Troop Meeting Friday December 2, 2016

Merit Badge Meeting

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Greenbar / PLC  Meeting at 6:30 PM

Friday will be a Merit Badge Meeting.  Class B” Uniform Troop T-Shirt. Meeting starts promptly at 7:30PM. 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 Books to the Librarian. All Merit Badge Books from the Troop library must be signed out.

Merit Badge workbooks and requirements/ information can be obtained at Merit Badge Research Center:  http://www.meritbadge.com/

If you need a particular Merit Badge Councilor to be present at the meeting be sure to contact them, it is the Scout’s responsibility.

 

Troop Librarians please arrive early to set up

Service Patrol: Striking Cobras please arrive early to set up.

Honor Patrol: Rattle Snakes

 

 Knot of the Month is the Diagonal Lashing- Check out the animated knot link: http://www.animatedknots.com/lashdiagonal/#ScrollPoint

Green Bar Meeting

This Friday we begin with our Green Bar Meeting, so all Green Bar members need to be in the Lower Church Hall at 6:30 PM and have their meeting ideas/plans for this month. Patrol LeadersPatrols should be working on completing their Patrol Flags for presentation.

 

REMINDER Save the Date:  December 16, 2016

Troop 37

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7:30 pm Saturday, November 26th EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR Saint Teresa’s Conran Hall 1634 Victory Boulevard

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All Scouts are expected to attend.

 

The Troop will be conducting an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Vincent Villani, Robert Jakubowski and Ray Modolo. All Parents, Alumni, Friends, & Supporters of Troop 37 are invited to attend and congratulate our three newest Eagle Scouts. As a Troop 37 Scout it is your duty and obligation to attend and honor your fellow Scouts achievements.

Those not attending must notify Mr. DiTrani why – prior to ceremony.

Please be in Class A Uniform with Merit badge sashes worn over shoulder and arrive no later than 7:10 PM. Parents and family are invited. Refreshments graciously provided by the Eagle Scouts’ families & served courtesy of the Troop 37 Hospitality Committee immediately following ceremony.

Set-up and practice for Color Guard / COH in Conran Hall @ 4:00pm – Please help out.

Upcoming Events

  • Thu. Nov 24th: Happy Thanksgiving
  • Fri. Nov 25th : No Meeting – School Closed
  • Sat. Morning Nov 26th: Service Project Unload Christmas Tree Truck
  • Sat. Nov 26th: Eagle Scout Court of Honor
  • Tue. Dec 1st : Troop Parents Committee Meeting
  • Fri. Dec 2nd: Merit Badge Troop Meeting
  • Fri. Dec 16th: Troop Holiday Party – Zion Lutheran Hall
  • Fri. Dec 23rd: No Meeting – School Closed
  • Sun. Dec 25th: Merry Christmas!
  • Sun. Jan. 1st : New Year’s Day

 


Passing of Wanda Esposito

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Wanda Esposito –

  • Mother of Wendy, Charles & the late Linda Sloan;
  • Grandmother of our Eagle Scouts Matthew & Joseph, and Scott, Patrick & Nicholas Sloan; 
  • Great Grandmother of Emma & Logan Sloan; and 
  • Sister to Anthony Pryzybyszewski.

Services are as follows:

Visitation:

Sunday, Nov 20, 2016: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Casey Funeral Home, 350 Slosson Ave, S.I., NY 10314, (718) 447-4242

Funeral Service:

Monday, Nov 21, 2016: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

St Teresa Church, 1634 Victory Blvd, S.I., NY 10314, (718) 442-5412


NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK-Camping Trip

The Troop will be lean-to / Wilderness Survival Shelter camping and be Patrol Cooking at William H. Pouch Scout Camp for the weekend.

We will meet at Pouch Camp Parking lot by the Trading Post on Friday afternoon (11/18/16) meet there at 5:00 PM. You must wear boots and be sure to bring a Cup to drink out of.

“Be Prepared” Pack proper clothes for the weather. Check the forecast. Dress in LAYERS and bring the following:

  • [ ] Sandwich for Friday nightcmping
  • [ ] Hat
  • [ ] Jacket
  • [ ] Raingear
  • [ ] Hiking Boots -A Must-
  • [ ] Extra socks
  • [ ] Cup for drinking
  • [ ] Sleeping Bag ( pad or air mattress)
  • [ ] Full Water Bottle or canteen
  • [ ]10 Essentials (including Compass)
  • [ ] Scout Handbook
  • [ ] Money for the Trading Post

Please review and use the packing list . The items will be necessary to insure your health and comfort while participating in the activities planned

for a camping trip. If you have any questions regarding the Trip, contact your Patrol Leader and/or one of the Senior Patrol Leaders.

 

 


Veterans Day Ceremony

 08:30 AM November 11, 2016

900 South Avenue, Staten Island

Boy Scout Troop 37 along with Cub Pack 37 has been requested to be the Color guard for the Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday November 11, 2016 at Corporate Park 900 South Avenue, Staten Island.

