Matthew Bilotto


AIDAN O’BRIEN’S EAGLE SCOUT LEADERSHIP PROJECT

Where:​Silver Lake Park (Eddy Street & Victory Blvd. entrance)
(across from the blue building in the gazebo area)

When: ​April 15, 2017

Time:​​ 8:00 am
Project: ​The project will consist of clearing the over grown brush along two
​​cement staircases, scrapping and painting the railings of the staircases,
​​painting the park benches in the area, and painting the columns of the
​​gazebo that is there. Since the project consists of working with dirt ​​​and brush and painting, please wear old clothing and bring work ​​​gloves if you have them.

Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Please let me know if you will be able to attend. You can text/call me at (347) 729-5314 or e-mail me at aidan_obrien2@aol.com

Thank you in advance for your support.


Friday, April 14, 2017 Good Friday- No Troop Meeting

This Friday, April 14,2017 – is Good Friday and there will not be a Troop meeting.
To our Scouting Families, we hope you celebrate this Easter with a heart filled with love and peace. Have a blessed and wonderful Easter!
Happy Easter!

REMINDER Saturday April 15, 2017
Eagle Project- Aidan O’Brien
Silver Lake Park 9:00 AM meet near Forest Avenue entrance to Park
Project hours will credit Conservation requirements. As a Troop 37 Scout it is your responsibility to assist your fellow scouts.

UPCOMING EVENTs

Friday April 21- Regular Troop meeting

Saturday April 22Hammer and Saw Day at Pouch 9:00 A.M.
We Need 50% of Troop members to show up for Camporee Points

Friday April 28-30Boston Freedom Trail Trip Still some room if you want to attend Trip is $65.00 which will include all lodging, transportation, meals, museum & US Constitution costs. Scouts attending will earn the Freedom Trail Medal/Historic Trails Award. Still some room if you want to attend


Saturday March 11th, EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR Saint Teresa’s Conran Hall 1634 Victory Boulevard

All Scouts are expected to attend.

 

The Troop will be conducting an Eagle Court of Honor for Joseph Esposito, Steven Kaht, and Peter Liu. As a Troop 37 Scout it is your duty to attend and Honor your fellow Scouts achievements. Those not attending must notify Mr. DiTrani why – prior to ceremony.

Please be in Class A Uniform with Merit badge sashes and arrive no later than 7:15 PM. Parents and family are invited. Refreshments will be served immediately following.

 

Set-up and practice for Color Guard / COH in Conran Hall @ 4:00pm – Please help out


Friday March 10, 2017 WEBELOS Crossover Ceremony

 

The WEBLOS Scouts are crossing over to be welcomed into Troop 37. The Meeting is starting at 7:30PM. Meet at the lower church hall in complete Class “A” Uniform

 

The Knot of the Month is the “Timber Hitch” practice tying it.

Animated link below to how to tie a Timber Hitch http://www.animatedknots.com/timber/

 

Black Hawks are the Service Patrol -please arrive by 7:15

 

Be sure to bring your Boy Scout Handbook to the meeting so we can record advancement requirements that were completed.

 


Troop Meeting Friday February 3, 2017

Greenbar Meeting prior to at: 6:30

This Friday February 3 2017, NO UNIFORMS Uniform standards are relaxed this week–so wear your favorite T-Shirt. This way your Uniforms will be cleaned / pressed and looking sharp for Scout Sunday February 5th at 10:00 AM Mass and the 11:45 Breakfast at the Staaten. At the meeting, we will be working on Map & Compass Skills.  Bring a Compass to the meeting.

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

Honor Patrol: Black Hawks

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

http://www.animatedknots.com/lashshear/#ScrollPoint

SCOUT SUNDAY REMINDER

This year’s Scout Sunday mass will be held this Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.  Scouts are requested to assemble in the Lower Church Hall in full Class A uniforms no later than 9:30 a.m. The cost of the breakfast, remains the same as last year, $25.00 per person regardless of age. All current scouts attending are FREE and will be paid for by the troop. Parents If you have not paid for your tickets yet, please make arrangements with Mr. T. Lattanzio this Friday

Troop Fleeces will be issued at this week’s meeting-If you have a compass

 

February 10th Valley Forge Trip Cancelled by the Organizers.

 

February 24th Order of the Arrow (OA) Elections

OA Scouting’s National Honor Society

 

March 3rd TMR- Winter Blast Trip Need to know if attending.. $40 per Scout… Limited Space.


Merry Christmas

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree”

                                                                                                                 –Roy L. Smith

NO Troop Meeting -Friday December 23, 2016

NO Troop Meeting -Friday December 30, 2016

Next Troop Meeting Friday January 6, 2016

The Monthly Theme: Winter Camping

Knot of the Month: Taught Line Hitch

Green Bar Meeting at 6:30


Troop Meeting- Friday, December 9, 2016

This week’s Troop Meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM. All Scouts should be dressed in Class A Uniform and “Be Prepared” for an inspection. We will be working on First Aid skills. Please review Boy Scout Handbook – First Aid Chapter 4, starting on pg. 125 and be sure to bring your handbook to the meeting. (Patrol Points). The password to know this week is “Topographic”.

 

Religious Emblems- Scouts working on Pope Pious Emblem will meet at LCH at 6:30 PM -prior to Troop meeting. Please be sure to bring your application.

REMINDER All Scout Fleece Jacket order forms need to be submitted this Friday.

