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Court of Honor: Friday, October 26, 2018 7:30 PM Lower Church Hall

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 “A“ Uniform with merit badge sashes.

All parents and family are encouraged to attend to show their support of their son’s Scouting achievements.

There will be refreshments served immediately following.

Senior Patrol and Blackhawks (The Service Patrol) should arrive at 7:00 pm for setup.

Alpine camping Trip– We will be tent camping at Alpine Scout Camp in Alpine, NJ from Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18.  The cost is $30 per person.  The permission slip can be found (here). Payment is due ASAP, but no later than Friday, November 2.


The Passing of Margaret Anne Boyer

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Boyer family as they mourn the passing of Margaret Anne Boyer beloved mother of Mr. Allen Boyer and grandmother of Scout Thomas Boyer. Please keep the family in your prayers during this difficult time. Please also read the attached obituary and share it with your scouts as Mrs. Boyer had an amazing life and was very accomplished especially when you consider the period of time that she grew up in.

https://hottytoddy.com/2018/10/18/obituary-celebrating-the-life-of-margaret-anne-boyer/


No Troop Meeting This Friday, October 19, 2018

Quail Hill Camping Trip- Those attending, please meet at the shed at 4:30 on Friday.

Upcoming events:

Sunday, October 21- Andrew DiCostanzo Eagle Project- see flyer (attached ->)  Andrew DiCostanzo Eagle Project Flyer

Friday, October 26- Court of Honor, 7:30

Saturday, October 27- Day Trip to Adventure Park of Long Island, 1 pm

Friday, November 2- Merit Badge Meeting, 7:30

Saturday, November 3- Scouting for Food, 9 am to noon at Stop & Shop on Richmond Avenue

Saturday, November 3- Pancake Breakfast Set Up- Late afternoon

Sunday, November 4- Troop 37 Pancake Breakfast

Friday, November 9- Regular Troop Meeting, 7:30

Friday, November, November 16- Sunday, November 18- Camping Trip to Alpine Scout Camp.  $30 per person.  Please pay ASAP but no later than Friday, November 2.

 


Troop Meeting Friday October 12, 2018

–         Class A Uniforms

–         We will be discussing hiking skills in preparation for the trip to Quail Hill.  Please read pages 262-283 in your Handbook

–         Program Patrol- Howling Coyotes

–         Service Patrol- Sly Foxes.  Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up

 

 


Condolence Message & Religious Emblems Information

It is with deep sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Assistant Scoutmaster Joe Smith, loving husband of Darlene and father of Troop 37 Eagle Scout Justin Smith. Joe and Darlene were always involved with our troop and he will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Smith family during this difficult time and may Joe always rest in peace.  

 

Religious Emblems

Just a reminder the Catholic Religious Emblems, the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII classes will begin at our next scout meeting. All scouts interested in earning these awards must attend this important meeting on October 12th at 6:30 PM in the Lower Church Hall. Please make sure that you purchase the appropriate book at the scout store prior to the meeting and bring a pen as well. If you have any questions please contact Steve Jerome at 718-619-6484.


Troop Meeting Friday October 5, 2018

–         We will be conducting an election for the new Senior Patrol Leader. Everyone is asked to attend so they have a say in who their new leader will be;

–         After the opening ceremony, the candidates will be given the opportunity to briefly address the Troop, after which voting will be conducted;

–         Once the SPL is elected, new Patrols will be formed;

–         Last year’s Patrol Leaders must return their Patrol Boxes at this meeting. Please conduct an inventory of the Patrol Box, complete the attached, Patrol Box Inventory list, Patrol Box Inventory Form and bring it to the meeting;

–         Class A Uniforms;

–         The Skill of the month is hiking.  Please read pages 262-283 in your Handbook.

–         Anyone who has a tent from JLT, please return it to the Quartermaster.

