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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

Posted by admin on Dec 4 2016 - 12:00pm

Dec  5th:inside/outside meeting with patrol box maintenance and trailer clean up; big chill meal prep

Dec12:outside meeting; class B; New scout wrap up, Webelos attending, klondike sled inspection, tent assembly practice, Veterans collection

Dec 19th:Election of SPL, Patrol leaders, Holiday Party & final collection for Veteran's and pick up

Dec 26-NO MEETING Merry Christmas

Jan 4(WEDNESDAY) MEETING IS AT CEB BUT HELD ON WEDNESDAY THRU MARCH

Please SIGN-UP to support STARFISH Pantry - Tues, 11/22 and Sun, 12/4 - Volunteer for 1 or more time slots!

Posted by admin on Dec 3 2016 - 2:27pm
Troop 199 has another opportunity to help out the Starfish Food Pantry this holiday season. In case you were unaware, the Starfish Pantry is located within the Our Lady Of Lourdes Church and services needy families in our immediate area. They are NOT related to the monthly dinner held at the church – they provide food and staples to a select group of families in need.

Please support the Veteran's Wish List (bring to 12/5, 12/12 or 12/19 Troop Meeting)

Posted by admin on Dec 3 2016 - 2:26pm
In one of the recent meetings, we were all given wish lists for the Veterans Haven North. With the information provided, we will be having a collection at the meeting on the 19th. Please feel free to donate any of the items on the list, but stay in your price range.  See attached file or below for the list of items being requested.
 
YIS,
Liam and Thomas Anderson
Community Service Coordinators
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WISH LIST OF ITEMS TO BE DONATED:
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1. New Twin Comforters 

2. AM/FM Alarm Clocks

Troop 199 in the News!

Posted by webmastermn on Sep 19 2016 - 6:48pm

In the Sunday Democrat, 9/18/16 and on nj.com: 

0915 HCD Oldwick scouts.jpgBoy Scout Troop 199 of Oldwick held their first meeting of the school year on Sept. 12

 

- You can also see this great picture of the scouts who attended the 1st Troop Meeting of new scout year in the 9/18/16 SundayDemocrat Page A14 or click here to see the same on nj.com.

- Our recent Eagle Court of Honor (April 23) covered in NJ.com Click here for article.

- Click here to read about Troop 199 scouts helping with a very worthy cause (Feed My Starving Children).

Click here to find the nj.com article, "30K In Food Donations by NJ Scouts" (Food Day-2/20/16) with Troop 199/Pack 199 members listed and in pictures #14-19 (of 41)

Thanks again to the Andersons for coordinating for the Troop this very worthwhile endeavor!

Successful Summer Camp - Input Requested on Week for Next Year

Posted by webmastermn on Aug 10 2016 - 8:54pm

Dear Scouts and Parents

Wanted to send out a note as a follow-up to Ockanickon Summer Camp.  First, I want to thank all involved in making camp happen this year:  Mrs Colitti and Mrs Newell, in particular, for all their coordination, meetings, interfacing with Ockanickon, etc.

The numbers are in:

- 18 scouts

- 75 merit badges completed, 25 of them Eagle rank badges

- That's 33% of earned badges were Eagle--they are the most difficult and likewise, very worthwhile!

-  An average of 4.2 merit badges per scout--impressive!

- Many boys earned 5 or 6 badges--ambitious!

- We had 20 parents, ASMs, and other volunteers from the troop at the camp during different shifts during the week. Thanks to our drivers, as well, and to Mr. Melick and Mr. Cooley for pulling the trailer.

Other highlights:

- No major trips to the nurse

- Great weather except one intense thunderstorm on Monday

- Many Hammock sleepers

- No one went hungry

The scouts took an informal vote on where to go to camp next year.  Might be too close to call until the next Planning Meeting (by-the-way:  Monday, August 29 - CEB - 7pm - Class B.  Note from Eben O. forthcoming).

Sentiment seems to be Resica and Ockanickon alternating each year.  

I did want to take an informal survey.  Is the 3rd week of July a good week for most to attend camp?  Should we consider other weeks instead?.  Feel free to send me back an email with your thoughts.

YIS,

Paul Fabiano

SM

Pottersville Antique Show a Success!

Posted by webmastermn on Aug 6 2016 - 8:35pm

Dear scouts and parents

Many thanks to all who could participate in our Troop's service to the PFC!

We were very impressed by all of your commitment and dedication.

Members of the fire Co. expressed great appreciation and praise for the fine job we did.

Yea for our Troop!

And special thanks to Lisa Nowell for all the guidance and support she gave us! Couldn't have done it without her!

And last but not least, the Troop earned $593.87 in donations!

The Economy family

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