Newbie Info

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

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

Cub Scouts are different than Boy Scouts.

Here’s a great BSA article that outlines the important differences: Cub Scouts vs. Boy Scouts

Want to Visit Troop 175?

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.

Want to Join Troop 175?

Email our New Scout/Parent Coordinator, Denise Burfield: [email protected]

Troop 175 Newbie Guide

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 the latest Troop 175 Newbie Guide 8-2022

adults-at-camp-cropTroop Email via Simplelists

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.

Family Participation

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.

Newbie Registration

Please visit the Troop 175 Registration page for info and forms.


New Scout Camp (aka Newbie Camp)

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:

  1. To help new scouts understand the expectations for Troop 175 and how this is different than Cub Scouts.
  2. To acclimate new scouts to the Youth-Led Boy Scout program where experienced youth leaders teach the newer, less experienced scouts.
  3. To teach new scouts the skills they’ll need for some of their initial advancement and which they will need to become exemplary Boy Scouts.
  4. To have some fun!

Newbie Camp info, photos and forms

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.