J.L.T. and Service Project Gulf Avenue Clean Up

If you received an invite to JLT, Congratulations!

YOU MUST Contact Senior Patrol Member as listed below by Tuesday 9/23/14 to inform them if you are attending or not.

If your Last name ends in:
A through L contact Dean Berato d.berato@aol.com
M through Z Contact Mike Bilotto metfan1100@aol.com

If you cannot make it due to other obligations – this is not a problem. You will still have a leadership position. However you must still contact Senior Patrol as directed either way.

What is JLT? JLT Training is the leadership training given primarily by the Scoutmaster and Assistants to all the youth leaders in their troop. ALL Boy Scout troops should conduct the JLT course with every leadership shift—whether it is when the youth get a new troop position or a patrol leadership role.

Meet at Shed 4:30 PM Sharp Friday September 26, 2014
Class B Uniforms
Camping- Sleeping in Tents
Food – Adults are Cooking-No Patrol Cooking
No Backpacks– Use a soft Bag or Duffle /gym Bag

Must Bring:
1)Permission Slip, signed by Parent /Guardian (Click here to download)
2)$10.00 Pay for Trip (food& Transportation)
3)A Cup to Drink out of
4)Pack a sandwich for Friday dinner (not stopping)
5)Appropriate clothing for cooler temperatures.

Camping/Folding Chair –Recommended


Troop 37 Service Project Gulf Avenue Clean Up
Saturday September 27, 2014

In return for Troop 37 Scouts participation in this clean- up along Gulf Avenue the Staten Island Marine Development offered the Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Council a sizable donation.

All Scouts not attending JLT – Please show your Troop 37 and Scout Spirit by participating. Parents  are welcome to assist!!!!!!!!

Roadside Trash Clean up along Gulf Avenue.

What time should the boys arrive? 9:30 AM.

Roughly, how long will the clean-up be? 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Afterwards, SIMD will provide lunch at a restaurant of your choice (Five Guys?).

We will meet at Staten Island Marine Development, LLC (SIMD) office at 201 Edward Curry Ave, New York, NY 10314 and go through a quick debriefing on safety, etc.

What equipment will be provided for the boys?
SIMD to ensure the safety of our Scouts will provide all required safety equipment, including high visibility safety vests, road cones, and trash bags, Gloves, and Water.

All time spent there will count as Service hours towards advancement.

Please let Assistant Scoutmaster Vincent Villani know if you will be able to volunteer email your reply to VVill53584@aol.com or Call him on the phone number provided in the email from Mr. Di Trani on Friday, Sept. 19th.

We need to provide a headcount. The safety of our Scouts is our priority; we will be working with the Marine Development to ensure the site is safe.

This is a great opportunity for our Scouts to get involved in the community and great opportunity for exposure for Staten Island scouting.

A very short description of the company.–Staten Island Marine Development, LLC (SIMD) specializes in the redevelopment of environmentally impacted maritime sites and the construction of sustainable industrial infrastructure. SIMD is implementing a redevelopment program on the former GATX Oil Storage facility, a 676 acre tract of land located on Staten Island adjacent to the Arthur Kill.

More good info about SIMD at http://simd.com/


NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK

Those attending Raft-0-ree Trip Friday Sept 19-Sept 21 . Please be at the shed Friday no later than 4:30 sharp for this weekend’s Rafting trip. We are leaving immediately-shed gear will already be packed ahead of time.

Take note of the following items and use as a guide to pack in addition to your normal compliment of camping equipment:

[  ] Bring a sandwich or something for Friday night’s dinner with you to shed.(not stopping at Tiger-mart)
[  ] Pack using a soft duffle or gym bag rather than a backpack (limited vehicle space)
[  ] Bring old sneakers or water shoes for rafting 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. Showers are available after rafting.
[  ] Extra/appropriate Clothing for cooler upstate temperatures (fleece/sweatshirt etc)
[  ] Rain gear
[  ] Nalgene Bottle / Canteen
[  ] Sleeping in tents bring [ ] sleeping bag/ [ ] air mattress or pad.

JLT (Junior Leader Training) Attendance Invites will be emailed to participants shortly.

Those not attending JLT there is a Troop 37 Service Project on Saturday Sept 27, 2014

More to Follow


Troop Meeting Friday September 12, 2014

Uniform:“Class A” We are holding a Uniform Inspection- Patrol Points.

