Are you new to Troop 175? Are you thinking about joining? Is your boy aged 11 to 17? Welcome! We know you have lots of questions. Read on and we’ll give you plenty of info.
Troop 175 is for boys aged 11 to 17 in Decatur, Georgia.
If your boy is less than 10 years old, he’s too young for our Troop. If you have a boy or girl in K – 5th grade, we encourage you to join Decatur’s Pack 175 (Cub Scouts).
For more info about Pack 175 Cub Scouts for younger boys & girls, please visit www.pack175decatur.com
Here’s a great BSA article that outlines the important differences: Cub Scouts vs. Boy Scouts
We meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m., August – May (except on holidays) at the Scout Hut behind Glennwood Elementary School at 440 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, 30030.
Email our New Scout/Parent Coordinator, Denise Burfield: [email protected]
The Newbie Guide covers many aspects of Troop 175 and will answer most of your questions, from applications to camping gear to parent participation.
Please download and read these docs:
Troop 175 communicates via an email group in Simplelists. This is how you’ll receive news about meetings, outings, banquets, etc. All new families should have at least one parent sign up for our Troop 175 Simplelists group.
Sign up or learn more about the Troop 175 email group.
Our Troop is BIG and it takes a lot of hands to keep things running smoothly. Troop 175 has a requirement for parent involvement. We also require families to drive on outings. Please visit the Family Participation page for details.
Please visit the Troop 175 Registration page for info and forms.
Troop 175 offers a special camp for boys who are new to the Troop or new to scouting. Newbie Camp is held at Camp 175 on beautiful Lake Allatoona over the long Labor Day weekend. Here are some of the reasons for this special camp:
Click here for details about Newbie Camp along with photos to get your son excited about camp. It also contains several forms you’ll need to fill out.