Eagle Scout Sam Amick: Garden Pergola at Winnona Park

Sam’s Eagle project was to design and construct a pergola for the Winnona Park Elementary School. Sam hand-crafted the decorative braces at the top of the structure and pre-drilled all the parts for easy assembly. On an extremely cold weekend in January, Sam and several scouts and friends from school assembled the pergola. This project involved CAD design, concrete work, and framing skills, in addition to teaching and leadership skills. This pergola will now provide dappled shade ideal for growing plants.

Sam Amick earned his Eagle rank in May of 2018.


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 it above the level of frequent flooding. The project was completed in one 4-hour workday at a cost of $1,385 funded by the beneficiary, Agnes Scott College.

Ian Coleman earned his Eagle rank on August 22, 2017.


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 the derby visit: http://www.soapboxderby.org/north-georgia

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 rank on September 6, 2016, 7 years and 5 months after joining Troop 175.

Canoe wars

Canoe wars are a tradition at Camp 175. This is how we wrap up a long week of summer camp.

Rock climbing



Eagle workday