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)
Our charter organization is in need of our help to run the Family Festival May 13-15 which is their biggest fundraiser of the year. The Church is asking that each scout sign up for at least 1 hour of service doing one of the following: Bingo, Games, Setup or Cleanup.
Online signup is available here: http://troop.olqptroop...gnup/sheet_id/9
Please remember to click the link in the confirmation email to secure your time slot.
Contact Mr. Butcher (email@example.com) with any questions.
Service needed on May 14th: setting up before the race, check-in table, directing runners during the race, assisting at the finish line, and breaking down afterward.
Contact Mr. Rodek(asstscoutmaster8@OLQPTroopandPack159.org) with any questions.
Please sign up here: http://troop.olqptroop...nup/sheet_id/12
All day event, May 20 – 22, 2016
Our oldest boys, the Venture Patrol, are planning an Appalachian Trail Backpacking trip. The boys will camp in self-made shelters and backpack for roughly a total of 11.5 miles. Its sure to be an adventure that will make great memories.
The tentative schedule is meeting at 7pm at OLQP and returning by noon to a drop off point. More information will follow. Cost is $15 for food.
Scouts will have the opportunity to work on:
We are going to Whitewater Challengers on the Lehigh River in Weatherly, PA which is about 2 hours away. 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.
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 if paid in full by April 15. Afterwards the cost is $445, however, the rate does not increase for first year scouts.
You should pay the troop directly, however, you must provide payment by the April 6th meeting (or by other arrangement to the treasurer Angelique Braen by 4/13) so the troop can make payment (due to Spring Break we have no meeting on 4/13).
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
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: Tim Kopko
Asst Scoutmaster: Joseph Christen
Asst Scoutmaster: Mike Benedetto
Asst Scoutmaster / Equipment Coordinator: Ron Palomba
Asst Scoutmaster / Fundraising Chair: Steve Rodriguez
Asst Scoutmaster: Dan Baird
Asst Scoutmaster: Lee Szolusha
Asst Scoutmaster: Nick Salleroli
Asst Scoutmaster: Rich Rodek
Asst Scoutmaster: Mike Brigante
Asst Scoutmaster: Brian McLaughlin
Committee Chair: Dan Butcher
Secretary: Joanne Butcher
Treasurer: Angelique Braen
Advancement Chair: Betsy Newbury
Training Chair: Betsy Newbury
Outdoors Chair: Stephanie Szolusha
Publicity Chair: Rich Bakunas
Scout Parent Coordinator: Kym Lesch
Charter Organization Rep: Deacon David Cedrone
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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!