Tues. July 7th – Last Chance Meeting and Important Summer Camp Information

On Tuesday July 7th at 7PM, we will be at St. Teresa’s Lower Church Hall to collect any outstanding summer camp fees, medical paperwork and distribute your scouts ordered Class “B”  T-shirts.

Please note: you must have all outstanding issues resolved at this meeting as we WILL NOT be accepting any fees or paperwork on the day departure.


[ ] Hawk Mountain (plus any additional fees; Pathfinder, Cope, Basketry, etc)
[ ] Haag’s Breakfast ($11.00 per person) –Need to submit a headcount (scouts already paid for)
[ ] Friday Night Chicken Dinner ($9.00 Adults, $7.00 Child 10 & under) (scouts already paid for)

[ ] Medicals Forms A, B & C (2 copies with Insurance card front and back) MUST HAVE
[ ] Food Allergy Forms (must have to attend camp)
[ ] Administer Over The Counter Medicine Form (must have to attend camp)


Important Summer Camp Information

We will all meet for Mass at Saint Teresa’s next Sunday July 12th at 7:00 AM Sharp. Meet at the Lower Church Hall parking lot. After the vehicles are loaded and Mass is finished we will leave for the camp at about 8:30 AM. We will make our annual stop again this year at the Haag’s Hotel, Shartlesville, PA for a Breakfast Buffet. (Directions Here)


Families are needed to drive up to the camp with us. There will be a lot of equipment and scouts to transport.

  • All Scouts and leaders will wear the Class B Troop T-shirt up to the camp and Breakfast. We will change into Class “A” once we arrive at camp.
  • Please make sure your son(s) have their bathing suit on under their class B uniform (scout shorts/pants, socks, belt, Troop T-shirt) or readily available (not packed in a trunk) with their towel. They should also have their Class A Uniform shirt and Neckerchief readily available (not packed in a trunk) for as soon as we arrive at camp to take the troop photo.
  • Have a full water bottle to keep on their person as they tour the camp and to use daily to keep themselves hydrated.
  • Thursday is Hawaiian Shirt Day at Camp if you have a Hawaiian shirt bring it.
  • Be sure to bring Scout Socks Full dress “Class A” uniform for all evening meals at the dining hall. For both camp wide campfires full dress class A uniform including Scout Socks
  • Bring a Hanger to Hang up your Uniform
  • Put your name or initials on the labels of all your clothing (especially uniform items (i.e. 60th Anniversary neckerchief) and Troop T-shirts)
  • Don’t Bring Valuables or any Electronic Devices (Ipod’s, games, phones, radios, etc.) to camp. Leave them at home.
  • Scout spending money is to be placed in an envelope clearly marked with your scouts name and amount contained within. All monies should be in small denominations (we recommend bills no larger than $10). All envelopes will be collected by Mr. “G” in the parking lot.

Additional Parents information / Scout Packing list {Click Here} and also

Driving Directions {Click Here}. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Mike Di Trani
Scoutmaster, Troop 37

Troop 37 Annual Family-Alumni Canoe Trip June 26th -28th, 2015

Please meet at the shed 4:30 PM sharp for this weekend’s Canoe trip. We are leaving at 5:00 PM. Take note of the following:


[ ] Bring a sandwich or something for Friday night’s dinner.
[ ] Make sure you turned in Liability form signed by a Parent
[ ] Pack using a duffle bag or soft pack NO Frame BACKPACKS (save space)

[ ] Bring old sneakers or water shoes for canoeing that won’t fall off –NOT Sandals.
[ ] Bring a wide brim hat / Sunscreen/ sun block for sun protection.
[ ] Bring a cup – You won’t need a mess kit.
[ ] Bring a towel.
[ ] Camp Chair to sit in

[ ] Appropriate Clothing Sweatshirt / Raingear

[ ] We will be sleeping in either tents or lean-tos so bring sleeping bag/ air mattress or pad.

[ ] A Small String bag with Ziploc bag inside or waterproof bag to tie onto canoe for belongings while on river

Canoe Trip

Court of Honor: Friday, June 19, 2015

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 AUniform with merit badge sashes.

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

All Parent and Family are encouraged to attend to show their support of their son’s Scouting achievements. There will be refreshments served immediately following.

REMINDER: Summer Camp medicals are due to be turned in.

