Troop 230 Eagle River, Alaska

Welcome to the website of Troop 230!


Troop 230 and Troop 219 make history as first scouts to hike to the Aniakchak Caldera. July 2012. Photo: Taylor H.

The Troop in Boy's Life

Hello and welcome to the site of Troop 230! We are an active Boy Scout troop based in Eagle River, Alaska. Visit our events page to see what is going on.

Seven Day Forecast:

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05/06/2016
Junior Leaders Training
05/07/2016

 

05/08/2016

 

05/09/2016

 

05/10/2016
Regular meeting
05/11/2016

 

05/12/2016

 

Scoutmaster Updates:

Date: 2016-05-02 16:34:34

Name: Update for May 3

This Tuesday, May 3, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  This meeting will be the last opportunity to sign up for the GAC Spring Camporee, May 13-15 at Camp Gorsuch.  The cost is $27 (cash only please).  The cost covers the $12 fee to the council as well as $15 for meals.  The theme for the camporee is “Lumberjack Games”. 

Troop Instructor, Eric Bonnes, is going to lead a Scouting Heritage competition between the Patrols at this Tuesday’s meeting.

Also, this meeting is the time to return clean and dry tents, tarps and Patrol boxes so our Quartermasters need to be present to receive and store the gear. We will also have a discussion about our recent campout and talk about what went well and what we can do better.

Junior Leaders Training (JLT):  At the TLC meeting held April 5th, the Scout leadership picked the evening of May 6 to hold the JLT.  This is a required leadership meeting for ALL elected and appointed Scouts.  This meeting will be held at the United Methodist Church of Chugiak, Friday May 6th, from 5-9PM.  There will be no food or drink provided so bring something to eat and drink.

Summer Camp:  Michelle Moore has been sending out numerous emails about Summer Camp with details, signup deadlines, merit badge signups and tshirt purchases.  Please check your emails for these important announcements as many deadlines are approaching or may have even passed.

Order of the Arrow:  The OA Spring Ordeal is scheduled for May 20-22 at Camp Gorsuch.  This is the first of two Ordeals this year that OA candidates can attend.  The deadline for signups is May 16 and is done online through the Great Alaska Council website.  There will be a celebration breakfast on the morning of May 22 for the candidates that pass the Ordeal.  This breakfast is a chance for parents/family to celebrate their Scout’s achievement.  Those that wish to attend this breakfast must also sign up through the Council website.




Date: 2016-04-25 14:36:30

Name: Update for April 26

This Tuesday, April 26, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  This Tuesday we will have final preparations for the Bird Ridge campout.  Scouts who have a Patrol box need to return it cleaned and ready for the trailer.  Patrols will have menu planning (which must be signed off by the SPL or a Scoutmaster), fill out a duty roster, and determine a grubmaster.  Scouts will determine tent partners and tents will be checked out.  Quartermasters will pack the trailer and grubmasters will receive their money.  Scouts can participate in a game if time remains.

Outdoor Activities:

Final payments are due for summer camp.  Please complete your payments during the meeting, not after.  Please see the email sent out April 19th from Michelle Moore about what payments are due. 

Signups continue for the Spring Camporee that will be held at Camp Gorsuch the weekend of May 13-15.  Cost is $27 to cover meals and GAC fees.  The theme is Lumberjack games which will involve Patrol competitions with knives, axes and saws.  Scouts need to have a Totin Chip in order to participate and be able to show their card when asked.  We will have a Totin Chip class at the Bird Ridge campout for those who have not earned their card.  If you have earned your card but do not have it, you must speak with Mr. Reber.




Date: 2016-04-17 19:33:05

Name: Update for April 19

This Tuesday, April 19, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  We will begin our preparations for the Bird Ridge campout, April 29-May 1.  This will also be the last day to sign up for this campout, cost is $20 (cash only).  The new Patrols will receive their new Patrol boxes.  They will inspect them to insure they are complete and have them cleaned.  We will also have a demonstration on how to set up the new Troop tents.  Quartermasters will make sure we have all necessary Troop gear for this campout.  Scouts below First Class will have pack checks.

