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Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 230!

 

Scouts BSA Troop #230, Yardley, PA

Meetings: Every Tuesday 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location & Sponsor: St. Ignatius Church, Yardley, PA 

Our Scouts- A proud “boy-led” troop, scouts attend Pennsbury, Neshaminy, Council Rock, private, religious, and home based schools. Over fifty scouts work as a team enjoying trips, special events, and community service projects.

Our boys have diverse interests. Some are football players, swimmers, rowers, robotics competitors, marching band members... Regardless of personal interests they come together in scouting.  Kudos to our sled team who placed in the 2019 Klondike Derby and to our 144 scouts who have earned the rank of Eagle over the last 51 years.

Our Parents: Patrol Leaders are supported by 25 moms and dads who make up our Scoutmaster Council and Business Committee.

The Great Outdoors: An active yearlong camping/hiking program brings us outside to develop skills and friendships. This summer we are excited to attend a summer camp in New York State with the whole troop, a special “adventure” camp for scouts 13 and older, and for the most adventurous, a hike up Mount Washington.

Amazing Activities: Besides summer camp, recent highlights include traveling to Washington, DC, spending a weekend at the NJ Coast Guard Base, camping/hiking Gettysburg, hiking the Appalachian Trail, canoeing down the Delaware, touring US Steel, and attending our annual ski trip. The list goes on…. Over the last year we have worked towards our disability awareness, first aid, hiking, biking, and aviation merit badges. We are looking forward to sailing for a week in the Florida Keys in 2020!

The Troop is a welcoming and supportive environment. Come visit us!

Scoutmaster McLaughlin, 2019

2020 Pancake Flip! A great time and some interesting desserts...

Posted on Feb 19 2020 - 10:59pm

A great time was had by the troop and their guests and this week's Pancake Flip!  Thanks to all who participated.  Pictures below...

Sun. March 1st, Next PLC Meeting from 2:30-4:00 PM

Posted on Feb 19 2020 - 7:42am

The next PLC meeting is scheduled for March 1st from 2:30-4:00 PM at the Shea house at 13 E. School Lane, LMT. We will be planning activities for April - June. Bring your ideas for weekly meetings and special events/trips.

Klondike Derby $/Permission Slip Due. Meet Fri. the 21st at 5:30 PM.

Posted on Feb 19 2020 - 7:41am

Looking forward to the Derby on Fri., Feb. 21 - Sat., Feb. 22 at Camp Ockanickon. Thanks to Mr. Smith, Mrs. Kalb and Mrs. Johnson who will be camping. NOTE: Scouts must be in hiking boots. According to the Council, those in sneekers will not be allowed to attend. See https://bsawcc.org/event/mad-klondike-derby-2020/ for info. Besides competing in team exercises against other troops while dragging along our troop sleds, we will be tenting it outdoors for one night. This is generally a rain or shine event. We will meet on Feb. 21 at 5:30 PM at church and return the evening of Sat., Feb. 22. Attendees will need a sleeping bag rated for at least 20 degrees, hiking boots, sleeping pad, two beanie caps, clothing layers, gloves, and a can of noncream soup. No cell phones. Turn in your permission slip (see left menu ) and the $30 event cost. Mr. McLaughlin will send a final packing list to attendees.

Feb. 25th Meeting: Advancement Checkup Meeting. Seabase at 6:30 PM.

Posted on Feb 19 2020 - 7:41am

Scouts first class and above will be working with fellow scouts to sign off on rank advancements. Bring your handbooks! Nate will demonstrate the timber hitch knot. Seabase scouts/parents refer to the Seabase post.

Seabase: Next Meetings Feb. 25th & March 1. Do Homework.

Posted on Feb 19 2020 - 7:40am

Attention Seabase scouts and parents: The next Seabase meeting is at 6:30 PM prior to the Feb. 25th meeting. As a reminder, participation in swim practice is required. The free Pennsbury open swim runs each Friday Friday from 7:00 PM-9:30 PM and each Saturday from 5:00 PM-6:30 PM. Final payments for scouts and adults ($416.62) should have been given to Treasurer Miller. Scouts should complete team assignments as well as homework in Mr. McLaughlin's 2/2 email. A meeting to learn parts of a sailboat and to practice knots is on Sun. March 1st from 1:00-2:30 PM at the Shea house, to immediately preceed the PLC meeting.

Constitution Center Scout Day on Sat., March 14th. Registration Closing Feb. 29th.

Posted on Feb 19 2020 - 7:40am

If you plan to attend, please register on the event link since advance registration is required. Scouts will have the opportunity to work on the American Heritage Badge, The Citizenship in the Nation Badge (an Eagle required badge) and the Law Badge. All scouts and parents who have attended in the past, talk about what a fun and productive day it is for everyone. Go to https://constitutioncenter.org/visit/group-visits/scout-days/ to learn more. Scouts interested in completing badges that day, may have prerequisites to complete. Thanks to Scoutmasters Mr. & Mrs. Johnson who are coordinating the event.

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