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Kevin Williams
· September 22, 2017
I am very proud to have come from this troop as a child. It helped me become who I am, and I am very grateful for it
Karen Keith
· July 18, 2017
What a great group of young people and leaders!!!
Brett Hendrich
· July 18, 2017
I can't give enough credit to this troop for making me into the person I've become. I've established life long friends, goals and morals thanks to the Boy Scout program!
Marion Beebe
· May 30, 2015
Looks good Matt you'll do a great job good luck
Jane Scott
· June 1, 2015
Great campouts, fun meetings, building relationships, and learning outdoor survival skills.
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Philmont Scout Ranch

Baldy is looking great this morning with some fresh snow!


Past Troop 430 Scouts and Scouters. Did you go to Philmont? Please either comment or private message us! Let us know your crew number and the year you went. We are trying to update our records and we need your help!

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Parents of Troop 430 Scouts attending Bartle Summer Camp in 2018, here is a link to the 2018 Campership Forms. If you would like to submit a form to apply for a campership (scholarship) to help with camp fees, please click the link below, print the form and fill it out. Forms are due at our regular meeting on 02/26/2018.…

Eagle Scout Court of Honor: February 11, 2018 at Northeast Baptist Church. 10 young men earned the rank of Eagle today!

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The Clinton Daily Democrat

In the Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, edition of The Clinton Daily Democrat!


Clinton Scout Troops 225 and 430 respectfully request your pres...ence at the Eagle Scout Awards Court of Honor in recognition of the Class of 2017. The Court of Honor is scheduled for 2 p.m., Sunday, February 11, 2018, Northeast Baptist Church, 619 East Lincoln St., Clinton. There will be a reception immediately following the awards ceremony. As has been the custom since 1950, a two page salute sponsored by area business firms, professionals, families and individuals honoring the Eagle Scout candidates, complete with photographs, appeared in The Clinton Daily Democrat on Thursday.

Eagle Scout candidates are Brady Douglas Carr, son of John and Amy Carr; Kyle Wesley Henson Jr., son of Kyle and Marnisa Henson; Garrett James Hugo Hilte, son of John Hilte and Chad & Lana Monard. Also, Mason Allen Huff, son of Allen and Jennifer Huff; Connor Ryan McCandless, son of Mike and Marianne McCandless; and Drayden Scott Russell, son of Isaac Russell & Amanda Blackwell. And, Blake Robert Stark, son of Devin and Debbie Stark; Gage Daniel Sublette, son of James and Anna Sublette; Patrick Michael Swartz, son of Michael Swartz and Michelle Howry; Wesley Kent Willings, son of Matt and Melissa Willings.

Eagle Scout speaker will be Matt Evans of KMBC-9 News, Kansas City. A reporter for KMBC Channel 9 in Kansas City, Matt is the son of Andrew Evans, Springfield, and Kathy Surber, Lee’s Summit. His grandparents are Jerry and Phyllis Evans, Boise, Idaho, and the late Kenneth and Kay Sims, Windsor. Matt’s sister, Megan Evans, Springfield, is also a graduate of Clinton High School. She is currently majoring in architecture at Drury University.

An Eagle Scout in Troop 430, Matt’s career path beckoned while a student at Clinton High School. He began writing for the Clinton High School newspaper. He credits Mrs. Leslie Largent, Journalism Instructor, with opening his eyes his to many career path possibilities in journalism. Local folks at KDKD helped to facilitate his start in broadcasting as a part-timer some ten years ago. Matt said then program director Ken Dillon, news director David Lee and the good “Doctor” Dave Young offered encouragement and mentorship. With their help, he developed a love for broadcast journalism, and knew this was the career path he wanted to follow.

After graduation from CHS, Matt worked for several radio stations in the Springfield area before moving to Columbia in order to attend the University of Missouri. He continued his broadcast work at radio stations in both Columbia and Jefferson City in addition to the NBC affiliate in Columbia, KOMU. Following graduation from the University of Missouri Journalism School, he was hired for a job in Kansas City. Matt noted it was great to be so close to family and his hometown. Engaged to Talia Cohen, Senior News Producer at KMBC 9 News, the couple will be getting married in April, 2018.
Matt, a 2009 graduate of Clinton High School, was recently honored with a Regional EMMY award. The Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is one of nineteen regional chapters and represents the most experienced and talented television professionals from all disciplines of the industry in their regional chapters markets. As such, the regional chapters are the standard-bearers for excellence in the television broadcasting industry and the gatekeepers of the prestigious regional and international EMMY awards.

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TROOP 430 SCOUTS AND FAMILIES: Scout Sunday for tomorrow is CANCELED tomorrow due to poor road conditions. The Eagle Scout Court of Honor is still on at 2pm at Northeast Baptist Church.

Years ago they earned the Eagle Scout medal, representing their commitment to Scouting. Now they'll represent their country while trying to earn another medal: gold in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Troop 430 Scouts that are currently taking Citizenship in the Community merit badge attended this evenings Clinton city council meeting. Merit badge counselor, Richard Shields, arranged the event to fulfill one of the requirements to complete the merit badge. Thank you to Mayor Greg Lowe and the city council for their warm welcome and allowing us to visit tonight.

Weekend campouts often mean that we are unable to attend our individual church services on Sunday’s. A good scout is reverent, so we conduct our own church services as a unit! Chaplains Aides, Xanden Reavis and Garrett Doll, did a wonderful job this morning conducting our church service either the assistance of a few other scouts.

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U.S. National Weather Service (NWS)

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What an incredible night for Troop 430 at the 2017 Lone Bear District Leaders Appreciation Dinner! Eagle Scouts Connor McCandless, Garrett Hilte, Blake Stark, and Wes Willings were recognized for their achievement of Eagle Scouts. Diane Oberkrom, Troop 430 committee member and wife of Assistant Scoutmaster Kent Oberkrom, received the Lonely Bear award in recognition of her commitment to her spouse (Kent) and his involvement with scouting. Dr. Gary Groff, Troop 430 Advancem...ent Chairman, received recognition as the outgoing Lone Bear District Chairman. Gary served the district as chairman since 2015. Dr. Groff also received the District Award of Merit, the highest award a District can award a scouter (adult leader). Our Scoutmaster, Matt Willings, was awarded the Silver Bear award in recognition of his commitment to the scouting program and the Lone Bear District. We are so fortunate to have dedicated leaders, creating an outstanding program, as the Scouts in Troop 430 travel “On the Eagle Trail”!

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