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Friday, Nov. 29th – No Meeting – Happy Thanksgiving!

There will be no Troop meeting Friday, November 29th.    

We hope everyone
in our Troop 37 Family
have a
Safe and
Happy Thanksgiving
with family and friends.

  Upcoming Events

    • Fri. Dec 6th: Merit Badge Meeting
    • Fri. Dec 13th: Regular Troop Meeting
    • Fri. Dec 20th: Troop Holiday Party – Lower Church Hall
    • Wed. Dec 25th: Merry Christmas!
    • Fri. Dec. 27th: No Meeting – School Closed
    • Fri. Jan 3, 2014: Regular Troop Meeting: Cut-off Date for $$ and Permission Slip for Winnebago Camping Trip
    • Sat. Jan 4th 12:30pm – 3:30pm: Church of the Ascension Luncheon  {Click to download pdf}
Church of the Ascension_Website Poster_12.22.13 toiletries


Friday, Nov. 1st – Regular Troop Meeting

We will be having our regular Troop meeting this Friday in Lower Church Hall @ 7:30pm.

Important: Since Friday is a Catholic day of Obligation and the Church will be having Mass @ 7:30PM, so we must be on our Best behavior and keep volume levels to a minimum.

All scouts must be in Class “B”, to allow for Class “A”’s to be in top shape for Sunday, Nov. 3rd Pancake Breakfast.

  • All scouts should have their handbooks for Patrol corners.
  • All Patrol Leaders need to review patrol members books and Troopmaster Individual Progress sheets: note updates on both.  (Patrol Advisors please assist)
  • Patrol Boxes not exchanged last week must be exchanged this week. If you have a Patrol Box at home and are not a current Patrol Leader, bring it in to give to the new Patrol Leader.
  • Some Scouts are in need of Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Reviews. Please be ready and have handbooks available in case you are one of them.

Important Upcoming Events:

  • Pancake Breakfast Raffle Baskets not handed in already, the parents need to make arrangements with Mrs. Naughton, 917-873-9136.
  • Sat, Nov 2nd: Pancake Breakfast setup – 5:30pm Conran Hall – All hands on deck
  • Sun Nov 3rd: Pancake Breakfast – 7am in Conran Hall – All scouts expected to attend.
  • Mon, Nov 4th: Parents Committee Meeting – Parish House – 7:30PM
  • Fri, Nov 1st – Nov 15 – 17 Alpine Camping/Historic Palisades Hike:
    - $25 payment and permission slips. {Click here to download Permission Slip}
    **** This is the cutoff date.  All payments and permission slips must be handed, No payments/permission slips will be accepted after Nov 1st. ****

  • Sat Nov 23rd: Eagle Scout Court of Honor – Setup 4pm, Ceremony 7:30pm. Scouts expected @ 7pm

Other Upcoming Events

  • Sat, Nov. 2nd : – Mr. Adelkopf running 2 mile hike for Hiking Merit Badge at Pouch Camp. 10am to 1pm.  Please see Mr. Adelkopf for other details.
  • Sun, Nov 10th: – NYC Parks/Urban Rangers are doing a hike that is approximately 3.3 to 3.5 miles from the Brielle Nature Center on Rockland Avenue to Great Kills Park located on Hylan Boulevard and Buffalo Street. Not a Troop run event.  Attendance is optional.  Follow link to register: http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/park-to-park-nature-center-to-great-kills-park


Court of Honor

On Friday will be our Fall Court of Honor for our scouts.

A Court of Honor, as the name states, is a ceremony held to present scouts with awards they have earned such as merit badges and rank badges which recognize their achievements.

Scouts should be in Full Class AUniform with merit badge sashes.

Senior Patrol and Service Patrol should arrive at 7:00 pm for setup.

All Parent and Family are encouraged to attend. There will be refreshments served immediately following.

Upcoming Events:

It’s My Park Day – October 19th: For those who still need conservation for their 50 milers, or working on the BSA Outdoor awards this Saturday is “It’s My Park Day” in High Rock Park, 200 Nevada Avenue, SINY 10306.  They will be planting trees and doing some trail restoration from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Any Scouts or Scout Leaders interested please let me know.

Scouting for Food – November 2nd: More details to follow.

