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Author Archives: troop-admin

Eagle Scout Ian Coleman: Resurface a Walking Trail

Ian’s Eagle project was to resurface a muddy, root-filled walking trail that connects two paved portions of the Decatur community bike path at Green Street. Ian used older scouts to help with advance planning and to manage the younger scouts performing the work. They spread tons of sand and gravel over the muddy path to raise … Continue reading »

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Troop 175 Scout in Boys’ Life for Soap Box Derby Win

Troop 175 Scout Jackson Austin-Cruse earned a spot in the August 2017 issue of Boys’ Life magazine. He won the Super Stock division of the 2016 Dunwoody Northeast Georgia Soap Box Derby and went on to participate in the World Championship. See page 11 of your August 2017 Boys’ Life magazine. For more info about … Continue reading »

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Eagle Scout Ben Hammer: Recycling Center

Ben’s Eagle project was to design and construct a recycling center for Laurel Ridge Elementary School in the DeKalb County School System. Four scouts and three other friends assisted in the construction. The design process in total was about 20 hours, and actual construction lasted a little over 60 hours. Ben Hammer earned his Eagle … Continue reading »

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Philmont Adventure 2016

Author: Owen Tumperi Physical. Emotional. Mental. Spiritual. Not once, while preparing for the 10-day trek, did I feel I would encounter any situation where one of these categories was tested to its maximum potential. These four words solely capture the hardships endured by Philmont crews all across the nation.

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Eagle Scout Kyle Monsalve: Worm Box and Dig Box

Kyle’s Eagle project was to design a worm box and a dig box for the Holy Trinity Parish. A couple of younger scouts came to help construct a worm ecosystem inside of the worm box which consisted of four layers. Each layer would hold compost and scraps so that the worms can eat and grow … Continue reading »

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Troop 175 Wins 2016 Golden Axe Competition

Troop 175 brought home the trophy for this year’s Golden Axe Competition. After last year’s defeat, the boys were determined to win in 2016. The Golden Axe competition takes place every spring at the Camp-O-Ree at Bert Adams. Troops compete against each other to find out which troop can be the first to start a … Continue reading »

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Troop 175 Youth Leadership Training 2016

Troop 175 held its second annual Youth Leadership Training event Feb. 27 – 28, 2016 at Camp 175 on Lake Allatoona. The Troop’s youth leaders joined with younger Star and Life scouts to participate in team-building activities and games. Adult leaders taught the boys about leadership techniques. The boys learned about traditional Troop leadership roles … Continue reading »

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2013 Philmont “Eagle” Crew

2013 Philmont “Eagle” Crew – With the recent Eagle ceremony of John Harrington and Nathan Tumperi, all six scouts of Troop 175 that went to Philmont in 2013 achieved the rank of Eagle. First was Jack Boyette, followed by Matthew Beach and Tab Belvedere (not pictured), then Luke Downs, and finally John and Nathan in … Continue reading »

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Eagle Scout John Harrington: Recycling Center

John’s Eagle project was the creation of a recycling and donations collection center for Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church. In the theme of reuse and recycle, he used mostly repurposed items to create his project. He used a discarded cabinet to make a bin to hold donated clothes and coats. He used another cabinet and … Continue reading »

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Eagle Scout Nathan Tumperi: Benches at the Woodlands Garden

Nathan’s Eagle project involved building and installing two new benches in the bird meadow at the Woodlands Garden in Decatur. These benches were designed to resemble existing benches in the garden. Over the course of several workdays, Nathan oversaw construction and installation of the benches by 11 fellow scouts and three friends. In total, 149 … Continue reading »

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