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 and the troop has been in continuous operation ever since. The Troop is now chartered by the Harold Byrd American Legion Post 66 in Avondale Estates, Georgia.

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.

Eagle Scout Dan Burfield: Art Easels for Glennwood Elementary

Dan Burfield’s Eagle project was to build 15 wooden table-top art easels for Glennwood Elementary School in Decatur. The easels will be used for Glennwood students during art class. He really enjoyed art class as a Glennwood student. He remembered having to share materials…

Eagle Scout Jackson Austin-Cruse: care kits

Jackson’s Eagle project was to create backpack care kits for the nonprofit organization Blessing Bags of Warmth, which supplies the kits to community members experiencing homelessness. Jackson Austin-Cruse earned his Eagle rank on April 5, 2022.

Eagle Scout Benjamin Howard: Food Pantry Shelving

Benjamin Howard’s Eagle project was to build 5 wooden shelving units for the food pantry at Decatur Cooperative Ministries, which supplies food to those in need. The beneficiary provided $500 for materials. Benjamin Howard earned his Eagle rank on March 29, 2022.

Eagle Scout Robert Harvey: Outdoor Classroom

Robert Harvey’s Eagle project was to build an outdoor classroom for the Friends School of Atlanta at the East Decatur Greenway with 8 wooden benches and a table, all permanently fixed in the ground. Robert Harvey earned his Eagle rank on February 1, 2022.

Eagle Scout Will Kelly: Picnic Tables at John Fletcher Park

Will Kelly’s Eagle project was to build picnic tables and install them at John Fletcher Park in Avondale Estates. Will and his scout volunteers built two very sturdy 8-foot picnic tables for park visitors to enjoy for many years to come. Will Kelly earned…