June 13, 2015 Brownstone Park

161 Brownstone Avenue
Portland, Conn. 06480
(866) 860-0208

Here we go again 37!! Another adventure, and this one will not disappoint!!
*Click here for Brownstone Park website, You will find Everything you need to know about this adventure park. We will be getting the Adventure Sports Day Pass

*Click here for the release waiver for the Park. You must fill out, print and attach to your Troop Permission slip.

**LEAVING Christ the King Sat 6/13 @ 8:30AM so get there a bit early. Returning to CTK that night at 7:30PM

**Wear your bathing suit under your clothes for the ride up, Bring a towel and a dry change of clothes for the ride home.
  1. Eat Breakfast at home.
  2. Bring min $10 for lunch at the Snack Shack (extra $ if you want snacks/drinks thru out the day) or bring a bagged lunch/snacks and drinks.
  3. Bring a bagged dinner and drink for the ride home.
  4. Wear and bring sunscreen.
Deadline for Attached Permission Slip, Payment and Park Waiver is Wed. May 27th.



White Water Rafting…MAY 2ND..DAY TRIP ONLY
DRIVERS ARE NEEDED.  We need at least SIX DRIVERS for this trip. 
If you have not been a driver nor attended an event with the Troop yet this year please step up and volunteer. The Troop CANNOT run with out VOLUNTEERS. I guarantee you will have FUN!!
We have a tentative reservation for a total of 25 people: 20 youth and 5 adults
**DEADLINE 4/29…ALL Participants must complete the attached permission slip and rafting waiver and have payment passed in by the next troop meeting…no exceptions.
 **Participants must be 14 years or older to participate in this activity. 
Date: May 2, 2015; this is a day trip only
Departure from Christ the King: 7am
Return to Christ the King: between 730-830pm
Cost: $60.00 per person (adult or scout)
Drivers: We are going to need drivers
Equipment/ Clothing: NO COTTON! All participants must bring warmer, dryer clothing to change into after the trip.
Food: Breakfast is your own responsibility, lunch is provided during the trip (as part of your rafting fee), dinner will be provided by the Troop
Trip Details: The Zoar Gap is a 1 day rafting trip is a class II & III rapids in a timed water release rapids on the Deerfield River in Western, MA.
The Zoar Outdoor company will provide each participant with a certified PFD (personal flotation device), helmet, paddle and a wetsuit with neoprene booties.  
The Zoar Outdoor company insists that you dress in layers and that no cotton based clothing is to be worn.  They suggest synthetics, wool and fleece type clothing.  
No dry bags can be brought into the raft so all valuables are to be left in the vehicles or left at home.  The trip will return to the original starting location so all the clothing and equipment can be left there and you will also have the ability to use the changing house and a shower (for .25 cents per use) before heading back home.



TROOP 37 GENERALIZED PARENTAL PERMISSION turkeyGOBBLE GOBBLE! Troop 37 will once again hold it’s annual Turkey Dinner! 10/24 – 10/26
In order to be a bit more tree friendly I am asking that parents to please print out and fill out the attached Permission Slip at home and pass it in on Wednesday with payment at the Troop meeting. 
We are asking families to bring a dessert to share with our guests. 
The patrols be responsible for planning/shopping/bringing food for their meals (2 breakfasts and 1 lunch) They will also need to plan/shop for their own dessert for the cook off contest on Saturday night (who brings what will be decided by the patrols at the Troop meetings so please ask your scout what he needs to shop for.)
Turkey Dinner will be provided by the Troop Leaders.YUM-O!
All deets are on the permission slip as far as drop off/pick up.
  • The dinner is in the West Lodge. After passing thru the main gate you come down the main road approaching the Magee Center, you bear RIGHT on the dirt road and follow it for almost 2 miles, driving over the bridge and up the hill to the main parking area and then follow the lighted path to the West Lodge. We can have a sign at the Magee with an arrow pointing the way with a big TR37 on it.  Since this is the weekend of the Spook-o-ree traffic is going to be heavy.
Families can arrive around 5PM dinner will be served at 5:30pm. 
The cost is $25 per Scout with an additional $5 per each family member, there will be a max cost of $20 per family (a fam of 4 or more will only be charged a max of $20).
PLEASE NOTE SPACE IS TIGHT AT THE LODGE SO WE ASK THAT IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY  ATTEND THIS DINNER. We do not want to leave anyone out but we barely fit everyone last year and this year we have an even bigger Troop! 
Thank you for understanding. 

ANY Questions please let us know.


Here we go again! Off on another adventure!!

Attached is all of the info you need to go on the Kayak Boston Harbor Camp Out. Please read it thoroughly as there is important info re: water and gear requirements.

Notice we are leaving Saturday morning so please arrive at CTK at 6:30AM, we will return Sunday mid afternoon.
We can only take 16 Scouts on this trip due to Kayak availability. If you have one you can lend to the troop with a PFD and paddle please inform Mr. Root immediately.
No age or rank requirement, open to ALL Scouts, but you must have taken and passed the required swim test previously with Mr. Palatucci in order to attend this trip.
Permission slips must be printed out, filled out with $35 and passed in on WEDNESDAY night at the Troop meeting.  Kayakers Info    Island Facts    TROOP 37 GENERALIZED PARENTAL PERMISSION kayak trip


Attached is the Permission Slip for the Canoe trip. Print it out, fill it out and have $35 payment made on Wed 5/21.

*Due to the High Avventure nature of this trip you must be First Class or above to attend. You must have passed the recent required swim test at the greendale YMCA.

*There is a limited number of spots available, 19 Scouts and 7 Adults.

*The Troop will be canoeing on the White River and camping both nights at Silver Lake State Park in Barnard VT. There is canoeing and swimming on the lake if the boys still have energy after paddling.

*Gear list is a follows: standard camping list, plus: sunscreen, two baseball hats, two pair of sneakers/shoes/teva sandals, three sets of shirts, socks, underwear, and pants (just in case), a spare pair of glasses if needed, a croakie or other glasses retainer, rain jacket and maybe pants. Oh here’s one: a 1-2 foot square piece of foam or carpeting for kneeling in the canoe. This is for getting lower in the boats during rough water. Yes – and a pair of <cheap> sunglasses if desired.

*Eat a good dinner before departure on Friday night. Bring money for food on the ride home. The adult leaders are providing and cooking all other meals.

Questions can be addressed at the Troop meeting Wed 5/21 or email the troop directly.


White Mountains Adventure

Remember if you plan to attend you must be at least 1st class and bring your pack to the meeting Wednesday for review.

Tonight the low temperature in the area we are camping is around 14F. Next weekend looks warmer but it’s still going to be pretty cold. Below is a suggested gear list. Ideally you should have as much synthetic material as possible and leave all cotton clothing at home. Cotton retains moisture from your sweat which gets cold at night and causes hypothermia. Synthetic materials wick moisture away from your body and allow evaporation, keeping you dry and warm all day and all night.

Sleeping Gear
0F or better sleeping bag
fleece blanket to line sleeping bag
sleeping pad that inflates for insulation
heavy winter hat
slippers are nice if you get cold feet
face mask


Base layer
-Synthetic fabric underwear
-Synthetic fabric bottoms
-Synthetic fabric top
-Synthetic fabric socks

Mid layer
-Fleece pants
(lined jeans or cargo pants are acceptible, but you will need to bring extra for when they get wet)
-Wool or fleece shirt (t-shirt is ok but bring extra, they will get wet)

Top layer
-Heavy winter jacket
-Heavy winter gloves
-Winter boots
-Winter hat
-Face mask