Troop 137 News

Klondike Derby 1/18/2020 Permission slip and equipment list

posted Dec 18, 2019, 4:50 AM by Joseph Horan

Scouts and patrol leaders

    The Klondike Derby is January 18, 2020. It is a one day event. We will be leaving 7/11 at 6:00 am and returning home at approximately 5:00 pm.
Fill out the attached Permission Slip and return it to the troop no later than 1/14/2020. Drivers are needed to drive scouts to and from Quail Hill.. You do not have to stay for the event but you are welcome to stay and help at the event.

    PATROL LEADERS: attached is the equipment list for the Klondike. It is recommended that have a patrol meeting over the Holiday break to gather the necessary equipment and practice the skills needed for this event.

Good Luck to all the patrols and remember "Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance" 

Boston Trail Medal

posted Dec 16, 2019, 6:38 PM by Joseph Horan

The Boston Historic Trail Medal is now available. To commemorate your achievement you can purchase this medal which can be worn on your class A uniform when attending special occasions such as Eagle Courts of Honor .

Print and fill out the attached form and return it to Mr. Downing no later than 1/7/2020.

Camp Pouch Permission Slip due 11/26/19

posted Nov 13, 2019, 2:25 PM by Joseph Horan

Troop,

      Attached is the permission slip for Camp Pouch. December 6th to 8th 2019.
Scouts will be sleeping in lean-to's. This will be cold weather camping low temperature sleeping bags, winter coats, hats, gloves, thermal underwear and warm socks and boots are necessary. This permission slip is due November 26th. Please hand it in promptly.

     $11.00 patrol food money is due December 3rd, please hand this in to your patrol leader.

If you have any questions I'd be happy to help

Hazlet Clean Communities - Sunday, September 29

posted Sep 22, 2019, 6:03 AM by James Borg

We have a Hazlet Clean Communities opportunity on Sunday, September 29. We will be cleaning the area around Veteran's Park following the Hazlet Day Celebration. We understand that this is during our Popcorn Fundraiser and requires yet another investment of your Scouts time. The township specifically reached out to us because they have a real need here following the Hazlet Day Celebration, and we are thorough and reliable.

Attending this event not only helps raise money for your Troop and provide a service to your community, it also assists Scouts in meeting the conservation related service hours required for advancement.

If we have at least 50 participants for this event we will raise $500 for the Troop with just 1 hr of work.

ADVANCEMENT & SOTY
This will count towards Conservation Related Service Hours, a requirement for rank advancement. This event will also be used as a substitute SOTY event. This means any Scouts that are short a SOTY event who attend a Hazlet Clean Communities event will earn the SOTY award. Scouts must participate for the full time the clean up is running to be credited.

EVENT INFO:
September 29 (Sunday) 8AM
Veteran's Park - 1776 Union Avenue
We will meet in the parking lot across from the swim club (lower parking lot).

SAFETY RULES FROM HAZLET CLEAN COMMUNITIES
NO SANDALS (CLOSED TOED SHOES ONLY), NO SHORTS ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS ALLOWED. 
If you do not comply with these safety rules, you will not be able to participate in the cleanup.

The township will provide all materials for the cleanup (you should bring your own work gloves if you have them).
Don't forget to bring a filled water bottle.

This Cleanup Helps to Raise Funds for Your Troop
This is part of a Clean Communities Grant that will provide us with $10 per participant for up to 50 participants, with a maximum of $500 earned. These funds will be deposited into the Troop account to offset Troop expenses.

This Community Service Project is Open to Non-Scouts
These hours can count towards National Honor Society, religious or any other community service hour requirements.
Please share this information with your friends and family.

Having a respectable turnout for these events ensures that we can continue to participate in them.
Please email Mr. Borg if you will be able to participate. Include the full name of all those who will be participating in the cleanup; parents, siblings, and friends are welcome.

This is an opportunity to raise money for your Troop while assisting Hazlet Clean Communities with 1-1.5 hours of community service per event.

