About Troop 49

Welcome to Troop 49.


We are excited that you are visiting our website.


We have been a chartered member of the Black River District of the Patriots' Path Council since 1980, and serve scouts in Jefferson Township and neighboring towns.

Our charter organization is American Legion Post 423, located on Legion Road, Oak Ridge, New Jersey.We meet on Tuesdays, from 7:30-9:00 PM during the school year and in the summer.


Troop 49 has a strong and active boy run program based upon the guidelines set up by the National Boy Scouts of America. Our Patrol Leaders Council meets routinely to conduct long and short term planning for weekly meetings and outdoor programs. Our youth leaders participate in local and national Youth Leadership Training (YLT) programs.


We are fortunate to also have dedicated adult leaders and parents to help guide the scouts to run their troop. Our adult leaders include Scoutmasters and Troop Committee members.They have undertaken advanced scouting training, including Wood badge, Scout Leader Training, Youth Protection, CPR, Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Weather Risks, Trek Safely, and Climb on Safely. Our adult leaders make sure that all activities follow the Guidelines for Safe Scouting publication.

All of Troop 49 parents are encouraged to participate as much as they can.Many choose to help lead an individual outing, participate in our Parent’s Club, or become merit badge counselors.Together, this teamwork combines to provide all of our scouts with a fun-filled experience that allows them to achieve their scouting goals.


We want each of our scouts to:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Become responsible citizens
  • Participate in challenging outdoor activities
  • Achieve timely BSA rank advancement
  • Reap the reward of self-satisfaction that comes with community service


Highlights of our annual calendar include:

  • Monthly overnight camping trips
  • Backpacking on the Appalachian Trail in the Fall
  • Cabin camping in the winter
  • January “freeze-out” tent camping
  • Downhill ski trip
  • A historic trail hike (e.g. Gettysburg, Valley Forge, Patriot’s Path, Boston Freedom Trail)
  • Family camping in the spring
  • “Hike of the month” day hikes
  • Orientation/advancement camp for new scouts in the spring
  • Family Picnic in June
  • District/Council camporees
  • A week of summer camp at Sabbattis Scout Reservation in the Adirondacks


Annual community service projects include:

  • Clean-up of the American Legion property
  • New Hope Food Pantry
  • Toys for Tots
  • Cozy Lake Road adopt-a-road cleanup
  • Eagle Scout service projects for community non-profit organizations & local schools