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West Point 56th Camporee, April 27-29, 2018

WESTPOINT 56TH CAMPOREE

APRIL  27TH-29TH

Registration: http://www.troop49oakland.org/survey/index.php/311781?lang=en

Payment Page: http://www.thepathfinders.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/West-Point-2018-Payment-Page.pdf

Your fee will not be refundable unless someone else is able to take your spot.  We must pay West Point by February 14.

Troop 49, our troop has been accepted to attend the Cadet run Camporee at West Point!  250 West Point Cadets have volunteered to put on an amazing weekend and they expect 6,600 scouts will be in attendance.  There 18 events you can attend.  Some of the events include the Zodiac challenge (US army rafts), Ranger challenge, Swiss Seat / One rope bridge challenge, and Weapons.

Due to the substantial number of scouts and planning it requires for West Point they need to have commitments from troops early.  We must respond to them by Feb 14th or we will lose our spot.  Troops try for years to attend this Camporee and due to the support of a West Point Grad / Army Ranger we were selected on our first try. We will be camping out on Friday and Saturday night, cooking our own meals on our camp stoves.

This is most likely a once in your scouting life opportunity due to difficulty of getting a spot. We have 25 spots available, including adults, so please respond quickly if you are interested. The cost of the weekend is $45 and spots will be allocated based on when your register. Read more

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OKEMO Vermont Ski Trip, Feb 2 – 4th!

LINK TO ACTIVITY CONSENT FORM: http://www.thepathfinders.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Okemo2018ActivityConsent.pdf

LINK TO PAYMENT FORM: http://www.thepathfinders.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Okemo-Ski-Trip-Payment-Form-2018.pdf

LINK TO REGISTRATION: http://www.troop49oakland.org/survey/index.php/759497?lang=en

Back by popular demand, Troop 49 will be running an awesome ski trip to OKEMO Mountain Resort in the ski capital of the Northeast, Vermont!! (less than 4 hours from Oakland).

Due to its popularity and abundance of amenities for the scouts, we will be staying in the same awesome house as we did last year. Here is the link to the house rental: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331264?

As you’ll see in the rental photos, there is definitely plenty to do at the house after a full day of skiing and snowboarding. Life doesn’t get any better!

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Robotics Merit Badge December 8 & 9, 2017

Robotics Merit Badge

Morristown Airport Campout

Morristown NJ December 8 & 9, 2017

 

Registration Page: http://www.troop49oakland.org/survey/index.php/695594?lang=en

Payment Page: Robotics Merit Badge Dec 2017 Payment Page

When:  Friday Dec. 8 – Saturday Dec. 9

Where: Paramount Pictures Aviation / 11 Airport Rd. Morristown, NJ, 07960

How: Meet at OLPH Friday Dec 8 at 5:00 pm and carpool down to the Corporate Hangar.  Approximately 35 min. drive.

 

Please RSVP by Monday Dec. 4 so that we have an accurate headcount for breaking down into patrols if need be and giving those that will be cooking a week to prepare.

 

Please keep in mind that this is a place of business with multi-million dollar aircraft, so scouts, please act responsibly. No running as there is numerous pointy objects on these aircraft. Mr. Fern will give a safety briefing prior to entering the hangar. Read more

Boston Massachusetts November 9-12, 2017

Boston Trip

Camp Sayre and Boston, MA

Thursday, November 9- Sunday, November 12, 2017

Camp Sayre, New England Base Camp

11 Unquity Road, Milton, MA 02186    (617) 615-0004

Come Join Troop 49 at the Birthplace of the American Revolution and witness nearly 400 years of history. Founded by Puritans in 1630, Boston played a key role in the Revolutionary War and the founding of our Nation, and came to be known at the “Cradle of Liberty.” Walk the Freedom Trail and climb aboard the U.S.S. Constitution, float down the Charles River, experience sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston and beyond from 750 feet above the city. Learn about Boston’s rich history “by sea” and “by land.”

Boston Duck Tours – a thrilling way to see the city!


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Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome 10/21/2017

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Trip

Saturday, October 21-22, 2017

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

9 Norton Rd., Red Hook, NY 12571

845-752-3200

info@oldrhinebeck.org

Come Join Troop 49 and witness first hand these amazing vintage flying machines.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cole Palen founded the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in 1958 with a handful of airplanes and a dream.  He built it into a world-renowned destination as America’s first flying museum of antique aircraft.  The Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum was established in 1993 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization to continue Cole’s legacy.  Our mission is preserving, restoring and flying the aircraft of the Pioneer, WWI, and Golden Ages of Aviation.

