Canoe Trip – June 20th – 22nd, 2014

Please meet at the shed Friday at 4:30 sharp for this weekend’s canoe trip. We are leaving by 5:00 PM. Take note of the following:

[  ] Bring a sandwich or something for Friday night’s dinner.
[  ] Make sure you turned in Liability form signed by a Parent
[  ] Bring old sneakers or water shoes for canoeing that won’t fall off –NOT Sandals.
[  ] Bring a wide brim hat / Sunscreen/ sun block for sun protection.
[  ] Bring a cup – You won’t need a mess kit.
[  ] Bring a towel.
[  ] Camp Chair to sit in
[  ] Appropriate Clothing / Rain gear
[  ] We will be sleeping in either tents or lean-tos so bring sleeping bag/ air mattress or pad.

HMSR Summer Camp:

  • Medicals: We are accepting completed medical forms, OTC Medication form, Dietary Needs forms and a copy of the scouts health insurance card (Front and Back) . They must be in duplicate AND stapled in order for us to accept them. If you have these already completed, please bring them to any meeting to provide to Mr. Nadal or Mr. Villani.
  • Merit Badge Selections are Due. Merit Badge selections have all been received.
    • All merit badges that have pre-requirements and need Leader sign off should be brought to a meeting and reviewed with an available leader. Please have a completed form letter filled out and ready for the Leaders signature.  {Click here to download Form Letter}

Upcoming Events

  • Jun 20th – 22nd Canoe Trip
  • Jun 27th – Court of Honor
  • Jun 28th – Car Wash
  • July 13th – 19th – Hawk Mountain Summer Camp

Friday, April 25th – PJ Vaccaro Eagle Project / Durland Camping Trip

This Friday there will be no meeting as we will be having our Durland Camping Trip. We will be meeting at the shed no later than 4:30pm. Packing list is indicated below. All scouts are to be in Class B T-Shirts if you have them.

PJ Vaccaro is conducting his Eagle Project this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 26th and 27th

All helpers will be meeting in the Burger King Parking lot both days.  Saturday is at 2pm and Sunday at 7AM.

On Sunday, two scouts are needed for an honor guard and must be Class A uniform (Neckerchief and socks required) with their Class B’s underneath.

He needs to know who will be attending to assist him in his project ASAP!

Please email him directly TODAY of the day you plan to attend to assist as this is a two day event. All those scouts not attending the camping trip should be able to attend at least one day of his project. 

Let’s help our fellow scout in his efforts on his trail to Eagle.

Durland Packing: Also, feel free to use the Camping Checklist as a guide.
{Click here to download}

  • Backpack
  • Warm clothes (an extra days worth of clothes, plan for wet weather)
  • Hat/Gloves/Jacket (still low temperatures at night)
  • Sleeping Bag/Pillow
  • Boots (Waterproof recommended. And second pair of shoes  with extra socks)
  • Full Water Bottle/Drinking Cu/Fork, Spoon, Knife

Upcoming Events

  • May 2nd – Regular Troop Meeting
  • May 9th – Regular Troop Meeting
  • May 10th – Car Wash
  • May 16th – 18th – Camporee
  • May 23rd – Merit Badge Meeting
  • May 24th – Car Wash
  • May 30th – Regular Troop Meeting
  • May 31st – Car Wash

C. Gundacker Eagle Project Update

Dear Scouts, Parents, and Friends, 

The time has come for my Eagle Scout Leadership Project. The project will be on Saturday April 12th, 2014 and we will be meeting at 8:30 AM at 1131 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10314. It is the camp next to Pouch, Henry Kaufmann Campgorunds. The project should last into the afternoon. 

The project is building a gateway that starts a trail, the gateway will honor a Police officer, and cleaning up a 100 yard trail, so rakes, gloves and power drills will be needed. If you have any of these supplies and are willing to donate or loan them for my project (they will be returned) that would be a great help.  If you plan on bringing any materials, please call/email me from the listed contact information, as soon as possible.

We will be building, painting and cleaning in a park area so be prepared to get a little dirty. Wear older clothes and boots and please bring work gloves. It may be muddy still. 

Please call/ e-mail me to let me know if you can go, if you have materials, and/or if you can’t go but have materials to lend. 

Any help or time that you could offer the day of the project would be greatly appreciated. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Thank you in advance for your help.

Yours in Scouting,
Christopher Gundacker

Friday, March 28th – Regular Troop Meeting – Camping Expo Prep 1

This Friday we will be having a Regular Troop meeting.  We will be having a preparing for the Camping Expo the Troop will be conducting on Saturday, March 29th from 10a to 2pm, for the Girl Scouts.

The scouts will running and teaching camping skills such as Tent setup and scuttle, Knots, Cooking, Cleanup, Fire Station.

All scouts are to be in Class A uniform and have their handbooks.

