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TROOP 230 REVIVES – On Thursday, July 28, a group of volunteers got together at the ElDo Youth Center to help reestablish Boy Scout Troop 230 of the Ozarks Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Some say that troop 230 was one of the oldest Scout Troops west of the Mississippi, but it is known that El Dorado Springs, MO Troop 230 had been in existence for many years for before surrendering their charter in 2012. According to former Scoutmaster Greg Girven, the Cub Scouts ceased to exist in El Dorado Springs in 2008. Girven said that since 75% of Boy Scouts come from Cub Scouts, it was hard to continue a troop with only five members and five volunteers.

But thanks to the efforts of Frank Lambrecht and Sean Cook, scouting is back in El Dorado Springs. The new troop will begin after school starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at the ElDo Youth Center.

Pictured are, (from left) Ben Crawford, ElDo Youth Center Director Kim Cox, Sean Cook, Committeeman El Dorado Springs Police Chief Jarrod Schierek, Frank Lambrecht, Ida Lambrecht, Randy Ridgway and Allen Hicks.  Signing the new charter is Committee Chairman, Associate Circuit Judge and Eagle Scout Tom Pyle, with MoKan District 2 Ozarks Trails Council Director Nathan Cash at the table.

The Boy Scouts of American started in 1910 and is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States.

Volunteers are needed. Please call Frank Lambrecht at 417/876-7399.

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