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:

Troop Elections






Junior Leaders Training




TLC meeting

Scoutmaster Updates:

Date: 2014-09-21 13:01:09

Name: Update for September 23

This Tuesday, September 23, is election night for Scout leadership.  Dress is Class A.  Those Scouts running for positions should consider bringing their sash.  We will elect a new Senior Patrol Leader, Quartermasters, and Patrol Leaders.  We will also divide the Troop into the new Patrols so all Scouts should plan on attending.

The Junior Leaders Training is mandatory for all new elected and appointed leaders.  It is scheduled for Saturday, September 27. More details to come.

This Tuesday is also the last day to order a Wiggy’s sleeping bag through the Troop with the Boy Scout discount.  The order form must be turned in by September 30.  The Wiggy’s sleeping bags are rated to 40 below which is essential for our winter campouts.  The Scout price is $305 (Regular price is $420).  Registered adults in the Troop can also take advantage of this sale.  This discount is only offered once a year so if you need a winter sleeping bag don’t miss this opportunity.

Signups continue for the Orienteering campout set for Friday, October 10 thru Sunday, October 12 at Gwen Lake on JBER.  The cost is $20 and you need to bring a foil dinner for Friday night.  Adult drivers who do not have base access need to sign up and provide full name, driver’s license number, state of issue and date of birth at Tuesday’s meeting in order to get on base.

Date: 2014-09-11 23:02:53

Name: Update for September 16

This Tuesday, September 16, is our Court of Honor.  Dress is Class A with sash.  We have a start time of 6:30PM.  Please arrive earlier to help set up tables and chairs.  This Court of Honor will have a dinner and the theme is “American” food.  The main course of hamburgers, hot dogs and buns will be provided by the Troop. These Patrols are responsible for the following:

Chips, Veggies and Side Dishes:  Zombies, Phoenix and Sharks

Drinks and Ice:  Jr. Leaders, Nomads

Desserts:  Bears and Spartans

This meeting is also the deadline for turning in leadership applications for the elections on September 23.  If you are First Class rank or higher, please consider running for a leadership position.

Scouts will also select their top Merit Badge choices for the November Lock-in.

The Wiggy sleeping bag order form will also be at this meeting if you are interested in ordering one.  The deadline for orders is September 30 to receive the Boy Scout discount.

Date: 2014-09-07 13:15:37

Name: Update for September 9

This Tuesday, September 9, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  We will have a mass casualty drill to fulfill part of the requirements for the Emergency Preparedness merit badge.  Our Court of Honor has been moved to Sept. 16.  To help prepare the slide show, any Scouts that would like to share pictures of our outings should bring those to this meeting on a flash drive.

Election reminder:  Scout elections are September 23 and the last day to submit an application is Sept. 16.

Date: 2014-09-01 21:15:38

Name: Update for September 2

This Tuesday, September 2, is a regular meeting and we return to Class A uniforms.  We are to review First Aid procedures in preparation for a Mass Trauma drill to help Scouts earn the Emergency Prep merit badge.  Also this Tuesday we will have signups for the Hatcher’s Pass day hike on Saturday, Sept 6 as well as signups for popcorn Show and Sells.

Wednesday, September 3, is the American Flag service project to take down the flags in Eagle River.  The more Scouts and adults we have the better.  Please come and help with this project!

This Saturday, Sept. 6, we will have a day hike at Hatcher’s Pass to explore the Independence Mine area and buildings.  We will meet at the Lions Club at 9AM to depart for Hatcher’s Pass and return to the Lions Club around 2PM.  There is no fee for this event.  Scouts should wear their Class A uniform and bring a day pack to carry a lunch and water bottle.  Scouts will need a signed permission slip and
we will also need adults to drive the Scouts.

The next Court of Honor is currently set for September 9 but it may be moved to the 16th to avoid conflicting with the Chugiak High open house.  To help with our slide show, if you have any pictures of our outings for the past 6 months, please put them on a flash card and bring them to this Tuesday’s meeting.

Troop Elections are September 23!!!  Don’t forget to fill out a leadership application and turn them into me.  Leadership applications MUST be signed by your parents.

Date: 2014-08-24 17:13:02

Name: Update for August 26

This Tuesday, August 26, is a regular meeting and dress is Class B.  Scouts will work on earning the Firem’n Chit and Quartermasters will work on cleaning up and organizing the cage. 

Our American Flag service project was scheduled for this Wednesday, August 27.  However due to school conflicts we will have to reschedule this for Friday, August 29 unless another adult can take on the coordinating efforts.  Please let me know if you can at Tuesday’s meeting.

On Saturday, September 6, we will have a day hike at Hatcher’s Pass exploring the mine buildings and hiking the area.  We will begin signups at this Tuesday’s meeting.  Scouts will need a signed permission slip and bring a lunch.  We will also need adult drivers.

POPCORN:  If you need a popcorn form there will be plenty available at Tuesday’s meeting.

Troop 230 will have a Court of Honor on Tuesday, September 9.  The theme is American Food.  These Patrols are responsible for the following:                  

Zombies, Phoenix and Sharks--Chips and Side Dishes 

Jr.Leaders and Nomads—Drinks and Ice      

Bears and Spartans—Desserts

The main dish of hamburgers, hot dogs and buns will be supplied by the adult leaders.


Troop elections are going to be on September 23.  The deadline for submitting a leadership application is September 16.  You can find the leadership application on the Troop website.

Date: 2014-08-19 02:19:47

Name: Update for August 19

Tuesday, August 19 there will be no meeting as school starts the next day.  We will have our next meeting on August 26 and dress will remain Class B until after Labor Day. 

Popcorn selling has begun.  If you have an order form you may begin door to door sales or sell online.