Pancake Breakfast – November 3rd:  Laura Esposito and Patty O’Brien will be accepting your completed and wrapped raffle baskets at the Court of Honor. The cutoff date for turning in your raffle baskets will be the 10/25 Troop meeting.

The Troop needs some scouts in Full Class A uniform on Sunday, October 27th, to assist our fundraising committee selling with raffles tickets after the masses at St. Nicholas for the  9:30AM and 10:30AM Masses. This has been cancelled.

Camping – November 15 – 17 - If you are planning on attending the November 15 – 17 Alpine Camping Trip, you may start bringing in your $25.00 and Permission Slip {Click to download here}.  The cutoff date for trip payment AND permission slip is November 1,2013. We will not accept any payments or permission slips after this date.

It is important to note that this will be a serious hike of approximately 12 miles.  Hiking boots are an ABSOLUTE MUST and they need to be BROKEN IN PRIOR TO THAT WEEKEND.  New Hiking boots will cause your scout undue injury with blisters, so please start looking at your scouts boots now. Any scout showing up with sneakers will be sent home.


Friday, Oct. 11 – Big Apple Jambo

This Friday we will be hiking to Pouch Camp to attend the GNYC Big Apple Jambo for four days, October 11 – 14.  We will be meeting at the Troop shed @ 5:45pm, no later than 6:00 pm.  

** Update: The list of merit badges to be offered are imaged below. Be sure to bring pen, paper and merit badge worksheets.

2013 Big Apple Jamboree Merit Badges Offered

All attendees must:

  • Eat dinner prior to muster at shed or bring sandwich that will fit in backpack – No food services Friday evening.
  • MUST bring Medicals if they have not alreadyYou will not be able to attend the weekend if we do not have your Medical A & B forms, which do not require Doctor visit. {Click here to download forms}.
  • MUST bring signed permission slip. {Click here to download permission slip}
  • Muster at shed in Class B with scout pants and socks – Senior Webelos included.  Full Class A shirts and neckerchiefs are to be in backpacks Quickly Accessible.
    • When not in Class A, we will be in our Class B t-shirts for the other parts of weekend (no excuses).  Senior Webelos Pack shirts are sufficient for Class B
    • Must have everything in backpack with Flash Light/Head lamp, water bottle and poncho quickly accessible not buried in pack.
    • Must have backpack (With backpack cover or Large Trash bags)/sleeping bag/ground pad
    • Must WEAR Hiking boots (No Sneakers) / Extra pair of shoes (in camp – Sneakers ok as back up)
    • Must bring FULL Water Bottle – No empties
    • Must bring Drinking cupThere will be no  drinking cups in camp
    • Pack for cold and wet conditions – Jacket and Poncho (Currently forecasted to be in the high 60’s with a 40 – 30% chance of rain Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
    • Pack clothes in plastic bags/zip lock bags for weather proofing of clothes. (Extra socks / underwear)
    • Personal First Aid Kit / Hand sanitizer / Toothbrush / Toothpaste / Wipes (a Scout is Clean)
    • Camp chair, optional.  (Will be placed in equipment vehicle).
    • Hiking Stick / Compass / Pen, Paper and Merit Badge pamphlets and worksheets. Day pack/String bag for weekend to carry various items.
    • Blue Cards will be available.

 


Junior Leader Training Weekend, Friday Sept. 20 – 22, 2013

There will be no meeting this Friday as we conduct our Junior Leader Training this weekend. If you have received an email inviting you to attend, you will be contacted by someone from the Senior Patrol to confirm your participation. If you are not contacted please contact them and inform them if you will be attending.

Due to the limited space available, we chose to use the Leadership Application as a means to determine the attendees.  If you overlooked submitting an application and have not received an invite, do not worry.  There is always next year. You will still be able to attain a Troop leadership position.

What is JLT?

JLT Training is the leadership training given primarily by the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters to all the youth leaders in their troop. ALL Boy Scout troops should conduct the JLT course with every leadership shift—whether it is when the youth get a new troop position or a patrol leadership role.

