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:







Regular meeting




Bird Creek Campout


Scoutmaster Updates:

Date: 2014-04-13 15:46:01

Name: Update for April 15

This Tuesday, April 15, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  We will have the OA (Order of the Arrow) elections at this meeting.  Scouts will also begin preparations for the Bird Ridge outing by determining who their grubmaster will be and deciding on their Patrol menu (Remember that Scoutmasters must approve your menus).  Patrols will also inspect their Patrol boxes for cleanliness and whether it is complete.  New Scouts will begin their Tenderfoot tests.

All Scouts who have not yet earned their Scout badge should be working on learning the requirements found on page 17 of your Boy Scout Handbook.  If you are ready, please find a Scoutmaster this Tuesday to sit down with you and complete the Scoutmaster Conference. 

Parents of new Scouts please fill out the Boy Scout application and bring it to the meeting on Tuesday if you have not done so already.

Committee meeting:  There will be a Parent/Committee meeting this Tuesday.

Outdoor Activities:  Last day to sign up for the Bird Ridge outing (cost $20, cash only please) and Summer Camp at Lost Lake in Fairbanks (Cost $365 + transportation).

Yukon Canoe Trip:  There is a meeting for preparing the Yukon High Adventure trip this July in the back of the Lions Club this Tuesday.  Attending Scouts will join the meeting from 8:30 to 8:50PM.  Remember to get a passport!!

Date: 2014-04-06 17:13:50

Name: Update for April 8

This Tuesday, April 8, is a regular meeting and dress is Class A.  We will have a presentation by the USAF Honor Guard on proper flag ceremony and presentation.  We will also have demonstrations on proper packing for camping and tent set up.

Outdoor activities:  Signups will continue for our Bird Ridge campout on April 25-27 (Cost is $20 cash) and Summer Camp at Lost Lake, July 6-12 (Cost is $365 + transportation).  The deadline for signing up for both events is April 15.

Scouting for Food:  This coming week is the Scouting for Food program.  This is an important service project for Boy Scouts that benefits our community.   We will meet at the Lions Club on Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30PM to distribute flyers door to door in a designated section of the Eagle River neighborhood.  Scouts will return to the same neighborhood at 10AM, Saturday April 12 to collect food that has been left out.  Collected food will be delivered to the Food Pantry trailer at the Fred Meyer parking lot in Eagle River.  Dress is Class A.

Date: 2014-03-30 17:04:38

Name: Update for April 1

We had a great time at the Alaska Rock Gym this past weekend.  Thanks to ASM Curtis Vik and all the other adults who helped put this event on.  Due to the municipal elections on Tuesday, April 1st, the Troop will have a swim night at Chugiak High School.  Please arrive at 7:00PM in your Class B uniform and you must bring a signed Troop permission slip.  Cost is $3.  Please bring your Scout book if you would like to have the Second or First Class swim requirements signed off. 

Troop Outings: Sign ups continue for Summer Camp at Lost Lake July 7-12, 2014 (cost $365 plus transportation).  Final payments are due April 15th.    Sign ups begin for the Bird Creek Campout April 25-27, 2014 (cost $20 cash) Annual parent/son campout.  First campout for newly crossed-over scouts.  Patrol method campout complete with good scout cooking, activities, a dutch oven cook-off, a hike up Bird Ridge, a campfire program, and lots of time for fellowship and advancement!  Other events will be a Totin Chip and Fireman Chit instruction, and more!  POC: Committee Chair Frank Walters

Reminder:  NRA Youth Sportsfest Firearms Safety Camp registration begins April 1st.This event is put on by the Alaska Gun Collectors Assn and the Alaska Youth Shooting Sports Assn on Saturday June 7th from 7:30am to 5:00pm at the Birchwood Recreational and Shooting Park.  It is free and lunch is provided to participants and volunteers.  Scouts must be preregistered online by their parent or guardian in their correct age group (8-11 yrs or 12-18 yrs).  Space is limited.  This event is very popular so make sure you register early starting April 1st. 
Registration link:

Date: 2014-03-26 11:01:45

Name: Scoutmaster Update for March 29-30, 2014

AK Rock Gym Troop Outing

From 2014-03-29 at 19:00 to 2014-03-30 at 10:00

Troop Outing - Alaska Rock Gym, Sat, Mar 29-30, 7:00pm-10:00am, Lion’s Club.  Class A uniform.

