Friday January 9, 2015 Greenbar and Regular Troop meeting

This Friday we begin with our Greenbar meeting, so all Greenbar members need to be in the Lower Church Hall at 6:30 PM and have their meeting ideas/plans for this month.

This month’s theme is “Public Servicewe are fortunate to have Deputy Borough President Edward Burke as a Guest Speaker at this week’s meeting. The Troop Meeting begins promptly at 7:30 PM. All Scouts should be in Class “A” Uniform and have their Scout Handbooks.

Service Patrol:                                      Please arrive by 7:15 to set up

Honor Patrol:

No-Be-Bo-Sco  Camping Trip  Jan. 23rd , 24th , & 25th

Signed permission slip (permission slip link)  and $30.00 Payment must be submitted at this Friday’s meeting in order to attend the trip. We need an accurate headcount to plan meals and arrange transportation.

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

Animated link  to Two Half Hitches  http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Two_Half_Hitches


Church of the Ascension_Flyer_01.06.15Jan 10th [Saturday] from 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm – Church of Ascension Luncheon for Residents of Lakeside Manor

We were just recently asked to provide the subject annual community service and an Honor Guard for the residents of the Lakeside Manor.

CLASS A UNIFORMS REQUIRED.  Kindly see the attached flyer for details.
Remember: This is one of the most important activities for the Residents of Lakeside Manor Home for Adults.  Here’s what the church wrote about our past support: “The presence of the Scouts was inspiring; their help was essential to the success of the event. The boys were attentive to the needs of the guests and gracious in their willingness to serve the less fortunate.”


This Friday, December 19th 2014

Come celebrate the holiday spirit at Troop 37′s Annual Christmas Pizza – Party. It is being held at:


Zion Lutheran Church Hall

505 Watchogue Road

7:30 – 9:00pm.


No Uniforms wear something festive!!!


Each person attending is asked to bring one food item from the list below which will be donated to the St Teresa’s Food Pantry


The below items are suggested by the Food Pantry:
Betty Crocker Vanilla / Choc Cake Mix
Betty Crocker  Vanilla / Chocolate Icing
Pennsylvania Dutch Noodles (large)
Bumble Bee White Tuna in Water
Cheerios, Fruit Loops, & Apple Jacks Cereal
Chef Boyardee Ravioli / Spaghetti
Cup of Soup
Orange / Strawberry Jello
Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Skippy Peanut Butter (medium)
Tetley Tea (box of 48)
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese


Senior Patrol please be sure to arrive by 7:00 pm for setup

December 5th – Merit Badge Meeting

GREENBAR / PLC – will meet at 6:30 PM prior to Troop Meeting

Merit Badge Meeting

This Friday will be our merit badge meeting. Scouts are encouraged to bring any and all materials or workbooks that they need for their merit badges.

Please BE PREPARED to work on a Merit Badge.

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

All Merit Badge Books from the Troop library must be signed out, and please make sure to return any Merit Badge Books when finished.

Troop Librarians please arrive early to set up

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

Honor Patrol: Rattlesnakes

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM so please be on time

Knot of the Month” is BOWLINE. You also need to know the knots of the previous months http://www.animatedknots.com/bowline/

Know your Knots – September = Square Knot, October = Sheet Bend, November = Clove Hitch,    December = Bowline

Be Prepared! Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge

Wreaths Across America Trip, Cradle of Liberty (Trip Information Flyer)

Payment and permission slips due *** CUT OFF DATE FRIDAY Dec 5th***

Friday, Dec 12th – 14th: Wreaths Across America Trip, Arlington Cemetery, Virginia.  

We must know if you are attending Trip to Arlington Cemetery for cabin camping.

The trip is on December 12, 13, & 14, with a cost of $ 40 per person.

If you plan on attending you must turn in your PERMISSION FORM (click here to download permission slip) and payment. This is the only meeting before the trip to prepare. We need a confirmation Yes or No headcount for planning menus and arranging for drivers.

Nov. 28, 2014 – No Meeting – Happy Thanksgiving!

This Friday there will be no meeting due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. We hope everyone in our Troop 37 Family have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. Thanksgiving






Friday, Dec. 5th :

  • 6:30pm – Green Bar- PLC Meeting
  • 7:30pm – Regular Troop Meeting
  • Wreaths Across America, Cradle of Liberty (Trip Information Flyer)– Payment and permission slips due *** CUT OFF DATE  FRIDAY Dec 5th***

  Friday, Dec 12th – 14th: Wreaths Across America Trip, Arlington Cemetery, Virginia.   We must know if you are attending our Camping Trip Arlington Cemetery for cabin camping. The trip is on December 12, 13, & 14, with a cost of $ 40 per person. If you plan on attending you must turn in your PERMISSION FORM(click here to download permission slip)and payment. This is the only meeting before the trip to prepare. We need a confirmation Yes or No headcount for planning menus and arranging for drivers.

