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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

Troop 235 Program Update 11/16/2022

Posted on Nov 16 2022 - 8:39pm

Dear Troop Families,

 

  • Mandatory Tree Lot Training - November 15th 2022

    • Tree Lot managers would like to thank all the adult and youth leaders that helped plan and run the mandatory training at the Tree Lot on 15th November. 

  • Happy Thanksgiving 

    • We all have so much to be thankful for! Sending you and your family a harvest of good wishes this Thanksgiving. I am thankful to be a part of this amazing scouting community in our troop! 

    • No better way to burn off all the extra calories than unloading trees from our first Tree Lot 2022 shipment on Friday, November 25th. I hope to see all troop families at the Tree Lot to kick start another successful season for our troop.

  • Patrol roster updates for 2023

    • As our membership chair completes the annual rechartering process, I will be making updates to the patrol roster for 2023 as announced at the last few troop meetings. These changes will be effective January 1st 2023. Scouts who are taking on leadership positions for the January 2023 - June 2023 term should submit their leadership contracts to Mr. Stewart.

  • Tree Lot 2022 campout 

    • Thanks to Mr. Kim for volunteering to lead the planning for our annual Tree Lot overnight event. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd 2022, please RSVP on troop website here.

Please let me know if I can provide any additional details.

Yours In Scouting,

Pankaj Swami,

Scoutmaster, BSA Troop 235. 

 

Troop 235 Program Update 11/09/2022

Posted on Nov 9 2022 - 9:50pm

Dear Troop Families,

 

  • Senior Patrol Leader Elections

    • I am pleased to announce that Levi B. will be the Senior Patrol Leader for the term of January 2023 - June 2023. Big Thanks to all other scouts who ran for this position and delivered some great speeches at the meeting on 8th November. 

    • Scouts - If you want a leadership position in the Patrol Leaders Council for the next term, please contact Levi by email and copy Mr. Stewart and I. We will review the requests with Levi to fill all open positions in his Patrol Leaders Council. 

    • Youth Leadership Positions details are available on the troop website, please review those for the requirements of specific positions and submit signed copies to Mr. Stewart.

 

  • Mandatory Tree Lot Training - Tuesday, November 15th starting at 6:30 PM

    • The Tree Lot Committee is requesting all scouts and adults to attend this mandatory training before the tree lot season starts on November 25th 2022. Please review the details on the troop website here. Please note that this meeting is at the Tree Lot and starts at 6:30 PM instead of our usual start time of 7 PM.

    • Scouts and Adult Leaders - Please wear Class B with Troop hats for this meeting at the Tree Lot.

  • Citizenship in the Society Merit Badge

    • I have space for four (4) more scouts to work on the Citizenship in the Society Merit Badge. Priority will be given to Life rank scouts. If you are interested, please send me an email (always copy one more adult for YPT coverage) no later than Sunday, November 13th 2022. I will have a short 5-10 minute discussion with this class at the mandatory Tree Lot meeting on November 15th to get started on this Eagle required Merit Badge.

  • Tree Lot 2022 campout 

    • Thanks to Mr. Kim for volunteering to lead the planning for our annual Tree Lot overnight event. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd 2022, please RSVP on troop website here.

Please let me know if I can provide any additional details.

Yours In Scouting,

Pankaj Swami,

Scoutmaster, BSA Troop 235. 

 

Troop 235 Program Update 11/02/2022

Posted on Nov 2 2022 - 9:34pm

Dear Troop Families,

 

  • Tree Lot Setup - November 5th and November 6th 2022

    • The Tree Lot managers wanted to remind everyone to set up email and phone notifications via When To Help so all families can get the necessary updates via that system. See you all at our first setup weekend.

  • Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leader elections - Tuesday, November 8th 2022

    • We will hold elections for Senior Patrol Leader for the January 2023 - June 2023 term at our troop meeting on November 8th. We will also be holding elections for Patrol Leader positions for January 2023 - June 2023 at the troop meeting on November 8th. All scouts are encouraged to attend this meeting.