Hazlet Clean Communities Clean Up - Saturday, August 10

posted Jul 24, 2019, 9:26 AM by James Borg

We have a Hazlet Clean Communities opportunity on Saturday, August 10.

Attending this event not only helps raise money for your Troop and provide a service to your community, it also assists Scouts in meeting the conservation related service hours required for advancement.

If we have at least 50 participants for this event we will raise $500 for the Troop with just 1 hr of work.

ADVANCEMENT & SOTY
This will count towards Conservation Related Service Hours, a requirement for rank advancement. This event will also be used as a substitute SOTY event. This means any Scouts that are short a SOTY event who attend a Hazlet Clean Communities event will earn the SOTY award. Scouts must participate for the full time the clean up is running to be credited.

EVENT INFO:
August 10 (Saturday) 8AM
Veteran's Park - 1776 Union Avenue
We will meet by the tennis courts and the stage (lower parking lot).

SAFETY RULES FROM HAZLET CLEAN COMMUNITIES
NO SANDALS (CLOSED TOED SHOES ONLY), NO SHORTS ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS ALLOWED. 
If you do not comply with these safety rules, you will not be able to participate in the cleanup.

The township will provide all materials for the cleanup (you should bring your own work gloves if you have them).
Don't forget to bring a filled water bottle.

This Cleanup Helps to Raise Funds for Your Troop
This is part of a Clean Communities Grant that will provide us with $10 per participant for up to 50 participants, with a maximum of $500 earned. These funds will be deposited into the Troop account to offset Troop expenses.

This Community Service Project is Open to Non-Scouts
These hours can count towards National Honor Society, religious or any other community service hour requirements.
Please share this information with your friends and family.

Having a respectable turnout for these events ensures that we can continue to participate in them.
Please email Mr.Borg if you will be able to participate. Include the full name of all those who will be participating in the cleanup; parents, siblings, and friends are welcome.

This is an opportunity to raise money for your Troop while assisting Hazlet Clean Communities with 1-1.5 hours of community service per event.

Hazlet Clean Communities Clean Ups - June 8 & 15

posted May 13, 2019, 8:36 AM by James Borg   [ updated Jun 13, 2019, 9:47 AM ]

We have two Hazlet Clean Communities opportunities coming up on Saturday June 8 and Saturday June 15.

If we have at least 50 participants each for these two clean ups we will raise an additional $1,000 for the Troop with just 2 hrs of work.

ADVANCEMENT & SOTY
This will count towards Conservation Related Service Hours, a requirement for rank advancement. This event will also be used as a substitute SOTY event. This means any Scouts that are short a SOTY event who attend a Hazlet Clean Communities event will earn the SOTY award. Scouts must participate for the full time the clean up is running to be credited.

EVENT INFO:

June 8 (Saturday) 7:45AM-9AM at Natco Park (Raritan High School). We will meet in the High School parking lot under the Solar Panels near the entrance to Natco Park.

June 15 (Saturday) 7:45AM-9AM at Leocadia Park (39 Leocadia Ct., Hazlet, NJ 07730). We will be cleaning Leocadia Park and the surrounding area.

Having a respectable turnout for these events ensures that we can continue to participate in them.
Please email Mr.Borg if you will be able to participate. Include the full name of all those who will be participating in the cleanup; parents, siblings, and friends are welcome.

This is an opportunity to raise money for your Troop while assisting Hazlet Clean Communities with 1-1.5 hours of community service per event.

The township will provide all materials for the cleanup (you should bring your own work gloves if you have them).
Don't forget to bring a filled water bottle.

SAFETY RULES FROM HAZLET CLEAN COMMUNITIES
NO SANDALS (CLOSED TOED SHOES ONLY), NO SHORTS ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS ALLOWED. 
If you do not comply with these safety rules, you will not be able to participate in the cleanup.

This Cleanup Helps to Raise Funds for Your Troop
This is part of a Clean Communities Grant that will provide us with $10 per participant for up to 50 participants, with a maximum of $500 earned. These funds will be deposited into the Troop account to offset Troop expenses.

