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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 is all about, please contact Scoutmaster Dan Butcher (scoutmaster@OLQPTroopandPack159.org)

Memorial Day Parade

Posted by Dan Butcher

Posted on 18:03, Monday, April 3

Memorial Day
Troop 159 will be marching again in the annual West Milford Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29th. Picnic setup service at the American Legion on Lincoln Ave. will begin at 7:00 AM. Music at Town Hall will begin at 10:00 AM, the ceremony will begin at 10:30 AM, and the parade will begin around 11:00 AM. This is a significant community service for our Troop - if you are in town please attend. All Scouts should be in full uniform with comfortable walking shoes and please bring a water bottle.

Pancake Breakfast

Posted by Dan Butcher

Posted on 17:00, Monday, April 3

Pancake

The Troop will be joining the Pack in a pancake breakfast fundraiser to help Our Lady Queen of Peace Church purchase new tables. Please help our charter organization by purchasing a ticket or 2 for breakfast at the Sit 'n' Chat Diner on Saturday, June 3rd or Sunday, June 4th 8-10AM. Tickets are $10 each and will be on sale at every Wednesday's Troop meeting! See Mrs. Lesch if you have any questions.

Eagle Court of Honor

Posted by Dan Butcher

Posted on 16:22, Monday, April 3

Eagle

You are cordially invited to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Robbie Woods on Sunday, June 4, 2017 3:00 PM-6:00 PM at HillCrest. Light reception will follow. RSVP Michelle Woods megrob99@yahoo.com

Biking

Posted by Ben B

Posted on 12:47, Sunday, April 2

Biking

Troop 159 will be tenting and biking in June. Please inform your PL if you have your own mountain bike so that leaders can ensure they fit in the vehicles. Mountain bikes (those with gears) are what is needed - single speed BMX bikes are not recommended.

For facility details see Whitewater Challengers website. http://ww.../lehigh/biking/

Camp Turrell

Posted by Dan Butcher

Posted on 01:19, Sunday, April 2

Turrell 2016

We will meet at OLQP Sunday, July 16 at 8:30 AM and return to OLQP Saturday, July 22 at 12:00 PM.

Online Merit Badge Signup: http://www.turrellmb2015.org/

  • Please review your schedule with one of the scoutmasters before signing up
  • We are planning a custom program for our first year scouts (the Terminators) so you will not need to sign up online.

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

Contact Jay Riesenman at asstscoutmaster10@OLQPTroopandPack159.org to submit medical forms.  They must be checked to prevent issues at camp.

The last day payments ($400 for crossovers, $445 for all other scouts, $125 for adults) are accepted is June 14th (our last Troop meeting before summer).

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Upcoming events

Monday, 29 May

WM Schools Closed
All day eventMay 29
Memorial Day
All day eventMay 29
Parade
07:00 AM to 01:00 PM, May 29, 2017

Tuesday, 30 May

WM Schools Closed - unused snow day
All day eventMay 30

Wednesday, 31 May

Troop Meeting - Meal Planning
07:30 PM to 09:00 PM, May 31, 2017

Location: OLQP Gym

Thursday, 1 Jun

Combined SM/Committee Meeting
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM, June 1, 2017

Location: OLQP cafeteria

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.

Previous blog entries

Troop Contacts

Scoutmaster: Dan Butcher
scoutmaster@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

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

Asst Scoutmaster / OA Coordinator: Mike Benedetto
asstscoutmaster2@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

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

Asst Scoutmaster: Steve Rodriguez
asstscoutmaster4@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster / Publicity Coordinator: 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

Asst Scoutmaster / Health Coordinator: Jay Riesenman
asstscoutmaster10@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: Robbie Woods
asstscoutmaster11@OLQPTroopandPack159.org


Committee Chair: Betsy Person
troopcommchair@olqptroopandpack159.org

Secretary: Joanne Butcher
troop_secretary@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Treasurer: Angelique Braen
troop_treasurer@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Advancement, Membership & Training Chair: Betsy Person
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!