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NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK-Camping Trip

The Troop will be lean-to / Wilderness Survival Shelter camping and be Patrol Cooking at William H. Pouch Scout Camp for the weekend.

We will meet at Pouch Camp Parking lot by the Trading Post on Friday afternoon (11/18/16) meet there at 5:00 PM. You must wear boots and be sure to bring a Cup to drink out of.

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

  • [ ] Sandwich for Friday nightcmping
  • [ ] Hat
  • [ ] Jacket
  • [ ] Raingear
  • [ ] Hiking Boots -A Must-
  • [ ] Extra socks
  • [ ] Cup for drinking
  • [ ] Sleeping Bag ( pad or air mattress)
  • [ ] Full Water Bottle or canteen
  • [ ]10 Essentials (including Compass)
  • [ ] Scout Handbook
  • [ ] Money for the Trading Post

Please review and use the packing list . The items will be necessary to insure your health and comfort while participating in the activities planned

for a camping trip. If you have any questions regarding the Trip, contact your Patrol Leader and/or one of the Senior Patrol Leaders.

 

 


Veterans Day Ceremony

 08:30 AM November 11, 2016

900 South Avenue, Staten Island

Boy Scout Troop 37 along with Cub Pack 37 has been requested to be the Color guard for the Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday November 11, 2016 at Corporate Park 900 South Avenue, Staten Island.

 The ceremony will last about 20 minutes. We have been invited to a complimentary breakfast immediately following. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Class A uniforms – Cleaned and pressed – Look sharp

Shoes or Boots – no sneakers or sport shoes

Please arrive no later than 8:30 am

This event counts as Community Service for Rank Advancement

If you are attending, we need to know. Please email ditmj@aol.com

 

 

 

 

Troop Meeting Friday November 11, 2016 

This week’s Troop Meeting Scouts should be in Class A uniform and be sure to bring their Boy Scout Handbook. This month’s theme is Wilderness Survival. We will be honing our survival skills,  selecting shelter teams, and preparing our menus and equipment lists.

We must know if you are attending our Wilderness Survival Camping Trip to Pouch Camp. The trip is on November 18, 19, and 20, with a cost of $25 per person. If you plan on attending, you must turn in your PERMISSION FORM [click here] and payment.

 

Scouts working on the Pope Pious XII Religious Emblem will me at 6:30 prior to the regular Troop meeting 

This week we will again work on Lashing Skills continuing with Diagonal Lashing – review Boy Scout Handbook pages 392-400. CHECK OUT the Animated Lashing link: http://www.animatedknots.com/lashdiagonal/#ScrollPoint

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM please be on time, Senior Patrol should arrive no later than 7:15. Service Patrol:  Sly Foxes please arrive early to set up LCH.  Honor Patrol: Opening and Closing Screaming Eagles

 


Troop Meeting Friday November 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Greenbar Meeting prior to at: 6:30

No Uniforms – Uniform standards are relaxed this week–so wear your favorite T-Shirt. This way your Uniforms will be clean and neat for Scouting for Food and for the Pancake Breakfast.

 

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM please be on time, Service Patrol Screaming Eagles should arrive no later than 7:15. The Sly Foxes will be the Honor Patrol

 

This week we will again work on Lashing Skills continuing with Square Lashing – review Boy Scout Handbook pages 392-400. We will also be prepping and training for the Wilderness Survival Weekend at Pouch Camp (see below)

CHECK OUT the Animated Square Lashing link:  http://www.animatedknots.com/lashsquare/

Wilderness Survival Weekend at Pouch

wilderness-survivalDo You have what it takes to survive?

We are in the process of finalizing plans for the Wilderness Survival Weekend trip at Pouch Camp on the weekend of November 18-20, 2016 On that Friday evening we will be sleeping in Lean-tos. On Saturday, we will build shelters to sleep in that night. Scouts will be cooking their own meals by Patrol. If attending please bring payment of $25 and a signed permission form. Permission slips are available (click here)

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Scouting for Food
Community Service 
Saturday November 5th 2016
At Stop & Shop Supermarket 
1441 Richmond Ave
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    (Flyer click here)

 

 

TROOP 37 ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST pancake

& RAFFLE BASKET BASH

Dear Parents/Guardians and Scouts,

This Sunday, November 6th is our annual Pancake Breakfast and Chinese Auction. It is our troop’s biggest fundraiser and we must all work together to make it a success.
Set up for this event will take place on Saturday, November 5th beginning at 6:00 PM in the gym. Please make every effort to have your son help set up.

