Iron Chef Camp Weekend (Jan 21-22)

We are extending the registration for the Iron Chef-Camp Weekend as we only have 10 scouts signed up at this point.

We will meet at Camp Alaflo Saturday Morning 9:00am 21 January 2017. Parents can pick up scouts at 11:30am Sunday. Cost is $20

This is an opportunity for scouts to complete camping and outdoor skill requirements for rank advancements….. Please encourage your scouts to attend!

Email or contact me by phone if your scout would like to participate.


Recharter and Troop Due Reminder

I have not heard from very many regarding recharter. Thanks to those who have responded – for the rest; I need to know if your Scout is rechartering with the Troop by Monday. I can collect the money at our next meeting (1/23) but I have to turn the roster in and I cannot recharter a Scout that I have not heard from. This means the Scout or adult will no longer be a registered member of the Troop.

$25 BSA registration per person and $26 Troop Dues per scout. $12 for Boy’s Life training.

For example, a scout and his father would be $76 – or $88 if a scout wanted a subscription to Boy’s Life.

I will be at the wood cutting at 2:00 on Monday 1/16 but I can’t stay the entire time. Please see me Monday, e-mail or text me.


January 2017 – Troop 77 and Venture Crew Committee Meeting

Opening: No remarks.

Secretary’s Report: Accepted.

Financial Report:

  • Re-charter is due and adult leaders will need to be current with Youth Protection training. $25 BSA registration per person and $26 Troop Dues per scout. $12 for Boy’s Life training. A scout and father would be $76 or $88 if a scout wanted a subscription to Boy’s Life.

Admin: Transition to new scout books is going well.

Boards of Review:

  • Adam Staver – Life
  • Nicholas Sharp – First Class

Scoutmaster Issues / New Business:

  • Iron Chef cook off coming up on January 22.
  • In lieu of Troop meeting on January 16 (MLK Day) from 2-4 pm, we will be splitting wood at Discount Home Sales on the Boll Weevil Circle in Enterprise. We need wood and chainsaws and lots of help for this event. The wood trailer is loaded and ready to use to deliver to wood anytime. For more info, call John Forti at 334-379-7810.
  • Senior Webelos from Pack 77 will bridge over to the Troop on March 11.

Kevin Francisco OA: N/A

Kurt’s Navaho Corner:

  • Need to work harder on holding scouts accountable for equipment.

District Issues:

  • Eagle Banquet January 10th at 6:30 at First Methodist Church Dothan.
  • Summer Camp Kick Off January 26th at Camp Alaflo.

Venture Crew 77:

  • January 14 – Dothan Great Escape
  • February 9-12 – Ski trip
  • February 17-19 Rendezvous. Need two tents. Will help set up day as well.

Next Meeting: February 13th at 5:30pm

2017 Recharter Info

It is time to Recharter Troop 77:

All Scouts will need to pay Registration of $25.00 and Dues of $26.00 (Dues can be paid in installments or all at once)

Boy’s Life subscriptions are $12.00

All Registered Adults will need to pay Registration of $25.00 and must be current on Youth Protection Training.

January 9th is the deadline, feel free to e-mail Charlotte at with any questions!


Hope you are having wonderful Holidays!!!

Troop 77 and Venture Crew Committee Meeting Minutes December 12, 2016

Opening:  Steve Nagy

Secretary’s Report:  Mara—Minutes approved.

Financial Report:  Charlotte

-$2480.78, currently in operating funds.

-Rendezvous has been paid for.

-Financial report approved/passed.
Admin/Advancement:  Lori

-Need to update scout books with new 2017 requirements.
Boards of Review:  Josh Waddy

-2 BOR for January
Scoutmaster Issues:  Mark Hampton

-2017 Events Calendar up and available.
New Business:  Steve Nagy

-Will need to schedule a wood splitting day sometime over the Christmas break.

-There will be a trailer of wood available at Mr. Nagy’s Lot to pick up for sale and drop off.
Order of the Arrow:  Kevin Francisco

-Winter Fellowship a great success, couple awesome demonstrations.

-Jan. 7, Annual OA banquet, contact Council for more info.
District Issues:  Fred Livaudais

-Jan. 10th Council Eagle Banquet 6:30, 1st United Methodist Church, Dothan.

-Jan. 6th District Banquet.

  • Jan. 26th Summer Camp kick-off -Jan.

-Dec 27th District awards
Venture Crew:  John Forti

-Staying active, and actively recruiting, approx. 17 current youth members.

-Planning for Venture Winterfest in Gatlinburg Feb.9-12.
Navajo:  Kurt Pierce

-There are 2 large trees at Alaflo needing to come down, would be great trees to split for fundraising.

