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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


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



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. 😉


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.


  • 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 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: 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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Newport Rhode Island, Naval War College, Camp Aquapaug, and more!

This trip is a rare and unique opportunity to see a very special part of New England and visit a military strategy school unique in the entire country.  Newport, Rhode Island, here we come!!

What/Where:  A camping trip to visit Aquapaug Scout Reservation, thirty minutes outside of Newport, Rhode Island

When: Saturday, April 8 through Monday, April 10 (beginning of Spring Break)

Why: To visit historical sites in Newport and the Naval War College (personal tour designed for Troop 49 Scouts!)

Fee: $65.00 for scouts, $55.00 for adults

Trip Registration:

Payment Page: Aquapaug.Newport 2017 Payment Page

Registration closes: March 17, 2017   Headcount goes to the War College in advance of our visit.
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Ramapo Mountains Backpacking Trip

What: Backpacking Trip

When: Friday, March 17th to Sunday March 19th

Where: Ramapo Mountains, NJ

Who: Scouts / Parents

Weather: It’s March.  Plan for cold weather with possibility of rain or snow!

Fee: $35.00.

Registration Page Link:

Payment Page LinkBackpacking 2017 Payment Page


Troop 49 is doing a Backpacking Trip! We will be hiking from Mahwah to Pompton Lakes.  This Backpacking trip is going to help scouts with physical fitness, mental awareness, leadership and outdoor skills.  It will be an opportunity for a life changing experience!

We are planning on hiking approximately 16 miles in total.  We will be doing a 2 mile hike to Camp Yaw Paw on Friday evening where we will camp the night.  Then continue 8 miles on Saturday from Camp Yaw Paw to Camp Glen Grey.  Finally end Sunday with a 6 mile hike to Wanaque

The route has been designed to offer a backpacking experience for new as well as seasoned backpackers.  If a scout or parent feels that they are having trouble completing the entire trek or if their schedule will not permit them to do so, we added some bailout/jump-in points. The following are points where there will be access for vehicles.

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2017.01.21 Klondike Derby – 4th of July at the Jersey Shore

Troop 49 will be participating in the annual Klondike Derby at Shephard Lake.  We will depart OLPH at 7:00 AM on the 21st, and will be home before 5:00 PM.  Lunch will be provided, but scouts should bring a bag with some snacks; this is required equipment on the sled.

Fee for the trip is $15.00.

Scouts are asked to register so that we have a proper headcount for food.

The complete event description is here: RVD Klondike 2017 Info and Details 12-27-16 V2

Sled inventory for planning is here:Klondike Sled Inventory 2017

Signup Here:

Payment Page: Klondike Payment Page 2017.01.21 v1

2017 Okemo Ski Trip

OKEMO Vermont Ski Trip, Feb 3-5th!

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

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!

Note: Although, the official trip is for February 3-5th, we actually have the house for an additional night on February 2nd. If you are interested in staying Thursday night, as well, please indicate this on your registration form. There is no additional cost for the accommodations at the house, but you are responsible for your own food and additional lift tickets, if desired.

Due to the sleep accommodation limitations at the house, a maximum of 25 people can stay at the house. Initially, we will be accepting sign-ups for sleeping at the house for Scouts only (23 Maximum on a first to register basis). If there is still room after the initial sign-up period (which ends December 22nd), family members will be accepted off a wait list. BUT DON’T WORRY! There is no limitation on the number of people who can attend this trip and we can all eat and hangout at the house. If there are insufficient sleeping arrangements at the House, you can check out accommodations at the very popular Homestyle Hostel, as well as a local hotels. If you are interesting in booking a room at the Hostel, visit

The following is the price if you are staying at the House:

  • Lift tickets for Saturday and Sunday, House accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights (as well as Thursday night, if desired), Saturday Breakfast and Dinner, Sunday Breakfast:

$175 for Scouts (as a result of a $75 troop subsidy), $250 for non-scout siblings ages 13-18, $269 for adults (an awesome deal!)

  • If needed, the group equipment rentals are available (contact Guy Dugas for information) If you will be skiing for the season, you may want to rent equipment for the season at home.
  • We will provide a snack to take to the mountain but, you are welcome to purchase lunch at the mountain.
  • You are responsible for arranging your own transportation via carpool.
  • If you are a non-scout sibling staying in accommodations other than the rental house, here are the following 2-Day group lift ticket prices: Adults- $125, Young Adult (age 13-18)- $106.
  • For those scouts who need to do cooking for advancement, merit badge work or because you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mr. Dugas.


Payment Information:

  • Payment for the trip is due in-full at time of registration using the links below that contains a Payment/Registration Form and Activity Consent Form. Printout and fully complete both forms and return with your payment to MR. HARPER (not Mr. Pappas). You will not be considered registered for the trip until these items are delivered to MR. HARPER.

Note: Your base payment of $50 (Scouts), $70 (non-scouts) is non-refundable unless we are able to either fill your spot or obtain a refund from OKEMO on a best efforts basis (NO GUARANTEE).





Please note we are limited to 26 people in the Hostel so please sign-up early to guarantee your spot. Also, if the scout is a new skier/snowboarder and is unable to negotiate the trails and lifts on his own, a parent or guardian must attend the trip. Also if a sibling will be attending, a parent /guardian must attend as well.

Important: All attendees must have an updated BSA medical form (Parts A&B) on file with Mrs. Burns. That means it must be dated within 1 year of 2/8/15.

If anyone is interested in completing the Snowsports merit badge, please contact Mr. Dugas.

You can contact Mr. Dugas if you have any questions or concerns via email or phone at, 201-788-1497.