On Sunday November 6th It is asked that scouts arrive at 7 am, as to allow for setup of kitchen and training for the younger scouts. Class A Uniform. Breakfast service will begin after the conclusion of the 7:30 mass. The Breakfast will continue throughout the morning until 2 PM. After the conclusion of the event, we will be taking up the tables and returning the Gym to its previous state.

 

I would personally ask that any parents who are available, that you please donate some time to the Troop and help us at set up and/or at the breakfast. There is much to be done.

All Scouts are expected to participate in this fundraiser attendance will be taken and time recorded

Parents and Scouts please DO NOT PARK in Church Parking lot on the day of the Breakfast, we want to ensure there is ample parking for guests attending. Thank you for your cooperation in making our breakfast a success.

 


Troop Meeting- Friday, October 28, 2016 Merit Badge Meeting 2

Class A Uniform

This Friday October 28, 2016 will be a Merit Badge Meeting. 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  

      

Search and Rescue

We had a great trip this past weekend with both rain and shine. Scouts who worked on the Search and Rescue Merit badge this past weekend with CERT and the USCG can download the workbook to complete the merit badge. Here is a link to the workbook: https://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/c/c0/Search_%26_Rescue.pdf

 

Service Patrol: Pink Panthers please arrive early to set up.

Honor Patrol: Roaring Tigers

 

Knot of the Month is the Square Lashing- You will need to know this knot when to build your shelter on upcoming Wilderness Survival Weekend on November 18th, 19th, & 20th at Pouch Camp. Check out the animated knot link: http://www.animatedknots.com/lashsquare/#ScrollPoint


Annual Troop Pancake Breakfast & Veterans Day Ceremony 3

BSA TROOP 37 ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST & RAFFLE BASKET BASH

Sunday – November 6, 2016 8:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

Conran Hall – St. Teresa’s Gym 1634 Victory Boulevard

Click here to download flyer…

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Veterans Day Ceremony

Boy Scout Troop 37 and Cub Scout Pack 37 have been invited to be part of the Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by The Nicotra Group on Nov 11th at 900 South Ave.

Class A Uniforms – cleaned & pressed.

ONLY shoes or boots – NO SNEAKERS NOR SPORT SHOES..

We need to be there no later than 8:30 AM, so that we can muster for the ceremony commencement at 9:00 AM. We will be honoring ALL military veterans who attend.

We have also been invited to the complimentary breakfast immediately thereafter.


Fort Wadsworth Camping Trip October 20th, 21st, & 22nd 2016 Camp Hudson Urban Campsite 2

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The Troop will be tent camping at Fort Wadsworth for the weekend. We will be working with CERT on Emergency Preparedness and Search and Rescue

  • [ ] We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon around 5:00 PM.
  • [ ] Scouts and Adults Must bring “Class A Uniform” for Saturday
  • [ ] Bring your own snack/dinner for Friday evening.
  • [ ] Patrols will be Patrol Cooking. (Breakfast on Sunday Morning will be with USCG)
  • [ ] Bring a mess kit (Cup, Knife, Fork Spoon, & Bowl or Dish)
  • [ ] Pack appropriately for the weather (rain gear, warm enough Jacket) using the Camping Personal Checklist. (click here)
  • [ ] If you have any questions regarding the Trip, contact your Patrol Leader and/or one of the Senior Patrol Leaders.

We could use the help from a couple of Parents to assist with transportation  just to drop off on Friday and pick up at Fort Wadsworth on Sunday morning at 12:30.

 

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Reminder: TROOP 37  Fundraiser

On Wednesday October 19, 2016, from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM there will be a Troop 37 Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1447 Richmond Avenue. It’s Simple just present a ticket to your server and Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15% of your total bill (not including tax, gratuity, alcohol or promotional discounts) to Boy Scout Troop 37!!

SCOUTS PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS. post on your FACEBOOK.   EAT WINGS, RAISE FUNDS !

Click here to download the flyer and here to download the tickets that you can printout.

