Mason Lewallen elected Wauna La-Mon'tay Lodge Chief 2021-2022

posted Mar 19, 2021, 5:58 AM by Jackie Dannemiller   [ updated Mar 19, 2021, 6:01 AM ]

 to Mason Lewallen as the newly elected Lodge Chief for Wauna La-Mon’tay Lodge beginning May 1, 2021.  Mason will  join with a great group of engaged youth to serve the Lodge as Vice Chiefs.  Jack Lewy, Program; Tor Helland, Service; Leo Raveling, Membership; Owen MacHaffie, Ceremonies; and Bryant Gillins, Admin.  For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.  This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well.  Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others.  OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.  Mason and Tor follow several Youth leaders from Troop 530 in leading this National Scouting Honor Society.

Congratulation to Tor Helland as the newly elected Vice Chief for Service.  The Service Vice Chief will lead many exciting service projects within the community, local scouting residence camps, and service at induction weekends.  This year, the Wauna La-Mon'tay Lodge will be providing "Arrowcorps 2021" - Arrowcorps is a weeklong opportunity for Scouts and Scouters to give service to Public Lands in our area.   This year Arrowcorps will be based at Camp Pioneer on Santiam Pass, August 22-27. We will be focusing on Hiking Trail maintenance for the Detroit Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest.  Arrowcorps is for registered Scouters age 14 and above, and you do not need to be a member of the Order of the Arrow.

Eagle Scouts recognized - Scouting continues in Tualatin 2020

posted Oct 10, 2020, 6:02 AM by Jackie Dannemiller   [ updated Oct 10, 2020, 6:07 AM ]

Scouting continues strong in Tualatin and Tigard communities, providing leadership and community service for the Youth involved.  This past summer,  two Eagle Scout projects provided improvements to the front grounds at the Tualatin Valley Elks Lodge with a new 25 ft flagpole, LED lighting, an armed services monument, pavers, and landscape rock.  Tor Helland (Troop 530) installed a third flagpole to make room for a POW-MIA flag and upgraded the lighting to energy-efficient LEDs.  Over 800 pounds of concrete was poured to secure the foundation tube three feet below the ground surface.  Tor faced some unexpected challenges with the COVID-19 restrictions, the flagpole mistakenly sent to the east coast, and dealing with wildfire smoke.  "This was the largest scale project I've completed and it was rewarding to overcome all the obstacles to help improve the front of the Elk's Lodge" - Tor Helland.

To honor the men and women of our armed services, Connor Henderson (Tigard Troop 423) constructed a monument that includes emblems for all branches of our military.  He also installed pavers in front of each flagpole and landscape rock around the entire area.  Thank you to the following local businesses for contributing to the success of this project: Willamette Graystone, The Home Depot, Lowe's, Crowley's Granite Concepts, and Grimm's Fuel.

Tualatin Valley Elks Lodge (#2780) is a charitable organization that gives back to the community in many ways.  Come see the projects located at 8350 SW Warm Springs St. Tualatin.  All Youth interested in joining Scouts, BSA program may contact Scoutmaster Lance Lewellan, email: or call by phone: 503-753-8922, or visit their website

50th Annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser - CANCELED

posted Feb 29, 2020, 12:24 PM by Jackie Dannemiller   [ updated Sep 14, 2020, 8:57 PM by joe van winkle ]

Troop 530's 50th Annual Pancake Fundraiser has moved once already this year.  Like many things during this crazy year, we have decided that the time is still not right to have this fundraiser.

We look forward to seeing next year!

Troop 530 with Tualatin City Council

posted Feb 29, 2020, 12:18 PM by Vincent Cangelosi   [ updated Feb 29, 2020, 12:22 PM by Jackie Dannemiller ]

On Monday, February 10, 2020. Troop 530 visited with the mayor of Tualatin, Frank Bubenik. The scouts got to speak with the mayor and ask questions about issues with the city. The scouts asked questions on a wide range of topics including, adding a bridge between Tigard and Tualatin, extending Max into Tualatin, and How large capital projects are planned.

The scouts then attended a work session with the city council. The topics we got to discuss were about cannabis dispensary. After the work session, the scouts helped kick off the public meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. This helped the scouts get closer to earning their Citizenship in the Community merit badge.  The scouts enjoyed seeing how their city is run!

Holiday Trees Recycling 2019

posted Dec 22, 2019, 5:53 AM by Jackie Dannemiller

Scouting BSA Troops 35 and 530 will cover the entire city on Saturday, Dec. 28 and Jan. 4 to pick up Christmas trees for recycling. Trees need to be curbside by 8:30 a.m. and will be picked up between 9 a.m. and noon on both days. The suggested donation is $12 for smaller trees (six feet and under) and $17 for anything larger.
 If you do not receive an informational envelope in December, please make checks payable to “Scouts BSA” and place in any envelope attached to the tree. To prevent donation theft, a scout will knock on your door when they pick up your tree if no envelope is attached to the tree.  A drop-off site will also be set up both days in the north parking lot of Tualatin High School, 22300 S.W. Boones Ferry Road.  The funds raised help with outdoor activities such as camping and hiking and also help individual Scouts earn their way to summer camp.  For more information, call or text Troop 530/Troop 35 at (503)662-2239.

2019 Scouting For Food

posted Dec 8, 2019, 7:25 AM by Jackie Dannemiller   [ updated Dec 8, 2019, 7:39 AM ]

Saturday, December 7, 2019

An annual tradition since 1986, Scouting for Food rallies Scouts across the nation to collect food for local food banks. Cascade Pacific Council Scouts collect food for the hungry and provide it to specific local food banks throughout the greater Northwest.   Tualatin Troop 530, Troop 35 and Pack 35 collected 7,746 pounds of non perishables during this year's event.  ALL donations were then distributed to the Tualatin Schoolhouse Food Pantry, so all donations goes directly to the local community.  The Scouts logged in more than 16 hours of community service and braved the rain and wind that was present on the days of distributing the collection bags, and collecting the non-perishables that are so needed at this time of the year.

Camp Baldwin

posted Aug 1, 2019, 9:53 PM by Kol Helland

Troop 530 had a great time at Camp Baldwin this summer! Several Scouts earned the Horsemanship merit badge and others earned the Chaplain's Award. We are looking forward to Camp Meriwether next summer!

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 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  or contact Scoutmaster Lance Lewellan at 503-753-8922, or at

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!

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