Eagle Scout Project: April 29th, 2012

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 our Eagle Scout Leadership Projects.

The two separate and distinct projects will both be on Sunday, April 29th, 2012 at Seabee Park in Fort Wadsworth (Staten Island, NY 10305). We will be meeting at 8:00 AM at the pavilion at Seabee Park (directions will be provided).

There will be two projects going on simultaneously. Jack’s project will be building tent pads for a future urban camping site. Sean’s project will be building corral fences around the camping sites and rehabilitating (scraping /painting) BBQ grills around the pavilion.

Building the tent pads and the fences will involve quite a lot of dirt and wood lifting. We recommend wearing old work clothing that you don’t care about and wouldn’t mind getting dirty. While we repurpose the grills, we will be stripping the rust on the grills and repainting them.

If you have any wire brushes, shovels, gloves, or eye goggles, we would be happy to have you bring them to help with the project. If you have any of these supplies, please call/e-mail Sean or Jack with the contact information below as soon as possible.

Even if you can only attend for a short period of time, we definitely need the manpower to accomplish these projects. Any help or time you can spare for the projects will be greatly appreciated. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Thank you in advance.

Sean Fisher                                                  Jack Rosak                        
(347) 855-7326                                            (646) 283-3151

Troop Meeting Friday March 16, 2012

If you plan on attending the Mt. Allamuchy Camping Trip, please bring signed permission slip and payment.   Patrol Leaders need to query Patrol members and obtain head counts.

We are going to work on Lashing Skills starting with square lashing– review Boy Scout Handbook pages 392-400.

CHECK OUT the Animated Square Lashing link:

Be Prepared” for some instant Patrol Point challenges throughout the meeting.

The “Know Knot Challenge” will also be opened up to some Assistant Scoutmasters who also want to try to beat the clock.

Reminder: Chapin Woods Conservation Project – Saturday March 17, 2012 at 9:00 A.M.

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Troop Meeting Friday February 24, 2012

We are continuing to work on Map and Compass skills read Navigation Chapter in The Boy Scout Handbook Pg. 346 -375 

Please bring the following to the meeting (Patrol Points).

[  ] Boy Scout Handbook

[  ] Compass

[  ] Measurements sheet (completed)  (Blank Copy)

Uniform standards are relaxed this week: Class B Uniform (Troop T-shirt or Sweatshirt or Fleece) and uniform pants, socks, and belt.

Friday, November 11th: Meeting Information

This Friday, we will have our normal meeting at 7:30. However, we are going to be preparing for the upcoming hiking trip. We ask that scouts bring their pack fully packed. We want to be able to help them prepare for the trip now instead of on the trail. Also, if you are going on the trip, you need to bring the permission slip signed to the meeting.

Court of Honor: Friday, October 28, 2011

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 A uniform with their merit badge sashes. Senior Patrol and Service patrol should arrive at 7:00 pm for setup.

When a scout receive the rank of Star or higher (the upper ranks), the mother is presented with a ribbon.

All are encouraged to attend with refreshments being served immediately after.

Troop Meeting: Friday, October 7, 2011

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM please be on time, in Uniform and bring your Scout Handbook.

If you are attending Alpine Camping Trip on 14, 15, & 16 OCT

You must turn in [  ] Permission Slip and [  ] $ 25.00 cash or check made out to BSA Troop # 37 (Permission Slip Download)

Knot of the Month: Taught Line Hitch Do you know how to tie it? If not review your scout handbook or check out this animated link:

Patrol Leaders should contact all members before meeting and have an accurate headcount. Bring draft menus and Duty rosters to Troop meeting for completion and approval.

Advancement Progress Reports– Please review the report you were emailed for errors.

Service Patrol please be sure to arrive by 7:20 PM to setup for meeting

Kyle Naughton’s Eagle Scout Project – July 9-10, 2011

Kyle Naughton will be having his Eagle Scout project on July 9th though July 10th in Saint Teresa’s large schoolyard. The times for the project are:

July 8th: 4pm-8pm
July 9th: 7am-4pm
July 10th: As needed

Update: We are not longer meeting on Friday due to weather. The work has been pushed back to stay longer on the 10th (Sunday)

Wednesday July 6th, 2011 – BBQ

On Wednesday Evening  July 6, 2011. beginning at 6:30 PM  St Teresa’s Lower Church Hall (LCH).
Troop 37 will have a BBQ  in the Lower Church Hall Parking lot with the unused Canoe Trip Food. We will also be there to:
  • Collect any  Outstanding Summer Camp Payments / Refund any Canoe trip payments
  • Collect  Summer Camp Medicals
  • Distribute Troop T-shirts to Scouts
So bring your son’s medical,  payment balance if any, get his Troop T-shirts and have a hotdog/ steak  for dinner. 
Parents We must have a completed Medical in order for your son to attend Summer Camp.

Canoe Trip – June 24th-26th, 2011

Please meet at the shed at 4:30 sharp for this weekend’s canoe trip. Take note
of the following:
[ ] Bring a sandwich or something for Friday night’s dinner.
[ ] Pack using a gym/duffle bag or soft type pack
[ ] Bring old sneakers or water shoes for canoeing –NOT Sandals
[ ] Bring a wide brim hat / Sunscreen/ sun block for sun protection
[ ] Bring a cup – You won’t need a mess kit
[ ] Towel
[ ] Camp Chair to sit in

We will be sleeping in either tents or lean-tos so bring sleeping bag/ air mattress or foam pad.