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Sat. July 11th – Fred Fischer Eagle Project   Recently updated !

EagleProject
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

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO SEA BEE PARK FORT WADSWORTH

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   Recently updated !

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.

 

SUMMER CAMP FEES
[ ] 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)
 

MEDICAL
[ ] 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


Troop 37 Annual Family-Alumni Canoe Trip June 26th -28th, 2015

Please meet at the shed 4:30 PM sharp for this weekend’s Canoe trip. We are leaving at 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
[ ] Pack using a duffle bag or soft pack NO Frame BACKPACKS (save space)

[ ] 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 Sweatshirt / Raingear

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

[ ] A Small String bag with Ziploc bag inside or waterproof bag to tie onto canoe for belongings while on river

Canoe Trip


Court of Honor: Friday, June 19, 2015

This Friday will be a Court of Honor for Troop 37.

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 Sly Foxes Patrol (The Service Patrol) should arrive at 7:00 pm for setup.

All Parent and Family are encouraged to attend to show their support of their son’s Scouting achievements. There will be refreshments served immediately following.

REMINDER: Summer Camp medicals are due to be turned in.


Troop Meeting 7:00 PM June 12, 2015 at Pouch Camp – Flag Retirement Ceremony

This Friday‘s meeting will be at 7:00 PM at Pouch Camp Camporee Field across from JCC –Class A Uniforms. We will be participating in the Flag Retirement Ceremony. (see flyer)

Please note meeting is starting ½ hour earlier and being held at Pouch Camp.

Please bring any Canoe Trip Payments and/or paperwork for Summer Camp ….MEDICALS if you haven’t brought them in already!!!

REMINDER:

Nick Ferretti’s Eagle Project this Saturday June 13, 2015 8:30 AM at Historic Richmondtown, 441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306


Troop Meeting Friday June 6, 2015

This Friday we will be having a regular troop meeting.  Uniform standards are relaxed this week NO UNIFORMS. Wear your favorite sports team, superhero, or whatever appropriate T-shirt or polo shirt.

We will be doing some Training and you will be planning out next year’s trips and events.

Greenbar will meet at 6:30 PM prior to the Troop Meeting.

REMINDER: Pay for Canoe Trip and turn in permission slips.

Patrol Leaders will be calling their Patrol Members for a headcount of Scout and Family members attending Canoe Trip. Please be sure to return calls-  “A Scout is Courteous”


Troop 37 Family & Alumni Canoe Trip Friday – Jun 26th – Jun 28th

canoertrip{Click here to download Full Flyer}

The required Liability Form {Click Here} MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EACH PERSON CANOEING and signed by Parents of those under 18 years of age and Permission Slip {Click Here} for all Scouts

All payments, Signed Permission Slips, and Release of Liability forms must be returned No Later than June 5, 2015 in order to reserve canoes, purchase food, and arrange for transportation


Friday, May 22nd – Merit Badge Meeting

Merit Badge Meeting

This Friday May 22, 2015, we will be having Merit Badge Meeting in Lower Church Hall @ 7:30pm. All scouts are to be in Class B uniform Troop T-Shirts to allow Class A uniform to be clean for the Memorial Day Parade. Please remember to bring all your merit badge worksheets, books, and any other necessary items needed for the merit badge that you are working on. Scouts who signed out Merit Badge Books and have completed the merit badge please return them to Librarian. All Merit Badge Books from the Troop library must be signed out.

Troop Librarians please arrive early to set up
Service Patrol: Blackhawks please arrive early to set up.
Honor Patrol: Rattle Snakes

“Knot of the Month” is Figure Eight. If you don’t know how to tie it check out the link to the animated Figure Eight knot http://www.animatedknots.com/fig8_/

carwashSaturday 05/23/15 is a Troop Car Wash– Meet at 7:00 AM at the Shed. Earn your way and reduce your Parent’s summer camp costs.

 

 

 

graveflagsSaturday 05/23/15 Flags on Graves of Veterans10:00am Ocean View Cemetery 3315 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY Request that any Scouts who need community service and/or are not participating at Car wash meet at the cemetery Class A Uniform

 

 

 

Memorial Day – Monday 05/25/15 as always Troop 37 will be Handing out Flags at the Staten Island Memorial Day Parade on Forest Avenue along the Parade route just prior to the start of the Parade. Look Sharp –“Class A” Uniform. We will meet at 11:20 AM at the NE Corner of Forest Avenue and Hart Boulevard. Bring a water Bottle. We need your help we have a couple thousand Flags to hand out. We are usually done sometime around 1:00 PM. Pickup location upon completion will be at Chase Bank 1480 Forest Avenue between Marianne Street and Livermore Avenue

To many, Memorial Day, the federal U.S. holiday that takes place every year on the last Monday of May, is just MemorialDayanother excuse for a three-day weekend. It’s also known as the day that marks the official start of summer and as a day devoted to getting great deals at the mall. However, the true meaning of Memorial Day goes far beyond barbecues and mattress sales.

The holiday began after the Civil War, and at that time was known as “Decoration Day.” While it was originally founded to honor the soldiers who died in the Civil War, today, Memorial Day is a day to honor all of the Americans who have died in military service.

Americans should take a moment from their day of celebration and leisure to reflect on the brave sacrifices of those who have given their lives for this great nation.

 

And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.

-Lee Greenwood


Troop 37 Wins 2015 Camp-o-ree

T37-2015_Win

Boy Scout Troop 37 awarded Best Troop Overall

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. The Boy Scouts’ Aquehonga District Camp-o-ree held this weekend at William H. Pouch Scout Camp in Sea View brought together more than 500 Boy Scouts and their troop leaders from nearly all Staten Island troops to learn about friendship, leadership and accomplishment. The first-place winner for the weekend, awarded the Trophy based on points accumulated in the various events, was Boy Scout Troop 37, out of St. Teresa’s R.C. Church, Castleton Corners. The theme of this year’s Camp-o-ree was S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and included competitions in areas like code breaking, building an electro-magnet and spaghetti bridge building in addition to traditional scout skills.