Troop Meeting January 29, 2016


Cold Weather Camping Training for Valley Forge Trip

This week’s Troop Meeting we will be conducting Cold Weather Camping Training in preparation for the Valley Forge Encampment & Pilgrimage (VFEP). The Merit Badge Meeting is postponed. This Training will benefit all Scouts. To participate in the VFEP Scouts must meet age requirements and are required to undertake a special Cold Weather Camping Training. If you plan on attending the Valley Forge Encampment and Pilgrimage Trip held on February 12th,13th, &14th.You Must Be at least 13 Years old. Please be sure to bring $45.00 payment and BOTH signed a Permission Slip (attached) and VFEP Medical Consent Form (attached) with you to the meeting this Friday or next cutoff date next Friday, February 5, 2016.


Scout Sunday Court of Honor

Mass and Breakfast

February 7, 2016 (Tickets)


Scout Sunday is Sunday, February 7th, 2016. The day will begin with mass at St. Teresa’s Church at 10:00 am. Scouts must be at Lower Church Hall in CLEAN Class A Uniform by 09:20. Following the mass, we will have our Annual Court of Honor Breakfast at LiGreci’s Staaten, 697 Forest Avenue beginning promptly at 11:45. All Troop 37 Families, Friends, Scouts past and present are welcome to attend. The cost of the breakfast, remains the same as last year, $25.00 per person regardless of age. All current scouts attending are FREE and will be paid for by the troop. Parents If you have not paid for your tickets yet, please make arrangements with Mrs. Nadal.

Camping Trip for Jan 22ND-23RD, 2016 – Cancelled – Weather Call


A Winter Storm Watch has been posted for most NJ counties for Friday night through Sunday morning Winds may gust to 20-35 mph inland and 50-60 mph at the coast. Snow totals are forecasted to be greatest in SouthWest NJ and lowest along the coast and in the north.

Impacts may include travel hazards, high winds, coastal flooding and cold temps. Coastal locations should be prepared for moderate to major flooding. Power outages may occur with high winds and heavy, wet snow accumulation on trees and power lines. Flooded and icy roadways and snow will create slippery areas on untreated roads and sidewalks.

Reimbursements will be made at a future date.

“If you err on the side of caution when you are deciding what to do, you do the thing that is safe instead of taking unnecessary risk.” – Mr. Di Trani

Troop Meeting Friday January 15, 201


Review “Lashing” Chapter in your Boy Scout Handbook starting on pgs. 392-400 pay special attention to Square and Diagonal lashing and be sure to bring your handbook to the meeting. (Patrol Points)

We will be holding a Uniform Inspection please be in full “Class A” uniform (Patrol Points)

This Friday is the cutoff date for the January 22-23 Cabin Camping Trip to Alamuchy Scout Reservation Cost $30.00 payment and Permission Slip is due.

Reminder:  Save the Date  February 7, 2016

Troop 37 Scout Sunday Breakfast at the Staaten

Allamuchy trip slip

Troop Meeting 7:30 PM Friday January 8, 2016

Troop Meeting 7:30 PM Friday January 8, 2016Uniform: Class A.  We will be reviewing First Aid and the new BSA Rank Requirements that affect all Ranks

Green Bar Meeting Begins at 6:30pm

Please find attached to this email a permission slip for the  Friday, January 22 to Sunday, January 24, 2016- Camping Trip to Durland  Scout Reservation, located 1 Clear Lake, Putnam Valley, NY 10579. We are sleeping in Cabins and the cost of the Trip is $30.00 per person.  We need to obtain an accurate headcount to accurately plan menus and purchase the appropriate amount of food. With a Troop of this size we have logistical issues and also need ample time to ensure we have enough drivers. Therefore the cutoff date to have your slip and payment submitted in order to attend this trip will be Friday, January 15th. That is the last meeting before the trip.


If attending Please Print out the attached form we need a hard copy , or you may obtain one that will be available at the Troop meeting.


“Eve of the Eve” Get Together

The Troop 37 “EVE of the EVE” will take place the night before New Year’s Eve (Tomorrow Night) Wednesday Evening, December 30th in Saint Teresa’s Lower Chudrch Hall from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

In light of recent events I believe  this  could be an opportunity for getting everyone together for pizza and/or hero’s for Dinner, and this would also be a time for all of us to just hang out together being so many recent Eagle Scouts are home for winter vacation.

If everyone brings their favorite board game, (Chess, Monopoly, Risk, etc.) deck of Cards or whatever, it would be like a Wednesday night in the TTK pavilion at Hawk Mountain.

No Uniforms required but if you want to feel like you are at Hawk you can wear a Hawaiian Shirt or your “Class B”T-shirt.  Sorry No brass hook / ring on a string game area.

Passing of Eagle Scout Fred Fischer

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the untimely passing of our most recent Eagle Scout, Fred Fischer. Fred passed away sometime during the night of December 20th at home.

Fred was a kind and gentle soul and just made Eagle earlier this month. Please keep the Fischer Family in your thoughts and prayers.

Friends will be received at Harmon Funeral Home on Sunday, December 27th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310

On Monday morning December 28, at 11:00 AM there will be a funeral mass for Eagle Scout Fred Fischer.

Troop 37 and Troop 37’s Eagle alumni will be forming an honor guard before and after mass. It is requested that all current scouts who are able to attend, please do so in your Class A uniform (boots or shoes and NOT sneakers, please!) All Eagle alumni are welcome and encouraged to wear your Eagle medal on your lapel.

We’ll be assembling between 10:15 am  and 10:30 am at the Church of the Holy Family, 366 Watchogue Rd, Staten Island, NY 10314.

If you are able to attend, please make every effort to join us.



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


Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”?