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.


 

Breaking NEWS!  

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 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.  


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:

Terry Davis                                       [email protected]

                                                          817-504-0595

Committee Chairman:

Steven Anderson                              [email protected]

Webmaster:          

Michael Vreeland                               [email protected]