Troop Meeting Friday, February 19, 2016

DO NOT GO TO SAINT TERESA’S LOWER CHURCH HALL

Troop Meeting Location this week is at: 

The Church of the Ascension

1 Kingsley Avenue (corner of Brookside Ave)  7:30 PM

This week’s Troop Meeting Scouts should be in Class A uniform and be sure to bring their Boy Scout Handbook.

Friday night’s meeting is going to be a preparation for the Klondike Derby. We will also be holding Order of the Arrow Elections.

If you are attending Klondike Derby on Saturday February 27th, 2016 Please bring Payment of $10.00 to the meeting.  

For Information about Klondike Derby events, Sleds, Patrol and individual equipment needed to participate see the link to the Klondike Derby Guidebook (here)

Knot of the Month is Taught Line Hitch. You should also know the knots of the previous months (Square Knot, Sheet Bend, Clove Hitch, Two Half Hitches, Bowline). Be Prepared!  Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”? Check out Taught Line animated knot link:

http://www.animatedscoutknots.com/tautline_hitch.html


Valley Forge campers returning home early…

Due to expected extreme weather conditions the Valley Forge Encampment hosts have canceled the event.

Troop 37 attendees are demobilizing after lunch and plan to be home tonight.


NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK- Camping Trip VFEP

16 Scouts and 5 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)

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Departing from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon (02/12/16) meet there at 3:00 PM

You must wear boots and be sure to bring

[ ] Cup to drink out of

[ ] Nalgene Bottle

[ ] Sandwich for Friday night

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

[ ] Day Pack/ String bag

[ ] Hand warmers

Scouts should pack for this trip using a soft duffle or gym bag rather than backpacks to save on space for loading vehicles.

Be Really Prepared” Pack proper and ample clothes for the weather. Temperatures are expected in the teens. Check the forecast. Dress in LAYERS and pack according to the VFEP Checklist (here) that was also provided.

Remember to what you learned in Cold Weather Training!

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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Troop Meeting Friday February 5, 2016

Valley Forge Encampment and Pilgrimage- Cutoff Date This Friday

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

Troop Meeting  Friday February 5, 2016 

This Friday February 5, 2016, we will wear Class B” T-shirts, Troop Sweatshirts, or Fleece so that everyone’s uniform shirt and pants will be cleaned / pressed and looking sharp for Scout Sunday February 7th at 10:00 AM Mass and the 11:45 Breakfast at the Staaten. At the meeting we will be conducting Board of Reviews, 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 7th, 2016 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. 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

February 19th Order of the Arrow (OA) Elections 

OA Scouting’s National Honor Society (see attached)


Troop Meeting January 29, 2016

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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.

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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

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
718-442-5056

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.