Monthly Archives: June 2019

Court of Honor-Friday, June 28, 2019 at 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. We also have medals and patches to give out for the Philadelphia Trip and Camp-O-Ree.   The special, year-end awards of Rookie of the Year, Advancement of the Year and Scout of the Year will also be presented.

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 should arrive at 7:00 pm for setup.


REMINDER: Summer Camp medicals are (over)due to be turned in. Also, final payment for Hawk Mountain is due.

We also need to know if Parents are attending:

1-   Breakfast in Pennsylvania on Sunday July 14th  ($12 for parents and siblings)

2-   Chicken Dinner on Friday Evening July 2019th ($10 for parents and siblings)

If you plan on attending the breakfast or dinner please make payment on Friday so we have an accurate head count.

Troop 37 Annual Family-Alumni Canoe Trip June 21-23

Please meet at the shed Friday at 4:30 PM sharpWe are leaving at 5:00 PM. Take note of the following:

–         Bring a sandwich or something for Friday night’s dinner.

–         Make sure you turned in Liability form signed by a Parent

–          Pack using a duffle bag or soft pack NO Frame BACKPACKS (save space)

–         Bring old sneakers or water shoes for canoeing that won’t fall off –NOT Sandals.

–         Bring a wide brim hat / Sunscreen/ sun block for sun protection.

–         Bring a cup – You won’t need a mess kit.

–         Bring a towel. 

–         Camp Chair to sit in

–         Appropriate Clothing Sweatshirt / Raingear

–         We will be sleeping in either tents or lean-tos so bring sleeping bag/ air mattress or pad.

–         A Small String bag with Ziploc bag inside or waterproof bag to tie onto canoe for belongings while on river

Troop 37 Court of Honor- Friday, June 28 at 7:30 pm– all outstanding Hawk Mountain payments are due- Registration Fees, Breakfast, Chicken Dinner.

Flag Retirement Ceremony- this Friday, June 14, 2019

Our weekly Troop Meeting will be at the Camp-O-Ree Field (across from the JCC) at 6:30 where we will be attending the annual Flag Retirement Ceremony.  Please wear your Class A uniform.

Car Wash

The third and final opportunity to defray the cost of summer camp will take place this Saturday, June 15.  Meet at the shed at 7 am.  If you are not going to the car wash, you should be going to:

Benton Adelkopf’s Eagle Project 

Starts at 8:30 on Saturday morning.  Please see the attached flyer (here).

Hawk Mountain Medicals– are now overdue. 

If you have not handed them in, please contact Mr. Carp to arrange a pickup ASAP.

Upcoming events:

  • June 21-23- Canoe Trip, Ten Mile River.
  • June 28- Troop 37 Court of Honor, 7:30.

Troop News

Parents Committee Meeting- Thursday, June 6 at 7:30 pm in the Parish House (corner of Windsor & Slosson)- the Troop Committee is responsible for conducting the business of the troop, setting policy, budgeting, and helping the Scoutmaster and Scouts with the outdoor program and other planned activities. The committee consists of parent volunteers who fulfill various roles on the committee.  This is an important responsibility and is one area where help is always needed and appreciated.   New parents, this is a good opportunity for you to get involved.

Troop Meeting- Friday, June 7 at 7:30– we will be preparing for the Canoe Trip and doing some work on Advancements.  Please bring your Handbook.  Class B uniforms.

Hawk Mountain Medicals– All medical forms (including Part C signed by a doctor) are due at this Friday’s meeting.  Also, please get your payments in for breakfast on the way to Hawk Mountain ($12 for all non-scouts) and the chicken dinner on Friday, July 19 ($10 for all non-scouts) as soon as possible.

Family Canoe Trip –  June 21-23 at Conklin Farms- Ten Mile River.  LAST CALL. Please see the flyer (here) for details.  All canoers must complete a Liability Release Form found (here)  All scouts must complete a Permission Slip found (here).  All payments are due by this Friday, June 7.

Liam O’Brien’s Eagle Project- Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 am.  See flyer here (here). 

Benton Adelkopf’s Eagle Project- Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 am.  See flyer (here).

Jersey Jam- Our first Troop wide trip next year will be to Jersey Jam on October 4-6.  This looks like it is going to be a lot of fun.  Please see flyer (here).  Although the trip isn’t until October, we need to remit payment by the end of June.  Cost is $50 per person.  Please note that we understand that you may not know now if you can attend this and you will not be precluded from going if you do not pay now, however we would ask whoever knows they can go to pay now to reduce the amount of money the Troop will have to lay out. A permission slip for the tripmay be found (here)