October 30, 2023

In this week’s newsletter

Troop Meeting

Hello Scouts!

Reminder that this week’s meeting will be on Monday, the 30th. 

Everyone can wear their Halloween costume if they have one, Class A’s will not be required.

At the start of the meeting, we will swear in our new SPL and ASPL (hooray!). Afterwards, we will be able to carve/paint pumpkins. If you don’t want to get paint/goo on your costume, please bring also something else to wear.

Additionally, please single reply to this email if you are planning to attend so we can determine the correct number of pumpkins to buy. 

Let me know if you have any questions!

Yours in Scouting,

Violet T.

Mr. Cryor from troop 77 will be running a night time orienteering course at the meeting on Monday. Any Scout that needs to complete First Class requirement 4a or would otherwise like to participate should bring a compass and a flashlight or headlamp. Maps will be provided.

First Class requirement 4a — Using a map and compass, complete an orienteering course that covers at least one mile and requires measuring the height and/or width of designated items (tree, tower, canyon, ditch, etc.)

November Campout

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

Some Scouts will be going up Friday night to setup and prepare for the Webelos Scouts arrival on Saturday. If you would like to go up Friday night please see Mr. Taylor.

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 AtlantaBSA.org/ScoutDays. 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.

  • 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

  • Or text @troop177p to the number 81010

Troop 177 Scouts

  • or text @troop177s to the number 81010