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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 its activities.  Troop 230 is part of the Playwicki district in the Washington Crossing Council, formerly called the Bucks County Council in 2014.  Our troop is sponsored by St. Ignatius Church of Yardley, Pennsylvania.

Please join us on Tuesdays 7:30 P.M. at St. Ignatius Church in Yardley, PA. 

The troop strives to live by the scout oath, law and motto through its 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.

Board of Review Dates

Posted on Feb 11 2016 - 5:12pm

Any scouts wishing to advance in rank by the March 8th COH will have the opportunity to do their Board of Review during the Feb 16 and 23 meetings. 

Summer Camp Date Change - Jul 31 - Aug 6

Posted on Feb 11 2016 - 2:26pm

The date for summer camp has been changed to the week of July 31 - Aug 6.  Please adjust your calendars!  We regret the date change, but there were complications with our first choice of Camp Read.  When we changed to our second choice, Camp Barton, a date change was required for them to accommodate the size of our troop.

Among the complications was the increasing cost of Camp Read, which with the longer travel would have put the fee to over $600/scout.  The move to Camp Barton will significantly reduce the cost. 

It was also felt the experience at Camp Barton will be better for the younger scouts, as Camp Barton has all meals at a Dining Hall, vs. the on-site patrol cooking at Camp Read.

The troop leadership of Dan Bland (Chairman), Jodi Litus (Scoutmaster) and Joe Sites (ASM) worked through the numbers and scenarios in sorting this out, and agreed this change makes the most sense for our troop.

We regret any inconvenience this may have caused, but we believe that this is in the best interest of our troop that our scouts have a safe, enjoyable and cost-effective summer camp experience.   More information, including cost and sign-up process, will be presented at the March Court of Honor, and otherwise coming to you shortly from Dan Bland.

Merit Badge Process

Posted on Feb 11 2016 - 2:25pm

Attached are 3 powerpoint slides that outline the process of scouts earning merit badges.  As a rule of thumb, assume most scouts earn about 1/3 of their merit badges while attending summer camp, at least 1/3 are by independent study, and maybe up to 1/3 while participating in some sponsored program (e.g. troop sessions for First Aid or Computers; BC Pilot Association for Aviation; National Constitution Center for Citz in Nation, World Heritage, Law; and some STEM programs for various sciences).  Some Merit Badges allow use of activities prior to obtaining the "blue card" from the Scoutmaster, such as Camping.  Others read "Since beginning work on this badge," which typically means from the date the scout obtained the "blue card."  Get the related Merit Badge pamphlet from council which will have all requirements and guidance how to finish that bage (costs about $5/ea).  Scouts interested in pursuing any Merit Badge and not sure how to proceed should individually approach a Scoutmaster for advice.  A big part of the Merit Badge process is that the boys need to take the initiative.  Parents of course should feel welcome to approach any Scoutmaster so they better understand the process and can asist in guiding their scout along the merit badge path.  More informaton can be found at:  http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badges 

E-Learning Training Available on My.Scouting Tools!

Posted on Feb 11 2016 - 1:12pm
National  08/11/2015

E-Learning training courses are now available to take online on my.Scouting Tools.   Training courses can be found by selecting the Home button in the upper left corner, then My Dashboard in the menu list.  It will default to the My Training section which was also enhanced providing 4 new tab selections:

O/A Elections & Webelos Recruitment Event - Feb 9

Posted on Feb 6 2016 - 12:45pm

We will hold our annual Order of the Arrow elections on February 9 at the beginning of the meeting.  Members of the O/A local chapter will be there to conduct. The O/A is the National Honors society for scouting.  The O/A is referred to frequently as the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service, reflecting the culture of giving back as a way of life expected of those who become members.

The election cannot occur unless a majority of the troop attends the meeting.  So please turn out for this event!  Scouts eligible this year are:  Joey Bland, Jake Holzberg, Jacob Leibowitz, Will Murray, Quinn Terry, Jeff Waldman, Connor Weaver.

WEBELOS RECRUITMENT - Tonight's theme is Pancake Flip.  Please come out also to host future members of our troop, and enjoy the fruits of a creative well made pancake!

Introduction to SCUBA - Feb 13

Posted on Feb 6 2016 - 12:44pm

If you always wanted to SCUBA – now you can! This one session pool dive experience lets you see what all the excitement is about. It can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience to satisfy your curiosity or the deciding factor in signing up for a certification course. It’s fun and easy for all ages 10 and up to try scuba!

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