October 3, 2023

In this week’s newsletter

Troop Meeting

Hello Scouts!

At the meeting this Tuesday, we will be kicking off our cooking-themed month. We’ll be discussing the basics of cooking and what makes a good meal. We should also have time to play a cooking related game! 

At the end of the meeting, partners/teams will be chosen for the Golden Spoon on October 24th, so teams have enough time to prepare. If you will not be able to make it to this Tuesdays’s meeting, but still want to participate in the Golden Spoon, please email me.

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.

Coin Collecting Show

For anyone interested in earning the Coin Collecting Merit Badge, there is an show on October 8th from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Kiley will be attending and working on the Merit Badge and has invited anyone in the troop who would like to attend to join her. If you are interested in attending please see Mrs. Tyson.

For more information about the show please visit: http://www.coinzip.com/GACS-2023

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.

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:
    • Personal Management September 30.
    • Metalwork September 30.
    • Aviation on October 14 and November 4.

      More information about these and other Merit Badge programs at: https://www.atlantabsa.org/meritbadgedays
  • 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

Chattahoochee Nature Center offers nature themed merit badge classes on the weekends throughout the year. Upcoming classes include Nature on October 1 and Mammal Study on October 8.
For more information and to register visit: https://www.chattnaturecenter.org/education/scouts/scouts-bsa/

Dunwoody Nature Center also offers a number of nature related Merit Badges. Upcoming classes include: Forestry October 7.
Learn more and register at: https://dunwoodynature.org/scout-merit-badges/

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