Boy Scout Troop 159 has been sponsored by Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Hewitt, NJ since 2004.
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 Dan Butcher (scoutmaster@OLQPTroopandPack159.org)
April’s camping trip theme will be wilderness survival at Camp Yaw Paw located at 101 Swamp Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430. Scouts will meet in the OLQP parking lot at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 31st and return at 12:00 noon on Sunday, April 2nd. Gear preparation, first aid, fire building, signaling, shelter building, water & food safety and protection from wildlife are all skills that may be covered. Consult the weather forecast when packing clothing and footwear.
As always, scouts wanting to work on requirements should prepare before the trip to work with a Scoutmaster over the weekend.
09:00 AM to 1:00 PM, April 1, 2017
The New Weis Center (meet in parking lot)
The New Weis Center in Ringwood NJ will offer Citizenship in the Nation MB, on April 1, 2017 9a-1p (cost $10). To sign up:
Details about the MB class and prequisites can be found here: Instructions_for_Cit_in_the_Nation_MB.pdf
With this warmer weather it is time to start thinking about summer camp!
Troop Summer Camp at Turrell July 16-22nd for all first year scouts and up. Early Bird fee: cost is $400 if paid in full by April 5th. Late fee is $445, however, the rate does not increase for first year scouts. The last day payments are accepted is June 14th (our last Troop meeting before summer). Adult fee is $125.- (no early bird discount).
Please pay the troop directly by April 5th for the early bird fee (Due to Spring break we have no meeting on 4/12).
How to pay:
1) By check (to Troop 159) or cash - give to Treasurer Angelique Braen
2) By using the boys Scout account - to be arranged via Treasurer Angelique Braen
3) By Paypal (click here). Paypal payments MUST be received by April 5th to arrange for the early bird fee.
NNJC is offering a discount for a second week of camp to any scouts that would like to go to camp a second week in council. Attach a Camper Sampler Program form to your payment to the Troop.
Time Travel Camp-o-ree
May 5-7 2017
Sign your name on a giant wall, using Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Be trained like a Samurai. Construct a Pyramid. Participate in a Chariot race. Learn how to wrap a Mummy. Help build a replica of the Great Wall of China. Build & play ancient Musical Instruments. Learn about Scouting history. Build a life size Log Cabin. Play in your own band, with Guitars, Drums, Keyboards, etc. Learn how to send Morse Code. Create something by Carving Wood. Watch a Chainsaw Carving demonstration. Make a Rope. Play a game of Quidditch. Learn about Printing Presses. Help construct a large Castle. Build a Viking ship. Assist in the sewing of a Quilt. Construct Bow & Arrows. Silk Screen an image. Learn how to shoe a horse from a Farrier. Participate in a Jousting competition. Build a futuristic home with Legos. Build a working Hovercraft. Work with Lasers. Learn about Cell Phones of tomorrow. Create & make Futuristic Clothing using unusual materials.
Payment schedule for scouts who have signed up for our Swampbase trek:
A final payment will be required on Feb 9, 2018 that will be adjusted depending on final numbers for the crew size. It is estimated to be between $75 - $125 for monthly payers, or between $195 - $245 for annual payers, and between $50 - $75 for one time payers. This number will be communicated by Jan 5, 2018, if not sooner. Any questions, please contact Lee Szolusha.
Location: Camp YawPaw
Location: OLQP Gym
SCOUT OATH or PROMISE
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.
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.
Scoutmaster: Dan Butcher
Asst Scoutmaster / Eagle Coordinator: Joseph Christen
Asst Scoutmaster: Mike Benedetto
Asst Scoutmaster / Equipment Coordinator: Ron Palomba
Asst Scoutmaster: Steve Rodriguez
Asst Scoutmaster / Publicity Coordinator: Nick Salleroli
Asst Scoutmaster: Lee Szolusha
Asst Scoutmaster: Rich Rodek
Asst Scoutmaster: Mike Brigante
Asst Scoutmaster: Brian McLaughlin
Asst Scoutmaster / Health Coordinator: Jay Riesenman
Committee Chair: Betsy Person-Newbury
Secretary: Joanne Butcher
Treasurer: Angelique Braen
Advancement & Training Chair: Betsy Person-Newbury
Outdoors Chair: Stephanie Szolusha
Scout Parent & Fundraising Chair: Kym Lesch
Press Secretary: Rich Bakunas
Troop Committee & Scoutmasters
Charter Organization Rep: Deacon David Cedrone
If you are having problems sending an email using the above links, please copy the address and paste into the To: box of your mail client
For Patrol Leaders:
For Adult Leaders:
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!