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:
Date: 2014-03-02 16:25:51
Name: Update for March 4
This Tuesday, March 4, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A. This meeting Patrols will meet for the last time to review the past six months and discuss what went well and what could improve. This is also the deadline for applications for Leadership positions. Please make sure you fill out an application and have one of your parents sign it. Scouts below First Class should bring their books for possible rank sign offs.
We will also have new Scouts to welcome to the Troop. Crossing over from Pack 228 are Noah Rhein, Jon King, Carson Elkins, and Gavin Morrison.
Two meetings remain to sign up for the Alaska Rock Gym outing. Cost is $20. Signups continue for summer camp at Lost Lake as well. The deadline is April 15. Cost is $365 plus transportation.
Class B t shirts will be available for sale. $15 for sizes up to XL and $18 for XXL.
Date: 2014-02-24 15:51:40
Name: Update for February 25
Scoutmaster Update for February 25, 2014
This Tuesday, February 25, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A. Set up at 6:45pm.
Meeting Agenda: We’ll have an OA presentation and be working on various scout skills.
Outdoor Activities: Tuesday is the last day to sign up for the Snowmachine Outing Feb 28-Mar 2. Must meet criteria set by Mr. Gongliewski to attend. Also, signups will continue for the Rock Gym Lock In March 29 – cost $20 and Summer Camp at Lost Lake near Fairbanks July 7-12 – cost $365 plus transportation.
Advancement: If you are scheduled for a Scoutmaster Conference or Board of Review for Tuesday, don’t forget they will start at 6:00p sharp, with book and merit badge sash.
Crossovers: Everyone please welcome our new scouts who will be attending their first meeting as a boy scout: Jack Armentrout, Eli
Harris, Andrew Jones, and Cayden Sessler. They crossed over from Pack 219 last Saturday. We will need Scouts and Scoutmasters to sign up to attend Pack 228’s Crossover Friday, Feb 28, starting at 6:00p. Contact our Advancement Chair, if you’re interested.
Class B shirts: Troop shirts will be available at this meeting. The cost is $15 up to size XL and $18 for XXL.
Date: 2014-02-16 13:11:57
Name: Update for February 18
This Tuesday, February 18, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A. This meeting we will have the Scout Spirit contest for the Patrols. The Patrols will be judged on a number of categories to see which Patrol will win the “Rubber Chicken” award. The Pioneering merit badge will not be done at this meeting as ASM Tane Vincent is out of town. Patrols instead will go over their Patrol boxes to insure they are complete and clean. There will also be a short presentation on the upcoming OA elections.
Signups will also continue for the snowmachine outing March 1, the Rock Gym outing, and Summer Camp.
We need Scouts and Scoutmasters to sign up to attend the various Cub Scout crossovers.
This Tuesday will also be a parent’s meeting for the Yukon Canoe trip beginning at 7PM. There will be a meeting for Scouts attending the Yukon trip immediately after the Troop meeting at 8:30
Date: 2014-02-10 02:19:39
Name: Update for February 11
This Tuesday, February 11, is a Troop 230 Court of Honor. Dress is Class A with sash. Scouts should arrive at 6PM to help with setup so that we may start at 6:30PM.
Date: 2014-02-04 01:56:33
Name: Update for February 4
This Tuesday, February 4, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A. The Pioneering Merit Badge will continue with ASM Tane Vincent. Patrols will meet to prepare for a “Scout Spirit” contest that we will have on our February 18 meeting. Patrols will create Patrol yell or do a skit or song, Scouts will be judged on whether they are dressed correctly and know the Scout oath, law and slogan. The winning Patrol will receive a special award.
Next weekend, February 8-9, we will have a mini-camporee at Camp Carlquist. Cost is $10. Scouts will meet at Camp Carlquist between 11AM and noon on Saturday, Feb. 8 and we will spend the day doing various Scout activities. This could be an opportunity for Scouts to get items signed off for rank advancement so Scouts bring your Scout books! Scouts will spend the night in cabins or you can sleep outside if you want to get “Below Freezing” points. We will break around 9-10AM on Sunday. More information will be available at tomorrow’s meeting.
Also tomorrow we will have signups for the Snowmachine trip and the Rock Gym outings that will be held in March. We will also need Scouts and Scoutmasters to sign up to attend the various Pack crossovers that will be happening in February.
The following Tuesday, February 11, will be a Troop 230 Court of Honor. The theme is “American food” and an email will be sent out with the responsibilities for each Patrol and individual Scout. Please arrive at 18:00 so that we can get the Lions Club set up for an 18:30 start. All Rank Advancements and Merit Badge blue cards must be turned in by the end of our meeting tomorrow to be included for the Court of Honor.
With the new Webelos crossing over to our Troop, we are going to need New Scout Patrol leaders. If you are interested in becoming a New Scout Patrol leader, you need to have a written and signed application turned in to me by the end of tomorrow’s meeting. Candidates will need to interview for the position. How many Patrols we will set up depends on how many Webelos cross over.
Date: 2014-01-26 19:43:07
Name: Update for January 28
This Tuesday, January 28, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A. At this meeting we will have uniform inspections for all Scouts. Also at this meeting the Troop will be able to work on and earn the Pioneering Merit Badge. ASM Tane Vincent will be the instructor for this badge and it will be part of our meeting agenda for the next few weeks. Any Scout who would like to earn this badge please print off a copy of the merit badge worksheet and bring it to this upcoming meeting. You can find this worksheet at meritbadge.org or usscouts.org. Quartermasters who are not participating in the merit badge will work on the cage and any other Scouts not participating will be assigned to other activities.
We will also have Webelos visit from Packs 219, 228 and 224. Please make them feel welcome and show them what a great Troop 230 is!
Scouts—Cell phone use is prohibited during Scout meetings. Cell phones will be confiscated if used during the Scout meeting. If you have nothing to keep you busy, your SPL can certainly find something for you to do.
Unfortunately due to the unusual change in the weather the Scout campout to Otter Lake will not happen. Plans for an alternate event are being put together and I will let you know when things are finalized.