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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.

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Come join us at our next Troop Meeting!

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Posted by webmastertl on Oct 16 2019 - 9:40pm

October 19th - 20th: Appalachian Trail Hike

October 21st: COH - 6:30 Start Time

October 26th: Scout Recruiting Day - Flemington Department Store 

October 28th: Troop Meeting

Early Start Time Monday: 6:30

Posted by webmastertl on Oct 16 2019 - 9:40pm
Dear Troop 199 Families,

As some of you may remember, two meetings ago we set up the CEB for the Tewksbury Historical Society Art Show and took apart the stage. In preparation for the Court of Honor this Monday the 21st, we need to put the stage back together. We’ll start the meeting an hour early at 6:30 in order to get the room ready. Following that, the COH will commence at 7:30.

If the time change interferes with your schedule, it is completely understandable to come later to the meeting, however, we request that all scouts attending the COH also try to help out in getting the stage back together prior.

Thank you! See you on Monday!

Appalachian Trail (AT) Hike Oct. 19-20

Posted by webmastertl on Oct 16 2019 - 9:39pm
Hello all, 
 
      I am very excited to announce that we have an Appalachian Trail hike coming up October 19th to 20th! We will be hiking a 15.6-mile section of the AT starting in Wind Gap PA and heading north to the Delaware Water Gap where we will finish on the Pennsylvania side of the river.  Registration is open on the web site. Please register or send regrets. 
 
     On the day of the hike, we plan on meeting at the CEB at 7 a.m. on Saturday so we can be on the trail by 8:30 for a full day of hiking. After spending the night at a shelter (more info on that later) we will hike out on the second day. Hopefully, we can be off the trail by 11 a.m. and be back at the CEB by 12 p.m. for pickup. 
 
     Being that this is a backpacking trip (our first one in quite some time) we will be carrying all of our gear in and out. So, it is very important that everyone has a backpack and lightweight gear. This was discussed at the AT Shakedown Meeting on October 7th.
 
     The first day (Saturday) of the hike is 9.2 miles long, ending at the Kirkridge Shelter where we plan to camp (this is subject to change depending on our pace throughout the day). There is potential for a day hike option on the first day if anyone does not want to spend the night. We will need to know by the October 7th meeting if there are any day hikers as you will need to have pick up arrangements so we can discuss location. Pick up must be there ahead of the troop as the schedule is tight.
 
     The second day (Sunday) will entail hiking the remainder of the trail from the shelter to the Delaware Water Gap. This part of our hike should feature some very impressive views from various vistas and mountaintops. 
 
     Lastly, I would like to inform everyone that we have not been able to find any confirmed sources of water for most of the first day. So, we will need to carry all of our water for the first day. Personally, I recommend purchasing an extra Nalgene bottle or a water bladder to carry the extra water. 
 
     Hopefully, everyone can make it to our AT hike this fall. It should be a very challenging but very rewarding trip! More information to come...
 

Scout Recruiting Day - Flemington Department Store

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

Dear all,

 

    Mr. Mountey, our unit commissioner, is running one of the stations at the Scout recruiting Day at Flemington Department store on Saturday the 26th from noon to 3:30. He is in need of some Scout volunteers.  He could use at least 2 experienced Scouts that are good with younger youth, a bit outgoing (not shy), and good with giving simple instructions and also has a clean uniform.  My station is making neckerchief slides.  

    Also, if you know of a ‘grille master’ (adult or older youth) who would help cooking the hot dogs.

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. 

Troop 199 New Scoutmaster and Critical Roles

Posted by webmastertl on Jul 24 2019 - 7:57pm

Dear Troop 199 Families,

Happy 4th of July.
 
I am happy to announce that Wayne Cagno has accepted the role of Scoutmaster for Troop 199.
 
As many of you know, Wayne is an Eagle Scout and currently an ASM for the Troop. 
 
In the coming weeks, Wayne will work with the ASMs and develop a plan for his vision for the Troop
and any process changes he would like to introduce. Once completed he will communicate his vision
to the Troop.
 
Additionally, I would like to thank Laura Bartels for accepting the role of New Member Coordinator.
This is an expansion of many of the tasks that Laura has been performing and rounding it out with
Rechartering and New Scout processes.
 
We still have a few critical roles that need to be filled before the scout year starts in September.
Advancements Coordinator and Training & Safety. If these are not filled, the Troop will be impacted by 
delayed Rank and Merit badge issuance and preparation for the recharter effort.
 
Lastly, please review the attached volunteer matrix for other open roles. Also, we are always in the need to fill the ASM pipeline. Please reach out to the SM, ASMs or me on the steps to training.
 
Have a safe and enjoyable 4th.

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