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June 27th, 2014 – Court of Honor

On Friday at 7:30 PM will be our Summer Court of Honor for our scouts.

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 their merit badge sashes.

Senior Patrol and Service patrol should arrive at 7:00 pm for setup.

All are encouraged to attend with refreshments being served immediately after.

D. Berato Eagle Project:
The time has finally come for my Eagle Scout Leadership Project...Click here to download the flyer.

J. Nadal Eagle Project: July 25 – 26, 2014 - Click here to download the flyer.

HMSR Summer Camp:

Medicals: We are accepting completed medical forms, OTC Medication form, Dietary Needs forms and a copy of the scouts health insurance card (Front and Back) . They must be in duplicate AND stapled in order for us to accept them. If you have these already completed, please bring them to any meeting to provide to Mr. Nadal or Mr. Villani.
Merit Badge Selections: Merit Badge selections have all been received.
o All merit badges that have pre-requirements and need Leader sign off should be brought to a meeting and reviewed with an available leader. Please have a completed form letter filled out and ready for the Leaders signature. {Click here to download Form Letter}

Upcoming Events
Jun 27th – Court of Honor
Jun 28th – Car Wash
Jun 29th – D. Berato Eagle Project
July 13th – 19th – Hawk Mountain Summer Camp


Friday, May 30 – Regular Troop Meeting

This Friday there will be having our regular Troop meeting in Lower Church Hall @ 7:30pm.  All scouts are to be in Class A uniform with handbooks.

Backpacking Merit Badge Trip Scouts: Assemble at Church Parking Lot Shed Friday @ 4:00PM

Bring Signed Permission Slip {Click here to download}

  • Class B uniform (troop red polyprop shirt and Scout pants)
  • hiking boots
  • Full pack with full water bottles & trail mix for 2 days
  • Cookware, meals and tents to be provided by troop

Troop 37 Family & Alumni Canoe Trip Friday – Jun 20th – Jun 22nd : {CanoeTripFlyer2014}

  • The required Liability Form {Click Here} MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EACH PERSON CANOEING and signed by Parents of those under 18 yrs of age and Permission Slip {Click Here} for all Scouts
  • All payments, Signed Permission Slips, and Release of Liability forms must be returned No Later than June 6, 2014 in order to reserve canoes, purchase food, and arrange for transportation. No replies necessary please, just payment and forms in order to attend.

HMSR Summer Camp:

  • Merit Badge Selections are Due. Cooking and Welding Merit Badges are closed out, so if you had been planning to take either of these please submit your alternate selections. Mr. Liu (p.liu@earthlink.net) and I (smh428@gmail.com) will accept selections via email this week as well.
    • Currently, we are missing the selections of 4 scouts.  Please email or bring your choices to this Fridays meeting.
    • All merit badges that have pre-requirements and need Leader sign off should be brought to a meeting and reviewed with an available leader. Please have a completed form letter filled out and ready for the Leaders signature.  {Click here to download Form Letter}
  • Medicals: We are accepting completed medical forms, OTC Medication form, Dietary Needs forms and a copy of the scouts health insurance card (Front and Back) . They must be in duplicate AND stapled in order for us to accept them. If you have these already completed, please bring them to any meeting to provide to Mr. Nadal or myself.

June 7th – Keep Staten Island Clean Service Hours:

  • On Saturday, June 7, 2014, in conjunction with the Parks Department, Bay Terrace Civic Association, Yellowboots, and others, there will be a clean up of Buffalo Street from Hylan Boulevard to Durant Avenue. Currently, the clean up is scheduled to begin at around 9/10 AM and last until1 PM.
  • Anyone who has need of service hours and wishes to help should email myself (smh428@gmail.com) and Mr. Steve LoBaido (sitreeguy9667@aol.com) to inform us that you will be in attendance.

 

Upcoming Events

·  May 31st – Car Wash

·  Jun 6th – Regular Troop Meeting – $$/Permission Slip cutoff for Canoe Trip

·  Jun 7th – Car Wash

·  Jun 13th – Flag Retirement Ceremony – Summer Camp Medicals Due

·  Jun 20th – 22ndCanoe Trip

·  Jun 27th – Court of Honor

·         Jun 28th – Car Wash

·         July 13th – 19th – Hawk Mountain Summer Camp

 


Friday, May 9th – Regular Troop Meeting

This Friday there will be having our regular Troop meeting in Lower Church Hall @ 7:30pm. All scouts are to be in Class A uniform with handbooks.

