Troop 37 Annual Family-Alumni Canoe Trip June 21-23   Recently updated !

Please meet at the shed Friday at 4:30 PM sharpWe are leaving at 5:00 PM. Take note of the following:

–         Bring a sandwich or something for Friday night’s dinner.

–         Make sure you turned in Liability form signed by a Parent

–          Pack using a duffle bag or soft pack NO Frame BACKPACKS (save space)

–         Bring old sneakers or water shoes for canoeing that won’t fall off –NOT Sandals.

–         Bring a wide brim hat / Sunscreen/ sun block for sun protection.

–         Bring a cup – You won’t need a mess kit.

–         Bring a towel. 

–         Camp Chair to sit in

–         Appropriate Clothing Sweatshirt / Raingear

–         We will be sleeping in either tents or lean-tos so bring sleeping bag/ air mattress or pad.

–         A Small String bag with Ziploc bag inside or waterproof bag to tie onto canoe for belongings while on river

Troop 37 Court of Honor- Friday, June 28 at 7:30 pm– all outstanding Hawk Mountain payments are due- Registration Fees, Breakfast, Chicken Dinner.


Flag Retirement Ceremony- this Friday, June 14, 2019

Our weekly Troop Meeting will be at the Camp-O-Ree Field (across from the JCC) at 6:30 where we will be attending the annual Flag Retirement Ceremony.  Please wear your Class A uniform.

Car Wash

The third and final opportunity to defray the cost of summer camp will take place this Saturday, June 15.  Meet at the shed at 7 am.  If you are not going to the car wash, you should be going to:

Benton Adelkopf’s Eagle Project 

Starts at 8:30 on Saturday morning.  Please see the attached flyer (here).

Hawk Mountain Medicals– are now overdue. 

If you have not handed them in, please contact Mr. Carp bcarp13@gmail.com to arrange a pickup ASAP.

Upcoming events:

  • June 21-23- Canoe Trip, Ten Mile River.
  • June 28- Troop 37 Court of Honor, 7:30.

Troop News

Parents Committee Meeting- Thursday, June 6 at 7:30 pm in the Parish House (corner of Windsor & Slosson)- the Troop Committee is responsible for conducting the business of the troop, setting policy, budgeting, and helping the Scoutmaster and Scouts with the outdoor program and other planned activities. The committee consists of parent volunteers who fulfill various roles on the committee.  This is an important responsibility and is one area where help is always needed and appreciated.   New parents, this is a good opportunity for you to get involved.

Troop Meeting- Friday, June 7 at 7:30– we will be preparing for the Canoe Trip and doing some work on Advancements.  Please bring your Handbook.  Class B uniforms.

Hawk Mountain Medicals– All medical forms (including Part C signed by a doctor) are due at this Friday’s meeting.  Also, please get your payments in for breakfast on the way to Hawk Mountain ($12 for all non-scouts) and the chicken dinner on Friday, July 19 ($10 for all non-scouts) as soon as possible.

Family Canoe Trip –  June 21-23 at Conklin Farms- Ten Mile River.  LAST CALL. Please see the flyer (here) for details.  All canoers must complete a Liability Release Form found (here)  All scouts must complete a Permission Slip found (here).  All payments are due by this Friday, June 7.

Liam O’Brien’s Eagle Project- Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 am.  See flyer here (here). 

Benton Adelkopf’s Eagle Project- Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 am.  See flyer (here).

Jersey Jam- Our first Troop wide trip next year will be to Jersey Jam on October 4-6.  This looks like it is going to be a lot of fun.  Please see flyer (here).  Although the trip isn’t until October, we need to remit payment by the end of June.  Cost is $50 per person.  Please note that we understand that you may not know now if you can attend this and you will not be precluded from going if you do not pay now, however we would ask whoever knows they can go to pay now to reduce the amount of money the Troop will have to lay out. A permission slip for the tripmay be found (here)


Regular Troop Meeting- Friday, May 31 at 7:30

  • We will be having a visit from City Councilman and Eagle Scout Joe Borelli.
  • Class A uniform

Troop Car Wash #2 – Saturday, June 1

Meet at the shed at 7 am.  Earn your way and reduce your parents’ cost for summer camp.  Flyer for the car wash may be found (here).  Please pass this out to your friends.

