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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!

Upcoming Meetings

Posted by admin on Mar 27 2017 - 4:37pm

  Image result for upcoming meeting images       March 27th: REGULAR TROOP MEETING; NOT PLC! 

                                                                             -Prep for Skills Campout   

2 Service Opportunities @ Starfish Food Pantry: Please sign-up ONLINE if you can help!

Posted by admin on Mar 27 2017 - 4:37pm
 Unfortunately we will not be helping out with the Feed My Starving Children food truck this year. Since the campout was rescheduled for the same weekend, at least we no longer have a scheduling conflict. Registration has been removed from the site.
 
There are a few service opportunities in April. We are certainly not requesting you attend all of them – but we do want to share the opportunities as they are for a great cause and they serve our local area. If you are able to attend one of them, that’s great. But there will be more to come if you can’t.
 
Troop 199 has another opportunity to help out the Starfish Food Pantry this upcoming holiday. In case you were unaware, the Starfish Pantry is located within the Our Lady Of Lourdes Church grounds 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 local families in need. Their Easter distribution is coming up.
 
The setup will be Sunday April 9th at 5:45pm which usually runs about an hour or so – plan to leave around 7:00pm. During this time we will assist in organizing the food and allocating [as instructed] to the many families.
 
The distribution is on Tuesday, April 11th at 4:30. This can run up to 2 hours but you are not obligated to stay the full 2 hours, if you need to leave a little earlier that’s fine. The first half hour or so is packing up for the families the fresh produce just brought in. Then the distribution starts and runs 1-1.5 hours.
 
Please sign up on our website. We need to reply to Starfish with our count about a week before the event so pls register early!  If anyone needs help getting logged on to the website, please contact Lisa Nowell (lisamnowell@comcast.net; 439-3046).
 
Thank You for all those who have committed to supporting the St. Luke Blood Drive on April 14th – we already have enough help signed up!  It is a great opportunity to help out another important and local need, one the troop has been supporting for while!
 
Thank you and look forward to seeing you at one of these events!

THANKS to all who have committed to St. Luke Annual Blood Drive - Both shifts are full!

Posted by admin on Mar 27 2017 - 4:37pm

IF for whatever reason, you find that you are not able to keep your commitment, please contact the Scout-in-Charge, Matt N, so that potential replacements can be found.

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The St. Luke Annual Blood Drive is approaching quickly this year. It will be held on Good Friday, April 14th at St. Luke Parish in Long Valley. Our job is to escort people that have just given blood from the donating area to a group of tables, where will offer them refreshments. One of the most important things is to make sure that they do not pass out when they are walking over to the tables. After giving blood, many people feel somewhat light-headed, and some/few have been known to pass out.

PARENTS: Still need a Troop Secretary -- PLEASE consider volunteering

Posted by admin on Mar 18 2017 - 3:29pm

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 the following key position:  
      Troop Leadership Committee (TLC) Secretary
          One of the 3 required TLC positions: Manages meeting minutes, Troop announcements and oversees website.

Sustainability (Eagle) Merit Badge Offered at Valley Crest Farm in Lebanon -- See details in Flyer

Posted by admin on Mar 18 2017 - 2:45pm

Image result for bsa sustainability merit badgeHere is an opportunity to work on and achieve the Eagle Merit Badge of Sustainability.

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

Posted by admin on Mar 18 2017 - 2:44pm

Image result for summer camp imagesIt is 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.
 
Check out the Summer Camp 2017 page on this website (listed under Menu)

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