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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 Dan Butcher (scoutmaster@OLQPTroopandPack159.org)

Campership Applications Due

Posted by Dan Butcher

Posted on 03:35, Wednesday, February 22

Turrell 2016

If you need assistance paying for summer camp, campership applications are due to council by March 17.  The application form is available on our website here:

Campership Application

The Troop Committee Chair must sign the form before it is submitted.  Please contact Betsy at troopcommchair@OLQPTroopandPack159.org.

Citizenship in the Nation MB

Posted by Dan Butcher

Posted on 08:00, Thursday, February 16

Citizenship in the Nation

09:00 AM to 12:00 PM, March 18, 2017
The New Weis Center (meet in parking lot)

The New Weis Center in Ringwood NJ will offer Citizenship in the Nation MB, on March 18, 2017  9a-12p (cost $10).  To sign up:

  1. Contact Karen Zelinski by phone 610-662-8809 or email kzelinski@aol.com at least 7 days prior to the class
  2. Mail your payment to The new Weis Center at 150 Snake Den Road Ringwood, NJ 07456
  3. Email your BSA health form parts A&B to kzelinski@aol.com

Details about the MB class and prequisites can be found here: Instructions_for_Cit_in_the_Nation_MB.pdf

Troop Camping (wood carving)

Posted by Dan Butcher

Posted on 07:50, Wednesday, February 15

Wood Carving

07:00 PM, March 17 to 12:00 PM, March 19, 2017
Camp Glen Gray

March's Troop camping trip will be at Camp Glen Gray in Mahwah. The theme will be wood carving. Three wood carving merit badge counselors have agreed to meet us there on Saturday. In preparation scouts should obtain, read and understand the merit badge booklet as well as print out the online worksheet and complete the written sections. Scouts who have already earned the wood carving merit badge can either assist other scouts or work on a more advanced project.

Camp Turrell Deadlines

Posted by Dan Butcher

Posted on 12:03, Tuesday, February 14

Deadline

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.

Medical Forms:
These are located on the front page, lower right side (under For Scouts-medical form) of our Troop Site. Please, only use this form, older forms will not be accepted. Please print it and look through it as you read through items below.

Sections A, B AND C must be completed and dated within the past year.

Please schedule your annual physical NOW to have them completed by June 14th (our last meeting).  The SMs must review these forms prior to camp due to new NY laws.

Here are key things you need to do before providing it to the troop:
1) Make 2 copies, 1 for you, 1 for troop
2) Include your signature (section A) AND doctors signature (section C) must be on form
3) If your son has a prescription medication, ensure the section in Part B is completed with the correct dosage AND the parent AND doctor must ALSO sign off on the signature lines below the list of meds in section B.
4) If you are comfortable with it, in Section B, check "Yes" to the question "non prescription medications are authorized..." This will allow administration of items like Advil, sudafed, etc.
5) DO NOT include over the counter medications/non prescription meds on this form
6) Make a copy of medical insurance card and attach to form

Discount:

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.

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Upcoming events

Sunday, 26 Feb

CCS Boards of Review - RESCHEDULED
03:30 PM to 05:30 PM, February 26, 2017

Location: St. Thomas the Apostle Church

Monday, 27 Feb

PLC Meeting
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM, February 27, 2017

Location: Hillcrest

Wednesday, 1 Mar

Ash Wednesday
All day eventMarch 1
Troop Meeting
07:30 PM to 09:00 PM, March 1, 2017

Location: OLQP Gym

Saturday, 4 Mar

Citizenship in the Community & Cyber Chip
10:00 AM to 02:00 PM, March 4, 2017

Location: Mr. Benedetto's

Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest

2016

  • ROBBIE W.
  • AJ B.
  • JONATHAN D.
  • ALEX B.

2015

  • EJ L.

2014

  • DAVID D.
  • BENJAMIN B.
  • HARRISON C.
  • SPENCER S.
  • KEVIN K.
  • MICHAEL G.
  • KADEN K.

2013

  • JOSEPH G.

2012

  • JUSTIN C.
  • BRIAN S.
  • ALEX O.

2011

  • ADAM H.
  • JOHN G.
  • STEVEN S.

2007

  • CHRISTOPHER K.

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.


SCOUT LAW

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


SCOUT MOTTO

Be prepared!


SCOUT SLOGAN

Do a good turn daily!


OUTDOOR CODE

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: Dan Butcher
scoutmaster@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster / Eagle Coordinator: Joseph Christen
asstscoutmaster1@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: Mike Benedetto
asstscoutmaster2@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster / Equipment Coordinator: Ron Palomba
asstscoutmaster3@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: Steve Rodriguez
asstscoutmaster4@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: Nick Salleroli
asstscoutmaster5@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: Lee Szolusha
asstscoutmaster6@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: Rich Rodek
asstscoutmaster7@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: Mike Brigante
asstscoutmaster8@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: Brian McLaughlin
asstscoutmaster9@OLQPTroopandPack159.org


Committee Chair: Betsy Person-Newbury
troopcommchair@olqptroopandpack159.org

Secretary: Joanne Butcher
troop_secretary@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Treasurer: Angelique Braen
troop_treasurer@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Advancement & Training Chair: Betsy Person-Newbury
troop_advan@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Outdoors Chair: Stephanie Szolusha
troop_trip@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Scout Parent & Fundraising Chair: Kym Lesch
troop_parent@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Press Secretary: Rich Bakunas
pack_press@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Troop Committee & Scoutmasters
troopcommittee@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Charter Organization Rep: Deacon David Cedrone
charterrep@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

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

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!


THANK YOU!