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

Crystal Cove Hiking Trip Update

Posted on Feb 17 2021 - 10:09pm
Hello Hikers,
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.  
Please don't forget your 10-Essentials, PLUS wide-brimmed HAT, water (2-3 Liters depending on hike length), sunscreen, and snacks.
5 mile & Cleanup Participants:  Please don't forget gloves and a trash-bag
9-Mile Hikers:  Please don't forget your EATING UTENSILS and BOWL.  The Hiking meal will be prepared in a bag, but will need to be put in your own bowl to eat.  Also, you will need to pack-out your trash.
Please remember that the parking gets full early, so we have an early start at 7:30am.  For those parking, we are going to try and park in the parking lot marked below.  We should meet by the Ranger Station at 7:30am SHARP.  If doing a drop-off, you should be able to drop-off and pick-up near this location.

Troop 235 Spring Camp-a-Palooza

Posted on Feb 17 2021 - 9:59pm


Who: You! All Troop 235 Scouts, Leaders and Parents

When: Saturday 7:00 a.m. thru Sunday Morning 11:00 a.m. March 20-21, 2021

Where: Oak Canyon Park, adjacent to Irvine lake at 5305 E Santiago Canyon Rd.

What: Scout Skills for rank advancement, Patrol Competitions, snacks, Totin’ Chip, Pioneering, more snacks, Fishing, Hike, Star-Gazing, Troop “Campfire” and more snacks!  

Why: What is the most important thing in Scouting? Having fun!

How: Sign-up!  On the website here, indicate if you will be camping or coming for the Saturday activities only.

We will be following OCBSA COVID-19 guidelines. Face masks and social distancing will be required. Updated BSA health forms  and completed COVID questionnaire will be required along with on-site temperature checks.



For those Camping:  Tarp, flashlight, sleeping bag and pad, individual or family tent (if not sleeping under stars), toiletries, Class B’s, H20 Bottle, Camp chair, 10 essentials, Fishing gear if fishing

For Saturday Activities only:  Wear Class B’s, Camp chair, 10 essentials, Water bottle, fishing gear if fishing

Troop 235 Program Update - 2/10/2021

Posted on Feb 10 2021 - 8:32pm
Hello Troop 235 scouts and families,
My name is Matthew Lingren and I am currently working toward my Eagle rank. I have started work on my Eagle project and I have started fundraising for my project. The project I have chosen is building and installing 50 wood duck nesting boxes for the Orange County Water District in the Prado Basin wetlands to help with the habitat restoration of the wood duck. My fundraiser is on Monday February 15th from 12 - 8 PM at the Chick-fil-a in the Tustin Marketplace. For the fundraiser all you have to do is print out this flier and present it to the cashier when placing your order. Thank you so much for all the help and support and I hope to see you there!
Matthew Lingren

Crystal Cove State Park Hiking

Posted on Feb 4 2021 - 8:48am


Troop 235 welcomes you to the first outdoor event of 2021.  We will be doing a small-group, socially distanced hiking event at Crystal Cove State Park. Parents are welcome to join the hikes. The scouts must choose one of the following:

Summer Camp 2021 - Lost Valley

Posted on Feb 3 2021 - 9:04pm
 Start: Sunday, July 18th   2021

 End: Saturday, July 24th, 2021

 Location: Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley, 31422 Chihuahua Valley Road, Warner Springs, CA 92086.


It's almost that time again for the most important activity in a Boy Scout's year: Summer Camp! Troop 235 will be attending summer camp at Lost Valley, and space is available on a first come, first served basis, so register early.

Most Scouts end up earning several Merit Badges at Camp, as well as participating in numerous other fun activities offered by Lost Valley.  The staff at Lost Valley is busy updating the merit badge schedule and camp schedule for 2021 and more information about merit badges and any other special programs will be provided as soon as it is made available.

You can review the Merit Badges and Program Areas at Lost Valley for some more details. Older scouts can also review Borrego  program for scouts 13 and older which includes a full week of hiking, horseback riding, shooting sports, backpacking and more!

All new Scouts should sign up for the "Trail to First Class" course as part of their daily class schedule unless specifically recommended otherwise by our Scoutmaster.

We will also be providing more details around summer camp at upcoming Troop Parents Meetings in March 2021 and April 2021 including:

  • COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Getting to Summer Camp
  • Packing List for Summer Camp
  • Camp Schedule
  • Merit Badge and Activities Schedule
  • Camp Waivers
 Please click HERE for payment information and to RSVP. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask our Troop Summer Camp Leader Pankaj Swami  or Scoutmaster Jon Wierks. 


Troop 235 Program Update - 2/3/2021

Posted on Feb 3 2021 - 8:56pm

Greetings Troop 235 Scouts and families,


What a great week we had!  First there was the Installation Troop Meeting.  I was really happy to see so many scouts attend and we were all thankful that it was a peaceful transfer of power between the outgoing and incoming administration.  On Sunday, the Tree Lot Managers put on a terrific virtual and drive-thru Court of Honor. Thank you for putting that together!


Scouts, remember to give a special thank you to our Advancement Chairs Mrs. Maiocco and Mr. Band. It takes a LOT of work to keep track of boards, record advancements, and obtain all of the awards that you guys earn.


You’ll notice that a lot of event registrations will be appearing on the website this week and going forward.  Scouts, get in the habit of checking your email regularly. You probably have been receiving important messages from your Patrol Leaders.  Many patrols have been having meetings.  Plus, you don’t want to miss the weekly Troop 235 eBlasts.


Orange County Council Annual Appreciation Event.
The Annual OC Council Appreciation Dinner is going virtual this Sunday at 7:30 pm.  We have several Troop 235 Scouters who will be honored.  These honors include Unit Exceptional Scouter Awards, a District Award of Merit and a prestigious Silver Beaver Award, this is a big deal!
It will broadcast live on February 7th, 2021 on the OC Boy Scouts Facebook Page and YouTube to help celebrate all our top volunteers from 2020!  Click here for more details.


2021 Campout Schedule

  • February 20-21 @ Crystal Cove State Park – We will be hiking and enjoying the beautiful ocean views at Crystal Cove. (Nazareth)
  • March 20-21 @ Oak Canyon – We return to Camp-A-Palooza for another fun weekend of events. Our new Scout patrol will be learning Scout Skills and the older scouts getting ready for Camporee. Day participants and overnight campers all welcome. (Lingren)
  • April 17-18 @ Outdoor Education Center – Who is ready to try the brand new Zip Lines and Ropes Course?  We’ll also be doing archery, swimming etc.  (Shen)
  • May 1 @ Oak Canyon – Camporee will be a one day only event this year. Patrols will be put in a rotation through the event stations so there won’t be any mingling. (Wierks)
  • May 15-16 @ Oso Lake – Fishing, archery, slingshots, tomahawks, bb guns, and more awaits those who come out to Oso Lake! (Labahn)
  • June 29-July 8 @ Florida Sea Base – High Adventure (Wierks/Carpenter)
  • July 18-24 @ Lost Valley Summer Camp see below for details (Swami/Osborn)
  • August 20-22 @ Big Bear – Junior High Adventure hiking and backpacking in the mountains! (Gogosha/Stewart)
  • September 17-19 @ Joshua Tree – Climbing Campout (Stewart/Kim)
  • October 15-17 @ Barstow BLM – Shooting Campout (Wierks/Crawford/Hosler)


I hope to see many of you at the Troop meeting on the 16th.  My best wishes to all of our Troop 235 families and see you soon!


Yours in Scouting,

Jon Wierks, Scoutmaster

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