Welcome to the web site of Boy Scout Troop 235, of Arlington, Texas, USA

We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

We are part of the Tejas District, Longhorn Council, and Boy Scouts of America.

Our Chartered Organization is South Oaks Baptist Church, 5925 Highway 287, Arlington, Texas. The troop meets in the Annex located at the rear of the main building, every Monday night 7:00 to 8:30 P.M.  We camp about ten months out of the year on average.


 

It's Time Again for America's Pastime and BSA Scout Weekend.


Details are in the graphic, if you are interested in going just as a family or as a group of Scouts.  Just click in the link.  You can get the discounts either way.

Next BIG THINGS:

March 24-26:  Fishing and Hiking Camp Out  at Camp Constatin

March 20th:  $45 reservation per Scout due to Kia Kima

March 3rd-5th OA Fellowship at Sid

February 25  - Tejas MB College 2nd weekend .   Lets finish strong



OA Related Events are found now on the News tab!


The National Scout Museum is closing and moving after May 2017.  Catch the remaining MB classes while you can.   See the "Events" tab.

Earn you Fly Fishing Merit Badge at the Texas Fly Fishing Festival - March 11 & 12, 2017 Plano, Texas.  

The group Take Me Fishing is offering this BSA-approved class at no charge to encourage Scouts to earn their Merit Badge in Fly Fishing. Students will rotate through a day-long program that will expose them to a variety of topics from casting to fly tying, all of which will be taught by BSA-Certified instructors. While the class is free, Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms to the festival. Sorry, only practicing Boy Scouts may participate in this class. For planning purposes please register for the class by emailing Bret Bolton [email protected].  More details are found at

http://txflyfishingfestival.org/boy-scout-merit-badge-program/

NOTE: This link is just for informational purpose and not directly endorsed by Troop 235.  Circle Ten and BSA are area sponsors of this program.

2016 Boy Scout Rank Advancement Changes

As of Jan 1, 2017, significant changes to the Rank Advancements for Boy Scouts takes effect.  While you DO NOT have to purchase a new book, you do need to BE PREPARED to follow the new requirements.  These links on the Advancement & MB TAB will help you do that.
March 1, 2016:  Rank Requirements Updates! BSA released a PDF insert covering the new requirements and changes to existing ones.  These pages can replace the ones in your existing book so you don't have to buy a new one, unless you want to see the next Outdoor Ethics updates, etc.  The link to the file is here.  Please save a tree and print double sided.

There is also a version of the BSA Scout Handbook Requirements Insert with the Translations Between Ranks [made by Mr. Vreeland] on that page as well.  It shows which requirements from the 12th Edition of the Scout Handbook [c. 2010] moved to the corresponding requirements for the 13th Edition [c.2015]. 

Also, check out the EVENTS tab for opportunities like LHC Medical MB University in Fort Worth, Scuba Diving MB in Plano, or Aviation MB at the Museum of Flight with the Young Eagles.  


SUMMER CAMP 2017
Troop 235 just returned from Summer Camp 2016 at Kerry Scout Ranch at Slipper Falls in Oklahoma.  The boys had a great time and received HONOR Troop recognition!

Summer Camp 2017 will be at Kia Kima Scout Reservation.  More details to come soon.  We are going June 10-17 [tentatively a Saturday to Saturday trip.]

Pictures from Kerr Scout Ranch

Troop Essential Documents:  ALL Scouts and Parent Drivers need to complete Part A & B of the BSA Medical form for ANY campout this year.  Please find information below:
There is a link below to BSA's online copy of the 
Medical Form : http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf

Here is a link to the FAQ's:  http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/Resources/MedicalFormFAQs.aspx


A Good Scout Packing list
is here to refer to for ANY campout.
Photography will see a Major update due late 2015/early 2016

Update will include the latest advancements in digital photography and so-called “iPhoneography

UPDATES: 
May 19, 2015: Animation MB is released!
Requirements: http://boyslife.org/merit-badges/animation-merit-badge/
Description: Computer or traditional animation tasks that will test a Scout’s creativity, artistic skills, and storytelling abilities.
BONUS: Animation is one of the first merit badges to offer an interactive digital merit badge pamphlet. This digital pamphlet will bring the merit badge experience to life with videos, simulations, slide shows, interactive Q&As and more.
UPDATES: 
4-1-15 : Signs, Signals, and Codes MB was Released!

Requirements: Click here.

Description: American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most used language in the United States. The Signs, Signals, and Codes merit badge will cover Morse code, ASL, Braille, signaling, trail markings, and other nonverbal communications [cyclist hand signals, airport/flight deck crew signals, athletic referee signs]

Troop 235 was formed in October 1989. The troop has enjoyed good support from our host church and dedicated parents. In December 2014, Troop 235 celebrated its 25th Anniversary. During that tenure, Troop 235 has produced almost 60 Eagle Scouts, who are represented on our "Eagle's Nest" tab.  We have made nine expeditions to Philmont Scout Ranch located in Cimmaron, New Mexico and are planning a couple more treks. We are actively involved in district and council activities. Many of our scouts are also active members of the Order of the Arrow and also scouts proudly serving on the Yapahi Chapter Indian Ceremonies Team of the Netopalis Sipo Schipinachk Lodge [also here].  Troop 235 also has scouts who served on the staff of area summer camps, as well as attended Twin Arrows [NYLT] and Aquatic School. We also participate in Eagle Scout service projects, Scouting for Food, and Scout Sunday. The troop also annually spends a day giving service to Mission Arlington and other local charitable organizations.
In December of 2014 our Troop celebrated its 25th Anniversary at our Court of Honor.  We also celebrated with our 56th Eagle Scout, Justin, who just received his rank at the Eagle Court of Honor the previous day!

You may download a 5x7 copy of the photo here for your printing needs.


Troop 235 is a boy-run troop. Boy Leaders plan and execute their own program, with parent particapation and support. New Scouts begin with small jobs under the guidance of more experienced Scouts. As their skills and knowledge improve, new responsibilities are given to them. We pride ourselves on being a "Boy Run" troop.


For Directions and/or map, click here! Mapquest


What kind of equipment do I need for camping?
The Boy Scout 10 essentials, including compass, flashlight, first aid kit, trail food and water. Other required gear normally includes backpack, sleeping bag and pad, hiking boots, good / comfortable socks.  Many times we can buddy up for tent space.  See our documents and forms tab for more information.

Contact us:

Name                                                 Email

Scoutmaster:

Michael Vreeland                              [email protected]

                                                          817-975-0219

Committee Chairman:

Steven Anderson                              [email protected]

Webmaster:          

Michael Vreeland                               [email protected]