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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: WEDNESDAYs through March 1, 2017

Posted by webmastermn on Jan 16 2017 - 8:00pm

Jan 18th: Klondike Skills

Jan 25th: Klondike Prep, tenting arrangements, etc.

Feb 1st: Klondike Roses, buds, and thorns, Hotel take-down

Feb 8th: Blind tent setup

Feb 15th: Chill Camp out prep, camp cooking etiquette

Feb 22nd: PLC

Still interested in Klondike? Contact by email to sign-up.

Posted by webmastermn on Jan 16 2017 - 7:59pm

Important Klondike Updates:

1. The Troop will cover Registration Costs (not food costs) IF you sign-up by the deadline of midnight, Thursday, Jan. 12.  

2. Anyone signing up Friday, Jan. 13th or later are welcome but will have to pay their own $25 Registration Fee (plus food costs).  Since on-line registration will be closed, please contact the Scout or ASMs in charge to sign-up.

3. Permission slip attached. Please return no later than the troop meeting on January 25th.

4. Food costs will be determined at a later date after we have the final head count.

 

If you are attending the Klondike, it is important that you attend the next two troop meetings, January 18th and 25th. We will be reviewing skills, cold-weather camping, and making further preparations for the trip. Please contact one of us if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!

 

More info to follow.

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The Hunterdon Arrowhead District Klondike Derby is scheduled from Friday, January 27th to Sunday, January 29th at Teetertown Preserve. For those that do not know what the Klondike is, it is a cold weather camping event where we compete against other troops at different stations, where scouts must utilize various different skills. The sign-up is now open on the website, so please sign-up as soon as possible if you know you are attending. We need to pre-register the troop, including the number of scouts we have. The higher the head-count we have, the larger the campsite we will get. We will have more details to come in later emails and we will be preparing for the trip during the January troop meetings. You can sign up by clicking here and if you have any questions, feel free to email any of us. Thank you!                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                            

Please consider supporting an Eagle Candidate's Fundraising Efforts

Posted by webmastermn on Jan 13 2017 - 6:47pm

             Sharpening for a Cause:  Precision Knife Sharpening

With 100% proceeds donated towards Eagle Project (New Roof for the Round Valley Youth Center)

       Kitchen Knives, Garden Tools, Scissors, Woodworking Tools

                                $4 per knife, $6 serrated

            Using Precision Wet Stone Swiss Equipment

       Clay, Voorhees Senior, Eagle Scout Candidate

Please click to see attached flyer

Thanks to all who contributed to the Veterans Haven North Wish List Drive in December

Posted by webmastermn on Jan 13 2017 - 6:47pm

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Andrew F. of Boy Scout Troop 199 of Oldwick, Fairmount Presbyterian Church Pastor Katy Cullum, FPC members Bob Eyet and Bill Mannion, FPC Mission Chair Ella Rue, US Naval veteran Dave (resident of Veterans Haven North) and Veterans Haven North Staff Supervisor, Cheryl Bade. (Courtesy of Angela Mannion)  

Picture and story sourced from nj.com.  For full story, click here

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

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