POC: Asst Scoutmaster Curtis Vik

Who:  Troop 230 Scouts – sign ups through March 18th for this event.

What:  Indoor rock climbing, bouldering, and rappelling.  This is also a chance to work on and/or complete the climbing merit badge.

When:  We will meet at the Lions Club on March 29th at 7:00 pm and depart for the Rock Gym in Anchorage after we have conducted checks.  We will depart the Rock Gym on March 30th no later than 9:00am and arrive back at the Lions Club at approximately 10:00am.  Uniform for travel is Class A and once we get to the Rock Gym we will go to Class B.

Where:  Alaska Rock Gym, 4840 Fairbanks Street, Anchorage (phone 907-562-7265)

Why:  The PLC asked for this event as the March Troop 230 event.  A great chance to learn a lot of scout skills – knots – and earn a merit badge.  This is a fun event – we will camp indoors at the Rock Gym that night.

Other information:  At the beginning Adult leaders and scouts over 14 will focus on getting belay certified while the younger scouts quietly boulder in the other section.  The belay certification can be done in advance on March 26th or 27th at 6:00pm.

Scouts should arrive at the Lions having already eaten their evening meal.  The plan includes food (cracker barrel and maybe hot dogs) late in the evening and a continental-style breakfast in the morning as there are not cooking facilities in the rock gym.  Curtis Vik is the food coordinator – please call if you would like to help out with food.

Packing List – modified list of gear for this outing – we will be sleeping indoors in the rock gym so scouts should bring a sleeping bag and sleeping pad.  They need their personal hygiene items some good tennis shoes and a helmet (climbing helmet is great or a bike helmet would do).  They may want to bring some thin leather gloves for climbing, but this is not required.  Scouts below the rank of first Class should bring their scout handbook, and anyone wanting to work on the climbing merit badge book should print the requirements from the BSA webpage and get the climbing merit badge pamphlet – some might be available with the troop library.

Helmet is required.

An additional liability form is required by the rock gym – do this at signup along with the T230 permission slip.

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Date: 2014-03-24 09:39:01

Name: Update for March 25

This Tuesday, March 25, is a TLC meeting for all elected and appointed leaders.  Dress is Class A.  We will discuss the upcoming schedule for the next couple of months and determine a time for the Junior Leaders Training meeting.

This past Saturday Pack 293 had their Blue and Gold ceremony and we have five new scouts joining our Troop.  They are Olin Kelliher, Sam Snider, Bobby Black, Joey Spinale, and Trinton Mitchell.  Please make them feel welcome at our next regular meeting.

Date: 2014-03-15 13:45:24

Name: Update for March 18

This Tuesday, March 18, is our Troop Election night, dress is Class A.  We have an earlier start time of 6:30 so please arrive at 6:15 to set up.  After the elections, Scouts will select new patrols.

Outdoor Activities:  This Tuesday is also the last day to sign up for the Alaska Rock Gym outing.  Cost is $20 and you must fill out not only a Troop permission slip but also an Alaska Rock Gym liability form.  You will not be allowed to participate if this form is not completed.  Summer camp signups continue through April 15th.  The cost is $365 plus transportation.

High Adventure:  There will be a meeting for the Yukon High Adventure canoe trip immediately following the meeting (start 8:30p).

Pioneering Merit Badge:  Scouts trying to earn their Pioneering merit badge, please bring your worksheets and blue cards so that ASM Tane Vincent can begin signing off requirements.