Welcome to the BSA Troop 230 Website

BSA Troop 230’s program revolves around the great outdoors.  We are a backpacking troop and will start hitting the trail in March and go until November.  Most of our backpacking has been on the Appalachian Trail in Southeastern Pennsylvania.  We average 5-7 hikes per year with at least 3 of them being overnight trips or longer.  Recently we have completed a 14 mile hike on the Pinchot Trail in Lackawanna County in the Pocono’s.  Some other trails that we have hiked are Ricketts Glen, French Creek, Hickory Run State Park, and Monacacy Hill, a very local trail that is approximately 5 miles of various terrain and small challenges along the way as to not discourage the boys.  This is a great way to introduce the boys to hiking. 

Last call for Merit Badge Book pickup

Posted on Jan 26 2016 - 9:11pm

Anybody that needs a book for merit badge college that was out of stock last meeting please contact Mr. Breish to arrange for pickup

Harrison's Eagle Project - Make up session Friday & Saturday

Posted on Jan 26 2016 - 8:58pm

Due to the snow last weekend, Harrison is having a final session to complete the building phase of his Eagle Project on Friday evening 6-8 and on Saturday afternoon from 10-2.  If you are not attending Merit Badge College, please help Harrison out.  Contact him by email to let him know you are available.

Pack 230 Pinewood Derby - THIS WEEKEND - Need Volunteers for Concessions Stand

Posted on Jan 19 2016 - 7:48pm

Rie Huntington is soliciting volunteers to help run the concessions stand for the Pack 230 Pinewood Derby on Saturday, January 23 from 4:30 to 7:30.  Please sign up on the website if you are interested and available.

2016 Merit Badge College is on January 30!

Posted on Jan 19 2016 - 7:48pm

Merit Badge College is on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center.  Scouts selected their merit badges on January 4th, 2016.  Merit Badge books are available at the troop meetings in January.  Attached you will find the necessary information as it stands today.  Please complete the Scout Registration Form and bring to the meeting on Monday January 4th, 2016. Scouts are encouraged to select at least one Eagle Required Merit Badge.  We do not recommend Scouts to select either First Aid or Personal Fitness Merit Badges they can be offered through the troop at another time.  More information will be provided as we receive but we wanted to provide the information to you to start your selection process. 

Philmont 2017 Registration-Important

Posted on Jan 19 2016 - 7:46pm

Hello to our parents of ALL ELIGIBLE SCOUTS , leaders and committee members for our High Adventure Trip in 2015 - Philmont Scout Ranch - Backpacking in some of God's finest country!

To be eligible to attend in 2017 the Scout must be 14 (born prior to 07/25/2003) or 13 and have completed the 8th grade (those currently in 6th grade and will be 13 by 07/25/17). Participants 18-20 may participate as youth or adult crew members. Lead Advisor: Must be over age 21

The time has come that decisions and commitments need to be made.  We have been provided 2 crew slots for July 25th - August 6th, 2017.  We will have a meeting with parents and interested Scouts on Wednesday, January 6th at 7PM at the church to go over the commitment and tentative costs.  It needs to be understood that a commitment at this time ($100) is non-refundable (unless there is a medical reason with a doctor's written non-consent that occurs between now and the departure date).  With this said, it also needs to be clearly stated that unless there are enough advisors (6) to provide adequate coverage for 2 crews and there are more than 9 scouts wishing to attend, Troop 230 will begin a selection process that may or may not guarantee your scout a slot in 2017.  SHOULD this situation occur, the $100 deposit provided for that scout will be returned to that scout's family.

PLEASE plan to attend this meeting to go over the basic KNOWN costs and commitment paperwork.  This is not a meeting to inform parent of the overall experience, that will happen once the crew is in place.  This meeting will be to hand out commitment paperwork and answer any preliminary questions you may have to help you and your scout make educated decisions regarding this trip. IF YOUR SCOUT IS NOT ATTENDING IN 2017, YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND! 

This trip is a trip of a lifetime and should be considered a once in a lifetime opportunity.  We will not have another opportunity until the year 2018, for those that like to plan ahead.  Philmont planning starts 18 months before departure in order to train properly, properly inform both scouts and parents of additional costs and help defray those costs with fundraisers, and  to make sure that the entire crew, including the advisors, have the best time possible!

I am attaching some documents that will be discussed at the meeting.

We must submit our deposit by January 30th, 2016

New File Folder Added to Troop Website

Posted on Dec 4 2015 - 2:48pm

A new folder was created on the troop web page under the Files location called Early Rank Requirments.

Currently the only think in this folder is the Civic Leader Interview document Mrs. Bani handed out on Monday night (See link below for quick reference) but there are other documents that can assist in this area please provided it to the troop webmaster so it can also be uploaded for all to use.

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