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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 2/1/2023

Posted on Feb 1 2023 - 6:28pm

Dear Troop Families,

 

  • Scout Sunday - February 5th 2023

    • Scout Sunday for 2023 is on Sunday, February 5th 2023. We encourage all troop families to attend to show our appreciation for our chartered organization (Red Hill Lutheran Church) that has provided a home for our troop for over 60 years.

    • The International children's choir will be performing at the 10am service.

    •  Additionally, the church would like to invite all scouts (cubs, and Scouts BSA) to eat an El Pollo catered lunch with the choir after the 10:00 service (~11:30). 

    • Please RSVP on the troop website here.

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

    • The troop will do meal planning for the Death Valley campout on Tuesday, February 7th 2023 as we have the Tree Lot Court Of Honor on 14th February.

    • There are only 2 spots left for this campout as we can take a maximum of 48 participants and a maximum of 12 vehicles. Sign ups are on the troop website here.

  • Tree Lot Court of Honor - February 14th 2023

    • Please mark your calendars. The Tree Lot committee has confirmed Tuesday, February 14th as the date for our Tree Lot Court Of Honor.

    • More details along with RSVP options are available on the troop website here

  • Grand Canyon campout - March 18th - March 21st 2023

    • Thanks to Mr. Stewart for leading the planning for the troop’s campout at Grand Canyon National Park for March 2023. This is a great opportunity for younger scouts to get a few hikes completed and to work on requirements for camping, cooking and hiking merit badges.

    • Please RSVP on the troop website here.

  • Troop policy for signing off rank advancement requirements in scout handbook

    • Some scouts and families had questions about troop policy for getting rank advancement requirements signed off in scout handbooks. The PLC reviewed this item on 29th January.

    • Youth leaders in the following leadership positions can sign off on rank advancement requirements (in order of preference):

      • Patrol Leaders

      • Senior Patrol Leader / Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

      • Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

      • Troop Guide

      • Troop Instructor

    • Scouts should always start with their patrol leaders first. The only exception is that youth leaders should not sign off for requirements that are higher than their own rank. For example, if the patrol leader is at the rank of First Class, he should not sign off for any requirements for Star rank. Same rule applies for Troop Guides, Troop Instructors, Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders.

Yours In Scouting,

Pankaj Swami,

Scoutmaster, BSA Troop 235. 

 

Troop 235 Program Update 1/25/2023

Posted on Jan 26 2023 - 2:18pm

Dear Troop Families,

 

  • January 2023 Campout - Mataguay Scout Ranch - Cold Weather Camping

    • Thanks to Mr. Hale and all other adult leaders for their help with the January 2023 campout. It was a great way to kick start our 2023 camping calendar.

    • Many scouts and adults mentioned cold weather conditions. The Troop is planning to camp at Death Valley National Park in February and the desert climate can also be very cold at night. 

    • Thanks to Mrs. Woo for talking to the scouts about proper layering for cold weather. Please refer to this file for some more details on this topic.

  • Scout Sunday - February 5th 2023

    • Scout Sunday for 2023 is on Sunday, February 5th 2023. We encourage all troop families to attend to show our appreciation for our chartered organization (Red Hill Lutheran Church) that has provided a home for our troop for over 60 years.

    • The International children's choir will be performing at the 10am service.

    •  Additionally, the church would like to invite all scouts (cubs, and Scouts BSA) to eat an El Pollo catered lunch with the choir after the 10:00 service (~11:30). 

    • Please RSVP on the troop website here.

  • Tree Lot Court of Honor - February 14th 2023

    • Please mark your calendars. The Tree Lot committee has confirmed Tuesday, February 14th as the date for our Tree Lot Court Of Honor.

    • More details will be available on the troop website soon.

  • Upcoming Troop Campouts for 2023

    • Some families reached out to me to confirm the dates for summer camp 2023. I wanted to remind everyone that all planned campouts for 2023 have corresponding events on the troop website.

    • Please navigate to the calendar option and select any upcoming month to view the planned activities for that month. For example, this link will show that the calendar event for Summer Camp 2023 is available here.

Yours In Scouting,

Pankaj Swami,

Scoutmaster, BSA Troop 235. 

 

Troop 235 Program Update 1/18/2023

Posted on Jan 18 2023 - 9:17pm

Dear Troop Families,

 

  • January 2023 Campout - Mataguay Scout Ranch - January 20th - 22nd 2023

    • Weather forecast for Santa Ysabel (92070) is predicting cold evenings on both Friday (20th) and Saturday (21st) January with lows of 28 degrees - 35 degrees.

    • All scouts and adults participating in this campout should prepare accordingly. It is a good idea to pack:

      • Sleeping bag liners to be used with sleeping bags

      • Layers to stay warm (dry wicking base layers, fleece mid layer and down top layer)

      • Warm gloves, woolen socks and beanies may be a good idea for the campfire program

    • The troop will be using canoes on Saturday when the day time temperatures are higher so it will also be a good idea to pack sturdy hiking pants that will dry quickly if they get wet. 

