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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

Tree Lot Court of Honor Changes

Posted on Jan 17 2022 - 8:39pm
Hi Scout Families,
 
As we are navigating the current Covid situation, we wanted to update you with some changes to our Tree Lot Court of Honor that is scheduled for Tuesday Jan. 25th.  We will not be providing food or drinks and are adjusting the time to be from  7-8:30 pm.  

Troop 235 Program Update - 1/12/2022

Posted on Jan 12 2022 - 7:49pm

Dear Troop Families,

As we start our scouting activities for 2022, I wanted to take a moment to thank both the youth and the adult leaders who helped make 2021 a memorable scouting year for our troop. 

We continued to adapt to the challenges associated with planning scouting activities with the pandemic-related restrictions. Our troop ended up enjoying some great scouting activities including a High Adventure trip to Florida Sea Base and summer camp at Lost Valley. Our troop also did very well at the 2021 Canyons Camporee and won a number of awards. 

We couldn’t do any of this without our amazing Scout leadership teams!  Thank you to our Jan. - June Senior Patrol Leader Andrew N. and July – December. Senior Patrol Leader Jason C. and their PLC teams for their hard work keeping us moving throughout the year.

Some folks who don’t get enough recognition are the Troop Committee members. Without their dedication and support, we wouldn’t be able to operate at all.  Thank you, Mr. Walter and team!

Thank you to the ASM team who mentored patrol leaders, sat on Scoutmaster conferences, helped plan events, and provided oversight throughout the year.  Thank you to the parents who helped at so many events, worked the tree lot, and make it possible for their child to participate in Scouting.  Thank you to the tree lot committee who spend hundreds of hours making sure that our fundraising is successful.  

Here are some upcoming troop activities:

  • January 2022 Campout – Mojave National Preserve – January 15th – January 17th

  • Newport Bay Conservation Project- Please review and RSVP here. Please note that each scout and scouter needs to submit an electronic waiver before this event. 

  • Tree Lot Court of Honor – Due to ongoing pandemic conditions, the COH will be modified to be from 7 PM – 8:30 PM on Tuesday 25th, 2022 at Red Hill Lutheran and we will *NOT* be serving any food. 

  • Our February 2022 campout will *NOT* be at Death Valley as none of the group campsites were available for that long weekend. We are actively working with our Outdoor Activities Chair to identify alternate locations. More details will be provided in the coming weeks.

  • Summer Camp 2022 is confirmed at Camp Emerald Bay from July 17th, 2022 through July 23rd, 2022. More details will be made available on the troop website in the next few weeks. 

Please continue to encourage the scouts to review upcoming troop activities on the troop website and RSVP themselves. Please let me know if I can provide any additional details.

Yours In Scouting,

 

Pankaj Swami,
Scoutmaster, BSA Troop 235

December Advancement

Posted on Jan 5 2022 - 8:42pm

January 2022 Campout - RSVP reminder

Posted on Jan 5 2022 - 8:02pm
Dear Troop 235 Scouts and Scouters,
 
If you are planning to attend the January 2022 campout at Mojave National Preserve, please RSVP on the troop website (https://www.troop235.com/node/5421) by end of day 6th January 2022. We need to provide an updated headcount for the special use permit at Mojave National Preserve.

Blue Cards

Posted on Jan 3 2022 - 7:44pm

Mojave National Preserve Campout

Posted on Dec 29 2021 - 10:35pm

Mojave National Preserve Campout

 

Start: Saturday, January 15th, 2022 – 6 AM

End: Monday, January 17th, 2022 – 2 PM

Location: Mojave National Preserve – Hole In The Wall Campground

 

Event Details:

Camping, Hiking and hopefully Tavern Tours

 

Overview:
The troop will be camping up in the clean air of the Mojave National Preserve Saturday night through Monday morning. The troop is hoping to arrange for tours at Mitchell Caverns on Sunday. Space for the tours is limited so we encourage scouts to RSVP on the troop website. 