This Community Service Project is Open to Non-Scouts
These hours can count towards National Honor Society, religious or any other community service hour requirements.

Please share this information with your friends and family.

Permission slip for Camp Ockanickon and BSA Med Form

posted Oct 14, 2018, 5:45 AM by Joseph Horan   [ updated Oct 17, 2018, 2:33 PM ]

Troop

Attached is the permission slip for Camp Ockanickon,  November 9th to 11th. We will be using their High and low C.O.P.E.course (challenging outdoor personal experience). The high course is open to scouts 13 and older while the low course is open to 12 and under. The fee is $20 per scout unless you have sold $150 or more of popcorn then it's free! Don't forget travel fee $9 and patrol food money $11.

If you DID NOT attend summer camp you MUST fill out parts A and B of the attached BSA medical form, both scouts and adults., No doctor is needed. just fill out the form to the best of your knowledge. These forms are required by BSA national and assist leaders if the is a medical emergency at camp.
Ockanickon requires these forms before you are allowed to enjoy the COPE Course.

Gettysburg Historic Trail Medal and patch

posted Oct 14, 2018, 5:17 AM by Joseph Horan

Congratulations on completing the Billy Yank Gettysburg Historic Trail. You can commemorate your achievement with the purchase of the Historic Trail medal and/or patch. I have attached the order form. Please return the completed form with your payment no later than October 30th. 

Hazlet Clean Communities - May 26 and June 9

posted May 21, 2018, 7:13 AM by James Borg

We have two Hazlet Clean Communities opportunities coming up on Saturday May 26 and Saturday June 9. The June 9 event is the makeup day for cancelled Natco Park clean up which the township has specifically requested the Troop assist with, because they feel we are more familiar dealing with the unique challenges of a wooded environment.

We had a great turnout for our last one. If we have at least 50 participants each for these two clean ups we will raise an additional $1,000 for the Troop with just 2 hrs of work.
That would bring our total for this season so far to $1,500.

ADVANCEMENT & SOTY
This will count towards Conservation Related Service Hours, a requirement for rank advancement. This event will also be used as a substitute SOTY event. This means any Scouts that are short a SOTY event who attend a Hazlet Clean Communities event will earn the SOTY award. Scouts must participate for the full time the clean up is running to be credited.

EVENT INFO:

May 26 (Saturday) 7:45AM-9AM area around the Hazlet Pool Club (1766 Union Ave, Hazlet, NJ 07730). We will meet in the parking lot across from the Pool Club Entrance.

June 9 (Saturday) 7:45AM-9AM at Natco Park at Gramercy at Lakeside Manor (410 NJ-36, Hazlet, NJ 07730). We will be cleaning the park area behind the restaurant. We will meet in the rear parking area of the restaurant.

Having a respectable turnout for these events ensures that we can continue to participate in them.
Please email me at Mr.Borg@T137.org if you will be able to participate. Include the full name of all those who will be participating in the cleanup; parents, siblings, and friends are welcome.

This is an opportunity to raise money for your Troop while assisting Hazlet Clean Communities with 1-1.5 hours of community service per event.

The township will provide all materials for the cleanup (you should bring your own work gloves if you have them).
Don't forget to bring a filled water bottle.

SAFETY RULES FROM HAZLET CLEAN COMMUNITIES
NO SANDALS (CLOSED TOED SHOES ONLY), NO SHORTS ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS ALLOWED. 
If you do not comply with these safety rules, you will not be able to participate in the cleanup.

This Cleanup Helps to Raise Funds for Your Troop
This is part of a Clean Communities Grant that will provide us with $10 per participant for up to 50 participants, with a maximum of $500 earned. These funds will be deposited into the Troop account to offset Troop expenses.

This Community Service Project is Open to Non-Scouts
These hours can count towards National Honor Society, religious or any other community service hour requirements.

Please share this information with your friends and family.

2018 Camp Keowa forms

posted Apr 23, 2018, 5:15 PM by Joseph Horan

Below are all the forms that must be filled out for Summer Camp, Yay!!! Please complete and return by May 8th. 

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