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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 - Meeting Back to Mondays

Posted by webmastertl on Apr 18 2019 - 10:48pm

NO MEETING on Monday, April 22 - Tewksbury Schools Spring Break

April 29th: Continue with Handheld GPS and Orienteering

May 6th: PLC

Eagle Court of Honor Sunday May 5th

Posted by webmastertl on Apr 18 2019 - 10:48pm

Hello, Troop 199 Scouts and Families,

Troop 199 and Califon Troop 192 are coming together to hold an Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday, May 5th at 2:30.  On behalf of Eagle Scouts Will and Matt of Troop 199 and Deven of Troop 192, we are excited to invite you to this Eagle Court of Honor!  We hope you are all able to attend!


When responding, we would really appreciate if you would indicate whether or not you will be able to join us for dinner immediately following the ceremony.  We appreciate your reply as we need to have a good headcount for dinner.  If you know you will not be able to join us for any part of the day, we would appreciate you register as regrets.

Cooking Merit Badge Pre-Requirement Opportunity

Posted by webmastertl on Apr 18 2019 - 10:47pm

Dear Troop 199,

For all of those participating in the Cooking Merit Badge at Summer Camp, I am planning to hike Round Valley and start work on requirement 6, which says that we must plan and prepare meals while on a hike. Any scouts interested in working together on this or in participating, please contact Tristan. We can schedule a time that works for all.  

Thank you for your accommodation.

BSA TAP

Posted by webmastertl on Apr 18 2019 - 10:47pm

Dear Scouts, ASMs and Leaders:

 
Next week at the Round Table I will be presenting The Adventure Plan (TAP) process.
 
As some of us are planning High Adventure(HA) for the summer of 2020 and  beyond, it would be beneficial for the participants to leverage TAP
 
TAP can be found at  https://bsatap.org/  
 
TAP is a standard BSA tool that includes a 52 step guide to planning a safe, effective and enjoyable HA event.
 
Attached is a power-point summarizing the process in case you would like a hard copy for further planning sessions.

Merit Badge Opportunities This Winter

Posted by webmastertl on Mar 9 2019 - 12:30pm

Dear Troop Families,

Below are Merit Badge opportunities this winter:

Valley Crest Farm dates: 

http://www.valleycrestfarmnj.org/boy-scouts/merit-badge-days/

Since these types of events typically fill up quickly, be sure to sign up early if interested. 

 

Time to Think About Summer Camp!

Posted by webmastertl on Mar 2 2019 - 3:41pm

Dear Troop 199:

Okay, so we trust that scouts and their parents are a forgiving crowd. Since we (Jim and Zan) are new to organizing camp, we made a couple of mistakes right out of the gate. Please note the modifications:

1. We said that every scout must "pass" a swimming test. That was not correct. Every scout must  take a swimming test. Being a non-swimmer in no way disqualifies a scout from attending camp. These tests simply lead to safety designations.

 Now back to the details:

Just because it’s still cold outside doesn’t make it too early to think about the warm days of summer. When you are a scout, that means planning for summer camp! This year our troop will be attending camp at Resica Falls Scout Reservation in East Stroudsburg, PA. We have reserved week 4, which is July 14-20, 2019. Camp provides an amazing opportunity to complete merit badges, bond with your troop, and have lots of fun!

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y65u0N-EnA

 A few reminders:

  • Every scout must have one adult commit to a 24-hour period of supervision on site during camp week. Shifts will run from 7pm to 7pm.
  • Every adult who helps out at camp must have current Youth Protection Training.
  • Every scout must take a swim test in order to receive a swimming level designation for camp week. Our troop will organize an opportunity to take the swim test in May—date to be announced.
  • Mark your calendar for camp week: July 14-20, 2019

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