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.

If you need help with our website, please contact our Webmaster.

Come join us at our next Troop Meeting!

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Posted by webmastertl on Sep 16 2019 - 7:45pm

September 21st: Tewksbury Harvest Festival 

September 23rd: Scout Meeting - 7:30 - 8:30 

September 30th: No Meeting - Rosh Hashanah 

Upcoming Service Opportunity: Harvest Festival Sept. 21

Posted by webmastertl on Sep 11 2019 - 6:08pm
Dear Troop 199,
     Hope everyone had a great summer!
     This year Troop 199 will once again help out at the annual Harvest Festival to benefit the Tewksbury Rescue Squad. Like last year, our duties will be working the popcorn and cotton candy machines as well as monitoring waste bins to help their recycling initiative. 
      The Harvest Festival runs on Saturday, Sept. 21st (rain date 9/22) from 12 to 5 p.m. We will have two shifts running from 12-2:30 and 2:30 to 5. Feel free to sign up for one or both shifts; all help is appreciated! 
     Sign-ups should open up on the website in the coming days, please remember to click regrets if you cannot make it.  

Troop 199 New Scoutmaster and Critical Roles

Posted by webmastertl on Jul 24 2019 - 7:57pm

Dear Troop 199 Families,

Happy 4th of July.
I am happy to announce that Wayne Cagno has accepted the role of Scoutmaster for Troop 199.
As many of you know, Wayne is an Eagle Scout and currently an ASM for the Troop. 
In the coming weeks, Wayne will work with the ASMs and develop a plan for his vision for the Troop
and any process changes he would like to introduce. Once completed he will communicate his vision
to the Troop.
Additionally, I would like to thank Laura Bartels for accepting the role of New Member Coordinator.
This is an expansion of many of the tasks that Laura has been performing and rounding it out with
Rechartering and New Scout processes.
We still have a few critical roles that need to be filled before the scout year starts in September.
Advancements Coordinator and Training & Safety. If these are not filled, the Troop will be impacted by 
delayed Rank and Merit badge issuance and preparation for the recharter effort.
Lastly, please review the attached volunteer matrix for other open roles. Also, we are always in the need to fill the ASM pipeline. Please reach out to the SM, ASMs or me on the steps to training.
Have a safe and enjoyable 4th.

ACTION- Troop 199 Volunteering Needs

Posted by webmastertl on Jul 21 2019 - 1:21pm

Dear Troop 199 Families,

As we close out our scout year, we have a few critical roles that need to be filled to ensure the Troop functions 

safety, efficiently, and brings the most valuable program to our scouts.


Reminder- All Troop 199 families are required to have a volunteering role in the Troop. 


As the Troop gets smaller, volunteering needs to be more than just one event a year. The Troop needs families 

to take on one of the substantial roles required for a Troop to function properly.

The current and critical roles that need to be filled on the Troop Leadership Committee are:

  • Advancement Coordinator
  • New Member Coordinator
  • Training and Safety Coordinator
  • Chaplin

A high-level summary of the roles is attached.

As always, the Troop is always looking to add Assistant Scoutmasters (ASMs). These dedicated leaders help the Scoutmaster deliver the program.

To stress the importance of filling these roles immediately. If we do not, there will be substantial impact to the running and quality of program Troop 199 strives for.

Please reach out to me or another TLC member to discuss the scope of the roles, training, and timing.


Friends of Scouting (FOS) Campaign 2019

Posted by webmastertl on May 29 2019 - 8:05pm

Dear Troop 199,

Our 2019 Friends of Scout campaign continues.
Currently, Troop 199 is at 27% participation and has reached 45% of our 2019 goal. 
At the recent Red and White, I announced the 2019 FOS campaign for Washington Crossing Council.
If you were not in attendance and would still like to donate, I have left donation envelopes in the Troop Mailbox located in the CEB mail-room for your use.
You can complete the form, attached a check and mail it directly to Council. 
If you can support FOS, the donations will help BSA deliver the best program for our Scouts. 


Posted by webmastertl on Apr 27 2019 - 9:24pm

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.

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