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NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK Arlington Camping Trip

ArlingtonOn Friday December 11, 2015 the Troop will be Cabin Camping at William B. Snyder Scout Camp for the weekend and participating on Saturday in Wreaths Across America at Arlington Cemetery

Camp William B. Snyder, 6100 Antioch Road, Haymarket, VA, 20169, (571) 248-4904

We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon (12/11/15) meet there at 4:30 PM Sharp

You must wear FULL Class A Uniform and boots and be sure to bring a Cup to drink out of.

Scouts should pack for this trip using a soft duffle or gym bag rather than backpacks to save on space for loading vehicles.

“Be Prepared” Pack proper clothes for the weather. Check the forecast. Dress in light LAYERS and bring the following:

  • [ ] Sandwich for Friday night
  • [ ] Hat
  • [ ] Gloves
  • [ ] Heavy Jacket [ ] Raingear
  • [ ] Hiking Boots -A Must-
  • [ ] Extra socks
  • [ ] Cup for drinking (hot chocolate)
  • [ ] Sleeping Bag ( pad or air mattress)
  • [ ] Day pack/String Pack for Hike
  • [ ] Water Bottle or canteen
  • [ ] Money for the Trading Post/ Gift shop
  • [ ] A Hanger to hang your uniform

If you have not turned in a permission slip you can printout one (

                                                 NEXT WEEK
Troop 37 Christmas Party Friday Dec. 18, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Hall

Patrol Leaders need to obtain a headcount ASAP including how many parents and siblings are attending for food order. Report counts back to Senior Patrol


Friday, December 4th 2015 Merit Badge Meeting

Merit Badge Meeting   There will not be a Green Bar Meeting

This Friday December 4, 2015, we will be having Merit Badge Meeting in Lower Church Hall @ 7:30pm.  All scouts are to be in Class A uniform. 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 Library.

Service Patrol:  Sly Foxes please arrive early to set up LCH.

Honor Patrol: Screaming Eagles

 

“Knot of the Month” is Bowline.  If you don’t know how to tie it check out the link to the animated Bowline knot

http://www.animatedknots.com/bowline/

Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”?


EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR

Eagle7:30 pm Saturday, November 28th

Saint Teresa’s Conran Hall

1634 Victory Boulevard

All Scouts are expected to attend.

The Troop will be conducting an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Michael Bilotto, Dean Berato, and Peter Vaccaro. All Parents, Alumni, Friends, & Supporters of Troop 37 are invited to attend and congratulate our three newest Eagle Scouts. As a Troop 37 Scout it is your duty and obligation to attend and honor your fellow Scouts achievements.  

Those not attending must notify Mr. DiTrani why – prior to ceremony.

Please be in Class A Uniform with Merit badge sashes worn over shoulder and arrive no later than 7:10 PM. Parents and family are invited. Refreshments graciously provided by the Eagle Scouts’ families & served courtesy of the Troop 37 Hospitality Committee immediately following ceremony.

Set-up and practice for Color Guard / COH in Conran Hall @ 3:00pm – Please help out

Upcoming Events

  • Thu. Nov 26th: Happy Thanksgiving
  • Fri. Nov 27th : No Meeting – School Closed
  • Sat. Nov 28th: Eagle Scout Court of Honor
  • Tue. Dec 1st : Troop Parents Committee Meeting
  • Fri. Dec 4th: Merit Badge Troop Meeting
  • Fri. Dec 11th: Arlington Cemetery Trip
  • Fri. Dec 18th: Troop Holiday Party – Zion Lutheran Hall
  • Fri. Dec 25th: Merry Christmas!
  • Fri. Jan. 1st : New Year’s Day No Meeting – School Closed

Troop Meeting November 20, 2015

7:30 PM Lower Church Hall — NO UNIFORMS

During our normal meeting we will distribute food and patrol gear for our backpacking trip. We will then conduct an inspection and shake down of everyone’s pack. After the inspection we will go over the schedule of events for our backpacking trip and a number of other issues. After that we are showing a movie. We will be sleeping over in the lower church hall that night and hiking out in the morning. Bring your Backpack loaded and ready to Go- Use the checklist to pack. Please give some careful thought to necessary items that should be included in your pack such as proper clothing for the season, and sleeping gear, a cup, etc. 

Patrol Leaders be sure to bring the ingredients and recipe for you Dutch Oven Dinners for Saturday night – Ice Chests will be available

The “Clove Hitch” is the Knot of the Month – Know how to tie it!

