Monthly Archives: October 2017


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



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