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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

Summer Camp Payment Due. Pick Your Badges!

Posted on Apr 2 2020 - 9:33am

The first payment for summer camp is due. Confirm scout particpation, write a $150 check written to Troop 230 and send to Troop 230 Volunteer and Camp Coordinator Chris Kalb at 103 Warwick, Rd, Yardley, PA, 19067 ASAP or pay on the Troop website via PayPal. Families facing economic hardship can reach out to Troop Committee Chair Chris Stergion at cstergion@hotmail.com to inquire about Troop 230 scholarship funds for camp. Inquiries kept confidential. As you know, the Troop will be returning to Camp Keowa from Sunday, July 12 until Saturday, July 18. The estimated cost for this year is $525 for the standard merit badge program, $540 for the Trail to Eagle merit badge program and $670 for SCUBA.  Please note that any information provided last year does not need to be repeated, but there is some new information that is required which is highlighted.  Full payment will be due by April 28th. If payment is not received by this date there will be an additional $50 fee for the standard and Trail to Eagle programs. Mr. Kalb attached the merit badge schedule for reference.  Merit badge selections should be made as soon as possible to increase the likelihood that the classes are available. You can email your choices, as well as any questions, to zach1will.com. See the “file” folder on the Troop website in “menu” called “2020 summer camp” which includes the merit badge schedule, the daily camp schedule, a packing list, travel directions and the camp guide (all of the info to know about camp). Adult participation is needed at camp, especially with the number of Scouts attending.  If you are interested in attending all or even part of the week at camp please let Mr. Kalb know. Forward the following registration information to Mr. Kalb: Scout's home address, home phone number, email and rank, any dietary restrictions, medications, allergies, scout's school, primary and secondary adult contactname, email, cell phone, work phone. Select "read more" for additional details.

Virtual Committee & Scoutmasters Meetings, Sunday, April 5th

Posted on Apr 2 2020 - 9:32am

Mr McLaughlin announced that he will host a virtual scoutmasters meeting on Sunday, April 5th at 6:00 PM. He will send a Zoom link to the Scoutmasters. Mr. Stergion announced that he will host a virtual Committee meeting on Sunday April 5th at 7:00 PM. Click "read more" for  the Committee Meeting video link.

Working on the American Labor Badge from Home! Register by April 3rd.

Posted on Mar 30 2020 - 6:46am

Thanks to Mr. Shea, we will be starting the American Labor badge. He is a union member and works for a labor organization. Mr. Shea will be utilzing a virtual meeting app so parents will need to okay a scout's partipation at the beginning of each video call. Scouts who would like to work on the badge need to sign up on the event link by this Friday, April 3rd. Mr. Shea will reach out to those who are registered, and their parents, to set a meeting schedule and task list. Any registered parent willing to join the calls to facilitate two deep leadership during the virtual meetings, should email Mr. Shea at cope@njaflcio.org.

Calling Badge Counselors & Prospective Badge Counselors! Let's Schedule Virtual Badge Work.

Posted on Mar 30 2020 - 6:45am

Any registered badge couselors willing to start a badge with "virtual meetings" are encouraged to contact Mr. McLaughlin. Parents already registered with 230 who would consider becoming a badge counselor, can contact Mr. Pelligrino at mepcpa215@yahoo.com. See https://www.scouting.org/programs/scouts-bsa/advancement-and-awards/merit-badges/ for a current list of merit badges.

Cancelled: All In-Person Events and Meetings Until Further Notice

Posted on Mar 29 2020 - 5:53pm

It will be nice to reconviene when health officials and the Washington Crossing Council advise the Troop it is safe to do so. 

Constitution Center Offering Virtual Learning

Posted on Mar 29 2020 - 5:40pm

While we could not attend the Constitution Center's Scout Day this month, the Center is offering virtual student learning opportunities. Go to https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/classroom-exchanges/online-civic-learning-opportunities for more information.

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