills, so review the requirements prior to the trip. 

We will then enjoy our famous Thanksgiving Dinner Saturday night! 

For more information and to register visit the Oak Grove Scouting Campout Page

Merit Badge Opportunities

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

  • Upcoming Merit Badge opportunities include:
  • The next Merit Badge Summit will be October 28, 2023 and will be “Stranger Things” themed, focusing on some of the more obsure Merit Badges. Registration is open.
    To learn more about this and other Merit Badge Summits, visit: https://www.atlantabsa.org/MeritBadgeSummit

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