Friday, Oct. 9 – Troop Meeting – Green Bar and Board of Review

This Friday we will be having our Troop meeting in Lower Church Hall. Scouts should be in Class “A” uniform and have their scout handbook.

We will begin with a Green Bar meeting at 6:30pm. All new leadership scouts should be in attendance with their ideas ready to go.

Patrol Box Exchange: 2014-2015 Patrol leaders must bring in their Patrol Box to give to the 2015-2016 Patrol leaders. The patrol box MUST BE CLEAN AND NEAT to hand over. If it is sticky, dirty or just awful you will be required to take home to clean and bring back. Adult Leaders will be checking. 2015-2016 Patrol Leaders should be prepared to take home your new Patrol Box.

Alpine Scout Camp Tent Camping and HikeSigned permission slips and payment of $30 is due in order to attend. Click here to download permission slip

Pancake Breakfast/Chinese Auction: Scout family gift baskets are due. Please see Ms. Cocozza or Mrs. Naughton. We are also accepting any empty baskets for use with other prizes or item you wish to re-gift.

Oct. 23rd Aviation Luncheon Color Guard: We are looking for a few good scouts interested in being a part of the Color Guard for the Aviation Luncheon in Manhattan. G NYC Council will provide letters for your schools to explain your absence. Please see Mr. Nadal if you are interested.

New Venture Patrol for 2015-2016: Are you 14 years or older? Are you First Class or higher? Have you participated at least 50% or higher of the Troop’s outings and meetings? If you answered “Yes” to these questions then you can be a part of the Venture Patrol. The Venture Patrol is “The Patrol within Patrols”.

Eligible scouts from the different existing patrols have the opportunity to participate in high adventure activities separate from or even during Troop camping trips. Going to Alpine this month? Then you have the opportunity to bump up your game and hike further than the 12 miles the Troop is currently set to do. Have more questions?




With a heavy heart…   Recently updated !

The Hon. Louis R. Jerome, father of Steven A. Jerome, Assistant Scoutmaster and grandfather of Steven M. Jerome, Life Scout in Troop 37, passed away Friday October 2, 2015.

Friends will be received Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at Harmon Home for Funerals, 571 Forest Ave, West Brighton.   A Mass of Chrisitian Burial will be held at St. Teresa’s Church on Wednesday 10:45 A.M. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Teresa’s Church, 1634 Victory Blvd., S.I., NY 10314 would be appreciated.

Friday, Oct. 2nd Meeting Offsite – Troop 37 FDNY Marine 9 Fire Station Tour & Boat Ride

Friday, Oct. 2nd Meeting Offsite – Troop 37 FDNY Marine 9 Fire Station Tour & Boat Ride

6:15pm – 9:00pm – FDNY Marine 9 Fire Station · Stapleton 355 Front St, Staten Island, NY 10304

BOAT RIDE: NO EXCEPTIONS. THIS IS YOUR ONLY & FINAL NOTICE: you must be on the dock NO LATER THAN 1815 Hours [6:15 PM EDT] to board the boat. The cruise leaves promptly at 1830 hours [6:30 PM EDT]. 

Scouts should be in Class “A” uniforms without neckerchiefs and wearing sneakers

Camping: Junior Leader Training

No Troop Meeting due to JLT camping trip.

If you have been selected to attend the Troop 37 Junior Leader Training Weekend and you are not able to attend, YOU MUST NOTIFY Mr. DiTrani ASAP.

What is JLT? JLT Training is the leadership training given primarily by the Scoutmaster to all the youth leaders in their troop. ALL Boy Scout troops should conduct the JLT course with every leadership shift—whether it is when the youth get a new troop position or a patrol leadership role.

Meet at Shed 4:30 PM Friday September 25, 2015

We will now be meeting @ 5:30PM, Friday, September 25, 2015

Where: Upstate Buckhorn NY- Mr. G’s Hunting Camp

Camping– Sleeping in Tents
Food – Adults are Cooking-No Patrol Cooking
No Backpacks – Use a soft Bag or Duffle /gym Bag

Must Bring:

1)  Permission Slip, signed by Parent /Guardian (Click here to download)
2)  $25.00 Pay for Trip (food& Transportation)
3)  A Cup to Drink out of and a waterbottle
4)  Hiking Boots / Raingear
5)  Pack a sandwich/snack for Friday night’s dinner
6)  Appropriate Clothing (temperatures are cooler upstate)

**Teams are going to make soda bottle water rockets – bring empty 2 liter soda bottles if you can****
Camping Chair Recommended


Upcoming: Friday, Oct. 2nd Meeting Offsite – Troop 37 FDNY Marine 9 Fire Station Tour & Boat Ride

6:15pm – 9:00pm – FDNY Marine 9 Fire Station · Stapleton 355 Front St, Staten Island, NY 10304

BOAT RIDE: NO EXCEPTIONS. THIS IS YOUR ONLY & FINAL NOTICE: you must be on the dock NO LATER THAN 1815 Hours [6:15 PM EDT] to board the boat. The cruise leaves promptly at 1830 hours [6:30 PM EDT]. 

Scouts should be in Class “B” uniforms and wearing sneakers.


Troop Meeting – Board of Review

This Friday will be our Board of Review meeting. Please come prepared with Scout Handbook.

Dress code – Class B.

Also, “know knot challenge” begins.

Troop Fundraiser – Car Wash – Saturday @ 7am Please come to help raise funds for troop equipment.

Troop Meeting Friday September 11, 2015

Uniform: “Class B” Troop T-shirt Scout Pants or Shorts
Please be sure to bring your Boy Scout Handbook-

The “Square Knot” is the Knot of the Month – Know how to tie it!
CHECK OUT the Animated Knots link http://www.animatedknots.com/reef/    

Green Bar Meeting Recapimmediately following Troop Meeting.

Honor Guard Opportunity: 23 Oct 2015 [FRI]: NYC: 11:45am – 2:00pm.

Kindly see attached flyer for details (click here to download). Mr. Di Trani will be requesting volunteers at this Friday [11 Sep] Troop Meeting.

NOTE: This event is on the same Friday of the Alpine NJ tent camping trip, so you should plan to be back from NYC and at the shed NO LATER THAN 4:30pm [subject to Scoutmaster confirmation].

BSA-Aviation Flyer-10.23.2015



Troop 37 Parents Committee Monthly Meeting Schedule Change

Our subject monthly meeting will now take place on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month, from 7:30pm – 9:00pm in the St. Teresa Parish House.
EXCEPTION: Sept 8th is our first meeting.
Kindly note the following Troop 37 Parents Committee Monthly Schedule of meetings:
8 Sept
6 Oct
3 Nov
1 Dec
5 Jan
2 Feb
1 Mar
5 Apr
3 May
7 June
Thank you and regards.
Joe Lattanzio, Chairperson
Troop 37 Parents Committee

Sat. July 11th – Fred Fischer Eagle Project

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



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