Troop Meeting November 17, 2017

7:30 PM Lower Church Hall — NO UNIFORMS

During our normal meeting we will distribute food and patrol gear for our backpacking trip. We will then conduct an inspection and shake down of everyone’s pack. After the inspection we will go over the schedule of events for our backpacking trip and a number of other issues. After that we are showing a movie. We will be sleeping over in the lower church hall that night and hiking out in the morning. Bring your Backpack loaded and ready to Go- Use the checklist on Troop web site to pack. http://bsatroop37.us/resources/ Please give some careful thought to necessary items that should be included in your pack such as proper clothing for the season, rain gear, and sleeping gear, a cup, etc.

Patrol Leaders be sure to bring the ingredients and recipe for you Dutch Oven Dinners for Saturday night …

The “Clove Hitch” is the Knot of the Month – Know how to tie it!

Check out the Animated “Clove Hitch” http://www.animatedknots.com/cloveend/index.php    

 

COLOR GUARD EVENT – COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS

Monday Evening November 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM for a Dinner

see most recent email blast Seeking 4 Scouts


Troop Meeting, Friday November 10, 2017

This week’s Troop Meeting Scouts should be in Regular Clothes -NO UNIFORMS (NO SLIDES) be sure to bring their Boy Scout Handbook. This month’s theme is Backpacking. We will be honing our Hiking and Backpacking skills, and Dutch Oven Cooking, and preparing our menus and equipment lists.        

We must know if you are attending our Backpacking Camping Trip to Pouch Camp. The trip is on November 17, 18, and 19, with a cost of $25 per person. If you plan on attending, you must turn in your PERMISSION FORM  (Click here to download Permission) and payment.

This week we will again work on Knot of the Month” is Clove Hitch. Taught Line animated knot link:

https://www.animatedknots.com/cloveend/index.php

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: Screaming Eagles: Opening and Closing


Veterans Day Ceremony, 8:30 AM November 10, 2017

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 10, 2017 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 3, 2017

Troop Meeting Friday November 3, 2017

Scouts working on Religious Emblems will me at 6:30 prior to the regular Troop meeting

 GREENBAR / PLC will meet at 6:30 PM prior to Troop Meeting

Troop Merit Badge Meeting begins at 7:30 PM

we will be having Merit Badge Meeting in Lower Church Hall @ 7:30pm.  All scouts are to be in Class B Uniform (NO SLIDES) This way your Class A is clean and pressed for Scouting for Food and Pancake Breakfast Troop fundraiser. 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 Library.

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

Honor Patrol: Striking Cobras Opening and Closing

Knot of the Month” is Clove Hitch. You should also know the knots of the previous months (Square Knot, Two Half Hitches, Taught Line Hitch). Be Prepared!  Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”? Check out Taught Line animated knot link:

https://www.animatedknots.com/cloveend/index.php

If you are planning on attending the November 17-19 Backpacking Trip to pouch Camp please bring attached Permission slip and $25.00 payment to the Troop meeting this week(Click here to download Permission)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday November 4, 2017

Scouting for Food – Community Service Event

Troop 37 will be participating in Class A Uniform and cover a 3 hour shift from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Stop & Shop Supermarket, 1441 Richmond Ave., Staten Island, NY. During this time, the members of the unit will hand entering shoppers a flyer and ask them to purchase non-perishable goods to donate upon exiting the store.  All goods donated will support Saint Teresa’s Food Pantry, and will be given directly to Staten Island’s needy for the Holiday season. Service time will be credited towards advancement or other requirements.   

 

Saturday Evening November 4, 2017

Set Up for Pancake Breakfast

We are scheduled to SETUP for the Pancake Breakfast at St. Teresa Conran Hall on Saturday, Evening November 4th, starting at 6:00 pm.

 

Sunday November 5, 2017

Troop 37 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Sunday, November 5th is our annual Pancake Breakfast and Basket Bash 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 4th beginning at 6:00 PM in the gym. Please make every effort to have your son help set up. On Sunday November 5th 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. More to Follow

Friday November 10, 2017

Veterans Day Ceremony

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 10, 2017 at Corporate Park 900 South Avenue, Staten Island. The ceremony will last about 20 minutes. We have been invited to a complimentary breakfast at Hampton Inn immediately following. Everyone is welcome to attend. Class A uniforms – Cleaned and pressed – Look sharp, Shoes or Boots – no sneakers “Slides”, or sport shoes. Please arrive no later than 8:30 am This event counts as Community Service for Rank Advancement

 

Weekend of November 17, 18 & 19 2017

Backpacking Trip to Pouch Camp

The weekend of Friday November 17th is our annual Backpacking Trip to Pouch Camp.  It’s one of the most exciting and fun trips we have. On Friday night we all come to the meeting at regular time with our packs already packed. We wake up the next morning for breakfast and then with our backpacks and equipment hike the greenbelt blue trail to pouch camp. If you are planning on attending the November 17-19 Backpacking Trip to pouch Camp please bring Permission slip and $25.00 payment to the Troop meeting this week. (Click here to download Permission)


