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Troop Meeting Friday November 2, 2018

GREENBAR  will meet at 6:30 PM prior to Troop Meeting. SPL, ASPLs and PLs are all expected to attend

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 so your Class A is clean and pressed for this weekend’s other events. 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 Librarian, please arrive early to set up Library.

Service Patrol:  Screaming Eagles please arrive early to set up LCH.  

Knot of the Month” is the Bowline. You should also know the knots of the previous months (Square Knot, Taught Line Hitch). Be Prepared!  Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”?

Alpine Camping Trip– 11/16-11/18- payment of $30 and completed permission slip (Found Here) MUST BE HANDED IN AT THIS MEETING.


Saturday, November 3, 2018

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 3, 2018

Set Up for Pancake Breakfast

We are scheduled to SETUP for the Pancake Breakfast at St. Teresa Conran Hall on Saturday, Evening November 3rd, starting at 6:00 pm.

Sunday November 4, 2018

Troop 37 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

This is Troop 37’s most important fundraiser of the year and allows us to pay for equipment, subsidize trips, and keep the registration fee low.  As such, we need as many scouts as possible on Sunday to assist in waiting on tables.  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.  Please arrive by 7:15.  Class A uniforms.

No Troop Meeting This Friday, October 19, 2018

Quail Hill Camping Trip- Those attending, please meet at the shed at 4:30 on Friday.

Upcoming events:

Sunday, October 21- Andrew DiCostanzo Eagle Project- see flyer (attached ->)  Andrew DiCostanzo Eagle Project Flyer

Friday, October 26- Court of Honor, 7:30

Saturday, October 27- Day Trip to Adventure Park of Long Island, 1 pm

Friday, November 2- Merit Badge Meeting, 7:30

Saturday, November 3- Scouting for Food, 9 am to noon at Stop & Shop on Richmond Avenue

Saturday, November 3- Pancake Breakfast Set Up- Late afternoon

Sunday, November 4- Troop 37 Pancake Breakfast

Friday, November 9- Regular Troop Meeting, 7:30

Friday, November, November 16- Sunday, November 18- Camping Trip to Alpine Scout Camp.  $30 per person.  Please pay ASAP but no later than Friday, November 2.


Condolence Message & Religious Emblems Information

It is with deep sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Assistant Scoutmaster Joe Smith, loving husband of Darlene and father of Troop 37 Eagle Scout Justin Smith. Joe and Darlene were always involved with our troop and he will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Smith family during this difficult time and may Joe always rest in peace.  


Religious Emblems

Just a reminder the Catholic Religious Emblems, the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII classes will begin at our next scout meeting. All scouts interested in earning these awards must attend this important meeting on October 12th at 6:30 PM in the Lower Church Hall. Please make sure that you purchase the appropriate book at the scout store prior to the meeting and bring a pen as well. If you have any questions please contact Steve Jerome at 718-619-6484.

NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK Junior Leadership Training Camping Trip Friday, September 28, 2018

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, 2018


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


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




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****



Troop Meeting Flag Retirement 6/8/18

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Calendar/Scheduled Meeting Change:

Please Note Both Time and Location

Troop Meeting 7:00 PM June 8, 2018 at Pouch Camp – Flag Retirement Ceremony

This Friday we will muster up for the meeting at 6:45 PM at Pouch Camp Camporee Field across from JCC –Class A Uniforms. We will be participating in the Flag Retirement Ceremony. Please be on time ceremony starts at 7:00

Please note meeting is starting a ½ hour earlier and being held at Pouch Camp Camporee Field.

If you are attending Troop Canoe Trip{Canoe Trip Flier 2018} please bring payment and signed forms Liability Form {Liability Waiver 2018Permission Slip {Permission Slip Canoe Trip 2018}

Please turn in Summer Camp Medical Forms

Troop Meeting Friday, May 25th

This Friday, May 25, 2018, we will be having a regular meeting in Lower Church Hall @ 7:30 pm.  All scouts are to be in Class B uniform Troop T-Shirts to allow Class A uniform to be clean for the Memorial Day Parade. We will be going thru tents and equipment from camporee and also small group will go over to Parish House to put the furniture back.

