Troop News

Troop #49 Open House

posted Oct 27, 2014, 1:04 PM by B Willson

Boy Scout Troop #49 is holding an open house on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Harry E. Anderson VFW Post #9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox, IL 60451. Current Webelos scouts, all 5th grade boys and up, and parents, are invited to come out and learn about our Troop and the fun to be had by participating Boy Scouts. No prior scouting experience is necessary. Stay for the whole event or just pick up some information. You can also visit for more information.

Camp Skills Relay

posted Aug 28, 2013, 12:52 PM by Bob Willson

Check out Troop 49 Scouts in action in the camp skills relay broadcast on New Lenox local cable channel 6.  Click the following link for the video:

posted Aug 28, 2013, 12:34 PM by B Willson   [ updated Aug 28, 2013, 12:43 PM ]

Welcome New Scouts!

posted Feb 26, 2012, 11:00 AM by B Willson   [ updated Mar 25, 2013, 7:21 AM by Bob Willson ]

Welcome to all our new scout families, whether you are crossing over from Cub Scouts or transferring over from another troop.  We hope you find your experience rewarding and look forward to your participation.

ACT/SAT Prep Software FREE

posted Oct 27, 2011, 6:18 PM by B Willson

Families interested in obtaining the FREE $200 v6x SAT/ACT PowerPrep™ Programs may order online at or by calling 951-256-4076              951-256-4076      .

There is a fee of $13.84 (per standard program) which enables eKnowledge to provide technical and customer support, registration, licensure, processing, handling, and worldwide shipping. This nominal fee allows the sponsorship alliance to continue helping thousands of students each year.

Winter Camping Tips

posted Jan 10, 2011, 12:04 PM by B Willson

Check out the winter camping tips provided in the attached documents.  This is required reading for those attending the Klondike Derby!!

Attention Life Scouts!

posted Nov 12, 2010, 11:33 AM by Bob Willson

Do you know what you can be doing RIGHT NOW to prepare yourself for Eagle? Check out the Life to Eagle Guide prepared by one of council's veteran scouters.  Parents should read this too.

Did you know?

posted Sep 23, 2010, 5:36 PM by B Willson

That you can click the Links tab to the left and discover a wealth of information about scouting?  Included are links to our own Rainbow council and the all important cyberscouter newsletter where you can read about upcoming council and district activities.

Mike Rowe's Mom re Scouting

posted Aug 25, 2010, 1:50 PM by B Willson

Here is an interesting read for parents and those who might be interested in scouting:

Calendar Issues

posted Aug 25, 2010, 9:05 AM by B Willson

Please note that Google is having issues with their Calendar and Sites functionality that may cause calendar entries to display in time zones other than Central Time.  The bottom left corner of the calendar should indicate which time zone the calendar is displaying.  If in doubt about a date displayed on the troop website, click the link below for the master calendar which should display the correct times.

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