Ed Rousselot

Troop 1776 Chartered Organization Representative

I am the Chartered Organization Representative (COR) for Troop 1776.  The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) makes its program available to a local organization whose aims and purposes are in harmony with those of Scouting.  The BSA issues a �charter� to that organization.  In our case that is Council 8376 of the Knights of Columbus here at St. Ann�s.  Very simply put, my job is to be a liaison between the Knights, St. Ann�s,  Atlanta Area Council, Foothills District and Troop 1776. 

I�ve been a Scout or a Scouter in at least part of the �50s, 60�s, 70�s, 80�s, 90�s and now the �oughts�.  I�ve been with Troop 1776 since 1988, when I became an Assistant Scoutmaster.  Along with being the Chartered Organization Representative, I have become the Troop�s �institutional memory�.  I have been part of the Troop through seven Scoutmasters as it has grown from eight boys to its present size. 

I love backpacking.  I�ve been to Philmont three times, backpacked the Grand Canyon rim to rim and have been on a lot of the trails in Georgia and surrounding areas.  At one time in the Troop, I was �the backpacking guy�.  While I still enjoy backpacking, that role has been taken over by other leaders. 

 I think that I am known now as the Troop�s �the religion guy�.  Troop 1776 continues to be recognized as arguably the best Troop in the area.  An important part of this is an emphasis on �Duty to God� and the 12th point of the Scout Law � A Scout is reverent.  In this role, I help teach scouts who are working on their Catholic religious emblem, the Ad Altare Dei medal as well as facilitate non-Catholic scouts who want to earn their religion�s emblem.  I am a trained Emblems Counselor for the Catholic religious award programs.

 I am currently serving as Chairman of the Atlanta Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.  I am a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus.  I have been active in the Life Teen program at St. Ann�s since the program�s inception, mostly on the Kitchen Crew.

 I am Wood Badge Trained as a Bear in Course 92-38.  My career as a Scout was interrupted when my family moved to the Ozarks so I only attained the rank of Star.  My son Robbie is an Eagle Scout from Troop 1776.


Atlanta Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting