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:
American Flag Service Project - set up
Russian Lakes Backpacking Trip
Troop TLC Meeting
American Flag Service Project - Memorial Day
Date: 2013-05-19 17:29:40
Name: Scoutmaster Update for May 21
Scoutmaster Update for May 21
Scouts and Parents,
This Tuesday, May 21, is a regular meeting. Dress is Class A. Scouts and adults that are going to Russian Lakes will meet to review plans. Scouts under First Class should bring their packed backpacks in for a pack check. Those of you going to Russian Lakes should have received a suggested packing list by email. If you have not received this list, please contact me at 622-6265. Remember to pack light but prepare for colder conditions. Scouts not going to Russian Lakes will work on other activities.
If you have not submitted your Merit Badge choices for summer camp please make sure you bring them on Tuesday.
This meeting is also the deadline for submitting Rank advancements and completed Merit Badges for the June 4 Court of Honor.
This Tuesday will be the last Troop meeting attended by (New Eagle Scout) Dakota Richardson and Asst. Scoutmaster Jesse Richardson, as they are moving to Texas. They have been very active members of our Troop. Please make sure you wish them well.
Wednesday, May 22, will be our American Flag service project. This project is an important event for our Troop. We hang approximately 100 flags in downtown Eagle River and need lots of help. We will meet at the Jitters parking lot at 6:30PM. Please
bring a ladder, must be over 6ft( Little Giants work great!). Scouts will dress in Class A uniform. We will take down the flags on Wednesday, May 29.
May 28th will be a TLC meeting. All scouts in elected positions and Asst. Scoutmasters should attend. Gear checked out for Russian Lakes should be cleaned and returned at this meeting.
Date: 2013-05-18 00:09:33
Name: Update for May 17
Congratulations to Dakota Richardson, our newest Troop 230 Eagle Scout!!
Date: 2013-05-12 17:13:50
Name: Scoutmaster Update for April 14
Scoutmaster Update for May 14
Thanks to Mr. Walters, Mr. Hobbs and all the adults for making the Bird Ridge campout a success!
Tuesday May 14 is a regular meeting. Dress is Class A. We will be reviewing the use of small stoves, hiking first aid, and how to pack light for a backpacking trip. This will be the final day to sign up for the Russian Lakes trip on May 24-26. Cost is $30 cash. There will also be a Committee/Adult meeting in the back from 7:30 to 8PM. This meeting is abbreviated to allow for final outdoor activity signups.
If you have signed up for the NRA Youth Sportsfest Firearms Safety Camp please fill out a Troop permission slip prior to the June
On June 4 we will have a Court of Honor. May 21st will be the deadline to turn in completed Merit Badge cards and for Rank advancements.
Finally, we still await Merit Badge selections for Summer Camp from a lot of scouts. Remember Merit Badge classes are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please get those in as soon as possible!!
Date: 2013-05-06 18:37:58
Name: Update for May 7
Scoutmaster Update for May 7
Troop 230 Scouts and Parents
Tuesday, May 7, is a PLC meeting. Dress is Class A. We will be setting the calendar for the next couple of months. Troop leaders please come prepared with any ideas for activities that we can use to fill our upcoming meetings.
Scouts that were sent home with tents, tarps or patrol boxes should be cleaning and/or drying them for return this Tuesday, May 7. Even if you are not required to attend the meeting because you are not a current leader, you must return the Troop equipment. Please make sure all equipment is clean and dry as some tents were found with mold in them last time because of improper care. All Quartermasters should be in attendance for this meeting to receive the equipment and check inventory (Including the equipment coordinators, Mr. Thompson and Mr. Crump).
Scouts that are attending summer camp need to stop by and bring their list of merit badges choices so that they can be registered. Please do not delay in this as we need to get this done as soon as possible.
We also need your t-shirt sizes if you wish to order a summer camp T-shirt.
If you have any questions please give me a call at 622-6265.
Troop 230 Scoutmaster
Date: 2013-04-28 19:08:42
Name: Scoutmaster Update for April 30
Troop 230 Scouts and Parents
This Tuesday, April 30, is a regular meeting. Dress is Class A. We will have a busy meeting preparing for the Bird Ridge outing so please arrive at 6:45PM so that we can start on time. Scouts First Class and below need to bring their packed backpacks to the meeting for a pack check. We will load the trailer and distribute troop tents. Class B tshirts will be available for purchase (cash or checks). Bird Ridge signups are closed but we are still continuing to take signups for Russian Lakes, cost is $30 (cash only). Summer Camp signups are still available but not at the early bird price unless you are a new scout. We will have Summer Camp Merit Badge information and will be taking Summer Camp tshirt orders (more information about camp tshirts will be available at the meeting).
Bird Ridge------The Troop will meet on Friday, May 3, at 6:30PM in the Lions Club parking lot intending to depart by 7PM. Scouts will
bring a precooked foil dinner with them to heat up when we arrive at Bird Ridge, all other scout meals will be prepared by the individual patrols. Parents and other family members are welcome to attend this campout and participate in the Bird Ridge hike. Families may bring a camper or RV but your scout is expected to camp and eat with the other scouts in the Troop. Parents can also bring their own tent and camp with the adults. All Scouts remember to bring an extra tarp to put under your tent and extra sleeping pads as you
will be sleeping on the parking lot surface this year. There will be an award given for the best Saturday breakfast and dinner. For
parents that need to pick up their scouts from the Lions Club on Sunday, please meet us there at 12 NOON sharp. The POC for the event is Asst. Scoutmaster Greg Hobbs.
If you need a Board of Review at the Bird Ridge outing please contact Mrs. Moore(Reber) ASAP.
Date: 2013-04-22 10:39:18
Name: Scoutmaster Update for April 23, 2013
Scoutmaster Update for April 23
We had a great time at the Alaska Rock Gym this past
weekend! Thanks to Asst. Scoutmaster
Curtis Vik for putting it together and all the parents who helped with
transportation and spent the night.
Tuesday, April 23 is a regular meeting. Dress is Class A. This meeting Ted Walters will do a class on
how to properly pack for a backpacking trip.
NOTE: All Scouts First Class and
under will be required to bring their packed backpacks for Bird to the April 30
meeting for inspection. Michael Reber,
Kaelan Raynes, and Ben Stewart will go over the proper use of the camp
stoves. All Patrols will work on
inspecting their patrol boxes, determining a meal plan for Bird Ridge, and
selecting a grubmaster. We will be
completing new Scout conferences at this meeting. If you haven’t completed yours yet, don’t
forget to bring your Scout book.
Requirements are listed on page 17.
This Tuesday will also be the final sign up day for the Bird
Ridge outing (May 3-5). We will also continue the signups for Russian Lakes (May
24-26). Cost for Bird Ridge is $20 cash
and Russian Lakes is $30 cash.
Anybody needing a Board of Review from now through the Bird
Ridge outing needs to contact our Advancement Chair, Mrs. Moore (Reber), as
soon as possible.