FORESTBURG CAMPING TRIP January 27th– 29th, 2017- No Meeting

We are meeting at the Troop Shed on Friday at 4:30 PM sharp

Please be aware that we are cabin camping and the temperature can still drop significantly, so be sure to pack properly, using a soft duffle or gym bag and please bring the following:

[ ] Bring a Sandwich or brown bag something for your Friday night dinner. [ ] You must bring your own Cup to drink out of
[ ] Boy’s Life Magazine -February 2017 issue
[ ] Nalgene / Water bottle [ ] Wool or Fleece Hat [ ] Gloves [ ] Jacket [ ] Hiking Boots [ ] Extra socks [ ] Money for the Trading Post [ ]10 Essentials
[ ] String Bag or Day Pack for Hike
[ ] Sleeping Bag / foam pad or air mattress [ ] Scout Handbook [ ] Pen


For camping trip to Forestburg Scout Reservation, 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.

Forestburg Scout Reservation, 1945 Route 42, Forestburg, NY 12777 845-856-3008, for more information about Forestburg Scout Reservation


Reminder:  Save the Date February 5th 2017

Troop 37 Scout Sunday Breakfast at the Staaten

Troop Meeting Friday January 6, 2017 – 7:30PM

GREENBAR / PLC Meeting at 6:30 PM

This week’s meeting, we will be working on Cold Weather Camping.

We will also be collecting Permission Slips (click here) and $30.00 for the Forestburg Cabin Camping Trip on January 27th, 28th, & 29th

Religious Emblems Meeting at 6:30 PM Scouts working on Pope Pius XII religious emblems please make sure you have read chapters 5 & 6 and be prepared to discuss.

Knot of the Month” is Taught Line Hitch. You should also know the knots of the previous months (Square Knot, Sheet Bend, Clove Hitch, Two Half Hitches, Bowline). Be Prepared!  Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”? Check out Taught Line animated knot link:


Merry Christmas!

TROOP 37  

This Friday, December 16th 2016

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!!! 

Parents and siblings are encouraged to attend. In addition to pizza, skits and songs we are expecting a visit from Santa and he needs to know who is coming.

Please contact your Patrol Leader to inform him whether you and your family will be attending if you have not heard from him by Monday evening.


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


Troop Meeting Friday December 2, 2016

Merit Badge Meeting


Greenbar / PLC  Meeting at 6:30 PM

Friday will be a Merit Badge Meeting.  Class B” Uniform Troop T-Shirt. Meeting starts promptly at 7:30PM. 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 Books to the Librarian. All Merit Badge Books from the Troop library must be signed out.

Merit Badge workbooks and requirements/ information can be obtained at Merit Badge Research Center:

If you need a particular Merit Badge Councilor to be present at the meeting be sure to contact them, it is the Scout’s responsibility.


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 the Diagonal Lashing- Check out the animated knot link:

Green Bar Meeting

This Friday we begin with our Green Bar Meeting, so all Green Bar members need to be in the Lower Church Hall at 6:30 PM and have their meeting ideas/plans for this month. Patrol LeadersPatrols should be working on completing their Patrol Flags for presentation.


REMINDER Save the Date:  December 16, 2016

Troop 37


Passing of Wanda Esposito

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Wanda Esposito –

  • Mother of Wendy, Charles & the late Linda Sloan;
  • Grandmother of our Eagle Scouts Matthew & Joseph, and Scott, Patrick & Nicholas Sloan; 
  • Great Grandmother of Emma & Logan Sloan; and 
  • Sister to Anthony Pryzybyszewski.

Services are as follows:


Sunday, Nov 20, 2016: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Casey Funeral Home, 350 Slosson Ave, S.I., NY 10314, (718) 447-4242

Funeral Service:

Monday, Nov 21, 2016: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

St Teresa Church, 1634 Victory Blvd, S.I., NY 10314, (718) 442-5412


The Troop will be lean-to / Wilderness Survival Shelter camping and be Patrol Cooking at William H. Pouch Scout Camp for the weekend.

We will meet at Pouch Camp Parking lot by the Trading Post on Friday afternoon (11/18/16) meet there at 5:00 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 nightcmping
  • [ ] Hat
  • [ ] Jacket
  • [ ] Raingear
  • [ ] Hiking Boots -A Must-
  • [ ] Extra socks
  • [ ] Cup for drinking
  • [ ] Sleeping Bag ( pad or air mattress)
  • [ ] Full 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. If you have any questions regarding the Trip, contact your Patrol Leader and/or one of the Senior Patrol Leaders.



Troop Meeting Friday November 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Greenbar Meeting prior to at: 6:30

No Uniforms – Uniform standards are relaxed this week–so wear your favorite T-Shirt. This way your Uniforms will be clean and neat for Scouting for Food and for the Pancake Breakfast.


Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM please be on time, Service Patrol Screaming Eagles should arrive no later than 7:15. The Sly Foxes will be the Honor Patrol


This week we will again work on Lashing Skills continuing with Square Lashing – review Boy Scout Handbook pages 392-400. We will also be prepping and training for the Wilderness Survival Weekend at Pouch Camp (see below)

CHECK OUT the Animated Square Lashing link:

Wilderness Survival Weekend at Pouch

wilderness-survivalDo You have what it takes to survive?

We are in the process of finalizing plans for the Wilderness Survival Weekend trip at Pouch Camp on the weekend of November 18-20, 2016 On that Friday evening we will be sleeping in Lean-tos. On Saturday, we will build shelters to sleep in that night. Scouts will be cooking their own meals by Patrol. If attending please bring payment of $25 and a signed permission form. Permission slips are available (click here)


Scouting for Food
Community Service 
Saturday November 5th 2016
At Stop & Shop Supermarket 
1441 Richmond Ave
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    (Flyer click here)





Dear Parents/Guardians and Scouts,

This Sunday, November 6th is our annual Pancake Breakfast and Chinese Auction. It is our troop’s biggest fundraiser and we must all work together to make it a success.
Set up for this event will take place on Saturday, November 5th beginning at 6:00 PM in the gym. Please make every effort to have your son help set up.

On Sunday November 6th It is asked that scouts arrive at 7 am, as to allow for setup of kitchen and training for the younger scouts. Class A Uniform. Breakfast service will begin after the conclusion of the 7:30 mass. The Breakfast will continue throughout the morning until 2 PM. After the conclusion of the event, we will be taking up the tables and returning the Gym to its previous state.


I would personally ask that any parents who are available, that you please donate some time to the Troop and help us at set up and/or at the breakfast. There is much to be done.

All Scouts are expected to participate in this fundraiser attendance will be taken and time recorded

Parents and Scouts please DO NOT PARK in Church Parking lot on the day of the Breakfast, we want to ensure there is ample parking for guests attending. Thank you for your cooperation in making our breakfast a success.