Troop Meeting Friday November 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Greenbar Meeting prior to at: 6:30

No Uniforms – Uniform standards are relaxed this week–so wear your favorite T-Shirt. This way your Uniforms will be clean and neat for Scouting for Food and for the Pancake Breakfast.

 

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM please be on time, Service Patrol Screaming Eagles should arrive no later than 7:15. The Sly Foxes will be the Honor Patrol

 

This week we will again work on Lashing Skills continuing with Square Lashing – review Boy Scout Handbook pages 392-400. We will also be prepping and training for the Wilderness Survival Weekend at Pouch Camp (see below)

CHECK OUT the Animated Square Lashing link:  http://www.animatedknots.com/lashsquare/

Wilderness Survival Weekend at Pouch

wilderness-survivalDo You have what it takes to survive?

We are in the process of finalizing plans for the Wilderness Survival Weekend trip at Pouch Camp on the weekend of November 18-20, 2016 On that Friday evening we will be sleeping in Lean-tos. On Saturday, we will build shelters to sleep in that night. Scouts will be cooking their own meals by Patrol. If attending please bring payment of $25 and a signed permission form. Permission slips are available (click here)

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Scouting for Food
Community Service 
Saturday November 5th 2016
At Stop & Shop Supermarket 
1441 Richmond Ave
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    (Flyer click here)

 

 

TROOP 37 ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST pancake

& RAFFLE BASKET BASH

Dear Parents/Guardians and Scouts,

This Sunday, November 6th is our annual Pancake Breakfast and Chinese Auction. It is our troop’s biggest fundraiser and we must all work together to make it a success.
Set up for this event will take place on Saturday, November 5th beginning at 6:00 PM in the gym. Please make every effort to have your son help set up.

On Sunday November 6th It is asked that scouts arrive at 7 am, as to allow for setup of kitchen and training for the younger scouts. Class A Uniform. Breakfast service will begin after the conclusion of the 7:30 mass. The Breakfast will continue throughout the morning until 2 PM. After the conclusion of the event, we will be taking up the tables and returning the Gym to its previous state.

 

I would personally ask that any parents who are available, that you please donate some time to the Troop and help us at set up and/or at the breakfast. There is much to be done.

All Scouts are expected to participate in this fundraiser attendance will be taken and time recorded

Parents and Scouts please DO NOT PARK in Church Parking lot on the day of the Breakfast, we want to ensure there is ample parking for guests attending. Thank you for your cooperation in making our breakfast a success.

 


Troop Meeting- Friday, October 28, 2016 Merit Badge Meeting 2

Class A Uniform

This Friday October 28, 2016 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  

      

Search and Rescue

We had a great trip this past weekend with both rain and shine. Scouts who worked on the Search and Rescue Merit badge this past weekend with CERT and the USCG can download the workbook to complete the merit badge. Here is a link to the workbook: https://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/c/c0/Search_%26_Rescue.pdf

 

Service Patrol: Pink Panthers please arrive early to set up.

Honor Patrol: Roaring Tigers

 

Knot of the Month is the Square Lashing- You will need to know this knot when to build your shelter on upcoming Wilderness Survival Weekend on November 18th, 19th, & 20th at Pouch Camp. Check out the animated knot link: http://www.animatedknots.com/lashsquare/#ScrollPoint


Annual Troop Pancake Breakfast & Veterans Day Ceremony 3

BSA TROOP 37 ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST & RAFFLE BASKET BASH

Sunday – November 6, 2016 8:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

Conran Hall – St. Teresa’s Gym 1634 Victory Boulevard

Click here to download flyer…

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Veterans Day Ceremony

Boy Scout Troop 37 and Cub Scout Pack 37 have been invited to be part of the Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by The Nicotra Group on Nov 11th at 900 South Ave.

Class A Uniforms – cleaned & pressed.

ONLY shoes or boots – NO SNEAKERS NOR SPORT SHOES..

We need to be there no later than 8:30 AM, so that we can muster for the ceremony commencement at 9:00 AM. We will be honoring ALL military veterans who attend.

We have also been invited to the complimentary breakfast immediately thereafter.


Fort Wadsworth Camping Trip October 20th, 21st, & 22nd 2016 Camp Hudson Urban Campsite 2

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The Troop will be tent camping at Fort Wadsworth for the weekend. We will be working with CERT on Emergency Preparedness and Search and Rescue

  • [ ] We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon around 5:00 PM.
  • [ ] Scouts and Adults Must bring “Class A Uniform” for Saturday
  • [ ] Bring your own snack/dinner for Friday evening.
  • [ ] Patrols will be Patrol Cooking. (Breakfast on Sunday Morning will be with USCG)
  • [ ] Bring a mess kit (Cup, Knife, Fork Spoon, & Bowl or Dish)
  • [ ] Pack appropriately for the weather (rain gear, warm enough Jacket) using the Camping Personal Checklist. (click here)
  • [ ] If you have any questions regarding the Trip, contact your Patrol Leader and/or one of the Senior Patrol Leaders.

