Friday, Nov. 1st – Regular Troop Meeting

We will be having our regular Troop meeting this Friday in Lower Church Hall @ 7:30pm.

Important: Since Friday is a Catholic day of Obligation and the Church will be having Mass @ 7:30PM, so we must be on our Best behavior and keep volume levels to a minimum.

All scouts must be in Class “B”, to allow for Class “A”’s to be in top shape for Sunday, Nov. 3rd Pancake Breakfast.

  • All scouts should have their handbooks for Patrol corners.
  • All Patrol Leaders need to review patrol members books and Troopmaster Individual Progress sheets: note updates on both.  (Patrol Advisors please assist)
  • Patrol Boxes not exchanged last week must be exchanged this week. If you have a Patrol Box at home and are not a current Patrol Leader, bring it in to give to the new Patrol Leader.
  • Some Scouts are in need of Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Reviews. Please be ready and have handbooks available in case you are one of them.

Important Upcoming Events:

  • Pancake Breakfast Raffle Baskets not handed in already, the parents need to make arrangements with Mrs. Naughton, 917-873-9136.
  • Sat, Nov 2nd: Pancake Breakfast setup – 5:30pm Conran Hall – All hands on deck
  • Sun Nov 3rd: Pancake Breakfast – 7am in Conran Hall – All scouts expected to attend.
  • Mon, Nov 4th: Parents Committee Meeting – Parish House – 7:30PM
  • Fri, Nov 1st – Nov 15 – 17 Alpine Camping/Historic Palisades Hike:
    - $25 payment and permission slips. {Click here to download Permission Slip}
    **** This is the cutoff date.  All payments and permission slips must be handed, No payments/permission slips will be accepted after Nov 1st. ****

  • Sat Nov 23rd: Eagle Scout Court of Honor – Setup 4pm, Ceremony 7:30pm. Scouts expected @ 7pm

Other Upcoming Events

  • Sat, Nov. 2nd : – Mr. Adelkopf running 2 mile hike for Hiking Merit Badge at Pouch Camp. 10am to 1pm.  Please see Mr. Adelkopf for other details.
  • Sun, Nov 10th: – NYC Parks/Urban Rangers are doing a hike that is approximately 3.3 to 3.5 miles from the Brielle Nature Center on Rockland Avenue to Great Kills Park located on Hylan Boulevard and Buffalo Street. Not a Troop run event.  Attendance is optional.  Follow link to register: http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/10/park-to-park-nature-center-to-great-kills-park

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Friday, Oct. 25th – Regular Troop Meeting

Scouts should be in Full Class AUniform  AND must have Handbook for Patrol Corner book check and Troopmaster sheet updates. (All updated sheet to be given to Mr. Lui)

 

2012 Patrol Leaders: Please begin bringing in your Patrol Boxes so the new 2013 Patrol Leaders may take possession and inventory them. 2013 Patrol must be prepared to take home their Patrol boxes.

November 1st – Color Guard Volunteers: Please contact Mrs. Nuccio and obtain the meeting place and times to be to the Maritime Luncheon on time.

Pancake Breakfast Raffle Baskets – DUE:  Lisa Naughton, Laura Esposito and Patty O’Brien will be accepting your completed and wrapped raffle baskets. This is the last day to turn in your raffle baskets. If the family is unable to bring it, the parents need to make arrangements with Mrs. Naughton.

Camping – November 15 – 17 This is the second to last time to get your payments and permission slips in for the November 15 – 17 Alpine Camping Trip.

  • You must bring in your $25.00 and Permission Slip {Click to download here}November 1st Meeting is the cutoff date and we will not accept any payments or permission slips after this date.
  • Patrol Leaders should begin getting preliminary headcounts – retain them for next week
  • It is important to note that this will be a serious hike of approximately 12 miles.  Hiking boots are an ABSOLUTE MUST and they need to be BROKEN IN PRIOR TO THAT WEEKEND.  New Hiking boots will cause your scout undue injury with blisters, so please start looking at your scouts boots now. Any scout showing up with sneakers will be sent home.

 

 

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Court of Honor

On Friday will be our Fall 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 AUniform with merit badge sashes.

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

All Parent and Family are encouraged to attend. There will be refreshments served immediately following.

