Welcome to Troop 235!

"In the 30 years that I've been doing this for a living, I've never had a parent say to me, 'I regretted the time I spent with my son or child in Scouting.'"

---Roy L. Williams, Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America

Welcome to BSA Troop 235 website.

Interested in joining our Troop?

Ages:  Boy Scouts is for all boys ages 11-17 (Grades 5-12).

Meetings:  Troop 235 meets on Tuesday nights at 7:00 in the new Fellowship Building at Red Hill Lutheran Church, located at 13200 Red Hill Avenue, Tustin, CA 92780.

You are always welcome to visit our Troop meetings and learn about our many activities. We are very active and camp almost every month.  You can reach our membership chair at membership@troop235.com and we can schedule a visit and let you know what activities are planned for upcoming meetings.

For Current Members:  If you wish to have an Announcement or Event placed on the Website/EBlast or you need to send a Troop wide E-mail, please email the Webmaster at webmaster@troop235.com.

Note: To protect the privacy of our Scouts, only members are allowed access to this site. If you are a member who needs access, please use the "Contact Us" link and provide your name, your scout's name, and an updated email address

Program Update 10/21/202

Posted on Oct 21 2021 - 8:55am

Our last weekend campout of the year is in the books! By all accounts, the 60+ scouts and adults in attendance had a time to remember.


The patrols all cooked some impressive meals on the new stoves.  I was especially pleased to see how well the patrols worked together as teams. That is what Scouting is all about! The scouts shot over 4,000 rounds of ammunition. We had more rockets than ever before launched. I think only 2 exploded on launch. RC race trucks were kicking up plenty of dust while drones patrolled the sky. Saturday evening’s campfire had plenty of terrific skits and songs in front of a 25’ tall bonfire.  The scouts ended the night with Capture the Flag using team glowsticks.


Be sure and check out the photo gallery on the website posted by our resident photographer Mr. Labahn. There are some very cool drone videos in there too.


This campout requires extra logistics to make it successful, so some special shout outs:

  • Mr. Boyce for taking such good care of the adults and feeding the entire Friday crew with a delicious spaghetti feast.  He also spent many hours wrangling the special gear necessary to keep everyone alive.
  • Quartermasters Charlie and Matthew for running the troop gear and equipment so smoothly. Their new systems are really working to keep things organized.
  • Mr. Crawford and Mr. Hosler for volunteering to stand in the sun all day and be firearms instructors.
  • Mr. Shen for refurbishing and running the troop rocket launch station!


Troop Meetings

  • October 26 – Halloween Spooktacular!  For this meeting scouts can wear costumes or Class A uniform. There will be a costume contest, and some other Halloween activities.
  • November 2 – Skits and Suits! Scouts may wear their Class A uniform or semi-formal wear (tie required for this).  All patrols will be performing skits and songs for prizes.
  • November 9 – Troop Elections! Class A uniform.  It’s time to elect you next Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders. Please contact me if you are interested in running for SPL.
  • November 16 – Tree Lot Training! Mandatory meeting for all scouts and adults at the Tree Lot! Class B for scouts.


Tree Lot Campout will be Saturday, December 4th.  Not to be missed!


We are finishing the year off strong, keep up the outstanding Scout Spirit!


Yours in Scouting,
Jon Wierks

Blair Atholl Jamborette

Posted on Oct 21 2021 - 8:54am

 RSVP here:   https://www.troop235.com/node/5375


Our troop has been given an opportunity to participate in an international
jamborette in Scotland the summer of 2022.

What: Jamborette is international, been going since 1946. This will be #38
I believe. Started by soldier who wanted to create an event for
international friendship through scouting to avoid future wars.
Scouts work in patrols of 12 scouts during the event: 6 from outside
Scotland joined with 6 Scottish Scouts. Currently 14 countries outside
Scotland registered.

Location: Blair-Atholl Castle on the edge of the Cairngorn Mountains
National Park in Central Scotland

Current Requirements for participation: Scouts must be 14 years old by
start of event, but not have had 18th birthday  prior to or during event.

Link to event website: https://www.jamborette.org.uk/

Travel details to be determined.

Cost for the Jamborette is 350 GBP/scout, 300 GBP/adult plus airfare and
any extra days group would spend in Scotland.

Rough plan:
2 Adults/6 scouts ( space offered to us through international lottery via
another local troop)
•    Leave LAX for Edinburgh 7/11
•    Tour Scotland 7/12-7/17 (optional)
•    Jamborette at Blair-Atholl Castle 7/18-29
•    Fly Edinburgh-LAX 7/30
Estimated costs:
•     Airfare:$850-1000
•    Jamborette: 350 GBP/scout, 300 GBP/adult
•    Scotland lodging/transport/activities: tbd ($1000+ guesstimate)
•    Each person would need to raise approx $2500-3000 and commit to the
time frame.
Travel to/from Scotland rules (currently):
•    Adults: vaccine and negative COVID test OR no vaccine, neg test and 10
days quarantine ( rules may change)
•    Under 18 ( Scouts): only neg COVID test

If there is enough interest to move forward, first deposit for the group is
due November first ($150 -200 approx).

As it is only a small contingent from our troop able to attend, the
financial burden for the trip will be the responsibility of the scout and
their families.

please register here if you are interested in attending scouts and adults.
If more than 6 scouts, 2 adults express interest, a selection process will
be developed by the troop.

please contact Mr. Lingren if you have any questions.

Halloween Special Troop Meeting

Posted on Oct 14 2021 - 8:49pm

Tree Lot 2021 – Updates from Back To Troop Night – October 12th, 2021

Posted on Oct 13 2021 - 9:00pm

Dear Troop 235 Families,

Thank you for your participation in the Tree Lot Briefing at the Back To Troop Night event yesterday. This announcement includes the content that was presented at BTTN. Please also review the 2021 Handbook and the instructions on setting up text alerts for your WhenToHelp accounts.

OCBSA Service Day

Posted on Oct 12 2021 - 11:28am

Supplemental BTTN Message

Posted on Oct 7 2021 - 8:59pm
Rechartering and Registration Station
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