Friday January 30, 2015 – Merit Badge Meeting

Valley Forge Encampment and Pilgrimage

If you plan on attending the Valley Forge Encampment and Pilgrimage Trip held on February 13th,14th, &15th. You Must Be at least 13 Years old. Please be sure to bring $45.00 payment and BOTH signed a Permission Slip (Permission-valleyforge) and Medical Consent Form (EMERGENCY HEALTH TREATMENT) with you to the meeting this Friday.

Merit Badge Meeting

This Friday January 30, 2015, 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

 

Service Patrol: Striking Cobras please arrive early to set up.

Honor Patrol: Rattle Snakes

 

“Knot of the Month” is Two Half Hitches- You also will need to know the knots of the previous months (Square, Sheet Bend, Clove Hitch, Bowline). Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”? Check out animated link to Two Half Hitches http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Two_Half_Hitches

 


NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK-Camping Trip

The Troop will be Cabin Camping at NO-BE-BO-SCO Scout Camp for the weekend

Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco 11 Sand Pond Road, Hardwick, NJ 07825 (908) 362-6088

We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon (01/23/15) meet there at 4:30 PM

You must wear 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 LAYERS and bring the following:

  • [ ] Sandwich for Friday night
  • [ ] Hat
  • [ ] Gloves
  • [ ] Insulated long underwear/ underarmour
  • [ ] 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
  • [ ]10 Essentials
  • [ ] Scout Handbook
  • [ ] Money for the Trading Post

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Friday January 16, 2015 – OA Elections and Troop Meeting

Religious Emblems Training -will meet at 6:30 PM prior to Troop Meeting

This week’s meeting we will begin with Elections for Order of the Arrow (OA) followed by Cold Weather Camping Training in preparation for the Valley Forge Encampment Trip in February.

Camping Trip Registration Extended to this Week
No-Be-Bo-Sco Camping Trip Jan. 23rd, 24th, & 25th
Signed permission slip  (Permission slip link) and
$30.00 Payment must be submitted at this Friday’s meeting in order to attend the trip. We need an accurate headcount to plan meals and arrange transportation.

Service Patrol: Roaring Tigers – Please arrive by 7:15 to set up
Honor Patrol: Howling Coyotes

“Knot of the Month” is Two Half Hitches- You also will need to know the knots of the previous months (Square, Sheet Bend, Clove Hitch, Bowline)
Animated link to Two Half Hitches http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Two_Half_Hitches


Friday January 9, 2015 Greenbar and Regular Troop meeting

This Friday we begin with our Greenbar meeting, so all Greenbar members need to be in the Lower Church Hall at 6:30 PM and have their meeting ideas/plans for this month.

This month’s theme is “Public Servicewe are fortunate to have Deputy Borough President Edward Burke as a Guest Speaker at this week’s meeting. The Troop Meeting begins promptly at 7:30 PM. All Scouts should be in Class “A” Uniform and have their Scout Handbooks.

Service Patrol:                                      Please arrive by 7:15 to set up

Honor Patrol:

No-Be-Bo-Sco  Camping Trip  Jan. 23rd , 24th , & 25th

Signed permission slip (permission slip link)  and $30.00 Payment must be submitted at this Friday’s meeting in order to attend the trip. We need an accurate headcount to plan meals and arrange transportation.

“Knot of the Month” is Two Half Hitches- You also need to know the knots of the previous months (Square, Sheet Bend, Clove Hitch, Bowline)

Animated link  to Two Half Hitches  http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Two_Half_Hitches

 

Church of the Ascension_Flyer_01.06.15Jan 10th [Saturday] from 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm – Church of Ascension Luncheon for Residents of Lakeside Manor

We were just recently asked to provide the subject annual community service and an Honor Guard for the residents of the Lakeside Manor.

CLASS A UNIFORMS REQUIRED.  Kindly see the attached flyer for details.
Remember: This is one of the most important activities for the Residents of Lakeside Manor Home for Adults.  Here’s what the church wrote about our past support: “The presence of the Scouts was inspiring; their help was essential to the success of the event. The boys were attentive to the needs of the guests and gracious in their willingness to serve the less fortunate.”


No Troop Meeting Tonight – Friday, Jan 2, 2015

There will be no meeting tonight, Friday, January 2, 2015.

The calendar incorrectly reflected there would be a meeting in error.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

We hope everyone enjoyed and safe and Happy New Year!  

 


Merry Christmas Troop 37 Family!

 

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Linus Van Pelt: “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'”

Linus Van Pelt: That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

Please enjoy a safe and Merry Christmas!

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TROOP 37 CHRISTMAS PARTY

This Friday, December 19th 2014

Come celebrate the holiday spirit at Troop 37′s Annual Christmas Pizza – Party. It is being held at:

 

Zion Lutheran Church Hall

505 Watchogue Road

7:30 – 9:00pm.

 

No Uniforms wear something festive!!!

 

Each person attending is asked to bring one food item from the list below which will be donated to the St Teresa’s Food Pantry

 

The below items are suggested by the Food Pantry:
Betty Crocker Vanilla / Choc Cake Mix
Betty Crocker  Vanilla / Chocolate Icing
Pennsylvania Dutch Noodles (large)
Bumble Bee White Tuna in Water
Cheerios, Fruit Loops, & Apple Jacks Cereal
Chef Boyardee Ravioli / Spaghetti
Cup of Soup
Stuffing
Coffee
Orange / Strawberry Jello
Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Skippy Peanut Butter (medium)
Tetley Tea (box of 48)
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

 

Senior Patrol please be sure to arrive by 7:00 pm for setup


Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetary – A job well done!

Arlington National Cemetary 2014

Arlington National Cemetary 2014

On our way to the section we had selected for laying wreaths, we encountered an Air Force major and three members of the Civil Air Patrol who had been tasked with offloading an entire 18-wheeler stacked floor-to-ceiling, and wall-to-wall with cases of wreaths. He was profoundly grateful for our offer to assist.

The boys took turns working on the truck, as the rest either grabbed boxes of wreaths off the back, or broke down and stacked the empties on pallets, all while going out and laying wreaths on the graves.

They worked quietly and diligently throughout. When a colonel came by and complimented the major on the smooth and efficient operation, he replied that the credit belonged to the thirty scouts and leaders who offered to help and just started working. As they stood watching in admiration, the major told the colonel that he wished his lieutenants in training were as self-motivated as these scouts. The colonel suggested he tell them on Monday morning, then got in on helping to offload the truck.

The boys from both troops were terrific, and several assisted elderly vets in laying wreaths on the graves of fallen comrades. Words cannot express how proud we are of every one of you guys.

For more photos click here…

Gerard Nadal

Assistant Scoutmaster/Troop Chaplain


NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK

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 (12/12/14) meet there at 4:30 PM

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 LAYERS and bring the following:

  • [ ] Sandwich for Friday night
  • [ ] Hat
  • [ ] Gloves
  • [ ] Insulated long underwear/ underarmour
  • [ ] 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
  • [ ]10 Essentials
  • [ ] Scout Handbook
  • [ ] Money for the Trading Post/ Gift shop

If you have not turned in a permission slip you can printout one (click here to download permission slip)
Link to Flyer about Trip http://bsatroop37.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Arlingtonw.pdf

                                                 NEXT WEEK
Troop 37 Christmas Party Friday Dec. 19, 2014 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