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:



Orienteering Campout






Filling Popcorn Orders




Scoutmaster Updates:

Date: 2015-10-04 14:06:43

Name: Update for October 6

This Tuesday, October 6, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  We will be making final preparations for the orienteering campout, October 9-11, at Camp Gorsuch.  Signups are closed but if you have not paid yet please bring in your money at the beginning of the meeting so that we can distribute to the grubmasters in a timely manner.  Cost is $25 (cash, not checks). Quartermasters will pack the trailer and distribute tents, Patrols will prepare their menus, and grubmasters will receive their money.  Scouts who were sent home with a Patrol box need to return it this Tuesday.

POPCORN:  This is the final day to turn in ALL popcorn sales (order form sheets tallied), unsold checked-out popcorn, and any collected money.

Wiggy’s Sleeping Bags:  Deadline for Wiggy bag orders is this Tuesday.  Please fill out the order form slip at Tuesday’s meeting.  Checks should be made out to Wiggy’s Alaska.

Date: 2015-09-27 17:21:02

Name: Update for September 29

This Tuesday, September 29, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  Signups will continue for the Orienteering campout at Camp Gorsuch.  Cost is $25 (cash only, no checks).  Scouts will review map and compass skills needed for the orienteering campout.  There will also be an opportunity for Scouts to make a pace counter to use as well.  New Patrols will also check their Patrol boxes to insure they are complete and clean.

Junior Leader Training (JLT):  Attendance is required for all new Scout leaders, both elected and appointed even if you have attended one before.  It is tentatively planned for Friday, October 2 from 5 to 8PM at the United Methodist Church of Chugiak.  We will discuss this event further at this Tuesday’s meeting.

Popcorn Sales:  Continue selling door to door and sign up for one or more of the Show and Sell times.

Wiggy sleeping bags:  The Wiggy sleeping bag signup sheets will be at this Tuesday’s meeting.  This is a great opportunity to buy a Wiggy’s bag at a discounted cost.  Deadline for purchase is October 6.

Date: 2015-09-21 16:50:01

Name: Update for September 22

This Tuesday, September 22, is our Scout elections and dress is Class A.  Scouts will vote on our next SPL, Quartermasters, and Patrol leaders.  All other positions will be appointed by the Scoutmaster.  There will be a short meeting before the election with the Scoutmaster for all Scouts that filled out an application whether the position is an elected or appointed one.  Scouts will then be sorted into new Scout patrols and if you are not in attendance election night you will be assigned to a patrol.

Orienteering Campout:  Due to activities on base, Gwen Lake is not available to use the entire month of October.  We are planning to move the campout to Camp Gorsuch and it is still scheduled for the weekend of October 9-11.  We still need an adult crew to lead this campout, especially plotting the orienteering course.  Please let Mr. Reber know this Tuesday if you can help.

Popcorn Sales:  Please sign up for Show and Sell times at this Tuesday’s meeting if you have not done so already.  Remember that this is the major fundraiser for Troop 230!!

Pack 219 Crossover:  Pack 219 already has eight Webelos 2 ready to crossover into Troop 230.  The crossover is scheduled for Sunday, October 18 at Riverside Community Church.  We will need some Scouts to help with welcoming our new Scouts.  Please let Mr. Reber know if you can help.

Date: 2015-09-06 18:19:41

Name: Update for September 8

This Tuesday, September 8, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  Scouts will begin preparations for the Denali district camporee on September 18-20.  Construction of the trebuchet will begin.  Other Scouts will check Patrol boxes and prepare menus.  Patrol boxes will be sent home for cleaning. This Tuesday will be the last day to sign up for the campout so make sure to get signed up and parents need to fill out a permission slip.  The cost is $30 (CASH ONLY, no checks).  We also need adults to drive and camp as well.

Popcorn:  Start selling popcorn in your neighborhoods and make sure you sign up for a time at the various show and sell opportunities with our Troop.

Outdoor Events:  The Orienteering campout at Gwen Lake is scheduled for October 9-11.  We will begin signups this Tuesday for this campout as well.  Cost is $25 (CASH ONLY, no checks). 

Scout elections:  Elections are September 22 and the deadline for applications is September 15.  Leadership positions are available for Scouts First Class rank and above.  You can find the application form on the Troop website and your parent’s signature is required.  Remember that if you run for position you are expected to fulfill the job requirements that come with that position.

Date: 2015-08-30 17:01:27

Name: Update for September 1

This Tuesday, September 1, is a regular meeting and dress is back to Class A.  This Tuesday, if a plan is available, the Scouts will begin work on a trebuchet to use at the Denali District Fall Camporee which will be held on September 18-20.  Troop Quartermasters will work on the Troop cage and pull the flags that will be used for our Eagle River flag project.

OUTDOOR EVENTS:   Troop 230 is tentatively planning to attend the Denali District Fall Camporee that will be held on the weekend of September 18-20 at the South Rolly Campground on the Nancy Lake parkway. The theme for this campout is Pum’kin Chunkin’ and the idea is to bring a trebuchet large enough to throw a pumpkin. The fee is currently set at $26.  We will also need drivers to take Scouts to and from the campout.  We do not yet have an adult to take the lead on this trip but we will begin signups this Tuesday.

FLAG SERVICE:  This Wednesday, September 2, will be our Troop flag service for the Eagle River community to celebrate Labor Day.  We will meet in the Jitters parking lot at 6PM.  Wear your Class B uniforms and bring a lightweight 6ft ladder if you have one available.  We can use all the help we can get and it goes a lot easier the more help we get.

SCOUT ELECTIONS:  Elections will be held on September 22.  Scouts who are First Class rank and above are eligible to run for position.  You can find an election form on the Troop website and the deadline for applications is September 15.


Scouts please remember to bring your popcorn sales sheets in weekly to meetings.

September 1:  If you have over $200 in popcorn sales/donations on your sheet you will get entered into a prize drawing we will do at the meeting.

September 8:  You will get another entry in the prize drawing if you have over $300 in sales.

Also, once your name is drawn that prize slip is out, but you can win more than one prize if you are eligible more than one week.

Please try to ask people if they would like to support your scouting ventures instead of asking if they would like to purchase popcorn.

Be willing to share about the scouting activities you enjoy.

Date: 2015-08-23 19:19:56

Name: Update for August 25

This Tuesday, August 25, is a Troop 230 Court of Honor.  Dress is Class A with sash.  The Lion’s Club is not available, so this Court of Honor will be held at “Dan’s Palace” out at Camp Gorsuch.  Please pull into the camp and park in the areas around the Dining Hall and “Dan’s Palace.”  Scouts should arrive at 6PM to help with setup so that we may start at 6:30PM.  This Court of Honor will have Pizza provided by the troop and Patrols will need to provide beverages and veggies and/or salads to go with the pizza. 

Patrols are responsible for bringing the following:

Beverages:  Jr. Leaders, Sharks, and Spartans

Veggies and Salads:  Cobras, Bears, Flaming Arrows, and Owls