Matthew Bilotto

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



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.


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

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.


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


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


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:

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


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