Saturday 05/26/18 Flags on Graves of Veterans 10:00 am Blank Tombstone Clipart Memorial day clipart

Ocean View Cemetery 3315 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY Request that Scouts help to honor those who served. Parents and siblings welcome. Meet at the cemetery main entrance parking lot Class A Uniform. It takes less than an hour.


Memorial Day – Monday 05/28/18 as a long-standing tradition Troop 37 will be Handing out Flags to spectators at the Staten Island Memorial Day Parade on Forest Avenue along the Parade route just prior to the start of the Parade. Look Sharp “Class A” Uniform. We will meet at 11:20 AM at the N/E Corner of Forest Avenue and Hart Boulevard. Bring a Water Bottle. We need your help we have a couple thousand Flags to hand out. We are usually done at 1:00 PM. Pickup location upon completion will be at the Chase Bank 1480 Forest Avenue – between Marianne Street and Livermore Avenue many, Memorial Day, the federal U.S. holiday that takes place every year on the last Monday of May, is just another excuse for a three-day weekend. It’s also known as the day that marks the official start of summer and as a day devoted to getting great deals at the mall or online. However, the true meaning of Memorial Day goes far beyond barbecues and mattress sales.

The holiday began after the Civil War, and at that time was known as “Decoration Day.” While it was originally founded to honor the soldiers who died in the Civil War, today, Memorial Day is a day to honor all of the Americans who have died in military service.

Americans should take a moment from their day of celebration and leisure to reflect on the brave sacrifices of those who have given their lives for this great nation

And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

-Lee Greenwood

Troop 37 Annual Family & Alumni Canoe Trip

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Friday, June 22, Through Sunday, June 24, 2018

Ten Mile River –Conklin Farms- Tent Camping

{Click here to download Full Flyer}

The required Liability Form {Click Here} MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EACH PERSON CANOEING and signed by Parents of those under 18 years of age and Permission Slip {Click Here} for all Scouts

All payments, Signed Permission Slips, and Release of Liability forms must be returned No Later than June 8, 2018, for us to reserve canoes, purchase food, and arrange for transportation


Camporee- Friday May 4, 2018- Sunday May 6

Troop 37 – it’s all up to you!!! Be Prepared!!

Those attending the Camporee on May 4-6, 2018 at Pouch Camp please be at the Camporee Field by 4:30 P.M. (Manor Road across from the JCC).

[ ] Make sure you are Wearing Boots and in Full “Class A” Uniform including Scout Socks. (they will check)

[ ] Everyone should pack your Backpack accordingly, waterproofed, and be prepared for the checklist inspection (Link) at the check-in.

[ ] Pack A sandwich for Friday night’s dinner

[ ] Have a water bottle with water at check-in

[ ] Pack the 10 Essentials

[ ] Pack a Bandanna or Handkerchief for the First aid station.

[ ] Remember to Pack your “Class B” Troop T-shirt (Need it Saturday)

and most importantly don’t forget your [ ] Scout Spirit

Patrol Leaders be sure to bring: [ ] Rosters and [ ] Menus [ ] Patrol Flags

[ ] Have a Patrol Cheer, Yell, or Call [ ] Patrol Chuck Boxes and metal Legs.

[ ] a String Bag Pack, Pen,

If you have any questions, please contact your Patrol Leader or SPL.

Diagonal Lashing Links:

Square Lashing:

Sheer Lashing:

Troop Meeting Friday and Parents Committee Meeting

Troop Parents Committee Meeting Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:30 PM

REMINDER: We will be having our monthly Troop 37 Parents Committee Meeting Tomorrow April 5, 2018, @ 7:30 PM at the Parish House. (White house on the corner of Slosson Ave. and Windsor Road by big School parking lot) WE NEED PARENTS TO BE INVOLVED!!!!

