Be Prepared for the 21st Century

Raft Trip Spring 2010

Scout Centennial Eastview Mall February 2010; Troop 37's science exhibit, featuring Dr. Martin, S.P.L.

Troop 37 doing the Snake Race; Howard Beye Invitational 2010.  The 40st Skill Rally will be at the Adams Street Rec Center January 29, 2011.

Halloween Party October Oct. 28:
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cubs and family members all got together for the Troop/Pack 37 Halloween Party Oct. 28.  The scouts planned the events, including bob-for-apples and wrap-the-leader-in-toilet-paper.  The Cubs of Pack 37 entertained us with a puppet show, and our Senior Patrol leader, Martin (aka "Heidi") won best costume award. For better or worse, here are the pictures:

Ten Mike Hike along Genesee River Sept. 26

11 Scouts, six adults and one dog hiked the length of the City of Rochester in Troop 37's first outdoor event of the Fall of 2009. From Genesee Valley Park to the Chalotte lighthouse, the Troop hiked the Genesee River Trail. SPL Martin, ASPL Kalil, and Scouts Nick, Dan C., Dan N., Brad, Ben, Emil, Nat, Henry and Ethan joined Scoutmaster Ed Stacklyn, Assistant Scoutmaster Demitricus McIver and Mark Hasenauer, and Peter Scribner, Vern Connors and Elizabeth McGriff on the tem-mile hike. Oskar, a one year old Yorky, joined the hike.

Scheduled to start "promptly" at 8:00, the group left the Genesee Valley Park skating rink parking lot by a quarter to nine, heading up the west shore of the river on a beautiful cool sunny Fall day. Passing alongside newly-constructed housing for the University of Rochester, the trail soon followed the old Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way into the Downtown Rochester. Mr. Scribner pointed out various historical sites, and several of the scouts explored the old canal/trolley bed underneath the Broad Street bridge. The Erie Canal crossed the Genesee River by an aqueduct first constructed in 1823 and rebuilt in 1842, The rebuilt aqueduct is the lower level of the Broad Street Bridge. When the canal was re-routed south of the City in 1917, the old canal bed was replaced by a subway.

The hike continued through High Falls, crossing the foot bridge below the falls and continuing along St. Paul Blvd. The hikers re-crossed the river to the west side at the Middle Falls, and had lunch at the Maplewood Park Rose Garden. After lunch the group headed up the west side of the river under the Veterans Memorial Bridge and past Kodak Park and an old cemetery at Kings Point. The trail wandered behind the beautiful old St. Bernard's Seminary (built in 1891) where two deer were spotted, and on through Holy Sepulcher and Riverside Cemeteries. To the north, the trail descended through Turning Point park along a long sloping path, originally a railroad right-of-way used to load coal cars onto ferries bound for Canada. The trail continued along a half-mile walkway erected above the water in 2006, where a huge Great Blue Heron was seen take off from the reeds. The hike concluded around 3:30 at the old Charlotte Lighthouse, just north of the Col. Patrick O'Rourke lift bridge, where Mrs. Karem, Mr. Smith and Mr. Boyle picked everyone up and returned them to the parking lot where the hike begun.

37 Scouts Joined County Executive on Fourth of July

The Scouts of Troop 37, along with County Executive Maggie Brooks and six other public officials, participated in a public reading of the Declaration of Independence July 2, 2009 at the Highland Park Bowl.  The reading was sponsored by the Shakespeare Players, a program of the Rochester Community Players, and the Monroe County Parks Department.

Picture; left to right: Front row (Scouts of Troop 37, Rochester) Emil, Nick, Luke, and Henry. 
Back row (Adults):
Peter Scribner; President of Rochester Community Players
Ellen M. Yacknin; Rochester City Court
Richard Beebee; Monroe County Legislature
Nancy Steedman; Mayor, Village of Churchville
C. Stephen Eckel; Monroe County Legislature
Maggie Brooks; Monroe County Executive
Sandra L. Frankel; Supervisor, Town of Brighton;
David Dunning; Supervisor, Town of Chili