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Friday, May 22nd – Merit Badge Meeting   Recently updated !

Merit Badge Meeting

This Friday May 22, 2015, we will be having Merit Badge Meeting in Lower Church Hall @ 7:30pm. All scouts are to be in Class B uniform Troop T-Shirts to allow Class A uniform to be clean for the Memorial Day Parade. 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 them to Librarian. All Merit Badge Books from the Troop library must be signed out.

Troop Librarians please arrive early to set up
Service Patrol: Blackhawks please arrive early to set up.
Honor Patrol: Rattle Snakes

“Knot of the Month” is Figure Eight. If you don’t know how to tie it check out the link to the animated Figure Eight knot http://www.animatedknots.com/fig8_/

carwashSaturday 05/23/15 is a Troop Car Wash– Meet at 7:00 AM at the Shed. Earn your way and reduce your Parent’s summer camp costs.

 

 

 

graveflagsSaturday 05/23/15 Flags on Graves of Veterans10:00am 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 cemetery Class A Uniform

 

 

 

Memorial Day – Monday 05/25/15 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 MemorialDayanother 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 8, 2015

[ ] Bring Packs Packed to Troop Meeting- Shakedown

[ ] Bring your Totin Chip Card

[ ] Bring a Rubber band

[ ] Uniform standards are relaxed for this week- NO UNIFORMS

So they will and clean for Camporee

[ ] If you did not pay for the Camporee the Cost is- $25.00 – You also need to turn in a Permission Slip {Permission-Camporee15}. Please turn in to Mrs. Nadal, Troop Treasurer at the beginning of meeting.


NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK-Camping Trip

The Troop will be Tent Camping and Patrol Cooking at Quail Hill Scout Camp for the weekend as part of Camporee preparation

We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon (04/24/15) meet there at 4:30 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 night

* [ ] Hat

* [ ] Jacket

* [ ] Raingear

* [ ] Hiking Boots -A Must-

* [ ] Extra socks

* [ ] Cup for drinking

* [ ] Sleeping Bag ( pad or air mattress)

* [ ] Day pack/String Pack for Hike

* [ ] 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. Please, NO radios, iPods, electronic games or other sound emitting electronic devices. ALL clothing items that a scout takes should be permanently marked with their name.

Quail Hill Scout Reservation 56 La Valley Drive, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726 (732) 446- Link to Quail Hill Scout Reservation: http://qhsrcamp.org/

REMINDER Save the Date: S.T.E.M Camp-O-Ree, Pouch Camp 5/15-17, 2015

 


NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK-Camping Trip

 

The Troop will be Cabin Camping at Mt. Allamuchy Scout Camp for the weekend

 

We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon (03/20/15) meet there at 4:30 PM. You must wear 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 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
  • [ ]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. Please, NO radios, iPods, electronic games or other sound emitting electronic devices. ALL clothing items that a scout takes should be permanently marked with their name.

 

Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation 750 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, NJ Phone: 973-347-3266   Link to Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation: http://www.camps.ppbsa.org/camps/somers/masr.htm

 

REMINDER: COMMUNITY SERVICE   Thursday  03/19/15

Troop 37 has been requested to provide assistance for setup of

Island Interfaith Passover Seder on Thursday March 19th 2015, 3:45 PM

St. Teresa’s Conran Hall (Gym) 1634 Victory Blvd. Time will be credited for Advancement and Community Service time.

 


Meeting Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday night’s meeting is going to be a preparation for the Klondike Derby. Class A Uniform. We are building Sleds and finishing up Flags. Patrol Leaders bring a winter Backpack packed according to Klondike checklist

If you are attending Klondike Derby on Saturday February 28th, 2015 Please bring Payment of $10.00 to meeting.

KLONDIKE DERBY

Saturday February 28, 2015 (8am to 2pm)

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


Friday January 30, 2015 – Merit Badge Meeting

Valley Forge Encampment and Pilgrimage

If you plan on attending the Valley Forge Encampment and Pilgrimage Trip held on February 13th,14th, &15th. You Must Be at least 13 Years old. Please be sure to bring $45.00 payment and BOTH signed a Permission Slip (Permission-valleyforge) and Medical Consent Form (EMERGENCY HEALTH TREATMENT) with you to the meeting this Friday.

