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NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK- Camping Trip VFEP

16 Scouts and 5 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)

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Departing from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon (02/12/16) meet there at 3:00 PM

You must wear boots and be sure to bring

[ ] Cup to drink out of

[ ] Nalgene Bottle

[ ] Sandwich for Friday night

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

[ ] Day Pack/ String bag

[ ] Hand warmers

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

Be Really Prepared” Pack proper and ample clothes for the weather. Temperatures are expected in the teens. Check the forecast. Dress in LAYERS and pack according to the VFEP Checklist (here) that was also provided.

Remember to what you learned in Cold Weather Training!

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 January 29, 2016

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Cold Weather Camping Training for Valley Forge Trip

This week’s Troop Meeting we will be conducting Cold Weather Camping Training in preparation for the Valley Forge Encampment & Pilgrimage (VFEP). The Merit Badge Meeting is postponed. This Training will benefit all Scouts. To participate in the VFEP Scouts must meet age requirements and are required to undertake a special Cold Weather Camping Training. If you plan on attending the Valley Forge Encampment and Pilgrimage Trip held on February 12th,13th, &14th.You Must Be at least 13 Years old. Please be sure to bring $45.00 payment and BOTH signed a Permission Slip (attached) and VFEP Medical Consent Form (attached) with you to the meeting this Friday or next cutoff date next Friday, February 5, 2016.

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Scout Sunday Court of Honor

Mass and Breakfast

February 7, 2016 (Tickets)

 

Scout Sunday is Sunday, February 7th, 2016. The day will begin with mass at St. Teresa’s Church at 10:00 am. Scouts must be at Lower Church Hall in CLEAN Class A Uniform by 09:20. Following the mass, we will have our Annual Court of Honor Breakfast at LiGreci’s Staaten, 697 Forest Avenue beginning promptly at 11:45. All Troop 37 Families, Friends, Scouts past and present are welcome to attend. The cost of the breakfast, remains the same as last year, $25.00 per person regardless of age. All current scouts attending are FREE and will be paid for by the troop. Parents If you have not paid for your tickets yet, please make arrangements with Mrs. Nadal.


NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK Arlington Camping Trip

ArlingtonOn Friday December 11, 2015 the Troop will be Cabin Camping at William B. Snyder Scout Camp for the weekend and participating on Saturday in Wreaths Across America at Arlington Cemetery

Camp William B. Snyder, 6100 Antioch Road, Haymarket, VA, 20169, (571) 248-4904

We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon (12/11/15) meet there at 4:30 PM Sharp

You must wear FULL Class A Uniform and 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 light LAYERS and bring the following:

  • [ ] Sandwich for Friday night
  • [ ] Hat
  • [ ] Gloves
  • [ ] 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
  • [ ] Money for the Trading Post/ Gift shop
  • [ ] A Hanger to hang your uniform

If you have not turned in a permission slip you can printout one (

                                                 NEXT WEEK
Troop 37 Christmas Party Friday Dec. 18, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Hall

Patrol Leaders need to obtain a headcount ASAP including how many parents and siblings are attending for food order. Report counts back to Senior Patrol


EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR

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

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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.


NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK-Camping Trip

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