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


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 nine months out of the year on average.


 

Next BIG THINGS:

Climbing Instructor Training was MOVED to Oct 6-8!  Please make a note.

Also the Tejas District Camporall is Oct 14-15 at  Camp Tahuaya


More OA Related Events are found now on the News tab! 


National Scout Museum is closing.  The National Scouting Museum will remain open for tours through Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017.  More information about the museum relocation can be found here.  Effective Monday, May 1st, the National Scouting Museum and Museum Scout Shop will be closed every Tuesday and Wednesday. 

 

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

Your Scoutmaster [and Lucas] just returned from the National Jamboree.  Mr. Vreeland was on staff with the National Outdoor Ethics Team - embedded with Tread Lightly! on the Conservation Trail.  It was a great 5 day experience.
New Merit Badge:  BSA has announced a new MB just in time for 2017 Jamboree called Exploration.  
                    Find your next Indiana Jones!
Boldly Go Where No Scout has Gone BEFORE!
SUMMER CAMP 2017
For Summer Camp 2017, our Troop took 16 Scouts to Kia Kima Scout Reservation.  
We earned 55 merit badges, participated in high adventure activities [Whitewater, ATV, Thunderbird], had a Scout complete Trailblazer, and earned Merit Troop recognition.  We had two of our members participate in the week-long OUT off-site adventure program.  Some of our adult leaders also completed SM specifics, IOLS and NRA Ranger Safety Officer Training.  It was an action packed week.  The staff and facilities were great!

T235 Memorial Day Flag Retirement


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!

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 :

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 camp out. 
Many of these documents and more are on the documents tab.

Here is the link to all the camping facilities:

Worth Ranch: 
GPS Users Enter this for GPS Directions to the main road:
Worth Ranch Rd, Palo Pinto, TX 76484
Mileage may vary once upon Worth Ranch Rd.
GPS Coords (the beginning of the Worth Ranch Rd):
32.825311 , -98.302038
Camp Tahuaya
GPS Users Enter this for GPS Directions to the main entrance of camp:
2603 Tahuaya Dr.  Belton, TX 76513
Mileage may vary once upon Tahuaya Dr.
GPS Coords (the Main Entrance to Camp):31.007003 , -97.506806
+31 0′ 25.211″ , -97 30′ 24.502″
Sid Richardson
GPS Users Enter this for GPS Directions to the main entrance of camp:
Boy Scout Rd, Bridgeport, TX 76426
GPS Coords: 33.197491, -97.907711

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.

Contact us:

Name                                                 Email

Scoutmaster:

Michael Vreeland                              [email protected]

                                                          817-975-0219

Committee Chairman:                      

Brian Atwood                                     [email protected]

Charter Organization Rep:

Esther Davis                                      [email protected]

Webmaster:          

Michael Vreeland                               [email protected]