Family Canoe Trip –  June 21-23 at Conklin Farms- Ten Mile River.  

Please see flyer (here). All canoers must complete a Liability Release Form.  All scouts must complete a Permission Slip.  

Flyer and required liability release form and permission slip may be found:

All payments are due by next Friday, June 7.

Liam O’Brien’s Eagle Project- Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 am.  

See flyer (here) for details.  Please come and support your fellow scout.

Jersey Jam- 

We are working on the calendar for next year.  Our first Troop wide trip will be to Jersey Jam on October 4-6.  This looks like it is going to be a lot of fun.  Please see the flyer (here). Although the trip isn’t until October, we need to remit payment by the end of June.  Cost is $50 per person.  Please note that we understand that you may not know now if you can attend this and you will not be precluded from going if you do not pay now, however, we would ask whoever knows they can go to pay now to reduce the amount of money the Troop will have to lay out. A permission slip for the trip may be found (here).


Regular Troop Meeting- Friday, May 24 at 7:30

–         Wear Class B t-shirt, so your Class A is clean for the Memorial Day Parade

Troop Car Wash- Saturday, May 25

The first of our 3 car washes will be this Saturday.  Meet at the shed at 7 am. Earn your way and reduce your parents’ cost for summer camp. (Flyer)

Memorial Day Parade – Sunday, May 26

In the continuation of a long-standing tradition, Troop 37 will be handing out Flags to spectators at the Staten Island Memorial Day Parade on Forest Avenue along the Parade route just prior to the start of the Parade. Please note that the parade is on Sunday and not Monday this year. Look Sharp –Class A Uniform. We will meet at 11:20 am at the N/E Corner of Forest Avenue and Hart Boulevard. Bring a Water Bottle. We need your help as we have a few thousand Flags to hand out. We are usually done by1:00 pm. Pickup location will be at the Chase Bank 1480 Forest Avenue – between Marianne Street and Livermore Avenue

Adventure Park Trip- Sunday, June 9 at 2 pm- LAST CALL

Payment of $45 per person is due by this Friday, May 24.Click here for details on this trip.

Family Canoe Trip –  June 21-23 at Conklin Farms- Ten Mile River.  

Flyer and required liability release form and permission slip may be found –

Payment is due as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, June 7.


Regular Troop Meeting- Friday, May 17 at 7:30

Regular Troop Meeting- Friday, May 17 at 7:30

–         We are expecting to have a guest speaker- City Councilman and Eagle Scout Joe Borelli.

–         Class A uniforms

–         For those scouts who are not yet First Class, you may be able to use this meeting to satisfy Requirement 9a.  Please review your Handbook.

–         For those scouts who do not have the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge, you may be able to use this meeting to satisfy Requirements 4 a and b.  Requirements can be found here

David Laganga’s Eagle Project- Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19-  Please see the attached flyer.  Please note that this project is open toall scouts. Service hours will be recorded.

Adventure Park Trip- Sunday, June 9 at 2 pm– payment of $45 per person is due by Friday, May 24.Click here for details on this trip.


Merit Badge Meeting- Friday, May 10 at 7:30

–         Please remember to bring all your merit badge worksheets, books, and any other necessary items needed for the merit badge that you are working on. Scouts who signed out Merit Badge Books and have completed the merit badge please return them to Librarian. All Merit Badge Books from the Troop library must be signed out.

–         Scouts who are not working on a Merit Badge will be going through and cleaning equipment from the Camporee, so the dress code isClass B uniforms.

–         Younger scouts, please bring your Handbooks, you will also be working on advancements

Scouting for Food- Saturday, May 1110 am to 1 pm  

As the St. Teresa’s Food Pantry is often low on food, we have added a second Scouting for Food day to help them feed the needy in our community.  This will take place at the Stop & Shop located at 1441 Richmond Avenue. Full Class A uniform.  Service hours will be recorded.  Do a Good Turn!

Upcoming events:

Friday, May 17– Regular Troop Meeting/Guest Speaker

Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19– David LaGanga’s Eagle Project- please flyer (here).