NO MEETING THIS WEEK Alpine Palisades Hike Camping Trip October 27th, 28th, & 29th 2017

The Troop will be tent camping at Alpine Scout for the weekend. We will be Hiking the Palisades Long Path Historic Trail on Saturday from Fort Lee to Alpine Scout Camp

  • [ ] We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon around 4:30 PM.
  • [ ] Scouts and Adults Must Wear “Hiking Boots & Socks”” for Saturday
  • [ ] Bring your own snack/sandwich dinner for Friday evening.
  • [ ] Bring a Day Pack for Hike with the 10 Essentials
  • [ ] Must have Nalgene’s / Canteens for ample water on the Hike
  • [ ] Patrols will be Patrol Cooking. (Except lunch on Saturday-Adults provide on trial)
  • [ ] Bring a mess kit (Cup, Knife, Fork Spoon, & Bowl or Dish)
  • [ ] Pack appropriately for the weather (rain gear, warm enough Jacket/hat) using the Camping Personal Checklist. (on Troop web site)
  • [ ] If you have any questions regarding the Trip, contact your Patrol Leader and/or one of the Senior Patrol Leaders.

We could use the help from a couple of Parents to assist with transportation-  on Saturday morning at 8:00 from alpine to Fort Lee.

Alpine Scout Camp, 441 US-9W, Alpine, NJ 07620

Scouts completing the hike and answering the questionere will earn the Palisades Historic Trail Award.

Scouts if you need additional information contact your Patrol Leaders or one of the Senior Patrol Leaders


UPCOMING EVENTS

Weekend of October 27, 28 & 29 2017

Alpine Camping Trip-Historic Trail Hike

The Troop will be Tent Camping at Alpine Scout Camp for the weekend and will hike the Historic Palisades Trail. Patrols will be Patrol cooking with the exception of Lunch on Saturday which will be provided on the hike. Scouts and Scouters completing the Hike will earn the Historic Trails Award. The cost of the Trip will be $30.00 permission slips will be available at link: Permission Slip For Alpine Trip Cut -Off Date for payment and slip Oct. 20

 

Saturday November 4, 2017

Scouting for Food – Community Service Event

Troop 37 will be participating in Class A Uniform and cover a 3 hour shift from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Stop & Shop Supermarket, 1441 Richmond Ave., Staten Island, NY. During this time, the members of the unit will hand entering shoppers a flyer and ask them to purchase non-perishable goods to donate upon exiting the store.  All goods donated will support Saint Teresa’s Food Pantry, and will be given directly to Staten Island’s needy for the Holiday season. Service time will be credited towards advancement or other requirements.   

 

Sunday November 5, 2017

Troop 37 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Sunday, November 5th is our annual Pancake Breakfast and Basket Bash 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 4th beginning at 6:00 PM in the gym. Please make every effort to have your son help set up. On Sunday November 5th 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. More to Follow

 

 

Friday November 10, 2017

Veterans Day Ceremony

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 10, 2017 at Corporate Park 900 South Avenue, Staten Island. The ceremony will last about 20 minutes. We have been invited to a complimentary breakfast at Hampton Inn immediately following. Everyone is welcome to attend. Class A uniforms – Cleaned and pressed – Look sharp, Shoes or Boots – no sneakers “Slides”, or sport shoes. Please arrive no later than 8:30 am This event counts as Community Service for Rank Advancement

 

Weekend of November 17, 18 & 19 2017

Backpacking Trip to Pouch Camp

The weekend of Friday November 17th is our annual Backpacking Trip to Pouch Camp.  It’s one of the most exciting and fun trips we have. On Friday night we all come to the meeting at regular time with our packs already packed. We wake up the next morning for breakfast and then with our backpacks and equipment hike the greenbelt blue trail to pouch camp. More to Follow


Troop Meeting Friday October 20, 2017

Scouts working on Religious Emblems will me at 6:30 prior to the regular Troop meeting

Regular Troop Meeting begins at 7:30 PM Class A Uniform

This week Scout Skills Instruction we will work on Hiking Skills / Safety. We will also be prepping for the Alpine Hike-Camping Trip Oct. 27, 28 & 29

Cut -Off Date for $30 and Permission Slip For Alpine Trip  Due this week

 

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM please be on time.

Senior Patrol should arrive no later than 7:15.

Service Patrol:  Howling Coyotes please arrive early to set up LCH.  

Honor Patrol: Sly Foxes Opening and Closing

 

Knot of the Month” is Taught Line Hitch. You should also know the knots of the previous months (Square Knot, Two Half Hitches). Be Prepared!  Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”? Check out Taught Line animated knot link:

http://www.animatedscoutknots.com/tautline_hitch.html