Welcome Scouts, Parents and Future Scouts!

BSA Troop 35, Laguna Beach, California, Orange County Council

Who are we?
Best Alive
We are Troop!

Boy Scouts in Laguna Beach
Chartered by the
Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle, Interim Pastor
Troop & Patrol meet every other Thursday at 7pm
Laguna Presbyterian Tankersley Hall
415 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Scoutmaster: Clay Leeds


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Join Boy Scout Troop 35
in Laguna Beach, California!

Register:  If your son is brand new to Scouting, you'll need to fill out a Youth Application (click this link to download one) or you can go to the Scout Forms page. Your son will join one of our age and grade-based groups:  Boys can join Boy Scouting at age 11 or in the spring of their 5th grade year.  They continue in Scouting up until age 18, when they become adults.  If your boy is older than 11, ask us about which "patrol" he should join.  If you'll be serving as a volunteer, you'll need to fill out an Adult Application also (no added fees) or you can go to the Scout Forms page.

Join Today: Join us for an outstanding 2018-19 program:   New members can join at anytime.   



Laguna Presbyterian Tankersley Hall
415 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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2015 Boy Scout Summer Camp Emerald Bay Pics

Service Project and Rechartering Reminders

Posted on Nov 17 2018 - 8:57pm

Our troop is sponsoring a service project to collect new and almost new socks for the homeless in Laguna Beach.    Some of the boys have been collecting socks at their schools.   Please bring all sock donations to the Troop meeting on Thursday, November 29th.   We will count all the donations from the collection boxes at Laguna Presbyterian Church and from all the socks collected by the boys.    If you can, please buy a few pairs of socks at the Black Friday Sales next week!

Results of 2018 Popcorn Fundraiser

Posted on Oct 27 2018 - 6:41pm

Thank you to all the familes who donated to the Popcorn for the Troops fundraiser.    We also had one scout who sold popcorn on line.   A portion of the commision on his sales will go toward his summer camp fees.  Overall, our scouts had sales and donations of $1,215 which gives us a commission of $422.   The commissions on the donations will be used to pay for a portion of the adult leader dues in 2019.   Thank you again for your support of our military and our scouts.     Until next year . . . Pam Jensen - Popcorn Kernal.

University of Scouting

Posted on Oct 20 2018 - 10:49pm

While most of the troop was enjoying a camping trip at San Mateo, a few of us attended the University of Scouting today.  There were classes for youth and adults.  Whether you were an experienced scouter or parent wanting more information, this was the place to be.       We will integrate many of the tips we learned today into our unit training and meetings.  One course I attended was the merit badge counselor training.  As a reminder, if you plan to be a merit badge counselor in 2019, you will need to take this course on line before year end.    The 12 Myths of Merit Badge Counseling addressed a lot of questions parents and scouts have about working on a merit badge.   I have attached it to our website under "Files."   We will have to make sure next year we don't schedule a camping trip at the same time as University of Scouting!

Minutes of the Troop Committee Meeting September 24,

Posted on Sep 29 2018 - 9:11pm

Families who were not at the Court of Honor will receive a letter about the popcorn fundraiser in the mail.   We hope everyone will consider participating in the Popcorn for Troops and even selling popcorn through the Trails End website.    The Troop receives a 36% commission on each sale or donation to Popcorn for Troops.    The committee voted to set the 2019 dues as a part of rechartering at $175, which is unchanged from 2018.   As a result of the increase in adult dues, the committee voted to have each registered adult pay $25 as a part of the rechartering process.    The total fee to register an adult is $45.  The difference will be subsidized by the troop fundraisers.  Adults registering for the first time in 2019 will have to pay the $25 fee at the time of registration.   Dues collection for 2019  will take place in November.  The committee reviewed the use of the council bank account.  It can be used to pay the registration fees and for merit badge and related purchases.  The committee recommended that the PLC select the 2019 summer camp.   The Committee also discussed the BSA "Sweet Sixteen of Safety."     This document will be used as we assess the summer camp to make sure it follows the safety rules.  Mr. Lindsey gave an update on the Merit Badge counselors and patrol meeting nights.  The committee reviewed the list of upcoming camp outs and events.    The committee recommended that the PLC select a service project for the BSA Day of Service on November 3 and to decide on any noncamping activities for the upcoming months.  Scoutmaster and SPL will set up a youth leadership training meeting in October.  The committee continues to work on the parent handbook that will be posted to the website.  The Quartermaster will take an inventory of the bags, neckerchiefs, Tshirts and hankbooks to determine what needs to be purchased for new members.  Next committee meeting is on October 29.  

Court of Honor RSVPs needed; Phoenix Patrol Court of Honor Set Up

Posted on Sep 15 2018 - 5:26pm

Don't forget to RSVP for our fall Court of Honor on Sunday, September 23 starting at 4pm. We need a "close to accurate count" to make sure we have enough tables and chairs set up.   The Phoenix Patrol will need to be at the church at 3pm to help with set up and prepare for the flags ceremony they will lead.     Nico Bammer will be our MC for the event.  David Spitz will give a presentation on High Adventure programs.     Click on the calendar listing for this event under upcoming events on the right side of this website's home page and it will take you to the RSVP page. Please indicate what your family will bring for the potluck meal in the notes section of the registration when you RSVP.  

Deadline Approaching for Youth Protection Training

Posted on Sep 15 2018 - 12:51pm

As of October 1, 2018, all registered adults must have certification for Youth Protection Training under the new program rolled out in February 2018.  If you have not done this yet, please refer to the menu on the left of our website and click on Adult Membership and Youth Protection Training.  This page will tell you how to take the course on line.   It is a very informative training session.  Including the mandatory test, it should take you 90 minutes to two hours to complete this session and earn your YPT certification.   The Certification is good for two years.

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