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

Posted by admin on Oct 20 2016 - 9:30pm

October 24th: PLC - ALL scouts in leadership positions to attend

Eagle Work Day - THIS Saturday, 10/22 from 9AM - 2PM

Posted by admin on Oct 20 2016 - 9:30pm
Dear Scouting families,
I am working on completing my Eagle Project at LifeCamp in Pottersville.  This Saturday, October 22nd, I am planning a work day from 9-2 and could use the help of some scouts and adults. 
The tasks I hope to complete are painting the ceiling and walls, sanding the wood counters and possibly staining the wood benches I built for the campers.
Please wear old clothes and shoes that can get dirty.  If you have any paint rollers, brushes, paint tray/cups, drop cloths, or a sander that you wish to bring, that would be great.  

5th Section of the AT Hike Scheduled for Fri thru Sun, 11/11 - 11/13: Please sign up online

Posted by admin on Oct 20 2016 - 9:30pm
Over November 11, 12, and 13, we will be hiking our fifth section of the Appalachian Trail. We are hiking From Lake Wallkill road, to the New York, new Jersey border, a total of 18 miles. We would like to start in the early afternoon of Friday, November 11th, and finish on the 13th. We plan to hike up Pochuck Mountain on Friday. Our campsite is not determined yet, but there is a shelter on the mountain. On the second day we will hike approximately 12 miles, depending on how far we go the first day. We plan to ascend Waywanda Mountain, and spend the night at the Waywanda shelter. On day three, we hike to the New York, New Jersey Border, then down a side trail to a parking lot by Greenwood Lake. You can sign up on the troop website.  More information to come.

First Aid Merit Badge Session - RESCHEDULED (TBD)

Posted by admin on Oct 20 2016 - 9:29pm
At this Monday's meeting, Mr. Reep announced a First Aid Merit Badge session for Saturday, October 29. Unfortunately, it needs to be rescheduled to a later date in the near future.  We will let you know the new date and details ASAP.  
(For new scouts, please note that FIRST AID is an Eagle required MB, and required prior to working on Lifesaving MB or Emergency Preparedness MB, also Eagle requireds. So please do your best to attend, since this will only take one morning to complete.) 
In the mean time, please:
- get hold of the FIRST AID merit badge book via our Troop Librarian or Flemington Dept Store, 
- go on-line and print out the FIRST AID worksheets (meritbadge.org or usscouts.org), 
- read book and get started on the following pre-requisites:

Is Your Scout Returning to Troop 199? Document Packet/Payment is DUE by 10/17

Posted by admin on Oct 16 2016 - 9:17am

Packets were distributed at last Monday's (9/26) Meeting.  If your scout was not there, the packets will be available for pickup at this coming Monday (10/3) meeting.  Documents/Payment is due by 10/17, which is also the Court of Honor Meeting -- all families are invited to attend to see the scouts officially receive rank advancements, earned merit badges, honors, etc... -- please come!

Please see attachment for a preview of the letter in the packet.

IF your scout is not planning to return to the Troop, it would be appreciated if you kindly let us know.

IF your scout is returning but not able to attend this coming Monday meeting, please let us know that as well.

An Adult Contemplating becoming an ASM? A Scout thinking about NYLT?

Posted by admin on Oct 16 2016 - 9:17am

If you are contemplating becoming an ASM, the training includes one session of Scoutmaster Specific Training and the Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills.  The Troop will reimburse the cost of training.  Our Washington Crossing Council has the following offerings coming up:

October 15, 2016 - Scoutmaster Specific Training 
October 21, 2016 - Scoutmaster Specific Training
October 22-23, 2016 - Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

If you are a registered Boy Scout who is 13 years of age or completed the 7th grade, but not older than 18 years of age that has obtained First Class; has taken ILT.  You will love NYLT!  Talk with SM Fabiano for approval.  (Troop 199 offers "scholarships" for those scouts who qualify.)
November 4-6 & 18-20, 2016 National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)  

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