October 25, 2022

In this week’s newsletter

Meeting This Week

For our next meeting we will bring dressing up in costumes and carving pumpkins. If you want to participate in the pumping carving competition, bring a pumpkin and carving tools. We may also do a bonfire. We will also be holding our ASPL elections so if you plan to run please prepare a short speech.

November Camping Trip

The November campout will be a joint outing with the second year Webelos. Scouts will lead the Webelos in Olympic-style Scouting games and work on basic camp skills. We will also enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner together Saturday night!

For more information and to register vistit the November Camping Page.

Eagle Scout Project workbook Discussion

If you are a Life Scout, the parent of a Life Scout, or an adult leader of Life Scouts, there will be an information session for you to discuss the Eagle Project Workbook. This session will be lead by an experienced council advancement training committee member on Sunday, October 30th from 1-3 pm, at Parish hall at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3773 Chamblee Tucker Rd, Atlanta, GA 3034.

Serice Opportunity

Spooky to be Hungry
Food collection day is Oct 29th and help is needed between 10 am – 4 pm. We will be in the Fellowship Hall to receive, sort, pack food. Peak times are noon – 3 pm. Sign up to work one or more hours here- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f49acab23a4fac07-spooky1

Spooky to be Hungry is Scoutmaster approved but not Troop sponsored. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their Scouts. Please remember you should have a coordinator or someone from the benefiting organization sign a note or 3×5 card, verifying that you were there, and how many hours. Then the Scoutmaster or an Assistant Scoutmaster can sign off in your handbook. Please bring the note to our next meeting so your hours can be recorded in Scout Book. You should also represent Troop 177 by wearing an Activity Uniform (Class B).

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops

Atlanta Area Council offerother Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops courses several times each year. ILST is a great training opportunity for Scouts to learn to be an effective leader in the troop. Registration is open for the next session on November 5th. If you are at all interested in NYLT, please consider taking one of these courses.

More information about Atlanta Area Council ILST: https://www.atlantabsa.org/youthtraining

One more reason to take ILST is that it is a pre-requisite for National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT). This is a week-long leadership training course that will teach you how to be an effective leader not just in the troop, but in school, at home, and in all aspects of life. Courses are offered several times a year during school breaks. If you are at all intersted in NYLT makes plans to take ILST.

More information about NYLT: https://www.atlantabsa.org/NYLT

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: https://www.atlantabsa.org/MeritBadgeSummit

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: https://www.danielboonecouncil.org/virtual

Winter Camp at Bert Adams

The Atlanta Area Council is excited to offer Winter Camp at Bert Adams for Scouts BSA Troops! Scouts will have the opportunity to camp, play, and experience unique programs and merit badges that are not available at either of our summer camps!

We’ve pulled together the best of our summer camp staff for an all-star leadership team. Scouts can attend as a Troop, patrol, or as individual provisional Scouts.

More information about Winter Camp visit: https://www.campbertadams.org/wintercamp

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.

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