Upcoming Events:

It’s My Park Day – October 19th: For those who still need conservation for their 50 milers, or working on the BSA Outdoor awards this Saturday is “It’s My Park Day” in High Rock Park, 200 Nevada Avenue, SINY 10306.  They will be planting trees and doing some trail restoration from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Any Scouts or Scout Leaders interested please let me know.

Scouting for Food – November 2nd: More details to follow.

Pancake Breakfast – November 3rd:  Laura Esposito and Patty O’Brien will be accepting your completed and wrapped raffle baskets at the Court of Honor. The cutoff date for turning in your raffle baskets will be the 10/25 Troop meeting.

The Troop needs some scouts in Full Class A uniform on Sunday, October 27th, to assist our fundraising committee selling with raffles tickets after the masses at St. Nicholas for the  9:30AM and 10:30AM Masses. This has been cancelled.

Camping – November 15 – 17 - If you are planning on attending the November 15 – 17 Alpine Camping Trip, you may start bringing in your $25.00 and Permission Slip {Click to download here}.  The cutoff date for trip payment AND permission slip is November 1,2013. We will not accept any payments or permission slips after this date.

It is important to note that this will be a serious hike of approximately 12 miles.  Hiking boots are an ABSOLUTE MUST and they need to be BROKEN IN PRIOR TO THAT WEEKEND.  New Hiking boots will cause your scout undue injury with blisters, so please start looking at your scouts boots now. Any scout showing up with sneakers will be sent home.

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Friday, Oct. 11 – Big Apple Jambo

This Friday we will be hiking to Pouch Camp to attend the GNYC Big Apple Jambo for four days, October 11 – 14.  We will be meeting at the Troop shed @ 5:45pm, no later than 6:00 pm.  

** Update: The list of merit badges to be offered are imaged below. Be sure to bring pen, paper and merit badge worksheets.

2013 Big Apple Jamboree Merit Badges Offered

All attendees must:

  • Eat dinner prior to muster at shed or bring sandwich that will fit in backpack – No food services Friday evening.
  • MUST bring Medicals if they have not alreadyYou will not be able to attend the weekend if we do not have your Medical A & B forms, which do not require Doctor visit. {Click here to download forms}.
  • MUST bring signed permission slip. {Click here to download permission slip}
  • Muster at shed in Class B with scout pants and socks – Senior Webelos included.  Full Class A shirts and neckerchiefs are to be in backpacks Quickly Accessible.
    • When not in Class A, we will be in our Class B t-shirts for the other parts of weekend (no excuses).  Senior Webelos Pack shirts are sufficient for Class B
    • Must have everything in backpack with Flash Light/Head lamp, water bottle and poncho quickly accessible not buried in pack.
    • Must have backpack (With backpack cover or Large Trash bags)/sleeping bag/ground pad
    • Must WEAR Hiking boots (No Sneakers) / Extra pair of shoes (in camp – Sneakers ok as back up)
    • Must bring FULL Water Bottle – No empties
    • Must bring Drinking cupThere will be no  drinking cups in camp
    • Pack for cold and wet conditions – Jacket and Poncho (Currently forecasted to be in the high 60’s with a 40 – 30% chance of rain Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
    • Pack clothes in plastic bags/zip lock bags for weather proofing of clothes. (Extra socks / underwear)
    • Personal First Aid Kit / Hand sanitizer / Toothbrush / Toothpaste / Wipes (a Scout is Clean)
    • Camp chair, optional.  (Will be placed in equipment vehicle).
    • Hiking Stick / Compass / Pen, Paper and Merit Badge pamphlets and worksheets. Day pack/String bag for weekend to carry various items.
    • Blue Cards will be available.

 

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Friday, October 4, 2013 – Merit Badge Meeting / Big Apple Jambo Packing

This Friday is a Merit Badge Meeting –“Class A” Uniforms

[ ] ”BE PREPARED” to work on a Merit Badge and bring your worksheets.

[ ] If you have any Troop Merit Badges books you are no longer using please return
them and make sure they are signed back in by the Troop Librarian.

