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:



Yukon Canoe Trip








No regular meeting


Scoutmaster Updates:

Date: 2014-07-20 16:40:19

Name: Update for July 22

This Tuesday, July 22, is a regular meeting and dress is Class B.  Scouts will participate in various stations teaching Scout skills.  Scouts and Adults participating in the Yukon trip will finalize preparations.

Next week, July 29, there is no regular meeting but Board of Reviews will be conducted for those Scouts that need it for advancement.  If you need a Board of Review, you MUST speak with Mrs. Moore at this Tuesday’s (July 22) meeting.

Yukon High Adventure:  Participants in the Yukon River Canoe trip will depart on Thursday, July 24, at 9:00AM heading to Tok.  Plans are to pack food on Wednesday.  Correction to Yukon notes:  Mrs. Moore’s cell phone number is 242-6868.

Florida Sea Base 2015:  The deadline for commitment to the 2015 Florida Sea Base trip is the end of July.  Currently all 12 spaces for the trip are full but if you are not sure of your commitment please let myself or Mr. Gongliewski know as soon as possible to allow spots to be opened for other Scouts.  A partial payment of $250 is due at the beginning of August from all participants.

Date: 2014-07-14 16:24:33

Name: Update for July 15

Thanks to all those that made our trip to Lost Lake possible!!  The Scouts had a great time and earned lots of Merit Badges and some Scouts finished rank advancement requirements.

This Tuesday, July 15, is a PLC (Patrol Leaders Council) meeting for Scout leadership only.  Dress is Class B.  Scouts who attended summer camp should stop by to return their clean and dry Troop tents and any other Troop equipment.  Quartermasters will be needed at this meeting to help with this.

Yukon High Adventure:  There is a meeting this Tuesday, July 15, for the Yukon High Adventure trip.  Adults will meet from 7:30AM to 8:30PM.  Scouts who are going will meet at 8:30PM right after the PLC meeting.  A packing list for theYukon trip was emailed out to all participants.

Date: 2014-07-06 18:35:47

Name: Update for July 8

This Tuesday, July 8, there is no regular meeting, however the American flags in Eagle River need to be taken down.  All Scouts and Parents not attending summer camp need to meet at the Jitters parking lot at 6:30PM to help take down the flags.  Please bring a ladder if you have one.

Summer Camp news:  Scouts need to meet at the Lions Club no later than 5:30AM to allow for head counts, pack checks and packing of gear.  Scouts must be in their Class A uniform and don’t forget to bring a lunch and enough snacks to last till dinner at 6PM.  The bus leaves at 6:00AM.  Don’t be late or you may need to provide your own transportation to Lost Lake.  Please remember your rain gear (we have heard from Mr. Snider that it’s going to be a rainy week.)  Space for transporting bicycles to Lost Lake is limited, (only three Scouts have approval for bringing a bike and they have been contacted directly.)  If you bring a bike tomorrow morning you must be prepared to send it home if there is no room.  Bring your bike helmet, it is required.

Camp emergency contact phone numbers:  Lost Lake camp—907-488-8311 or Mr. Reber’s cell phone---907-242-1312.

Looking ahead to July 15, there will be a PLC meeting and the Quartermasters will be needed for the returning of summer camp gear.  All tents and tarps will need to be returned clean and dry on this date.

Date: 2014-06-30 18:17:38

Name: Scoutmaster Update for July 1

Troop 230 Scouts and Parents,

This is a busy week for Troop 230!

Tuesday, July 1, regular meeting and dress is Class B. 

Summer Camp:

If you are going to summer camp you do not want to miss this meeting!  We will prepare for summer camp by getting Troop gear together, assigning tent partners and distributing tents.  Important information about camp and transportation will also be discussed.  All Quartermasters and Librarians need to attend to help with gear and the checking out of Merit Badge books.  All Scouts should have received an email with the Merit Badge classes you are in for summer camp so you know what books you need.  This is also the last opportunity to pay for transportation to summer camp ($65) and turn in medical forms.  Adults that are going need to complete their Youth Protection certification and bring a copy of the certificate to this meeting.


Service Projects this week:

Please check calendar for details of each service project.

1. American Flag service project, Wednesday, July 2, 6:30p at Jitters.  

2. Lions Club “Fourth of July” celebration trash can duty at Lions Park, Thursday, July 3. Sign up for 2 hour shift starting at 7p or 9p. 

3. Lions Park Cleanup, Friday, July 4, 9:00a at Lions Park.


Date: 2014-06-23 14:05:34

Name: Update for June 24

This Tuesday, June 24, is a regular meeting and dress is Class B.  This meeting will be held outside as the Lions Club needs to use the building for a fundraiser.  We will have a pack check for those attending the Swan Lakes outing.  At that time each Scout will need to pack the food he is to carry, so make sure you pack with enough room to fit the food.  Quartermasters will be able to access the cage through the Lions Club back doors.

Also, Scouts and adults that are interested in going to the Florida Sea Base next year will have a short meeting after the Troop meeting to discuss requirements and costs.

Date: 2014-06-08 18:29:09

Name: Update for June 10

This Tuesday, June 10th, dress is class B, meet at Lion’s Club at 6:50p.

Your PLC voted to take advantage of the summer and bike to downtown Eagle River and back.  We will stop at Coldstone, bring money if you’d like a treat.  Also, bring your bike and a helmet if you want to participate.  Note:  Parents are encouraged to participate.

Outdoor Activities Update:

Nancy Lakes – please return any equipment that you borrowed.  Make sure everything is clean and dry.  If something is broken or not working please make sure you bring this to the Quartermaster’s attention.

Swan Lakes Canoe trip – sign ups closed last Tuesday.  If you are required to attend (part of the Yukon crew) and didn’t sign up, please let us know as soon as possible.  The cost is $150.

Yukon High Adventure – Final payments were due last Tuesday.  Please make sure to review the spreadsheet sent out last week to see
what you owe and if there is anything else you are missing (copy of current passports, health records, etc.).  Reminder, Mr. Epple will be available to notarize the “release and permissions” forms.  Both parents are required.

Summer Camp – There are still a few spots left  for Lost Lake summer camp at the early bird cost of $365 plus transportation.  Merit badge choices must be turned in immediately.  There will be a short (30 minute) summer camp meeting for parents at 8:30.  Please go through the attached camp leaders guide and come with any questions.  The transportation cost is $65 (unless you sold popcorn).  Note:  Adults attending summer camp must be registered with BSA (completed Adult application plus youth protection certificate).