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Welcome to Oldwick Troop 199

Oldwick Troop 199 meets on Monday evenings (7:15 pm to 8:45 pm) at the Christian Education Building (CEB) of our sponsor, the Zion Lutheran Church, 18 Miller Lane in Oldwick, New Jersey. On some occasions, we schedule our meetings at Fairmount North Park or at Christy Hoffman Park Pavilion. 

We schedule our Troop meetings in conjunction with the calendar used by Old Turnpike School in Tewksbury. When a school holiday falls on a Monday, we do not have a Troop meeting on that day. Troop meetings will still be held on planned school half-days. In the event of an emergency early dismissal or school cancellation for inclement weather, the Troop meeting is canceled or changed to a virtual meeting. 

The Troop is very active and enjoys campouts, hikes, high adventure challenges, summer camp, skill and leadership development, community service projects, and many other activities.

If you have any questions about our Troop, please contact our Scoutmaster.

If you need help with our website, please contact our Webmaster.

We welcome new families. Come visit us at our next Troop Meeting!

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Posted by alarsen on May 5 2021 - 10:00pm

Upcoming Meetings and Events 

Troop Meetings with Service Hours:

5/3 PLC meeting

5/10 Life Camp Service Project Work Day

5/17 Bike Trip Preparation Meeting

5/24 Hiking Preparation Meeting

5/31 No Troop Meeting - Memorial Day

6/7 Christy Hoffman Park CHF Project Workday

 

Additional Service Days NOT on Troop Meeting Days 

5/2 Life Camp Service Project 10 am-4 pm

5/15 Life Camp Service Project 10 am-4 pm

5/*23*Life Camp Service Project 10 am,-4 pm

Spring Meeting Plan: 
 The meeting location is the fire circle behind the CEB. Dress is class A uniform. Please ensure you have a mask and a jacket. We will remain outdoors for all spring meetings. 

Time Change: Troop Meetings 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Posted by alarsen on May 5 2021 - 10:00pm
Dear Troop 199 Scouts and Families, 
 
Beginning on January 4th, weekly Troop Meetings will be held on Monday evenings from 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm.
 
Meetings will continue to be held outdoors at the fire ring behind the CEB.  
 
*IF* heavy rain is expected, an announcement will be sent by 5 pm on Monday about moving the meeting to Christy Hoffman Park pavilion.  

Sea Base Information

Posted by webmastertl on Dec 17 2020 - 12:10am
Dear Troop, 

          Despite the uncertain times that we are currently living in there is an amazing trip planned for this summer (2021). Our troop will be going on a High Adventure Trip to Florida Sea Base. Florida Sea Base is one of four BSA High Adventure bases that create amazing week-long adventures. Florida Sea Base is located in the Florida Keys and operates 18 different adventures ranging from sailing to fishing and scuba diving. For 2021 our troop will be participating in the Out Island Adventure. This adventure gives a little bit of everything. The adventure starts with the troop (“crew”) paddling a Polynesian war canoe for more than 5 miles to a primitive barrier island, Big Munson Island, located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary providing a primitive camping experience and an epic adventure. Big Munson Island is an untouched, uninhabited island that is over 100 acres in size. Upon arrival at Big Munson Island, we will camp under a canopy of gumbo limbo trees, mangroves and lush vegetation for the week. Nature will surround the campsite including the Endangered Key deer, hermit crabs and the Key Baca raccoons. Each day has a different action-packed activity in store. The crew will kayak from the island and board a large vessel to go snorkeling in the Florida Barrier Reef, North America’s only living coral barrier reef, go shark fishing, paddle to Munson Rocks for a night snorkel, and explore the largest wilderness on Earth, the Ocean. To participate in this adventure you must be at least 13 years of age or older. I hope to see you all at Sea Base!

New Merit Badge and BOR Procedures

Posted by webmastertl on Oct 16 2019 - 9:39pm

Dear Scouts,

 

My name is Jennifer Quandt and I have recently taken over the position of Advancement Coordinator from Mrs. Gagen.  To give you a little background on myself, I have worked in the field of Human Resources for 25+ years.  I have lived in Tewksbury for the last seven years.  My son Drew is a first-year Boy Scout.  I have been working behind the scenes along with my husband Andrew Patykula who has held several positions while Drew was in Cub Scouts. 

 

Merit Badges

A cooler will be left on the side of my garage.  Inside will be another plastic container to ensure materials won’t get wet. All merit badge cards need to be dropped off at least one week prior to the Court of Honor (COH) to process. 

 

Board of Reviews

In preparation for the Board of Review (BOR) you will need to call me at minimum two weeks in advance of the Court of Honor (COH) date, if not before when you have completed your Scoutmaster Conference, so that I can schedule the meeting. When you call to schedule your meeting, you will need to provide the following information:

  1. Your full name
  2. Reason for the call – rank just completed
  3. Call back phone number

Once I have received your request, I will then confirm your date and time for the Board of Review.  As a reminder, all sign offs in your Scout Handbook need to be completed and brought with you to the Board of Review. 

 

The next Court of Honor is scheduled for Monday, October 21st.

 

Thank you. 

BSA TAP

Posted by webmastertl on Apr 27 2019 - 9:24pm

Dear Scouts, ASMs and Leaders:

 
Next week at the Round Table I will be presenting The Adventure Plan (TAP) process.
 
As some of us are planning High Adventure(HA) for the summer of 2020 and  beyond, it would be beneficial for the participants to leverage TAP
 
TAP can be found at  https://bsatap.org/  
 
TAP is a standard BSA tool that includes a 52 step guide to planning a safe, effective and enjoyable HA event.
 
Attached is a power-point summarizing the process in case you would like a hard copy for further planning sessions.

New Sign Up Policy

Posted by webmastertl on Sep 21 2018 - 10:38pm

Troop, 

For the coming 2018 - 2019 Scout Year there is a new sign up policy in effect regarding all scouting events.  Regardless of whether you are attending a trip or not, you must say so on the website. When you click on an event on the website, there is the option to either register or send regrets. If you do not plan to attend an event, instead of just not signing up, you MUST send regrets on the website.

This is common courtesy and will greatly reduce the stress and confusion for organizers in planning trips and events. For anyone that has not planned a trip or event, it is so hard to plan when people sign up or drop out last minute or do not indicate their plans at all, so there will be a deadline on each event and each person in the troop must have said either way on the website. As with the planning meeting, let me know if you have questions about this new policy!

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