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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!

Tewksbury Drive-in Theater this Saturday Evening

Posted by webmastermn on Aug 25 2016 - 7:46pm

Dear Scout Parents,

The local community has planned a Drive-In theater to be erected at Christie Hoffman Farm this Saturday evening 7:30pm-10pm
They have asked the scouts to participate with helping to park cars and sell refreshments....and keep the profits.

Right now we only have 2 boys and 1 adult signed up.

Please consider the attending this fun, unique event this coming Saturday at Christie Hoffman. The kids are back to school this week and it will be a fun event for the first weekend of the school year.
Also remember that the first PLC of the scout year is this next Monday 8/29/16 at 7:30pm at the CEB. All scout in leadership positions should be there but any scout may attend. Eben Odendaal our SPL will lead the meeting.
The first regular scout meeting will be held on September 12, 2016, the Monday after Labor Day.

Hope to see many of you on Saturday. Please sign up on-line, by clicking here.

SM Paul Fabiano

Hunterdon County 4H fair

Posted by webmastermn on Aug 25 2016 - 7:46pm

Dear Scouts and Families,

This week the Hunterdon County 4H fair is running.

Our district has a booth there with information and give-aways. They've asked any troop who'd like to staff the booth to sign up on-line or just stop by and help out.

The fair is on RT. 179 in Lambertville. 8/24-8/28

http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/4hagfair.htm

If you would like to attend the BSA would be appreciative. You can sign up at this link or stop by if you're at the fair.

http://www7.mysignup.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=hadatcountyfair

Of course for our Scouts, school will be in session but the fair is open till 10pm.

On Saturday, please come to the drive-in Theater in Tewksbury instead of the fair!

YIS,

Mr. Fabiano

Upcoming Service Opportunities

Posted by webmastermn on Aug 25 2016 - 7:46pm

Hello Troop,

Hope everyone is having a great summer so far! We have lots of great service opportunities in the next few months! 

1. August 27th is a Movie in the Park at Christie Hoffman. We need volunteers to help sell popcorn, water, etc. More details to come but expect to arrive at 6pm. Please sign up by clicking here.

2. Sunday, September 18th, 2:00 - 5:00, is an Open House at the Hill and Dale Preserve, where we made trails in the spring. We need scouts to help set up and direct parking. The event begins at 2:00, expecting to arrive an hour early for set up. More information to come, but see the details below. Please sign up by clicking here.

Open Tent Celebration of the Hill and Dale Preserve
62 Hill and Dale Rd, Lebanon
Event Runs 2:00 - 5:00
Music, Hikes, Food and More

In addition, about a week to two before the event, we will help to clear out some of the trails of any overgrowth since the spring. Will confirm date later in the summer.

3. September 24th, rain date 25th, is the Harvest Festival. Mark your calendars . More information is to come.

PLC meeting TIME CHANGE - 7:30pm Monday 8/29

Posted by webmastermn on Aug 25 2016 - 7:45pm

Dear PLC and Senior Patrol,

Our PLC meeting will start at 7:30pm at the CEB this coming Monday August 29th. In the previous email, it was listed incorrectly.

I encourage all Patrol Leaders and Assistants to attend, so that we can get a wide range of opinions on what scouts would like on the schedule for the new year.

Also all Patrol Leaders should ask their patrol members about what they would like to see in the new year prior to the meeting.

Other scouts are welcome but attendance is not mandatory.

Planning Meeting on Monday, August 29th for all Patrol and Assistant Patrol Leaders

Posted by webmastermn on Aug 25 2016 - 7:45pm
PLC and Senior Patrol,

On August 29th at 7:30pm we will be having our first planning meeting of the new scouting year at the CEB . 
 
I encourage all Patrol Leaders and Assistants (Class B) to attend, so that we can get a wide range of opinions on what scouts would like on the schedule for the new year. 
 
Also all Patrol Leaders should ask their patrol members about what they would like to see in the new year prior to the meeting.

Other scouts are welcome but attendance is not mandatory.  
 
Our first meeting for the fall will be on Sept 12th, at 7:30pm at the CEB.  Our first campout will be September 16-18th.  Location to be finalized at PLC.

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

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