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.



8/14/16:   Great American Truck Show on Saturday August 27, 2016 - Dallas, TX.

There is an opportunity to earn one or two merit badges that are not usually offered at camps or merit badge colleges:  Traffic Safety & Truck Transportation (limited to first 100 Scouts)  Class starts at 9 am with registration opening at 8 am and goes to 1 pm.  Details can be found here

Info about the Great American Trucking Show can be found here.  There are no fees and lunch will be provided to the Scouts.  Adults are on their own.  Scout uniforms are strongly recommended.

Thanks Treva for the info.

2016 Boy Scout Rank Advancement Changes

Jan 1, 2016 : 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:  GREAT NEWS! 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.

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.  

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!

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

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.
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.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Aug 29 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday, Sep 5 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday, Sep 9 All Day
Saturday, Sep 10 All Day

Contact us:

Name                                                 Email


Terry Davis                                       lantectexas@hotmail.com


Committee Chairman:

Steven Anderson                              stevea_tx@yahoo.com


Michael Vreeland                               lntmgv@gmail.com

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