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

Camping: Junior Leader Training

No Troop Meeting due to JLT camping trip.

If you have been selected to attend the Troop 37 Junior Leader Training Weekend and you are not able to attend, YOU MUST NOTIFY Mr. DiTrani ASAP.

What is JLT? JLT Training is the leadership training given primarily by the Scoutmaster 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.

Meet at Shed 4:30 PM Friday September 25, 2015

We will now be meeting @ 5:30PM, Friday, September 25, 2015

Where: Upstate Buckhorn 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

Must Bring:

1)  Permission Slip, signed by Parent /Guardian (Click here to download)
2)  $25.00 Pay for Trip (food& Transportation)
3)  A Cup to Drink out of and a waterbottle
4)  Hiking Boots / Raingear
5)  Pack a sandwich/snack for Friday night’s dinner
6)  Appropriate Clothing (temperatures are cooler upstate)

**Teams are going to make soda bottle water rockets – bring empty 2 liter soda bottles if you can****
Camping Chair Recommended


Upcoming: 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 “B” uniforms and wearing sneakers.


Troop Meeting – Board of Review

This Friday will be our Board of Review meeting. Please come prepared with Scout Handbook.

Dress code – Class B.

Also, “know knot challenge” begins.

Troop Fundraiser – Car Wash – Saturday @ 7am Please come to help raise funds for troop equipment.

Troop Meeting Friday September 11, 2015

Uniform: “Class B” Troop T-shirt Scout Pants or Shorts
Please be sure to bring your Boy Scout Handbook-

The “Square Knot” is the Knot of the Month – Know how to tie it!
CHECK OUT the Animated Knots link    

Green Bar Meeting Recapimmediately following Troop Meeting.

Honor Guard Opportunity: 23 Oct 2015 [FRI]: NYC: 11:45am – 2:00pm.

Kindly see attached flyer for details (click here to download). Mr. Di Trani will be requesting volunteers at this Friday [11 Sep] Troop Meeting.

NOTE: This event is on the same Friday of the Alpine NJ tent camping trip, so you should plan to be back from NYC and at the shed NO LATER THAN 4:30pm [subject to Scoutmaster confirmation].

BSA-Aviation Flyer-10.23.2015



Troop 37 Parents Committee Monthly Meeting Schedule Change

Our subject monthly meeting will now take place on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month, from 7:30pm – 9:00pm in the St. Teresa Parish House.
EXCEPTION: Sept 8th is our first meeting.
Kindly note the following Troop 37 Parents Committee Monthly Schedule of meetings:
8 Sept
6 Oct
3 Nov
1 Dec
5 Jan
2 Feb
1 Mar
5 Apr
3 May
7 June
Thank you and regards.
Joe Lattanzio, Chairperson
Troop 37 Parents Committee

Sat. July 11th – Fred Fischer Eagle Project

Dear Scouts, Parents and Friends,

The rank of Eagle Scout is one of the most significant achievements that a Boy Scout can achieve during his time as a scout. To become an Eagle Scout, among other things a scout must plan and lead an Eagle Scout Leadership project that includes service to the community and/or a beneficiary. It is with great please to tell you that the time has come for MY Eagle Scout Leadership Project.

The project will both be on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at Seabee Park Pavilion in Fort Wadsworth (Staten Island, NY 10305). We will be meeting at 8:00 AM at the pavilion at Seabee Park And a short preparation on Friday July 10th at ___(directions will be provided)


My Project consists of refurbishing the Pavilion. The benches and tables have been removed and I will be painting shuffleboard courts and hopscotch activity boards on the pavilion floor. I will also be prepping the site on Friday July 10th by power washing and sweeping off the concrete base and am looking for a small crew to assist then also.

Not only is this a troop activity and a chance to get community service hours for advancement, but it also an opportunity to help the entire community who make use of this beautiful park.

If everything goes according to plan, everything should be done before 12 P.M. For all of those coming, please wear old clothes because there will be painting involved.

Even if you can only attend for a short period of time, I could use the manpower to accomplish this projects. Any help or time you can spare for the project will be greatly appreciated. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Please let me know if you can attend.

Thank you in advance.

Fred Fischer



Take Staten Island Expressway (I-278) East to exit 15, Lilly Pond Ave./Bay Street (last exit before bridge). Take exit to second Traffic light end of ramp and make a left on Lilly Pond Ave. to next light (Bay Street). Turn right; go past guard booth Bay Street becomes New York Avenue.  Follow New York Avenue under Verrazano Bridge to Battery Road. At T intersection Make a Left turn on to Battery Road to Hudson Road at Ball field parking lot. Turn right onto Hudson Road go 300 ft SEA Bee Park is on your left.

Community Service Arielle Newman Run – July 4th

This 4th of July, Troop 37 Scouts have an opportunity to do a couple of hours of Community Service before lunch at the Arielle Newman Race – 5 Mile Run. Scouts and Parents can also help man water stations along the route.