-Would like to schedule a camp work day to bring down the trees.
Next Meeting: January 9th, 2017  5:30pm

Scouting Forever Memorial Fund

Scouting Families,

Troop 77 is honored to announce the establishment of the Scouting Forever Memorial Fund to celebrate the life of Carl Rickert II. We are forever thankful for the contributions he made to our Scouting Family and continue to carry his memories with us during every Scouting adventure.

Carl’s passion for Scouting and the impact he had in the lives of young men continues on as we travel along the Scouting trail. The Scouting Forever Memorial Fund is established to allow our scouts with financial need to participate in Scouting programs and activities that may not otherwise have the financial resources to experience our Scouting adventures.

I ask that you consider a contribution to this memorial fund in Carl’s memory so that his Scouting spirit remains in our hearts and that his commitment to shaping young men’s lives reaches all Scouts within our program.

Contributions to this fund can be made to our Financial Chairman, Charlotte Fuller.

Yours in Scouting,

Mark Hampton
Scoutmaster, Troop 77
(334) 301-4928

November 14 – Troop 77 and Venture Crew Meeting Minutes

Opening:  Steve Nag

Secretary’s Report:  Mara—Minutes approved.

Financial Report:  Charlotte

-$2,484.03, currently in operating funds.

-Sept and October outings will be closed by next meeting.

-Financial report approved/passed.

Admin/Advancement:  Lori

-All Scout meetings a go until Dec COH, Return meeting will be 1/2/2017

-Mark is requesting a COH set-up committee for COH on 12/12/2016

-Committee has decided to continue with 2nd Monday night committee meeting in Dec, and then set up for COH after committee meeting.

Boards of Review:  Josh Waddy

-1 BOR, 2nd Class.

Scoutmaster Issues:  Mark Hampton

-Reminder, Rendezvous work day 26th Nov. 8-12

-Due to State wide burn ban, Rendezvous cooking will need to be done with propane, unless ban is lifted.

-Deadline for Rendezvous sign-up is 11/15/16.

New Business:  Steve Nagy

-Ryan Nagy Eagle COH, 11/20/2016, 3:00pm, all is invited.

Order of the Arrow:  Kevin Francisco

-Winter Fellowship (9-11), deadline for registration is 12/5/2016.

District Issues:  Fred Livaudais

-No Discussion.

Venture Crew:  John Forti

-Staying active, and actively recruiting, approx. 17 current youth members.

-intending to go to Rendezvous.

Navajo:  Kurt Pierce

-Profits from Haunted Hay Ride, went to council and Alaflo to help finish concrete at Endfinger (handicapped) campsite.

-Motion passed to support the concept of the Haunted Hay Ride fundraiser, contingent upon participation from -other Troops.

Next Meeting: December 12th, 2016  5:30pm

West Point Cadet Visit

A United States Military Academy cadet will be in Dothan on Monday, Nov. 21 to present information about the academy and answer questions about academy life. This is a great opportunity for scouts who are considering application to the military academies.


RSVP information is on the flyer.



Volunteering with GP Manna House on 11/19

For those of you that were interested in helping on Saturday, here’s the information.

Hello. This Saturday, November 19, Downtown Enterprise will be hosting  pre-Black Friday Christmas shopping/activities. Along with this people are encouraged to bring charitable donations for the GP Manna House.😁

We need lots of volunteers to set up, collect donations, and clean up after the event. The festivities are from 9-3. But we could use help to set up at 8:30. You don’t have to stay the whole day. Any amount of time would be wonderful.⏰

We are going to meet at the Regents Bank parking lot, closest to Milky Moos. If you plan on spending the day,  please bring some money so that you can eat. We will have a few light snacks and some bottled water. If you’d like to donate some bottled water and snacks that would be greatly appreciated. 💦 if you have lawn chairs you might want to bring those.

I’ve never done an event like this so, I don’t know what to expect. I am asking for your patience. If we receive just one item we are better than the day before. Let’s have fun, get our Christmas groove on, enjoy one another, and support our local businesses. 🎄

Thanks for all your support toward this wonderful ministry. God Bless you all!🙏

If you are not sure what the GP Manna is I will explain. It is a food pantry and clothing closet at the Grace Place church. We serve qualifying low income families within Coffee County. In the last 2 1/2 years we served roughly 6000 families equating to 17,000 individuals. It’s an all volunteer organization. The food and clothing given out comes from charitable donations.

Peace and Grace,
Andrea Staver

Navy Federal Credit Union Movie Night

Navy Federal is hosting a movie night for military families for the Thursday, Dec. 1 showing of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Visit the branch in West Gate Shopping Center to sign up. Tickets will be available to pick up Nov. 21 – Nov. 26. Military ID required for pickup, four tickets per family.