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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. 

What are you doing with your old Scout equipment?

Posted on May 13 2015 - 12:07am

Have anything that you have outgrown or no longer use? Please consider donating or selling these items to other scouts who might have a need for it. Bring it to the Monday night meetings so others can take a look.

May 18th: Outdoor Troop Meeting At The Bani's Home

Posted on May 13 2015 - 12:02am

Starting May 18th everyone is to meet at Mrs. Bani's home in class 'B' uniform. Their bathroom is for emergencies so please try to use yours before coming to the meeting.

June 12th - 14th: Ricketts Glen Camping Trip

Posted on May 12 2015 - 11:56pm

The registration for the June trip closes May 25th  - again, there will be no exceptions.  This is a trip to Ricketts Glen, a fixed site camping trip with hiking included.  The hiking includes a 1000' elevation change, which helps those looking to complete the camping merit badge.  Additional leaders are still needed for this trip

Ryan H. - Eagle Project

Posted on Apr 22 2015 - 8:25pm

Hello Everyone,

I am currently working on my Eagle Scout Project.  My project is collecting gently used, clean clothing for Open Door Ministries in Royersford.  I would appreciate it if you could bring any donations to the next four Monday night meetings. Scouts - I will have a sign up sheet on Monday  to help sort the clothing and bring to Open Door Ministries. Thank you all very much for your help in a successful clothing drive.

2015 Troop 230 Shirt Order

Posted on Apr 21 2015 - 10:49pm

At the parents meeting we talked about ordering shirts and sweatshirts for Summer Camp.  Please look at the form and order what you feel you will need.  There are few options for you to choose from. Just a reminder that your scout will be required to have at least 4 red and 3 grey shirts for Summer Camp.  They can use the ones they have if they have not outgrown them.  If they have outgrown them please have them bring them to a meeting to donate to the scout closet for someone else to use. Mrs. Korchok is in charge of the Scout Closet. We are also offering two types of wicking shirts which are really good for backpacking/hiking.  I have been asked if we would be selling “hoodies”.  And guess what we are selling hoodies this year. The order forms are due on May 11th.  If you do not need any shirts at all, please reply back to let me know that so that I am not bothering you for your order form. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. If you want if the Scouts last name on the back of the sweatshirts price is an additional $5.00 and it you want embroidered it will be $8.00.  If you wish to have this please just note on the order form.  Again this is for sweatshirts only.

DISCOUNT HIKING & CAMPING EQUIPMENT ORDER

Posted on Apr 14 2015 - 10:03pm

As the weather is improving, it is time to begin thinking about camping & backpacking for the year!  As in the past, we are considering a bulk order of camping and hiking gear which many of our scouts need.  Please take a look at the attached PowerPoint which outlines what items scouts may want to consider.  It is unclear whether we will be going to REI, EMS, Campmor or some other source, but in the past, we’ve been able to negotiate a discount when we’ve ordered in bulk.  We would hope to achieve a savings of 10, 15 or even 20% if we can get enough families interested.  The troop would purchase the items and you would reimburse the troop.   This is NOT a fundraiser so you will pay exactly what we pay.  You can request almost any item you will need to camp, but this is not the order for summer camp shirts.  That order is separate from this one and you will receive more info about that in the coming weeks.  If you are interested in this group purchase, please email our Equipment Scoutmaster, Mr. Huntington with what items and sizes you’d consider purchasing by next Monday, 4/20.  We will then approach a few vendors and come back to you.  We anticipate receiving the ordered items in time for the backpacking trip in May but not for the April trip on 4/24.

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