Welcome to Oldwick Troop 199

BSA Troop 199 meets Mondays (7:30 pm to 9:00 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 (north of the 512/517 intersection, behind the cemetery and sport fields).

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.
We have an active Troop and we enjoy campouts, hikes, high adventure challenges, summer camp, service projects, and many other fun outings.

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

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

Come join us at our next Troop Meeting!

Whitewater Rafting Trip

Posted by webmastermn on May 27 2017 - 9:00pm

Hello Everyone,

Just a friendly reminder that the whitewater rafting trip is coming up!

This trip has been a big favorite of our troop. Everyone loved last year's adventure! Please note that we need at least 10 participants to get the highly reduced price as a registered youth group. So please sign-up asap (here).

Thanks to all who helped make this trip possible, and I hope to see you there!

(See below for details)

Flag Retirment Ceremony & Picinic on June 17 @ 11:15am

Posted by webmastermn on May 27 2017 - 8:56pm

Scouts & Parents,

Troop 199 and the American Legion Post 284 will be holding a flag retirement cermony. We have done this for the past 3 years; the veterans warmly appreciate our ceremony and effort to do such an event.

We will begin at 11:15am, build a fire, prepare the flags and begin the ceremony approximately at 11:45am. It usually takes about 1 hour and then the American Legion Post provides a great picnic for us afterwards with cold drinks and food.

Please join to demonstrate our respect and support for the veterans.

A box has been put at the CEB for flags that need to be retired. If you or anyone you know has flags to be retired, tell them to drop them off at the CEB.

Upcoming Meetings

Posted by webmastermn on May 23 2017 - 10:19pm

May 29th: Califon Memorial Day Parade - NO MEETING

June 5th: Outdoor Troop Meeting - Barbeque Meeting, Bring a friend

June 12th: Troop Meeting - Court of Honor/End of year celebration....stay tuned for more details....

June 19th: PLC Meeting - Important for all scouts in leadership position to attend/planning for new scout year events

Important Message from Committee Chair

Posted by webmastermn on May 23 2017 - 10:18pm

Dear Troop 199 Families,

I am following up on previous notes concerning the need for Troop volunteers. At the very least, we are in desperate need of a
Troop Secretary and two more Assistant Scoutmasters (ASMs).

As already mentioned, the Troop will have a few "retirements" of volunteers this year as their scouts age-out of the program.
If these vacancies remain unfilled, many activities will no longer have support due to lack of coverage and safety concerns for
our boys.

The Troop Secretary role directly affects how the Troop communicates and is vital to the effective administration of the Troop.
Additional ASM coverage is critical and BSA required; lack of enough trained ASMs is a huge concern for continuing Troop events.

The unfortunate result of the continued shortage of volunteers is a drastic reduction in Troop activities, especially camping and
outdoor adventures.

Each family is asked to please re-evaluate their ability to support the Troop and see if they can give any more time to the Troop
and our wonderful scouting program.

Please contact Scoutmaster Economy or me if you can help our scouts.
YIS Mr. Fernicola

Message from Mrs. Gagen/Re: June 5th

Posted by webmastermn on May 23 2017 - 10:18pm

Hello Troop,

In preparation for the June 12, 2017, Court of Honor, I will be there at the start of the June 5, 2017 Troop Meeting to collect any merit badge cards or advancement papers for processing.  This will be the last date to hand them in to be included in the June Court of Honor.   Any cards or papers handed in after this date will be processed for the next Court of Honor in the Fall. 

Other Important Dates to keep in mind......

Posted by webmastermn on May 23 2017 - 10:17pm

Monday, May 29:  Califon Memorial Day Parade (see email/announcement below-please sign up)

Saturday, June 3:  White Water Rafting Day Trip - click on calendar event (to the right====>) for info and to sign up

Sunday, June 4:  Miles for Matheny (see announcement below-please sign up)

Fri-Sun, June 9-11:  Shooting Campout - information to follow 

Saturday, June 17:  Flag Retirement Ceremony at American Legion - information to follow - need scouts to participate

Thurs-Sat, July 27-29:  Annual Pottersville Antique Show - info to follow but same as past years - need ALL families to participate!

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