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Troop Meeting Friday December 2, 2016

Merit Badge Meeting

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Greenbar / PLC  Meeting at 6:30 PM

Friday will be a Merit Badge Meeting.  Class B” Uniform Troop T-Shirt. Meeting starts promptly at 7:30PM. 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 Books to the Librarian. All Merit Badge Books from the Troop library must be signed out.

Merit Badge workbooks and requirements/ information can be obtained at Merit Badge Research Center:  http://www.meritbadge.com/

If you need a particular Merit Badge Councilor to be present at the meeting be sure to contact them, it is the Scout’s responsibility.

 

Troop Librarians please arrive early to set up

Service Patrol: Striking Cobras please arrive early to set up.

Honor Patrol: Rattle Snakes

 

 Knot of the Month is the Diagonal Lashing- Check out the animated knot link: http://www.animatedknots.com/lashdiagonal/#ScrollPoint

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. Patrol LeadersPatrols should be working on completing their Patrol Flags for presentation.

 

REMINDER Save the Date:  December 16, 2016

Troop 37

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NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK-Camping Trip

The Troop will be lean-to / Wilderness Survival Shelter camping and be Patrol Cooking at William H. Pouch Scout Camp for the weekend.

We will meet at Pouch Camp Parking lot by the Trading Post on Friday afternoon (11/18/16) meet there at 5:00 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 nightcmping
  • [ ] Hat
  • [ ] Jacket
  • [ ] Raingear
  • [ ] Hiking Boots -A Must-
  • [ ] Extra socks
  • [ ] Cup for drinking
  • [ ] Sleeping Bag ( pad or air mattress)
  • [ ] Full 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. If you have any questions regarding the Trip, contact your Patrol Leader and/or one of the Senior Patrol Leaders.

 

 


Troop Meeting Friday November 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Greenbar Meeting prior to at: 6:30

No Uniforms – Uniform standards are relaxed this week–so wear your favorite T-Shirt. This way your Uniforms will be clean and neat for Scouting for Food and for the Pancake Breakfast.

 

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM please be on time, Service Patrol Screaming Eagles should arrive no later than 7:15. The Sly Foxes will be the Honor Patrol

 

This week we will again work on Lashing Skills continuing with Square Lashing – review Boy Scout Handbook pages 392-400. We will also be prepping and training for the Wilderness Survival Weekend at Pouch Camp (see below)

CHECK OUT the Animated Square Lashing link:  http://www.animatedknots.com/lashsquare/

Wilderness Survival Weekend at Pouch

wilderness-survivalDo You have what it takes to survive?

We are in the process of finalizing plans for the Wilderness Survival Weekend trip at Pouch Camp on the weekend of November 18-20, 2016 On that Friday evening we will be sleeping in Lean-tos. On Saturday, we will build shelters to sleep in that night. Scouts will be cooking their own meals by Patrol. If attending please bring payment of $25 and a signed permission form. Permission slips are available (click here)

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Scouting for Food
Community Service 
Saturday November 5th 2016
At Stop & Shop Supermarket 
1441 Richmond Ave
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    (Flyer click here)

 

 

TROOP 37 ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST pancake

& RAFFLE BASKET BASH

Dear Parents/Guardians and Scouts,

This Sunday, November 6th is our annual Pancake Breakfast and Chinese Auction. It is our troop’s biggest fundraiser and we must all work together to make it a success.
Set up for this event will take place on Saturday, November 5th beginning at 6:00 PM in the gym. Please make every effort to have your son help set up.

On Sunday November 6th It is asked that scouts arrive at 7 am, as to allow for setup of kitchen and training for the younger scouts. Class A Uniform. Breakfast service will begin after the conclusion of the 7:30 mass. The Breakfast will continue throughout the morning until 2 PM. After the conclusion of the event, we will be taking up the tables and returning the Gym to its previous state.

 

I would personally ask that any parents who are available, that you please donate some time to the Troop and help us at set up and/or at the breakfast. There is much to be done.

All Scouts are expected to participate in this fundraiser attendance will be taken and time recorded

Parents and Scouts please DO NOT PARK in Church Parking lot on the day of the Breakfast, we want to ensure there is ample parking for guests attending. Thank you for your cooperation in making our breakfast a success.