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

Honor Patrol: Panthers

 

Knot of the Month is the Diagonal Lashing- Check out the animated knot link: http://www.animatedknots.com/lashdiagonal/#ScrollPoint

The “Know Knot Challenge” will be held for anyone who is ready!

 

REMINDER Save the Date: December 16, 2016


7:30 pm Saturday, November 26th EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR Saint Teresa’s Conran Hall 1634 Victory Boulevard

Eagle

All Scouts are expected to attend.

 

The Troop will be conducting an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Vincent Villani, Robert Jakubowski and Ray Modolo. All Parents, Alumni, Friends, & Supporters of Troop 37 are invited to attend and congratulate our three newest Eagle Scouts. As a Troop 37 Scout it is your duty and obligation to attend and honor your fellow Scouts achievements.

Those not attending must notify Mr. DiTrani why – prior to ceremony.

Please be in Class A Uniform with Merit badge sashes worn over shoulder and arrive no later than 7:10 PM. Parents and family are invited. Refreshments graciously provided by the Eagle Scouts’ families & served courtesy of the Troop 37 Hospitality Committee immediately following ceremony.

Set-up and practice for Color Guard / COH in Conran Hall @ 4:00pm – Please help out.

Upcoming Events

  • Thu. Nov 24th: Happy Thanksgiving
  • Fri. Nov 25th : No Meeting – School Closed
  • Sat. Morning Nov 26th: Service Project Unload Christmas Tree Truck
  • Sat. Nov 26th: Eagle Scout Court of Honor
  • Tue. Dec 1st : Troop Parents Committee Meeting
  • Fri. Dec 2nd: Merit Badge Troop Meeting
  • Fri. Dec 16th: Troop Holiday Party – Zion Lutheran Hall
  • Fri. Dec 23rd: No Meeting – School Closed
  • Sun. Dec 25th: Merry Christmas!
  • Sun. Jan. 1st : New Year’s Day

 


Troop Meeting- Friday, October 28, 2016 Merit Badge Meeting 2

Class A Uniform

This Friday October 28, 2016 will be a Merit Badge Meeting. 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  

      

Search and Rescue

We had a great trip this past weekend with both rain and shine. Scouts who worked on the Search and Rescue Merit badge this past weekend with CERT and the USCG can download the workbook to complete the merit badge. Here is a link to the workbook: https://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/c/c0/Search_%26_Rescue.pdf

 

Service Patrol: Pink Panthers please arrive early to set up.

Honor Patrol: Roaring Tigers

 

Knot of the Month is the Square Lashing- You will need to know this knot when to build your shelter on upcoming Wilderness Survival Weekend on November 18th, 19th, & 20th at Pouch Camp. Check out the animated knot link: http://www.animatedknots.com/lashsquare/#ScrollPoint


Friday, October 7th – Troop Meeting

Greenbar Meeting prior to at: 6:30
This Friday we begin with our Greenbar meeting.  Only Greenbar members need to be in the Lower Church Hall at 6:30 PM.
Regular Troop meeting begins promptly by falling in at 7:30 PM
CLASS B UNIFORMS-(Troop T-Shirts) We will be doing a meeting devoted to Nutrition, Physical Fitness, and Fun Patrol competition games.
Service PatrolHowling Coyotes please arrive early to set up LCH.
Honor Patrol: Blackhawks
CPR Training will be conducted by Mary Lou Coriasco on this coming Saturday October 8, 2016 in Lower Church Hall. Please register with Mary Lou by no later than Wednesday, October 5th.
Click here to download the flyer for contact information- Click here to download the flyer for contact information.
All Scouts are encouraged to participate.  Cost is $10.00.  Participants must preregister to attend.
Fort Wadsworth Camping Trip- October 21, 22, 23, 2016
We will be camping out in Camp Hudson at Fort Wadsworth. We will be working on the Boy Scouts of America “Emergency Preparedness Award” and the Search and Rescue Merit Badge with CERT and be visiting the US Coast Guard. More info to follow. Reserve your spot now -Cost of Trip is $25 “permission-ftwadsworth16” for link to Permission Slip.
[  ]    Patrol Leaders need to inspect their Patrol Boxes and they are ready
[  ]    Patrol Leaders need to conduct Patrol Headcount for Ft. Wadsworth Trip
Knot of the MonthThis month’s knot is the “Square Lash” check out the animated square lash at: http://www.animatedknots.com/lashsquare/#ScrollPoint
It’s right there in the Scout Oath:
“… to keep myself physically strong”
Starting this year, Boy Scouts are required to do just that if they want to advance through Scouting’s ranks.
New Boy Scout requirements that took effect on Jan. 1, 2016, put a greater emphasis on Scouts being physically active. There are new requirements at Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class that require Scouts to do what they love to do: move around a lot. The Personal Fitness merit badge, meanwhile, remains a requirement to earn the Eagle Scout rank.
Where can I find the new Boy Scout requirements?
The BSA has made it easy for you, providing this PDF straight from the new Boy Scout Handbook (which, by the way, is now available). NEW REQUIREMENTS : 524-012_bs_requirements
There’s also this requirements insert (524-012_bs_requirements), which is suitable for printing and including in a previous-generation Handbook.
Merit Badge Books – Anyone who borrowed merit badge books from the Troop Library for summer camp please return them this week. Return books directly to the Troop Librarian “Jarod D” so that he removes your name from the outstanding books list. If you have any Merit Badge Books of your own that you longer need you can donate them to the Troop Library.