About Troop 175

Troop 175 has 80+ scouts and 20+ adult leaders. We meet every Tuesday evening during the school year. We do 10 camping trips/events a year…rafting, ziplining, rock climbing, kayaking, wilderness survival, backpacking and more. In June we wrap up the scouting year with a week at Camp 175, our campground on beautiful Lake Allatoona.

Troop 175 was chartered in 1943 by the Decatur First United Methodist Church in Decatur, Georgia. The troop has been in continuous operation ever since.

Troop 175 = Boy Scouts = age 11 – 17

Troop 175 is for boys aged 11 to 17. If your boy is in 6th grade or older, he’s the right age for Troop 175.

Meetings

We invite you to visit one of our weekly meetings:
7 p.m. Tuesdays (except holidays) at the
Scout Hut behind Glennwood Elementary: 440 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur 30030

Newbie Info

Are you new to Troop 175? Thinking about joining? Our Newbie Info page has all the details you’ll need.

Questions?

General questions? Contact Scoutmaster Kevin Wyatt: [email protected] Questions about joining? Contact Denise Burfield: [email protected]

Troop 175 Eagle Scouts

Want to be an Eagle Scout? More than 250 scouts from Troop 175 have earned Eagle rank since 1949. Many of our adult leaders are also Eagle Scouts. Check out Troop 175 Eagles for a list of all our Eagle Scouts and photos of recent Eagle projects.

Email group

At least one parent from each family should join the Troop 175 listserv to stay updated about the Troop meetings, events and news.

Poop Sheets

What’s a Poop Sheet? It’s a permission slip that tells you where we’re going, when to be there and what to pack.

Eagle info/forms

Trying to figure out the process for becoming an Eagle? Click for Eagle project forms, instructions, photos and more.

Troop 175 Eagle Projects

To earn his Eagle rank, every Eagle Scout is required to lead a service project to benefit the community. Check out the Eagle service projects completed by Troop 175 Eagle Scouts. 

Registration

Current Troop 175 scouts and adults must re-register every September. Click for registration info and forms.

Trips & Photos

Wondering what our trips are like? Check out photos from each Troop 175 outing.

Summer Camp

What’s summer camp like? Need to know what to pack? Get info, pics and all the forms you’ll need.

Looking for Cub Scouts?

Scouting is divided by age into two main groups:
Boy Scout Troops: 6th grade to age 17, boys or girls in separate Troops made of patrols
Cub Scout Packs: 1st to 5th grade, boys and girls together in a Pack made of dens

News, Trips & Recent Eagles

Check out the our newest Eagles and their projects and see photos from recent outings.

Pine Mountain 15-Mile Hike: Sep., 2021

Still pursuing our quest to earn the hiking merit badge with progressively longer hikes. This trip was about 15 miles at Pine Mountain, Georgia. Click Read More to see a gallery of photos of the trip.

Ziplining at The Gorge: Aug., 2021

Troop 175 returned for another great trip to The Gorge Zipline Canopy Adventure in Saluda, NC. We followed it up with a fun night of camping and cooking on the campfire. Click Read More to see a gallery with the best photos of the…

Summer Camp 2021

After missing out on Summer Camp in 2020, the boys were very ready for Summer Camp 2021! We earned lots of merit badges and rank advancements. We learned about welding, hung out with snakes (and ducks and frogs), practiced canoeing and kayaking, did some…

Horseback Riding: April 2021

The boys enjoyed another great trip learning about horses and going on a trail ride at Trackrock Stables in the north Georgia Mountains. Click Read More to see the photo gallery, or see ALL the photos in the Google album

Blood Mountain 10-Mile Hike: Mar., 2021

We’re working towards our hiking merit badge with the second 10-mile hike. This time we’re hiking along the Appalachian Trail at Blood Mountain. Click Read More to see a gallery of photos of the trip.

Arabia & Kennesaw Mountain Hikes: Winter, 2021

We’re making lemonade out of lemons. Since we can’t do our usual overnight camping trips, the boys have decided to do a series of day hikes to work towards the hiking merit badge. Our January trip was a 5-mile hike at Arabia Mountain State…