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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.

Information for this Weekend’s Campout

posted May 18, 2018, 4:46 PM by Alex Karn

Information for this weekend’s campout:

Meet at the Adelphia Firehouse at 4:30 PM sharp. At that time, driving arrangements will be taken care of. Scouts should have arrangements to provide dinner for themselves on Saturday night. 

I will meet everyone at the Firehouse tomorrow to provide all necessary paperwork, including directions. 

Scouts should bring the following: Class B uniform (new scouts do not need to worry about this requirement), sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, toiletries, change of clothes, and water bottle.

Feel free to text me at 732-850-5816 with any other questions.

Regular Troop Meeting for 5/10/18

posted May 6, 2018, 8:56 PM by Alex Karn

This Thursday’s regular Troop 150 meeting will start at 7:00 PM sharp at the Firehouse. It is EXTREMELY important that any and all scouts who have already paid or are even the slightest bit interested in attending summer camp this year go to this meeting. There are several important changes in Camp Ockanickon policy this year, including new lottery systems for approximately fifteen merit badges. All scouts are asked to look at the master merit badge schedule at Ockanickon.org before attending this meeting.

Committee Meeting for 5/8/18

posted May 6, 2018, 8:54 PM by Alex Karn   [ updated May 7, 2018, 7:39 AM ]

The May Committee Meeting will be taking place this Tuesday at the Firehouse at 7:30 PM. It is extremely important that any parent interested in new information about Ockanickon summer camp attend this meeting, as it will be discussed in detail. As always, all parents of Scouts in Troop 150 are invited and encouraged to attend.

Ryan Conley Eagle Scout Project

posted May 6, 2018, 8:53 PM by Alex Karn

EAGLE PROJECT ALERT: Announcement for Ryan Conley’s Eagle Project:

“It will be on the 12th and 13th, probably from 9 to 4, scouts should bring gloves and safety glasses. We will be unscrewing the screen covers, supports, and screens. We will be on stepladders taking everything off and putting on the new materials.”

Project site is located at Sacajawea Girl Scout Camp off of Route 524.

Annual T-Shirt Orders

posted May 4, 2018, 10:47 AM by Alex Karn

Please see the Troop's "Shirt Shack" web page under "Scouting Resources". Order forms are due on May 31st, the last Thursday troop meeting in May. Order forms are included in an attachment on that page. 

USS Olympia and USS Becuna in Philadelphia, PA May 19th to May 20th

posted May 4, 2018, 10:45 AM by Alex Karn   [ updated May 4, 2018, 10:48 AM ]

Please see attachment below for permission slips, which are due along with payment at next Thursday's regular meeting at the Firehouse. There will be no exceptions, as the museum trip coordinators have payment deadlines. 

Matt Bost Eagle Project

posted Apr 11, 2018, 11:28 AM by Alex Karn


The first of many to come shortly...

Matt Bost is announcing the following:

Location- VFW 9691, 450 Adelphia Road, Howell

Dates- (4-14-18) (4-15-18)
(4-21-18) (4-22-18) as needed for finishing the work

Time- (9am-5pm) food and water will be provided

We will be cleaning up the location (grounds and shed), Building a fire pit, picnic bench and inserting small flag posts.

Please bring work gloves, eye protection, and gardening tools if you have them.

Meeting Cancellation

posted Mar 22, 2018, 9:10 AM by Alex Karn   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 9:11 AM ]

Tonight's regularly scheduled troop merit badge meeting is cancelled due to the inclement weather. See everyone next week!


posted Mar 7, 2018, 11:30 PM by Angela Goldberg   [ updated Mar 7, 2018, 11:35 PM ]

We are planning a camping trip to Bucktown Hunting Lodge in Lacey Township, NJ for the weekend of March 16 – 18, 2018. The scouts will have the opportunity to safely use a .22 rifle or a 12/20 shotgun at various targets.  We will have an NRA/BSA trained adult camping with us. The cost for Scouts is $41 for camping, rifle/shotgun activity, and meals, OR $35 for camping and meals only. The cost for adults that are driving will be waived.  Scouts will be camping in a lodge and will need to bring sleeping bags and personal gear.

The Troop will be meeting at the Adelphia Firehouse at 5:30 PM for departure. All scouts attending must be accounted for at that time. For any other arrangements or changes, you must notify the scoutmaster in advance.

***Deadline for permission slips & fees is Thursday, March 15, 2018***  Also, dues must be paid up to date in order to participate.

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Goldberg at (732) 618-1900.

Please click on link below to download and print permission slips.

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