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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)


Troop Meeting Friday June 2, 2016

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

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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 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


Troop Meeting Friday May 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Greenbar Meeting prior to 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 Camporee at Pouch on May 20-22, 2016

You must bring Payment $30.00 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 2 newest Scouts)

We will be inspecting and preparing Troop equipment from the shed for the Camporee:

[  ]    Patrol Leaders be ready with your designs to complete you Patrol flags

[  ]    Patrol Leaders need to inspect their Patrol Boxes and ensure they are ready

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

[  ]    Senior Patrol have Gateway plans and coordinate Camporee headcount

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Troop 37 Upcoming Events

Community Service- Seder Set Up

Thursday April 14, 2016 at St Teresa Gym 4:00 PM – No uniform

Parents Mandatory Meeting and Troop Meeting

Friday April 15, 2016 7:30 pm   Uniform Class B T-shirts

If you plan on attending the Quail Hill Camping Trip (Tents) on April 22nd, 23rd, & 24th . Please bring your permission slip and payment of $30.00 to the meeting on Friday. This will be the Troops Camp-o-ree preparation Trip. For the Quail Hill Permission Slip {Click Here}

Saturday April 16, 2016

Hammer & Saw Day at Pouch Camp 9:00AM

There will be service projects for units to assist on. Units that attend will be given 75 points toward Unit awards at Camporee. Units must work a minimum of 4 hours. Units must have at least 50% of the Scouts in attendance for the Service Project.

Saturday April 16, 2016

Eagle Project – Steven Kaht

A very Special Place – 634 New Dorp Lane start at 8:00 AM

Wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on.

Sunday April 17, 2016

Eagle Project – Ryan Holland

Silver Lake Park 8:30 AM meet near entrance to Park

across from 610 Victory Boulevard

Wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on.

 

 


Friday March 11, 2016, WEBELOS Crossover Ceremony

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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

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/

Black Hawks are the Service Patrol -please arrive by 7:15

Be sure to bring your Boy Scout Handbook to the meeting so we can record advancement requirements that were completed on the camping trip and hike.

EagleSaturday March 12th,

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 Benjamin Lattanzio and Joseph Nadal. 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


Meeting Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday night’s meeting is going to be a preparation for the Klondike Derby. We are building Sleds. NO Uniforms but dress warm, we will be outside for part of meeting. Patrol Leaders bring a winter Backpack packed according to Klondike checklist

If you are attending Klondike Derby on Saturday February 27th, 2016 Please bring Payment of $10.00 to meeting.

KLONDIKE DERBY
Saturday February 27, 2015, 8:00 am
Scouts and Leaders/Adults report to the Camporee Field (across from JCC) at 8:00 AM for check-in and registration, Boots (no sneakers) and appropriately dressed (warm coat/jacket, hat, gloves etc.) Dress in layers. Each Scout should bring a bag lunch to be eaten on the trail. Soup and hot chocolate will be provided at the Red Dog Saloon (Camp Master Cabin). See Klondike Derby Checklist for Patrol and Scout required items checklist


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.