Welcome Scouts, Parents and Future Scouts!

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

Who are we?
Best Alive
Who are we?
Troop 35!

Boy Scouts in Laguna Beach
Chartered by the
Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church
Dr. Jerry Tankersley, Senior Pastor

Troop and Patrol meetings are held every other Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Laguna Presbyterian Tankersley Hall
415 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Scoutmaster: Clay Leeds


Join the Adventure!

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). 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).

Fees: as of 2016-17 for a whole year of Scouting in Troop 35 costs $150, which includes a whole year of Boys' Life magazine, registration, insurance, etc (compare to soccer, which costs $190 and lasts only a few months).  If you're joining at a time other than the fall, fees are pro-rated.  Ask us for details.



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

Orange County Council Youth Protection Information

2015 Boy Scout Summer Camp Emerald Bay Pics

Dues, Summer High Adventure, Other Stuff

Posted on Oct 14 2017 - 9:13pm

We are entering the time of year called "Rechartering."   This is when we update our youth and adult member lists and submit them to the OCBSA for approval of our charter with the Laguna Presbyterian Church.     As a part of that progress, we will be collecting our annual dues from now until November 20.      Our "dues year" runs from November 2017 to October 2018.      This year the dues will be $175 for each boy.  That is a slight increase over last year because of additional fees charged by the National BSA.  I believe that is the first increase by National in over 5 years.  The dues include a contribution to the Military Popcorn program and a ticket for each boy and his family to Scout-o-Rama.  The dues also cover the costs of the advancement patches and the Courts of Honor.   Dues also fund supplies for our troop meetings.    Camping and certain events will have additional fees.  Overall, $175 is a good investment in a program that provides so much for our sons.     Please bring a check payable to Troop 35 to the next troop meeting or any troop event through November 20th.      Mr. Lindsey also asked that if possible, fill out your son's medical form, including the annual physical, at this time and turn it in with your dues check.  The form is good for one year for all events.  If we collect it now, we will not have to have last minute runaround just before summer camp.    If you have a health insurance requirement that physicals are only once a year, just let me know and we will collect your form in 2018.   

Troop Committee Report

Posted on Sep 30 2017 - 9:53pm

My name is Pam Jensen and I am the new Troop Committee Chair.  My son, Stephen, just earned the Life Rank at the September Court of Honor.   He is on his way to earning Eagle Rank as his two older brothers have done.     Our family has been involved with scouting for many years. I am very honored to serve as the Committee Chair and I look forward to working with the leaders of this troop.     At the Troop Committee meeting on September 25 we thanked Karilyn Ewing for her years of service as the Troop Committee Chair.     The Troop Committee oversees the business of the troop, sets policy for troop activities and assists the scoutmaster in carrying out the scouting program.    The committee is comprised of adults including the scoutmaster, assistant scoutmasters, advancement chair, quartermaster and other parents interested in helping with troop programs.    We currently have two openings on the committee:   recording secretary and publicity.     If you are interested in either position, please let me know.   Our meetings are the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm at the Laguna Presbyterian Church.     At our September meeting we discussed the upcoming camping trips.   As I type this message, our troop is enjoying a camping trip near San Clemente.   We decided to reschedule the Crystal Cove camping trip from the first weekend in November to a weekend to be determined in the spring.    We hope to have a large group going to the Joshua Tree campout in November.  We also have a special high adventure trip to the Florida Seabase in the summer as well as our annual summer camp.  More information will be forthcoming on these events!   Another topic we discussed is the annual dues for Troop 35 and the annual rechartering procedures.   In December of each year, we have to register our scouts and adult leaders with the local council and pay dues to the national organization.    A separate email will go out with information about our dues.  Youth Protection Training is required for all adults working with the scouts.   The Del Mar District Roundtable meeting on October 12th will have a youth protection training session or you can do the on line training through the myscouting.org website.    The troop elections will take place at the troop meeting on October 12th.    Please discuss with your son a possible office that he may be interested in.    The committee has started a new program to help train the youth leaders.    Several adults will serve as an advisor to each youth leader.    We will have a training session on Sunday, October 29th from 4 to 6pm where the adult advisors will meet with the youth leaders and set goals for the next 6 months for each office.     Many things going on!   Thank you to all for helping make this program a success.  Yours in Scouting, Pam Jensen, Troop Committe Chair.

Site Counter