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:









Neon Bowling




Scoutmaster Updates:

Date: 2014-12-21 16:39:41

Name: Update for December 23 and 30

This Tuesday, December 23, and next Tuesday, December 30, there will be no Scout meetings.  I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!  I look forward to seeing everyone at our next regular Troop meeting on January 6.

The Eagle River Lions Club is holding a Christmas Day dinner from 12 to 2PM.  Please consider giving back to our chartered organization by setting up, serving, or cleaning up.  

On Saturday, December 27, we will do neon bowling at the Eagle River Bowl from 7 to 9PM.  Cost is $13.  If you did not get signed up to attend please let me know by next Friday, December 26. 

Upcoming events:  We have a winter campout set for Otter Lake at JBER on January 16-18.  Signups will begin on January 6.  Scouts should start preparing for the campout by consulting the winter campout checklist to make sure you have the proper gear (see attached).  Too many Scouts were unprepared at the Orienteering campout so we will have pack checks Tuesday, January 6, for Scouts below First Class rank.  More information to come.

Date: 2014-12-14 18:16:33

Name: Update for December 16

This Tuesday, December 16, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  The Scouts asked for a wrapped gift exchange to occur amongst themselves.  They set a dollar value of no greater than $10.  There will be some cookies and drinks provided and the Scouts can play games as a way to ease into the Christmas holiday.

Thanks to all of you who brought food at our Court of Honor to help the Lions with their Christmas baskets!!!

Due to the lack of snow our Alyeska ski trip was cancelled and the Scouts voted to have a night of Neon Bowling instead.  So on Saturday, December 27, we will have Neon Bowling at the Eagle River bowl from 7-9PM.  The cost for bowling and shoes is $13.  You can pay at the event but I need an RSVP as soon as possible to make sure I reserved enough lanes.  Please either contact me at this Tuesday’s meeting or email me if you intend to go.  A Troop permission slip will need to be filled out as well.

POPCORN SALES:  All Scouts who did door-to-door sales MUST get their money in to this Tuesday’s meeting even if you are unable to stay.

Date: 2014-12-11 20:22:21

Name: Update for December 11

Congratulations to Erik Korzon, new Eagle Scout from Troop 230!!!!

Date: 2014-12-07 18:12:25

Name: Update for December 9

This Tuesday, December 9, is our Court of Honor. Dress is Class A with sash.  Please note that we are starting at 6:30PM in order to set up and have a timely finish. 

Date: 2014-11-30 12:45:56

Name: Update for December 2

This Tuesday, December 2, is a PLC meeting for Scout leaders and Adult leaders (other Scouts are welcome to attend). Dress is Class A. We will plan the Troop meetings for the next month so please arrive with some ideas.

The Tuesday after, December 9, is our Court of Honor.  There will be food but there is no particular theme. Patrols are responsible for the following:

Main dishes: Jr. Leaders and Spartans

Side dishes: Zombies, Nomads

Drinks/Ice: Scorpions

Desserts: Sharks

We will also need photos to give our Historians for a slide show. If you have any good photos of our last few outings (Orienteering, Lockin or any other event) please put them on a flash drive and bring them to our PLC meeting so we can get them to our Historians.

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.