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Boy Scout Troop 159 is sponsored by Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Hewitt, NJ.

Boy Scouting is a year-round program for boys ages 11-17. Through the Boy Scout program, The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

Boy Scout Troop 159 meets between the months of September and June, every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 PM in the Our Lady Queen of Peace gymnasium (1911 Union Valley Road, Hewitt, NJ 07421). Our program also consists of monthly camping trips and annual summer camp attendance in July.

If you're interested in seeing what Scouting and Teamwork is all about, please contact Scoutmaster Tim Kopko (scoutmaster@OLQPTroopandPack159.org)

Camp Turrell

Posted by Dan Butcher

Posted on 21:03, Saturday, April 5

Camp Turrell

April 15th is the deadline for the early bird pricing of $375 per scout.   Any payment received after that date will be $50.00 more per scout. Webelos Crossovers always attend at early discount rate of $375 and will participate in the Pathfinder program.  You can register and pay online here: troop.olqptroopandpack159.org/vshop/dept/3

July 13th to 19th is our week at Camp Turrell. Traditional and some not so traditional merit badges are offered in the program areas for Aquatics, Field Sports, Handicrafts, Nature, Scoutcraft and Shooting Sports.
  • Sailing - Scouts can take part in our small-boat and catamaran sailing programs as well as windsurfing and other water sports. Basic seamanship skills are taught by our aquatics staff and you can test your skills with our large fleet of sailboats.
  • X-TREME SPORTS- Our X-Treme sports program consists of Mountain Biking and our Climbing Program. We have a 20, 30, 40 and 70 Ft natural rock walls
  • Mountain Biking - For individual Scouts 13 and over, or as a unit activity for all ages. The mountain biking program has recently been expanded to provide more cycling time, more trails and new challenges. You can bike for fun or to start on your Cycling Merit Badge requirements (which can now be used as a required badge for Eagle Scout). Many new trails have been designed to increase the fun and adventure.
  • Pathfinder (First-Year Camper) Program - For Boy Scouts new to the camping experience. This program helps them become acclimated to camp life. It also starts them our on their requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class during their stay.     

  • OA-DAY- At Turrell Wed is OA-Day. This is a day when OA members get a chance to wear their sash throughout camp to show their pride of being involved in the Order Of the Arrow. We also have a call out ceremony and any ordeal member that are ready to become brotherhood can take part in our Brotherhood Ceremony following the call-out.

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Upcoming events

Friday, 25 Apr

Battleship NJ Camping
All day event, April 2527, 2014

Sunday, 27 Apr

06:30 PM to 07:30 PM, April 27, 2014

Location: conference call

Wednesday, 30 Apr

Troop meeting
07:30 PM to 09:00 PM, April 30, 2014
Troop Committee meeting
07:30 PM to 09:00 PM, April 30, 2014

Location: OLQP Annex


On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake and morally straight.


A Scout is ...
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.


Be prepared!


Do a good turn daily!


As an American, I will do my best to
Be clean in my outdoor manners,
Be careful with fire,
Be considerate in the outdoors, and
Be conservation minded.

Troop Contacts

Scoutmaster: Tim Kopko

Asst Scoutmaster: Spencer Scott

Asst Scoutmaster: Joseph Christen

Asst Scoutmaster: Mike Benedetto

Asst Scoutmaster: Ron Palumbo

Asst Scoutmaster: Dave Barker

Asst Scoutmaster: Dan Baird

Asst Scoutmaster: Kim Baird

Asst Scoutmaster: Lee Szolusha

Committee Chair: Steve Rodriguez

Secretary: Dana Brannan

Treasurer: David Holm

Advancement Coordinator: Michelle Woods/Betsy Newbury

Trainer Coordinator: Bob Woods

Trip Coordinator: Stephanie Szolusha

Press Secretary: Rich Bakunas

Fundraising Coordinator: Sylvia Carnes

Troop Committee

Charter Organization Rep: Deacon David Cedrone

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Boy's Life

A Special Thanks

Our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Father Michael and Deacon Dave Cedrone of Our Lady Queen of Peace for your support of the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Committee Members and Parents!