Merit Badge Meeting

This Friday January 30, 2015, will be a Merit Badge Meeting. 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 them to Librarian. All Merit Badge Books from the Troop library must be signed out.

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 Two Half Hitches- You also will need to know the knots of the previous months (Square, Sheet Bend, Clove Hitch, Bowline). Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”? Check out animated link to Two Half Hitches http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Two_Half_Hitches

 


Friday January 16, 2015 – OA Elections and Troop Meeting

Religious Emblems Training -will meet at 6:30 PM prior to Troop Meeting

This week’s meeting we will begin with Elections for Order of the Arrow (OA) followed by Cold Weather Camping Training in preparation for the Valley Forge Encampment Trip in February.

Camping Trip Registration Extended to this Week
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.

Service Patrol: Roaring Tigers – Please arrive by 7:15 to set up
Honor Patrol: Howling Coyotes

“Knot of the Month” is Two Half Hitches– You also will 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


NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK

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 (12/12/14) meet there at 4:30 PM

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 LAYERS and bring the following:

  • [ ] Sandwich for Friday night
  • [ ] Hat
  • [ ] Gloves
  • [ ] Insulated long underwear/ underarmour
  • [ ] 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
  • [ ]10 Essentials
  • [ ] Scout Handbook
  • [ ] Money for the Trading Post/ Gift shop

If you have not turned in a permission slip you can printout one (click here to download permission slip)
Link to Flyer about Trip http://bsatroop37.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Arlingtonw.pdf

                                                 NEXT WEEK
Troop 37 Christmas Party Friday Dec. 19, 2014 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


Nov. 21, 2014 – Regular Troop Meeting

Update: Are you working on Citizenship in the World Merit Badge? Have you completed Requiremen​t 7.c [visit with a student from another country]?  No? Well, you’re in luck.  Life Scout Ben Lattanzio’s family is hosting an Italian High School Exchange Student who will be attending tonight’s meeting.  Here is your chance to complete that requirement, so be sure to bring your worksheet or paper and a pen/pencil and be prepared to take notes.

Friday at 6:30pm we will be having a Religious Emblem meeting followed by our regular Troop meeting @ 7:30PM in Lower Church Hall of St. Teresa.

Scouts should be in Full Class A Uniform with their handbooks to have an rank requirements signed off from last weekend’s hike.

Saturday, Nov. 22nd, 2014: 9am to 4pm, we will be offering “CPR and First Aid skills for civilian first responders” course (click here to download flyer) conducted by Mr. Nadal, Mrs. Nuccio, Mr. Mendez and Mrs. Coriasco (Mr. Mendez’s Spouse).

Cost is a special discounted price of $55 per person. Lunch will be provided. Be sure to invite you family and friends.


Friday, Nov. 7th – Greenbar and Regular Troop Meeting and more…

This Friday we begin with our Greenbar meeting, so all Greenbar members need to be in Lower Church Hall at 6:30pm and have their meetings ideas for this month for a lively conversation.

The Troop meeting begins @ 7:30pm. All scouts should be in Class “A” Uniform and have their handbooks.

 Pouch Camp Backpacking Trip: (Pouch_Hike_2014_permissionslip)

Signed permission slip and $25.00 payment must be submitted at this Friday’s meeting in order to attend trip. We need to have an accurate headcount in order to plan and purchase enough backpacking meals.

Don’t forget about “The Ten Essentials” which can be found here. (THE 10 ESSENTIALS)

M. Fabisenski Eagle Project – Nov. 8th and 9th: (Mike Fabisenski Eagle Project Flyer)

WHEN: Nov 8 and 9, 2014 starting @ 8:30 AM with breakfast.

WHERE: Westerleigh Park @ the Bandstand.

WHAT: For The Friends of Westerleigh Park, we will:

1. On Saturday [Nov 8], we will scrape & prepare to paint the Bandstand floor, columns, rail & ceiling.

2. On Sunday [Nov 9], we will paint the Bandstand floor grey and paint its columns, rail & ceiling white.

Scouting for Food: We will be meeting at the Key Food Supermarket on Manor Road at 9am to collect food donations for local food banks. The cub scouts will be taking over at 12 noon.