Troop 530 to host 1st annual Klondike Derby

posted Nov 27, 2016, 2:59 PM by Jackie Dannemiller   [ updated Nov 27, 2016, 4:19 PM ]

Troop 530 is preparing for their first annual upcoming Klondike Derby at the winter lodge on Mt Hood. In a Klondike Derby,
Scout patrols acting as huskies pull specially designed homemade sleds around a field course marked by stations named for towns or cities, such as Dawson or Fairbanks. At each town the Scouts tackle exercises in problem-solving, as well as contests and other activities in which the patrols or teams earn spendable "gold nuggets" and credits toward Scouting patches. 

A little history for all......Just before the turn of the last century, gold prospectors traveled the sub-zero reaches of Alaska by means of dogs and sleds. They camped out in all kinds of winter weather, and therefore needed adequate survival skills, which they learned from the native Eskimos. Scouting has incorporated this theme in the Klondike Derby. The point of a Klondike Derby, which usually is held in late January, is to make Scouts use their heads, to put their Scouting skills to work in the field, to demonstrate teamwork and Scout spirit, and to have fun outdoors on winter days.

NOTE: "The Klondike Derby plans are not—repeat—not presented here as an official BSA program or event. They are, instead, offered as a suggested activity simply for kids to enjoy. These instructions are based on original ones
published as program helps in the 1960’s; ideas from derbies staged since then have been added. —Boys’ Life

Holiday Tree Recycling, Dec 31 and Jan. 7

posted Nov 17, 2016, 12:54 PM by Jackie Dannemiller   [ updated Nov 27, 2016, 4:23 PM ]

Tualatin Boy Scout Troops 530 and 35 will cover the entire city on Saturday, December 31 and January 7 to pick up Christmas trees for recycling. Trees need to be curbside by 8 a.m. and will be picked up between 9a.m. and 4p.m. both days. The suggested donation is $10 for smaller trees and $15 for larger trees. 

Checks can be made to BSA (Boy Scouts of America) is highly  recommended over cash to prevent theft. Trees can be put out without payment, and a Scout will knock on the door to collect. For customers convenience, trees will also be collected in the north parking lot of Tualatin High School, 22300 S.W. Boones Ferry Road. 

The funds raised help pay for activities such as camping, hiking and character development, it also helps individual Scouts earn their way to summer camp. 

The Boy Scouts help maintain various parks and green space within the city of Tualatin, by providing service in clearing ivy, and invasive plants, while planting with native plant, trail repairs, and provide numerous volunteer hours to local events such as the City of Tualatin’s Annual Arbor Day celebration, and Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Many Eagle Scout projects have improved parks and local school facilities and grounds in Tualatin. 

For more information, call Scoutmaster Norm Dannemiller, from Troop 530 at 503-885-2405 or go to https://sites.google.com/site/tualatinorbsatroop530

Portland Aquarium Sleeping with the Sharks

posted Nov 8, 2016, 3:58 PM by Jackie Dannemiller   [ updated Nov 27, 2016, 4:23 PM ]

Troop 530 spent Dec 14, 2012 at the Portland Aquarium for their first Scout Overnight.  The Portland Aquarium open its doors at 9 am the following morning with great fanfare.  The scouts had a awesome time and suggest that other units to the same and give it a try.  

Tyler Inberg Elected National Vice Chief

posted Dec 31, 2015, 10:31 AM by Troop 530 bsa

Tualatin BSA Troop 530 is once again in the national spotlight! Back in Dec 2013, Nick Dannemiller, Tualatin Troop 530 and member of the Wauna La-Mon'tay Lodge, Wapiti District Chapter was elected and served as our 2014 National Chief! We are equally proud to announce and Congratulate another member of our unit, Tualatin Troop 530, and member of Wauna La-Mon'tay Lodge, Skyloo District.  On Dec. 28, 2015, Tyler Inberg was elected as the 2016 National Vice Chief of the Order of the Arrow by his fellow Section Chiefs at the OA National Planning Meeting in Dallas TX. 

