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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.

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We welcome new families. Come visit us at our next Troop Meeting!

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Posted by webmastertl on Apr 17 2021 - 10:21pm

Upcoming Meetings and Events 

April 19th - Troop Meeting

April 24th-25th - Wilderness Survival Campout

April 25th: John's Work Day 

April 26th - Troop Meeting

Spring 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 spring meetings. 

John's Rescheduled Eagle Work Day 4/25/21

Posted by webmastertl on Apr 17 2021 - 10:20pm

Dear Scouts, 

 
Due to rain, I am rescheduling my second workday so it will now be on Sunday 4/25/21 from 2-5pm. It will be located at Christie Hoffman Farm Park 108 Fairmount Rd W, Tewksbury, NJ. We will be digging orienteering post holes for my project. Scouts attending this workday must be 14 years or older and need to bring work clothes, work gloves, face covering, permission slip, and a Covid release form.  
 
It would be great to have 10 or more scouts at this workday. If you are available and need service hours, sign up on the troop website. 
 

Wilderness Survival Campout

Posted by webmastertl on Apr 14 2021 - 10:35pm
Dear Troop 199 families,

Our Wilderness Survival Campout is coming up! We are currently planning to camp at the Somerset Airport from April 24th-25th. You should plan to arrive on Saturday the 24th at 8 am and depart Sunday the 25th at noon.
On this campout, all scouts will learn and/or practice survival skills. We will build shelters and, weather permitting, spend the night in them. We will also discuss and practice essential survival skills like water filtration, trapping, fishing, fire starting, and knots/lashings.
Should the location or any plans change you will be notified in a future email that will also include a packing list and more information about the trip. We hope to see as many scouts as possible, the wilderness survival campout has always been a favorite! If you have any questions please reach out.

Welcome New Scouts to Troop 199!

Posted by webmastertl on Mar 28 2021 - 4:34pm
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, 
 
 

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

Posted by alarsen on Mar 6 2021 - 3:14pm
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.  

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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