Welcome to Scouting in Alaska and Troop 230
Welcome to Troop 230, Eagle River, Alaska. Our troop seeks to be the very best in providing and fun and meaningful scout experience in the grandeur that is Alaska. First off, what is boy scouts? Read on!
Mission: The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
The Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Scout Law: A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
The promise of scouting:
The Great Outdoors
Opportunities to work toward Eagle rank
Tools to do your best as a citizen, a student, and a member of your family
Experiences and duties that will help you mature into a strong wise adult
The methods of scouting: Ideals, Patrols, Outdoors, Advancement, Association with Adults, Personal Growth, Leadership Development, the Uniform
Troop 230 has a history of high adventure going back to 1975. We conduct a camp out or outdoor event every month of the year and focuses on preparing for an extended high adventure trip each summer. Additionally, we participate in the week long summer camp experience provided by the local council/district and participate in other BSA high adventure venues such as Philmont, Sea Base, and BSA jamborees. Summer activities in Alaska include high adventure activities such as hiking the Chilkoot Trail, Kayaking in Resurrection Bay, canoeing the Yukon River or any number of canoeing trips in the Kenai Peninsula, or hiking remote locations such as Katmai and Aniakchak. When you find snow in the winter you will find us skiing at Alyeska, hiking in snowshoes at Hatcher’s Pass, or building Quinzhees at Otter Lake to sleep in.
Through the eight methods of scouting we bring a challenging and fun experience to scouts. Come visit or contact me for more details.
Sincerely – Yours In Scouting
Scoutmaster, Troop 230 Eagle River Alaska