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…

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…

Horseback Riding: Apr., 2019

The boys have been eagerly awaiting the Troop’s first horseback riding trip. We spent a beautiful spring day in the north Georgia Mountains learning about horses and going on a trail ride at Trackrock Stables. SPL Gabe Jacob reported that the trip was a…

2019 Scout Challenge

Troop 175 participated with thousands of other Atlanta-area scouts in the 2019 Scout Challenge at Bert Adams Scout Reservation. Scouts enjoyed lots of games and activities, a concert and, of course, camping.

Decatur-Ree Camp-out & Cookoff

Troop 175 invited other Decatur troops to Camp 175 for a group camp-out. Troop 134 came up for the day to square off against Troop 175 in an unofficial Golden Axe competition and an Iron Chef cooking competition.

Cooking Competition at Ft. Yargo: Dec., 2018

A double rainbow greeted the troop at Fort Yargo in Winder, Georgia as the boys carried out the second annual Troop 175 cooking competition. Each patrol cooked a breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert for the panel of adult judges.

Shotgun Shooting: Nov., 2018

We spent several Tuesday meetings learning all about firearm safety. On a sunny November day we got some more training and had a great time practicing our shotgun shooting skills at the Cherokee Gun Club.

Biking to Stone Mountain: Oct., 2018

It’s been a very long time since the troop has done a cycling trip, so the boys decided it was finally time. On a beautiful October weekend we biked from Decatur to Stone Mountain. We rode around the mountain and camped overnight in the…

Newbie Camp: Sept., 2018

Troop 175 held its first ever Newbie Camp in September of 2018. 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 aid and…

Rafting & Ziplining: August, 2018

The boys enjoyed a full day of summer fun at Whitewater Express in Columbus, Georgia. They started with the Blue Heron Adventure zip-line adventure and obstacle course. Then they cooled off with a rafting trip  on the Chattahoochee River on the longest urban whitewater…