Tualatin Easter Egg Hunt

posted Apr 14, 2019, 2:14 PM by Jackie Dannemiller

The Great Tualatin Easter Egg Hunt Returns April 20!


For the 46th year in a row, the Easter Bunny will team up with Boy Scout Troop 530 and the Tualatin Lions Club for the best Easter Egg Hunt in the west on Saturday, April 20 at 2:00PM at Tualatin Community Park, 8515 SW Tualatin Rd. Rain or shine, the Easter Egg Bunny has always considered this the biggest and most fun hunt for kids, parents and grandparents!

As always, there will be separate hunts for four age groups. “Toddlers to Twos” hunts in the play area behind the picnic shelter and can have help from moms, dads and grandparents. All the other age groups know what they’re doing, so there’s no assists for them. “Threes and Fours” hunt, in the volleyball field just south of the Lions Bar-B-Que structure. “Fives and Sixes” hunt in deep left field of the main softball field and the big kids, the “Sevens and Eights” hunt in shallow left field.

The Lions will have signs at each hunting area and a few information signs as well. Each hunter (happy kiddo!) will collect just a few eggs, then trade them in to the Scouts from Troop 530 for a bag of Easter candy. Each hunting area will have 2 “special” eggs that can be turned in to the Scouts for a big special Easter basket prize!

The great Tualatin Cracker Barrel restaurant will again be a contributing sponsor for the Lions Easter Egg Hunt, with special prizes and coupons for Hunters and their families. The Tualatin Lions and Scout Troop 530 are proud and happy of the relationship with Cracker Barrel.

The Lions will gladly accept any non-perishable food donations for the Tualatin Schoolhouse Pantry and will be selling freshly popped popcorn, soda and water with proceeds going to scholarships to the Tualatin Police Summer G.R.E.A.T. Camp.

The Lions and Scouts look forward to helping the Easter Bunny put smiles on the faces of several generations of Easter Egg Hunters in Tualatin, especially the youngest!

For more information, please email tualatinlions@gmail.com. The Tualatin Lions meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 6:30pm at the Tualatin Elks Club. The Lions, as the “sponsoring organization” can also steer you to Scouts, BSA Troop 530 and Cub Scout Pack 35, accepting girls at this time.

49th Annual Pancake Breakfast

posted Apr 14, 2019, 2:02 PM by Jackie Dannemiller   [ updated Apr 14, 2019, 2:10 PM ]

Tualatin Troop 530, Scouts BSA will hold its 49th annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019  at the Juanita Pohl Senior Center in Tualatin , Oregon.  
The Juanita Pohl Senior Center is located at 8513 S.W. Tualatin Road, in Tualatin.    Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverages are included for $8 per person, $6 for ages 62 and older and $25 for families. Proceeds support the scouts and their activities.  Tickets are available at the door.


Troop 530, Scouts BSA began in 1952 and was the first troop to serve the Tualatin community. It has been involved with many civic projects, including tree planting and conservation projects at Tualatin Community Park,  Juanita Pohl Center,  Fanno Creek. Eagle projects have been done at Browns Ferry Park, Ibach Park, Byrom Elementary School, Tualatin High School, Tualatin Public Library, Tualatin Presbyterian Church, and surrounding areas in the community.  The troop is currently chartered with the Tualatin Lions Club.  For more information about BSA Troop 530 and scouting, go to sites.google.com/site/tualatinorbsatroop530  or contact Scoutmaster Lance Lewellan at 503-753-8922, or at scoutmaster@troop530.org

Drew Wise's Eagle Scout Court of Honor

posted Mar 11, 2019, 9:39 PM by Kol Helland   [ updated Mar 12, 2019, 6:36 PM ]

Congratulations to Drew Wise as our 67th Eagle Scout in Troop 530!  We celebrated his Court of Honor on Sunday, March 10 at Tualatin United Methodist Church, where Drew completed his Eagle Project. It was fun to see so many former Troop 530 scouts in attendance!

Liam Davis' Eagle Scout Court of Honor

posted Feb 26, 2019, 7:33 PM by Kol Helland   [ updated Feb 26, 2019, 7:40 PM ]

Congratulations to Liam Davis for completing the Eagle Scout rank! We had a fun time celebrating his Court of Honor on Saturday, February 23. He is the 65th Eagle Scout from our troop.