Tyler is an Eagle Scout and has served the Wauna La-Mon-tay Lodge as Admin. Vice Chief and was elected at the 2015 Conclave last Sept for a 2nd term as our Section Chief. Tyler is studying engineering at Oregon State. CONGRATULATIONS TYLER! Wauna La-Mon'tay is PROUD!


Veterans Day

posted Nov 11, 2015, 6:42 PM by Troop 530 bsa

The Troop Color Guard honoring Veterans Day at Horizon Christian School.


Eagle Scout Nick Dannemiller recognized with National Distinguished Service Award

posted Aug 20, 2015, 7:17 PM by Troop 530 bsa



On May 20, 2015, the BSA Order of the Arrow Committee approved 57 persons to receive its Distinguished Service Award (DSA) for outstanding service to the Order on a Sectional, Regional, and/or National basis.  Since 1940, only 965 Distinguished Service Awards have been presented.  

Tualatin High School 2012 graduate and Eagle Scout, Nick Dannemiller was recognized with the DSA during the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) at Michigan State University, August 4, 2015.  Over 15,000 Boy Scouts and adult leaders were in attendance for the 100th Anniversary celebration of the Order of the Arrow.  

Nick is a member of Tualatin Boy Scout Troop 530, chartered by the Tualatin Lions club, and served as the National Chief of the Order of the Arrow in 2014.  As Scouting's National Honor Society, its purpose is to:  
  • Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition. 
  • Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout's experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp. 
  • Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.  
  • Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.  

Nick is currently attending Colorado State University in Fort Collins, majoring in Wildlife Biology, and working on becoming a Wildlife Veterinarian.  Nick began his scouting adventures as a young Tiger Cub Scout in first grade with Pack 35, at Byrom Elementary School, and continued into the Boy Scouts with Tualatin Troop 530.  The troop is quite active in the city of Tualatin, providing hours of endless community service to its schools, parks, and activities.  

For additional information about the scouting program, go to http://troop530.org or call (503) 885-2405.

Summer Camp at Cooper (Not Pioneer!)

posted Jul 26, 2015, 1:21 PM by Troop 530 bsa


Camp Pioneer was to be the expected destination for summer camp this year. This all changed in an instant the day before leaving, due to a forest fire that caused the evacuation of the camp. An alternative was quickly found; one located in the coast range, deep within the Tillamook State Forest and familiar to many of the scouts from their time working on service projects - Camp Cooper

They were happy to accommodate us (and some of the Pioneer staff), though it was a tight squeeze into the campground (38 scouts
in an area set up for 14!) The Scouts relished these challenges that were given to them; with an excellent first place in the chess
tournament, a close second in the boating competition and turning a 20lb slab of beef into a very satisfying dinner for all.

The alternative location also offered up alternative activities and merit badges - Mountain Biking, Paddle Boarding, Theater, Spacecraft and a number of activities related to the timber industry.

2015 Camp Cooper


Easter Egg Hunt

posted Apr 20, 2015, 8:31 PM by Troop 530 bsa   [ updated Apr 20, 2015, 8:35 PM ]


Easter brought with it the traditional egg hunt hosted in conjunction with the Tualatin Lions at the Tualatin Community Park. The Easter celebrations have been taking place at the Community Park for the last 42 years. Donations of cans and non-perishable foods were collected to support the Tualatin food pantry and a great time was had by all on a beautiful Spring day.

Easter Egg Hunt

Local Flag Ceremony

posted Feb 23, 2015, 12:08 PM by Troop 530 bsa   [ updated Feb 23, 2015, 12:09 PM ]

Scouts from the Troop performing the official flag ceremony for the Beaverton Lions Club, supported by a local Piper.

Summer at Camp Meriwether

posted Jul 31, 2014, 5:05 PM by Troop 530 bsa


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.

2014 Camp Meriweather



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