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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!

Happy Summer!!

Posted by webmastertl on Jun 16 2021 - 5:48pm

Have a wonderful Summer all!!

 

Look out for emails if you are attending Sea Base or Summer Camp 

Merit Badge - Blue Card Approval Process

Posted by wcagno on Jun 10 2021 - 12:37pm

Below is the "blue card" process to be followed when working on merit badges. 

Merit badges are earned by working with a qualified Merit Badge Counselor, either at summer camp, at merit badge fairs, or found locally with the help of an ASM. 

Younger Scouts are encouraged to work on rank advancement requirements (Handbook sign offs) for the first 1.5 years (Scout Rank - First Class Rank) before focusing on merit badges. Core Scouting skills and knowledge is more important for development of younger Scouts at this stage. Younger Scouts will earn several Merit Badges during Summer Camps and when merit badges are offered by Troop parents who are qualified as counselors. 

Process Steps:

1)    Scout asks an ASM for a new blue card when ready to start each merit badge. Scout enters their name, Troop number, and merit badge name. 

2)    ASM signs the blue card or informs the Scout and parent if the merit badge is not age appropriate (example - Welding age 14+), and helps Scout find a local counselor.

3)    Scout gives blue card to the Merit Badge Counselor during their first meeting. 

4)    Merit Badge Counselor records the requirements completed, or partially completed, on the blue card (or creates a virtual blue card). 

5)    Scout hands the blue card (or virtual blue card) from Counselor to Scoutmaster for final approval. 

6)    Scout places the approved blue card in the drop box of Mrs. Quandt's driveway. 

7)    Mrs. Quandt (Troop Advancement Chair) records badge completion and sends the earned merit badge to the Senior Patrol Leader for awarding to the Scout.

 

*If a blue card is not returned or signed by the Counselor, the Scout contacts the Merit Badge Counselor to request their signed blue card or a virtual blue card created in the ScoutBook app.  

*If a blue card is lost, the Scout restarts the process of obtaining a new blue card and contacting the Merit Badge Counselor to request a reissued signed completion record.

 

Board of Review - Request Procedure

Posted by wcagno on Jun 10 2021 - 8:38am
When completing all requirements for rank advancement, Scouts will call Mrs. Quandt, Troop Advancement Chair, and leave a telephone message (not email or text) to request a Board of Review. 
 
Scouts provide the following information in their telephone message:
  1. Your full name
  2. Reason for the call – " I have completed all requirements for _____ Rank and requesting a Board of Review"
  3. Call back phone number 

Mrs. Quandt will then contact you with the date and time for your Board of Review.

 

In preparation for your Board of Review.

 - All rank requirement in your Scout Handbook are completed and signed off. Your Scout Handbook is brought with you to the Board of Review. 

 - Full Class A uniform is worn, including official BSA shirt, pants, belt, socks, neckerchief, hiking boots or dress shoes. All patches are up to date correctly positioned. 

 - Arrive on time, prepared to discuss the skills you have learned and Troop outings and service projects you have participated in since your last rank advancement.   

 

Thank you. 

Register or send Regrets

Posted by wcagno on Jun 10 2021 - 7:43am

*Please* be sure to either register or send regrets for each event posted on the right hand column of the Troop website under  "Event Registration".

This simple step helps the SIC/AIC team ensure we have the correct gear, coverage, and distribution list for sending trip details. Thank you.  

  

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