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Friday, May 26th – Merit Badge Meeting

Merit Badge Meeting

This Friday May 26, 2017, 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: Roaring Tigers

 “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_/

 

 

Memorial Day – Monday 05/29/17 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 at 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 another 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


Camporee-Friday May 19, 2017 -Sunday May 21

Troop 37 – it’s all up to you!!! Be Prepared!!

Those attending the Camporee on May 19-21, 2017 at Pouch Camp please be at the Camporee Field by 4:30 P.M. (Manor Road across from the JCC).

[ ] Make sure you are Wearing Boots and in Full “Class A” Uniform including Scout Socks. (they will check)

[ ] Everyone should pack your Backpack accordingly, waterproofed, and be prepared for the check list inspection (link) at the check in.

[ ] Pack A sandwich for Friday nights dinner

[ ] Remember to Pack your “Class B” Troop T-shirt (Need it Saturday)

 and most importantly don’t forget your [ ] Scout Spirit

Patrol Leaders be sure to bring: [ ] Rosters and [ ] Menus [ ] Patrol Flags   [ ] Have a Patrol Cheer, Yell, or Call [ ] Patrol Chuck Boxes and metal Legs. [ ] a String Bag Pack, Pen,

 

If you have any questions, please contact your Patrol Leader or SPL.

 

Diagonal Lashing Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-fF4BG0rlk

Lashing:         http://learnlashing.blogspot.com/2014/05/basic-lashing.html

 

 

 

 

 


Troop Meeting Friday May 12, 2017

Meeting will start ½ Hour Early at 7:00 PM

 

[ ] Uniform standards are relaxed for this week- Class B UNIFORMS

So they will and clean for Camporee

 

[ ] Patrol Leaders should have all Camporee forms ready to turn in

(Duty Roster, Menu, Flag Description, Skit Form)

 

[ ] Last Chance If you did not pay for the Camporee the Cost is- $30.00 – You also need to turn in a Permission Slip. (on web site) Please turn in to Mr. Tim Lattanzio, Troop Treasurer at the beginning of meeting.

 

The meeting will start at 7:00 PM so please make an effort to be there on time.


Troop Meeting Friday May 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Greenbar Meeting prior to at: 6:30

This Friday we begin with our Greenbar meeting, ALL Greenbar members need to be in the Lower Church Hall at 6:30 PM.

[ ] Summer Camp T-shirt orders are due this Friday if it is not in you will not have one. (see summer camp forms link )

[ ] Class B Uniform and bring your Totem Chit Card! )
We will be inspecting and preparing Personal equipment for Camporee

[ ] Bring Back Packs Packed to Troop Meeting- USE CHECKLIST Attached to the email from Mr. D

[ ] If you are attending the Camporee at Pouch on May 19-21, 2017
You must bring Payment $30.00 and Permission Slip (click here).
We need to know Yes or NO that you are attending, there are no Maybe’s!

[ ] Patrol Leaders need to inspect their Patrol Boxes and ensure they are ready
[ ] Patrol Leaders Have Menus Ready and Patrol Headcount for Camporee
[ ] Patrol Leaders need to have a skit, song or cheer


Troop Meeting Friday April 21,2017

This week’s meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM. Uniform standards will be relaxed Class B – Activity Uniform (Troop T-shirt). Please Be sure to bring your Scout Handbook to the meeting.

     

Patrol Leaders

[  ]  Two Patrol Leaders still need to complete their Patrol flags

[  ]  Patrol Leaders inspect your Patrol Boxes and ensure they are ready

[  ]  Patrol Leaders Have Menus Ready and Patrol Headcount

 

Service Patrol: Roaring Tigers please arrive early to set up.

Honor Patrol: Sly Foxes

 

“Knot of the Month” is Two Half Hitches- You also will need to know the knots of the previous months (Square, Sheet Bend, Clove Hitch, Bowline). Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”?  Check out animated link to Two Half Hitches http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Two_Half_Hitches

Saturday April 22, 2017

 Hammer & Saw Day at Pouch Camp 9:00AM

There will be service projects for units to assist on. Units that attend will be given 75 points toward Unit awards at Camporee. Units must work a minimum of 4 hours. Units must have at least 50% of the Scouts in attendance for the Service Project. Adults are welcome to assist.  Meet by Scout shop.

