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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.

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

Come join us at our next Troop Meeting!

PLEASE sign-up to support Troop 199/OFC Pancake Breakfast THIS WEEKEND!

Posted by admin on Feb 23 2017 - 11:22am

Our annual fundraising event, Pancake Breakfast in conjunction with the Oldwick Fire Company is THIS WEEKEND!

As you all know, we need MANY hands for the Prep Night (Friday Evening, 2/24) and especially for the Pancake Breakfast itself (Sunday, 2/26).  

Please sign-up ONLINE (see highlighted links)  Look for more information, including times, from ASM Pete Melick.

Sign Up Now for Indoor Rock Climbing Day Trip THIS Saturday!

Posted by admin on Feb 23 2017 - 11:22am

We have planned an Indoor Rock Climbing Day on Saturday, Feb. 25 (between the Friday night Pancake Breakfast Setup night/Pack 199 Blue and Gold Banquet and Sunday Pancake Breakfast).

We'll be going to NJ Rock Gym in Fairfield, NJ, about 45 minutes from home, in the afternoon (leaving CEB about 2pm, returning between 6-7pm).

Parents and siblings welcome to climb too, but we need a headcount to determine pricing and assistance....PLEASE SIGN-UP now, by clicking here.

Any questions, contact Scout-in-Charge or ASM-in-Charge.

PARENTS: Please Help Troop 199

Posted by admin on Feb 23 2017 - 11:21am

Dear Troop Families,

As we have said many, times, the strongest Troops and most successful scouts have the highest family participation.
 
Although we have lots of great leaders and volunteers, family participation has become a challenge for Troop 199, especially as the Troop is not as large as it once was.
Everybody needs to help out in order for our scouts to succeed.
 
We have an immediate need to fill four key positions!
We need to fill both existing vacancies in the Troop and start planning for the inevitable rotation of adult leaders as they end their scouting journey.
 
The urgently needed positions are: 
1) Troop Leadership Committee (TLC) Secretary
     One of the 3 required TLC positions: Manages meeting minutes, Troop announcements and oversees website.
 2) Scout/Parent coordinator
      Helps the Troop find adult volunteers and mentors them for the particular event.
 3) Assistant Scoutmaster
       Support the Scoutmaster; work with the other ASMs in guiding the Boy Scout Program for our Troop.
 4) Assistant Scoutmaster
      Support the Scoutmaster; work with the other ASMs in guiding the Boy Scout Program for our Troop.
 
Once we fill these key roles we will announce additional volunteer opportunities.
 
Please consider how you can help keep Troop 199 running as the wonderful program it is, helping grow our boys into outstanding young men.
 
Please reach out to me or any other member of the TLC if you have any questions.  
 
Remember, without volunteers there is no scouting program!
  
Robert J Fernicola

You are invited to an Eagle Court of Honor to award 5 Eagle Scouts - Please RSVP (Yes or No)

Posted by admin on Feb 22 2017 - 7:41pm

You are cordially invited to an EAGLE COURT OF HONOR on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2:30 PM 

     at the  Zion Lutheran Church, with dinner immediately following at the Oldwick Firehouse.

 

The EAGLE AWARD will be presented to:  Andrew F, Peter F, Clay G, Daniel K, Ryan R

 

 Attached please find the official invitation.

 It would be most appreciated, if you would RSVP using the Troop Website (with either a Yes or No)

                                                                                                - OR -

by contacting Karen Sarnelli (908) 832-2617/ ksarnelli99@gmail.com.  We want to insure we have the proper number for catering purposes.

Hope to see everyone there!

Summer Camp is scheduled at Resica Falls the week of July 16!

Posted by admin on Feb 22 2017 - 6:45pm

It's time to think about summer! 

This year, Troop 199 will be attending Resica Falls Boy Scout Summer Camp in the Pocono Mountains, the week of July 16 - July 22, 2017.   Mark your calendars! 
 
This is a 4000 + acre Scout Reservation which offers miles of mountain trails, pristine streams and waterfalls with top notch activities and merit badges opportunities galore.
 
A camp flier will be sent out soon with more details. 

Upcoming Meetings: WEDNESDAYs (at CEB) through March 1, 2017

Posted by admin on Feb 18 2017 - 8:33pm

Feb 22nd: PLC Meeting (All scouts in a leadership position, please attend)

March 1st:  Troop Meeting (1st Meeting for all the AOL Cub Scouts who just crossed over!)

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