Quail Hill Camping TripFriday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21 We will be sleeping in tents. Cost is $30.  On Saturday, October 20, we will be hiking the historic Battle of Monmouth Trail.  Any scout completing this 11 mile hike can earn a medal.  If you are interested in receiving the medal, please add $6 to your payment.  The permission slip for this trip is attached here.  All payments are due by this Friday, October 5, 2018.

Adventure Park of Long Island Trip Flyer Attached-  Saturday, October 27 at 1 pm Cost is $45 per climber.  Parents are welcome.  Anyone climbing must complete a waiver prior to arriving.  Click here to complete the waiver- https://www.smartwaiver.com/auto/?auto_waiverid=535fff12b309f&auto_tag=r836069 .  Payment is due by Friday, October 12, 2018.

Joe Ferretti’s Eagle Project- this Saturday, October 6 at 8:30 am in Richmondtown, 441 Clarke Avenue.  See attached flyer here . Please try to attend to help out your fellow scout.


Joe Ferretti’s Eagle Project Needs Your Help

My Eagle project will take place at Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave. 10306, on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH @ 8:30 AM with a rain date of SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH. We will be meeting in the main parking lot. The project involves scraping and painting of the fence around the courthouse. All supplies/equipment will be provided, as well as breakfast and lunch.

Please let me know if you will be able to attend. You can text/call me at 917-636-2567 or e-mail at jferretti02@yahoo.com. Any time given will be greatly appreciated. In addition, this is a great opportunity to fulfill service hours and/or advancement requirements!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Joe Ferretti


NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK Junior Leadership Training Camping Trip Friday, September 28, 2018

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.

 

If you have been selected to attend the Troop 37 Junior Leader Training Weekend Meet at Shed 4:30 PM Friday, September 28, 2018

 

We are going to: Buckhorn NY- Mr. G’s Hunting Camp

 

Camping- Sleeping in Tents      Food – Adults are Cooking-No Patrol Cooking

 

PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS IN DETAIL:

 

No Backpacks – Use a soft Bag or Duffle /Gym Bag

 

Must Bring [ ]  A Cup to Drink and Eat out of

                    [ ]  Water bottle/ Nalgene (unbreakable type)

                   [ ]  Must Bring a Troop Class B T-shirt (to wear Saturday)

                   [ ]  Hiking Boots / Raingear

                   [ ]  Pack a sandwich/snack for Friday night’s dinner

                    [ ]  Appropriate Clothing (temperatures are going to drop- cooler upstate)

 

**Teams are going to make soda bottle water rockets – bring an empty 2-liter soda bottle(s) if you can****

 

 


Troop Meeting Friday September 21, 2018 – 7:30 pm Uniform Class B

We will continue working on Cooking Requirements. We will also be conducting Boards of Review

Please bring your Scout Handbook

Junior Leader Training– Anyone invited to attend JLT, please have your payment and permission slip in by this Friday. Permission Slip can be found (here)

Quail Hill Camping Trip Our first Troop-wide camping trip of the year will be to the Quail Hill Scout Reservation in Manalapan, New Jersey from Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21.  We will be sleeping in tents. Cost is $30.  On Saturday, October 20, we will be hiking the historic Battle of Monmouth Trail.  Any scout completing this 11 mile hike can earn a medal.  If you are interested in receiving the medal, please add $6 to your payment.  The permission slip for this trip can be found (here).  All payments are due by Friday, October 5, 2018.

Adventure Park of Long Island Triphttps://longislandadventurepark.org/- Saturday, October 27 at 1 pm.  Cost is $45 per climber.  Parents are welcome.  Anyone climbing must complete a waiver prior to arriving.  Click-(Here) to complete waiver .  Payment is due by Friday, October 12, 2018.

Do a Good Turn- Msgr. Belford has advised me that the St. Teresa’s Food Pantry, which serves the needy in our community, is chronically low on food.  He appreciates the amount of food that we collect during Scouting For Food, but asked if we could do more.  So, once per month, we are going to request donations of non-perishable food items that we can give to the pantry. Our first collection will be this Friday. Please donate if you can. “To whom much is given, much is expected.”