About Troop 175

Troop 175 has 80+ scouts and 20+ adult leaders. We meet every Saturday morning (temporary day/time) 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: 10 a.m. Saturdays (except holidays). This is a temporary meeting day & time due to COVID.
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 Cole Rogers: Preschool Birdhouses

Cole Rogers’ Eagle project was to build 6 see-through birdhouses for the Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool. The birdhouses mount to the outside of the windows so the children can watch the birds’ life cycle. The window and roof are designed to open so the houses…

Okefenokee Canoe Trip: Jan., 2020

This was Troop 175’s first visit to the Okefenokee. 33 scouts spent a January weekend paddling canoes through the Okefenokee swamp where they encountered several alligators and lots and lots of Spanish moss. The boys had lots of fun and agreed it was a…

Eagle Scout Jack Egger: Work Table for Decatur Makers

Jack Egger’s Eagle project was to build a folding work table for the outdoor workspace at Decatur Makers. The table is constructed of weatherproof plywood and 4 x 4s. The project took 4 workdays at 4 hours each, about 4 scouts each day. Jack…

GATC Trail Maintenance: Dec., 2019

Nine scouts from Troop 175 participated in a monthly trail maintenance workday along the Duncan Ridge Trail on a chilly day in December. Our scouts earned lots of compliments from other volunteers. Click Read More to see the photos!

Eagle Scout Ian Berk: Women’s Toiletry Kits

Ian Berk’s Eagle project was to source and assemble 50 kits of essential toiletry items for the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. Ian’s team used an assembly line to put together the kits which were sealed in zipper bags so they’re easy…

Firing Range: Nov., 2019

Every year we do some sort of outing that’s centered around target shooting. We learn how to safely handle the firearms before the trip. This year we chose the Clybel Shooting Range at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Jasper County, Georgia. Click Read…