Eagle Project Notification – April 5th:

Chris Gundacker will be conducting his Eagle Project on Saturday, April 5th, beginning at 8:45AM at the corners of Hueguenot Avenue and Chester Avenue, Staten Island. His project will be building a gateway and trail cleanup.  More details can be found by downloading his project notification flyer. {Click here to download}

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 28th – Regular Troop Meeting – Expo Shakedown
  • Mar 29th – Troop 37 Camping Expo for the Girls Scouts @ Pouch Camp
  • April 3rd – Interfaith Passover Seder Setup @ 3:45pm Conran Hall
  • April 4th – Regular Troop Meeting – OA Elections
  • April 5th – C.Gundacker Eagle Project
  • April 11th – Mandatory Parents Meeting for Summer Camp and Regular Troop Meeting
  • April 12th – 10A – 1P – Messenger of Peace Hike/Service Project
  • April 18th – Good Friday – No Meeting
  • April 25th – 27th – Durland Scout Reservation – Tent Camping

Group 1 Snow Patrol Duty – Fedorschak Home

 Group 1, Rattlesnakes Patrol, is up for snow patrol duty tomorrow @ 10 am @ Mrs. Fedorschak’s Home.

The driveway still needs to be cleared as Mrs. Fedorschak has an appointment to attend on Tuesday and the plows have left a large pile of snow behind, besides what didn’t get cleared from the previous visits. 

 Please be there by 10 am with your shovel to help clear the snow. I will meet you there.

 Mr. Holland

Friday, Jan. 31st – Regular Troop Meeting

This Friday we will be having a Regular Troop Meeting.  All scouts should be in Class B to keep their Class A’s in tip-top shape for Scout Sunday.

Scout Sunday is this coming Sunday, February 2, 2014. The day will begin with mass at St. Teresa’s at 10:00 AM.  Scouts must be at Lower Church Hall in CLEAN Class A Uniform (neckerchiefs and Merit Badge Sashes) by 9:30AM.  Following the mass, we will have our Annual Court of Honor at LiGreci’s Staaten, 697 Forest Avenue beginning at 12 noon.  Please plan to arrive no later than 11:45AM as we have a full agenda this year and two wonderful speakers.

Also, St. Teresa’s Food Pantry stocks are running low.  In the spirit of being “Reverent” and “Duty to God”, we are asking that every scout family bring one or two items from the items in the table below. 

Sr. Margaret Mary’s food pantry can sure use your help. To help you when you go shopping, the following items are always in need and encouraged: Thank you.

Betty Crocker Vanilla / Choc Cake Mix

Betty Crocker  Vanilla / Chocolate Icing

Pennsylvania Dutch Noodles (large)

Bumble Bee White Tuna in Water

Cheerios, Fruit Loops, & Apple Jacks Cereal

Chef Boyardee Ravioli / Spaghetti

Cup of Soup



Orange / Strawberry Jello

Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Skippy Peanut Butter (medium)

Tetley Tea (box of 48)

Kraft Macaroni &

We have a number of upcoming events that require you to submit your payments if you wish to attend:

March 7th – 9thSki Trip – Anyone interested in attending the March Ski Trip, will need to bring a minimum payment of $50 no later than the January 24th Troop meeting. This is a non-refundable payment to secure the lodging reservations and make checks payable to “BSA Troop 37”.  All payments must be accompanied by a fully completed permission slip (Click Here to download).

Please download the Ski Trip Flyer (Click Here to  download) for pricing.  Any questions can be directed to Ron Gutierrez.

Feb 28th – Mar 2nd – Winter Blast @ TMR – In order to secure a place for our Troop to attend we must have a final headcount and payment to GNYC by February Roundtable, Feb 10th.  The cost is $60 per person and we will require everyone’s monies no later than February 7th’s meeting.  Please make checks payable to “BSA Troop 37”.


Upcoming Events

  • Feb 2nd 10AM – Scout Sunday Mass
    • Noon – Court of Honor at Li Greci’s Staaten
  • Feb 7thCutoff for $$ and permission for Winter Blast
  • Feb 14th – Regular Troop Meeting
  • Feb 21st – Regular Troop Meeting
  • Feb 28 – March 2nd – Winter Blast at TMR
  • March 2nd – Palm Burning
  • Mar 7th – 9th – Ski Trip at Shawnee


Friday, Jan. 3rd Meeting Cancelled

Due to expected temperature lows and lower church hall parking lot not being plowed tonight’s meeting is cancelled.

We will be accepting the Winnebago Trip payments at Friday, Jan. 10th meeting.


  • Church of the Ascension Luncheon has been postponed from Sat. Jan 4th to Sat. Jan 11th 12:30pm – 3:30pm:

      – All scouts are expected to attend in Full Class A Uniform and be there by 12 Noon.   This is an excellent opportunity to obtain service hours which all scouts need in order to advance.  Remember “A Scout is helpful”.

  • Jan 10th – Regular Troop Meeting
  • Jan 17th – 19: Winnebago Camping Trip
  • Jan 24th – Merit Badge Meeting
  • Jan 31st – Regular Troop Meeting
  • Feb 2nd
    • 10AM – Scout Sunday Mass
    • Noon – Court of Honor Li Greci’s Staaten
  • Feb 7th – Cutoff for $$ and permission for Winter Blast