 

Scouts - Please indicate in the Notes section if you are interested in the cavern tours. Please note that the tour includes a hike to the entrance of the caverns and includes confined spaces. If you have any claustrophobia, please keep that in mind when you sign up for this activity as space for these tours is limited.

 

Tenting UpdatesGiven the current recommendations and precautions for COVID-19, scouts do not need to share tents with other scouts. Scouts can bring their own tents for this campout. Please update your RSVP notes accordingly.

 

Adults – Please note that space for the tours is limited and not all adults may be able to participate. Mr. Swami will coordinate the details as we get closer to the campout.

 

Weather Conditions:

We will be camping at Mojave National Preserve and the weather forecast is for cool days and even colder nights. It is strongly recommended that all scouts and adults pack warm protective layers including beanies, gloves, woolen socks, and warm base layers (top and bottom).

 

Departure:
Meet at 6 AM on Saturday, January 15th, 2022 at Big Lots Parking Lot (13852 Red Hill Ave, Tustin, CA 92780). We will be leaving at 6:30 am sharp as the drive is close to 200 miles. Breakfast will not be provided on Saturday morning so please eat before we depart.

Arrival Back in Tustin:
We will return to Big Lots (Red Hill Ave just north of the 5 freeway) on Monday afternoonJanuary 17th, 2022between PM and 2 PMThe boys will call from their car.

Drivers:
Please place a comment in the "Special Notes" space on the Troop webpage letting us know if you are driving and how many TOTAL seats you have in your vehicle.

Also please make sure all your required Troop Paperwork has been completed and turned in or you will not be allowed to drive any Scouts to the Camp. All vehicles used in connection with a Scouting activity must be covered by a liability insurance policy with coverage that meets or exceeds BSA coverage limits. It is essential that adequate, safe, and responsible transportation be used for all Scouting activities.

Class A Uniform:
Troop 235 Boy Scouts travel in Class A Field uniform (full uniform) until we get to camp. We request (require) that Scouts wear their red hat all the time.

What to bring:
A Scout should always be prepared ---- This event will be rain or shine. A few layers (T-shirt, hoodie, and rain-jacket/poncho, for example) plus warm sleeping clothes would be advisable. 
No electronics! 
Your Scout’s stuff should fit in one duffle bag and not be too heavy for them to carry.

__ 10 Essentials + 4

1. __ Pocketknife (Only if the Scout has his Totin’ Chip)
2. __ First aid kit (small)
3. __ Extra clothing – Scout t-shirt, sweatshirt
4. __ Rain gear - inexpensive
5. __ Water bottle (1 liter) – Nalgene bottle or canteen
6. __ Flashlight or headlamp
7. __ Trail food
8. __ Matches/Fire starter (when you complete Firem’n Chit training)
9. __ Sun protection
10. __ Map and compass
1. __ Toilet paper (small roll)
2. __ Signal Device
3. __ 50 ft. Cord
4. __ Whistle

__ Toiletries
__ Personal daypack (for lunch, water bottle, etc.)
__ Sunscreen
__ Sleeping bag (recommend 30 degree bag) 

__ Sleeping bag liners for extra warmth (if you have them)
__ Sleeping pad 
__ Sleep clothing 
__ Pillow
__ Scout Handbook (so they can have various requirements signed off)
__ Hiking boots 
__ Class B uniform
__ Warm jacket and pants (It will be very cold at night)

__ Base Layers, warm gloves and beanies keep head protected from the cold

 

Grubmaster:
Menus will be planned and grubmasters have chosen at our January 11th scout meeting. Grubmasters shop for food on Thursday based on the number of Scouts and adults registered for the event.

Old Goats (Adults):
We will need a grumbmaster, please volunteer. Adults joining us will need their own tent.

Any further questions, contact:

Mr. Swami at 714-399-6263 or Pankaj.swami@gmail.com


CLICK HERE for additional details and to RSVP

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