    • As we review the roster updates after Back To Troop night, we will be making changes to patrol roster assignments for 2023. If any scouts wish to change patrols, they need to send an email to me (always copy at least one more adult leader for YPT compliance) no later than November 15th 2022. We will try to accommodate all requests as we balance against YPT / age requirements imposed by Scouts BSA.

  • Tree Lot 2022 campout 

    • Thanks to Mr. Kim for volunteering to lead the planning for our annual Tree Lot overnight event. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd 2022, please RSVP on troop website here.

  • Death Valley Campout - February 18th 2023 - February 20th 2023

    • The troop has reservations for 6 (six) group campsites at Furnace Creek campground for the Presidents Day weekend in 2023. We will depart early morning on Saturday, February 18th and return late afternoon on Monday, February 20th 2023. Please RSVP on the troop website here.

    • National Park services enforce restrictions on the number of participants per group campsite (8). As a result, we will have to limit participation to a maximum of 48 troop members including adult drivers.

  • Summer Camp 2023 - July 16th - July 22nd 2023 at Camp Winton, Lake Tahoe

    • Thanks to Mr. Henning for securing the reservation for our troop’s summer camp in 2023. Please mark your calendars. The troop will be camping at Camp Winton from Sunday, July 16th 2023 through Saturday, July 22nd 2023. More details and RSVP options will be provided on the troop website early in 2023. 

Please let me know if I can provide any additional details.

Yours In Scouting,

Pankaj Swami,

Scoutmaster, BSA Troop 235. 

 

Troop 235 -Orange County Historic Trail Award

Posted on Nov 2 2022 - 9:25pm

On Sunday, October 30th 2022, 9 scouts and 7 adults from Troop 235 completed the 23 mile hike starting from Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC) and ending at Newport Sea Base. All members of the crew did an amazing job and we will be submitting a trail report in the next few weeks to complete the requirements for a special High Adventure award - https://www.occhat.org/hat-awards-3/orange-county-historic-trail-award

Troop 235 Program Update 10/25/2022

Posted on Oct 26 2022 - 9:44pm

Dear Troop Families,

  • Red Hill Lutheran Church Trunk or Treat - Sunday, October 30th 2022

    • Our Chartered Organization (Red Hill Lutheran Church) will be hosting their annual Trunk or Treat program on Sunday, October 30th 2022. This is a great opportunity for scouts to earn service hours while supporting our chartered organization in this fun activity. 

    • Please RSVP on the troop website here by end of the day, Thursday, 26th October.

  • Halloween Special Troop Meeting - Tuesday, November 1st 2022

    • Please review the details on the troop website here. 

    • PLC has planned a fun scavenger hunt. There will be a costume competition judged by the scoutmasters and a dessert competition. We hope to see everyone at this fun event at RHL next week.

  • Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leader elections - Tuesday, November 8th 2022

    • We will hold elections for Senior Patrol Leader for the January 2023 - June 2023 term at our troop meeting on November 8th. Please review details on the troop website here. Scouts who apply should review the leadership requirements on troop website here with their parents before applying for this position.

    • We will also be holding elections for Patrol Leader positions for January 2023 - June 2023 at the troop meeting on November 8th. Scouts who completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) in October 2022 and have the rank of First Class or higher are eligible to run for patrol leader position. Please review the leadership requirements on the troop website here before running for patrol leader position.

    • As we review the roster updates after Back To Troop night, we will be making changes to patrol roster assignments for 2023. If any scouts wish to change patrols, they need to send an email to me (always copy at least one more adult leader for YPT compliance) no later than November 15th 2022. We will try to accommodate all requests as we balance against YPT / age requirements imposed by Scouts BSA.

  • Tree Lot 2022 signups and planning for setup

    • All of our fun campouts / high adventures / troop activities are made possible by the annual tree lot fundraiser. Please take a moment to Thank the Tree Lot Managers (Mr. Labahn, Mr. Handayana, Mr. Villareal and Mr. Tran) and all other members of the Tree Lot Committee for the countless number of planning hours that they have already spent in ensuring we have another fun filled year. 

Please let me know if I can provide any additional details.

Yours In Scouting,

Pankaj Swami,

Scoutmaster, BSA Troop 235. 

 

ECOH RSVP Reminder

Posted on Oct 19 2022 - 9:45pm

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