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:

OA Spring Ordeal
Gorsuch Hard Hat day
Bike Hike to Eagle Glenn




Memorial Day
Regular meeting
Flag Service Project




Scoutmaster Updates:

Date: 2015-05-18 22:46:05

Name: Update for May 19

This Tuesday, May 19, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  This meeting the Cobra patrol will lead the Troop on a hike to the Eagle River bridge and back so bring a water bottle and good walking/hiking shoes.  Please arrive on time so we can start on time as many Scouts need to get back home to study for finals.

Outdoor activities:

Our Flag service project for the Eagle River community is this Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30PM.  We will meet at Jitters and go hang the American flags along the Old Glenn Hwy and Business Blvd.  This is our service to the community to recognize Memorial Day.  The more Scouts and parents we have, the faster this project gets completed.  Please bring a lightweight 6ft. ladder if you have one and wear your Class B uniform.  POC:  ASM Dennis Sessler.


                        Signups will continue for the Mining campout scheduled for June 5-7. 


Scouts please remember:

            Our Troop uniform consists of the green BSA pants, BSA tan shirt, the red Troop 230 undershirt and neckerchief and slide.  Jeans, sweat pants, gym shorts, tank tops are not Troop 230 wear.  The dress code is not only required for our Troop meetings but also campouts.  Your uniform must also have the proper patches on them including rank badge, Troop position and patrol patch.  You cannot have a Scoutmaster conference or a Board of Review without the proper uniform and proper patches.


            Summer has arrived and so many other activities are going to fill up your calendars.  However, participation in the Troop is needed to fulfill the requirement of being “active in the Troop” which is necessary for rank advancement.  This is especially important if you are hoping to have a leadership requirement filled.  Being elected or assigned a position does not automatically mean you get credit for the job being done.

Date: 2015-05-11 10:01:30

Name: Update for May 12

This Tuesday, May 12, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  We will have a bike rodeo outside to demonstrate bike skills led by the Spartans patrol.  Scouts should bring their bike and a bike helmet.

Committee meeting:  There will be a Troop Committee meeting this Tuesday.

Outdoor Events:  We will try to work in signups for the Eklutna Bike Hike and the Mining campout around the committee meeting.

Flag service project:  The Eagle River flag service project is Wednesday, May 20.           

Summer Camp:  If you have not sent Mrs. Moore your merit badge requests for summer camp you need to do that ASAP.  Some merit badge classes have limited numbers and can fill quickly.

Order of the Arrow:  OA election results will be announced at this Tuesday’s meeting.  The OA Spring Ordeal is May 22-24.  OA members and candidates can register online through the Great Alaska Council website. The deadline for registration is Monday, May 18.

Date: 2015-05-03 16:15:31

Name: Update for May 5

This Tuesday, May 5, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  The Sharks patrol will do a demonstration on campout food and cooking while the Owls patrol will review cooking safety and first aid.

Committee meeting:  This Tuesday there will also be a Troop Committee meeting in the back of the Lions Club.

Outdoor Activities:  There will be signups for the Eklutna overnight bike hike that will be held May 15-17.  Cost is $25.

Relay for Life:  The Relay for Life is being held this coming weekend starting at 6:00PM Friday, May 8 and ending at noon Saturday, May 9.  They are still looking for Scouts to help set up on Friday and take down on Saturday.  They also would like a Scout crew to start the event with a flag ceremony.  Please let me know if you can help with this event.

Date: 2015-04-27 01:24:54

Name: Update for April 28

This Tuesday, April 28, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  This meeting we will have Troop elections for Scouts who are eligible for Order of the Arrow membership.  After the election, the Owls patrol is organizing a bike ride in the surrounding neighborhood (weather permitting).  So bring a bike, helmet and water bottle.  We will also have volunteer signups for the Relay for Life (Flag ceremony, set up, clean up and take down).

Signups continue for summer camp.  This is the last day you can register for the lower fee of $375.  After this Tuesday you can still sign up but the fee raises to $420.  We have plenty of spots available and the Scouts had a great time at Lost Lake last year.  Please see the summer camp emails from Michelle Moore for more information.

Next weekend, Saturday, May 2 is another Bike outing in preparation for the High Adventure bike trip.  More information will be available at Tuesday’s meeting.

Date: 2015-04-18 12:07:52

Name: Update for April 21

This Tuesday, April 21, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  Our meeting location has changed for this week.  We are meeting at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 18444 Old Glenn Hwy.  Flags are still at 7PM so please arrive at 6:45-6:50PM so we can start on time because we have a lot to do.  We will work on preparing for the Bird Ridge campout.  We will have tent distribution and tent instruction put on by the Cobras patrol.  Patrols will determine their menus for the campout and get money for their appointed grubmasters.  There will be a pack inspection for Scouts below First Class.  Scouts who took the Patrol boxes home should return them on Tuesday so they can be packed into the trailer.  If time is available we will also have the Rubber Chicken award contest and the Sharks patrol/Troop Instructors will start Tenderfoot tests outside.

This Tuesday, Mr. Finley will be bringing the red Troop t-shirts for purchase.  The red Troop shirts are a required part of the Scout uniform so if you are in need of those you can purchase them this coming meeting.

Please go over your uniform and make sure all patches are correct and in place.  We will start having uniform inspections to make sure everyone’s uniform is proper.  You cannot have a Scoutmaster Conference or a Board of Review if your uniform is not correct.

Date: 2015-04-13 10:20:09

Name: Update for April 14

This Tuesday, April 14, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  The Spartans patrol will head up a presentation on what to pack for the Bird Ridge campout and our other summer campouts.  They will also show the Troop what to pack for a bike trip.  Afterward the patrols will get together to go through their patrol boxes to make sure it is complete and send it home with someone to clean.  Patrols will also determine their menus for the campout.

There will be a High Adventure Bike Trip meeting immediately following the Troop meeting at 8:30PM.

Outdoor Activities:  Signups will continue for the Bird Ridge outing as well as summer camp.