Troop Meeting 7:00 PM June 12, 2015 at Pouch Camp – Flag Retirement Ceremony

This Friday‘s meeting will be at 7:00 PM at Pouch Camp Camporee Field across from JCC –Class A Uniforms. We will be participating in the Flag Retirement Ceremony. (see flyer)

Please note meeting is starting ½ hour earlier and being held at Pouch Camp.

Please bring any Canoe Trip Payments and/or paperwork for Summer Camp ….MEDICALS if you haven’t brought them in already!!!


Nick Ferretti’s Eagle Project this Saturday June 13, 2015 8:30 AM at Historic Richmondtown, 441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306

Troop Meeting Friday June 6, 2015

This Friday we will be having a regular troop meeting.  Uniform standards are relaxed this week NO UNIFORMS. Wear your favorite sports team, superhero, or whatever appropriate T-shirt or polo shirt.

We will be doing some Training and you will be planning out next year’s trips and events.

Greenbar will meet at 6:30 PM prior to the Troop Meeting.

REMINDER: Pay for Canoe Trip and turn in permission slips.

Patrol Leaders will be calling their Patrol Members for a headcount of Scout and Family members attending Canoe Trip. Please be sure to return calls-  “A Scout is Courteous”

Friday, May 22nd – Merit Badge Meeting

Merit Badge Meeting

This Friday May 22, 2015, we will be having Merit Badge Meeting in Lower Church Hall @ 7:30pm. All scouts are to be in Class B uniform Troop T-Shirts to allow Class A uniform to be clean for the Memorial Day Parade. 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
Service Patrol: Blackhawks please arrive early to set up.
Honor Patrol: Rattle Snakes

“Knot of the Month” is Figure Eight. If you don’t know how to tie it check out the link to the animated Figure Eight knot http://www.animatedknots.com/fig8_/

carwashSaturday 05/23/15 is a Troop Car Wash– Meet at 7:00 AM at the Shed. Earn your way and reduce your Parent’s summer camp costs.




graveflagsSaturday 05/23/15 Flags on Graves of Veterans10:00am Ocean View Cemetery 3315 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY Request that any Scouts who need community service and/or are not participating at Car wash meet at the cemetery Class A Uniform




Memorial Day – Monday 05/25/15 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 sometime around 1:00 PM. Pickup location upon completion will be at Chase Bank 1480 Forest Avenue between Marianne Street and Livermore Avenue

To many, Memorial Day, the federal U.S. holiday that takes place every year on the last Monday of May, is just MemorialDayanother excuse for a three-day weekend. It’s also known as the day that marks the official start of summer and as a day devoted to getting great deals at the mall. However, the true meaning of Memorial Day goes far beyond barbecues and mattress sales.

The holiday began after the Civil War, and at that time was known as “Decoration Day.” While it was originally founded to honor the soldiers who died in the Civil War, today, Memorial Day is a day to honor all of the Americans who have died in military service.

Americans should take a moment from their day of celebration and leisure to reflect on the brave sacrifices of those who have given their lives for this great nation.


And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.

-Lee Greenwood

Troop 37 Wins 2015 Camp-o-ree


Boy Scout Troop 37 awarded Best Troop Overall

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. The Boy Scouts’ Aquehonga District Camp-o-ree held this weekend at William H. Pouch Scout Camp in Sea View brought together more than 500 Boy Scouts and their troop leaders from nearly all Staten Island troops to learn about friendship, leadership and accomplishment. The first-place winner for the weekend, awarded the Trophy based on points accumulated in the various events, was Boy Scout Troop 37, out of St. Teresa’s R.C. Church, Castleton Corners. The theme of this year’s Camp-o-ree was S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and included competitions in areas like code breaking, building an electro-magnet and spaghetti bridge building in addition to traditional scout skills.

Camporee-Friday May 15, 2015 -Sunday May 17

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

Those attending the Camporee on May 15-17, 2015 at Pouch Camp please be at the Camporee Field by 4:30 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.

[ ] Pack A sandwich for Friday nights 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,

Troop Meeting Friday May 8, 2015

[ ] Bring Packs Packed to Troop Meeting- Shakedown

[ ] Bring your Totin Chip Card

[ ] Bring a Rubber band

[ ] Uniform standards are relaxed for this week- NO UNIFORMS

So they will and clean for Camporee

[ ] If you did not pay for the Camporee the Cost is- $25.00 – You also need to turn in a Permission Slip {Permission-Camporee15}. Please turn in to Mrs. Nadal, Troop Treasurer at the beginning of meeting.