Matthew Bilotto


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.


NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK Junior Leader Training Camping Trip Friday September 28, 2017

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, 2017

 

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

 

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

 

PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS IN DETAIL:

 

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****

 

 


Meeting Friday, September 22, 2017- 7:30 PM

Friday night’s meeting will be working on Knife and Axe Safety and also going to be a preparation of Troop Equipment for Junior Leader Training (JLT).  Class A Uniform –Board of Reviews will also be conducted – If you need one be sure to bring your Scout Handbook.

 

“Knot of the Month” is Two Half Hitches- Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”?  Check out animated link to Two Half Hitches http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Two_Half_Hitches

Junior Leader Training (JLT) We will also be getting a headcount for JLT trip on weekend of Sep. 29 – Oct. 01. JLT Training is the leadership training given to all the youth leaders (1st Class and above) in their troop. If you were invited to attend JLT please fill out and turn in permission slip (link to form) along with payment of $30.00 Please be sure to turn in your completed Leadership Application Forms at Troop meeting if you are looking for a position. (link to form)

Service Patrol: Roaring Tigers please arrive early to set up.

Honor Patrol:   Sly Foxes – Opening and closing ceremony

 


Friday, September 8, 2017 Troop 37 Meeting – Registration Night

Welcome back! We hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe summer vacation.

We will be conducting our first meeting this Friday, September 8, 2017 in lower church hall at 7:30pm.  Class A uniforms will be the dress for the night.

Parents are asked to attend registration.

Please note our Registration Fees.

$100 for one child / $175 for two children / $225 for 3 children

Please make checks payable to: ” BSA Troop 37″

Those Scouts who attended Philmont please be sure to return Troop Tents and other equipment at this meeting


Friday, May 26th – Merit Badge Meeting

Merit Badge Meeting

This Friday May 26, 2017, we will be having Merit Badge Meeting in Lower Church Hall @ 7:30pm.  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. 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

Service Patrol:  Blackhawks please arrive early to set up.

Honor Patrol: Roaring Tigers

 “Knot of the Month is Figure Eight.  If you don’t know how to tie it check out the link to the animated Figure Eight knot

http://www.animatedknots.com/fig8_/

 

 

Memorial Day – Monday 05/29/17 as always Troop 37 will be Handing out Flags 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 NE 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 Chase Bank 1480 Forest Avenue – between Marianne Street and Livermore Avenue

To 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. 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 Meeting Friday May 12, 2017

Meeting will start ½ Hour Early at 7:00 PM

 

[ ] Uniform standards are relaxed for this week- Class B UNIFORMS

So they will and clean for Camporee

 

[ ] Patrol Leaders should have all Camporee forms ready to turn in

(Duty Roster, Menu, Flag Description, Skit Form)

 

[ ] Last Chance If you did not pay for the Camporee the Cost is- $30.00 – You also need to turn in a Permission Slip. (on web site) Please turn in to Mr. Tim Lattanzio, Troop Treasurer at the beginning of meeting.

 

The meeting will start at 7:00 PM so please make an effort to be there on time.


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