 The ceremony will last about 20 minutes. We have been invited to a complimentary breakfast immediately following. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Class A uniforms – Cleaned and pressed – Look sharp

Shoes or Boots – no sneakers or sport shoes

Please arrive no later than 8:30 am

This event counts as Community Service for Rank Advancement

If you are attending, we need to know. Please email ditmj@aol.com

 

 

 

 

Troop Meeting Friday November 11, 2016 

This week’s Troop Meeting Scouts should be in Class A uniform and be sure to bring their Boy Scout Handbook. This month’s theme is Wilderness Survival. We will be honing our survival skills,  selecting shelter teams, and preparing our menus and equipment lists.

We must know if you are attending our Wilderness Survival Camping Trip to Pouch Camp. The trip is on November 18, 19, and 20, with a cost of $25 per person. If you plan on attending, you must turn in your PERMISSION FORM [click here] and payment.

 

Scouts working on the Pope Pious XII Religious Emblem will me at 6:30 prior to the regular Troop meeting 

This week we will again work on Lashing Skills continuing with Diagonal Lashing – review Boy Scout Handbook pages 392-400. CHECK OUT the Animated Lashing link: http://www.animatedknots.com/lashdiagonal/#ScrollPoint

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM please be on time, Senior Patrol should arrive no later than 7:15. Service Patrol:  Sly Foxes please arrive early to set up LCH.  Honor Patrol: Opening and Closing Screaming Eagles

 


Troop Meeting Friday November 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Greenbar Meeting prior to at: 6:30

No Uniforms – Uniform standards are relaxed this week–so wear your favorite T-Shirt. This way your Uniforms will be clean and neat for Scouting for Food and for the Pancake Breakfast.

 

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM please be on time, Service Patrol Screaming Eagles should arrive no later than 7:15. The Sly Foxes will be the Honor Patrol

 

This week we will again work on Lashing Skills continuing with Square Lashing – review Boy Scout Handbook pages 392-400. We will also be prepping and training for the Wilderness Survival Weekend at Pouch Camp (see below)

CHECK OUT the Animated Square Lashing link:  http://www.animatedknots.com/lashsquare/

Wilderness Survival Weekend at Pouch

wilderness-survivalDo You have what it takes to survive?

We are in the process of finalizing plans for the Wilderness Survival Weekend trip at Pouch Camp on the weekend of November 18-20, 2016 On that Friday evening we will be sleeping in Lean-tos. On Saturday, we will build shelters to sleep in that night. Scouts will be cooking their own meals by Patrol. If attending please bring payment of $25 and a signed permission form. Permission slips are available (click here)

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Scouting for Food
Community Service 
Saturday November 5th 2016
At Stop & Shop Supermarket 
1441 Richmond Ave
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    (Flyer click here)

 

 

TROOP 37 ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST pancake

& RAFFLE BASKET BASH

Dear Parents/Guardians and Scouts,

This Sunday, November 6th is our annual Pancake Breakfast and Chinese Auction. It is our troop’s biggest fundraiser and we must all work together to make it a success.
Set up for this event will take place on Saturday, November 5th beginning at 6:00 PM in the gym. Please make every effort to have your son help set up.

On Sunday November 6th It is asked that scouts arrive at 7 am, as to allow for setup of kitchen and training for the younger scouts. Class A Uniform. Breakfast service will begin after the conclusion of the 7:30 mass. The Breakfast will continue throughout the morning until 2 PM. After the conclusion of the event, we will be taking up the tables and returning the Gym to its previous state.

 

I would personally ask that any parents who are available, that you please donate some time to the Troop and help us at set up and/or at the breakfast. There is much to be done.

All Scouts are expected to participate in this fundraiser attendance will be taken and time recorded

Parents and Scouts please DO NOT PARK in Church Parking lot on the day of the Breakfast, we want to ensure there is ample parking for guests attending. Thank you for your cooperation in making our breakfast a success.

 


Troop Meeting- Friday, October 28, 2016 Merit Badge Meeting 1

Class A Uniform

This Friday October 28, 2016 will be a Merit Badge Meeting. 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.

Troop Librarians please arrive early to set up  

      

Search and Rescue

We had a great trip this past weekend with both rain and shine. Scouts who worked on the Search and Rescue Merit badge this past weekend with CERT and the USCG can download the workbook to complete the merit badge. Here is a link to the workbook: https://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/c/c0/Search_%26_Rescue.pdf

 

Service Patrol: Pink Panthers please arrive early to set up.

Honor Patrol: Roaring Tigers

 

Knot of the Month is the Square Lashing- You will need to know this knot when to build your shelter on upcoming Wilderness Survival Weekend on November 18th, 19th, & 20th at Pouch Camp. Check out the animated knot link: http://www.animatedknots.com/lashsquare/#ScrollPoint


Annual Troop Pancake Breakfast & Veterans Day Ceremony 1

BSA TROOP 37 ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST & RAFFLE BASKET BASH

Sunday – November 6, 2016 8:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

Conran Hall – St. Teresa’s Gym 1634 Victory Boulevard

Click here to download flyer…

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Veterans Day Ceremony

Boy Scout Troop 37 and Cub Scout Pack 37 have been invited to be part of the Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by The Nicotra Group on Nov 11th at 900 South Ave.

Class A Uniforms – cleaned & pressed.

ONLY shoes or boots – NO SNEAKERS NOR SPORT SHOES..

We need to be there no later than 8:30 AM, so that we can muster for the ceremony commencement at 9:00 AM. We will be honoring ALL military veterans who attend.

We have also been invited to the complimentary breakfast immediately thereafter.