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Welcome to Oldwick Troop 199

BSA Troop 199 meets Mondays (7:30 pm to 8:30 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

Posted by webmastermn on Dec 16 2017 - 4:20pm

December 18th- SPL & PL elections, Secret Santa, Roses, Buds, & Thorns for chill campout (remember your Animal Rescue contribution - see info in announcement below)

January 3rd (FIRST WEDNESDAY MEETING)- PLC (new leadership)

January 10th, 17th, and 24th- Klondike Prep

 

Troop Meeting Monday Dec. 18

Posted by webmastermn on Dec 16 2017 - 4:19pm

Scouts,

I would just like to remind you that next week is our annual scout Christmas party. We normally do a gift exchange and this year will be no different. I would like to ask everyone that is attending to bring one gift under ten dollars to the meeting so you can participate. They should be wrapped, and they should also bring some pet food or pet toys for the collection we are running for the local pet shelter. There is already a bin out for these items. We will also do patrol and senior patrol elections during the meeting.

Please support the Hunterdon/Somerset Animal Rescue by donating Animal Supplies (see list) - Bring to meeting on 12/18

Posted by webmastermn on Dec 16 2017 - 4:13pm

Troop,

We are running a collection as we have in the past.....This year, at the last PLC we voted to collect animal supplies for the Hunterdon and Somerset Animal Rescue Center (The ARC). It's a great organization that pulls from NJ Kill Shelters and places the dogs in foster homes while they await their forever homes. They also visit these kill shelters located in high crime areas such as Newark, Patterson, and East Orange, to bring special toys and treats to the dogs while trying to socialize them. Their website address is https://www.animalrescuecenter.net. Here you can read about their program and make a tax-deductible cash donation. (all donations are tax-deductible actually)

For donated items, please bring whatever you would like to donate to any of the troop meetings until holiday break. There will be a collection box. The Andersons will then deliver to The ARC. Please see below for the wish list.

Troop Communications

Posted by webmastermn on Dec 16 2017 - 4:12pm

Hello everyone in Troop 199,

Thank you to Mr. Fernicola for the nice intro as the new Troop Secretary. My email is ystecher@comcast.net.

A few tips to ensure smooth communications, mostly for the boys:

- If you are the scout in charge, in keeping with Mr. Fernicola's event planning workbook, please try to send basic information to me about a planned camping trip or major activity at least two weeks ahead. Please make sure your adult in charge is listed in the announcement and cc'd. This is to give everyone some notice that the event that is scheduled will actually be taking place.

- Event reminders with more detailed information should ideally go out about week ahead, with the understanding that last minute reminders are also sometimes needed for weather updates, etc.

- Since I am not on email 24/7, please do your best to send time critical announcements to me with 48 hours notice. If it is an emergency, call my house phone to make sure I check my email in time to get your message out at 908-832-9149.

If you have any questions about how to word something or need communications help of any kind, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to assisting all our wonderful scouts.

Thank you!

Troop 199 - Safety- Two-Deep and Youth Protection- Please Read

Posted by webmastermn on Nov 4 2017 - 4:27pm

Dear Troop 199 Families,

During a recent training session with the scouts, I asked about their understanding of what Two-Deep leadership and Youth Protection (YPT) meant.

I got a feeling that we have not reinforced this recently to all scouts and new adults.

I will try to summarize the core message, but ask that all adults go to http://www.scouting.org/youthprotection and familiarize themselves with YPT.

Additionally, we require all adults to take the on-line training. Please take this materials and reinforce it to your scouts. I will high-light some of the most

important and challenging sections.

Scouting's Barriers to Abuse

The BSA has adopted the following policies for the safety and well-being of its members. These policies primarily protect youth members; however,

they also serve to protect adult leaders. Parents and youth using these safeguards outside the Scouting program further increase the safety of their

youth. Scout leaders in positions of youth leadership and supervision outside the Scouting program will find these policies help protect youth in those

situations as well.

Two-deep leadership on all outings required. A minimum of two registered adult leaders, or one registered leader and a participating Scout's parent,

or another adult is required for all trips and outings. One of these adults must be 21 years of age or older.

One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. In situations requiring a personal conference, such as a Trip planning,

Merit Badge meeting, Scoutmaster conference, ... these meetings must be conducted with the knowledge and in view of other adults and/or youth.

 

If you cannot comply with the above section, the meeting must be rescheduled.

 

Two-deep leadership and no one-on-one contact between adults and youth members includes digital communication. Leaders may not have

one-on-one private online communications or engage one-on-one in other digital activities (games, social media, etc.) with youth members. Leaders

should copy a parent and another leader in digital and online communication, ensuring no one-on-one contact exists in text, social media, or other

forms of online or digital communication.

Consider financially supporting an Eagle Scout Candidate's Project

Posted by admin on Oct 27 2017 - 11:24pm
Dear members of Troop 199,
 
    I have begun fundraising for my Eagle Scout Project on two platforms. For my Eagle Scout Project I am building a fire pit at Christie Hoffman Farm Park. I estimate that my project will cost $700. Any donation is greatly appreciated! My intentions for the fire pit are to be used by the public, as well as the Cub Scouts of Pack 199 and the Boy Scouts. The first way you can support my cause is on GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/johnnie-sargentis-eagle-project    The second way is by following the instructions in my ad in The Tewksbury Times. If you would rather donate through checks, please address them to Troop 199 and send them to

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