EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR   Recently updated !

Eagle7:30 pm Saturday, November 28th

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 Michael Bilotto, Dean Berato, and Peter Vaccaro. 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 @ 3:00pm – Please help out

Upcoming Events

  • Thu. Nov 26th: Happy Thanksgiving
  • Fri. Nov 27th : No Meeting – School Closed
  • Sat. Nov 28th: Eagle Scout Court of Honor
  • Tue. Dec 1st : Troop Parents Committee Meeting
  • Fri. Dec 4th: Merit Badge Troop Meeting
  • Fri. Dec 11th: Arlington Cemetery Trip
  • Fri. Dec 18th: Troop Holiday Party – Zion Lutheran Hall
  • Fri. Dec 25th: Merry Christmas!
  • Fri. Jan. 1st : New Year’s Day No Meeting – School Closed

Troop Meeting Friday November 13, 2015

We are going to be preparing for the upcoming hiking/ backpacking trip to Pouch Camp on November 20th, 21st & 22nd. BACKPACK SHAKEDOWN !!!!!  

Be Prepared use Backpacking Checklist Link

[ ] If you are attending the meeting BRING A FULLY PACKED PACK whether you are attending the Backpacking trip or not. Patrol Points

[ ] Uniform: “Class A”   [ ] Please also be sure to bring your Boy Scout Handbook-

[ ] This week Scout Skills Instruction we will work on Hiking/Backpacking – review Boy Scout Handbook pages 262-283.

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM please be on time,


Sly Foxes are the Honor Patrol

Roaring Tigers are the Service Patrol, and should arrive no later than 7:15.

[ ] The “Clove Hitch” is the Knot of the Month – Know how to tie it!

Check out the Animated “Clove Hitch”   http://www.animatedknots.com/cloveend/

 Tri-Quest Discount Shopping Card Overview

Assistant Scoutmaster Vinnie Villani will conduct a brief introduction of Tri-Quest Discount Shopping Cards, and will distribute same to each Troop family that is able to support this fundraiser. The goal is for each family to sell 5 cards [or as many as they can] to relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.

Remember, all fundraising efforts help cover the costs of our trips/events, for replacing aging/damaged tents & camping equipment, and for training/advancement materials for the Scouts on their Trail to Eagle.

Color Guard Volunteers Needed


Attention Scouts. We have been requested to once again provide a Color Guard for the Hurricane Sandy third anniversary solidarity march at South Beach.

Date: This Thursday 10/29
Time: Assemble 6 PM for 6:30 March
Place: Dolphin Fountains at Sand Lane and Fr. Capodanno Blvd.
Duration: about 1-1.5 Hours

2.5 hours of community service time will be awarded to each scout to also compensate for travel time. FULL DRESS UNIFORM, including sash and medals. Last year we were photographed and pictures and stories appeared in papers all around the country. Please respond to Mr. Nadal ASAP if you are able to make it (347-466-0075). Refreshments will be served after the march.


The Troop will be Tent Camping and Patrol Cooking at Alpine Scout Camp for the weekend and will hike the Historic Palisades Trail.

All scouts attending:

  • We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon (10/23/15) meet there at 4:30 PM. Be in Class “B” Uniform 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- (sneakers can be packed)
  • [ ] Extra socks
  • [ ] Cup for drinking
  • [ ] Sleeping Bag ( pad or air mattress)
  • [ ] Day pack/String Pack for Hike
  • [ ] Day Packs should have room for the Ten Essentials! (Click here to download)
  • [ ] 2 Full Water Bottles or canteen
  • [ ]10 Essentials (including Compass)
  • [ ] Scout Handbook
  • [ ] Money for the Trading Post
  • [ ] Patrol Leaders have a gear list of items you will need from shed.


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, Cell phones, electronic games or other sound emitting electronic devices. ALL clothing items that a scout takes should be permanently marked with their name.


Alpine Scout Camp https://www.alpinescoutcamp.org/

441 Route 9W, Alpine, NJ 07620     (201) 768-1910




Troop 37 Annual Family-Alumni Canoe Trip June 26th -28th, 2015

Please meet at the shed 4:30 PM sharp for this weekend’s Canoe trip. We are leaving at 5:00 PM. Take note of the following:


[ ] Bring a sandwich or something for Friday night’s dinner.
[ ] Make sure you turned in Liability form signed by a Parent
[ ] Pack using a duffle bag or soft pack NO Frame BACKPACKS (save space)

[ ] Bring old sneakers or water shoes for canoeing that won’t fall off –NOT Sandals.
[ ] Bring a wide brim hat / Sunscreen/ sun block for sun protection.
[ ] Bring a cup – You won’t need a mess kit.
[ ] Bring a towel.
[ ] Camp Chair to sit in

[ ] Appropriate Clothing Sweatshirt / Raingear

[ ] We will be sleeping in either tents or lean-tos so bring sleeping bag/ air mattress or pad.

[ ] A Small String bag with Ziploc bag inside or waterproof bag to tie onto canoe for belongings while on river

Canoe Trip

Troop 37 Family & Alumni Canoe Trip Friday – Jun 26th – Jun 28th

canoertrip{Click here to download Full Flyer}

The required Liability Form {Click Here} MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EACH PERSON CANOEING and signed by Parents of those under 18 years 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 5, 2015 in order to reserve canoes, purchase food, and arrange for transportation

Troop 37 Wins 2015 Camp-o-ree


Boy Scout Troop 37 awarded Best Troop Overall

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. The Boy Scouts’ Aquehonga District Camp-o-ree held this weekend at William H. Pouch Scout Camp in Sea View brought together more than 500 Boy Scouts and their troop leaders from nearly all Staten Island troops to learn about friendship, leadership and accomplishment. The first-place winner for the weekend, awarded the Trophy based on points accumulated in the various events, was Boy Scout Troop 37, out of St. Teresa’s R.C. Church, Castleton Corners. The theme of this year’s Camp-o-ree was S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and included competitions in areas like code breaking, building an electro-magnet and spaghetti bridge building in addition to traditional scout skills.

Troop Meeting Friday May 1, 2015

Greenbar Meeting at 6:30

This Friday we begin with our Greenbar meeting, ALL Greenbar members need to be in the Lower Church Hall at 6:30 PM.

This Friday is the cut-off date for STEM Camporee at Pouch on May 15-17, 2015

You must bring Payment $25.00 and Permission Slip (click here).

We need to know Yes or NO that you are attending, there are no Maybe’s!

[ ] Class A Uniform and bring your Totem Chit Card! (except newer Scouts)

[ ]   Patrol Leaders be ready to complete you Patrol flags

[ ]   Patrol Leaders Have Menus Ready and Patrol Headcount for Camporee

[ ]   Senior Patrol have Gateway plans and coordinate Camporee headcountstem

Troop Meeting Friday April 10, 2015

This Friday we will be having a regular troop meeting.  Uniform standards are relaxed this week NO UNIFORMS.  Greenbar will be meeting at 6:30 PM prior to the Troop Meeting.

If you plan on attending the Quail Hill Camping Trip (Tents) April 24th, 25th, & 26th. Please bring your permission slip and payment of $30.00 to the meeting on Friday. This will be the Troops Camporee preparation Trip. Quail Hill Permission Slip {Click Here}