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Troop Meeting Friday April 5, 2013

We are in the process of finalizing plans for the Agatha A. Durland Scout Reservation, Camping Trip on the weekend of April 19-21, 2013. Durland Scout reservation is located at  1 Clear Lake, Putnam Valley, NY  10579. We will be tent camping. Scouts will be cooking their own meals by Patrol.  In order to properly order the appropriate amount of food, supplies, and ensure adequate vehicle transportation we need to know who is attending by this Friday 04/05/13, if attending - please bring payment of $30 and a signed permission form. Permission slips are (click here)

For more information about Durland Scout Reservation
http://www.wpcbsa.org/Facilities/Durland/

Patrol Leaders Bring Patrol Boxes for Inspection / Inventory

Knots of the Month : Square Lashing

 

 


Troop Meeting Friday March 22, 2013 ALTERNATE LOCATION NOT AT LOWER CHURCH HALL

Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm    Class A Uniform
Location: Our Troop meeting for this Friday March 22nd is at Pratt Industries
4435-B Victory Boulevard (right next to the Con Edison plant)

Staten Island, NY 10314

This is also an opportunity to earn the Pulp and Paper Merit Badge (Req. 7)
http://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/3/32/Pulp_and_Paper.pdf

Pratt Industries is America’s 5th largest box manufacturer and the world’s largest, privately-held 100% recycled paper and packaging company. We are scheduled to have a tour of the facilities at 4:30 PM on Friday March 22nd. The tour will last approximately an hour and a half to two hours


Friday March 15, 2013 WEBELOS Crossover Ceremony

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

ASPL & Patrol Leaders turn in your headcounts for the Pratt Paper and Marine Industry Day before Friday’s meeting.

We are continuing to work on monthly theme “Physical Fitness”

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/

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.

Service Patrol please arrive by 7:15

REMINDER:Eagle Scout Ceremony Saturday 7:30 PM Conran Hall- All Scouts are required to attend. Parents are also encouraged to attend.


March 1, 2013: Merit Badge Meeting

We had an awesome  time on the Bullowa Camping Trip, took an 8 ½  mile hike, worked on map and compass skills, chopped wood, manhunt, learned about Dutch Oven’s,  ate some awesome meals and Dutch oven desserts. Thanks to all the Adult Leaders who attended, transported, and helped out.

This Friday will be our merit badge meeting. Class A Uniform. Scouts are encouraged to bring any and all materials or workbooks that they need for their merit badges. All Merit Badge Books from the Troop library must be signed out, and please make sure to return any Merit Badge Books when finished. Merit Badge workbooks and requirements/ information can be obtained at Merit Badge Research Center:  http://www.meritbadge.com/

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM please be on time, Service Patrol, Troop Librarians and Senior Patrol should arrive no later than 7:15.

Know your Knots – This Month –Timber Hitch


Service Project Tomorrow – Monday February 18, 2013, 6:15 PM

Saint Teresa’s is hosting the Cardinal’s Appeal Kick-Off Event for Staten Island. Cardinal Dolan will be coming to lead an Evening Prayer Service in St Teresa’s Church at 7:00 PM Monday, February 18, followed by a fundraising gathering in Conran Hall. I am looking for a dozen or so older Scouts and Adults / Leaders to assist with controlling and directing parking in the same manor we previously did for the Ecumenical Service. We should be completed NLT 8:15 PM.

  • Meet at Lower Church 6:15 PM
  • Class A Uniform
  • Bring a Flashlight
  • Dress warm
  • I will have reflective vests.

