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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.  Select "Contact Us" and send us a message.  We can schedule a visit and let you know what activities are planned for upcoming meetings.

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Attention Troop Parents!

Posted on Dec 7 2016 - 8:45pm

All our Scouts and Parents have been doing an amazing job at the Troop 235 Tree Lot --- keep up the great work and soon we'll be all set for another fantastic year of Scouting adventures for our boys!

Quick notes:

  • Be sure your Scout is registered on the Troop website and attends the Annual Treelot Campout this Saturday night -- all Troop 235 Scouts should be on hand to help give a friendly welcome to our visiting and potential incoming new Boy Scouts and their parents.
  • Also, on the Troop website there are some new photos posted showing some of the hard work and big smiles going on during Treelot 2016 (Click Here to view the photos). Feel free to share any shots you may have taken as well.

Merry almost-Christmas everyone!

YPT Training

Posted on Nov 23 2016 - 12:45pm

Attention all registered parents – please note that technically, all adults on the re-charter have to have their YPT in force (valid) through the end of December 2016.  IN REALITY, if the YPT is not in force (valid) through AT LEAST Feb. 28, 2017, the Re-Charter will be held up, and our Unit will cease to exist.  This happened to about a quarter of the Orange county units early this year and units were not allowed to award advancement to their Scouts. 

So, if your YPT expires before March 31, 2017 please make sure that it is updated as soon as possible to avoid any delay on re-charter.

Thanks

Michele Birket

***Mark your Calendars*** - Key upcoming events

Posted on Nov 17 2016 - 7:40am

Howdy Troop 235 Parents -

As the old-timers already know and you new folks will learn, all those looming Tree Lot hours may look intimidating at first but will go by pretty quickly. Before you know it, another annual fundraising venture will be behind us, and then we can get back to sending our boys on all kinds of great Scout outings all through the coming year -- something which some Scout groups struggle with but we're blessed to be able to do, and for almost no additional cost out of our parental pockets!

So to help you far-in-advance planners, and to keep you distracted if you happen to find your mind wandering, working on some night-shift at the Tree Lot, thinking, "Why are we doing all this?"

Here's why: 

  • Saturday, December 10 - Tree Lot Campout - A perennial Scout favorite! Pizza, popcorn, cool movies, team games, running around, staying up late, camping out, pancake breakfast --- what's not to love? Make sure your Scout signs up on the website!
  • January 2017 - Family Ski Day - Also a perennial favorite, a day on the slopes near Big Bear as a thank you to Troop Families for all their hard hours of work at Treelot! Usually scheduled for late January, although warming globes could alter the plan . . . Stay tuned. Or we'll all go visit Gogo at his workplace (Alaska) to find some snow.
  • February 17 - 20, 2017 - Death Valley National Park - All set for a great trip to the spectacular lowest place in the Hemisphere. Tustin Schools gave us a 4-day weekend to play with and we will!
  • March 17 - 19, 2017 - Joshua Tree National Park - The Scouts can't get enough of this rock-climbing paradise.
  • Week of April 9 - 15, 2017 (exact 4-5 days will be announced, but it's T.U.S.D. Spring Break week) - Grand Canyon National Park - A combination trip with easy hikes for beginners and a big tough overnight trek all the way down to the bottom and back for the High-Adventure Scouts.
  • May 12 - 14, 2017 - Scout Skills Campout - Booking the exact location in the local mountains is in the works, but all have been enjoyable in previous years, and the boys have a blast sharpening their skills and earning advancements.
  • June 18 - 24, 2017 - Camp Emerald Bay, Catalina Island - Troop 235's summer home-away-from-home. Mark your calendars now.
And that's just the first half of 2017. Happy Holidays everybody!
Mark H.
Troop 235 Outdoor Activities Chair`
Pack 235 / 233 Liaison

Tree Lot Coupon for Scout Parents to share...

Posted on Nov 16 2016 - 5:06pm

Feel free to pass this info along to your friends and family. If you'd like to share via Facebook (did you know we had a Facebook page too? You should 'Like' us if you haven't already done so), please share our coupon post that we've already posted.

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Boy Scout Troop 235 Christmas Tree Lot Fundraiser

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Help Send Scouts to Camp!

Boy Scout Troop 235's Christmas Tree Lot will be open the day after Thanksgiving and is staffed by our Scouts and their parents. We'll have several hundred trees for you to choose from, fresh from Oregon! From the 2ft "Charlie Brown" trees to our massive 15 footers and everything in between, we'll have exactly what your looking for! We offer flocking, fire retarding and delivery by our Eagle Scouts.

Show us the attached flyer on your mobile device and you'll receive $5 off the purchase of a Christmas tree.

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Troop235TreeLot/

Link to Download Flyer:
http://troop235.com/system/files/T235TreeLotFlyer2016Web.pdf

Annual Tree Lot Campout

Posted on Nov 9 2016 - 8:41pm

Start: Dec 10 2016 - 9:00pm

End: Dec 11 2016 - 9:00am

Location: Tree Lot - Corner of 17th and Newport Avenue

Event Details:

Annual Tree Lot Campout

The Scouts enjoy a night of pizza, Dutch oven cooking, popcorn, capture the flag, movie and sleeping under the stars in the midst of our vast forest of freshly-arrived Christmas trees.  (Also invited are AOL Scouts from local Cub Scout Packs to join the fun and learn about out troop.)

Dress warmly.  Bring your scout spirit, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and 10 essentials.  A chair is nice to have for watching the movie.

It's a late night for the boys but we do end up getting to bed eventually.  They can sleep anywhere on the lot (except the tree storage tent). Many boys sleep under the big work tent where we watch the movie.  Others choose to sleep out amongst the trees.  Sunday morning, we wake up early and have a scouts own and pancake breakfast cooked by some of the adults in the troop.  All in all, a lot of fun.

Pancake breakfast follows early Sunday morning, and any Troop 235 Scouts remaining past pick-up time are immediately put to work on the Treelot assembly-line!  Just kidding (sort of).

Please Sign up here and let us know if you’re coming.

Next troop meeting - At the Tree Lot

Posted on Nov 9 2016 - 12:37pm
 Next troop meeting will be at Tree Lot and cover the skills a scout needs to successfully work at tree lot. All scouts working tree lot must attend.
 
Five scout lead stations will cover:
- Knots for tying trees
- Greeting Customers
- Tree Lot duties
- Sales booth, tips and tagging trees
- Safety
 
What: Tree Lot Troop Meeting
Where: Tree Lot
When: 7 PM

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