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Troop Meeting Friday May 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM 1

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.


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.