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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.

Boot Camp - Washington Crossing State Park, PA

Posted on Apr 21 2014 - 8:17pm
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.

Family Canoe Trip

Posted on Apr 21 2014 - 8:17pm

Each year Troop 230 has a family canoe trip at the Ten Mile River (TMR) Scout Reservation. This has become a tradition and is very much looked forward to by the scouts and their families. “Ten Mile River Landing” is in Tusten New York right on the Delaware River and is about 3.5 hours from Yardley.         

Past trips have been great fun.  Our 2012 Memorial Day Canoe Trip had over 80 people attending from over 30 scout families! We are organizing for a 2014 trip and to be just as successful we need some help!!
 
We need two volunteers to shop for and bring up the food. We have shopping lists that have been used successfully in previous years to use as a guideline. If you would like you can help cooking but there are always plenty of parents willing to help.
 
We also need someone that can Tow the trailer to the campsite. 
 
Finally, it always helps if we have an extra grill or two. If anyone can lend us their grill please let us know! That would be much appreciated! 
 
Remember, this trip is for the entire family! Mom, Dad and the siblings are all welcome. Don't forget to register on the website so we know how many people to plan for. The costs are $80 per person which covers the cost of a two day canoe rental and the food. After the first two people in your family the cost goes down to $55 per canoer to cover the cost of the rental. If you're going to be bringing your own canoe or kayak please contact Mr. McGovern (patrick@mcgovernweb.com) to discuss the pricing.
 
Thanks,
Pat McGovern
215-920-2833

AT Hike Report - Part 2

Posted on Apr 21 2014 - 1:59pm

We have posted a group of pictures from our Appalachian Trail Backpacking trip on the website behind the log-in for a visual feel.  They are listed in Photo Albums under the Menu.  Please be sure to check them out.  If any participants have additional pictures they would like to share, please send them my way for posting!

Our adventure was over 14 miles of rocky trail, with parts of it through valleys and meadows.  Along the way were some nice views.  Fourteen scouts and four adults enjoyed the perfect weather, good cooking & snacking, and the good companionship on the trail. 

The troop typically takes two backpacking trips a year, one in the fall, and one in the spring.  If you missed the trip this spring, be sure to join us next time.

Timothy L, Webmaster

Bucks Jam

Posted on Apr 21 2014 - 1:59pm

BucksJam14 will be the premier Scouting event in the area with 2000 Scouts (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts) and Leaders expected to be at the Grange Fairgrounds the weekend of May 16-18 celebrating and enjoying Scout activities... you won't want to miss all the fun!  Activities include special demonstrations (such as blacksmithing, Boy Scout history display, revolutionary war camp, police, firefighting and search & rescue display). Special guests include Star Wars characters (get your photo taken with them!), Philadelphia Zoo, the Verizon Event Truck, Matt Cadabra Magic (he was on America's Got Talent 2012), and to top it off there will be a spectacular evening laser show.  Cost is $15 for All for the Saturday Day pass (arrive early Sat morning, leave after the evening show). Food can be purchased, and a Trading Post for scout stuff & souvenirs will be open. Scouts should wear their Class B during the day. More info can be found on the Council website.

AT Hike Report - Part I

Posted on Apr 21 2014 - 1:36pm

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!

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

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