Yearly Archives: 2017


UPCOMING EVENTS   Recently updated !

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   Recently updated !

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



Court of Honor: Friday, October 13, 2017 7:30 PM Lower Church Hall

This Friday will be a Court of Honor for Troop 37.

A Court of Honor, as the name states, is a ceremony held to present scouts with awards they have earned such as merit badges and rank badges which recognize their achievements.
Scouts should be in Full Class “A“ Uniform with merit badge sashes.
All Parent and Family are encouraged to attend to show their support of their son’s Scouting achievements.
There will be refreshments served immediately following.
Senior Patrol and Screaming Eagles (The Service Patrol) should arrive at 7:00 pm for setup.
Troop 37 Community Service Event -Sunday 10-15-17

The Victory Blvd Merchants Association (VBMA) will be having its annual clean-up day this Sunday, October 15th at 9 a.m. We will be teaming up with local merchants and volunteers from the neighborhood to remove litter and trash between Manor Road and Jewett Avenue. This is a perfect opportunity for Troop 37 to help the many generous merchants who support the Troop with the Pancake Breakfast or with Eagle Projects. Please help out- Parents welcome.
Community Service hours will be credited for Advancement or School
Time: 9 a.m. Date: Sunday October 15, 2017
Meeting Spot: Alfonso’s Pastry Shop, 1899 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314
Wear: Troop 37 Class B-T-shirt Clean up Flyer

REMINDER: Patrol Headcounts for Alpine due to be turned in.


Troop Meeting Friday October 6, 2017

Greenbar / PLC  Meeting at 6:30

Religious Emblem Training at 6:30

This Friday we begin with our Greenbar / PLC meeting,  ALL Greenbar members need to be in the Lower Church Hall at 6:30 PM.

Scouts working on Religious Emblem will meet 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 – review Boy Scout Handbook pages 262-283. All scouts should have their handbooks for Patrol corners.   We will also be prepping equipment for the Alpine / Palisades Historic Trail Hike Camping Trip Oct. 27, 28 & 29

 

REMINDER: Last Year’s Patrol Leaders need to:

[  ] Return their Patrol Boxes at this week’s Meeting.

[  ] Conduct an inventory of their Patrol box and bring completed report and Patrol Box to meeting. Report can be found on Troop web site in the resources section.

 

REMINDER:JLT TENTS- Need to be returned to the Quartermaster

 

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

Honor Patrol: Panthers

 

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTs

Friday, October 13, 2017

Court Of Honor- we be conducting the Fall Court of Honor for our scouts in the Lower Church Hall. A Court of Honor, as the name states, is a ceremony held to present scouts with awards they have earned such as merit badges, rank badges, and other special awards which recognize their achievements.

All Parents are encouraged to attend the Court of Honor.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Troop Meeting-Religious Emblem Training at 6:30 prior to Regular Troop meeting.

 

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 below.  Cut -Off Date for payment and slip October 20

Permission Slip For Alpine Trip


NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK Junior Leader Training Camping Trip Friday September 28, 2017

What is JLT? JLT Training is the leadership training given primarily by the Scoutmaster to all the youth leaders in their troop. ALL Boy Scout troops should conduct the JLT course with every leadership shift—whether it is when the youth get a new troop position or a patrol leadership role.

 

If you have been selected to attend the Troop 37 Junior Leader Training Weekend Meet at Shed 4:30 PM   Friday September 28, 2017

 

We are going to: Buckhorn NY- Mr. G’s Hunting Camp

 

Camping- Sleeping in Tents      Food – Adults are Cooking-No Patrol Cooking

 

PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS IN DETAIL:

 

No Backpacks – Use a soft Bag or Duffle /gym Bag

 

Must Bring [ ]  A Cup to Drink and Eat out of

                    [ ]  Water bottle/ Nalgene (unbreakable type)

                   [ ]  Must Bring a Troop Class B T-shirt (to wear Saturday)

                   [ ]  Hiking Boots / Raingear

                   [ ]  Pack a sandwich/snack for Friday night’s dinner

                    [ ]  Appropriate Clothing (temperatures are going to drop- cooler upstate)

 

**Teams are going to make soda bottle water rockets – bring an empty 2-liter soda bottle(s) if you can****

 

 


Meeting Friday, September 22, 2017- 7:30 PM

Friday night’s meeting will be working on Knife and Axe Safety and also going to be a preparation of Troop Equipment for Junior Leader Training (JLT).  Class A Uniform –Board of Reviews will also be conducted – If you need one be sure to bring your Scout Handbook.

 

“Knot of the Month” is Two Half Hitches- Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”?  Check out animated link to Two Half Hitches http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Two_Half_Hitches

Junior Leader Training (JLT) We will also be getting a headcount for JLT trip on weekend of Sep. 29 – Oct. 01. JLT Training is the leadership training given to all the youth leaders (1st Class and above) in their troop. If you were invited to attend JLT please fill out and turn in permission slip (link to form) along with payment of $30.00 Please be sure to turn in your completed Leadership Application Forms at Troop meeting if you are looking for a position. (link to form)

Service Patrol: Roaring Tigers please arrive early to set up.

Honor Patrol:   Sly Foxes – Opening and closing ceremony