Links & Resources

Organizational Links:

Hightower Trail District

Boy Scout Troop 77 is a member of the Hightower Trail District of the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Atlanta Area Council

The Atlanta Area Counsel organizes all Scouting activity in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Order of the Arrow - Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge #129

The Order of the Arrow (OA) is Scouting's National Honor Society. Hightower Trail District is aligned with the Etowah Chapter of Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge #129.

National Council of the Boy Scouts of America

The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America supports more than 300 local councils that provide quality youth programs, including Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing.

World Organization of the Scout Movement

There are more than 28 million Scouts, youth and adults, boys and girls, in 216 countries and territories.

Forms: Troop 77 and General Scouting:

Troop 77 Consent and Release Form

This consent and release form shall serve as general permissions for your Scout to participate in Troop 77 activities. This form also discusses prescription medications and also specifically permits Troop 77 volunteers to provide first aid and over the counter treatments as described in the form.

Troop 77 Duty Roster Form

This form is for the Patrol Leader for campout planning purposes. Get SPL approval and make 2 copies.

Troop 77 Meal Planning Form

This form is for the Grubmaster for campout meal planning purposes. Get Troop Guide or SPL approval and make 2 copies.

Everything You Need to Know About Medical Records and Consent Forms

The title is self explanatory.

Troop 77 Medical Record Status

This is where you check to see if your medical forms are up to date.

Annual Health and Medical Record Form (Parts A-C)

Troop 77 requires this form to be filled out and signed by a physician for every Scout. This form must be updated annually and is mandatory to attend Summer Camp.

Annual Health and Medical Record Forms - High Adventure

Visit this page to download the Annual Health and Medical Record and Risk Advisory for different and specific high adventure outings.

Routine Drug Administration Record

Use this form to provide trip leaders information for medications to be administered to your Scout on outings and summer camp.

Troop 77 Court of Honor Agenda Template

This template is customized by the Master of Ceremonies. Update between the "< >" with correct Day/Date/Year and names.

Common Scout Forms

Here is a repository of the latest official versions of popular forms including Medical Exam Class 1 and 2, and Class 3 available to download.

Troop 77 Escrow

Current list of Scout's Escrow

Scouting Merchandise:

This is the official online store for Cub Scout and Boy Scout supplies.

Local Retail Shops

Below are local scouting supply retailers nearest Oak Grove United Methodist Church:

Telephone: 770-988-9912

203 Swanson Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 770-962-2105
Fax: 770-962-8004

Boy Scout Advancement:

Guide to Boy Scout Advancement

Scout Ranks and Awards

Troop 77 Advancement & Activities FAQs

Introduction to Merit Badges

Merit Badges Worksheets

Upcoming Merit Badge Opportunities

BSA Merit Badges & Troop 77 Counselor Detailed List

Eagle Project Workbook Template

Eagle Scout Rank Application

Links for New Scouts and Parents:

Getting Started in Troop 77

This page contains information and resources to assist you in orientating yourself and your son successfully into Troop 77.

New Parent & Scout Orientation Guide (PDF)

This document explains the operation of Troop 77. Both parents and scouts should read its contents. The information will help the Scout and his family understand Scouting and effectively involve them in the troop.

Schedule of Fees and Uniform Cost Projection (PDF)

This document explains the annual fees required to join Troop 77 and estimates the associated uniform costs.

Boy Scout Parent Merit Badge Requirements (PDF)

This adult-earned merit badge is specifically designed to enhance parent involvement in their Scout's success. Through direct involvement with your son's experience, the fun and practical "Scout Parent Merit Badge" helps insure the greatest possible experience for a Scout. Once earned, parents will receive a custom embroidered 3" patch! Ask the Troop Training Chair for more information on how to get started. S/he will pair you up with a "merit badge counselor" - your personally assigned leader guide.

Camping and Personal Equipment Checklist (PDF)

This document provides a reference/checklist for the equipment and personal gear needed on troop outings and events. These can be acquired as needed, since the combined list repersents a significant investment if purchased togther. You may want to ask the leaders for input and recommendations before making final selections.

Troop 77 Discipline Policy (PDF)

This document describes Troop 77's expectations for Scout behavior and its approach to solving disciplinary issues when action is needed. It is a contract between the Scout and Troop 77 and requires Scout and parental signature.

Uniform Patch Placement (PDF)

This Boy Scout/Varsity Scout Uniform Inspection Sheet provides illustrated specifics on official placement of insignia.

Parent Interest, Talent, and Leadership Survey (Online)

Use this form to inform us of your talents and interests that will help our Scouting program.

Parent Involvement in Troop 77 (PDF)

Adults don't run the show in a boy-led troop, but adults are involved. Because it is impossible to have a quality program for your boys without adult participation, we need your involvement. We invite you to read the document and consider volunteering your time to serve the boys in our Troop.

Links for Leaders and Adults:

Boy Scout Leader Training (AAC Info)

Trained Boy Scout leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for boys. When leaders understand the whys and hows of Boy Scouting, they are more effective in their roles.

My Scouting

Go here to take Youth Protection and other BSA training, access unit, district, and council tools, register for events, and keep in touch with members and alumni.

Merit Badge Counselor Application

This form accompanies the BSA Adult Application (along with Youth Protection Training Proof of Completion Certificate) for new Merit Badge Counselors and is also used to add or remove merit badges for which one counsels.

Guide To Safe Scouting

The purpose of the Guide to Safe Scouting is to prepare adult leaders to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner.

Troop 77 Knowledge Base

This page is a repository for documents used for planning outings and the annual program.

Scouting Facilities, Camping, & Outdoors:

Atlanta Area Council Camps:

Egwa Tawa Dee Where To Go Camping Guide Page

This 62-page guide, or its parts, can be downlaoded to from this page. It was created for the use of Scouts and Scouters looking for fun places to camp. It is intended to be a useful reference when you are planning your trips and contains a info on camps, camping guidelines, paperwork needed as noted under the Guide to Safe Scouting, camping awards, etc.

Nearby Camping Sites and BSA Camping Links

All of these camps are recommended for use by Boy Scouts.'s online Camp Database

This is another resource for Scout camping and outing destinations.

Georgia Hiking Trails

Find tons of hiking, walking and backpacking trails all over Georgia on

Camping Equipment Rentals from REI

They've been outfitting outdoor enthusiasts in the Southeast since 1990. Swing by and get set for your next adventure. Whether you're planning a quick trip to Cloudland Canyon State Park or an Appalachian Trail thru-hike, they've got the gear and clothing you'll need.

Florida Sea Base Study Outline

Download this Word document for a table of contents to Chapter 5 of the Sea Scout Handbook: Seamanship & Boating Safety PDF (below) as well as a link to the State of Florida Online Boating Safety Course.

Sea Scout Handbook Chapter 5: Seamanship and Boating Safety (18mb PDF)