We will be having a camporee shakedown. All scouts are to bring in their backpacks packed as they would be for Camporee. The list of required Patrol check-in items are listed below.

HMSR Summer Camp – Final payment due.

Patrol Check-in and Inspection

Each Troop will be presented to the registration committee by the SPL. The registration committee will be stationed in the HQ tent at the entrance to the Camporee field. The SPL will hand in all of the registration documents and take troop picture. At that point the patrols will split off for Inspection.
While on line to be checked in, the Scouts must be on their best Scout behavior as the scoring for Scout Sprit has begun.

Each Patrol is responsible for and will be judged on the below:
+ All scouts in proper Class “A” uniform.(Each Patrol Member)
+ Proper footwear (Each Patrol Member)
+ First Aid Kit (At least 2 per patrol)
+ Flash Light (Each Patrol Member)
+ Knife(Each Patrol Member with Totin Chip)
+ Fire starter and matches (Each Patrol Member)
+ Rain Gear (Each Patrol Member)
+ Backpacks properly packed. One chosen at random for inspection
+ Packs and Backpacks properly waterproofed
+ Compass (At least 3 per patrol)
+ Whistle (At least 2 per patrol)
+ Effective Leadership by patrol Leader

Points earned will go towards Troop’s overall score.

Patrol Flag

All Patrol flags must be constructed entirely by the patrol members. Patrol leader must present the flag during check-in to the registration representative. Each Flag must have the name of the patrol, name of the patrol members and troop number. The Representative will provide a form for the Patrol Leader to fill out and present to the Flag committee after the Saturday morning opening ceremony

Upcoming Events
• May 10th – Car Wash
• May 16th – 18th – Camporee
• May 23rd – Merit Badge Meeting – Summer Camp Merit Badge Due – Will not be accepting anything after this day.
• May 24th – Car Wash
• May 30th – Regular Troop Meeting
• May 31st – Car Wash
• Jun 6th – Regular Troop Meeting – $$/Permission Slip cutoff for Canoe Trip
• Jun 7th – Car Wash
• Jun 13th – Flag Retirement Ceremony – Summer Camp Medicals Due
• Jun 20th – 22nd Canoe Trip
• Jun 27th – Court of Honor
• Jun 28th – Car Wash
• July 13th – 19th – Hawk Mountain Summer Camp


Friday, May 2nd – Regular Troop Meeting

This Friday there will be having our regular Troop meeting in Lower Church Hall @ 7:30pm. All scouts are to be in Class A uniform with handbooks.

Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders are to review the patrol member handbooks for requirement completions on this past camping trip. Any updates are to be noted on the scout’s sheet in the patrol binder and then submitted to Mr. Liu.

All scouts who took camping equipment home for drying and cleaning are to return it at this Friday’s meeting and provide to the Quartermaster for inspection.

Upcoming Events
• May 2nd – Regular Troop Meeting
• May 9th – Regular Troop Meeting
• May 10th – Car Wash
• May 16th – 18th – Camporee
• May 23rd – Merit Badge Meeting
• May 24th – Car Wash
• May 30th – Regular Troop Meeting
• May 31st – Car Wash


Friday, April 4th – Regular Troop Meeting

This Friday we will be having a Regular Troop meeting. We will be having an Order of the Arrow Election this meeting and working on camporee station knowledge

All scouts are to be in Class A uniform and have their handbooks.

Thursday, April 3rd at 3:45PM in Conran Hall, we will be setting up for the Interfaith Passover Seder. Many hands make lightwork, so please make every effort to attend. All scouts in attendance will receive service hours.

Saturday, April 5th, from 10AM to 2PM in the St. Teresa Parking Lot ,the Cub scout Pack 37 will running a Bike Rodeo and have requested assistance from the scout of the Troop. All scouts in attendance will receive service hours.

