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Bravo Zulu Troop 37!

Troop 37 did very well in the Klondike Derby yesterday. Out of 26 Patrols from Staten Island Troops the competition consisted of 26 Patrols.
Overall the Rattle Snakes took Second Place and the Blackhawk’s won Third Place. Bravo Zulu to all Troop 37 Scouts who participated.
Staten Island Advance video link features some of Troop 37 Scouts
Staten Island Klondike Derby article in today’s Advance
I also want to thank all the Adult Leaders from Troop 37 who helped out manning “Anchorage” the “Red Dog Saloon” and those who walked around with the boys and help transport and on Friday night build the sleds.
Now Lets get ready for the Camporee!!!!!

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand”. Vince Lombardi

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Mr. DiTrani


Meeting Friday, February 20, 2015

NO Uniforms for meeting

–dress warm, wear your favorite Sweatshirt or a Troop Fleece/sweatshirt. Friday night’s meeting is going to be a preparation for the Klondike Derby.

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.

Klondike Checklist link


With sadness…

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Marie Dahl, maternal grandmother of brother scouts, Jason & Matthew Selmer. The funeral service will be at 8 PM tomorrow (Friday) night at the Harmon Home for Funerals.

While many of us will be away on the Valley Forge encampment trip, our thoughts and prayers are with the boys and their family.


Shooting Sports day March 7, 2015

Colonial Rifle & Pistol Club Inc. is hosting a shooting sports day on March 7, 2015 at 4484 Arthur Kill Rd, Staten Island, NY 10309.

This is open to all Scouts / Ventures 12 years old and older.

This is an opportunity for those who have a partial rifle merit badge card and want to complete it.

Also for those that wish to start the rifle merit badge.

Or anyone who enjoys the sport.

 

Again you must have reached your 12th. birthday to attend. There will be a 30 minute briefing with range rules before shooting, all must attend. We would be shooting 22cal. Rifles.

There may be a fee for ammunition for this event ($3 dollars for 50 rounds).

Shooting will start after 9am or 11:30am safety briefing.

Registration ends February 19, 2015. Space is limited.

After you register you will get a start time a week before the 7th.

 

If you have any questions, or wish to register contact:

James Collins at poucharchery@gmail.com


Merry Christmas Troop 37 Family!

 

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Linus Van Pelt: “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'”

Linus Van Pelt: That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

Please enjoy a safe and Merry Christmas!

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Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetary – A job well done!

Arlington National Cemetary 2014

Arlington National Cemetary 2014

On our way to the section we had selected for laying wreaths, we encountered an Air Force major and three members of the Civil Air Patrol who had been tasked with offloading an entire 18-wheeler stacked floor-to-ceiling, and wall-to-wall with cases of wreaths. He was profoundly grateful for our offer to assist.

The boys took turns working on the truck, as the rest either grabbed boxes of wreaths off the back, or broke down and stacked the empties on pallets, all while going out and laying wreaths on the graves.

They worked quietly and diligently throughout. When a colonel came by and complimented the major on the smooth and efficient operation, he replied that the credit belonged to the thirty scouts and leaders who offered to help and just started working. As they stood watching in admiration, the major told the colonel that he wished his lieutenants in training were as self-motivated as these scouts. The colonel suggested he tell them on Monday morning, then got in on helping to offload the truck.

The boys from both troops were terrific, and several assisted elderly vets in laying wreaths on the graves of fallen comrades. Words cannot express how proud we are of every one of you guys.

For more photos click here…

Gerard Nadal

Assistant Scoutmaster/Troop Chaplain


Coast Guard ensures safety for 2014 NYC Marathon

Mike Di Trani, command security officer at U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York and Troop 37 Scoutmaster, debriefs members of the Coast Guard Police Department, Maritime Safety and Security Team New York, Coast Guard Investigative Service, Sector New York and Coast Guard Auxiliary after the last group of runners cross the start line of the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon on Fort Wadsworth, Nov. 2, 2014. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ann Marie Gorden

For the Coast Guard, the marathon isn’t just a one day event. Mike Di Trani, command security officer at Coast Guard Sector New York spent the last six months mapping out security detail. – Click here to read more…