Friday March 24, 2017 – OA Elections and Troop Meeting

 

This week’s meeting, we will begin with Elections for Order of the Arrow (OA) followed by Regular Troop Meeting. (link to OA information)

Field Uniform “Class A”–and Bring Scout Handbook.

 

 

 

Camping Trip Registration Boston Freedom Trail

Cabins at Camp Sayre APR. 28th, 29th, & 30th  

Signed permission slip (permission slip link) and

$65.00 Payment must be submitted by next Friday 03/31/17 meeting to attend the trip. We need an accurate headcount to plan meals, logistics, and arrange transportation.

 

On Friday April 28, 2017, Troop 37 will be traveling to Boston and stay in Camp Sayre Boy Scout Camp cabins located in Milton Massachusetts. On Saturday, we will take the Red Line Metro train into Boston to walk the Freedom Trail. The cost of the Trip is $65.00 which will include all lodging, transportation, meals, museum & US Constitution costs. Scouts will earn the Freedom Trail / Historic Trails Awards (medal & patches) by completing the Freedom Trail and filling out the Hike Credential Report. Several Parents plan on participating and are obtaining discount Hotel rates in Boston and will meet us on Saturday. All are welcome to attend.

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

Honor Patrol: Howling Coyotes

Knot of the Monthis 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


Saturday March 11th, EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR Saint Teresa’s Conran Hall 1634 Victory Boulevard

All Scouts are expected to attend.

 

The Troop will be conducting an Eagle Court of Honor for Joseph Esposito, Steven Kaht, and Peter Liu. As a Troop 37 Scout it is your duty to attend and Honor your fellow Scouts achievements. Those not attending must notify Mr. DiTrani why – prior to ceremony.

Please be in Class A Uniform with Merit badge sashes and arrive no later than 7:15 PM. Parents and family are invited. Refreshments will be served immediately following.

 

Set-up and practice for Color Guard / COH in Conran Hall @ 4:00pm – Please help out


Friday March 10, 2017 WEBELOS Crossover Ceremony

 

The WEBLOS Scouts are crossing over to be welcomed into Troop 37. The Meeting is starting at 7:30PM. Meet at the lower church hall in complete Class “A” Uniform

 

The Knot of the Month is the “Timber Hitch” practice tying it.

Animated link below to how to tie a Timber Hitch http://www.animatedknots.com/timber/

 

Black Hawks are the Service Patrol -please arrive by 7:15

 

Be sure to bring your Boy Scout Handbook to the meeting so we can record advancement requirements that were completed.

 


TMR WINTER BLAST CAMPING TRIP MARCH 3RD -5TH 2017- No Meeting

We are meeting at the Troop Shed on Friday at 4:30 PM sharp

Please be aware that we are cabin camping and the temperature can still drop significantly, so be sure to pack properly, using a soft duffle or gym bag. NO BACKPACKS, and please bring the following:

[ ] Bring Your TROOP FLEECE

[ ] Bring a Sandwich or brown bag something for your Friday night dinner.

[ ] You must bring your own Cup to drink out of

[ ] Nalgene / Water bottle

[ ] Wool or Fleece Hat

[ ] Gloves

[ ] Jacket

[ ] Hiking Boots

[ ] Extra socks

[ ] Appropriate Clothes

[ ] Money for the Trading Post

[ ]10 Essentials

[ ] String Bag or Day Pack for Hike

[ ] Sleeping Bag / foam pad or air mattress

[ ] Fishing Rod if you want to Fish (camp supplies bait)

For camping trip to Ten Mile River (TMR) Scout Reservation, please review and use the {packing list.} The items will be necessary to insure your health and comfort while participating in the activities planned for a camping trip. Please, NO radios, iPods, electronic games or other sound emitting electronic devices. ALL clothing items that a scout takes should be permanently marked with their name.

TMR is located in the Sullivan County Catskills in New York State, near Monticello and Narrowsburg. It is about a two-hour drive from the George Washington Bridge. TMR Scout Camp,1481 Crystal Lake Road, Narrowsburg, New York 12764,     (845) 252-2000

 


Troop meeting Friday February 24, 2017

This week’s meeting will start off with “Class A” Uniform inspection. This Month’s Troop meeting theme is Cooking. The Senior Patrol will be conducting a “Cooking Skills” meeting with round robin cooking stations.

