Matthew Bilotto


Troop Meeting Friday September 21, 2018 – 7:30 pm Uniform Class B

We will continue working on Cooking Requirements. We will also be conducting Boards of Review

Please bring your Scout Handbook

Junior Leader Training– Anyone invited to attend JLT, please have your payment and permission slip in by this Friday. Permission Slip can be found (here)

Quail Hill Camping Trip Our first Troop-wide camping trip of the year will be to the Quail Hill Scout Reservation in Manalapan, New Jersey from Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21.  We will be sleeping in tents. Cost is $30.  On Saturday, October 20, we will be hiking the historic Battle of Monmouth Trail.  Any scout completing this 11 mile hike can earn a medal.  If you are interested in receiving the medal, please add $6 to your payment.  The permission slip for this trip can be found (here).  All payments are due by Friday, October 5, 2018.

Adventure Park of Long Island Triphttps://longislandadventurepark.org/- Saturday, October 27 at 1 pm.  Cost is $45 per climber.  Parents are welcome.  Anyone climbing must complete a waiver prior to arriving.  Click-(Here) to complete waiver .  Payment is due by Friday, October 12, 2018.

Do a Good Turn- Msgr. Belford has advised me that the St. Teresa’s Food Pantry, which serves the needy in our community, is chronically low on food.  He appreciates the amount of food that we collect during Scouting For Food, but asked if we could do more.  So, once per month, we are going to request donations of non-perishable food items that we can give to the pantry. Our first collection will be this Friday. Please donate if you can. “To whom much is given, much is expected.”


Court of Honor: Friday, June 29, 2018 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 Sly Foxes Patrol (The Service Patrol) should arrive at 7:00 pm for setup.

REMINDER: Summer Camp medicals are due to be turned in.

We also need to know if Parents are attending:

1- Breakfast in Pennsylvania on Sunday July 15th

2- Chicken Dinner on Friday Evening July 20.


Troop Meeting Friday April 20, 2018 – 7:30 pm Uniform Class A

We will be working on Camporee preparations.

Please bring your Scout Handbook

Saturday April 28, 2018
Hammer & Saw Day at Pouch Camp
There will be service projects for units to assist on. Units that attend will be given 75 points toward Unit awards at Camporee. Units must work a minimum of 4 hours. Units must have at least 50% of the Scouts in attendance for the Service Project.


Troop Meeting Friday March 16, 2018

This week’s Troop Meeting Scouts should be in Class A uniform and be sure to bring their Boy Scout Handbook

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM please be on time, Senior Patrol should arrive no later than 7:15.

Service Patrol:  Sly Foxes: please arrive early to set up LCH.

Honor Patrol: Screaming Eagles: Opening and Closing

DURLAND CAMPING TRIP

March 23rd– 25th, 2018- No Meeting

We are meeting at the Troop Shed on Friday at 4:30 PM sharp

Please be aware that we are cabin camping and the temperature can still drop significantly, so be sure to pack properly, and please bring the following:

[ ] Bring a Sandwich or brown bag something for your Friday night dinner.
[ ] You must bring your own Cup to drink out of [ ] Nalgene / Water bottle
[ ] Wool or Fleece Hat
[ ] Gloves
[ ] Jacket
[ ] Hiking Boots
[ ] Extra socks
[ ] Money for the Trading Post
[ ]10 Essentials [ ] String Bag or Day Pack for Hike
[ ] Scout Handbook

For camping trip to Agatha A. Durland Scout Reservation, please review and use the {packing list.} The items will be necessary to insure your health and comfort while participating in the activities planned for a camping trip. Please, NO radios, iPods, electronic games or other sound emitting electronic devices. ALL clothing items that a scout takes should be permanently marked with their name. Durland Scout Reservation 1 Clear Lake, Putnam Valley, NY 10579

(845) 526-2029 for more information about Durland Scout Reservation
http://www.wpcbsa.org/Facilities/Durland/


Troop Meeting Friday January 12, 2018

Scouts working on Religious Emblems will me at 6:30 prior to the regular Troop meeting

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

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

Battleship New Jersey

Troop 37 Sleepover Trip

Saturday February 24, 2018

Cost $50.00 per person

Parents can also attend. If you want to attend, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of $25Deposit must be submitted at this week’s January 12, 2018 Meeting.

Merit Badge Meeting begins at 7:30 PM Class A Uniform

This Friday 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 Books to the Librarian. All Merit Badge Books from the Troop library must be signed out.

Merit Badge workbooks and requirements/ information can be obtained at Merit Badge Research Center:  http://www.meritbadge.com/

If you need a particular Merit Badge Councilor to be present at the meeting be sure to contact them, it is the Scout’s responsibility.

Troop Librarians please arrive early to set up

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

http://www.animatedknots.com/bowline/

 

Service Patrol:  Howling Coyotes please arrive early to set up LCH. 

Honor Patrol: Sly Foxes -Opening and Closing

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Scout Sunday /Breakfast Court of Honor -Sunday February 4

Klondike Derby-Pouch Saturday February 10

Battleship New Jersey Trip Saturday February 24/25


NO MEETING THIS WEEK Alpine Palisades Hike Camping Trip October 27th, 28th, & 29th 2017

The Troop will be tent camping at Alpine Scout for the weekend. We will be Hiking the Palisades Long Path Historic Trail on Saturday from Fort Lee to Alpine Scout Camp

  • [ ] We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon around 4:30 PM.
  • [ ] Scouts and Adults Must Wear “Hiking Boots & Socks”” for Saturday
  • [ ] Bring your own snack/sandwich dinner for Friday evening.
  • [ ] Bring a Day Pack for Hike with the 10 Essentials
  • [ ] Must have Nalgene’s / Canteens for ample water on the Hike
  • [ ] Patrols will be Patrol Cooking. (Except lunch on Saturday-Adults provide on trial)
  • [ ] Bring a mess kit (Cup, Knife, Fork Spoon, & Bowl or Dish)
  • [ ] Pack appropriately for the weather (rain gear, warm enough Jacket/hat) using the Camping Personal Checklist. (on Troop web site)
  • [ ] If you have any questions regarding the Trip, contact your Patrol Leader and/or one of the Senior Patrol Leaders.

We could use the help from a couple of Parents to assist with transportation-  on Saturday morning at 8:00 from alpine to Fort Lee.

Alpine Scout Camp, 441 US-9W, Alpine, NJ 07620

Scouts completing the hike and answering the questionere will earn the Palisades Historic Trail Award.

Scouts if you need additional information contact your Patrol Leaders or one of the Senior Patrol Leaders


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