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About Troop 77

About Boy Scout Troop 77

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Boy Scout Troop 77 Organization
Boy Scout Troop 77 is a part of the Hightower Trail District of the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, a member of the World Scouting Movement.

Hightower Trail Website

Atlanta Area Council Website

National Council of the Boy Scouts

World Scouting Movement

Troop 77 is sponsored by Oak Grove United Methodist Church's Men's Fellowship.

Oak Grove United Methodist Church
1722 Oak Grove Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Telephone:  404-636-7558


Troop Leadership
Chartered Organization Representative Bill Berg  
Troop Committee Chair Ken Duffie  
Scoutmaster Randy Carpenter  
Assistant Scoutmasters CJ Buot Advancement Data Entry
Bryan Bassett
Brian Prusik
Transportation Coordinators
Randy Carpenter New Scouts
Saxon Dasher New Scouts
Ed Desimone Venture Creww 77 Advisor
Rustico DeJesus Treasurer
Andy Morris Webmaster
Rob Harrison  
Frank Vastakis Training Coordinator
Peter Kowalski  
Robin Lucas  
Margaret Morris
Doug Scott
Equipment Coordinator
Steve Rogers
Kelli Rice
Activities Coordinator
Karl Schultz  
Mitch Leff Webelos Coordinator
Jeffery Sheppard Tour Plan Coordinator
Mike Williams
Jeff Hobbs
Advancement Coordinator
Charles Warner
Angela Maki
Medical and Consent Records
Dean White  
Ed Wiley Merit Badge Coordinator
Sandy Yates Eagle Courts of Honor Advisor
Webmaster Andy Morris  
Communications Virginia Sowell Email Distribution
Boards of Review Hugh Barnhardt
Doug Scott
Chaplain Dennis Burnette  
Eagle Coordinator Tom McKean  


In early 1950, members of the Oak Grove UMC Community saw a need for the youth program to help with character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness. The Boy Scouts of America granted a Charter to the Church on May 31, 1950 for Troop 77. Mr. P. B. Ellington became the first Scoutmaster with Mr. C. A. Pounds as the Assistant Scoutmaster. Mr. J. D. Sinclair was the first Institutional Representative and five men made up the first Troop Committee, Misters H. B. Saye (Chairman), I. C. Akin, R. E. Armistead, R. D. McGee, and M. B. Sutton.

Today the Oak Grove UMC Men's Fellowship sponsors both the Boy Scout Troop 77 and Cub Scout Pack 577. The Troop averages 50 Scouts and the Pack about 125-200 Cubs. Their Boy Scouting ministry reaches all parts of the Community. Hundreds of service hours are performed by Scouts each year in the Community. Over the past 50 years, thousands of boys have enjoyed the Oak Grove UMC's Scouting program, with several hundred Scouts earning the Eagle Scout Award. Their Eagle Scouts have gone on to many of the best collages and U.S. Military Academies to serve our Country and become leaders in their communities.