We entertain and educate by preserving over 60 vintage aircraft, many antique automobiles and motorcycles, and related memorabilia in a classic small town airport setting.  Our static display Museum is open from May through October and we fly two different airshows each Saturday and Sunday, Mid-June through Mid-October. This will be a scout only event, no siblings. Parents are welcome to join us.

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Sandy Hook September 8, 2017

Sandy Hook NJ Trip Gateway National Recreation Area September 8-10, 2017 Don’t let summer slip away just yet.  Join us for one final trip “down the shore” September 8-10.  It’s close, so you can come and go to meet your sports, band, and other school responsibilities while still enjoying a little bit more of summer.

Ramapo River Canoe Trip May 21, 2017

 Canoe Trip May 21, 2017

TRIP REGISTRATION HERE: http://www.troop49oakland.org/survey/index.php/298944?lang=en

LOGISTICS:

Meet at the Ramapo River at Halifax Avenue in Mahwah for an 8:15 start. Halifax Road is off Route 202 in Mahwah across from Ramapo College between the Havemeyer House and the tennis courts.  See map below.  Everyone should eat a good breakfast prior to departure.  There are no toilets along the journey, so complete any necessary preparations prior to departure. 😉

NEEDED:

Adults: I need a couple more adults to join the trip
Unloaders: I need a couple of adults to meet me at the put-in at 7:00 to unload the canoes
Shuttle driver: Once we unload, the adults who are joining the trip need to leave vehicles at the take-out.  I need a driver (maybe 2) to meet us at the take-out point in Terhune Park at 7:45 to run the drivers back to the put in point on Halifax drive.  We expect to be back at the put-in for an 8:15 meeting and departure.  If we’re a bit late, please be patient.

GEAR:

  • Clothing appropriate to get WET. No COTTON please.  Bathing suit / nylon shorts and shirt.  Sneakers / Keens / Tevas / nylon running shoes, etc. that can go in the water.
  • Water bottle / water
  • Sun Screen / bug spray.   Our challenge on this trip is likely to be pesky bugs, not water conditions.
  • Hat, sun glasses (optional)

As we get in/out/in/out of the boat, we bring water with us.  There is always a bit of water sloshing around in the bottom boat.  STUFF GETS WET.

FOOD:

  • Food and drink are not provided
  • Bring a bag lunch and some snacks.  PACK THEM IN ZIPLOCK BAGS WITH YOUR NAME ON THEM.  We will drop all of the lunches into one or two large dry bags.  Name is essential if you wish to eat your own lunch.

Pick up will be at Terhune Park in Wayne around 1:00 PM. The Terhune Park entrance is NOT MARKED.  There is a fieldstone wall on the right hand side of the road just before getting to Lamoureaux Lane on the left. The driveway to the park is on the right through the opening in the stone wall.

I’d like to give you a precise pickup time, but pace is dictated by current, wind, and pace of the boys.  If we are way behind, or if river levels are too low, I will devise an alternate pick up and let people know by text or email or scout network …

There is no payment required for the trip.  I do need you to complete the survey so I know how many boats to prepare, and so I have contact information for the day. Sign-up will be posted soon.

Email or call Jim Angus with questions: angusj2002@gmail.com or (201) 236-5066.

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US Merchant Marine Academy Camporee 2017

Kings Point Eagle Scout Association 23rd Annual Camporee US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point New York Scoutmaster in Charge: Mr. John Curran Come join us for a Camporee at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.  Kings Point is one of the five federal service academies that train and educate officers for all […]

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Camp Turrell, July 23-29, 2017

2017.03.31 Advancement Weekend

What: New Scout Weekend
When: Friday, March 31 to Sunday April 2
Where: Camp Glen Grey, Oakland, NJ
Who: Scouts / Parents
Weather: Plan for rain or cool weather
Details: Troop 49 will depart the OLPH at 5:00 PM Friday night March 31 and Return Sunday April 2 at 10am. Scouts will be cabin camping unless otherwise requested.

Registration Page: Click Here!
Payment Page: Click Here!

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