Tomorrow   08:00 AM Friday, 4th of July

Meet at 08:00 AM on the Corner of Clove Road and Forest Avenue
Race will begin at 9:00 and is over in approximately 1 hour.
Wear a Troop Class B T-shirt with any shorts/or pants

Please come out and lend a hand if you can.

Arielle Newman, sister of Troop 37 Alumni – Eagle Scouts Keith Newman and Kyle Newman, was an award-winning track and cross country runner for Notre Dame Academy High School, Staten Island. She was the 2005 and 2006 Staten Island Girls High School Varsity Cross Country Champion. Arielle was a captain of the track team and voted MVP. She was a Staten Island Advance All Star four times, once posthumously. Arielle died April 3, 2007 from an aspirin-like ingredient, methyl salicylate, found in over the counter muscle creams. The Newman family and friends picked up the torch from the Pepper Martin Run continuing a Fourth of July tradition. This Run is in her honor and to foster awareness of the dangers of this ingredient


Tues. July 7th – Last Chance Meeting and Important Summer Camp Information

On Tuesday July 7th at 7PM, we will be at St. Teresa’s Lower Church Hall to collect any outstanding summer camp fees, medical paperwork and distribute your scouts ordered Class “B”  T-shirts.

Please note: you must have all outstanding issues resolved at this meeting as we WILL NOT be accepting any fees or paperwork on the day departure.


[ ] Hawk Mountain (plus any additional fees; Pathfinder, Cope, Basketry, etc)
[ ] Haag’s Breakfast ($11.00 per person) –Need to submit a headcount (scouts already paid for)
[ ] Friday Night Chicken Dinner ($9.00 Adults, $7.00 Child 10 & under) (scouts already paid for)

[ ] Medicals Forms A, B & C (2 copies with Insurance card front and back) MUST HAVE
[ ] Food Allergy Forms (must have to attend camp)
[ ] Administer Over The Counter Medicine Form (must have to attend camp)


Important Summer Camp Information

We will all meet for Mass at Saint Teresa’s next Sunday July 12th at 7:00 AM Sharp. Meet at the Lower Church Hall parking lot. After the vehicles are loaded and Mass is finished we will leave for the camp at about 8:30 AM. We will make our annual stop again this year at the Haag’s Hotel, Shartlesville, PA for a Breakfast Buffet. (Directions Here)


Families are needed to drive up to the camp with us. There will be a lot of equipment and scouts to transport.

  • All Scouts and leaders will wear the Class B Troop T-shirt up to the camp and Breakfast. We will change into Class “A” once we arrive at camp.
  • Please make sure your son(s) have their bathing suit on under their class B uniform (scout shorts/pants, socks, belt, Troop T-shirt) or readily available (not packed in a trunk) with their towel. They should also have their Class A Uniform shirt and Neckerchief readily available (not packed in a trunk) for as soon as we arrive at camp to take the troop photo.
  • Have a full water bottle to keep on their person as they tour the camp and to use daily to keep themselves hydrated.
  • Thursday is Hawaiian Shirt Day at Camp if you have a Hawaiian shirt bring it.
  • Be sure to bring Scout Socks Full dress “Class A” uniform for all evening meals at the dining hall. For both camp wide campfires full dress class A uniform including Scout Socks
  • Bring a Hanger to Hang up your Uniform
  • Put your name or initials on the labels of all your clothing (especially uniform items (i.e. 60th Anniversary neckerchief) and Troop T-shirts)
  • Don’t Bring Valuables or any Electronic Devices (Ipod’s, games, phones, radios, etc.) to camp. Leave them at home.
  • Scout spending money is to be placed in an envelope clearly marked with your scouts name and amount contained within. All monies should be in small denominations (we recommend bills no larger than $10). All envelopes will be collected by Mr. “G” in the parking lot.

Additional Parents information / Scout Packing list {Click Here} and also

Driving Directions {Click Here}. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Mike Di Trani
Scoutmaster, Troop 37

Going to Summer Camp? Have you made your hotel reservations?

Are you going to summer camp?  Have you chosen what Merit Badges you wish to take?  If you did, you need to send your choices to Mr. Holland. You can hand them in at any meeting or you can even email them to Mr. Holland.

Be sure to include your name, the full name of the Merit Badge and the time of the class in your request.  Also, be sure to read what the prerequisites are. You are responsible to complete and bring proof with you to summer camp.

You can view the Merit Badges Schedule here: HMSR 2015 Summer Camp Information

and download the prerequisites here: Click here to download Merit Badge Pre-requisite Listing for 2015

Parent’s, have you called to reserve your room at Microtel hotel or the Comfort Inn?  Delay could you cause you to be left without a room.


HMSR 2015 Summer Camp Page updated.

We have updated our Hawk Mountain Summer Camp information page to reflect the 2015 Summer Camping season.

If you lost your paperwork from the Mandatory Parents Meeting last Friday or just never picked it up, then you’re in luck!

  • Updated Merit Schedule table
  • New link to download the Merit Badge Pre-requisites lists
  • Links to download Medical forms, OTC Medication Authorization and Food Allergy and Religious Dietary forms

Head on over to the 2015 Hawk Mountain Summer Camp Information Page and download what you need!