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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. 

8/29 - Canoeing Day Trip

Posted on Aug 19 2015 - 4:03pm

We currently have a canoeing trip planned for Saturday, August 29th at 10am at Northbrooke Canoe in West Chester PA.  The trip will be a 2.5 hour trip with 1 portage.  Each canoe holds 2 people and the cost per canoe is $45 (discounted scout rate), so $22.50 per person

8/20 - 8-23: JT Clark Eagle Scout Project

Posted on Aug 17 2015 - 11:08pm
Greeting Fellow Scouts! There are 3 separate calendar events where everyone can sign up and help take part since I am ready to start digging and work on my Eagle Project! I am building a bridge for my Church and doing trail maintenance down to the bridge site. This church is New Hanover United Methodist Church (NHUMC) in Gilbertsville. With your help I can complete this awesome project! It is so awesome we might even bust out into a Conga line getting down to the site!
  • On Thursday 8/20, I will need 4 scouts including myself to do some bush whacking from 6:30-8:30. I will also need 3 with gas powered weed whackers and 3 gas powered adults to operate them. Because of the Summer grown high weeds, the trail will need to cleared down to the project site as well as the area where the bridge will be placed. You will need to bring work gloves, eye protection for trimmer users, long pants because of brush, water, and bug spray.
  • On Saturday 8/22, I will be continuing the bridge project at NHUMC and begin excavating the ground. At least 6 scouts and 2 adults are needed. All are welcome. There is enough work for everyone. You should bring extra water, work gloves, suntan lotion, long pants preferred, bug spray, and come ready to have fun. This will happen from 9am- 2pm. Lunch will be provided and if you can only come for a portion of the time note that in the comments.  If you have the tools please bring the following: shovels, pick axes, and bow rakes
  • On Sunday 8/23 we will be carrying down the timbers. This is a big job and many muscles will be needed. At least 20 people will be needed and as many adults that want to help can come to carry these timbers to the project site. It's not everyday you get build a bridge! This time will be from 9am- 2pm. Lunch will be provided and if you can only come a portion of the time please let me know in the comments. You will need to bring work gloves, extra water, bug spray, and suntan lotion. If you have the tools please bring a cordless drill
 
Thanks for all your help and support. Let's make this an awesome project! 
 
Here is where New Hanover United Methodist Church is located 
2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville, 19525
 
When you come in drive behind the church and head near the baseball field 
 
Thank you,
 
JT Clark 
Please contact me if you have questions
610-324-0551 

 

9/5 - Evan T. Eagle Court of Honor

Posted on Aug 17 2015 - 5:18pm

Evan Truckley's Eagle Court of Honor - invitations are already out - RSVP by AUGUST 29th, 2015

See attached flyer.

8/31 Elections for Youth Leadership 2015-2016

Posted on Aug 10 2015 - 3:43pm

YES THIS IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR MANY OF YOU - WE WILL HOLD ELECTIONS AND A BRIEF MEETING, ENDING PROBABLY BY 8:30 AT THE BANI RESIDENCE.  ANY SCOUT INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS NEEDS TO CONTACT MRS. BANI IMMEDIATELY: 

9/14 - Monday Night Meetings return to St. James Church

Posted on Aug 10 2015 - 3:43pm

Please make note of this change.

9/25-27 Webelos Recruitment/Troop Camping Weekend at the Farm!

Posted on Aug 10 2015 - 3:42pm

More info to come! REGISTER ONLINE

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