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Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 230!

Troop 230 welcomes you to our website.  Please explore the different information about our troop and it's activities.  Troop 230 is part of the Playwicki district in the Bucks County Council.  Our troop is sponsored by St. Ignatius Church of Yardley, Pennsylvania. 

The troop strives to live by the scout oath, law and motto through it's numerous activities.  Each year our senior scout leadership plans the next calendar year of activities, including monthly camping trips, scout craft and merit badge focus and most importantly, various community service projects.

In the past our advancement to Eagle throughout our troop has been outstanding.  The challenge is given to each scout of Troop 230 to obtain this rank as a means to build their foundation into becoming a contributing adult in our ever increasing complicated society.

AT Hike Report - Part I

Posted on Apr 14 2014 - 10:29pm

The Troop on April 11-13 hiked 14 miles along some of the most scenic vistas along the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania.   We started at the Miller’s Gap near Wertzville, Pa and headed north toward the Susquehanna River.  Fourteen scouts along with four adults made the trip.  The weather was perfect.  Leaves had yet to bud on the trees, leaving wide open vistas for our viewing pleasure.  Check out the attached typographical map & elevation graph from our hike.  Some key statistics:

Total Distance: 14 miles
Maximum Elevation: 1,385 ft
Total Vertical Climb: 1,887 Feet
Total Descent: 2,884 feet
Moving Average:   2.0 mph
 
In our second report, coming soon, we will report more on the events of the trip, and post pictures from the hike.  So stay tuned for further news on our trip!

Boot Camp - Washington Crossing State Park, PA

Posted on Apr 14 2014 - 10:28pm
Saturday, Apr 26 2014 - 8:30am  till  Sunday, April 27 2014 - 9:00am

New scouts can learn many of the basic scouts skill required to achieve early rank advancements. Older scouts can help this boy-led troop by teaching these skills to the younger scouts.  Everyone can enjoy a relaxing campout, a scenic hike along the Delaware Canal, games, good food, and a campfire. The Camp site is in the vicinity of River Road (PA32) and Aquetong Road, within the park and between the canal and the river.  SIGN UP IS OPEN.

Sabattis Summer Camp 2014 Sign-Up

Posted on Apr 7 2014 - 9:01pm

 

This summer Troop 230 will be attending the Sabattis Boy Scout Reservation in beautiful Long Lake, NY from July 20-July 26.  A deposit of $100 is due from all scouts who plan to attend no later than Tuesday, March 12.  Checks made payable to BSA Troop 230 can be dropped off or mailed to Daniel Bland or dropped off at the March 12th meeting.
 
The Troop would also like to offer a second week of camping at Sabattis from July 27- August 2; however we need to judge the interest of both scouts and adults prior to committing.  If your scout is interested in attending week 2 (or both weeks), please provide a second deposit check for $100 by March 12.  If there is not sufficient interest, the check will be returned uncashed.  
 
Adults interested in attending either week 1 or week 2 should let Dan Bland know by emaiiling him as soon as possible.   We have the minimum number of adults needed for week 1, but we would certainly welcome additional adults.  Of course, week 2 will not occur unless we can meet BSA requirements for adult supervision.  While volunteering at camp is not intended to provide a "parent-scout bonding experience," such shared experiences will undoubtedly give you fresh insights and shared memories that will last a lifetime.  
 
We apologize for the late notice of the need for the deposit, but we must meet a deadline for deposits imposed upon us by the camp.  If it causes undue hardship, please email Dan Bland.  Webelos may sign-up after Cross-Over without penalty.
 
Attached please find additional information about the trip.  You can also access information about the camp from their website: http://www.cnyscouts.org/camping/sabattis/
 
Thanks!
 
Dan Bland
324 Robin Hood Drive
Yardley, PA 19067

Welcome to New Scouts!

Posted on Mar 24 2014 - 12:53pm

We wish to acknowledge and welcome 4 boys who have joined our troop in 2014.  They include Matt (a transferring scout), Sunny & Ben (both new to scouting), and Josh.  Josh on Friday received his Arrow of Light from Pack 10, and crossed-over to Troop 230.  A picture of Josh being welcomed at the ceremony by Timothy and Quinn is contained in the Photo Albums section.  Welcome to all our new scouts!

First Aid Merit Badge Information Meeting

Posted on Mar 24 2014 - 12:53pm

Mr. Sites has agreed to sponsor a First Aid Merit Badge program for Second Class Scouts (with the  first aid requirements completed of a First Class Scout) and higher.  There will a special meeting planned on Tuesday, April 1, at 7:00 pm in the Church Auditorium. The initial meeting will be used to provide an overview of the First Aid requirements, and to agree on future steps the group & individuals can take to complete the requirements.  A parent of an interested scout must attend this initial meeting.  

Scout Service Project & Think Pink Benefit

Posted on Mar 16 2014 - 6:13pm
When:  Saturday, March 22, 2014; doors open at 4 pm
Where:  Faith Reformed Church, 479 Stoneybrook Drive, Levittown, PA  19055
 
Attached is a handout for the Think Pink - Breast Cancel Benefit supported by the local community, including some friends of Troop 230.  We have been asked to distribute this flyer to the troop for your participation in two ways:
 
1.  Service Project Support
 
There is a need to help set up and break down chairs & tables, and provide some general support for the benefit.  Jodi has approved this as a service project for which scouts can get rank advancement credit.  Dan Plunkett will track attendance.  The service project slots where help is needed are:
 
Set-Up & Benefit Assistance:  3 pm - 5 pm
Benefit Assistance & Breakdown:  5 pm - 7 pm
 
Scout Service Project Leader:  Dan Plunkett
 
Scouts who would like to help please email or call Dan Plunkett so he knows how many to expect.  Scouts who help out will also be fed. 
Dan Plunkett:  drpiscool@aol.com ;   215-750-3224
 
2.  Attend & Have a Good Time
 
All parents & families who wish to attend the benefit are certainly welcome as well.  There are many games of chance, including poker and bingo, to try your hand at, all for a good cause.  See the attached flyer.
 
Benefit supports Think Pink of Bucks County, Inc.

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