We will be meeting at the Shed 4:30 PM Friday September 20, 2013

Where: Upstate Buck horn NY- Mr. G’s Hunting Camp

Camping- Sleeping in Tents

Food – Adults are Cooking-No Patrol Cooking
No Backpacks – Use a soft Bag or Duffle /gym Bag to carry belongings *** There looks to be some rain forecasted for Saturday,  so be sure to pack some rain gear and some extras clothes. 

Must Bring:
1) $10.00 Pay for Trip (food& Transportation)
2) Signed permission slip (attached)
3) A Cup to Drink out of (we are not binging any paper/foam cups)
4) Pack a sandwich/snack for Friday night’s dinner
5) Hiking Boots

Camping/Folding Chair – is Recommended

Return Sunday at around 1:00-2:00 PM


Friday, September 13, 2013 – Troop Meeting and Very Sad News

It is with great sadness that we inform our scouting family of the passing of our strongest supporter,

Leonard Fedorschak

Mr. Fedorschak was a friend and supporter of Troop 37 and The Boy Scouts of America  for over 50 years.  He will be greatly missed.  Please keep the family in your prayers.  Arrangement information may be found on SI Live (Click Here).

Friday’s meeting will be Full Class A Uniform (Socks and Neckerchiefs must be worn) and Handbooks are reqiured.

A portion of the Troop will be paying our repects to the Fedorschak Family at Casey Funeral  home.

The remainder of the Troop will be inspecting and cleaning out the tents in preparation for Junior Leader Training training the following week.

Invites have not been sent as of yet, but will be over the coming weekend.

Reminder:

Saturday morning we will be having a Troop car was in the St. Teresa Parking lot.  Everyone is expected to be at the shed by 7:00AM.


Friday, September 6, 2013 – Troop Registration Night

Welcome back! We hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe summer vacation.

We will be conducting our first meeting this Friday, September 6, 2013 in lower church hall at 7:30pm.  Class B uniforms will be the dress for the night.

Parents are asked to attend registration.

Please note our Registration Fees have increased from the previously mailed postcards.  An email has been sent to our scouting families explaining the reason for the late change.

$112 for one child / $162 for two children / $212 for 3 children

Please make checks payable to ” BSA Troop 37″

Our fundraising team will be collecting $10 per scout for the Pancake Breakfast supplies and each family will be given a theme for the gift basket they are to provide. Also, they will be providing each family with 50/50 raffles tickets booklets for the scouts to sell.


Keith Newman Eagle Project continues…

On Friday, August 9th, Keith Newman and his helpers were able to clean up the shrine area at Alba House and scrap some of the paint off of the statue bases which are to be painted.  Since there was a threat of rain, they were not able to paint. Keith would like to thank everyone who was able to attend and help on Friday.

Keith and any helpers who can attend, will finish painting and do some light clean up on Saturday August 17 at 9am.  Lunch will be provided.  Wear old clothes and bring work gloves.

The project will be at the

Alba House 
2187 Victory Blvd SI, NY.

  So, please make every effort to attend and help finish the job.


Kieth Newman Eagle Project

Kieth Newman will be running his eagle project Friday, August 9th beginning at 9am.  The project will be at the

Alba House
2187 Victory Blvd SI, NY.

The project will entail painting and refurbishment. Bring sure to wear old clothes, old shoes, and work gloves.

Lunch will be provided so please make every effort to help out.

 


Big Apple Jambo Registration Collections


This year on October 11-14, 2013 the troop will be attending the Big Apple Jambo at Pouch camp as our October camping trip. The weekend will be filled with many great activities including High Adventure Activities! A schedule of the activities can be found here on the Big Apple Jambo Schedule. It would be great if all of Troop 37 attends.

The troop must register each scout and adult who will attend and we must do so by Sept. 15, 2013. The cost, which includes all meals is $75 for Boy Scouts and $60 for Boy Scout Adults.

There is an early discount of $10 making the cost: $65 for Boy Scouts and $50 for Boy Scout Adults if paid by July 31, 2013.

Anyone interested in going should pay as soon as possible. Anyone who wishes to get the $10 discount needs to submit their payment by July 29 so we can get you/ your scout registered.

In order to insure we can get you/your scout registered before the July 31st cutoff, Mr. Nadal and I will be at Lower Church Hall on Monday, July 29th @ 7:30pm to collect registration monies so we will have it in hand for registration.

Please make every effort to get us your payment.