About Troop 175

Troop 175 has 80+ scouts and 20+ adult leaders. We meet every Tuesday night 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,  August – May (except holidays).
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.

Eagle Scout Sanyi Karpathy: Restore a Path

Sanyi Karpathy’s Eagle project was to restore a 2,000-square-foot path at the East Decatur Greenway on Columbia Drive. The existing path needed to be covered with new mulch since it had eroded over time from rain runoff. Sanyi staked out the path prior to…

Whitewater Rafting: Aug., 2019

With the new scouting year underway, the boys decided on rafting for their first outing. They spent the day whitewater rafting on the Chattooga River in South Carolina, followed by overnight camping. Click Read More to see a gallery with the best photos of…

Eagle Scout Ethan Goebel: Outdoor Classroom at Clairemont Elementary

Ethan Goebel’s Eagle project was to replace an overgrown, run-down outdoor classroom at Clairemont Elementary. This ambitious project involved clearing brush, rebuilding the stepped path that leads to the classroom, removing the old existing benches and installing new benches. Ethan Goebel earned his Eagle…

Eagle Scout Ben Dillon: Toiletry Kits for Homeless Men

Ben Dillon’s Eagle project was to assemble 50 toiletry kits for homeless men. The kits included socks (the most requested item in homeless shelters), toothpaste, toothbrush, basic first-aid supplies, etc. The kits were prepared for project beneficiary Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM) at Holy…

Newbie Camp: Sept., 2019

Troop 175 held its second annual Newbie Camp over Labor Day weekend of 2019. Our older scouts worked with boys who are new to the troop, teaching fundamentals like cutting firewood, setting up tents, cooking on a grill and a camp stove, basic first…

Philmont Trek 2019

Here’s a look at the Philmont high-adventure trek at the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. These photos are from Expedition 701-II, the Troop 175 Philmont crew from 2019. Click Read More to see the photos! Want to see all the Philmont 2016…