  • ILST make up session - January 29th 2023

    • The SPL team has scheduled a make-up session for Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) on Sunday, January 29th 2023. 

    • Scouts who plan to take on leadership positions for the July 2023- December 2023 term need to attend ILST in 2022 if they did not attend this training in October 2022.  This is applicable for all youth leadership positions for the July - Dec 2023 terms.

    • Please RSVP on the troop website here.

  • Scout Sunday - February 5th 2023

    • Scout Sunday for 2023 is on Sunday, February 5th 2023. We encourage all troop families to attend to show our appreciation for our chartered organization (Red Hill Lutheran Church) that has provided a home for our troop for over 60 years.

    • The International children's choir will be performing at the 10am service. Additionally, the church would like to invite all scouts (cubs, and Scouts BSA) to eat an El Pollo catered lunch with the choir after the 10:00 service (~11:30). 

    • Please RSVP on the troop website here.

Yours In Scouting,

Pankaj Swami,

Scoutmaster, BSA Troop 235. 

 

Troop 235 Program Update 1/11/2023

Posted on Jan 11 2023 - 4:43pm

Dear Troop Families,

 

  • January 2023 Campout - Mataguay Scout Ranch - January 20th - 22nd 2023

    • Please RSVP on the troop website hereCutoff for RSVP is January 16th so scouts can plan meals at the troop meeting on Tuesday, January 17th.

  • 2024 High Adventure - Summit Bechtel - Presentation/voting - January 17th 2023.

    • We will be reviewing the high adventure treks offered by Summit Bechtel at the next troop meeting on 17th January 2023. All scouts who would be at least 14 years of age before the start of the program in June/July 2024 can vote. A separate email was sent out with all the details. If an eligible scout did not get the email, please contact me at pankaj.swami@gmail.com (always copy at least one more adult on all digital communications).

    • Voting will be done on Tuesday, January 17th as registration for the 2024 season opens up on Wednesday, January 18th 2023.

  • ILST make up session - January 29th 2023

    • The SPL team has scheduled a make-up session for Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) on Sunday, January 29th 2023. 

    • Scouts who plan to take on leadership positions for the July 2023- December 2023 term need to attend ILST in 2022 if they did not attend this training in October 2022.  This is applicable for all youth leadership positions for the July - Dec 2023 terms.

    • Please RSVP on the troop website here.

  • Scout Sunday - February 5th 2023

    • Scout Sunday for 2023 is on Sunday, February 5th 2023. We encourage all troop families to attend to show our appreciation for our chartered organization (Red Hill Lutheran Church) that has provided a home for our troop for over 60 years.

    • Please RSVP on the troop website here.

Yours In Scouting,

Pankaj Swami,

Scoutmaster, BSA Troop 235. 

 

Troop 235 Program Update 1/4/2023

Posted on Jan 4 2023 - 8:48pm

Dear Troop Families,

 

  • Regular Weekly Troop Meetings starting January 10th 2023

    • We will resume our weekly troop meetings starting Tuesday, January 10th 2023.

  • January 2023 Campout - Mataguay Scout Ranch - January 20th - 22nd 2023

    • Thanks to Mr. Hale for volunteering to lead the planning for the January 2023 campout. Please RSVP on the troop website hereCutoff for RSVP is January 16th so scouts can plan meals at the troop meeting on Tuesday, January 17th.

  • January 2023 - June 2023 Youth Patrol Leaders Cabinet

    • Thank you to all the scouts who have taken on important youth leadership positions for the upcoming term. If you haven’t already done so, please turn in your completed leadership forms to Mr. Stewart and I at your earliest convenience.

Yours In Scouting,

Pankaj Swami,

Scoutmaster, BSA Troop 235. 

 

Troop 235 Program Update 12/28/2022

Posted on Dec 28 2022 - 10:29am

Dear Troop Families, 

  • No Troop Meeting on Tuesday, January 3rd 2023

    • We will not have a troop meeting on Tuesday, January 3rd 2023. Our first troop meeting for 2023 will be on Tuesday, January 10th 2023.

  • January 2023 Campout - Mataguay Scout Ranch - January 20th - 22nd 2023

    • Thanks to Mr. Hale for volunteering to lead the planning for the January 2023 campout. Please RSVP on the troop website here at your earliest convenience. Mr. Hale and I are working with the troop committee to finalize the activities for this campout. The PLC picked pistol shooting, canoeing, archery and hiking as options that are being reviewed by the troop committee.

I hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas holiday with their families and loved ones. May this holiday season be full of celebrations, smiles and joy for all of us. Looking forward to another year of scouting adventures with our troop in 2023!

Happy New Year!

Yours In Scouting,

Pankaj Swami,

Scoutmaster, BSA Troop 235.

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