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Summer Camp Updates

posted Jul 15, 2018, 3:05 PM by Alex Karn

1) We are confirmed in Seneca campsite again this year.

2) There is a new food service in camp, and they are requesting that Scouts with food allergies and/or needing special diets do the following:
        Go to Ockanickon home page at www. ockanickon. org
        Use the drop-down box under "parents" and click on "forms and resources" 
        Scroll down to "special diet and allergy reporting"
        Fill out the form and send it. "In camp leader" will be Greg Karn 732-850-3036

3) We still have some Scouts who have not turned in their Medical Forms. See previous announcements for tips on filling out the forms.
     Forms can be left in the mailbox at 42 Yellowbrook Road, Howell. They can also be FAXed to 732-751-0626.
     If you are uncomfortable with these methods due to privacy issues, please call us and we'll make some arrangement.
     If you show up at camp without a properly filled out Medical Form, there is going to be very little we can do to help you.  

Summer Camp Reminder

posted Jul 4, 2018, 4:39 PM by Alex Karn

Mr. Alex Karn and Mr. Greg Karn will be at the Firehouse tomorrow night (7/5/18) from 7PM to 8PM accepting Medical Forms, Blue Cards, and questions.

Summer Camp Roster

posted Jul 3, 2018, 10:20 AM by Alex Karn

The following is the roster that is being submitted to Ockanickon. If your name is not here, and you plan on going, contact Mr. Alex Karn, Mr. Greg Karn, or Mrs. Chan immediately.
Alam, Harris
Crawley, Jonathan
Demeno, Mark-Anthony
DiGirolamo, Jack
Goldberg, Danny
Hale, Nate
Kelly, Alex
Kus, Jayden
Laemmle, Matthew
Lines, Nick
Lockhart, Owen
Maher, Sean
Muniz, Nick
Panjwani, Qasim
Patel, Rahil
Perkinson, Liam
Pitarresi, Tommy
Rifenburg, Neil
Toto, Nick

Summer Camp Information

posted Jul 2, 2018, 1:19 PM by Alex Karn

Ockanickon has established a very limited vehicle access policy this year, and they would rather not have us trying to load the trailer in the parking lot for the trip down into the camp site. For those who do not want to hike their gear in, Mr. Karn will have his truck and the trailer parked at Ralph Stover State Park, which is about one half mile further down State Park Road from Ockanickon. Please plan to be at Stover Park on Sunday by 1:00PM AT THE LATEST. You can off-load your gear, and then return to the Ockanickon parking lot to meet up with our Ockanickon Staff Guide.

Any Scouts who require an Epipen or an inhaler are requested to bring two: one to keep on their person, and one to store at the Health Lodge. Items stored at the Health Lodge will be returned.

Mr. Alex Karn and Mr. Greg Karn will be at the Adelphia Firehouse on Thursday 7/5 between 7PM and 8PM. Any medical forms or blue cards not yet dropped off can be taken care of, and we can answer any last-minute questions about camp. We will also have shirt orders if you have not picked up yet.


Summer Camp Medical Forms

posted Jun 30, 2018, 5:27 PM by Alex Karn

We are still awaiting a number of medical forms. They can be left in our mailbox at 42 Yellowbrook Road, Howell.
Please remember the following:

The participant (the Scout) must sign.
Parent must sign on page B under the medication list in order for medication to be administered.
Health insurance card must be copied front and back.
We need three copies, because Ockanickon does not return the forms. (If you've already handed in your form, we'll take care of the copying)

Cranberry Road Clean-up

posted Jun 24, 2018, 8:59 AM by Alex Karn

We will be cleaning Cranberry Road on Thursday 6/28 at 6PM. We will be meeting at the Monmouth County Public Works yard at 383 Cranberry Road. Please wear long pants and sturdy shoes or boots. Bring bug spray and water or beverage of your choice. Work gloves and trash bags will be supplied. Clean-up will be held regardless of weather, except in case of strong thunderstorm.

Following the clean-up (weather permitting) there will be a pool and pizza party at Mr. Pitarresi's house at 38 Streambank Drive, Howell.

This is a major fundraiser for Troop 150, so please come out and help.

Summer Camp Physical Form

posted Jun 21, 2018, 4:55 PM by Angela Goldberg   [ updated Jun 21, 2018, 5:04 PM ]

Below please find the link to download the 2018 BSA Physical Forms that need to be filled out for summer camp at Ockanickon. Part C must be filled out by a physician. Please submit 3 copies of completed forms and current insurance card to Alex by 6/30.

You can also click on the link below for the forms in a PDF format. Thank you.

Update for June 14 meeting

posted Jun 13, 2018, 5:21 PM by Troop 150 Announce


The June 14, 7pm troop meeting at Firehouse will include gardening and mulch work. Wear work clothes, gloves and bring rakes shovels and wheelbarrow if possible.

No Cranbury Road Cleanup; Regular Meeting at 7 PM Instead

posted Jun 7, 2018, 9:38 AM by Alex Karn

Tonight, there will be no Cranbury Road Cleanup. The town has not yet mowed the grass. Instead, there will be a regular troop meeting at the Firehouse at 7 PM. Please wear Class B t-shirts if you have them.

All advancements are due to Mr. Conley tonight as well. 

T-Shirt order forms and money are also due tonight.

Tommy's Eagle Project was completed last weekend, so he will not need additional time this weekend.

At the absolute latest, all summer camp payments and medical forms MUST be handed in by the last meeting on Thursday June 28th.

Troop 150 Swim Test at the Freehold YMCA on 5/24/18

posted May 21, 2018, 7:55 PM by Alex Karn

This Thursday, Troop 150 will be conducting its annual swim test. Everyone will meet at the Freehold YMCA at 9 PM (there is no meeting at the Adelphia Firehouse). Please bring swim suits, towels, dry clothes to change into after the swim test, and five dollars to cover costs for using the facility.

A couple of notes:

For those who don’t know, the annual BSA swim test consists of several parts. Scouts must first jump into the deep end of the pool feet-first. Then, Scouts must successfully swim the length of a swimming pool four times. Three lengths are strokes of the Scout’s choosing, and the last length must be a backstroke. The conclusion of the swim test involves treading water for two minutes. 

The swim test must be successfully completed for Scouts to participate in any water-related activity during weekend campouts and Ockanickon Summer Camp.

I realize that this is extremely late, especially for the younger Scouts. Unfortunately, this was the only available time for the Freehold YMCA. The younger Scouts will complete their testing first so that they can go home the earliest for school the next morning.

It is not the end of the world if Scouts can not attend this swim test. While it is highly recommended for the sake of efficiency, swim tests can also be completed at Ockanickon Summer Camp, but Scout registration time at summer camp will take longer due to the large lines at the swimming pool as a result.

If there are any questions, as always, feel free to call or text me at (732) 850-5816.

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