[ ] Bring Scout Handbooks so requirements from the Camp-o-ree can be signed off

[ ] Scouts who were requested to DRY OUT TENTS after JLT are required to return them on Friday cleaned out and dry and given to Quartermaster for inventorying. (Tents will be needed for Big Apple Jambo the following weekend)

Board of Reviews: There are four scouts ready for Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Reviews.  Each will have received an email notifying them.

Big Apple Jambo (10/11/2013 – 10/14/2013):  Big Apple Jambo is the following weekend.  There will be no meeting that Friday night.

-       All attendees MUST provide Medical Forms Parts A & B (No Doctor Visit required) {Click here for Medical Forms}For those who attended summer camp we have your medicals on file.  Those that have not turned in a medical will have received an email notifying them to bring the completed forms to Friday’s meeting. (This includes the Senior Webelos and their Den Leaders)

-       Class A’s are REQUIRED for Check in, Opening Ceremonies, religious services and both shows.  Class B’s are to be worn remainder of the weekend.  Senior Webelos included.

-       Bring signed Permission Slip {Click Here for Permission Slip}

-       This will be Tent Camping so bring Ground pads as well as your Sleeping Bags.

-       We will be hiking from St. Teresa Shed to Pouch Camp. – Backpacks will be required and Hiking Boots (No Sneakers)

-       Plan to pack for cold and wet conditions as a precaution. Refer to our Camping Checklist for recommendations.

-       Food and Beverages will be provided all weekend by BAJ Staff.  MUST bring water bottle and Drinking cup.

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Friday-September 27, 2013 – Linden Airport Meeting

In lieu of a regular Troop meeting we will be having an off-site meeting with a tour of the Linden Airport in Linden, New Jersey.

Parents:  Transportation assistance may be required dependent on the number of scouts attending.  If you can assist with transportation, please email Mr. Jerome.

We will be assembling at the shed at 5:30pm in order to arrive at the airport on time.  All scouts attending must:

  • Be in Full Class A Uniform – (Socks and neckerchief)
  • Bring dinner – (No food services at the airport)
  • Signed Permission slip {Link to Permission slip}

 

Linden Municipal Airport:

Linden Municipal Airport is a principal aviation gateway to the New York City / New Jersey Metropolitan Area. It is “Federally Designated Reliever Airport” that serves based and transient Private, Corporate, Charter, and other similar aircraft. Without Linden these aircraft would have to land at, and further congest, the near by Newark International Airport.

Located between the major interstate highways, Rt. 1 and the Rt. 95 (New Jersey Turnpike), Linden Airport provides quick and easy access to the entire region. Be it business or pleasure, New York City is easily reached via car, taxi or NJ Transit train. Linden is also only five minutes helicopter flight time to the New York City Heliports.

Linden Airport accommodates Single Engine, Multi Engine, Private Jet, Turboprop, and Helicopter aircraft, supporting them with fuel, hangar, maintenance, and parking facilities.

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Junior Leader Training Weekend, Friday Sept. 20 – 22, 2013

There will be no meeting this Friday as we conduct our Junior Leader Training this weekend. If you have received an email inviting you to attend, you will be contacted by someone from the Senior Patrol to confirm your participation. If you are not contacted please contact them and inform them if you will be attending.

Due to the limited space available, we chose to use the Leadership Application as a means to determine the attendees.  If you overlooked submitting an application and have not received an invite, do not worry.  There is always next year. You will still be able to attain a Troop leadership position.

What is JLT?

JLT Training is the leadership training given primarily by the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters 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.

We will be meeting at the Shed 4:30 PM Friday September 20, 2013

Where: Upstate Buck horn NY- Mr. G’s Hunting Camp

Camping- Sleeping in Tents

Food – Adults are Cooking-No Patrol Cooking
No Backpacks – Use a soft Bag or Duffle /gym Bag to carry belongings *** There looks to be some rain forecasted for Saturday,  so be sure to pack some rain gear and some extras clothes. 

Must Bring:
1) $10.00 Pay for Trip (food& Transportation)
2) Signed permission slip (attached)
3) A Cup to Drink out of (we are not binging any paper/foam cups)
4) Pack a sandwich/snack for Friday night’s dinner
5) Hiking Boots

Camping/Folding Chair – is Recommended

Return Sunday at around 1:00-2:00 PM

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