NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK- Camping Trip VFEP

18 Scouts and 9 Adults from Troop 37 will be braving the cold, camping in Tents at Valley Forge National Historic Park for the weekend and participating in the Valley Forge Encampment and Pilgrimage (VFEP)

VFEP2Departing from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon (02/13/15) VFEP1meet there at 3:00 PM

You must wear boots and be sure to bring

[ ] Cup to drink out of

[ ] Sandwich for Friday night

[ ] Brown Paper Bag to put your boots into at night

 

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 and ample clothes for the weather. Check the forecast. Dress in LAYERS and pack according to the VFEP Checklist that was provided.

 

The Valley Forge Pilgrimage and Encampment is the oldest annual Scouting event in the World. It was first held on February 22, 1913, and it commemorates the soldiers of the Continental Army who braved the winter of 1777-78 at Valley Forge. Each year more than 2,000 brave the winter chill of the Delaware Valley to participate. The event itself is divided into two parts: the Encampment, in which Scouts camp from Friday through Sunday on the Presidents’ Weekend, and the Pilgrimage which is all day Saturday. During the Pilgrimage, participants move around the Valley Forge National Historic Park to hear volunteer interpreters from the National Park Service tell how the Continentals lived. There will also be reenactments throughout the day. Replicas of the original huts provide a glimpse of daily life. Conditions during the winter were poor, so the stories are also told how more than 2,000 soldiers died from typhus, dysentery, typhoid and pneumonia. To participate in this event Scouts must meet age requirements and were required to undertake a special Cold Weather Camping Training.

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Shooting Sports day March 7, 2015

Colonial Rifle & Pistol Club Inc. is hosting a shooting sports day on March 7, 2015 at 4484 Arthur Kill Rd, Staten Island, NY 10309.

This is open to all Scouts / Ventures 12 years old and older.

This is an opportunity for those who have a partial rifle merit badge card and want to complete it.

Also for those that wish to start the rifle merit badge.

Or anyone who enjoys the sport.

 

Again you must have reached your 12th. birthday to attend. There will be a 30 minute briefing with range rules before shooting, all must attend. We would be shooting 22cal. Rifles.

There may be a fee for ammunition for this event ($3 dollars for 50 rounds).

Shooting will start after 9am or 11:30am safety briefing.

Registration ends February 19, 2015. Space is limited.

After you register you will get a start time a week before the 7th.

 

If you have any questions, or wish to register contact:

James Collins at [email protected]


Troop Meeting Friday February 6th

Valley Forge Encampment and Pilgrimage- Cutoff Date This Friday

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 (attached) and Medical Consent Form (attached) with you to the meeting this Friday.

This Friday we begin with our Greenbar meeting, so all Greenbar members need to be in the Lower Church Hall at 6:30 PM

Troop Meeting

This Friday February 6, 2015, we will wear Class B” T-shirts, Sweatshirts, or Fleece so that everyone’s uniform shirt and pants will be cleaned / pressed and looking sharp for Scout Sunday February 8th at 10:00 AM Mass and the 11:45 Breakfast at the Staaten. At the meeting we will be continuing Cold Weather Camping Training and preparation for the Valley Forge Encampment / Pilgrimage Trip.

 

Service Patrol: Screaming Eagles please arrive early to set up.

Honor Patrol: Black Hawks

 

“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


SCOUT SUNDAY REMINDER

This year’s Scout Sunday mass will be held this Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.  Scouts are requested to assemble in the Lower Church Hall in full Class A uniforms no later than 9:30 a.m. Please remember to bring food items to help stock the Saint Teresa’s Food Pantry!! Let’s show our parish the strength and commitment of the St. Teresa’s scouting ministry!

 


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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