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Troop meetings are held every Tuesday night from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Lido Island Community Association (LICA) club house, 701 Via Lido Soud, Newport Beach.  Parent planning meetings are generally held every 2nd Tuesday of the month instead of Troop meetings.

All boys and their parents interested in Scouting are always welcome at the meetings.

Cub Scout Dens are encouraged to contact us for a visit by one of our Scout Masters and to attend one of our meetings.  Second year Webelos can contact us to join on one of our exciting camping and hiking trips.

(Please send me an email with a new picture attached. then we willl put the best one above and the rest on a gallery online)

Please contact:

Pismo Beach
Camporee 2013 (Top 2)
Pismo Beach Campout Feb 1-3, 2013 (Bottom)

Next Meeting:

September 2014 - Date To Be Announced

Upcoming Merit Badges and activities:

-  Postponed - Mr. Donald advises:  Along with the others offering merit badges Jan 28th, I will begin Citizenship in the World (Eagle Requirement) which is a moderately challenging qualification.  I plan to finish it in April during our 2nd merit badge evening.  Also, for any scout that started Citizenship in the Nation with me last Fall and needs to complete it, please bring the remaining paperwork that was to be completed outside of our meeting and I will go over it with them.  They can reach out to me outside of the meetings to wrap it up as well.

Bring Blue Cards!!!!

Next Campouts:
Summer Camp and Long Term

Beach Cleanup Day was a success.

Troop 37 I would like to thank those that attended the beach cleanup today. The boys collected 7 bags of trash, and make a good showing with the City of Newport Beach, Newport Beach life guards and cub master of pack 10.


Robert Manwell

YPT Training Website!!
All adults must complete YPT training

YPT Training


A Parent's Guide - How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse

Effective February 5th, 2013 all district and unit websites for the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Explorers, Sea Scouts and Venturing Crews will provide Youth Protection Information on their websites. They may post the information or may either direct their readers to the Orange County Council ( or National Boy Scout website (, Those  who do not comply with this requirement, will be in non-compliance and their website could be deactivated.

We have provided in this edition of ScoutWeek,  a link to "A Parent's Guide - How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse" in PDF format (English or  Espanol).  This is the official guide is from the Boy Scouts of America and It can be found inside the cover of newer versions of Scout handbooks. Please review this material with your sons and daughters and have a discussion with them. Mark Pugh OCBSA Webmaster/It & ScoutWeek Editor

For all meetings all scouts should arrive in their FULL uniforms. This is Class A uniforms from head to toe!  We will have an inspection so we can have more consistency as a troop when we wear our uniforms together. Plus we truly want to show respect and honor to wearing THE Boy Scout uniform.

Planned Topics for Tuesday night meetings:

September 10 - Welcome Back!!
September 17 - Merit Badge Night - First Aid & Citizenship in the World
September 24 - Rank Advancement Night
October 1 - Planning & Packing for Camping
October 8 - Parents Planning Meeting
October 15 - Merit Badge Night - First Aid and Citizenship in the World
October 22 - Rank Advancement Night
October 29 - Hot Chocolate Contest and Boards of Review
November 5 - NO Meeting - LICA is used for voting in the Federal, State & Local Elections
November 12 - Court of Honor
November 19 - Troop Elections
November 26 - Thanksgiving week: no meeting
December - Happy Holidays: no regular meetings, stay tuned for charitable service activity
January 7 - Backpacking equipment
January 14 - Parent Planning Meeting
January 21 - Rank Advancement Night
January 28 - Shotgun Merit Badge, Citizenship in the World MB
February 4 - Order of the Arrow (OA)
February 11 - Parent Planning Meeting
February 18 - NMUSD Ski Week Holiday: no meeting
February 25 - Camporee Preparation
March 4 - Winter Backpacking
March 11 - Parents Meeting
March 18 - BSA Conservation Awards
March 25 - Fun Activity TBD: Rockcreation? K1 Speed?
April 1 - Rank Advancement Night
April 8 - Shotgun Merit Badge - Mandatory for Flowing Wells campout
April 15 - No meeting
April 22 - Merit Badge Night - Rank Advancement, Scoutmaster Reviews, Boards of Review
April 29 - Camp Card sales at Ralphs on Eastbluff
May 6 - Freeze Dried Meal Taste Testing
May 13 - Court of Honor
May 20 - Elections
May 27 - Parent Planning Meeting
June 6 - End of Year Beach Party (tentative)

Preliminary Schedule of Campouts:

November 1-3 - Firestone (.22 and bb range, car camping)
December 6-8 - Joshua Tree (rockclimbing, car camping)
January - No campouts in January
February 7-9 Pismo Beach (car camping)
March 8-9 - Mt. Pinos winter backpack campout
April 12-13 - Flowing Wells (shotgun merit badge)
June - Havasu Falls (right after school adjourns, backpacking)

Summer Camp - Emerald Bay (need new adult coordinator)

Long Term - both a Sierra backpack (led by Dan Matusiewicz) Aug 2-10
or rafting the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument (led by Tony Vasi) under consideration

Please send an email to if you have any questions or want to register for a campout.

Troop Hike

                           Next hike To Be Announced


Eagle Projects

Merit Badge Days and Opportunities are listed bellow.

Fun Game

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Venture Patrol Information 

 Hello Troop 37,


      Are you a member of Troop 37's Venture Patrol?  Are you a Scout at least 13 years of age who would like to ratchet it up to the next level?  Are you the parent of a Troop 37 Venturer or potential Venturer?  Get trained and learn how to stay safe as you engage in Scouting High Adventure.


      Venturing is Scouting's answer for Scouts looking for even more adventure.  From backpacking trips like our summer long term trip, to shooting handguns, to skydiving - our older, tougher Scouts have more options as a Venturer.


      With excitement comes training to keep everyone safe.  For both youth and parent leaders, the Orange County Council offers a Venturing Training Day this April 14th.  See the attached flyer, and if you're interested, please take the class.


Venture Patrol/Venturing Training Day - 2012-04-14.pdf


George Wu, ASM

Hello Troop 37 Venture Patrol,

     As I mentioned at the last meeting, the Orange County Council is hosting a Venturing Shootout.  Shooting is one of our most enjoyable activities, and Venturing takes it to another whole level.  Do you have what it takes to show the rest of the Orange County troops just how great Troop 37 is?

Venture Patrol/Venturing Shootout Permission Slip.pdf

Venture Patrol/Venturing Shootout Flyer.pdf

've attached the flyer and permission slip.  If you register, please also let your Venture Patrol Leader and Mr. Wu know so that we can coordinate.

Mr. Wu

Life to Eagle Workshop

LLIFE-TO-EAGLE PROJECT WORKSHOP Scouts, Parents and Leaders are invited to an interactive workshop detailing the Eagle Rank process from project inception through preparation for the Eagle Character Board of Review. Parents, Leaders, Star Scouts and Life Scouts interested in learning about the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project and Eagle Rank requirements are invited to attend. Boy Scouts will attend a separate break-out reviewing the requirements and helping them to identify potential project ideas. The workshops can be attended at your choice of location. R.S.V.P. is not required but is appreciated in order to determine the amount of class materials needed.