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Welcome to Oldwick Troop 199

BSA Troop 199 meets Mondays (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 (north of the 512/517 intersection, behind the cemetery and sport fields) 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.

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!

Welcome New Scouts to Troop 199!

Posted by wcagno on Mar 4 2021 - 11:53am
New Scouts and Parents, 
 
Welcome to Troop 199! We are very happy to have you join us.
 
New Scouts - Please continue to bring your questions to your Troop Guides (John P. and Adam C.) or Senior Patrol Leader (Tristan D), or any of the Assistant Scoutmasters (ASMs).   
 
New Parents - Please continue to bring questions to Mr. Cagno, Mr. Plummer or any ASM. At Troop meetings, all ASMs wear a bright blaze orange hat to help identify us in the dark.  
 
YIS, 
 
 

Update on Troop Meeting 3/1

Posted by wcagno on Mar 1 2021 - 7:32am
Dear Scouts and Parents,
 
The 3/1/21 Troop Meeting will now be a regular Troop Meeting where we will welcome the new Scouts and help them become accustomed to the Troop. 
 
The PLC has been rescheduled to 3/8/21. Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend PLC planning meetings so that we have the attendance of multiple Scouts from each Patrol. 
 
 

Time Change: Troop Meetings 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Posted by wcagno on Mar 1 2021 - 7:28am
Dear Troop 199 Scouts and Families, 
 
Beginning on January 4th, weekly Troop Meetings will be held on Monday evenings from 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm.
 
Meetings will continue to be held outdoors at the fire ring behind the CEB.  
 
*IF* heavy rain is expected, an announcement will be sent by 5 pm on Monday about moving the meeting to Christy Hoffman Park pavilion.  

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Posted by webmastertl on Feb 28 2021 - 10:09pm

Upcoming Meetings and Events 

March 1st: Troop Meeting

March 8th: PLC  

 

Winter Meeting Plan: 
 Meeting location is the fire circle behind the CEB. Dress is class A uniform. Please ensure you have a mask and a jacket. We will remain outdoors for all winter meetings. We will not always have a fire. 

RHA 31st Annual Stream Clean-up

Posted by webmastertl on Feb 27 2021 - 11:33pm

Hello fellow Scouts,

 

On April 17th, from 9am -12pm, Raritan Headwaters will be hosting its 31st Annual Stream Clean-up and we Scouts have been asked to help out. I will be the SICs for the event and Mrs. Plummer is the AIC. 

 

The information is as follows:

 

  1. Limit of 50 participants including Scouts and parents or guardians split into 2 groups (limit of 25 in each group).

  2. Group A (with me as the leader) and Group B (with John Plummer as the leader)

    1. Like last time, Groups will walk from opposite ends of Rockaway Road

    2. All participants must follow social distancing and wear masks

    3. Each group will get their own bin of supplies (gloves, safety vests, trash bags, etc)

  3. There will be a sign-up on our Troop website to participate in the Stream Clean-Up.

  4. Each participant will be given an RHA reusable canvas shopping bag.

 

On March 15th, in preparation for the main event, there will be a Scout Work Day from 3-5 pm

 

The information for the workday is as follows:

 

  1. Signups will be on our website and are limited to 8 people (which will include an ASM and me)

  2. The workday will be held at 2121 Larger Cross Road Bedminster.

  3. COVID protocols must be followed including social distancing and masks

  4. We will be organizing the supplies for each site for the main cleanup day and we may be working outdoors.

 

All hours for both events will count towards conservation service hours. 

 

Please reach out to me with any questions. I hope to see you at the event.

 

Sea Base Information

Posted by webmastertl on Dec 17 2020 - 12:10am
Dear Troop, 

          Despite the uncertain times that we are currently living in there is an amazing trip planned for this summer (2021). Our troop will be going on a High Adventure Trip to Florida Sea Base. Florida Sea Base is one of four BSA High Adventure bases that create amazing week-long adventures. Florida Sea Base is located in the Florida Keys and operates 18 different adventures ranging from sailing to fishing and scuba diving. For 2021 our troop will be participating in the Out Island Adventure. This adventure gives a little bit of everything. The adventure starts with the troop (“crew”) paddling a Polynesian war canoe for more than 5 miles to a primitive barrier island, Big Munson Island, located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary providing a primitive camping experience and an epic adventure. Big Munson Island is an untouched, uninhabited island that is over 100 acres in size. Upon arrival at Big Munson Island, we will camp under a canopy of gumbo limbo trees, mangroves and lush vegetation for the week. Nature will surround the campsite including the Endangered Key deer, hermit crabs and the Key Baca raccoons. Each day has a different action-packed activity in store. The crew will kayak from the island and board a large vessel to go snorkeling in the Florida Barrier Reef, North America’s only living coral barrier reef, go shark fishing, paddle to Munson Rocks for a night snorkel, and explore the largest wilderness on Earth, the Ocean. To participate in this adventure you must be at least 13 years of age or older. I hope to see you all at Sea Base!

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