Wed. July 9th Last Chance Meeting and Important Summer Camp Information

On Wednesday July 9th 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-shorts.

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.

SUMMER CAMP FEES
[ ] Hawk Mountain (plus any additional fees; Pathfinder, Cope, Basketry, etc)
[ ] Haag’s Breakfast ($11.00 per person) –Need to submit a headcount
[ ] Friday Night Chicken Dinner ($8.50 Adults, $6.50 Child 10 & under)

MEDICAL
[ ] 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 this Sunday July 13th 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 60th Anniverary Neckerschief 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.

Sincerely,
Scott M. Holland
Scoutmaster, Troop 37

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Arielle Newman Run Community Service July 4th

This 4th of July, Troop 37 Scouts have an opportunity to do a couple of hours of Community Service before lunch at the Arielle Newman Race – 5 Mile Run. Scouts and Parents can also help man water stations along the route.

08:00 AM Friday, 4th of July

Meet Laura Esposito at 08:00 AM on the Corner of Clove Road and Forest Avenue
Race will begin at 9:00 and is over in approximately 1 hour.
Wear a Troop Class B T-shirt with any shorts/or pants

Please come out and lend a hand if you can.

Arielle Newman, sister of Troop 37 Alumni – Eagle Scouts Keith Newman and Kyle Newman, was an award-winning track and cross country runner for Notre Dame Academy High School, Staten Island. She was the 2005 and 2006 Staten Island Girls High School Varsity Cross Country Champion. Arielle was a captain of the track team and voted MVP. She was a Staten Island Advance All Star four times, once posthumously. Arielle died April 3, 2007 from an aspirin-like ingredient, methyl salicylate, found in muscle creams.

This Run is in her honor and to foster awareness of the dangers of this ingredient

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June 27th, 2014 – Court of Honor

On Friday at 7:30 PM will be our Summer Court of Honor for our scouts.

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 “A“ Uniform with their merit badge sashes.

Senior Patrol and Service patrol should arrive at 7:00 pm for setup.

All are encouraged to attend with refreshments being served immediately after.

D. Berato Eagle Project:
The time has finally come for my Eagle Scout Leadership Project...Click here to download the flyer.

J. Nadal Eagle Project: July 25 – 26, 2014 - Click here to download the flyer.

HMSR Summer Camp:

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 Mr. Villani.
Merit Badge Selections: Merit Badge selections have all been received.
o All merit badges that have pre-requirements and need Leader sign off should be brought to a meeting and reviewed with an available leader. Please have a completed form letter filled out and ready for the Leaders signature. {Click here to download Form Letter}

Upcoming Events
Jun 27th – Court of Honor
Jun 28th – Car Wash
Jun 29th – D. Berato Eagle Project
July 13th – 19th – Hawk Mountain Summer Camp

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Canoe Trip – June 20th – 22nd, 2014

Please meet at the shed Friday at 4:30 sharp for this weekend’s canoe trip. We are leaving by 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
[  ] 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 / Rain gear
[  ] We will be sleeping in either tents or lean-tos so bring sleeping bag/ air mattress or pad.

HMSR Summer Camp:

  • 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 Mr. Villani.
  • Merit Badge Selections are Due. Merit Badge selections have all been received.
    • All merit badges that have pre-requirements and need Leader sign off should be brought to a meeting and reviewed with an available leader. Please have a completed form letter filled out and ready for the Leaders signature.  {Click here to download Form Letter}

Upcoming Events

  • Jun 20th – 22nd Canoe Trip
  • Jun 27th – Court of Honor
  • Jun 28th – Car Wash
  • July 13th – 19th – Hawk Mountain Summer Camp

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Troop meeting moved to Lower Church Hall

Due to the inclement weather we will be meeting in Lower Church Hall.

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Friday, June 13th – Flag Burning Ceremony – Meeting @ Pouch Camp

This Friday‘s meeting will be at 7:00 PM at Pouch Camp Camporee Field –Class A Uniforms. We will be participating in the Flag Retirement Ceremony. Please note meeting is starting ½ hour earlier and being held at Pouch Camp.

Pouch Camp Hike / E.Science M.B. Pre-Req

HIKE: Those wishing to attend will meet at 8AM at the lower church hall. Scouts need to be picked up at 12 noon in the parking lot of Pouch Camp. Each scout MUST have ALL of the following:

a.) Hiking Boots (No sneakers permitted).

b.) 1 L bottle of water, filled.

c.) Small backpack for water.

d.) Personal first aid kit

e.) Compass

f.) Hat

g.) Sunscreen

h.) Sunglasses

i.) Whistle

We’ll depart at 8:20 AM. Please be at Pouch at noon for pick-up. All parents are welcome to participate if they wish. Thanks.

Environmental Science Merit Badge

Any scout wishing to do the Environmental Science merit badge at summer camp must complete requirements 3e & 4 before going to camp. We will be doing these during the afternoon, as well as requirement 2. Scouts need to bring a notebook and pen. We’ll be working from 12:30-4:30 PM. Pick-up will be at the parking lot in front of the Scout Shop at 4:30 PM.

 

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

  • The required Liability Form {Click Here} MUST 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, 2014in order to reserve canoes, purchase food, and arrange for transportation. No replies necessary please, just payment and forms in order to attend.

HMSR Summer Camp:

  • 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.
  • 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.

o       Currently, we are missing the selections of 4 scouts.   Please email or bring your choices to this Fridays meeting.

o       All merit badges that have pre-requirements and need Leader sign off should be brought to a meeting and reviewed with an available leader. Please have a completed form letter filled out and ready for the Leaders signature. {Click here to download Form Letter}

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Jun 13th – Flag Retirement Ceremony – Summer Camp Medicals Due
  • Jun 14th –Hike to Pouch / E. Science M.B. Pre-Req
  • Jun 20th – 22nd Canoe Trip
  • Jun 27th – Court of Honor
  • Jun 28th – Car Wash
  • July 13th – 19th – Hawk Mountain Summer Camp

 

 

 

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Friday, June 6th – 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.

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.

HMSR Summer Camp:

  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Currently, we are missing the selections of 4 scouts.  Please email or bring your choices to this Fridays meeting.
    • All merit badges that have pre-requirements and need Leader sign off should be brought to a meeting and reviewed with an available leader. Please have a completed form letter filled out and ready for the Leaders signature.  {Click here to download Form Letter}

Upcoming Events

  • 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

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