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Community Service Arielle Newman Run – July 4th

ANewmanRunLogoThis 4th of July, Troop 37 Scouts have an opportunity to do a couple of hours of Community Service and be home before lunch at the Arielle Newman Race – 5 Mile Run. Scouts and Parents can also help man water stations along the route.

08:00 AM Monday, 4th of July

Meet at 08:00 AM at the Registration Table just inside the park by 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


Passing of Helen Jakubowski

It is with deep sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Helen T. Jakubowski, devoted wife of Thomas J. Jakubowski, loving mother of Diane Darconte, Thomas R. and his wife, Maria, and David and his wife, Claire. She was the cherished “Babcia” of Cara, Dean-Na, and our Troop 37 Eagle Scouts Daniel, Justin, and Robert. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Crystal and Amber. She was the dear sister of Irene Guzik, Sophie Pohl, Eleanor Waszak, Alice Welsh, Stella Cleaver, and brothers, Edmund and Chester Guzik. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a great cook of her Polish recipes.

Friends may visit Tuesday, June 28th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m at:

Matthew Funeral Home, Inc., 2508 Victory Blvd. at Willowbrook Road, S.I., NY 10314
(718) 761-5544; www.matthewfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to:

Parkinson Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 6012, Albert Lea, Minn. 56007-9805.

Funeral services are on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m from the Matthew Funeral Home.

The Funeral Mass is at 10:30 a.m. at St. Adalbert’s R.C. Church.

Interment is in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

See more at: http://www.matthewfuneralhome.com/obituaries/helen-t-jakubowski/#


Thur. June 30th Last Chance Meeting and Important Summer Camp Information

On Thursday June 30th at 7:30PM, 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 ) (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 10th 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)
  • 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


PARENT INFORMATION

 

PARENT INFORMATION

LOCATION – The Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation is located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, just off Route 183. From the south take Interstate 78 to Route 183 north. Cross over the Blue Mountain. At the base of the mountain, turn left just past the Blue Ridge Inn onto Blue Mountain Road, follow the signs into camp.

ALL VEHICLES MUST BE PARKED IN THE PARKING LOT AT THE ENTRANCE TO  THE CAMP.

MEDICAL FORM – ALL Scouts and Leaders must have an Annual Physical, Allergy and Dietary forms in order to take part in activities at camp. Forms will be given to the Scoutmaster prior to camp. Upon arrival at camp, all persons will be given a health screening by our health officer. The Troop maintains the original and turns in a copy upon arrival.

EMERGENCIES – If an emergency arises and you need immediate contact with your son, call the camp office

(570) 754-7552. Someone is in the Administration Building from 8:30 AM – 9:30 PM. After hours phone number (9:30 PM – 7:00 AM) is the Health Lodge (570) 754-7892.

HEALTH LODGE – The camp operates a Health Lodge for first aid of minor injuries, not medical treatment. In the event of a serious injury, the parent would be contacted before the Scout would be transported to a local clinic or hospital. All accidents must be reported to the Health Lodge to ensure insurance coverage. The Health Lodge phone number is (570) 754-7892.

VISITORS – Visitors are welcome at Camp Meade. Time, however, is short while your son is at camp so visits should be kept at a minimum. ALL VISITORS MUST CHECK-IN AT THE ADMINISTATRATION BUILDING BEFORE GOING TO A CAMPSITE. No pets are allowed in camp at any time.

MEALS – Occasionally, a visitor plans on being in camp over a mealtime. If arrangements are made one day in advance, the visitor may eat with the Troop. Meal cost: Breakfast -$4.00 / Lunch -$6.00 / Dinner -$8.00. Meals are paid for in advance at the Administration Building.

LEAVING CAMP – Before a Scout or Leader can leave camp, we ask that you sign-out at the Administration Building. This will enable us to know the whereabouts of all persons in camp in case of an emergency. We have the right to request verification of anyone picking up a Scout other than legal guardian or parent.

UNIFORMS – Scouts and Leaders are requested to wear the Scout Uniform while in camp. For those with a limited number of uniforms, the emphasis should be on retreat ceremonies, evening meals, and campfires.

REFUNDS –For refund policy, please see the 2016 Leader Guidebook or on our website hmc-bsa.org.


Court of Honor: Friday, June 17, 2016 7:30 PM Lower Church Hall

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

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.

Zipped smileyThere will be a VERY Special Announcement made at the Court of Honor!!!!!!  It will no longer be a Secret.

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.

If you have not turned in you Canoe Permission & liability form please do so….(Check your email for attachments)


Calender/Schedule Meeting Change: Please Note Both Time and Location. Troop Meeting 7:00 June 10, 2016 at Pouch Camp-Flag Retirement Ceremony

This Friday 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.

 

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!!!

 

Patrol Leaders -Obtain headcounts for Canoe Trip including if Family members are attending.

 

 


Troop Meeting Friday June 2, 2016

Uniform:  Class B T-shirts- we will be training and preparing for Canoe trip.

 Troop 37 Annual Family & Alumni

Canoe Trip

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Sunday June 26, 2016

 

Ten Mile River –Conklin Farms- Tent Camping

{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 10, 2016 in order to reserve canoes, purchase food, and arrange for transportation

 


Friday, May 27th – Troop Meeting

NO UNIFORMS-we will be going through Troop Equipment. If you were assigned to Dry out a tent, please be sure to return it.

carwashSaturday 05/28/16 is a Troop Car Wash– Meet at 7:00 AM at the Shed. Earn your way and reduce your Parent’s summer camp costs.

 

 

 

 

Saturday 05/28/16 Flags on Graves of Veterans 10:00am  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 Ocean View Cemetery Class A Uniform
Memorial Day – Monday 05/30/16 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 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