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.


Ceremony Team

Our team did a great job at the Arrow of Light / Cross-over Ceremony for Pack 399 [4-20-17].  Congratulations to the new Scouts who joined out Troop!


May 1: Gun safety training for Shooting Campout

May 5-7: Shooting Camp Out at Worth

May 8:  $100 reservation per Scout due to Kia Kima

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.

PHILMONT: We have a Philmont Trek July 15-27, 2018

Camp Card Sales:  Please select a date and time and sign up.  If you did not get Mr. Anderson's email, please contact one of us at the next meeting.

04/22/2017 (Sat.) Tom Thumb - 980 Hwy North 287, Mansfield, TX 76063   2:00 - 4:00pm 

04/29/2017 (Sat.) Albertsons - 6220 U S Hwy 287, Arlington, TX 76017 12:00pm - 2:00pm  

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.

New Merit Badge:  BSA has announced a new MB just in time for 2017 Jamboree called Exploration.  
                    Find your next Indiana Jones!
Bold Go Where No Scout has Gone BEFORE!
Summer Camp 2017 will be at Kia Kima Scout Reservation.  
Details:  The cost is $265.00, which include a camp shirt. So T-shirt sizes will be due by May 20th.  Please see the NEWS tab for payment schedules.
We are going June 10-17, 2017 [a Saturday to Saturday trip].
We will spend the first night at Old Kia Kima Preservation Camp:  
26 Kolo Dr, Cherokee Village, AR 72529
The link to the Merit Badge Offerings and Schedule is here.  The list of partials or MB prerequisites is here.  Many times if you do work ahead of camp, the counselor will sign off.  This way a potential partial becomes a completed badge. 
A condensed parent guide to summer camp details can be found here!  Enjoy!

Troop Essential Documents:  

ALL Scouts and Parent Drivers need to complete Part A & B of the BSA Medical form for ANY camp out this year.  There is a link below to BSA's online copy of the Medical Form :


Here is a link to the FAQ's:


A Good Scout Packing list is here 
to refer to for ANY camp out. 
Many of these documents and more are on the documents tab.

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]. 
About Troop 235: It 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 are proudly serving on the Yapahi Chapter 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 have graduated from 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.