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Friday, May 23rd – Merit Badge Meeting

This Friday we will be having Merit Badge meeting in Lower Church Hall @ 7:30pm.  All scouts are to be in Class B uniform to allow Class A uniform to be clean for the Memorial Day Parade.

All scouts should have their handbooks to have any requirements completed during camporee signed off by their patrols leaders.

Memorial Day – Monday 05/26/14 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 some time before 1:30 PM. Pickup location upon completion will be at Chase Bank 1480 Forest Avenue between Marianne Street and Livermore Avenue

Saturday 05/24/14 is a Troop Car Wash- Meet at 7:00 AM at the Shed. Earn your way and reduce your Parent’s summer camp costs.

Backpacking Merit Badge Trip:  Scouts interested in attending the Backpack Merit Badge Trip on May 30th to June 1st, must attend this merit badge meeting with a packed Backpack and begin the merit badge with Mr. Adelkopf.

HMSR Summer Camp:

 - Merit Badge Selections are Due.  Cooking and Welding Merit Badges are closed out, so if you had been planning to take either of these please submit your alternate selections.  Mr. Liu (p.liu@earthlink.net) and I  (smh428@gmail.com) will accept selections via email this week as well.

 -   Medicals:  We are accepting completed medical forms, OTC Medication form, Dietary Needs forms and a copy of the scouts health insurance card (Front and Back) .  They must be in duplicate AND stapled in order for us to accept them.  If you have these already completed, please bring them to any meeting to provide to Mr. Nadal or myself.

 June 7th – Keep Staten Island Clean Service Hours:

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, in conjunction with the Parks Department, Bay Terrace Civic Association, Yellowboots, and others, there will be a clean up of Buffalo Street from Hylan Boulevard to Durant Avenue.   Currently, the clean up is scheduled to begin at around 9/10 AM and last until1 PM.

Anyone who has need of service hours and wishes to help should email myself (smh428@gmail.com) and Mr. Steve LoBaido (sitreeguy9667@aol.com) to inform us that you will be in attendance.

Troop 37 Family & Alumni Canoe Trip Friday – Jun 20th – Jun 22nd : {CanoeTripFlyer2014}

The required Liability Form {Click HereMUST BE COMPLETED FOR EACH PERSON CANOEING and signed by Parents of those under 18 yrs 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 6, 2014 in order to reserve canoes, purchase food, and arrange for transportation. No replies necessary please, just payment and forms in order to attend.

 

Upcoming Events

  • May 24th – Car Wash
  • May 26th – Memorial Day Parade – Handing out Flags
  • May 30th – Regular Troop Meeting
  • May 30th – Jun 1st – Backpacking Merit Badge Trip (See Mr. Adelkopf about details)
  • May 31st – Car Wash
  • Jun 6th – Regular Troop Meeting – $$/Permission Slip cutoff for Canoe Trip
  • Jun 7th – Car Wash
  • Jun 7th - Keep Staten Island Clean Service Hours (Buffalo Street Clean up)
  • Jun 13th – Flag Retirement Ceremony – Summer Camp Medicals Due
  • Jun 20th – 22nd Canoe Trip
  • Jun 27th – Court of Honor
  • Jun 28th – Car Wash
  • July 13th – 19th – Hawk Mountain Summer Camp

 


Friday, May 16 – Camporee

Troop 37 – it’s all up to you!!! Be Prepared!!

Those attending the Camporee on May 16-18, 2014 at Pouch Camp please be at the

Camporee Field by 5:00 P.M. (Manor Road across from the JCC).

[ ] Make sure you are Wearing Boots and in Full “Class A” Uniform including Scout Socks.

[ ] Everyone should pack your Backpack accordingly and be prepared for the check list

 inspection at the check in.

[ ] Bring a Sandwich/Drink for Friday evening dinner.

