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  • Local Flag Ceremony Scouts from the Troop performing the official flag ceremony for the Beaverton Lions Club, supported by a local Piper.
    Posted Feb 23, 2015, 12:09 PM by Troop 530 bsa
  • Summer at Camp Meriwether Summer camp this year was at the beautiful Camp Meriwether, tucked away in a remote section of the Oregon Coast. The troop took up the largest campsite and took full advantage of the beautiful weather (well apart from one day) to use the Climbing Wall, practice metalworking, sandboarding, black powder rifles and a range of water sports in addition to assorted merit badges and rank advancements.The Scouts ranked highly in the Triathalon and the assorted inter-troop team games. The adults excelled at the chili and dessert cook-offs. There was even time for a beautiful hike up to the nearby Cape Lookout.
    Posted Jul 31, 2014, 5:05 PM by Troop 530 bsa
  • Wapiti Camporee at Evergreen Museum Once again, the Evergreen Museum in McMinnville hosted the Wapiti District Camporee. The Scouts came prepared after a pre-camporee campout with the skills to set up the tarp tents, KP station, dining areas and know exactly what is needed for a successful weekend camp. The food was excellent and though the weather did not cooperate the camp area stayed relatively mud free and earned the scouts the award for the best campsite.The Scouts (and some Adults) were able to work on a range of activities, from Tomahawk throwing through to outdoor skills. In the evening, the Evergreen Museum graciously opened their museum and IMAX Cinema, both of which were very much appreciated by all.
    Posted May 29, 2014, 6:18 PM by Troop 530 bsa
  • Mothers Day Weekend Campout and Climbing After a very wet drive along the Columbia Gorge, we reached the green and rain-free oasis of Maryhill State Park nestled by the river in Washington State for the Mothers Day campout. Luckily the rain mostly stayed away for the weekend, leaving us with beautiful days for the Scouts to climb at Horsethief Butte under the keen and watchful eye of the Troops climbing instructors.  In addition to the Climbing, as preparation for Summer Camp, many of the Scouts worked to complete their rank advancements.
    Posted May 12, 2014, 10:52 PM by Troop 530 bsa
  • Canoeing on the Willamette, September 2013 The Troop's first canoeing trip in several years was a great success. We canoed for two days, staying the night on a bar on the side of the river. It was nice all day, but gave us some showers while we were trying to make dinner. All turned out great, though. In the evening, we had perhaps the most beautiful moon rise that I've ever seen, coming up into steel-grey clouds. On the second day, the river was mostly a little slower, but in some places was faster. We did learn a lesson in being familiar with the pull-out point. Not recognizing it, we paddled right past the pull-out, turning a 20-mile trip into ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2014, 9:28 PM by Troop 530 bsa
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Vision of Troop 530

Guided by the Scout Oath and Law, Troop 530 will empower every eligible youth to become a responsible, participating citizen with the integrity and character to be tomorrow's leaders

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people 
to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes 
by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
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