 Please be sure to bring your Boy Scout Handbook-

 

This week’s Scout Skills Instruction working on Emergency Preparedness

 

If you are attending the Raft-0-ree Camping trip please bring:

[ ] Payment of $70   [ ] Permission Slip   [ ] Landers Liability Form

 

The “Square Knot” is the Knot of the Month – Know how to tie it!

CHECK OUT the Animated Knots link http://www.animatedknots.com/reef/    

 

Green Bar Meeting Recap– immediately following Troop Meeting.


Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Troop 37 Registration Meeting

Friday, September 5, 2014
7:30 PM in St. Teresa Lower Church Hall

Registration must be attended by one Parent or Guardian in order to register.

Registration Fees: $100 for one child / $50 each additional scout.

Please make checks payable to “BSA Troop 37

A $10 fee per scout will also be collected for food supplies and each family will be given a theme for a gift basket to support the Pancake Breakfast.

Scouts looking to obtain a leadership position this year and be considered for attendance to Junior Leader Training at Camp “G” must turn in their Leadership Application to Mr. Holland or Mr. Liu.  Your Leadership Application should reflect the top 3 positions you are willing and able to execute AND must be signed by a parent/guardian.

Click here to download the “Leadership Application” form.

Click here to download the “Leadership Position Description”

We hope everyone enjoyed their summer and look forward to seeing you at this Friday’s meeting.


Matt Gutierrez’s – Eagle Service Project… Come on out and pitch in!

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FELLOW SCOUTS AND PARENTS

The time has come for my eagle scout project and I need your assistance. The date of my project is September 6thand 7th.  It will be at the cemetery on Forest Avenue and Willowbrook Road. The entrance to use is on Willowbrook Road.

My project will consist of scraping the fences and then repainting them and then clearing up some of the ivy that has taken over much of the cemetery.

I recommend wearing old clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and if you have please bring gloves and paint scrapers if not I will supply them.

The time to be there is at 8am and we will finish both days at around 4pm and if not maybe later on or earlier, depending on how fast we complete it.

The organization is the Abandoned Cemeteries.

Thank You,
Matthew Gutierrez

 


Vinny Villani’s Eagle Project – Time to step up…

Fellow Scouts, Parents and Friends,

The time has come for my Eagle Scout Leadership Project. My Project will be on Saturday, August 23rd from 8:00am until about 4:00pm at the gazebo in Westerleigh Park centered between Maine, Springfield, Neal Dow and Willard Avenues in Westerleight, (near Jewett Avenue. If we are not completed, we will meet again on Sunday, August 24th, beginning at 9:00am. A rain date has not yet been determined.

Click here to continue reading the flyer…

Thank you in advance for your help.

Vinny Villani


Mr. and Mrs. DeFazio celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Troop 37 would like to offer congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. DeFazio on their 50th wedding anniversary and to say thank to Mrs. DeFazio for allowing our Troop to benefit from Mr. DeFazio’s continued support, friendship and wisdom.

“For 50 years, they have been kidded about the fact that they were hitched on Independence Day.

On July 13, 2014, they celebrated their 50th anniversary with a party in the Tea Room at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield. They were joined by over 90 people, including their children, grandchildren, siblings, other relatives and friends….”

Click here to read more…


2014 – 2015 Calendar posted

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer vacation.

Before you know it, September will be upon us and our 2014 – 2015 scouting season will get into full swing.  We’ve decided to release the 2014 – 2015 Troop 37 Calendar so our families can begin incorporating the Troops calendar into the faniliy plans.

Please note that the calendar is not fully approved and is subject to change without notice, so please check it frequently throughout the year.

If you wish to sync this calendar with your mobile device you may find instructions here.

 


Summer Camp, Leadership Applications and Upcoming Eagle Project

Summer Camp was a success!  Everyone worked hard and earned many merit badges, but, best of all they had fun doing it. Need proof?  Have a look at the photos in the “Photo Archive” section.

For those scouts who did not receive a Junior Leader Training Application, we have posted the files for your downloading pleasure.

Please remember when making your choices:

  • Choose three (3) separate leadership positions you are interested in. Most interested to least interested.
  • Insure your non-scouting life is conducive to the leadership position you wish to attain. If you can’t perform the job, you will be removed from the job.
  • The application must be signed by you AND your parent, so be sure that you are both of the same mind.
  • The applications MUST BE HANDED in at our September registration meeting soon to be published on the Troop Google calendar.

Remember:  Personal Responsibility – You are the Captain of your own future!

Click here to download the “Leadership Position Description”

Click here to download the “Leadership Application” form.

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

Please make every effort to attend for a few hours to help support your fellow scout.