[ ] Remember to Pack your “Class B” Troop T-shirt

and most importantly don’t forget your [ ] Scout Spirit

Patrol Leaders be sure to bring:

[ ] Rosters and [ ] Menus [ ] Patrol Flags [ ] Have a Patrol Cheer, Yell, or Call [ ] Patrol Chuck Boxes and metal Legs. [ ] a String Bag Pack,

 

Upcoming Events

  • May 23rd – Merit Badge Meeting – Summer Camp Merit Badge DueWill not be accepting anything after this day.
  • May 24th – Car Wash
  • May 30th – Regular Troop Meeting
  • May 31st – Car Wash
  • Jun 6th – Regular Troop Meeting – $$/Permission Slip cutoff for Canoe Trip
  • Jun 7th – Car Wash
  • Jun 13th – Flag Retirement Ceremony – Summer Camp Medicals Due
  • Jun 20th – 22nd Canoe Trip
  • Jun 27th – Court of Honor
  • Jun 28th – Car Wash

July 13th – 19th – Hawk Mountain Summer Camp


Friday, May 9th – Regular Troop Meeting

This Friday there will be having our regular Troop meeting in Lower Church Hall @ 7:30pm. All scouts are to be in Class A uniform with handbooks.

We will be having a camporee shakedown. All scouts are to bring in their backpacks packed as they would be for Camporee. The list of required Patrol check-in items are listed below.

HMSR Summer Camp – Final payment due.

Patrol Check-in and Inspection

Each Troop will be presented to the registration committee by the SPL. The registration committee will be stationed in the HQ tent at the entrance to the Camporee field. The SPL will hand in all of the registration documents and take troop picture. At that point the patrols will split off for Inspection.
While on line to be checked in, the Scouts must be on their best Scout behavior as the scoring for Scout Sprit has begun.

Each Patrol is responsible for and will be judged on the below:
+ All scouts in proper Class “A” uniform.(Each Patrol Member)
+ Proper footwear (Each Patrol Member)
+ First Aid Kit (At least 2 per patrol)
+ Flash Light (Each Patrol Member)
+ Knife(Each Patrol Member with Totin Chip)
+ Fire starter and matches (Each Patrol Member)
+ Rain Gear (Each Patrol Member)
+ Backpacks properly packed. One chosen at random for inspection
+ Packs and Backpacks properly waterproofed
+ Compass (At least 3 per patrol)
+ Whistle (At least 2 per patrol)
+ Effective Leadership by patrol Leader

Points earned will go towards Troop’s overall score.

Patrol Flag

All Patrol flags must be constructed entirely by the patrol members. Patrol leader must present the flag during check-in to the registration representative. Each Flag must have the name of the patrol, name of the patrol members and troop number. The Representative will provide a form for the Patrol Leader to fill out and present to the Flag committee after the Saturday morning opening ceremony

Upcoming Events
• May 10th – Car Wash
• May 16th – 18th – Camporee
• May 23rd – Merit Badge Meeting – Summer Camp Merit Badge Due – Will not be accepting anything after this day.
• May 24th – Car Wash
• May 30th – Regular Troop Meeting
• May 31st – Car Wash
• Jun 6th – Regular Troop Meeting – $$/Permission Slip cutoff for Canoe Trip
• Jun 7th – Car Wash
• Jun 13th – Flag Retirement Ceremony – Summer Camp Medicals Due
• Jun 20th – 22nd Canoe Trip
• Jun 27th – Court of Honor
• Jun 28th – Car Wash
• July 13th – 19th – Hawk Mountain Summer Camp


Friday, May 2nd – Regular Troop Meeting

This Friday there will be having our regular Troop meeting in Lower Church Hall @ 7:30pm. All scouts are to be in Class A uniform with handbooks.

Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders are to review the patrol member handbooks for requirement completions on this past camping trip. Any updates are to be noted on the scout’s sheet in the patrol binder and then submitted to Mr. Liu.