Frog patrol is responsible for set up and the Eagles patrol is responsible for cleanup.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:

Signups will begin for the Great Alaska Council Spring Camporee held May 13-15 at Camp Gorsuch.  The theme of this camporee is “Lumberjack Games” with competitions between Patrols.  The cost of this campout is $27 (cash only).

Kayak Merit Badge Counselor needed:  The Great Alaska Council is in need of Kayak merit badge counselors.  Due to new regulations, specific training is needed to qualify as a counselor and this training is being offered by the Great Alaska Council.  They need counselors willing to work with other Troops in the Council, not just the Troop you are registered with.  Please see Mr. Reber if you are interested.




Date: 2016-04-10 23:34:30

Name: Update for April 12

This Tuesday, April 12, we will meet at the Gruening Middle School track for physical fitness activities until 7:30PM, then we will work on the Scouting for Food program by going door to door to hang flyers for food donations.  Dress is Class A.  We will need adult drivers to transport the Scouts.  We will return to the same neighborhoods on Saturday, April 16 to collect the food and drop it off at the collection site at Fred Meyer.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:

Sign ups will continue for the Bird Ridge campout, April 29-May 1.  Cost is $20 (cash only)  Last day to sign up will be April 19th.

At this past Scout leadership meeting, the decision was made for the Troop to attend the Great Alaska Council’s spring camporee, held on May 13-15.  Cost is $27 (cash only) per Scout, adults are free.  The theme of this event is “Lumberjack games".  We will begin signups this Tuesday and it will continue until May 3rd.  Since this is also the same weekend as a Chilkoot preliminary campout we will need a minimum of three adults to attend in order for this campout to proceed.




Date: 2016-03-20 14:34:50

Name: Update for March 22

This Tuesday, March 22, will be a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  Due to some schedule conflicts we have moved the elections to March 29.  This meeting we will begin initial preparations for our Bird Ridge campout by helping the Quartermasters with the cage.

ORDER OF THE ARROW:  OA elections will also be held on March 29 before our Troop elections.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIESSignups will continue for the Alaska Rock Gym outing scheduled for April 2-3.  Cost is $30 (cash or check) for Scouts and adults that attend.  Scouts must have filled out both the Troop permission slip and the liability form for the Alaska Rock Gym.  No Scout will be allowed to participate without BOTH those forms filled out.  Adults must also fill out an Alaska Rock Gym adult liability form as well.  Scouts must bring a helmet.  Scouts ages 14 and older can be trained to belay other climbers.

Signups will also begin for the Bird Ridge campout, April 29-May 1.  Cost is $20 (cash only)

Next Saturday, March 26, and Easter Sunday, March 27, the Lions Club needs our assistance with their Easter Egg hunt.  On Saturday the Lions need help cleaning Lions Park from 10AM to 1PM and on Sunday they need assistance with the food drive that they will have during the Easter Egg hunt.  If you want to help please sign up at this Tuesday’s meeting.

COMMITTEE MEETING:  There will be a Troop Committee meeting on March 29.




Date: 2016-03-06 14:57:03

Name: Update for March 8

This Tuesday, March 8, is our Troop Court of Honor and dress is Class A with sash.  This COH will have an Italian themed dinner and these Patrols have been assigned the following:

Main dishes:  Piranhas, Jr. Leaders

Side dishes:  Phoenix, Bears

Drinks/Ice:  Spartans, Platypus

Desserts:  Sharks

This Tuesday is also the deadline for leadership applications.  Please print off a copy of the leadership applications and fill it out complete with your parents signature.  I will not accept word of mouth, you must fill out the application and there will not be changes made the night of the election so please consider your choices carefully.  If you have any change to make to your application please let me know BEFORE the election.  The new Scout patrol leader and Troop Guide will be announced at this Court of Honor.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:  Signups will continue for the Alaska Rock Gym outing scheduled for April 2-3.  Cost is $30 for Scouts and adults that attend.  Scouts must have filled out both the Troop permission slip and the liability form for the Alaska Rock Gym.  No Scout will be allowed to participate without BOTH those forms filled out.  Adults must also fill out an Alaska Rock Gym adult liability form as well.  Scouts must bring a helmet.  Scouts ages 14 and older can be trained to belay other climbers.