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. 

Philmont Training Hike

Posted on Sep 2 2014 - 9:53pm

The 2015 Philmont Crew will be holding a training hike that will help prepare us for our trip to philmont next July.  This hike will be a 10 mile hike WITH YOUR BACKPACK and no more than 20 pounds of gear. It will be on Sunday, September 21st.  We will be hiking and the place has yet to be determined. We will be meeting at the church at 7:30 AM.  Please be sure to bring plenty of water and lunch.  We will be eating on the trail so pack accordingly.  Any questions please contact me or Mr. Meade. This is great exercise and will help you prepare for our trek.  This also would be a great time to complete your personal fitness merit badge and use the hike as part of your fitness plan and a hike for your hiking merit badge. 

Collegeville Yard Sale-Philmont Fundraiser

Posted on Aug 23 2014 - 11:17am

The next Philmont fundraiser is coming up on Sept 6 from 9am - 1 pm (rain date Sep 27) so it is time to start cleaning out your garage and basements!  We are looking for donations of your household items, sports equipment, toys and books we can sell at the Collegeville Colossal Yard Sale in Waterworks Park.

Fund Raisers!! - Chick fil A and Applebee's Breakfast

Posted on Aug 19 2014 - 10:39pm
Just a reminder this week is our Chick fil A Spirit Week.  Please go to the Royersford store and purchase your breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack, August 18th thru Friday, August 22nd.  The Troop will receive 10% of your receipt.  All you have to do is present the attached flyer.

Lackawanna Backpacking Trip Report - by A DeVitis

Posted on Aug 12 2014 - 10:03pm

Our backpacking trip to Lackawanna State Forrest was great!  Once we all got to there we all got the troop gear that we needed to carry that weekend.   Then we got our food and put it in our bear bags.  Once we got our packs checked we ate lunch and then finally our journey began. We hiked a little over 5 miles to our camp site were we set up our tents and made dinner.  For dinner we had pasta primavera.  After we ate we refilled all our water bottles and camel bags. We got the water from a stream right next to the camp. Then we put tablets in all the water to clean it and kill the bacteria.  Then we had a fire and Matt burned the declaration of birch (a big piece of birch bark).  Finally we all went to bed. 


Posted on Jul 17 2014 - 12:28pm

On the weekend of August 15th to August 17th Topton Rod & Gun Club will be hosting their annual Glock competition.  As all of you know, they provide the range free of charge to us yearly for our Topton Camping Weekend.  For the past few years, as a way to help pay it back to Topton for allowing us to use their facility we would like to ask scouts to help out with the setting up of the match on Friday and then actually working with the range officers on Saturday & Sunday.  This is a great time for the boys to see the competition.  This year we have also been asked to provide a food concession area for breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday!   WE will need as many as possible to help - if you are helping Ryan B in the early part of the day on Saturday, come on out later to finish out the day with us!  WE NEED PEOPLE TO WORK THE FOOD SALES AS WELL AS WORK THE RANGES!  PLEASE RESPOND ASAP SO WE KNOW WE ARE OKAY FOR HELP!  We are in need of about 10-15 scouts/leaders per day to help volunteer. Range workers are all day workers, food sales can be set up on a rotating schedule!   Please register and we will discuss times and how you will be helping as the time gets closer!   Parents and scouts are welcome to this event!   Contact Mrs. Bani with questions.

Congratulations on Troop 230’s Newest Eagle Scout – Paul Fimognari

Posted on Jul 14 2014 - 9:03pm


Paul Fimognari is the newest Eagle Scout of Troop 230. Paul had his Eagle Scout Board of Review this evening and was awarded the Rank of EAGLE Scout. Our current Eagle Honor Roll boasts a total of 23 Eagle Scouts! Tonight Paul represented himself, his family, and Troop 230 with the highest standard one could. We are so proud of your hard work and dedication to reach this great accomplishment. Congratulations on achieving scouting’s highest rank - Good Luck in your future as you enter the next chapter in your life as you start college in the fall. Remember . . . ONCE AN EAGLE, ALWAYS AN EAGLE! 

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