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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!

REMINDER - Recharter Packages Due October 20th!

Posted by webmastermn on Oct 18 2014 - 10:42pm
Dear Troop 199 Scout Families,
 
The annual Recharter Package containing information and documents for you to complete and return was distributed to all scouts early in September.  This is just another reminder that the final day to turn in all paperwork and pay the required dues and fees is at the Troop Meeting this coming MondayOctober 20th.  It is very important that we maintain this deadline to insure your son is included in our Troop Charter and able to participate in Troop 199 activities this year.  
 
Note: If your scout is not participating in scouting with the Troop this year, please let us know ASAP.  Remember, scouts that need to take time off from scouting are always welcome back at any time in the future by simply reapplying with the Troop.
 
The Volunteer Opportunity Choices Form is also due no later than October 20th . Thanks to all those who have already stepped up to help!  However, there are still plenty of positions available.  Please fill out and return the form along with the rest of the Recharter documents or you can email your selected Volunteer position to one of the contacts listed below. It is expected that each family participate in support of Troop 199, as this is an 100% volunteer organization. Another copy of the Volunteer Opportunity Choices Form is attached below for your convenience.

Recharter Documents & Volunteer Choice DUE by 10/20/14

Posted by admin on Oct 15 2014 - 7:50am
Dear Troop 199 Scout Families,
 
Tonight your son came home with a Recharter Package containing information and documents for you to complete and return no later than October 20th.  Please return them to us in person at one of the following Troop Meetings: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 20. This is necessary to insure your son is included in our Troop Charter and able to participate in Troop 199 activities this year.  [If for some reason, your son does not plan to return to the Troop this year, please let us know so that we do not continue to follow-up unnecessarily.]
 
In addition, attached to this email is the Volunteer Opportunity Choices Form, also due no later than October 20th, for you to fill out and return along with the rest of the Recharter documents or you can email your selected Volunteer position to one of the contacts listed below. It is expected that each family participate in support of Troop 199, as this is an entirely volunteer run organization.

PLEASE READ: Important Troop Information

Posted by admin on Oct 4 2014 - 5:45pm
This is a friendly reminder of the important initiatives happening within the Troop which require action by each Family.
 
1) SCOUTMASTER VOLUNTEER
The Troop has had discussions with many individuals and investigated various scenarios in an effort to fill the Scoutmaster role. As of today, we have no candidates for this critical role.
 
The Troop has until December 5, 2014 to find a replacement. If none is found, the Troop will be unable to recharter on time. According to the new guidelines from Council, any Troop missing the recharter date will have to cease operations until the issue is resolved. This would, unfortunately, result in the dissolution of Troop 199.
 
2) RECHARTERING
Each family has by now received their individual packets with forms and information to be returned. These completed packets, including dues & fees of $110 (checks payable to Troop 199), should be returned in person at one of the next Troop meetings - the Court of Honor on Oct 6th or the meeting on Oct 20th.
 
3) VOLUNTEERING
At each Troop meeting there will be the opportunity for families to sign up for one of the open volunteering roles available. Troop 199 is a 100% volunteer organization and as such it is required that every family volunteers in some form to assist in the running of the Troop. There are many and varied positions to suit everyone!
 

Seabase Summer 2015, yes 2015!

Posted by rreep2 on Sep 26 2014 - 11:08am

Hi all - 

Yes we are talking about next summer’s opportunity to attend Seabase.  We were lucky enough in the lottery this year to secure 1 crew for the same week! July 24, 2015 to July 30th 2015.

Reminder: How to Request a BOR (Board of Review)

Posted by webmastermn on Sep 13 2014 - 9:00pm
If you are a scout in need of a BOR (Board of Review), please recall the following Troop Procedure:
1)      Be sure that you have completed a successful Scoutmaster Conference and all requirements have been signed off.
2)      Call or speak in person to Mrs.

Reminder: Full Class A Uniform Required for BOR (& all Troop Meetings unless instructed Class B)

Posted by webmastermn on Sep 13 2014 - 8:59pm

Please recall the Troop BOR requirements (taken from the Troop Guidebook):

1)    Policy for Class A Uniform is as follows: BSA shirt & pants, Scout belt and buckle, BSA scout socks,
       hiking boots or dress shoes.  Be sure that all patches are up to date and on the uniform appropriately.
2)    Remember to bring your Scout Handbook.
3)    Be aware that a Scout may be denied advancement if he does not have the full Class A uniform.
4)    A scout looking to advance to Life must be able to show demonstrated active involvement and leadership,
       including fulfillment of a leadership position.