Troop Meeting Friday April 6, 2018

This week’s meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM. Uniform standards will be relaxed Class B – Activity Uniform (Troop T-shirt). Please Be sure to bring your Scout Handbook to the meeting.


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

All Senior Patrol Members & All Patrol Leaders are required to attend


Quail Hill Camping Trip April 20-23 Manalapan NJ -Tents PLEASE Pay for Trip $30 this week (Permission-Quail Hill tent18)


Troop Fleece Order- Last Call-Please get your Troop Fleece order form into Mr. Liu / Mr. Tim Lattanzio. The consolidated order will be submitted this week. Last chance to get one. (Fleece Order Form)


“Knot of the Month” is Tripod lashing- You also will need to know the knots of the previous months (Square, Sheet Bend, Clove Hitch, Two Half Hitches, Taught-line Hitch, Bowline). Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”? Check out the animated link to Tripod lashing


Patrol Leaders

[ ] Patrol Leaders inspect your Patrol Boxes and ensure they are ready

[ ] Patrol Leaders Have menu ideas ready and your preliminary Patrol headcount for Quail Hill


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

Honor Patrol: Black Hawks

Passing of Anne R. Fairchild

It is with regret to inform you that Anne R. Fairchild (Nee Caccavo), age 85, of Westerleigh, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2018, at Seaview Nursing Home. She was the beloved mother of Dr. Phyllis Brown and her husband, Ed (Assistant Scoutmaster); cherished grandmother of Troop 37 Alumni Edward, Matthew, and Brendan. Funeral from the Matthew Funeral Home, Inc., 2508 Victory Boulevard, on Wednesday at 8:45 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Teresa’s R.C. Church at 9:30 am. Interment to follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 6 to 9 pm and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.

Troop Meeting Friday February 23, 2018

Uniform standards are relaxed this week, so we will be wearing Class B T-Shirts for this week’s meeting, this will allow for our Class A Uniforms to be clean and ready for the Battleship New Jersey trip on Saturday.

Knot of the Month is the Square Lashing

CHECK OUT the Animated Square Lashing link:

Battleship New Jersey Sleepover Trip Saturday February 24, 2018

We are meeting at the shed on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 PM. Please be sure to read what to bring and NOT to bring. Please also be sure to read the PREBOARDING PROCEDURES EMAIL sent by Scoutmaster.

                                                                  What to Bring

  • Wear Class A Uniform

• Sleeping bag or blanket, a sheet and a pillow. Compartments are heated and air conditioned, but variations exist. Be guided by the weather. Bring weather-appropriate sleepwear. The Battleship provides only a mattress.

• Any personal gear that may go adrift should be marked with the owner’s name.

Bring only soft carrying bags, as small as possible. No hard framed backpacks, hard luggage, luggage carts or school bag wheelies.

• Flashlight with fresh batteries

• Still camera for pictures (no video cameras)

• Face cloth, towel, dental care products, prescription medicines, personal toiletries.

• If desired, a padlock with key or combination for your locker.

• Playing cards, small board games, etc.

• Money for souvenirs and snacks


What NOT to Bring

• Alcohol and illegal substances, chewing gum or tobacco, pets, fishing gear.

• Fireworks, firearms, pocketknives and Leatherman-type tools, pliers and screwdrivers.

Anyone caught using tools to remove or deface ship items will be prosecuted.

• Smoking below decks is not permitted at any time. Smoking by adults is permitted only on the elevator platform ONLY when smoking lamp is lit.

• Audio devices such as a Ipod, CD or MP3 players, or radios.

Cell phones do not work well below decks. The noise level below decks can be high and everyone needs to be able to hear announcements for safety and organizational purposes so it is helpful to minimize local noise. No headphones.

• Air mattresses are prohibited.

• “Roller sneakers” are strictly prohibited as they are a serious safety hazard. Safe, comfortable footwear is strongly