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Passing of Eagle Scout Fred Fischer

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the untimely passing of our most recent Eagle Scout, Fred Fischer. Fred passed away sometime during the night of December 20th at home.

Fred was a kind and gentle soul and just made Eagle earlier this month. Please keep the Fischer Family in your thoughts and prayers.

Friends will be received at Harmon Funeral Home on Sunday, December 27th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310
718-442-5056

On Monday morning December 28, at 11:00 AM there will be a funeral mass for Eagle Scout Fred Fischer.

Troop 37 and Troop 37’s Eagle alumni will be forming an honor guard before and after mass. It is requested that all current scouts who are able to attend, please do so in your Class A uniform (boots or shoes and NOT sneakers, please!) All Eagle alumni are welcome and encouraged to wear your Eagle medal on your lapel.

We’ll be assembling between 10:15 am  and 10:30 am at the Church of the Holy Family, 366 Watchogue Rd, Staten Island, NY 10314.

If you are able to attend, please make every effort to join us.

 


It’s never too early…

Each year, Troop 37 helps support our community by being of service to those in need and one way we do that is by serving at the “Church of the Ascension Luncheon”.

Now your thinking….”But that’s next year?“.  Well, you are correct, but it’s never too early to begin. You can start now by collecting the needed toiletries and bringing them to a Troop meeting or dropping them off at the Lattanzio home.

Need more information?  See the below flyer.  (Click here to download)

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Friday Merit Badge Meeting update and November Backpacking Trip to Pouch

This Friday’s meeting attire is regular civilian clothing so your Class “A” uniform and be clean and tidy for this Sunday’s Pancake Breakfast.

On Friday November 20th 2015 will be 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. 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.

If you are planning on attending the November 20-22 Backpacking Trip to pouch Camp please bring attached Permission slip and $25.00 payment to the Troop meeting this week

(Click here to download)

We have to get a headcount to order backpacking food.


Color Guard Needed for Fundraising Event Friday Oct. 23

Troop 37 has been asked by GNYC to once again provide a color guard for a major fundraising luncheon in Manhattan this coming Friday, October 23.

We’ll be departing from the shed at 9 AM and returning home by 4 PM.

Scouts will be dropped off at home so that they can gather their equipment for the camping trip.

Lunch will be provided, and scouts will receive seven hours of community service for the day.

Please contact Mr. Nadal  (347-466-0075) ASAP if you plan to attend.


Friday, Oct. 9 – Troop Meeting – Green Bar and Board of Review

This Friday we will be having our Troop meeting in Lower Church Hall. Scouts should be in Class “A” uniform and have their scout handbook.

We will begin with a Green Bar meeting at 6:30pm. All new leadership scouts should be in attendance with their ideas ready to go.

Patrol Box Exchange: 2014-2015 Patrol leaders must bring in their Patrol Box to give to the 2015-2016 Patrol leaders. The patrol box MUST BE CLEAN AND NEAT to hand over. If it is sticky, dirty or just awful you will be required to take home to clean and bring back. Adult Leaders will be checking. 2015-2016 Patrol Leaders should be prepared to take home your new Patrol Box.

Alpine Scout Camp Tent Camping and HikeSigned permission slips and payment of $30 is due in order to attend. Click here to download permission slip

Pancake Breakfast/Chinese Auction: Scout family gift baskets are due. Please see Ms. Cocozza or Mrs. Naughton. We are also accepting any empty baskets for use with other prizes or item you wish to re-gift.

Oct. 23rd Aviation Luncheon Color Guard: We are looking for a few good scouts interested in being a part of the Color Guard for the Aviation Luncheon in Manhattan. G NYC Council will provide letters for your schools to explain your absence. Please see Mr. Nadal if you are interested.

New Venture Patrol for 2015-2016: Are you 14 years or older? Are you First Class or higher? Have you participated at least 50% or higher of the Troop’s outings and meetings? If you answered “Yes” to these questions then you can be a part of the Venture Patrol. The Venture Patrol is “The Patrol within Patrols”.

Eligible scouts from the different existing patrols have the opportunity to participate in high adventure activities separate from or even during Troop camping trips. Going to Alpine this month? Then you have the opportunity to bump up your game and hike further than the 12 miles the Troop is currently set to do. Have more questions?

 

 

 


With a heavy heart…

The Hon. Louis R. Jerome, father of Steven A. Jerome, Assistant Scoutmaster and grandfather of Steven M. Jerome, Life Scout in Troop 37, passed away Friday October 2, 2015.

Friends will be received Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at Harmon Home for Funerals, 571 Forest Ave, West Brighton.   A Mass of Chrisitian Burial will be held at St. Teresa’s Church on Wednesday 10:45 A.M. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Teresa’s Church, 1634 Victory Blvd., S.I., NY 10314 would be appreciated.


Friday, Oct. 2nd Meeting Offsite – Troop 37 FDNY Marine 9 Fire Station Tour & Boat Ride

Friday, Oct. 2nd Meeting Offsite – Troop 37 FDNY Marine 9 Fire Station Tour & Boat Ride

6:15pm – 9:00pm – FDNY Marine 9 Fire Station · Stapleton 355 Front St, Staten Island, NY 10304

BOAT RIDE: NO EXCEPTIONS. THIS IS YOUR ONLY & FINAL NOTICE: you must be on the dock NO LATER THAN 1815 Hours [6:15 PM EDT] to board the boat. The cruise leaves promptly at 1830 hours [6:30 PM EDT]. 

Scouts should be in Class “A” uniforms without neckerchiefs and wearing sneakers