Welcome to our new home on the web! We have been serving the boys in our area for over 58 years and are looking forward to many more. We strive towards the Boy Scout objectives of developing character, citizenship and personal fitness.
Services to the Community
Scouts from Troop 37 assisted in the preparations for an Interfaith Passover Seder hosted by St. Teresa Church. The Scouts set up tables and chairs, tablecloths and place settings. They even assisted in placing the Seder feast on each table which consisted of egg, mixed fruit, unleavened bread, wine, bitter herbs, and shank bone of the Passover lamb. They also learned the significance of each item and the reason for the Seder meal, the prayers, and Passover.
Troop 37 Scouts assisted with Cardinal Dolan’s Prayer Service and visit tonight at St. Teresa’s Church.
The Scouts and Adults equipped with electronic glow sticks and wearing reflective vests assisted by directing the parking of attendees vehicles from various Parishes.
On April 6, 2013, twenty five volunteers, including members of the Grasmere Civic Association, members from Boy Scout Troop 37 and other concerned citizens undertook a herculean effort to clean up Whitney Woods. They were able to remove a huge amount of trash and debris from the woods, including bags, bottles and cans, car parts, half a dozen car tires, another half dozen shopping carts, an old dish washer and yes, even two kitchen sinks! Pictured above are Troop 37 Scouts Brain Zhong, Raymond Modolo, Michael Rodriguez, Peter Liu and Assistant Scoutmaster Paul Liu.
Source- Grasmere Civic Association Newsletter
We meet Friday evenings 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Saint Teresa’s Church in the Lower Church Hall from September to June. Unless otherwise posted on this web site. Directions to Saint Teresa’s Church
Boy Scout Troop 37 was first chartered in 1954 and celebrated its 58th anniversary in 2012. The Troop is proud of its more than 85 Eagle Scouts and of consistently earning each year the National Quality Unit Award.
The leadership of Boy Scout Troop 37 is provided by the Patrol Leaders Council (PLC), which consists of the Senior Patrol Leader, the Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders, the Patrol Leaders and the Assistant Patrol Leaders from each patrol. The PLC meets annually to plan the program for the year and then twice each month to plan the details of campouts and meeting activities. In short, the Scouts run the Troop.
The Scoutmaster and the Assistant Scoutmasters, who are uniformed and B.S.A. trained, provide the adult guidance and mentoring. Most of these adults are former trained Cub Scout leaders. There is also the Troop Parents Committee, which supports the Troop, and is made up of parents of the Scouts and adult volunteers, who in some cases, are former Troop 37 Scouts. The Committee meets monthly as noted on the Troop calendar. The meetings are open and attendance is encouraged by all parents and other interested adults.
Our program strives to achieve the Aims of Scouting: character development, citizenship training, and mental & personal fitness.
The emphasis of Troop 37’s program is on outdoor activities and advancement through the various Scouting ranks. We have a strong outdoor program that includes camping, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, skiing/snowboarding and swimming. The Troop goes camping once a month from September to June (except December) and attends one week of summer camp in July. Troop Scouts and Adults have gone to Philmont High Adventure Camp, National Jamborees, Council and District Camporees. The Troop has had weekend camping trips to Vermont, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Gettysburg and many local Scout camps.
Along the way, the Scouts earn badges and advance in rank, and have a lot of fun doing so. Two annual, and much anticipated, family trips each year are our Troop Canoe Trip along the Delaware Water Gap and our Troop Ski Trip to Bellaire Mountain, which all Troop family members are invited to attend. The Friday evening program includes Scout skills, rank advancement, merit badges, games, inter-patrol activities, guest speakers and specialty nights.
Troop 37 dues are $100.00 per Scout per year. The dues cover the BSA National membership, annual registration fee, insurance fees, Boys Life subscription, uniform advancement/badges insignia and the purchase and maintenance of the Troop camping equipment and supplies. Individual activities may have fees associated with them. If so, Scouts and their parents will be notified well in advance. Individual fees for all weekend camping trips and activities are paid by each Scout as he attends each event. There are also fund raising events, such as the Pancake Breakfast and Troop Car Washes, in which the Scouts can participate to raise funds to be used for summer camp attendance.
Any boy between the ages of 11 years old, or has completed the fifth grade, or is less than 17 years old is welcome to join the Boy Scouts of America regardless of race, religion, or creed. To find out more, stop by any meeting or call or email to our Troop 37 Committee Chairperson Joseph Lattanzio at 917-833-0273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.