We could use the help from a couple of Parents to assist with transportation  just to drop off on Friday and pick up at Fort Wadsworth on Sunday morning at 12:30.

 

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Reminder: TROOP 37  Fundraiser

On Wednesday October 19, 2016, from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM there will be a Troop 37 Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1447 Richmond Avenue. It’s Simple just present a ticket to your server and Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15% of your total bill (not including tax, gratuity, alcohol or promotional discounts) to Boy Scout Troop 37!!

SCOUTS PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS. post on your FACEBOOK.   EAT WINGS, RAISE FUNDS !

Click here to download the flyer and here to download the tickets that you can printout.

 

BSA TROOP 37 ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST & RAFFLE BASKET BASH

Sunday – November 6, 2016 8:00 AM  –  1:00 PM

Conran Hall – St. Teresa’s Gym 1634 Victory Boulevard

Click here to download flyer…


Friday October 14th Court of Honor 1

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On Friday October 14, 2016 at 7:30 PM we be conducting the Fall Court of Honor for our scouts in the Lower Church Hall. A Court of Honor, as the name states, is a ceremony held to present scouts with awards they have earned such as merit badges, rank badges, and other special awards which recognize their achievements.

All Parents are encouraged to attend.

The Court of Honor recognizes all Scout appointments, elections, awards and advancements since the last Court of Honor. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.  Even if a Scout is not advancing, he should come to every Court of Honor to encourage other Scouts and to be inspired to move forward.

Scouts should be in Full Class AUniform with merit badge sashes worn over the shoulder.

Senior Patrol and Service Patrol- “Black Hawks” should arrive at 7:00 pm for setup.

Fort Wadsworth Trip- October 21, 22, 23, 2016  

ATTENDANCE CUT-OFF PAYMENT We will be camping out in tents at Camp Hudson in Fort Wadsworth. Payment Cut-off is this Friday Oct 14 Cost of Trip is $25 permission-ftwadsworth16” for link to Permission Slip. To attend, payment and permission slip must be turned in. Patrol Leaders need to finalize menus and Headcounts.

bww-picTROOP 37  Fundraiser

On Wednesday October 19, 2016, from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM there will be a Troop 37 Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1447 Richmond Avenue. It’s Simple just present a ticket to your server and Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15% of your total bill (not including tax, gratuity, alcohol or promotional discounts) to Boy Scout Troop 37!! Please see attached Flyer and ticket sheet that you can printout.

SCOUTS PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS. post on your FACEBOOK.   EAT WINGS, RAISE FUNDS !


Friday, October 7th – Troop Meeting

Greenbar Meeting prior to at: 6:30
This Friday we begin with our Greenbar meeting.  Only Greenbar members need to be in the Lower Church Hall at 6:30 PM.
Regular Troop meeting begins promptly by falling in at 7:30 PM
CLASS B UNIFORMS-(Troop T-Shirts) We will be doing a meeting devoted to Nutrition, Physical Fitness, and Fun Patrol competition games.
Service PatrolHowling Coyotes please arrive early to set up LCH.
Honor Patrol: Blackhawks
CPR Training will be conducted by Mary Lou Coriasco on this coming Saturday October 8, 2016 in Lower Church Hall. Please register with Mary Lou by no later than Wednesday, October 5th.
Click here to download the flyer for contact information- Click here to download the flyer for contact information.
All Scouts are encouraged to participate.  Cost is $10.00.  Participants must preregister to attend.
Fort Wadsworth Camping Trip- October 21, 22, 23, 2016
We will be camping out in Camp Hudson at Fort Wadsworth. We will be working on the Boy Scouts of America “Emergency Preparedness Award” and the Search and Rescue Merit Badge with CERT and be visiting the US Coast Guard. More info to follow. Reserve your spot now -Cost of Trip is $25 “permission-ftwadsworth16” for link to Permission Slip.
[  ]    Patrol Leaders need to inspect their Patrol Boxes and they are ready
[  ]    Patrol Leaders need to conduct Patrol Headcount for Ft. Wadsworth Trip
Knot of the MonthThis month’s knot is the “Square Lash” check out the animated square lash at: http://www.animatedknots.com/lashsquare/#ScrollPoint
It’s right there in the Scout Oath:
“… to keep myself physically strong”
Starting this year, Boy Scouts are required to do just that if they want to advance through Scouting’s ranks.
New Boy Scout requirements that took effect on Jan. 1, 2016, put a greater emphasis on Scouts being physically active. There are new requirements at Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class that require Scouts to do what they love to do: move around a lot. The Personal Fitness merit badge, meanwhile, remains a requirement to earn the Eagle Scout rank.
Where can I find the new Boy Scout requirements?
The BSA has made it easy for you, providing this PDF straight from the new Boy Scout Handbook (which, by the way, is now available). NEW REQUIREMENTS : 524-012_bs_requirements
There’s also this requirements insert (524-012_bs_requirements), which is suitable for printing and including in a previous-generation Handbook.
Merit Badge Books – Anyone who borrowed merit badge books from the Troop Library for summer camp please return them this week. Return books directly to the Troop Librarian “Jarod D” so that he removes your name from the outstanding books list. If you have any Merit Badge Books of your own that you longer need you can donate them to the Troop Library.