Tualatin Scouts Christmas Tree Recycling

posted Dec 10, 2018, 10:06 PM by joe van winkle   [ updated Dec 15, 2018, 2:27 PM by Jackie Dannemiller ]

Tualatin Scout troops 35 and 530 will be scouring the neighborhoods for two weekends on the hunt for trees to be recycled.The two troops will work together to pick up trees on Saturday, Dec. 29, and Saturday, Jan. 5.  The Scouts ask that trees be curbside by 8 a.m. They are requesting a $12 donation for trees under 6 feet, and $17 for trees taller than 6 feet.  Scouts will be picking up trees between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

To schedule a pickup, email trees@troop530.org.A drop-off site will be set up both days in the north parking lot of Tualatin High School, 22300 S.W. Boones Ferry Road.  If you did not receive an envelope with information, please make checks payable to BSA, or Troop 530, and place in envelope on the tree or a scout can knock on your door for payment to prevent theft of payment. 

"Tualatin Life" - featuring Norm Dannemiller

posted Jul 10, 2018, 7:15 PM by Jackie Dannemiller

SECOND TAKE: Norm Dannemiller BY JONATHAN CRANE, PAST PUBLISHER, TUALATIN LIFE 
    In my effort to promote local exceptionalism, the word volunteerism often crops up. Volunteers are present with every little league game, most charity functions, after school activities, and in so many areas that affect the growth and direction of our children and society as a whole. So many of us have memories of being involved with Scouts in one form or another as kids. Many were in Brownies, which led to Girl Scouts. Others were in Cub Scouts, which led to Boy Scouts. Maybe it’s just me, but I vividly recall the memories of Scouts and the impact it made in my life. None of those memories would have been possible without the care, devotion and volunteerism of local leaders who stepped up to lead our various packs. 
    In Tualatin, if your son was involved with Scouts, it is with certainty that you would know the name Norm Dannemiller, who just recently stepped down as the Scoutmaster for Tualatin Troop 530 after a very impressive 12 years. Both Norm and Jackie Dannemiller have been involved with Tualatin Scouts since they moved to Tualatin in 2000. It was first Jackie’s involvement, who was Cubmaster at Byrom Elementary School, which prompted Norm to get involved once their oldest son Nick crossed over from Cub Scout Pack 35 on to Boy Scouts. Norm went through extensive training to prepare in his many roles with the Boy Scouts, including Scoutmaster and providing many hours to Eagle Scout projects. 
    Norm Dannemiller was raised near Monterey, California and after high school worked as a line mechanic for an automotive repair shop in the early 80’s. Later, he went to college and became a mechanical engineer after graduating from Colorado School of Mines. Unfortunately, the mining industry experienced a downturn and his family moved to Tualatin from Colorado at that time. 
    While Norm was not involved with Scouts as a kid, his own sons have been highly involved. His oldest son, Nick, achieved the highest status possible as the 2014 National Chief for the Order, Scouting’s National Honor Society, which included presenting a report to the Speaker of the US House of Representatives discussing the BSA’s accomplishments and contributions over the past year. Their younger son, Matthew, is currently completing his Eagle Scout rank this Summer. 
    When I asked Norm what core values he hoped to impart on Boy Scouts, he replied, “I hope that through their experience in the Troop they develop the ability and confidence to be self-reliant, the ability to envision and chart their own course, that they always have ownership of the decisions that they make (for better or worse), that they are aware there are always opportunities to help others, and that leadership is selfless.” 
    Norm didn’t do all of this alone, the Dannemiller involvement in Scouts is a team effort. “We are a Scouting Family. Jackie has been involved in District, Council and National level roles. There are many Scouts across the nation and in our troop who consider her their ‘Scouting Mom’ for all the support and advice she has provided over the years.” 
    While Norm has stepped down as Scoutmaster, he will remain involved with Order of the Arrow (OA), as an Associate Lodge Advisor. “In 2019 our Council’s OA Lodge will be doing a large-scale conservation project across 2 national forests in Oregon called ArrowCorps 2019 and I am the advisor for that event. That should keep me out of trouble.” 
    I asked Norm what words of wisdom he might pass on to the new Scoutmaster and he replied with, “Patience. Leadership doesn’t happen overnight. The Scoutmaster’s job is to mentor, coach and enable. Secondly, mistakes happen along the way. If they’re not making mistakes, they’re probably not learning. When mistakes happen, take the time to review them and learn from them. Third, and most importantly, relish their success, whether it be a 20-mile hike, a District Camporee, a good troop meeting, or just a well tied knot.” Norm Dannemiller’s devotion to the betterment of young, local boys has contributed in countless ways to make a difference to so many lives. Scouting experiences are remembered for a lifetime, so will Norm’s contribution to our youth. 

