Matthew Bilotto

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


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:


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:

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:
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.

Junior Leader Training Camping Trip NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK

Friday September 23, 2016

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 23, 2016
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 1)  Permission Slip, signed by Parent /Guardian ( link here)
2)  $25.00 Payment for Trip (food, supplies & transportation)
3)  A Cup to Drink and Eat out of
4) Water bottle/ Nalgene (unbreakable type)
5)  Must Bring a Troop Class B T-shirt (to wear Saturday)
6)  Hiking Boots / Raingear
7)  Pack a sandwich/snack for Friday night’s dinner
8)  Appropriate Clothing (temperatures are cooler upstate)
    Camping Chair –Recommended
**Teams are going to make soda bottle water rockets – bring an empty 2-liter soda bottle(s) if you can****

Calender/Schedule Meeting Change: Please Note Both Time and Location. Troop Meeting 7:00 June 10, 2016 at Pouch Camp-Flag Retirement Ceremony

This Friday meeting will be at 7:00 PM at Pouch Camp Camporee Field across from JCC –Class A Uniforms. We will be participating in the Flag Retirement Ceremony.


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


Please bring any Canoe Trip Payments and/or paperwork for Summer Camp ….MEDICALS if you haven’t brought them in already!!!


Patrol Leaders -Obtain headcounts for Canoe Trip including if Family members are attending.



NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK-Camping Trip Friday April 22, 2016

The Troop will be Tent Camping and Patrol Cooking at Quail Hill Scout Camp for the weekend as part of Camporee preparation


We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon (04/22/16) meet there at 4:30 PM. You must wear boots and be sure to bring a Cup to drink out of.

“Be Prepared” Pack proper clothes for the weather. Check the forecast. Dress in LAYERS and bring the following:

  • [ ] Sandwich for Friday night
  • [ ] Hat
  • [ ] Jacket
  • [ ] Raingear
  • [ ] Hiking Boots -A Must-
  • [ ] Extra socks
  • [ ] Cup for drinking
  • [ ] Sleeping Bag ( pad or air mattress)
  • [ ] Day pack/String Pack for Hike
  • [ ] Water Bottle or canteen
  • [ ]10 Essentials (including Compass)
  • [ ] Scout Handbook
  • [ ] Money for the Trading Post

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.


Quail Hill Scout Reservation 56 La Valley Drive, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726 (732) 446- Link to Quail Hill Scout Reservation:

REMINDER Save the Date: “Wild West” Camp-O-Ree, Pouch Camp May 20-22, 2016



Troop Meeting Friday, April 1, 2016 OA Elections/Camporee Prep

This Friday we begin with our Greenbar /PLC Meeting, so all Greenbar /PLC members need to be in the Lower Church Hall at 6:30 PM and have their meeting ideas/plans for this month. The regular Troop meeting begins promptly at 7:30pm.


This week’s meeting we will begin with Elections for Order of the Arrow (OA) followed by preparations for Quail Hill. All scouts should be in Class “A” Uniform and have their handbooks.


Service Patrol: Roaring Tigers – Please arrive by 7:15 to set up Honor Honor Patrol: Howling Coyotes


If you plan on attending the Quail Hill Camping Trip (Tents) on April 22nd, 23rd, & 24th . Please bring your permission slip and payment of $30.00 to the meeting on Friday. This will be the Troops Camp-o-ree preparation Trip. For the Quail Hill Permission Slip {Click Here}


“Knot of the Month” is the “Sheepshank”- You also will need to know the knots of the previous months (Square, Sheet Bend, Clove Hitch, Taught line Hitch, 2-half Hitches, Bowline). Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”? Check out animated link to Sheepshank.

DURLAND CAMPING TRIP March 18th– 20th, 2016- 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

[ ] Sleeping Bag / foam pad or air mattress

[ ] 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


Next Friday, March 25th, 2016 is Good Friday and there will be no Troop meeting.