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Arielle Newman Run Community Service 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.

08:00 AM Thursday 4th of July

Meet Rich Newman 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 Scout Keith Newman and Alumni – Eagle Scout 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 muscle creams.

This Run is in her honor and to foster awareness of the dangers of this ingredient.

2013 National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Conference

The Boy Scouts of America have developed a week-long training experience, the National Youth Leadership Training Conference (NYLT), that has proven valuable in the training of youth leaders. The conference will stress the skills of leadership that will make youth leaders more effective in their unit leadership positions.

The conference will be held two weekends at William H. Pouch Scout Camp, Staten Island, New York.

The participant  MUST attend both sessions:

  • 6pm, Friday, September 20th through 5pm Sunday September 22nd, 2013; and
  • 6pm, Friday, October 4th through 4pm Sunday October 6th, 2013


Do you have what it takes to take advantage of this exciting opportunity?  Well, only one scout from each Troop may attend and our Troop Committee has devised a way to pick the most deserving candidate from our Troop.

The 2013 National Youth Leader Training [NYLT] Conference Essay Contest

Using your knowledge and personal experience of the Boy Scout program and other experiences, write an essay explaining:

  1. How attending the National Youth Leadership Training conference will benefit you personally (inside and outside of scouting);
  2. What lessons will you expect to bring back to the Troop; and
  3. How you plan on using these lessons in your leadership activities within the Troop going forward

Contest requirements:

  1. All participants must be a First Class Scout and 13 years of age at the start of the conference.
  2. One (1) essay submission per scout.
  3. Essay should be between 300 and 500 words typed, double spaced.
  4. Essays may be submitted in hard copy or electronically.
  5. All essays must be submitted by Friday July 19th, 2013 to Mr. DiTrani or any Assistant Scoutmaster.  Electronic copies can be sent to Barney Margolis, Assistant Scoutmaster, at with NYLT in the Subject Line.
  6. Winner will be determined by July 31st, 2013.

Download the Essay Contest directions here and may the best Scout win!

Click here for a copy of the conference flyer which contain all the details

Good luck Gentlemen.

HMSR Merit Badge Selections…Have you submitted yours?

Have you submitted your Merit Badge selections yet? Do you know which have pre-requisites and which do not?

You can find everything you need on the HMSR Summer Camp Information page.

  Need to see the Merit Badge Book?  Click here to see if the Merit Badge book is online.


Unfortunately due to inclement weather predicted for tomorrow Saturday May 11, 2013 the Troop 37 Summer Camp Car Wash has been CANCELLED.

We still have additional Scout fundraiser car washes scheduled for:

  • Saturday May 25,
  • Saturday June 1,
  • Saturday June 8,
  • Saturday June 29

Troop Meeting Friday May 10, 2013

[ ] Bring Packs Packed to Troop Meeting- Shakedown 

[ ] Class A Uniform

[ ] Please also bring your Scout Handbooks so we can record your
advancements. We will be working on Patrol Flags, and Camporee preparations.

[ ] Bring your Totin Chip Card

[ ] Bring a Rubber band

[ ] If you did not pay for the Camporee the Cost is- $25.00 – You also need to turn
in a Permission Slip {click here}.

Please turn in to Mrs. Nadal, Troop Treasurer at
the beginning of meeting.

Congratulations to Troop 37’s Newest Eagle Scout Kyle Naughton!!


Thank You NY Container Terminal for a great day!

Troop 37 had  another good field trip today with Maritime Day at the NY Container Terminal.  The Scouts learned about international trade, the Port of New York, containers and container ships, and the Maritime Industry.

The President of NY Container Terminal, Jim Devine, a scout as a youth talked to the Scouts and Todd Stevens General Manager (Eagle Scout) was our tour guide for the entire event he gave a real nice tour.

Be sure to view more photos here….

2013 Maritime Tour of the New York Container Terminal

If you are attending the 2013 Maritime Tour of the New York Container Terminal On Thursday March 28.

We will meet at 9:30 am in the parking lot of the New York Container Terminal at 300 Western Avenue, Staten Island, NY and will enter together as a group at 9:50 am.

We have a rather sizable group attending in addition to Troop 37 so I ask for everyone to arrive promptly so that we may get started on time.

Please Note:

  • Class A” Uniform with neckerchief is required.
  • Must wear closed toed shoes, sneakers,or boots must be tied, no hanging laces.
  • Tour is for Scouts only no siblings please (Adults may accompany)
  • Meet in the Parking lot at 9:30 AM Sharp.

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Thank you Pratt Industries for the Wonderful Tour!

Troop 37 had a great tour inside of Pratt Industries paper recycling plant. We learned a lot about paper recycling, and how they are helping the environment. We got to see paper manufacturing from start to finish and how pizza boxes are made. We even completed a requirement for Pulp and paper Merit Badge. Afterwards after seeing all those boxes we went and had pizza.

See more photos of our tour HERE….
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