Troop 37 CPR Certification Saturday October 8, 2016 9:00 AM Lower Church Hall

cprAmerican Heart Association

provides CPR certification which takes just a few short hours, but can help you add years to someone’s life. The CPR training classes give you the information and the skills you need to help adults, children and infants during breathing and cardiac emergencies.

Family and Friends CPR is for anyone who wants to learn basic CPR skills, choking relief and
    AED awareness, and who does not need a course completion card to meet a job requirement.  
                 It is designed to be shared among close family and friends.

CPR Training will be conducted by Mary Lou Coriasco on Saturday October 8, 2016. Please register with Mary Lou by no later than Wednesday, October 5th.

All Scouts are encouraged to participate.  Cost is $10.00.  Participants must register to attend.

 

Troop Meeting Friday September 30, 2016

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM so please be on time, and be wearing Class A Uniform and bring your Scout Handbook.

Return of Patrol Boxes Last Year’s Patrol Leaders need to bring their Patrol Boxes back to the Troop Meeting to be issued to the newly assigned Patrol leaders

 

This week’s meeting is going to be about Emergency Preparedness.
We are going to work on earning the Boy Scouts of America

e-prepEmergency Preparedness Award

The Award Encourages youth to be prepared, productive, self-reliant adults active in their communities; involves earning emergency preparedness–related advancement, personal development, preparing an emergency kit, and presentations. New for 2014: Units, districts, and councils can earn bronze, silver, and gold level awards.

Who Can Earn This Award? Earned by registered youth and adults.

Do you know what essential supplies you should have in your emergency preparedness kit? Do you know how much water you should have stored for each member of your family? Learn how to keep your family safe and prepared: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/be-red-cross-ready

Knot of the Month” is Bowline.  If you don’t know how to tie it check out the link to the animated Bowline knot

http://www.animatedknots.com/bowline/

Merit Badge Books – Anyone who borrowed merit badge books from the Troop Library for summer camp please return them this week. Return books directly to the Troop Librarian so that he removes your name from the outstanding books list.    Board of Review (BOR) – We will be conducting a large number of BOR’s. Scouts who require a BOR must first have a Scoutmaster Conference and must also be in Class A uniform and have their Scout Handbook.

Service Patrol:  Sly Foxes please arrive early to set up LCH.

Honor PatrolScreaming Eagles

REMINDER: John Lenza’s Eagle Project this weekend, October 1st & 2nd at 8am. He will be leading the repainting rooms in the Saint Paul’s Alba house located at 2187 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314. See John for additional information.

 


Junior Leader Training Camping Trip NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK

Friday September 23, 2016

What is JLT? JLT Training is the leadership training given primarily by the Scoutmaster 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.
If you have been selected to attend the Troop 37 Junior Leader Training Weekend Meet at Shed 4:30 PM   Friday September 23, 2016
We are going to: Buckhorn NY- Mr. G’s Hunting Camp
Camping- Sleeping in Tents      Food – Adults are Cooking-No Patrol Cooking
PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS IN DETAIL:
No Backpacks – Use a soft Bag or Duffle /gym Bag
Must Bring 1)  Permission Slip, signed by Parent /Guardian ( link here)
2)  $25.00 Payment for Trip (food, supplies & transportation)
3)  A Cup to Drink and Eat out of
4) Water bottle/ Nalgene (unbreakable type)
5)  Must Bring a Troop Class B T-shirt (to wear Saturday)
6)  Hiking Boots / Raingear
7)  Pack a sandwich/snack for Friday night’s dinner
8)  Appropriate Clothing (temperatures are cooler upstate)
    Camping Chair –Recommended
**Teams are going to make soda bottle water rockets – bring an empty 2-liter soda bottle(s) if you can****

Meeting Friday, September 16, 2015- 7:30

Friday night’s meeting is going to be a preparation of Troop Equipment for Junior Leader Training (JLT). Class B Uniform (Troop T-shirts) But get your Class A’s ready for Eagle COH on Saturday.

Board of Reviews will also be conducted – If you need one be sure to bring your Scout Handbook.

Please be sure to bring your completed Leadership Application Forms if you are looking for a position. (link to form) We will also be getting a headcount for JLT.

EagleEAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR
7:30 pm Saturday, September 17th 2016
Conran Hall (St. Teresa’s Gymnasium)
1632 Victory Boulevard

 

All Scouts are expected to attend.

The Troop will be conducting an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Connor O’Brien, and Nicholas Ferretti. All Parents, Alumni, Friends, & Supporters of Troop 37 are invited to attend and congratulate our newest Eagle Scouts. As a Troop 37 Scout it is your duty and obligation 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 worn over shoulder and arrive no later than 7:15 PM.

Parents and family are invited and encouraged to attend.

Refreshments graciously provided by the Eagle Scouts’ families & served courtesy of the Troop 37 Hospitality Committee immediately following ceremony.

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