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:

Bike Hike
Bike Hike (Alternate date)


Regular meeting




Bird Ridge Outing
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills


Scoutmaster Updates:

Date: 2015-04-18 12:07:52

Name: Update for April 21

This Tuesday, April 21, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  Our meeting location has changed for this week.  We are meeting at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 18444 Old Glenn Hwy.  Flags are still at 7PM so please arrive at 6:45-6:50PM so we can start on time because we have a lot to do.  We will work on preparing for the Bird Ridge campout.  We will have tent distribution and tent instruction put on by the Cobras patrol.  Patrols will determine their menus for the campout and get money for their appointed grubmasters.  There will be a pack inspection for Scouts below First Class.  Scouts who took the Patrol boxes home should return them on Tuesday so they can be packed into the trailer.  If time is available we will also have the Rubber Chicken award contest and the Sharks patrol/Troop Instructors will start Tenderfoot tests outside.

This Tuesday, Mr. Finley will be bringing the red Troop t-shirts for purchase.  The red Troop shirts are a required part of the Scout uniform so if you are in need of those you can purchase them this coming meeting.

Please go over your uniform and make sure all patches are correct and in place.  We will start having uniform inspections to make sure everyone’s uniform is proper.  You cannot have a Scoutmaster Conference or a Board of Review if your uniform is not correct.

Date: 2015-04-13 10:20:09

Name: Update for April 14

This Tuesday, April 14, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  The Spartans patrol will head up a presentation on what to pack for the Bird Ridge campout and our other summer campouts.  They will also show the Troop what to pack for a bike trip.  Afterward the patrols will get together to go through their patrol boxes to make sure it is complete and send it home with someone to clean.  Patrols will also determine their menus for the campout.

There will be a High Adventure Bike Trip meeting immediately following the Troop meeting at 8:30PM.

Outdoor Activities:  Signups will continue for the Bird Ridge outing as well as summer camp.

Date: 2015-04-05 16:20:21

Name: Update for April 7

This Tuesday, April 7, we will have swim night at the Chugiak High School pool.  Cost is $3 paid at the pool window.  Scouts should arrive around 7pm in your class B uniform.  Come to the pool with a signed permission slip.  Scouts who are ready and wish to have the swim requirements signed off for rank advancement should bring their Scout book.

Upcoming events include:

Next week the Troop will be participating in the Scouting for Food program.  We need Scouts and Parents to help distribute flyers to neighborhood houses on Wednesday, April 8 and pick up the food and take it to Fred Meyer on Saturday, April 11.  Please respond to Mr. Reber if you can help.

Next Saturday, April 11 is also an event at Camp Gorsuch to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow.  OA members can sign up on the Great Alaska Council website.

Tuesday, April 14, will be a regular meeting and dress will be Class A.  We will continue signups for the Bird Ridge outing and summer camp.  The Scouts will start working on getting ready for the Bird Ridge campout.

Date: 2015-03-29 17:35:52

Name: Update for March 31

This Tuesday, March 31, is a TLC (Total Leadership Council) meeting, not a regular Troop meeting. Dress is Class A.  This meeting is for all newly elected and appointed leaders.  We will discuss the plans for our Troop activities for the upcoming months.

Next Tuesday, April 7, is swim night at Chugiak High School pool.  Cost is $3.  We will meet at 7PM in our Class B uniforms at the Chugiak High School pool.  Scouts can either just have fun or can try to finish swimming rank requirements if they are ready to do so.

Date: 2015-03-26 23:03:21

Name: Update for March 26

Congratulations to Robert Arnold, newest Troop 230 Eagle Scout!!!!

Date: 2015-03-16 02:56:07

Name: Update for March 17

This Tuesday, March 17, is Troop Election Day.  Dress is Class A and candidates should wear their sash.  We will elect our new Senior Patrol Leader, Quartermasters and Patrol Leaders.  Other positions will be appointed after the election and new patrols will be assigned as well.  Scouts who are not present at Tuesday’s meeting will be assigned to patrols, so make sure you attend. 

We will also continue signups for the Alaska Rock Gym outing (March 28-29) as well as Lost Lake summer camp (July 5-12).  Scouts that are attending the Rock Gym outing must fill out an Alaska Rock Gym liability release form in addition to the Troop permission form.  You can find their form on the Alaska Rock Gym website.

OA members:   The Spring fellowship is this weekend (March 20-22).  If you are an OA member and wish to attend, the deadline for signing up is Monday, March 16, at midnight.  You can sign up through the Great Alaska Council website.