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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)

Scout Sunday

Posted by Ben B

Posted on 17:59, Monday, January 25

Scout Sunday 2016

February 14, 2016 is Scout Sunday at the West Milford Presbyterian Church's 10:00 AM service and Our Lady Queen of Peach Church's 10:30 AM Mass. All scouts are invited to celebrate and recognize the boys who have earned religious emblems this year.  (Class A uniforms, no hats). 

February Camping (snowboarding/skiing/tubing)

Posted by Dan Butcher

Posted on 10:35, Saturday, January 23

Windham Ski

February 26-28

Skiing, snowboarding and tubing at Windham Mountain about 2 hours away in NY state. Scouts will sleep in the rec center of St. Theresa Of The Child Jesus Church and have use of their kitchen for cooking meals. The church's address is 5188 State Route 23 Windham, NY 12496

The boys will have the ability to work on the Snow Sports Merit Badge. Please see Steve Rodriguez or Nick Salleroli as they are merit badge counselors in either skiing or snowbarding.

Requirements

Posted by Dan Butcher

Posted on 16:57, Sunday, January 10

Handbook

Troop 159, effective January 1st, the Boy Scouts of America has updated their requirements for each rank. This happens periodically and we as a Troop want provide you and your sons with the updated requirements. You do not need to get a new book at this point, however, if your son is starting a new rank, then they should also start with the new requirements. If they have started the rank previously they can complete the rank with the old requirements as long as they began the rank prior to January 1. As a Troop, we are trying to move all the boys to the new requirements so we can consistently train and review them. The new requirements also offer an improvement in learning skills, etc. If you have any questions about the requirements or which your son should do, please contact Mr. Kopko.

Download the requirements as a printable insert for your current book here: 2016 Rank Requirements Insert

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Upcoming events

Saturday, 13 Feb

Troop Leadership Training Retreat / EDGE
09:00 AM to 02:00 PM, February 13, 2016

Location: Mr. Kopko's House

Sunday, 14 Feb

Scout Sunday
10:30 AM to 11:30 PM, February 14, 2016

Location: Our Lady Queen of Peace

Monday, 15 Feb

Presidents’ Day – WM Schools Closed
All day eventFebruary 15

Wednesday, 17 Feb

Troop Meeting - trip planning
07:30 PM to 09:00 PM, February 17, 2016

Location: OLQP Gym

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: Ron Palomba
asstscoutmaster3@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Asst Scoutmaster: 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: Volunteer Needed
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

Fund Raising Chair: Steve Rodriguez
troop_fund@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Health/Safety Chair: Volunteer Needed
troop_med@OLQPTroopandPack159.org

Religious Emblems Coordinator: Dan Butcher
rel_emblems@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!