 

Please let me know if you can assist at : ditmj@aol.com  I apologize for the short notice on this.— Mr. Di Trani


February 22, 23, & 24, 2013: Bullowa Scout Camp Trip

The Troop will be Cabin Camping at Bullowa Scout Camp, 15 Franck Rd, Stony Point NY, 10980 for the weekend. We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon (02/22) meet there at 4:30 PM

You must wear boots and bring a Cup to drink out of. Be sure to bring a Utensil kit (knife, fork, & spoon)

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 forcast. Dress in LAYERS and bring the following:

  • [ ] Sandwich for Friday night
  • [ ] Hat
  • [ ] Gloves
  • [ ] Heavy Jacket [ ] Raingear
  • [ ] Hiking Boots
  • [ ] Extra socks
  • [ ] Cup for drinking (hot chocolate)
  • [ ] Utensil Kit (everybody has one)
  • [ ] Sleeping Bag (do not need pad)
  • [ ] Day pack/String Pack for Hike
  • [ ] Water Bottle or canteen
  • [ ]10 Essentials
  • [ ] Hiking Stave/Staff
  • [ ] Scout Handbook
  • [ ] Money for the Trading Post

If you have not turned in a permission slip you can printout one {click here}.

Link to Camp Bullowa: http://www.hudsonvalleyscouting.org/outdoor-programs/camp-bullowa/32953

 


Cancelled Events

Due to impending Winter Storm Nemo please be aware of the status of the following Troop 37 planned events:

Troop Meeting Friday Feb. 8, 2013-  CANCELLED

Klondike Derby Saturday Feb. 9, 2013CANCELLED

Service Project-Burn Palms-Sunday Feb. 10, 2013 is Still Scheduled meet 12:30 PM at Lower Church Hall- no uniforms.

Patrol Leaders please be sure to contact all your members.

Troop 37 enjoy the snow but remember to do a good turn daily – Maybe help to shovel any senior citizens sidewalks in your neighborhood.


Troop Meeting Friday January 25, 2013

This Friday‘s Merit Badge meeting –“. We will wear Class B” Uniforms due to this Sunday’s Pancake Breakfast. We again ask that all scouts help set up and attend this Sunday’s Pancake Breakfast, and Silent Auction our largest fundraiser of the year.

[ ] This week is a Merit Badge Meeting so please ”BE PREPARED” to work on a merit
badge and bring your worksheets, especially anyone with partials.

[ ] If you have any Troop Merit Badges books you are no longer using please return
them and make sure they are signed back in by the Troop Librarian.

[ ] Bring Scout Handbooks -if you are sitting for a Board of Review

REMINDERS

  • Saturday Jan. 26,   1:30 PM- - SET UP for Pancake Breakfast
  • Sunday   Jan.  27,   7:30 AM Pancake Breakfast - Class A Uniform

[ ] SPL and Patrol Leaders –please be sure to contact your Patrol members and pass this information and the additional Klondike Derby information.

 


January 14, 25, & 13, 2011: Winnebago Scout Reservation Camping Trip Or Community Service at Church of the Ascension

The Troop will be Cabin Camping at Winnebago Scout Reservation, 102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway NJ, for the weekend. We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon (01/11) meet there at 4:30 PM. (If you are not attending Trip please see below Community Service event where you help is needed by the Troop.)

You must bring your own Cup to drink out of and your Utensil kit (knife, fork, spoon) if you want to eat. (every Scout received a utensil Kit from Santa)

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. Dress in LAYERS and bring the following:

  • [ ] Sandwich for Friday night
  • [ ] Hat
  • [ ] Gloves
  • [ ] Heavy Jacket  [ ]  Raingear
  • [ ] Hiking Boots
  • [ ] Extra socks
  • [ ] Cup for drinking (hot chocolate)
  • [ ] Utensil Kit ( everybody got one from Santa)
  • [ ] Money for the Trading Post
  • [ ] Water Bottle or canteen
  • [ ] Day pack/String Pack
  • [ ]10 Essentials
  • [ ] Sleeping Bag (do not need pad)

Scouts / Leaders not going on Camping Trip are requested to Conduct Community Service on Saturday Jan.12, 2013

  • TROOP 37  COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT
  • Date:   Sat, January 12, 2013
    • Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Place: See above [corner of Brookside Ave]
    • Event: Holiday Service & Dinner For Residents of Lakeside Manor Home for Adults
    • CLASS A UNIFORM REQUIRED
    • Each year, Troop 37 helps support our community by being of service to those in need.  One way we do this is by helping with the above event.  Parents are welcome to assist.