April 5th Eagle Project Cancelled due event outside of our control,

Mandatory Summer Camp Meeting Reminder: Friday, April 11th, will be our Mandatory Summer Camp meeting where at least one parent/guardian needs to be in attendance to receive their package of forms that need to be filled out and submit the next payment, $145, for Summer Camp. Please make every effort to attend.

Upcoming Events
• April 11th – Mandatory Parents Meeting for Summer Camp and Regular Troop Meeting
• April 11th – Cutoff for $$/Permission slip for Durland Camping ($30 – Tent camping)(Download permission slip)
• April 12th – 10A – 1P – Messenger of Peace Hike/Service Project
• April 18th – Good Friday – No Meeting
• April 25th – 27th – Durland Scout Reservation – Tent Camping
• May 2nd – Regular Troop Meeting – Cutoff for camporee $$ ($30)
• May 9th – Regular Troop Meeting
• May 10th – Car Wash
• May 16th – 18th – Camporee
• May 23rd – Merit Badge Meeting
• May 24th – Car Wash
• May 30th – Regular Troop Meeting
• May 31st – Car Wash


Friday, Jan. 24th – Merit Badge Meeting​​

This Friday we will be conducting a Merit Badge Meeting. Please ensure you have all your merit badge requirements completed and ready to present to the Merit Badge Counselors.
We have a number of upcoming events that require you to submit your payments if you wish to attend:

Feb 2nd – Scout Sunday - {Click here to download the Flyer} All monies MUST be paid no later than Friday, January 24th. Parents and siblings are $25 per person. The Troop is covering the cost for all active Scouts of Troop 37. For tickets or payment please contact Regina Nadal (347) 466-0080, reginanadal@gmail.com . Please make checks payable to “BSA Troop 37”.

March 7th – 9th –Ski Trip – Anyone interested in attending the March Ski Trip, will need to bring a minimum payment of $50 no later than the January 24th Troop meeting. This is a non-refundable payment to secure the lodging reservations and make checks payable to “BSA Troop 37”. All payments must be accompanied by a fully completed permission slip (Click Here to download).
Please download the Ski Trip Flyer (Click Here to download) for pricing. Any questions can be directed to Ron Gutierrez.

Feb 28th – Mar 2nd – Winter Blast @ TMR – In order to secure a place for our Troop to attend we must have a final headcount and payment to GNYC by February Roundtable, Feb 10th. The cost is $60 per person and we will require everyone’s monies no later than February 7th’s meeting. Please make checks payable to “BSA Troop 37”.

Upcoming Events
Jan 31st – Regular Troop Meeting
Feb 2nd
    - 10AM – Scout Sunday Mass
    - Noon – Court of Honor at Li Greci’s Staaten
Feb 7th – Cutoff for $$ and permission for Winter Blast
Feb 14th – Regular Troop Meeting
Feb 21st – Regular Troop Meeting
Feb 28 – March 2nd – Winter Blast at TMR
March 2nd – Palm Burning
Mar 7th – 9th – Ski Trip at Shawnee


Friday Dec. 20th – Troop 37 Annual Christmas Party

We will be having our Annual Christmas Party for Troop 37 and Family in Lower Church Hall.  Uniforms will not be required.

Parents and siblings are encouraged to attend. In addition to pizza, soda, hot cocoa / cider, donuts, skits and songs we are expecting a visit from Santa and he needs to know who is coming.

Please contact your Patrol Leader to inform him whether you and your family will be attending if you have not heard from him by Tuesday evening.

We will be collecting toiletries for the Church of the Ascension at the party.

In order for the scouts to gain access they must bring their toiletry contribution.

Also, this Friday will be your second to last chance to submit your Winnebago Camping Trip Payment and Permission slips {Click to Download}. Payment is $25 per camper.

 

Upcoming Events

• Wed. Dec 25th: Merry Christmas!

• Fri. Dec. 27th: No Meeting – School Closed
• Fri. Jan 3, 2014: Regular Troop Meeting: Cut-off Date for $25 and Permission Slip for Winnebago Camping Trip

• Sat. Jan 4th 12:30pm – 3:30pm: Church of the Ascension Luncheon

{Click to download pdf}

This is an excellent opportunity to obtain service hours which all scouts need in order to advance.  Remember “A Scout is helpful”.

 •  Jan 17th – 19, 2014: Winnebago Camping Trip