Troop Meeting November 20, 2015

7:30 PM Lower Church Hall — NO UNIFORMS

During our normal meeting we will distribute food and patrol gear for our backpacking trip. We will then conduct an inspection and shake down of everyone’s pack. After the inspection we will go over the schedule of events for our backpacking trip and a number of other issues. After that we are showing a movie. We will be sleeping over in the lower church hall that night and hiking out in the morning. Bring your Backpack loaded and ready to Go- Use the checklist to pack. Please give some careful thought to necessary items that should be included in your pack such as proper clothing for the season, and sleeping gear, a cup, etc. 

Patrol Leaders be sure to bring the ingredients and recipe for you Dutch Oven Dinners for Saturday night – Ice Chests will be available

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

Backpacking checklist

Troop Meeting Friday November 13, 2015

We are going to be preparing for the upcoming hiking/ backpacking trip to Pouch Camp on November 20th, 21st & 22nd. BACKPACK SHAKEDOWN !!!!!  

Be Prepared use Backpacking Checklist Link

[ ] If you are attending the meeting BRING A FULLY PACKED PACK whether you are attending the Backpacking trip or not. Patrol Points

[ ] Uniform: “Class A”   [ ] Please also be sure to bring your Boy Scout Handbook-

[ ] This week Scout Skills Instruction we will work on Hiking/Backpacking – review Boy Scout Handbook pages 262-283.

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM please be on time,


Sly Foxes are the Honor Patrol

Roaring Tigers are the Service Patrol, and should arrive no later than 7:15.

[ ] The “Clove Hitch” is the Knot of the Month – Know how to tie it!

Check out the Animated “Clove Hitch”

 Tri-Quest Discount Shopping Card Overview

Assistant Scoutmaster Vinnie Villani will conduct a brief introduction of Tri-Quest Discount Shopping Cards, and will distribute same to each Troop family that is able to support this fundraiser. The goal is for each family to sell 5 cards [or as many as they can] to relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.

Remember, all fundraising efforts help cover the costs of our trips/events, for replacing aging/damaged tents & camping equipment, and for training/advancement materials for the Scouts on their Trail to Eagle.

Ray Modolo’s Eagle Project

Due the possibility of inclement weather, Ray Modolo’s Eagle project has been postponed until Saturday November 14th. All details will be provided at this Friday’s meeting November 13th.

It’s never too early…

Each year, Troop 37 helps support our community by being of service to those in need and one way we do that is by serving at the “Church of the Ascension Luncheon”.

Now your thinking….”But that’s next year?“.  Well, you are correct, but it’s never too early to begin. You can start now by collecting the needed toiletries and bringing them to a Troop meeting or dropping them off at the Lattanzio home.

Need more information?  See the below flyer.  (Click here to download)

Church of the Ascension_Flyer_01.06.15

Troop Meeting Friday November 6, 2012

We are going to be preparing for the upcoming hiking/ backpacking trip to Pouch Camp on November 20th, 21st & 22nd.

If you are attending the Backpacking trip, you need to bring $25.00 and signed permission slip to the meeting. 

Please be sure to bring your Boy Scout Handbook-This week Scout Skills Instruction we will work on Hiking/Backpacking review Boy Scout Handbook pages 262-283. We will also be demonstrating how to properly pack.

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

The “Clove Hitch” is the Knot of the Month – Know how to tie it! You also will need to know the knots of the previous months (Square, Sheet Bend,)

Check out the Animated “Clove Hitch”

Green Bar Meeting- 6:30 PM prior to Troop Meeting.

Our Troop meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM please be on time, Service Patrol should arrive no later than 7:15.


Scouting for Food Community Service  (Click here to download flyer)

Saturday November 7th 2015 At Stop & Shop Supermarket  

1441 Richmond Ave     9:000 am to 12:00 pm 

Please bring a canned food item to the Meeting to help stock the Saint Teresa’s Food Pantry!!