Written by Jonathan Crane, who owns Integrity Staffing in Tualatin and is the Past Publisher of Tualatin Life. He’s lived in Tualatin for 19 years. You can reach him at jon@integritystaffingusa.com.

48th Annual Pancake Breakfast, June 3, 2018

posted Apr 7, 2018, 7:29 AM by Jackie Dannemiller   [ updated Apr 7, 2018, 7:42 AM ]

Tualatin Boy Scout Troop 530 will hold its 48th annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018  at the Juanita Pohl Senior Center in Tualatin , Oregon.

Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverages are included for $6 per person, $4 for ages 62 and older and $20 for families. Proceeds support the scouts and their activities.

The Juanita Pohl Senior Center is located at 8513 S.W. Tualatin Road, in Tualatin.

Tickets are available at the door.

BSA Troop 530 began in 1952 and was the first troop to serve the Tualatin community. It has been involved with many civic projects, including tree planting and conservation projects at Tualatin Community Park,  Juanita Pohl Center,  Fanno Creek. Eagle projects have been done at Browns Ferry Park, Ibach Park, Byrom Elementary School, Tualatin High School, Tualatin Public Library, Tualatin Presbyterian Church, and surrounding areas in the community.  The troop is currently chartered with the Tualatin Lions Club.

For more information about BSA Troop 530 and scouting, go to sites.google.com/site/tualatinorbsatroop530 or contact Scoutmaster Lance Lewellan at 503-753-8922, or at scoutmaster@troop530.org

Tree Recycling

posted Dec 9, 2017, 7:18 AM by Jackie Dannemiller   [ updated Dec 9, 2017, 7:31 AM ]

Tualatin Boy Scouts Christmas Tree Recycling

Tualatin Boy Scout troops 35 and 530 will be scouring the neighborhoods for two weekends on the hunt for trees to be recycled.The two troops will work together to pick up trees on Saturday, Dec. 30, and Saturday, Jan. 6.  The Scouts ask that trees be curbside by 8 a.m. They are requesting a $10 donation for trees under 6 feet, and $15 for trees taller than 6 feet.  Scouts will be picking up trees between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.  To schedule a pickup, email trees@troop530.org.

A drop-off site will be set up both days in the north parking lot of Tualatin High School, 22300 S.W. Boones Ferry Road.  If you did not receive an envelope with information, please make checks payable to BSA, or Troop 530, and place in envelope on the tree or a scout can knock on your door for payment to prevent theft of payment. 



Troop 530's Color Guard to provide Veteran's Day Recongition

posted Nov 5, 2017, 1:53 PM by Jackie Dannemiller   [ updated Nov 5, 2017, 1:58 PM ]

A Tualatin tradition is coming up Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Juanita Pohl Center.  Every year, the center hosts a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast around the time of Veterans Day. Special guests are invited to talk about service and tell their stories as veterans enjoy a free catered breakfast.  This year, U.S. Army counterintelligence officer Dave Dehart, missile silo commander Ken Dale and helicopter pilot Rosemary Kaszubowski will speak at the breakfast. Local Boy Scouts Troop 530 will provide the honor guard, while Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden and City Councilor Frank Bubenik will introduce the program.  

47th Annual Pancake Breakfast

posted Apr 20, 2017, 8:06 AM by Jackie Dannemiller

Tualatin Boy Scout Troop 530 will hold its 47th annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 4th at the Juanita Pohl Senior Center.

Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverages are included for $6 per person, $4 for ages 62 and older and $20 for families. Proceeds support the scouts and their activities.

The Juanita Pohl Senior Center is located at 8513 S.W. Tualatin Road, in Tualatin.

Tickets are available at the door.

BSA Troop 530 began in 1952 and was the first troop to serve the Tualatin community. It has been involved with many civic projects, including tree planting and conservation projects at Tualatin Community Park,  Juanita Pohl Center,  Fanno Creek. Eagle projects have been done at Browns Ferry Park, Ibach Park, Byrom Elementary School, Tualatin High School, Tualatin Public Library, Tualatin Presbyterian Church, and surrounding areas in the community.  The troop is currently chartered with the Tualatin Lions Club.

For more information about BSA Troop 530 and scouting, go to sites.google.com/site/tualatinorbsatroop530 or call Scoutmaster Norm Dannemiller at 503-885-2405

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