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

Honor Patrol: Sly Foxes 

“Knot of the Month” is Sheer Lashing- You also will need to know the knots of the previous months (Square, Sheet Bend, Clove Hitch, Bowline, Taught line). Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”?  Check out animated link to Sheer lashing

http://www.animatedknots.com/lashshear/#ScrollPoint

 Community Service to Parish 

Sunday 02/24/17 Burning Palm to Make Ashes- 

On Sunday February 26, 2017 Boy Scout Troop 37 will be collecting palm at both the Saint Teresa’s Church and chapel. Scouts will burn the palm outside Lower Church Hall on Sunday, February 26, immediately following the 12:30 Mass. These ashes will be then be blessed and used on Ash Wednesday. Community Service time will be credited for this event. Meet at Lower Church Hall at 12:30 PM


NO MEETING THIS WEEK -Friday Feb. 10, 2016

Valley Forge Trip – scheduled for Feb 10th, 11th, & 12th

has been CANCELLED by the organizers.

 

 

           NEXT MEETING      Friday February 17, 2017

Merit Badge Meeting

On Friday February 17, 2017 there 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: Howling Coyotes please arrive early to set up.

Honor Patrol: Pink Panthers

“Knot of the Month” is Sheer Lashing- You also will need to know the knots of the previous months (Square, Sheet Bend, Clove Hitch, Bowline,Taughtline). Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”?  Check out animated link to Sheer lashing

http://www.animatedknots.com/lashshear/#ScrollPoint

 

March 3rd TMR- Winter Blast Trip

Need to know if you are attending..

$40 per Scout… Limited Space. Please make payment and Print out Permission Form (Click Here)

 


Troop Meeting Friday February 3, 2017

Greenbar Meeting prior to at: 6:30

This Friday February 3 2017, NO UNIFORMS Uniform standards are relaxed this week–so wear your favorite T-Shirt. This way your Uniforms will be cleaned / pressed and looking sharp for Scout Sunday February 5th at 10:00 AM Mass and the 11:45 Breakfast at the Staaten. At the meeting, we will be working on Map & Compass Skills.  Bring a Compass to the meeting.

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

Honor Patrol: Black Hawks

“Knot of the Month” is Sheer Lashing- You also will need to know the knots of the previous months (Square, Sheet Bend, Clove Hitch, Bowline,Taughtline). Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”?  Check out animated link to Sheer lashing

http://www.animatedknots.com/lashshear/#ScrollPoint

SCOUT SUNDAY REMINDER

This year’s Scout Sunday mass will be held this Sunday, February 5th, 2017 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 Mr. T. Lattanzio this Friday

Troop Fleeces will be issued at this week’s meeting-If you have a compass

 

February 10th Valley Forge Trip Cancelled by the Organizers.

 

February 24th Order of the Arrow (OA) Elections

OA Scouting’s National Honor Society

 

March 3rd TMR- Winter Blast Trip Need to know if attending.. $40 per Scout… Limited Space.


FORESTBURG CAMPING TRIP January 27th– 29th, 2017- No Meeting

We are meeting at the Troop Shed on Friday at 4:30 PM sharp

Please be aware that we are cabin camping and the temperature can still drop significantly, so be sure to pack properly, using a soft duffle or gym bag and please bring the following:

[ ] Bring a Sandwich or brown bag something for your Friday night dinner. [ ] You must bring your own Cup to drink out of
[ ] Boy’s Life Magazine -February 2017 issue
[ ] Nalgene / Water bottle [ ] Wool or Fleece Hat [ ] Gloves [ ] Jacket [ ] Hiking Boots [ ] Extra socks [ ] Money for the Trading Post [ ]10 Essentials
[ ] String Bag or Day Pack for Hike
[ ] Sleeping Bag / foam pad or air mattress [ ] Scout Handbook [ ] Pen

 

For camping trip to Forestburg Scout Reservation, please review and use the {packing list.} The items will be necessary to insure your health and comfort while participating in the activities planned for a camping trip. Please, NO radios, iPods, electronic games or other sound emitting electronic devices. ALL clothing items that a scout takes should be permanently marked with their name.

Forestburg Scout Reservation, 1945 Route 42, Forestburg, NY 12777 845-856-3008, for more information about Forestburg Scout Reservation http://fsrcamp.org/

 

Reminder:  Save the Date February 5th 2017

Troop 37 Scout Sunday Breakfast at the Staaten