Friday Merit Badge Meeting update and November Backpacking Trip to Pouch

This Friday’s meeting attire is regular civilian clothing so your Class “A” uniform and be clean and tidy for this Sunday’s Pancake Breakfast.

On Friday November 20th 2015 will be our annual Backpacking Trip to Pouch Camp. It’s one of the most exciting and fun trips we have. On Friday night we all come to the meeting at regular time with our packs already packed. We distribute all our food and equipment by Patrols and then into everyone’s pack. (We are not bringing Patrol Boxes) Next we will have a shakedown inspection of everyone’s equipment and pack. We then watch a movie hang out have some snacks and that night we sleep over in the lower church hall.  We wake up the next morning have bagels and OJ for breakfast and then hike the greenbelt blue trail to pouch camp. When we arrive at Pouch Camp we drop our packs eat lunch have some patrol competitions, some training, hang out, and then have a campfire. On Saturday night we sleep over in lean-tos so there are no tents to set up or take down and the next morning sometime after breakfast we hike back to the shed.

If you are planning on attending the November 20-22 Backpacking Trip to pouch Camp please bring attached Permission slip and $25.00 payment to the Troop meeting this week

(Click here to download)

We have to get a headcount to order backpacking food.

Friday, October 30th – Merit Badge Meeting

Merit Badge Meeting

This Friday October 30, 2015, we will be having Merit Badge Meeting in Lower Church Hall @ 7:30pm.  All scouts are to be in Class A uniform. 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 Library.


Troop Equipment- Scouts who were assigned to clean or dry Tents and Canopies must be returned at meetingTroop Quartermaster’s please arrive early to check back in gear.

Service Patrol:  Blackhawks please arrive early to set up LCH.

Honor Patrol: Rattle Snakes


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

Is anyone ready for the “Know Knot Challenge”?

Color Guard Volunteers Needed


Attention Scouts. We have been requested to once again provide a Color Guard for the Hurricane Sandy third anniversary solidarity march at South Beach.

Date: This Thursday 10/29
Time: Assemble 6 PM for 6:30 March
Place: Dolphin Fountains at Sand Lane and Fr. Capodanno Blvd.
Duration: about 1-1.5 Hours

2.5 hours of community service time will be awarded to each scout to also compensate for travel time. FULL DRESS UNIFORM, including sash and medals. Last year we were photographed and pictures and stories appeared in papers all around the country. Please respond to Mr. Nadal ASAP if you are able to make it (347-466-0075). Refreshments will be served after the march.


The Troop will be Tent Camping and Patrol Cooking at Alpine Scout Camp for the weekend and will hike the Historic Palisades Trail.

All scouts attending:

  • We will depart from the Troop shed on Friday afternoon (10/23/15) meet there at 4:30 PM. Be in Class “B” Uniform You must wear boots and be sure to bring a Cup to drink out of.

“Be Prepared” Pack proper clothes for the weather. Check the forecast. Dress in LAYERS and bring the following:

  • [ ] Sandwich for Friday night
  • [ ] Hat
  • [ ] Jacket
  • [ ] Raingear
  • [ ] Hiking Boots -A Must- (sneakers can be packed)
  • [ ] Extra socks
  • [ ] Cup for drinking
  • [ ] Sleeping Bag ( pad or air mattress)
  • [ ] Day pack/String Pack for Hike
  • [ ] Day Packs should have room for the Ten Essentials! (Click here to download)
  • [ ] 2 Full Water Bottles or canteen
  • [ ]10 Essentials (including Compass)
  • [ ] Scout Handbook
  • [ ] Money for the Trading Post
  • [ ] Patrol Leaders have a gear list of items you will need from shed.


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, Cell phones, electronic games or other sound emitting electronic devices. ALL clothing items that a scout takes should be permanently marked with their name.


Alpine Scout Camp

441 Route 9W, Alpine, NJ 07620     (201) 768-1910