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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)

Memorial Day parade

Posted by Dan Butcher

Posted on 18:03, Thursday, April 28

Memorial Day

Pack and Troop 159 will be marching again in the annual West Milford Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30.

The Troop will be helping to set up the Legion for the picnic in the morning around 8:00 AM.  Then we will be taking part in the flag ceremony and marching. This is a significant community service for us - if you are in town we request that you attend. After the parade, stay at the Legion for the free picnic.

All Scouts should be in full uniform with comfortable walking shoes and please bring a water bottle.

Troop Camping - Whitewater Rafting

Posted by Dan Butcher

Posted on 00:00, Tuesday, April 19

Whitewater

We are going to Whitewater Challengers on the Lehigh River in Weatherly, PA which is about 2 hours away. Check out their FAQs for more details.  We'll leave on Friday night, June 3, and return on Sunday, June 5. The price will be $54 per scout (cost is being subsidized by the troop to keep it as reasonable as possible) and $89 per adult.

You can pay via PayPal here:

scout - http://troop.olqptroop.../dept/3/item/32

adult - http://troop.olqptroop.../dept/3/item/33

Wet suits are not included, but are available for rental on the day of the rafting trip for an additional cost.
$12/wet suit jacket and pants
$20/full wet suit package (jacket, pants, mittens, boots)
$6/wet suit pants
$6/wet suit jacket or splash jacket
$5/boots
$3/mittens

Camp Turrell

Posted by Dan Butcher

Posted on 01:19, Sunday, March 13

Turrell 2015

July 10 – 16, 2016

We will meet at OLQP Sunday, July 10 at 8:30 AM and return to OLQP Saturday, July 16 at 12:00 PM.

Cost is $395 for first year scout. The cost for second year and above scouts is $445.

You should pay the troop directly and must provide payment to the treasurer Angelique Braen by the Court of Honor on June 15th.

If you prefer you can pay using Paypal at: http://troop.olqptroop...rg/vshop/dept/3.

If you are going to pay directly to council, please ensure you provide the scouts name, Troop 159, week #2 AND get a receipt.

Click the following link for more camp details: http://www.nnjbsa.org/openrosters/view_homepage.aspx...955

Click the following link for NY Children's Camp Brochure: https://www.health.ny.g...ations/3601.pdf

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Upcoming events

Friday, 27 May

WM Schools Closed
All day eventMay 27

Monday, 30 May

WM Schools Closed
All day eventMay 30
Memorial Day Parade
08:00 AM to 01:00 PM, May 30, 2016

Location: American Legion and Town Hall

Wednesday, 1 Jun

Troop Meeting
07:30 PM to 09:00 PM, June 1, 2016

Location: OLQP Gym

Friday, 3 Jun

WMTPS Schools Closed (except Westbrook)
All day eventJune 3

Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest

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: Tim Kopko
scoutmaster@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: Joseph Christen
asstscoutmaster1@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: Mike Benedetto
asstscoutmaster2@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

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

Asst Scoutmaster / Fundraising Chair: Steve Rodriguez
asstscoutmaster4@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: Dan Baird
asstscoutmaster5@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: Lee Szolusha
asstscoutmaster6@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: Nick Salleroli
asstscoutmaster7@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: Rich Rodek
asstscoutmaster8@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: Mike Brigante
asstscoutmaster9@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: Brian McLaughlin
asstscoutmaster10@OLQPTroopandPack159.org


Committee Chair: Dan Butcher
troopcommchair@olqptroopandpack159.org

Secretary: Joanne Butcher
troop_secretary@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Treasurer: Angelique Braen
troop_treasurer@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Advancement Chair: Betsy Newbury
troop_advan@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Training Chair: Betsy Newbury
troop_train@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Outdoors Chair: Stephanie Szolusha
troop_trip@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Publicity Chair: Rich Bakunas
troop_press@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Scout Parent Coordinator: Kym Lesch
troop_parent@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Troop Committee
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!