Welcome to the web site of Boy Scout Troop 235, of Arlington, Texas, USA.
We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary!
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.
December 16, 2016
World Conservation Award Revision
Whether you know the World Conservation Award as the “panda patch” or as the award that encourages Scouts and Venturers to think globally and act locally to improve and conserve our environment, there’s something you need to know.
The BSA National Conservation and Environment Task Force has announced new requirements for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing/Sea Scout versions of the World Conservation Award. The new requirements, which are now in effect, can be found at this link OR on the AWARDS tab of our website.
Once earned, the award goes in the temporary patch location on the right pocket.
The new requirements reflect the recent changes to the BSA advancement programs and the addition of the Eagle-required Sustainability merit badge. Plus, the Boy Scout and Venturing/Sea Scout versions of the award now seek to build greater awareness of global environmental concerns and a need for social responsibility.Please see Mr. Vreeland if you are interested further.
Next BIG THINGS:
Dec 30-31: Lock-in
Please note the date change due to New Years Day being on a Sunday this year.
January 28 - Tejas MB College . A great opportunity to work on some Eagle required merit badges or take a new one, like Signs, Signals and Codes. The link to the sign up schedule / sheet is here. Please email the Scoutmaster with your requests. Also, we need to fees paid by January 9th
January 30 - Webelos Wilderness Survival Night. This is a great night for recruiting so we need all hands on deck to help with Webelos Wilderness Survival Night.
2016 Boy Scout Rank Advancement
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
Update will include the latest advancements in digital photography and so-called “iPhoneography
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.
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].
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.