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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

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

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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

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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}

 


Friday March 27th WEBELOS Crossover / Troop Meeting

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This week the Senior WEBELOS are crossing over into the Troop. Uniform is Class A
. Ceremony starts at 7:30 please arrive on time.

Immediately following the crossover ceremony we will have a guest speaker: Police Officer Pica from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police. The Senior Patrol will act as the service patrol so please arrive at 7:00 PM

 

EagleSaturday March 28th, 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 Keith Newman and Christopher Gundacker. 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


Troop Meeting Friday March 6, 2015 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.  There will be a Uniform Inspection so look sharp.

 

If you plan on attending the Mt. Allamuchy Camping Trip  (Cabins)  March 20th, 21st, & 22nd please bring your permission slip and payment of $30.00 to the meeting on Friday. Allamuchy Permission Slip {Click Here}

 

Green Bar Meeting

This Friday we begin with our Green Bar Meeting, so all Green Bar members need to be in the Lower Church Hall at 6:30 PM and have their meeting ideas/plans for this month. ASPL’s & Patrol Leaders turn in your headcounts for the upcoming Mt. Allamuchy Camping Trip, before Friday’s meeting.

 

Service Patrol: Rattlesnakes Please arrive by 7:15 for set up

 

The Knot of the Month is the “Timber Hitch” practice tying it.

Animated link below to how to tie a Timber Hitch http://www.animatedknots.com/timber/

 

Be sure to bring your Boy Scout Handbook to the meeting so we can record advancement requirements = Patrol Points.

 


NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK- Camping Trip VFEP

18 Scouts and 9 Adults from Troop 37 will be braving the cold, camping in Tents at Valley Forge National Historic Park for the weekend and participating in the Valley Forge Encampment and Pilgrimage (VFEP)

VFEP2Departing from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon (02/13/15) VFEP1meet there at 3:00 PM

You must wear boots and be sure to bring

[ ] Cup to drink out of

[ ] Sandwich for Friday night

[ ] Brown Paper Bag to put your boots into at night

 

Scouts should pack for this trip using a soft duffle or gym bag rather than backpacks to save on space for loading vehicles.

“Be Prepared” Pack proper and ample clothes for the weather. Check the forecast. Dress in LAYERS and pack according to the VFEP Checklist that was provided.

 

The Valley Forge Pilgrimage and Encampment is the oldest annual Scouting event in the World. It was first held on February 22, 1913, and it commemorates the soldiers of the Continental Army who braved the winter of 1777-78 at Valley Forge. Each year more than 2,000 brave the winter chill of the Delaware Valley to participate. The event itself is divided into two parts: the Encampment, in which Scouts camp from Friday through Sunday on the Presidents’ Weekend, and the Pilgrimage which is all day Saturday. During the Pilgrimage, participants move around the Valley Forge National Historic Park to hear volunteer interpreters from the National Park Service tell how the Continentals lived. There will also be reenactments throughout the day. Replicas of the original huts provide a glimpse of daily life. Conditions during the winter were poor, so the stories are also told how more than 2,000 soldiers died from typhus, dysentery, typhoid and pneumonia. To participate in this event Scouts must meet age requirements and were required to undertake a special Cold Weather Camping Training.

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Troop Meeting Friday February 6th

Valley Forge Encampment and Pilgrimage- Cutoff Date This Friday

If you plan on attending the Valley Forge Encampment and Pilgrimage Trip held on February 13th,14th, &15th.You Must Be at least 13 Years old. Please be sure to bring $45.00 payment and BOTH signed a Permission Slip (attached) and Medical Consent Form (attached) with you to the meeting this Friday.

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

Troop Meeting

This Friday February 6, 2015, we will wear Class B” T-shirts, Sweatshirts, or Fleece so that everyone’s uniform shirt and pants will be cleaned / pressed and looking sharp for Scout Sunday February 8th at 10:00 AM Mass and the 11:45 Breakfast at the Staaten. At the meeting we will be continuing Cold Weather Camping Training and preparation for the Valley Forge Encampment / Pilgrimage Trip.

 

Service Patrol: Screaming Eagles please arrive early to set up.

Honor Patrol: Black Hawks

 

“Knot of the Month” is Two Half Hitches- You also will need to know the knots of the previous months (Square, Sheet Bend, Clove Hitch, Bowline). 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


SCOUT SUNDAY REMINDER

This year’s Scout Sunday mass will be held this Sunday, February 8th, 2015 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. Please remember to bring food items to help stock the Saint Teresa’s Food Pantry!! Let’s show our parish the strength and commitment of the St. Teresa’s scouting ministry!

 


NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK-Camping Trip

The Troop will be Cabin Camping at NO-BE-BO-SCO Scout Camp for the weekend

Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco 11 Sand Pond Road, Hardwick, NJ 07825 (908) 362-6088

We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon (01/23/15) meet there at 4:30 PM

You must wear boots and be sure to bring a Cup to drink out of.

Scouts should pack for this trip using a soft duffle or gym bag rather than backpacks to save on space for loading vehicles.

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

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

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