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. 

Court of Honor Report by Anthony D.

Posted on Apr 14 2014 - 11:06pm

The court of honor went very well. Everybody got their awards and had a nice good filling dinner.  Pasta, vegetables, meatballs, macaroni, bread, and Mrs. Studt’s Chile was out for the dinner portion and even more.  For dessert  - cookies, cake, and cupcakes were available and delicious.  Mr. Truckley earned the BSA Heroism award for saving his mom's life.  The night before Ryan’s court of honor, they went out to dinner and she started choking on her food. However, Mr. Truckley performed the Heimlich maneuver and saved her life. They ended up at the E.R (emergency room) as a big happy family.  The court of honor went well and even the candle ceremony went great.

Swimming & Lifesaving Merit Badges

Posted on Apr 1 2014 - 5:53pm

In preparation of Summer Camp we will be starting our Swimming Sessions at the Hill School this Tuesday April 2, 2013 for the next 13 weeks.

Troop Service Project

Posted on Apr 1 2014 - 5:52pm

Anyone interested in this troop service project should contact Mrs. Bani:

        *   Build sides for flatbed trailer to support the hauling of equipment that does not fit in the trailer during large camping weekends

June 7th - Reading Air Show

Posted on Mar 17 2014 - 8:58am

Zac S. is planning a day event at the Reading Airport. An entire day of fun things to see and do. More details to be provided in the near future. Register Now

First Aid Meet Summary

Posted on Mar 10 2014 - 12:32am

The first aid camping trip was great!  Everybody had fun and enjoyed themselves.  We met at the church around six o’clock.   We drove right on up with no problems.  When we arrived we made a pack line and unpacked the trailer.  Then after we were set up we got some wood made a fire and then we all did our own things.  Some people played cards, some people played a cool board game that JamesC brought, and others walked around and talked or watched the people playing games.  That night we also had a cracker barrel snack witch was devoured epically when it came to the crackers since there was 12 packs. Saturday morning we woke up around 6:30am.  The next morning we had yogurt, Zbars, and granola bars+ a banana. Then we went to the First aid meet.  We singed in and then there was a small announcement about how everything would run.  Then everything got started.  There was trivia and some interesting situations.  (SORRY WE DID NOT GET FIST PLACE.)We came in second and third place but we still did very good and the important part is that we a came out with more practice and knowledge then we came in with.  When we came back to the cabin we had lunch meet sand witches.  Everyone had fun after the meet too.  Some people went up to castle rock, others went and found wood, some had a small snowball fight, and others just relaxed.  For dinner we had chicken in a warp along with cheese sour cream and hot sauce if wanted and on the side there was Mrs. Studt’s special beans, salad with of course bacon ranch, and apple sauce.  For desert we had ice cream sand witches. The next morning we had eggs sausage and eggs in a wrap.  The trip was a lot of fun, so let’s come back and take the trophy next year back to troop 230!

Recycling Fundraiser - CANS NEEDED

Posted on Sep 3 2013 - 7:21pm

Our aluminum can recycling fundraiser is underway again!  Please save your aluminum cans and begin bringing them to our Monday meetings.  We hope to make a trip to the recycling center in several weeks. Also note in the hot weather, rinsed cans are best!  Remember this helps defray the cost of the Troops expenses. Thank you

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