Yearly Archives: 2014

Merry Christmas Troop 37 Family!



Linus Van Pelt: “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'”

Linus Van Pelt: That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

Please enjoy a safe and Merry Christmas!



This Friday, December 19th 2014

Come celebrate the holiday spirit at Troop 37′s Annual Christmas Pizza – Party. It is being held at:


Zion Lutheran Church Hall

505 Watchogue Road

7:30 – 9:00pm.


No Uniforms wear something festive!!!


Each person attending is asked to bring one food item from the list below which will be donated to the St Teresa’s Food Pantry


The below items are suggested by the Food Pantry:
Betty Crocker Vanilla / Choc Cake Mix
Betty Crocker  Vanilla / Chocolate Icing
Pennsylvania Dutch Noodles (large)
Bumble Bee White Tuna in Water
Cheerios, Fruit Loops, & Apple Jacks Cereal
Chef Boyardee Ravioli / Spaghetti
Cup of Soup
Orange / Strawberry Jello
Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Skippy Peanut Butter (medium)
Tetley Tea (box of 48)
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese


Senior Patrol please be sure to arrive by 7:00 pm for setup

Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetary – A job well done!

Arlington National Cemetary 2014

Arlington National Cemetary 2014

On our way to the section we had selected for laying wreaths, we encountered an Air Force major and three members of the Civil Air Patrol who had been tasked with offloading an entire 18-wheeler stacked floor-to-ceiling, and wall-to-wall with cases of wreaths. He was profoundly grateful for our offer to assist.

The boys took turns working on the truck, as the rest either grabbed boxes of wreaths off the back, or broke down and stacked the empties on pallets, all while going out and laying wreaths on the graves.

They worked quietly and diligently throughout. When a colonel came by and complimented the major on the smooth and efficient operation, he replied that the credit belonged to the thirty scouts and leaders who offered to help and just started working. As they stood watching in admiration, the major told the colonel that he wished his lieutenants in training were as self-motivated as these scouts. The colonel suggested he tell them on Monday morning, then got in on helping to offload the truck.

The boys from both troops were terrific, and several assisted elderly vets in laying wreaths on the graves of fallen comrades. Words cannot express how proud we are of every one of you guys.

For more photos click here…

Gerard Nadal

Assistant Scoutmaster/Troop Chaplain


The Troop will be Cabin Camping at William B. Snyder Scout Camp for the weekend and participating on Saturday in Wreaths Across America at Arlington Cemetery                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Camp William B. Snyder, 6100 Antioch Road, Haymarket, VA, 20169, (571) 248-4904

We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon (12/12/14) meet there at 4:30 PM

You must wear FULL Class A Uniform and boots and be sure to bring a Cup to drink out of.

Scouts should pack for this trip using a soft duffle or gym bag rather than backpacks to save on space for loading vehicles.

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

  • [ ] Sandwich for Friday night
  • [ ] Hat
  • [ ] Gloves
  • [ ] Insulated long underwear/ underarmour
  • [ ] Heavy Jacket [ ] Raingear
  • [ ] Hiking Boots -A Must-
  • [ ] Extra socks
  • [ ] Cup for drinking (hot chocolate)
  • [ ] Sleeping Bag ( pad or air mattress)
  • [ ] Day pack/String Pack for Hike
  • [ ] Water Bottle or canteen
  • [ ]10 Essentials
  • [ ] Scout Handbook
  • [ ] Money for the Trading Post/ Gift shop

If you have not turned in a permission slip you can printout one (click here to download permission slip)
Link to Flyer about Trip

                                                 NEXT WEEK
Troop 37 Christmas Party Friday Dec. 19, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Hall

Patrol Leaders need to obtain a headcount ASAP including how many parents and siblings are attending for food order. Report counts back to Senior Patrol

December 5th – Merit Badge Meeting

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

Merit Badge Meeting

This Friday will be our merit badge meeting. Scouts are encouraged to bring any and all materials or workbooks that they need for their merit badges.

Please BE PREPARED to work on a Merit Badge.

Merit Badge workbooks and requirements/ information can be obtained at Merit Badge Research Center

All Merit Badge Books from the Troop library must be signed out, and please make sure to return any Merit Badge Books when finished.

Troop Librarians please arrive early to set up

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

Honor Patrol: Rattlesnakes

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

Knot of the Month” is BOWLINE. You also need to know the knots of the previous months

Know your Knots – September = Square Knot, October = Sheet Bend, November = Clove Hitch,    December = Bowline

Be Prepared! Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge

Wreaths Across America Trip, Cradle of Liberty (Trip Information Flyer)

Payment and permission slips due *** CUT OFF DATE FRIDAY Dec 5th***

Friday, Dec 12th – 14th: Wreaths Across America Trip, Arlington Cemetery, Virginia.  

We must know if you are attending Trip to Arlington Cemetery for cabin camping.

The trip is on December 12, 13, & 14, with a cost of $ 40 per person.

If you plan on attending you must turn in your PERMISSION FORM (click here to download permission slip) and payment. This is the only meeting before the trip to prepare. We need a confirmation Yes or No headcount for planning menus and arranging for drivers.

Nov. 28, 2014 – No Meeting – Happy Thanksgiving!