 

BSA TROOP 37 ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST & RAFFLE BASKET BASH

Sunday – November 6, 2016 8:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

Conran Hall – St. Teresa’s Gym 1634 Victory Boulevard

Click here to download flyer…


Friday October 14th Court of Honor 1

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On Friday October 14, 2016 at 7:30 PM we be conducting the Fall Court of Honor for our scouts in the Lower Church Hall. A Court of Honor, as the name states, is a ceremony held to present scouts with awards they have earned such as merit badges, rank badges, and other special awards which recognize their achievements.

All Parents are encouraged to attend.

The Court of Honor recognizes all Scout appointments, elections, awards and advancements since the last Court of Honor. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.  Even if a Scout is not advancing, he should come to every Court of Honor to encourage other Scouts and to be inspired to move forward.

Scouts should be in Full Class AUniform with merit badge sashes worn over the shoulder.

Senior Patrol and Service Patrol- “Black Hawks” should arrive at 7:00 pm for setup.

Fort Wadsworth Trip- October 21, 22, 23, 2016  

ATTENDANCE CUT-OFF PAYMENT We will be camping out in tents at Camp Hudson in Fort Wadsworth. Payment Cut-off is this Friday Oct 14 Cost of Trip is $25 permission-ftwadsworth16” for link to Permission Slip. To attend, payment and permission slip must be turned in. Patrol Leaders need to finalize menus and Headcounts.

bww-picTROOP 37  Fundraiser

On Wednesday October 19, 2016, from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM there will be a Troop 37 Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1447 Richmond Avenue. It’s Simple just present a ticket to your server and Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15% of your total bill (not including tax, gratuity, alcohol or promotional discounts) to Boy Scout Troop 37!! Please see attached Flyer and ticket sheet that you can printout.

SCOUTS PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS. post on your FACEBOOK.   EAT WINGS, RAISE FUNDS !


Friday, October 7th – Troop Meeting

Greenbar Meeting prior to at: 6:30
This Friday we begin with our Greenbar meeting.  Only Greenbar members need to be in the Lower Church Hall at 6:30 PM.
Regular Troop meeting begins promptly by falling in at 7:30 PM
CLASS B UNIFORMS-(Troop T-Shirts) We will be doing a meeting devoted to Nutrition, Physical Fitness, and Fun Patrol competition games.
Service PatrolHowling Coyotes please arrive early to set up LCH.
Honor Patrol: Blackhawks
CPR Training will be conducted by Mary Lou Coriasco on this coming Saturday October 8, 2016 in Lower Church Hall. Please register with Mary Lou by no later than Wednesday, October 5th.
Click here to download the flyer for contact information- Click here to download the flyer for contact information.
All Scouts are encouraged to participate.  Cost is $10.00.  Participants must preregister to attend.
Fort Wadsworth Camping Trip- October 21, 22, 23, 2016
We will be camping out in Camp Hudson at Fort Wadsworth. We will be working on the Boy Scouts of America “Emergency Preparedness Award” and the Search and Rescue Merit Badge with CERT and be visiting the US Coast Guard. More info to follow. Reserve your spot now -Cost of Trip is $25 “permission-ftwadsworth16” for link to Permission Slip.
[  ]    Patrol Leaders need to inspect their Patrol Boxes and they are ready
[  ]    Patrol Leaders need to conduct Patrol Headcount for Ft. Wadsworth Trip
Knot of the MonthThis month’s knot is the “Square Lash” check out the animated square lash at: http://www.animatedknots.com/lashsquare/#ScrollPoint
It’s right there in the Scout Oath:
“… to keep myself physically strong”
Starting this year, Boy Scouts are required to do just that if they want to advance through Scouting’s ranks.
New Boy Scout requirements that took effect on Jan. 1, 2016, put a greater emphasis on Scouts being physically active. There are new requirements at Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class that require Scouts to do what they love to do: move around a lot. The Personal Fitness merit badge, meanwhile, remains a requirement to earn the Eagle Scout rank.
Where can I find the new Boy Scout requirements?
The BSA has made it easy for you, providing this PDF straight from the new Boy Scout Handbook (which, by the way, is now available). NEW REQUIREMENTS : 524-012_bs_requirements
There’s also this requirements insert (524-012_bs_requirements), which is suitable for printing and including in a previous-generation Handbook.
Merit Badge Books – Anyone who borrowed merit badge books from the Troop Library for summer camp please return them this week. Return books directly to the Troop Librarian “Jarod D” so that he removes your name from the outstanding books list. If you have any Merit Badge Books of your own that you longer need you can donate them to the Troop Library.