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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 Apr 1 2020 - 6:34pm

Upcoming Meetings and Events 

April 6th: Troop Meeting - Virtual Meeting 

April 13th: Troop Meeting - Virtual Meeting 

 

NOTE: ALL TROOP ACTIVITIES DURING THE SCHOOL CLOSURE ARE SUSPENDED AND WE HAVE SWITCHED TO A VIRTUAL MEETING PLATFORM 

ALL TROOP ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE

Posted by webmastertl on Apr 1 2020 - 6:33pm

Hello Troop Families, 

 
To assist with community and global efforts to slow COVID-19 transmission, we are suspending all Troop activity during school closure. 
 
Note that your Troop may be asked to help with community functions such as food distribution in the upcoming weeks. Be Prepared. 
 
To maintain forward momentum with advancement, we will begin virtual sign-offs for specific requirements of each rank. SPL Thomas Anderson will announce details in a few days. 
 
As always, call or send me any questions. For Scouts with questions, please include your parent or an ASM when sending emails. Thank you. 
 

Social Distancing Best Practices in NJ State Parks - Please read before visiting

Posted by webmastertl on Apr 1 2020 - 6:33pm

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State Parks and Forests
OPEN for passive recreation
with social distancing

Please enjoying New Jersey’s parks while protecting public health by following these tips:

  • Make space for others on the trails. To protect yourself and other park visitors while on trails, visitors should warn other users of their presence when passing by. As others pass, step aside for them.
  • Go solo – or with immediate family. Please visit parks with family members from your household or for solo activities such as dog-walking or biking. Follow carry-in/carry-out guidelines by cleaning up after your pet and taking home with you any trash.
  • Give yourself – and others – space. Do not gather in groups of 10 or more and maintain a six-foot distance from others at all times. If the recommended distance is not possible, go to another area of the park or visit the park another time.
  • Drop your line, keep your distance. As warmer weather and the spring trout fishing season approaches, anglers are reminded that the six-foot distance rule remains in effect. If the required distance cannot be maintained, find another area to fish.
  • Go before you go. As park restrooms are closed, please use the restroom before visiting a park. Do not attempt to open bathroom or other facility doors, which are locked.
  • Stay away from playground equipment and parks facilities. All playground equipment and all park buildings such as nature centers, bathrooms, offices and historic buildings are closed. Events have been canceled and all upcoming camping reservations through Thursday, April 30 have been canceled. Camping reservations will be refunded in full and new camping reservations will not be accepted.
  • Follow CDC and state health recommendations. Visit cdc.gov and covid19.nj.gov for the most recent recommendations to protect yourself and others from spreading COVID-19.

See our video about social distancing protocols

State parks and forest trails are open, but all buildings, including bathrooms, are closed. All public shooting ranges also are closed until further notice. Visitors are reminded to keep a minimum six-foot distance from others during their visits.

Entrance fees are not being charged at state parks and forests. Trails are open for exercise such as walking, fishing, hiking and biking as long as social distancing requirements are observed.

New Jersey State Park Police and State Park Service are patrolling properties and will reinforce social distancing guidelines to help promote New Jersey’s public health and safety. State Park Police can be reached via the 24-hour dispatch center at 1-877-WARN-DEP (1-877-927-6337).

Visit www.facebook.com/newjerseystateparks or www.njparksandforests.org for the latest park information.

Visit www.spstrailtracker.nj.gov to find a park near you.

Visit https://covid19.nj.gov/ to learn more about COVID-19 in New Jersey.

New Jersey residents may call 211 with questions or concerns about COVID-19, and to learn resources available to them.

Residents may also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to subscribe to text message updates on NJ COVID-19.


New Jersey Division of Parks & Forestry

Friends of Scouting 2020

Posted by webmastertl on Mar 3 2020 - 8:27pm

Troop 199,

 
I want to thank Logan B for being yesterday's MC, the organizing team, Troop leadership, Scouts and families for participating- Great Red & White.
 
As announced yesterday, we have started our FOS campaign for 2020. 
 
Your support helps the Council deliver a Best-in-Class scouting experience to our youths. 
 
Some highlights:
  • It costs about $175 per scout per year for Council to operate.
  • Depending on what you can support, you may be able to gain discounts at the Scout Shop
  • If the Troop hits our goal(deadline is June 8th)
    • We will be able to save 10% at the scout shop
    • Free rank advancements
    • 1 free weekend at Ockanickon 
    • 10% discount on summer camp fees at Ockanickon 
  • Your company may participate in a matching program
I will leave a number of donation packets in the Troop CEB mailbox. Once completed you can mail directly to Council or give to me to forward.
 
Any questions please let me know. 

2020 Summer Camp Decision

Posted by webmastertl on Feb 5 2020 - 5:46pm

Hello Troop 199, 

 
After evaluating several camps for summer camp 2020, the two top options being presented for a Troop vote are Camp Winnebago in Rockaway and Camp Nobebosco (North Bergen BoScouts) in Blairstown. 
 
Please review the webpages and guides at the links below and email your vote for the camp that you prefer to SPL Thomas by Wednesday, February 5th. Please submit one vote for each Scout planning to attend camp. 
 
Troop 199 summer camp will be held the week of July 26 - August 1 to avoid conflicts with the Sea Base trip, the Pottersville Antique Show, and the August vacation period. 
 
Both camps below are Nationally Accredited, meeting all BSA safety and proficiency requirements, with similar merit badge programs and activities, similar size, and similar cost ($415 early - $460 after 4/15). 
 

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. 

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