This Friday there will be no meeting due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. We hope everyone in our Troop 37 Family have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. Thanksgiving






Friday, Dec. 5th :

  • 6:30pm – Green Bar- PLC Meeting
  • 7:30pm – Regular Troop Meeting
  • Wreaths Across America, Cradle of Liberty (Trip Information Flyer)– Payment and permission slips due *** CUT OFF DATE  FRIDAY Dec 5th***

  Friday, Dec 12th – 14th: Wreaths Across America Trip, Arlington Cemetery, Virginia.   We must know if you are attending our Camping Trip Arlington Cemetery for cabin camping. The trip is on December 12, 13, & 14, with a cost of $ 40 per person. If you plan on attending you must turn in your PERMISSION FORM(click here to download permission slip)and payment. This is the only meeting before the trip to prepare. We need a confirmation Yes or No headcount for planning menus and arranging for drivers.

Nov. 21, 2014 – Regular Troop Meeting

Update: Are you working on Citizenship in the World Merit Badge? Have you completed Requiremen​t 7.c [visit with a student from another country]?  No? Well, you’re in luck.  Life Scout Ben Lattanzio’s family is hosting an Italian High School Exchange Student who will be attending tonight’s meeting.  Here is your chance to complete that requirement, so be sure to bring your worksheet or paper and a pen/pencil and be prepared to take notes.

Friday at 6:30pm we will be having a Religious Emblem meeting followed by our regular Troop meeting @ 7:30PM in Lower Church Hall of St. Teresa.

Scouts should be in Full Class A Uniform with their handbooks to have an rank requirements signed off from last weekend’s hike.

Saturday, Nov. 22nd, 2014: 9am to 4pm, we will be offering “CPR and First Aid skills for civilian first responders” course (click here to download flyer) conducted by Mr. Nadal, Mrs. Nuccio, Mr. Mendez and Mrs. Coriasco (Mr. Mendez’s Spouse).

Cost is a special discounted price of $55 per person. Lunch will be provided. Be sure to invite you family and friends.

Backpacking Trip to Pouch Camp

This Friday November 14th 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. (use attached Checklist) No Uniforms.  We distribute all our food and equipment by Patrols and then into everyone’s pack. (We are not bringing Patrol Boxes) Next we will have a shakedown inspection of everyone’s equipment and pack. We then watch a movie hang out have some snacks and that night we sleep over in the lower church hall.  We wake up the next morning have bagels and OJ for breakfast and then hike the greenbelt blue trail to pouch camp. When we arrive at Pouch Camp we drop our packs eat lunch have some patrol competitions, some training, hang out, and then have a campfire. On Saturday night we sleep over in lean-tos so there are no tents to set up or take down and the next morning sometime after breakfast we hike back to the shed. Expect cooler temperatures this weekend so pack accordingly. Be sure to bring water bottles, cup, a bowl, and a spoon to eat with.

New to the Calendar: CPR and First Aid skills for civilian first responders.
Click here to download flyer
DATE: Saturday, November 22, 2014
TIME: 9:00 – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: St. Theresa- Lower Church Hall
*Lunch included*

Coast Guard ensures safety for 2014 NYC Marathon

Mike Di Trani, command security officer at U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York and Troop 37 Scoutmaster, debriefs members of the Coast Guard Police Department, Maritime Safety and Security Team New York, Coast Guard Investigative Service, Sector New York and Coast Guard Auxiliary after the last group of runners cross the start line of the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon on Fort Wadsworth, Nov. 2, 2014. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ann Marie Gorden

For the Coast Guard, the marathon isn’t just a one day event. Mike Di Trani, command security officer at Coast Guard Sector New York spent the last six months mapping out security detail. – Click here to read more…

Friday, Nov. 7th – Greenbar and Regular Troop Meeting and more…

This Friday we begin with our Greenbar meeting, so all Greenbar members need to be in Lower Church Hall at 6:30pm and have their meetings ideas for this month for a lively conversation.

The Troop meeting begins @ 7:30pm. All scouts should be in Class “A” Uniform and have their handbooks.

 Pouch Camp Backpacking Trip: (Pouch_Hike_2014_permissionslip)

Signed permission slip and $25.00 payment must be submitted at this Friday’s meeting in order to attend trip. We need to have an accurate headcount in order to plan and purchase enough backpacking meals.

Don’t forget about “The Ten Essentials” which can be found here. (THE 10 ESSENTIALS)

M. Fabisenski Eagle Project – Nov. 8th and 9th: (Mike Fabisenski Eagle Project Flyer)

WHEN: Nov 8 and 9, 2014 starting @ 8:30 AM with breakfast.

WHERE: Westerleigh Park @ the Bandstand.

WHAT: For The Friends of Westerleigh Park, we will:

1. On Saturday [Nov 8], we will scrape & prepare to paint the Bandstand floor, columns, rail & ceiling.

2. On Sunday [Nov 9], we will paint the Bandstand floor grey and paint its columns, rail & ceiling white.

Scouting for Food: We will be meeting at the Key Food Supermarket on Manor Road at 9am to collect food donations for local food banks. The cub scouts will be taking over at 12 noon.