History

Beginnings

Troop 530 was formally chartered with the Boy Scouts of America, Portland Area Council, in June 1952 by the Tualatin Parent Teacher Association. It was the first Troop to serve this community. The original charter shows seven adults and five youth; one adult and eleven youth were added the later that year. The meeting place was Tualatin Grange School on Boones Ferry Road.

In 1952, the population of Tualatin was only about 200. The city itself consisted of a few stores and businesses serving the surrounding farms. The small population was spread out across the area. Today, 25,000 people make Tualatin their home, and several Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs serve the community. Troop 530 has met in most of the school facilities in the community including Byrom, Hazelbrook, and now Bridgeport.

Charter Organization

The charter organization is key to any Scouting unit. All Scouting units are owned and operated by charter organizations. The organization may be a church, school, business, service club, or civic organization. Troop 530 has benefited from the strong support of several charter organizations over the years. The first was the Tualatin Parent Teachers Association from 1952-57. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3452 sponsored the troop from 1958-1979, and the troop met for some years at the VFW Hall. Since 1980, the troop has been sponsored by the Tualatin Lions Club.

Troop Program

Troop 530 has focused its scouting program over the years on the basic elements of camping, service, leadership, and advancement. The Troop has an active camping program including monthly outings and an annual, week long, residence, summer camp. The troop makes use of all the Council summer camp facilities and some facilities of other councils. These included St Helens in the early years, and now include Camp Baldwin, Meriwether, Cooper, and Pioneer, as well as Camp Baker. The troop also has a long history of extended backTrooping, canoeing, and cycling trips to provide additional challenges for Scouts. From 1967-71, the troop completed the entire Pacific Crest Trail within Oregon. Other 50 mile backTroop trips were completed in the Wallowas. Olympic National Park, Sisters Wilderness, and the Oregon Coast. Several extended float trips on the Willamette River have been made.

Troop 530 Scouts are regular participants in community service projects. The troop helped plant trees in the Woodrose Nature Park after diseased mature trees were removed. The troop helped the community clean up after the 1996 flood. A variety of Troop 530 Eagle Scout service projects have benefited the community over the years.

The troop focuses on development of youth leadership to carry out the troop program. Key in this effort is the Senior Patrol Leader, who leads the weekly troop meetings, the monthly outings, and the Patrol Leaders Council, with the advice and support of the Scoutmaster/Asst. Scoutmasters.

Eagle Scouts
1967Don Silvey
1972Paul Brosy
1972Martin Brown
1972John Howard
1973George Howard
1974Randy Scott
1982Dale Furrow
1983Alan Larsen
1984Terry Smith
1984David Johnson
1984Mark Holtzen
1984Andy Hempeck
1985John Campbell
1986Bill Woody
1988Craig Siebold
1989Doug Luccio
1990Jim Warner
1991Paul Luccio
1991Andy McClure
1993Bryan Danner
1995Garrett Kimball
1995Gary Crockett
1996Barry Schneider
1998Joe Thaler
1999Tom Chipman
1999Cory Portnuff
1999Taylor Hallvik
2000Greg Lewis
2000Kyle Leleand
2001George LeDoux
2001Mike Knippers
2001David Thaler
2001Matt Kroen
2002Colin Leland
2003Justin Meyer
2003James Stevens
2003Zach Hudgik
2005Ryan Parlee
2005Kenneth Steiner
2006Mitchell Thaler
2006Alex Lewis
2006Alex Banse-Fay
2007Eddie Masterson
2007Gilbert Bailey
2007Drew Baker
2007Tony Wong
2010Nick Dannemiller
Scoutmasters
1952-54Reide Lockman
1955-56Ralph Black
1957Maurice Ferris
1958-59Steve Nacheff
1960-61Hugh Tattersal
1962Jack Brosy
1963Leonard Willcut/Cliff Ehlers
1964-67Cliff Ehlers
1968Norm Christensen
1969Ken Smith
1970Cliff Ehlers
1971-73Jack Howard
1974-75Chick Hamilton
1976-77Victor Locke
1978-79Joe Sestak
1980-81Dave Johnson
1982Terry Willows/Darris Siebold
1983-85Darris Siebold*
1986-87Dave Nikula
1988-90Tom Kroen
1991Rod Crockett
1992-94Donna Danner
1995-97Dave Leland
1998-99Tom Kroen
2000-2002Tony Meyer
2003-2004Lou Thaler
2005-2006Glenn Bailey
2006-presentNorm Dannemiller
Senior Patrol Leaders
----Jim Edwards
----Marty Brown
----Steve Von Hegen
----Marc Harvey
----Paul Newman
----Bill Fewless
----Dale Furrow
----Randy Scott
----Joe Schaefer
----Kevin Christiansen
1981Mike Tycer
1982David Johnson
1982David Simmons
1983Tim Larkin
1983Andy Hempeck
1984Bill Woody
1984Monte Harrell
1985Craig Seibold
1985John Campbell
1986Doug Luccio
1986Matt Crall
1987Matt Crall
1987John Geniuch
1988John Geniuch
1988Andy McClure
1989Mike Cartmell
1990Mike Cartmell
1990Bryan Danner
1991Tim Crall
1992Gary Crockett
1993Matt Talarczyk
1994Barry Schnieder
1995Barry Schnieder
1996Kyle Leland
1997Kyle Leland
1998Taylor Hallvik
1998Cory Portnuff
1999Greg Lewis
1999Mike Knippers
2000Mike Knippers
2000David Thaler
2001Zach Hudgik
2001Matt Kroen
2002Colin Leland
2002Andrew Plambeck
2003Ryan Parlee
2003Mitch Thaler
2004Mitch Thaler
2004Ed Masterson
2004Alex Banse-Fay
2006Alex Lewis
2006Gil Bailey
2007Drew Baker
2007Tony Wong
2007Dan Steiner
2008Matthew Banse-Fay
2009Nick Dannemiller
2010Dylan Shelton
2010-presentEric Schucht
Troop Committee Chairs
1952-54James King
1955L. Van Hining
1956Maurice Evans
1957Doug McRobbin
1958-59Elvin Foster
1960-61George Cook
1962Ken Wlrod
1963Jack Brosy
1964John Phelps
1965-67Jack Howard
1967-70Hans Gerd Von Hagen
1971-74Norman Scott
1975-78Henry Christensen
1979-81Thomas Larkin
1982-83William Hempeck
1984Terry Willows
1985-86Rick Crall
1987E.M. Susan
1988Susan Ungern
1989-91Donna Danner
1992Charles Cloyd
1993-94Mike Strecher
1995-97Steve Hudgik
1998-00Lou Thaler
2000-02John Lewis
2003-04Reed Elwyn
2004-08Larry Steiner
2009-presentLarry Schucht
Boy Scouts of America
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