Backpacking Trip to Pouch Camp

This Friday November 14th is our annual Backpacking Trip to Pouch Camp. It’s one of the most exciting and fun trips we have. On Friday night we all come to the meeting at regular time with our packs already packed. (use attached Checklist) No Uniforms.  We distribute all our food and equipment by Patrols and then into everyone’s pack. (We are not bringing Patrol Boxes) Next we will have a shakedown inspection of everyone’s equipment and pack. We then watch a movie hang out have some snacks and that night we sleep over in the lower church hall.  We wake up the next morning have bagels and OJ for breakfast and then hike the greenbelt blue trail to pouch camp. When we arrive at Pouch Camp we drop our packs eat lunch have some patrol competitions, some training, hang out, and then have a campfire. On Saturday night we sleep over in lean-tos so there are no tents to set up or take down and the next morning sometime after breakfast we hike back to the shed. Expect cooler temperatures this weekend so pack accordingly. Be sure to bring water bottles, cup, a bowl, and a spoon to eat with.

New to the Calendar: CPR and First Aid skills for civilian first responders.
Click here to download flyer
DATE: Saturday, November 22, 2014
TIME: 9:00 – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: St. Theresa- Lower Church Hall
*Lunch included*

Troop Meeting Friday October 10, 2014

Uniform: “Class A” We are holding a Uniform Inspection- Patrol Points
Please also be sure to bring your Boy Scout Handbook
This week Scout Skills Instruction we will work on Hiking Skills – review Boy Scout Handbook pages 262-283. We will also be prepping equipment for the Alpine / Palisades Historic Trail Hike Camping Trip Oct. 17, 18 & 19

REMINDER: Last Year’s Patrol Leaders need to:
[ ] Return their Patrol Boxes at this week’s Meeting.
[ ] Conduct an inventory of their Patrol box and bring completed report and Patrol Box to meeting. Report can be found on Troop web site in the resources section.

Board of Reviews will be conducted– by Committee members/Parents

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

Knot of the Month is Sheet Bend. You also need to know the knots of the previous months (Square Knot). Be Prepared! Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”? Check out Sheet Bend animated knot link: http://www.animatedknots.com/sheetbend/

Green Bar Meeting Evaluation– immediately following Troop Meeting.


Reminder: Please bring your sold raffle tickets and monies to any Troop meeting to turn in to Mrs. Bilotto.  Haven’t sold any tickets?  What are you waiting for?  Get out there and talk to your friends and neighbors and ask them to support you and your Troop by purchasing a raffle ticket and be sure to invite them to the Troop Pancake Breakfast on November 2nd.

All unsold raffle tickets may be returned at October 31st’s Troop meeting.

Friday June 28, 2013 Court of Honor

On Friday at 7:30 PM will be our Summer Court of Honor for our scouts.

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 A Uniform with their merit badge sashes.

Senior Patrol and Service patrol should arrive at 7:00 pm for setup.

All are encouraged to attend with refreshments being served immediately after.

Canoe Trip – June 21st- 23rd, 2013

Please meet at the shed Friday at 4:30 sharp for this weekend’s canoe trip. We are leaving by 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
[ ] 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 / Rain gear
[ ] We will be sleeping in either tents or lean-tos so bring sleeping bag/ air mattress or pad.


Troop Meeting Friday May 31, 2013

bluehawaiianshirt This week the uniform will be Class B with “Hawaiian Shirt” bluehawaiianshirt

Summer Camp Merit badge selections are due this Friday!!!!!

We are going to go through tents, canopies, stoves, patrol tables, and clean up remaining equipment from camporee.

Please read Boy Scout Handbook Pages 194-199, Safety Afloat and Water Rescues

Please remember to bring Handbooks to meeting


Troop 37 Family & Alumni Canoe Trip Friday
{Click Here for Flyer}
June 21,through Sunday June 23, 2013

The required Liability Form {Click Here} MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EACH PERSON CANOEING and signed by Parents of those under 18 yrs 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 7, 2013 in order to reserve canoes, purchase food, and arrange for transportation. No replies necessary please, just payment and forms in order to attend.