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.

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.

Summer Camp 2019

Here are some photos of Summer Camp 2019. We earned lots of merit badges and rank advancements from Tenderfoot all the way up to Eagle. We learned about environmental science, built a wilderness shelter, practiced marksmanship with air rifles, made fire with a bow…

Eagle Scout Joel Garner: Box Gardens

Joel Garner’s Eagle project was to build kindergarten box gardens for outdoor science projects at a Grant Park Elementary school. The three boxes have wheels so they can move indoors and outdoors, as requested by the teachers. Each box was filled soil and gravel,…

50-Mile Bike Ride: May, 2019

A few of the boys needed a 50-mile bike ride to complete the cycling merit badge. A dozen scouts and adults rode the Silver Comet cycling trail from Cedar Town to Smyrna. SPL Gabe Jacob said it was a beautiful ride and the boys…

Eagle Scout Cole Baker: Bat boxes at Westchester Elementary

Cole’s Eagle project was to build and install three bat houses in the woods surrounding Westchester Elementary School. Eight scouts from Troop 175 and Troop 134 built the bat houses in one day and selected the installation sites. A tree climber installed the houses….

Eagle Scout Mason Daniels: Feeding Room at PAWS Atlanta

Mason Daniels’s Eagle project was to renovate the feeding/storage room at PAWS Atlanta animal shelter. Volunteers perform a lot of work in this disorganized space: storing and sorting newspaper, storing food and feeding the animals, etc. Mason’s project involved cleaning, painting and reorganizing the…