West Point Football/Tour & Campout – November 8-10, 2013

United States Military Academy Tour and Scout Day Football game

November 8-10, 2013

Tentative Agenda

Registration Deadline:  October 11th

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FRIDAY, November 8th

Depart Oakland @ 8AM

Arrive West Point 9AM


Tour West Point Grounds, including:

  • Famous Chapel
  • Historic cemetery
  • Storied Trophy Point

12:30 Conclude tour

Lunch break – provide a bag lunch for yourself

1:15 Tour fabulous West Point Museum

3:15 Tour concludes; time for gift shop

3:30 Depart for campsite

4:15 Set up camp

5:30 Dinner

Overnight sleeping at camp


SATURDAY, November 9th 

Scout Day – West Point Football versus Western Kentucky

6:00 AM –Wake Up Call

6:30 AM – Breakfast

7:00 AM – Depart Camp

8:00 AM Cadet led tours

9:00 AM Parade Review (1/4 of the corps, marches on the plain near Daly field)

9:00 AM – Noon (Black Knights Alley – up by the stadium)

10:00 AM – 11:00am Cadet Club Activities on Daly Field

11:30 AM Parachuting the ball into the stadium!

11:40 AM National Anthem and before-game festivities on the field

12:00 PM Kickoff!

Autographs at Gate 1 following the game, about 15-20 minutes after the game ends

Scouts return to campsite


SUNDAY, November 10

Hike in the mountains around West Point.

Precise route TBD.  Perhaps Storm King Mountain or Breakneck Ridge.



Tour, Camping,  Football Game and campus activities: $50.00 per person.

Families welcome

Parking for game: $15.00 in advance on-line; $20.00; on site at the Point


Registration Deadline:  October 11th  We need this much notice as we are committing to a block of game tickets and potentially a private bus to tour the West Point Grounds.

Pumpkin Sling Campout – October 18-19, 2013

Trying something a little out of the ordinary, Troop 49 will participate in the Last Fling Pumpkin Sling at Millbrook Farm in Harmony Township New Jersey.  http://www.pumpkinsling.com/index.html  With a country fair atmosphere, and a fall nip in the air, we will join with other schools and civic organizations to see just how far we can hurl a 2-3 pound pumpkin.

We’ll will leave OLPH on Friday night at 5:30 and have a late dinner on site.  On Saturday, we’ll rise early and assemble and test our trusty pumpkin launcher.  Over the course of the day, each team will have an official practice shot, and three shots that are scored.  As dark descends, we’ll head for home, affording those who wish an opportunity to try orienteering on Sunday.  See http://www.scoutorienteering.com/events/2013-10-20a.htm

Fee for the event is $25.00 per person.

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