Troop News

Thornton Quarry Tours

posted Jun 7, 2015, 7:38 PM by Bob Willson

The tours will be held on the Sundays listed below. The tours will be held every half hour between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 2:30 p.m.



·         Name

·         Preferred date

·         Time preference (Please list a first and second preference for half hour slots.)

·         Number of persons in your party


MWRD will contact you with a confirmation.



Available Dates


Sunday, June 7


Sunday, June 14


Sunday, June 28


Sunday, July 12


Sunday, July 19


Sunday, July 26




·         Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the assigned tour time to register and sign a waiver.

·         The address of the Thornton Quarry is 17041 S. Indiana Avenue (also called State Street), South Holland, IL 60473.

·         Each bus tour will be limited to 30 persons only and the tour will take no longer than 30 minutes.

·         Visitors must remain on the bus for all tours. No one will be allowed to exit the bus.

·         Visitors who arrive late or without notice will be placed on a “Stand By” list and may be allowed to fill in any extra seats, should there be any. 


Calling All Campers!

posted Apr 13, 2015, 10:38 AM by Bob Willson

Summer camp is FAST approaching.  Make sure you turn in your permission slip to Mrs. Burke ASAP.  There is tons of fun to be had. Don't miss out on this opportunity.  Sign-up is through the Troop, but you can find more information on Rainbow Council's website:!boy-scout-camp/c10d6.

Recent Eagle Scouts

posted Apr 13, 2015, 10:29 AM by Bob Willson

Congratulations to our recent Eagle Scouts, including the following:  Max Benedict, Ryan Gold, Shaun Johnson, Garrett Latham, Robert Mueller, Collin O'Donnell, Mike Sucharzewski, and Andrew Willson.  Visit the Voice of the Eagle Page to see the full listing of Troop 49 Eagle Scouts.  Well done gentlemen!

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 Troop Forty-Nine   [ updated Aug 28, 2013, 12:43 PM ]

Welcome New Scouts!

posted Feb 26, 2012, 11:00 AM by Troop Forty-Nine   [ 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 Troop Forty-Nine

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 Troop Forty-Nine

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 Troop Forty-Nine

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.

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