 


Fort Wadsworth Camping Trip October 20th, 21st, & 22nd 2016 Camp Hudson Urban Campsite 1

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The Troop will be tent camping at Fort Wadsworth for the weekend. We will be working with CERT on Emergency Preparedness and Search and Rescue

  • [ ] We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon around 5:00 PM.
  • [ ] Scouts and Adults Must bring “Class A Uniform” for Saturday
  • [ ] Bring your own snack/dinner for Friday evening.
  • [ ] Patrols will be Patrol Cooking. (Breakfast on Sunday Morning will be with USCG)
  • [ ] Bring a mess kit (Cup, Knife, Fork Spoon, & Bowl or Dish)
  • [ ] Pack appropriately for the weather (rain gear, warm enough Jacket) using the Camping Personal Checklist. (click here)
  • [ ] If you have any questions regarding the Trip, contact your Patrol Leader and/or one of the Senior Patrol Leaders.

We could use the help from a couple of Parents to assist with transportation  just to drop off on Friday and pick up at Fort Wadsworth on Sunday morning at 12:30.

 

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Reminder: TROOP 37  Fundraiser

On Wednesday October 19, 2016, from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM there will be a Troop 37 Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1447 Richmond Avenue. It’s Simple just present a ticket to your server and Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15% of your total bill (not including tax, gratuity, alcohol or promotional discounts) to Boy Scout Troop 37!!

SCOUTS PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS. post on your FACEBOOK.   EAT WINGS, RAISE FUNDS !

Click here to download the flyer and here to download the tickets that you can printout.

 

BSA TROOP 37 ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST & RAFFLE BASKET BASH

Sunday – November 6, 2016 8:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

Conran Hall – St. Teresa’s Gym 1634 Victory Boulevard

Click here to download flyer…


Friday October 14th Court of Honor 1

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On Friday October 14, 2016 at 7:30 PM we be conducting the Fall Court of Honor for our scouts in the Lower Church Hall. A Court of Honor, as the name states, is a ceremony held to present scouts with awards they have earned such as merit badges, rank badges, and other special awards which recognize their achievements.

All Parents are encouraged to attend.

The Court of Honor recognizes all Scout appointments, elections, awards and advancements since the last Court of Honor. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.  Even if a Scout is not advancing, he should come to every Court of Honor to encourage other Scouts and to be inspired to move forward.

Scouts should be in Full Class AUniform with merit badge sashes worn over the shoulder.

Senior Patrol and Service Patrol- “Black Hawks” should arrive at 7:00 pm for setup.

Fort Wadsworth Trip- October 21, 22, 23, 2016  

ATTENDANCE CUT-OFF PAYMENT We will be camping out in tents at Camp Hudson in Fort Wadsworth. Payment Cut-off is this Friday Oct 14 Cost of Trip is $25 permission-ftwadsworth16” for link to Permission Slip. To attend, payment and permission slip must be turned in. Patrol Leaders need to finalize menus and Headcounts.

bww-picTROOP 37  Fundraiser

On Wednesday October 19, 2016, from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM there will be a Troop 37 Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1447 Richmond Avenue. It’s Simple just present a ticket to your server and Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15% of your total bill (not including tax, gratuity, alcohol or promotional discounts) to Boy Scout Troop 37!! Please see attached Flyer and ticket sheet that you can printout.

SCOUTS PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS. post on your FACEBOOK.   EAT WINGS, RAISE FUNDS !


Troop 37 CPR Certification Saturday October 8, 2016 9:00 AM Lower Church Hall

cprAmerican Heart Association

provides CPR certification which takes just a few short hours, but can help you add years to someone’s life. The CPR training classes give you the information and the skills you need to help adults, children and infants during breathing and cardiac emergencies.

Family and Friends CPR is for anyone who wants to learn basic CPR skills, choking relief and
    AED awareness, and who does not need a course completion card to meet a job requirement.  
                 It is designed to be shared among close family and friends.

CPR Training will be conducted by Mary Lou Coriasco on Saturday October 8, 2016. Please register with Mary Lou by no later than Wednesday, October 5th.

All Scouts are encouraged to participate.  Cost is $10.00.  Participants must register to attend.

 

Troop Meeting Friday September 30, 2016

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM so please be on time, and be wearing Class A Uniform and bring your Scout Handbook.

Return of Patrol Boxes Last Year’s Patrol Leaders need to bring their Patrol Boxes back to the Troop Meeting to be issued to the newly assigned Patrol leaders

 

This week’s meeting is going to be about Emergency Preparedness.
We are going to work on earning the Boy Scouts of America

e-prepEmergency Preparedness Award

The Award Encourages youth to be prepared, productive, self-reliant adults active in their communities; involves earning emergency preparedness–related advancement, personal development, preparing an emergency kit, and presentations. New for 2014: Units, districts, and councils can earn bronze, silver, and gold level awards.

Who Can Earn This Award? Earned by registered youth and adults.