 


AIDAN O’BRIEN’S EAGLE SCOUT LEADERSHIP PROJECT

Where:​Silver Lake Park (Eddy Street & Victory Blvd. entrance)
(across from the blue building in the gazebo area)

When: ​April 15, 2017

Time:​​ 8:00 am
Project: ​The project will consist of clearing the over grown brush along two
​​cement staircases, scrapping and painting the railings of the staircases,
​​painting the park benches in the area, and painting the columns of the
​​gazebo that is there. Since the project consists of working with dirt ​​​and brush and painting, please wear old clothing and bring work ​​​gloves if you have them.

Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Please let me know if you will be able to attend. You can text/call me at (347) 729-5314 or e-mail me at aidan_obrien2@aol.com

Thank you in advance for your support.


Friday, April 14, 2017 Good Friday- No Troop Meeting

This Friday, April 14,2017 – is Good Friday and there will not be a Troop meeting.
To our Scouting Families, we hope you celebrate this Easter with a heart filled with love and peace. Have a blessed and wonderful Easter!
Happy Easter!

REMINDER Saturday April 15, 2017
Eagle Project- Aidan O’Brien
Silver Lake Park 9:00 AM meet near Forest Avenue entrance to Park
Project hours will credit Conservation requirements. As a Troop 37 Scout it is your responsibility to assist your fellow scouts.

UPCOMING EVENTs

Friday April 21- Regular Troop meeting

Saturday April 22Hammer and Saw Day at Pouch 9:00 A.M.
We Need 50% of Troop members to show up for Camporee Points

Friday April 28-30Boston Freedom Trail Trip Still some room if you want to attend Trip is $65.00 which will include all lodging, transportation, meals, museum & US Constitution costs. Scouts attending will earn the Freedom Trail Medal/Historic Trails Award. Still some room if you want to attend


Passing of Donald Fahey

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Donald Fahey, father of Eagle Scouts Robert and Michael, passed away peacefully this morning.

Don was a wonderful man and was always totally supportive of our troop in so many ways, please keep the Fahey family in your thoughts and prayers.

The funeral arrangements are as follows: Casey Funeral Home, 350 Slosson Ave., w/ visitation on Monday 2 – 4 PM & 7 – 9 PM and the funeral on Tuesday, 9:30 AM at St. Teresa Church.


Troop Meeting Friday April 7, 2017

Greenbar / PLC  Meeting at 6:30

This Friday we begin with our Greenbar / PLC meeting,  ALL Greenbar members need to be in the Lower Church Hall at 6:30 PM.

Regular Troop Meeting begins at 7:30 PM

[  ] Class A Uniform

[  ]   Patrol Leaders bring your Patrol flags

 

We will be preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse Camp0ree that will be held May 19, 20,21.  Mark your calendar and get ready for the Apocalypse.

 

Service Patrol: Howling Coyotes please arrive early to set up.

Honor Patrol: Panthers

 

“Knot of the Month” is Two Half Hitches- You also will need to know the knots of the previous months (Square, Sheet Bend, Clove Hitch, Bowline). Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”?  Check out animated link to Two Half Hitches http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Two_Half_Hitches

UPCOMING EVENTs

Saturday April 8, 2017  & Sunday April 9, 2017

Eagle Project – Liam Shea 

Curtis High School Football field, 105 Hamilton Ave Staten Island 10301. Wear cloths you don’t mind getting paint on. (Flyer attached)

 

Saturday April 15, 2017

Eagle Project – Aidan O’Brien

Silver Lake Park 9:00 AM meet near Forest Avenue entrance to Park

Project hours will credit Conservation requirements. (Flyer attached)

Friday April 28-April 30 2017

 

Boston Freedom Trail Trip

Traveling to Boston and stay in Camp Sayre Boy Scout Camp. On Saturday, we will take the Red Line Metro train into Boston to walk the Freedom Trail. The cost of the Trip is $65.00 which will include all lodging, transportation, meals, museum & US Constitution costs. Scouts attending will earn the Freedom Trail Medal/ Historic Trails Awards.