Boy Scout Troop 49

Boy Scout Troop 49 has been serving the youth of Oakland since  1963.  Our Charter Organization is  Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church of Oakland, New Jersey.

Boy Scouts of America

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.

For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

Aims of Scouting: character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness

Methods of Scouting: The eight methods are the ideals (Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout motto, and Scout slogan), patrol method, outdoors, advancement, association with adults, personal growth, leadership development, and the uniform.

Scouting Ideals

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

Overview of Chartered Organizations

  • Civic, faith-based, and educational organizations operate Scouting units to deliver the programs to their youth members, as well as the community at large.
  • Approximately 115,000 Scouting units are owned and operated by chartered organizations. Of these:
    • 68.4 percent of all units are chartered to faith-based organizations
    • 26.5 percent of all units are chartered to civic organizations
    • 8.2 percent of all units are chartered to educational organizations
  • Responsibilities of chartered organizations include:
    • Providing adequate meeting facilities.
    • Providing quality leadership for the Scouting unit.
    • Appointing a chartered organization representative to coordinate all Scouting unit operations within the organization.