All scouts who took camping equipment home for drying and cleaning are to return it at this Friday’s meeting and provide to the Quartermaster for inspection.

Upcoming Events
• May 2nd – Regular Troop Meeting
• May 9th – Regular Troop Meeting
• May 10th – Car Wash
• May 16th – 18th – Camporee
• May 23rd – Merit Badge Meeting
• May 24th – Car Wash
• May 30th – Regular Troop Meeting
• May 31st – Car Wash


Friday, April 25th – PJ Vaccaro Eagle Project / Durland Camping Trip

This Friday there will be no meeting as we will be having our Durland Camping Trip. We will be meeting at the shed no later than 4:30pm. Packing list is indicated below. All scouts are to be in Class B T-Shirts if you have them.

PJ Vaccaro is conducting his Eagle Project this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 26th and 27th

All helpers will be meeting in the Burger King Parking lot both days.  Saturday is at 2pm and Sunday at 7AM.

On Sunday, two scouts are needed for an honor guard and must be Class A uniform (Neckerchief and socks required) with their Class B’s underneath.

He needs to know who will be attending to assist him in his project ASAP!

Please email him directly TODAY of the day you plan to attend to assist as this is a two day event. All those scouts not attending the camping trip should be able to attend at least one day of his project. 

Let’s help our fellow scout in his efforts on his trail to Eagle.

Durland Packing: Also, feel free to use the Camping Checklist as a guide.
{Click here to download}

  • Backpack
  • Warm clothes (an extra days worth of clothes, plan for wet weather)
  • Hat/Gloves/Jacket (still low temperatures at night)
  • Sleeping Bag/Pillow
  • Boots (Waterproof recommended. And second pair of shoes  with extra socks)
  • Full Water Bottle/Drinking Cu/Fork, Spoon, Knife

Upcoming Events

  • May 2nd – Regular Troop Meeting
  • May 9th – Regular Troop Meeting
  • May 10th – Car Wash
  • May 16th – 18th – Camporee
  • May 23rd – Merit Badge Meeting
  • May 24th – Car Wash
  • May 30th – Regular Troop Meeting
  • May 31st – Car Wash


Friday, April 11th – Mandatory Parents Summer Camp Meeting

This Friday we will be having a Mandatory Parents Summer Camp meeting.  At least one parent/guardian is required to attend to pick up the necessary literature and forms for your scouts to attend summer camp and pay the second installlment.  Please make every effort to attend.

All scouts are to be in Class A uniform and will be doing a camping equipment shake out in preparation for Durland Camping Trip.

GNYC Camporee: registration deadline is April 16th, so we require those attending to submit their payment and signed permission slips this Friday. {Download permission slip here}.

Durland Scout Reservation: With no meeting on the Friday before the camping trip we will require the payment and signed permission slips for the Durland Camping as well. {Download permission slip here}.

 

Upcoming Events

  • April 12th – 10A – 1P – Messenger of Peace Hike/Service Project  – Lake Cemetery, 36 Willowbrook Road
  • April 12th – C. Gundacker Eagle Project – Henry Kaufmann Camp – 1131 Manor Road
  • April 18th – Good Friday – No Meeting
  • April 25th – 27th – Durland Scout Reservation – Tent Camping
  • May 2nd – Regular Troop Meeting
  • May 9th – Regular Troop Meeting
  • May 10th – Car Wash
  • May 16th – 18th – Camporee
  • May 23rd – Merit Badge Meeting
  • May 24th – Car Wash
  • May 30th – Regular Troop Meeting
  • May 31st – Car Wash


C. Gundacker Eagle Project Update

Dear Scouts, Parents, and Friends, 

The time has come for my Eagle Scout Leadership Project. The project will be on Saturday April 12th, 2014 and we will be meeting at 8:30 AM at 1131 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10314. It is the camp next to Pouch, Henry Kaufmann Campgorunds. The project should last into the afternoon. 