Do you know what essential supplies you should have in your emergency preparedness kit? Do you know how much water you should have stored for each member of your family? Learn how to keep your family safe and prepared: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/be-red-cross-ready

Knot of the Month” is Bowline.  If you don’t know how to tie it check out the link to the animated Bowline knot

http://www.animatedknots.com/bowline/

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 so that he removes your name from the outstanding books list.    Board of Review (BOR) – We will be conducting a large number of BOR’s. Scouts who require a BOR must first have a Scoutmaster Conference and must also be in Class A uniform and have their Scout Handbook.

Service Patrol:  Sly Foxes please arrive early to set up LCH.

Honor PatrolScreaming Eagles

REMINDER: John Lenza’s Eagle Project this weekend, October 1st & 2nd at 8am. He will be leading the repainting rooms in the Saint Paul’s Alba house located at 2187 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314. See John for additional information.

 


Meeting Friday, September 16, 2015- 7:30

Friday night’s meeting is going to be a preparation of Troop Equipment for Junior Leader Training (JLT). Class B Uniform (Troop T-shirts) But get your Class A’s ready for Eagle COH on Saturday.

Board of Reviews will also be conducted – If you need one be sure to bring your Scout Handbook.

Please be sure to bring your completed Leadership Application Forms if you are looking for a position. (link to form) We will also be getting a headcount for JLT.

EagleEAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR
7:30 pm Saturday, September 17th 2016
Conran Hall (St. Teresa’s Gymnasium)
1632 Victory Boulevard

 

All Scouts are expected to attend.

The Troop will be conducting an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Connor O’Brien, and Nicholas Ferretti. All Parents, Alumni, Friends, & Supporters of Troop 37 are invited to attend and congratulate our 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 7:15 PM.

Parents and family are invited and encouraged to attend.

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


Court of Honor: Friday, June 17, 2016 7:30 PM Lower Church Hall

This Friday will be a Court of Honor for Troop 37.COH_Scout

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 “AUniform with merit badge sashes.

Zipped smileyThere will be a VERY Special Announcement made at the Court of Honor!!!!!!  It will no longer be a Secret.

Senior Patrol and Sly Foxes Patrol (The Service Patrol) should arrive at 7:00 pm for setup.

All Parent and Family are encouraged to attend to show their support of their son’s Scouting achievements. There will be refreshments served immediately following.

REMINDER: Summer Camp medicals are due to be turned in.

If you have not turned in you Canoe Permission & liability form please do so….(Check your email for attachments)


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Uniform:  Class B T-shirts- we will be training and preparing for Canoe trip.

 Troop 37 Annual Family & Alumni

Canoe Trip

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Sunday June 26, 2016

 

Ten Mile River –Conklin Farms- Tent Camping

{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 10, 2016 in order to reserve canoes, purchase food, and arrange for transportation

 


Friday, May 27th – Troop Meeting

NO UNIFORMS-we will be going through Troop Equipment. If you were assigned to Dry out a tent, please be sure to return it.

carwashSaturday 05/28/16 is a Troop Car Wash– Meet at 7:00 AM at the Shed. Earn your way and reduce your Parent’s summer camp costs.

 

 

 

 

Saturday 05/28/16 Flags on Graves of Veterans 10:00am  Ocean View Cemetery 3315 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY Request that any Scouts who need community service and/or are not participating at Car wash meet at the Ocean View Cemetery Class A Uniform
Memorial Day – Monday 05/30/16 as always Troop 37 will be Handing out Flags at the Staten Island Memorial Day Parade on Forest Avenue along the Parade route just prior to the start of the Parade. Look Sharp –“Class A” Uniform. We will meet at 11:20 AM at the NE Corner of Forest Avenue and Hart Boulevard. Bring a water Bottle. We need your help we have a couple thousand Flags to hand out. We are usually done sometime around 1:00 PM. Pickup location upon completion will be at Chase Bank 1480 Forest Avenue between Marianne Street and Livermore Avenue

To many, Memorial Day, the federal U.S. holiday that takes place every year on the last Monday of May, is just another excuse for a three-day weekend. It’s also known as the day that marks the official start of summer and as a day devoted to getting great deals at the mall. However, the true meaning of Memorial Day goes far beyond barbecues and mattress sales.

The holiday began after the Civil War, and at that time was known as “Decoration Day.” While it was originally founded to honor the soldiers who died in the Civil War, today, Memorial Day is a day to honor all of the Americans who have died in military service.

Americans should take a moment from their day of celebration and leisure to reflect on the brave sacrifices of those who have given their lives for this great nation

And I’m proud to be an American,

where at least I know I’m free.

And I won’t forget the men who died,

who gave that right to me.

-Lee Greenwood