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.

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Scoutmaster Updates:

Date: 2014-11-23 15:50:27

Name: Update for November 25

This Tuesday, November 25, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  Scouts will work on lashings and knots, focusing especially on the bowline, taut-line, two half hitches, clove hitch, timber hitch and tripod lashings. 

On December 9 we will have our Court of Honor.  If you have any finished merit badges they need to be turned in at this November 25 meeting in order to receive them at the Court of Honor.

The Court of Honor will also have a food drive to benefit the Lions Club in the preparation of Christmas baskets that they give to the community.  Please bring 2 cans of food or other nonperishable food items (more if you wish) to the Lions Club the night of December 9.

Outdoor events:  We are currently looking for an alternate event to replace our annual Alyeska ski trip due to the lack of snow.  If anyone has an activity we can plan, please let me know.

Date: 2014-11-18 10:01:29

Name: Update for November 18

Today, November 18, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  Due to the lack of snow we will not be outside building quinzees as planned.  Instead we will have a short presentation on how a quinzee is made.  Patrols will also compete for the coveted “rubber chicken” award.  Also, some Merit Badge councilors will be available today to sign off on any other completed requirements for merit badges started during the lock-in.

Speaking of the lock-in, thanks to all the adults who gave of their time to help make the lock-in a great success! 

There will also be a Troop Committee meeting today in the back room of the Lions Club.

Date: 2014-11-06 00:37:11

Name: Update for November 11

Next Tuesday, November 11, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  As part of our service to the community we will have a food drive to benefit the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church’s food pantry.  Please bring two cans of food (or more if you wish) to Tuesday’s meeting.  In addition we will be outside for most of the meeting so please dress warm.  Scouts will work with the Troop stoves, Whisperlight stoves and the lanterns to insure that everyone knows how to properly use them.  If there is any remaining time the Scouts will play a game.  Troop Librarians will make the Library available for any Scout that needs to check out Merit Badge books.  Scouts--if you have checked out Merit Badge books in the past and are done with them please return those so other Scouts
can use them.

Date: 2014-11-02 19:24:15

Name: Update for November 4

This Tuesday, November 4, is pool night at the Chugiak High School pool.  Cost is $3.  Please arrive around 7PM in your class B uniform and bring a completed permission slip.  Free swim is open from 7:30 to 9PM.  Scouts who are able and ready to take the Second or First Class swim test may do so at pool night (remember to bring your Scout book.)

Merit badge lock-in signups continue Tuesday.  Cost is $35 if you sold $400 worth of popcorn, otherwise it is $65.  Adults are free. Don’t forget to sign up for your Merit Badge classes.  You can print out the worksheets for your Merit Badge choices and start the prerequisite work.

Date: 2014-10-26 15:04:45

Name: Update for October 28

This Tuesday, October 28, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  This was originally scheduled as a PLC meeting but we need the opportunity to continue Merit Badge lock-in signups and rechartering.  Librarians will check out Merit Badge books.  Scouts who have not yet achieved First Class rank should bring their Scout books to check their advancement progress.

Rechartering and Merit badge lock-in signups continue at this meeting as well.  Merit badge lock in fees are $35 if you sold at least $400 worth of popcorn, $65 if you did not.  Remember you must also sign up for the merit badge classes not just fill in a Troop permission slip.

Wiggy bags are in. If you ordered a Wiggy’s bag please pick it up at this Tuesday’s meeting.

Scouts please remember that if you need a Board of Review you MUST have your Scoutmaster Conference first before you can schedule
one.  For your Scoutmaster Conference you need to make sure your uniform is proper, all patches must be correct, sewn on and bring your merit badge sash.  If your uniform is not correct you cannot have a Scoutmaster Conference until it is correct.  If you need patches please see the Advancement chair, Mrs. Knaak.

Date: 2014-10-20 00:27:54

Name: Update for October 21

This Tuesday, October 21, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  This meeting we will have a presentation to the Scouts about cold weather camping, what to bring and how to pack.  All Scouts who were on the Orienteering campout need to bring their clean and dry tents, tarps and Patrol boxes to this meeting.  The Librarians will be working with the Troop library, checking out books and preparing for the upcoming Merit Badge lock-in. 

Speaking of Merit Badges, our new Advancement Chair is Mrs. Barbara Knaak who is taking over for Mrs. Michelle Moore.  If you have any questions about Merit Badges or need a Board of Review please talk to Mrs. Knaak.  Remember:  You must complete your Scoutmaster Conference with the Scoutmaster or Asst. Scoutmaster before you can schedule a Board of Review. 

Upcoming Events:

The JLT (Junior Leaders Training) for our Troop is currently scheduled for Saturday, October 25, from 8:30AM to 1:30PM at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on the Old Glenn Hwy.  This meeting is required for all Scout leaders whether you have attended one before or not.  It is an opportunity for the SPL to set the agenda for the Troop and to make sure we all work together toward that goal.

The Lions Club will be holding their Gun Show the weekend of Oct. 25-26.  They will need Scouts on Sunday, October 26, to help clean up by putting away the tables and chairs and some sweeping.  It does not take very long and it counts towards service hours.  If you can help, please arrive between 3:30-4PM at the Lions Club in your class B uniform.