The project is building a gateway that starts a trail, the gateway will honor a Police officer, and cleaning up a 100 yard trail, so rakes, gloves and power drills will be needed. If you have any of these supplies and are willing to donate or loan them for my project (they will be returned) that would be a great help.  If you plan on bringing any materials, please call/email me from the listed contact information, as soon as possible.

We will be building, painting and cleaning in a park area so be prepared to get a little dirty. Wear older clothes and boots and please bring work gloves. It may be muddy still. 

Please call/ e-mail me to let me know if you can go, if you have materials, and/or if you can’t go but have materials to lend. 

Any help or time that you could offer the day of the project would be greatly appreciated. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Thank you in advance for your help.

Yours in Scouting,
Christopher Gundacker


Friday, April 4th – Regular Troop Meeting

This Friday we will be having a Regular Troop meeting. We will be having an Order of the Arrow Election this meeting and working on camporee station knowledge

All scouts are to be in Class A uniform and have their handbooks.

Thursday, April 3rd at 3:45PM in Conran Hall, we will be setting up for the Interfaith Passover Seder. Many hands make lightwork, so please make every effort to attend. All scouts in attendance will receive service hours.

Saturday, April 5th, from 10AM to 2PM in the St. Teresa Parking Lot ,the Cub scout Pack 37 will running a Bike Rodeo and have requested assistance from the scout of the Troop. All scouts in attendance will receive service hours.

April 5th Eagle Project Cancelled due event outside of our control,

Mandatory Summer Camp Meeting Reminder: Friday, April 11th, will be our Mandatory Summer Camp meeting where at least one parent/guardian needs to be in attendance to receive their package of forms that need to be filled out and submit the next payment, $145, for Summer Camp. Please make every effort to attend.

Upcoming Events
• April 11th – Mandatory Parents Meeting for Summer Camp and Regular Troop Meeting
• April 11th – Cutoff for $$/Permission slip for Durland Camping ($30 – Tent camping)(Download permission slip)
• April 12th – 10A – 1P – Messenger of Peace Hike/Service Project
• April 18th – Good Friday – No Meeting
• April 25th – 27th – Durland Scout Reservation – Tent Camping
• May 2nd – Regular Troop Meeting – Cutoff for camporee $$ ($30)
• May 9th – Regular Troop Meeting
• May 10th – Car Wash
• May 16th – 18th – Camporee
• May 23rd – Merit Badge Meeting
• May 24th – Car Wash
• May 30th – Regular Troop Meeting
• May 31st – Car Wash


Friday, March 28th – Regular Troop Meeting – Camping Expo Prep 1

This Friday we will be having a Regular Troop meeting.  We will be having a preparing for the Camping Expo the Troop will be conducting on Saturday, March 29th from 10a to 2pm, for the Girl Scouts.

The scouts will running and teaching camping skills such as Tent setup and scuttle, Knots, Cooking, Cleanup, Fire Station.

All scouts are to be in Class A uniform and have their handbooks.

Eagle Project Notification – April 5th:

Chris Gundacker will be conducting his Eagle Project on Saturday, April 5th, beginning at 8:45AM at the corners of Hueguenot Avenue and Chester Avenue, Staten Island. His project will be building a gateway and trail cleanup.  More details can be found by downloading his project notification flyer. {Click here to download}

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 28th – Regular Troop Meeting – Expo Shakedown
  • Mar 29th – Troop 37 Camping Expo for the Girls Scouts @ Pouch Camp
  • April 3rd – Interfaith Passover Seder Setup @ 3:45pm Conran Hall
  • April 4th – Regular Troop Meeting – OA Elections
  • April 5th – C.Gundacker Eagle Project
  • April 11th – Mandatory Parents Meeting for Summer Camp and Regular Troop Meeting
  • April 12th – 10A – 1P – Messenger of Peace Hike/Service Project
  • April 18th – Good Friday – No Meeting
  • April 25th – 27th – Durland Scout Reservation – Tent Camping