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

June 2021 Summer Camp Updates

Posted on Jun 17 2021 - 9:38am

June 2021 Summer Camp Updates 

Greetings Troop 235 Scouts and Families,

The information presented at the Summer Camp information meeting on June 15th is attached to this announcement for your review.  PDF versions of the packing list along with the ATV Waiver and the Lost Valley Rifle and Shotgun Permission form have been added as attachments to the summer camp registration page https://www.troop235.com/node/5224.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask our Troop Summer Camp Leader Pankaj Swami (Pankaj.swami@gmail.com) or Scoutmaster Jon Wierks.


Yours In Scouting,

Pankaj Swami

Red Hill Lutheran Soles4Souls

Posted on Jun 17 2021 - 7:38am

Red Hill Lutheran's "summer philanthropy"  is Soles4Souls (soles4souls.org/about-us/).  This is a great opportunity for us to support our Chartered Organization.


Two ways that Troop 235 families could participate if desired:

  1. Go to Chick-Fil-A tomorrow between 12-8 with the attached flier and buy a meal to help raise funds for the RHL/Soles4Souls fundraiser.
  2. Clean out closets and bring used shoes to the Soles4Souls collection bins that are on Red Hill Lutheran's campus.  Shoes are being collected until August 8th, so we could designate one or two summer scout meetings to bring in shoes, and Mrs. Walter will make sure that a collection bin is handy for everyone to drop the shoes off in. 


Yours in Scouting,

Pankaj Swami

Parin L. Eagle Project - Information

Posted on Jun 17 2021 - 7:35am

Hello Troop 235 Family, 

I am working hard on my Eagle Project this summer that benefits the Farm+Food Lab at the OC Great Park. Please watch my 3 minute video on my GoFundMe page to learn more about the 9/11 Survivor Tree and siblings we have in Orange County. I hope you will share and support my Eagle Project.

June 2021 Parent Meeting and Summer Camp Updates

Posted on Jun 1 2021 - 3:47pm

June 2021 Parent Meeting and Summer Camp Updates 

What - June 2021 Summer Camp Updates for Parents

When - Tuesday, June 15th 2021 from 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM. 

Since we will be using our projector for summer camp updates, we plan to start at 7:30 PM with general parent meeting topics followed by summer camp presentation from 7:45 PM.

Where - In Person at Red Hill Lutheran (Playground area)

Why - We will present more details about summer camp 2021 and any additional topics for the June 2021 parent meeting. 

Who - All parents are invited to attend this in person meeting. Face coverings and social distancing measures will be followed at this meeting. 

Parents are welcome to bring their camp chairs for the summer camp presentation. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask our Troop Summer Camp Leader Pankaj Swami (Pankaj.swami@gmail.com) or Scoutmaster Jon Wierks.

Senior Patrol Leader Elections

Posted on May 19 2021 - 9:54pm

Scouts, if you are interested in running for Senior Patrol Leader for the July – December 2021 term, please contact me via email, text or phone (always copy your parent).  We’ll be having the SPL election in June.

Serving as SPL is the most important and rewarding leadership position a Scout can serve in.  It is an incredible opportunity for personal growth as you will learn a lot about yourself and how to manage other Scouts and adults.  As if that’s not enough, Scouts who have served as SPL in Troop 235 are presented an amazing, personalized SPL knife at their Eagle Court of Honor!

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Yours in Scouting,
Jon Wierks
Scoutmaster, Troop 235

Camporee Results – Big News!

Posted on May 19 2021 - 9:52pm

Our troop had a terrific showing and a lot of fun at this year’s Canyons District Camporee. The theme for the events was “Knights of the Orange Table”, so there were lots of dragons and knights about. I am very proud of all the patrols for being great competitors.  As a troop our Scouts were very impressive.

Over 300 scouts and over 40 patrols compete in 11 events this year.  For a patrol to place in any event is a significant accomplishment.  Here are the Troop 235 awards!

Patrol Events

Knights in Training - Knights must gallop through a course collecting rings on their lance.

3rd Place – Spahgeckos

Patrol Flag - Which group of knights has the best battle banner?

2nd Place – Gladiators

Know Your Animals - To test the knight’s knowledge and identification of animal tracks

1st Place – Duck Tape

Bring Out Your Almost Dead - Move your entire patrol through the narrow twisty streets and over obstacles to the Thieves' Forest before you are spotted and carried off.

1st Place – Duck Tape

Overall Camporee Awards

Scout Spirit – Teamwork, esprit de corps and Scout Spirit!

1st Place – Duck Tape


1st Place – Duck Tape

This is the first time that our troop has won Top Patrol Overall! HUGE congratulations to the Duck Tape Patrol for this incredible achievement!!!

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