Friday, May 24– Regular Troop Meeting

Saturday, May 25– Troop Car Wash, 7 am

Sunday, May 26, Memorial Day Parade- hand out flags 11:30 am

Friday, May 31– Regular Troop Meeting

SaturdayJune 1– Troop Car Wash, 7 am

Friday, June 7– Regular Troop Meeting.  Hawk Mountain Medicals Due.

Saturday, June 8– Liam O’Brien’s Eagle Project, details shortly.

Sunday, June 9– Adventure Park Trip, 2pm- $45 per person, payable ASAP.  See flyer (here)

Friday, June 14– Flag Retirement Ceremony at Pouch Camp, 6:30

Saturday, June 15– Troop Car Wash, 7 am

Friday, June 21-Sunday, June 23– Family Canoe Trip at TMR- details shortly.

Friday, June 28– Court of Honor


Camporee- this Friday, May 3

Those attending the Camporee please be at the Camporee Field by 4:30 P.M. (Manor Road across from the JCC). 

Be Prepared! See the packing checklist (here).  Please read carefully.

Pack ahead of time. Do not wait until the last moment, you will forget things.

[ ] Make sure you are Wearing Boots (no sneakers) and in are Full “Class A” Uniform when you arrive.

[ ] including Scout Socks. (they will check)

[ ] Everyone should pack your Backpack accordingly, make sure it is waterproofed (Pack Cover or garbage bag) and be prepared for the

    check list inspection (attached) at the check in.

[ ] Pack a Sandwich for Friday night’s dinner

[ ] Have a water bottle filled with water

[ ] Pack the 10 essentials

[ ] Bandanna or handkerchief

[ ] Remember to Pack your “Class B” Troop T-shirt (Need it on Saturday)

    and most importantly don’t forget your Scout Spirit

If you have any questions, please contact your Patrol Leader or one of the SPL’s.

Patrol Leaders be sure to bring:

[ ] Menus [ ] Patrol Flags  [ ] Patrol Flag and skit entry forms  [ ] Have a Patrol Cheer, Yell, or Call

[ ] Patrol Boxes and metal Legs. [ ] a String Bag Pack, [ ] Pen,

Scouts, make sure you practice and know your knots, including the sheepshank.  Click here for a demonstration-http://www.animatedknots.com


Troop Meeting, Friday, April 26 at 7:30

–         Greenbar– meeting at 6:30.  All members must attend.

–         Last Call for Camporee Payment.  $30 per person.  Permission slip may be found (here)

–         Class B Uniform

–         We will be having a gear shakedown.  Bring your backpack packed as you would for the camporee.  See the Inspection Checklist (herefor items you will need besides clothes, a sleeping bag, sleeping pad and water bottle.

–         Bring Totin Chip card (except new scouts),

Hammer & Saw Day- Saturday, April 27 at 9 am-1 pm at Pouch Camp

–         There will be service projects to work on.  In order to earn 50 points towards our Camporee score, we need 50% of scouts in attendance, so please make every effort to attend.  Adults are welcome to help.  Meet by the Scout Shop.


No Troop Meeting this week- Good Friday

No Troop Meeting this week- Good Friday

To all the Troop 37 friends and family, have a blessed and happy Easter

Upcoming events

Friday, April 26– Regular Troop Meeting, 7:30.  Camporee Prep. Last chance to pay for Camporee- $30 per person

Saturday, April 27– Hammer & Saw Day at Pouch Camp, 9 am-1 pm.  We need at least 50% of the Troop to attend to earn 50 points towards Camporee.

Thursday, May 2- Parents Committee Meeting, 7:30 in the Parish House

Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5– Camporee at Pouch Camp.  Permission slip may be found (here),

Friday, May 10– Merit Badge Meeting, 7:30

Saturday, May 11– Scouting for Food- 10 am to 1 pm.- Stop & Shop 1441 Richmond Avenue

Friday, May 18– Regular Troop Meeting, 7:30

Friday, May 25– Regular Troop Meeting, 7:30

Saturday, May 26– Troop Car Wash, 7 am