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:

Today

 

05/30/2016
Memorial Day
05/31/2016
Parents meeting
06/01/2016
Flag Service
06/02/2016

 

06/03/2016
OA National Leadership Seminar
06/04/2016

 

06/05/2016

 

Scoutmaster Updates:

Date: 2016-05-23 12:32:17

Name: Update for May 24

This Tuesday, May 24, is not a regular meeting but a PLC (Patrol Leaders Council) meeting.  This meeting is for Scout leadership only and Scoutmasters.  Dress is Class B for the summer.  We will determine the Troop activities for the next few weeks.

Committee meeting:  This Tuesday, May 24, there will also be a Troop Committee meeting.

Flag Service Project:  Troop 230 will have our Flag Service project this Wednesday, May 25.  We will hang American flags in the Eagle River community in honor of Memorial Day weekend.  We will meet in the Jitters parking lot at 6:15PM.  Wear your Class B uniform and bring a 6ft ladder if you have one.  We need all the help we can get.  The more help we get the faster we can complete this project.

Parents Meeting:  There will be a parents meeting next Tuesday, May 31.




Date: 2016-05-15 15:57:05

Name: Update for May 17

This Tuesday, May 17, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  This meeting we will have an instruction on tying lashings from our Troop Instructors.  This information is important for one of the rank advancement signoffs.  Afterwards Scouts will go outside for a game.  Scouts who took a tent home from the Spring Camporee should return those clean and dry on Tuesday.

Upcoming Events:

May 24:  PLC (Patrol Leaders Council)

May 25 (Wednesday):  Troop Flag Service project

May 28-29:  Hanging Glacier campout

May 31:  Parents Meeting (Scouts will have outdoor activities)

June 7:  Troop 230 Court of Honor (Scouts-Get your completed merit badge cards right away in order to receive by this COH)

Summer Camp:  Sign up for your merit badge classes if you haven’t done so already.

Order of the Arrow:  The first OA Ordeal for newly elected Troop candidates will be held on May 20-22.  The deadline to signup is May 16 and is done online through the Great Alaska Council website.




Date: 2016-05-09 09:57:26

Name: Update for May 10

This Tuesday, May 10, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  We will have preparations for the GAC Spring Camporee this weekend, May 13-15 (Signups are closed).  Scouts will choose a menu, pick a grubmaster, determine tent partners, and check patrol boxes.  We will then go practice some of the events for Patrol competitions.

Chilkoot High Adventure:  The Chilkoot crew will also have preparations this Tuesday for their Peters Creek campout this weekend.

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: 2016-05-02 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.