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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 Nov 9 2019 - 9:32pm

Upcoming Meetings and Events

November 11th PLC

November 12th: TEF Family STEM Night

November 15th: Mammal Study Merit Badge 

November 16th: Deep Sea Fishing Trip 

December 6th - 8th: "Chill Campout" 

TEF Family STEM Night Tues., Nov. 12 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Posted by webmastertl on Nov 9 2019 - 9:30pm

Dear Troop: 

On Tuesday, Nov. 12th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Tewksbury Education Foundation will be holding a Family STEM Night at TES. 

TEF is hoping to get some older scouts to help run some of the science stations. We helped with this last year. We could use 2 or 3 scouts per shift.

There is a registration sign up for two shifts, each one is an hour. This way, interested scouts can volunteer an hour but still have time to look at some of the stations if they want it depends on when they sign up. We've got stations from telescopes, a mobile lab from Raritan Headwaters Association, the U.S. Geologic Survey, Furlong Veterinary Associates, Hunterdon County Parks Department, etc, etc. 

Please sign up if you can. It should be a cool night. 

Deep Sea Fishing Trip November 16th: Sign Up ASAP

Posted by webmastertl on Nov 9 2019 - 8:36pm
Dear Troop 199, 
 
The deep-sea fishing trip will be on Saturday, November 16 for any and all scouts to go. We are going on the Gambler boat in Point Pleasant. The address is 59 Inlet Drive  Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.  We are doing the 3/4th-day trip from 7:30 - 2:30 and it is $60 per person. The money will be collected on the morning of the trip by Liam Anderson along with permission slips (attached).
 
The drive there is about an hour and ten minutes so the troop will meet at the CEB at 5:40 that morning. Bring a bagged lunch, extra money and lots of warm clothes because it can get very cold out on the water. You can rent a rod on board for $10 but we recommend that you bring your own ocean rod and tackle to be thrifty. We will check your rod at the CEB to make sure they are suitable for the ocean. If you have an extra one or two for someone else to use feel free to bring it. It is Striper season so you can count on hooking some big ones on the trip!
 
Please register on the Troop website no later than Wednesday, November 13 if you wish to attend as we need a headcount.
 
The ASM attending is Mr. Anderson. 
 

Mammal Study Merit Badge: November 15th

Posted by webmastertl on Nov 9 2019 - 8:31pm
 Date: Friday, November 15

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Echo Hill

Ages: 11 through adult

Cost: $10

 Mammal Study Merit Badge 

Learn more about the furry animals that live in your backyard.  Mammalogy is a specialized field that deals specifically with the study and observation of mammals.  Experience hands-on activities with skulls, pelts, tracks, and scat.  Take steps to earn your Mammal Study Merit Badge with counselor Debra Reed!  Please bring a camera, notebook, and pencil for sketching.  Scouts will need to schedule an additional meeting time with Debra following the completion of the additional requirements for the badge on their own.  Cost is per scout; adults may accompany their scout for free or drop them off.

Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation

 

See attached Worksheet for reference

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. 

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.

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