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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!

Upcoming Meetings and Events - Monday Meetings

Posted by webmastertl on May 20 2019 - 11:01pm

May 27th: Memorial Day Parade, NO Meeting

June 2nd: First Aid Merit Badge Class @ RVCC

June 3rd: End of Year Barbecue at CEB (Rain date Wednesday the 5th) and Year-End Planning Meeting  (Look outgoing emails) 

Jun 7th, 8th, and 9th: Shooting Campout (pending)

June 10th COH - 7:30 - 8:30

June 15th: Flag Retirement Ceremony 

Merit Badges/Advancement Papers for COH 6-10-19

Posted by webmastertl on May 15 2019 - 9:42pm

Dear Troop 199,

In preparation for the June 10, 2019, Court of Honor, I will be at the June 3, 2019, 7:30 pm, Troop meeting (last troop meeting before the COH) at the CEB 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. 

Also, June 3, 2019, will be the last day to have a BOR for this COH, so please plan accordingly allowing time for scheduling.

You can also leave paperwork in the cooler on my front stoop before June 3, 2019.  Please be sure to give me a call so I can get the items you put into the cooler out for processing.

Memorial Day Parade Please Sign Up

Posted by webmastertl on May 15 2019 - 9:39pm

Dear Troop, 

Once again, we have been invited to march in the Califon Memorial Day Parade. The parade is on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th. It officially starts at 11:00 AM for any parents who would like to come and watch, but Scouts must be there at 10:15 dressed in CLASS A Uniform. We will start the parade from the Califon School, located on School Street. We will be in the parking lot, where parents can drop scouts off. After the parade, there will be a Memorial Service at noon, next to the Califon Veterans Memorial in the park. The ceremony will end with a 21-Gun Salute. The Califon Fire Company will have food and drinks available for purchase. In addition to this, the Kona Ice Truck will be at the end of the parade, so come prepared with money if you would like to purchase something. Please sign up on the Troop Website Please RSVP or Regrets. We need as many Scouts as possible to help represent the Troop. The parade is always a fun experience, so I encourage everyone, scouts, and adults, to sign-up! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!

June 2 First Aid Merit Badge Class

Posted by webmastertl on May 15 2019 - 9:38pm

Hello, Troop 199,

 

I have arranged for a First Aid Merit Badge Counselor to teach us First Aid (Eagle merit badge) as a troop on Sunday, June 2nd. The class will start at 9 a.m. and will end at approximately 2 p.m. and will be held at Raritan Valley Community College.  The cost will be $20 per scout to cover materials, and a pizza lunch will be provided.  

I know that some of you may have signed up for this merit badge at camp this summer, but I would suggest you consider joining the troop on the 2nd and making a different selection for camp so we can do this very important badge together.  The First Aid merit badge is a prerequisite for the Emergency Preparedness Eagle badge that I will be arranging for the Troop in the Fall.  

Please sign up on the website if you can make it, and I will be collecting money at the next 2 troop meetings on 5/20 and 5/27. Checks should be made out to Troop 199.  It's important to have a good count so that our counselor can bring enough materials.  We have also heard from 2 local troops to see if they can join us, so before we extend an invitation to them, we need to know if we will have enough room as the counselor can only take 20 scouts.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Required Summer Camp Paperwork for Scouts and Parents

Posted by webmastertl on May 11 2019 - 10:59pm

Dear Troop 199 Camp families,

 
All Scouts attending camp AND the parent who is volunteering for the mandatory 24-hour period at camp must have a complete, updated Annual Health and Medical Record. This includes Medical Forms, Part A, B, and C. Here is the link to these forms. Please note that Form C must be completed and signed by a physician. The physical examination must have been completed within 12 months prior to the week of camp.
 
 
Anyone who will be taking medication at camp must also complete a Drug Administration Record. This may be different than what has been required in the past. This form has Section 1 that applies to over-the-counter drugs to be administered by the camp, and it has Section 2 that applies to prescription medications brought from home. This form is attached.  
 
Please bring any completed forms to the Parent Meeting on Monday, May 20. If you are not able to complete Medical Form, Part C, by that time, please get it to Zan or Jim at your earliest convenience. All forms must be gathered prior to July 6. Resica Falls will only allow those with completed medical forms to attend camp.
 
Thank you so much for your cooperation and timely submissions,

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.

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