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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 admin on Nov 19 2017 - 10:12am

November 20th - PLC Meeting (ALL scouts with a leadership position are expected to attend)

Service Opportunities TODAY & Tuesday @ Starfish Food Pantry

Posted by admin on Nov 19 2017 - 10:12am

Good afternoon,

Troop 199 has another opportunity to help out the Starfish Food Pantry this upcoming holiday. In case you were unaware, the Starfish Pantry is located within the Our Lady Of Lourdes Church grounds and services needy families in our immediate area. They are NOT related to the monthly dinner held at the church – they provide food and staples to a select group of local families in need. Their Thanksgiving distribution is coming up. The setup will be Sunday November 19th at 6:00pm which usually runs about an hour or so – plan to leave around 7:00pm. During this time we will assist in organizing the food and allocating [as instructed] to the many families. The distribution is on Tuesday, November 21st at 5:00. This can run up to 2 hours but you are not obligated to stay the full 2 hours, if you need to leave a little earlier that's fine. The first half hour or so is packing up for the families the fresh produce just brought in. Then the distribution starts and runs 1-1.5 hours. We help bring the groceries to the cars.

There is no registration, just show up in class b if you're able to assist.

Thank you and look forward to seeing you at one of these events!

Troop Communications

Posted by webmastermn on Nov 18 2017 - 9:53pm

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

Help Support the Oldwick Fire Company's Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, 11/19 - Go to eat or volunteer to help!

Posted by admin on Oct 26 2017 - 10:52pm

It is your turn to sit and enjoy an all-you-can Oldwick Firehouse Pancake Breakfast WITHOUT serving, cleaning, bussing/setting tables on Sunday, 11/19!  (Our turn is coming soon!)

If you decide you would like to assist -or- need additional Community Service Hours, please contact Pete Melick.

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