Backpacking checklist


Troop Meeting Friday November 13, 2015

We are going to be preparing for the upcoming hiking/ backpacking trip to Pouch Camp on November 20th, 21st & 22nd. BACKPACK SHAKEDOWN !!!!!  

Be Prepared use Backpacking Checklist Link

[ ] If you are attending the meeting BRING A FULLY PACKED PACK whether you are attending the Backpacking trip or not. Patrol Points

[ ] Uniform: “Class A”   [ ] Please also be sure to bring your Boy Scout Handbook-

[ ] This week Scout Skills Instruction we will work on Hiking/Backpacking – review Boy Scout Handbook pages 262-283.

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM please be on time,

 

Sly Foxes are the Honor Patrol

Roaring Tigers are the Service Patrol, and should arrive no later than 7:15.

[ ] The “Clove Hitch” is the Knot of the Month – Know how to tie it!

Check out the Animated “Clove Hitch”   http://www.animatedknots.com/cloveend/

 Tri-Quest Discount Shopping Card Overview

Assistant Scoutmaster Vinnie Villani will conduct a brief introduction of Tri-Quest Discount Shopping Cards, and will distribute same to each Troop family that is able to support this fundraiser. The goal is for each family to sell 5 cards [or as many as they can] to relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.

Remember, all fundraising efforts help cover the costs of our trips/events, for replacing aging/damaged tents & camping equipment, and for training/advancement materials for the Scouts on their Trail to Eagle.


It’s never too early…

Each year, Troop 37 helps support our community by being of service to those in need and one way we do that is by serving at the “Church of the Ascension Luncheon”.

Now your thinking….”But that’s next year?“.  Well, you are correct, but it’s never too early to begin. You can start now by collecting the needed toiletries and bringing them to a Troop meeting or dropping them off at the Lattanzio home.

Need more information?  See the below flyer.  (Click here to download)

Church of the Ascension_Flyer_01.06.15


Troop Meeting Friday November 6, 2012

We are going to be preparing for the upcoming hiking/ backpacking trip to Pouch Camp on November 20th, 21st & 22nd.

If you are attending the Backpacking trip, you need to bring $25.00 and signed permission slip to the meeting. 

Please be sure to bring your Boy Scout Handbook-This week Scout Skills Instruction we will work on Hiking/Backpacking review Boy Scout Handbook pages 262-283. We will also be demonstrating how to properly pack.

Uniform: “Class A” We are holding a Uniform Inspection- Patrol Points

The “Clove Hitch” is the Knot of the Month – Know how to tie it! You also will need to know the knots of the previous months (Square, Sheet Bend,)

Check out the Animated “Clove Hitch”  http://www.animatedknots.com/cloveend/

Green Bar Meeting- 6:30 PM prior to Troop Meeting.

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM please be on time, Service Patrol should arrive no later than 7:15.

 

Scouting for Food Community Service  (Click here to download flyer)

Saturday November 7th 2015 At Stop & Shop Supermarket  

1441 Richmond Ave     9:000 am to 12:00 pm 

Please bring a canned food item to the Meeting to help stock the Saint Teresa’s Food Pantry!!


Friday Merit Badge Meeting update and November Backpacking Trip to Pouch

This Friday’s meeting attire is regular civilian clothing so your Class “A” uniform and be clean and tidy for this Sunday’s Pancake Breakfast.

On Friday November 20th 2015 will be our annual Backpacking Trip to Pouch Camp. It’s one of the most exciting and fun trips we have. On Friday night we all come to the meeting at regular time with our packs already packed. We distribute all our food and equipment by Patrols and then into everyone’s pack. (We are not bringing Patrol Boxes) Next we will have a shakedown inspection of everyone’s equipment and pack. We then watch a movie hang out have some snacks and that night we sleep over in the lower church hall.  We wake up the next morning have bagels and OJ for breakfast and then hike the greenbelt blue trail to pouch camp. When we arrive at Pouch Camp we drop our packs eat lunch have some patrol competitions, some training, hang out, and then have a campfire. On Saturday night we sleep over in lean-tos so there are no tents to set up or take down and the next morning sometime after breakfast we hike back to the shed.

If you are planning on attending the November 20-22 Backpacking Trip to pouch Camp please bring attached Permission slip and $25.00 payment to the Troop meeting this week

(Click here to download)

We have to get a headcount to order backpacking food.