Welcome Scouts, Parents and Future Scouts!

Scouts BSA Troop 35,
Laguna Beach, California,
Orange County Council
For Boys & Girls!

Who are we?
Best Alive
We are Troop!

Laguna Beach Troop 35 - 2017 Lost Valley Summer Camp

Scouts BSA in Laguna Beach
Chartered by the
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5868

Laguna Beach, CA

John Gabbard, Post Commander, Executive Officer

Frank Daniel, Chartered Organization Representative


Troops & Patrols meet 1st and 3rd Thursday evening

Laguna Presbyterian Church 
415 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Meet at the Church Patio 


Michael Lindsey - Boy Troop
Jane Heath - Girl Troop




OCBSA COVID-19 UpdateCOVID-19 UPDATE - July 28, 2021 

The California Department of Public Health has published new guidance: CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings as it relates to Scouting: 

Masks are required indoors for all individuals (youth and adults) regardless of vaccination status at all times. 

As vaccination levels continue to increase, we ask our members and their families to use extreme caution and follow all guidance from our state and local health departments. 



 Want to join or have a question? Contact Us!


Laguna Beach
Scouts BSA Troop 35

Boy Troop & Girl Troop

Invite You to Join the Adventure!

in Laguna Beach, California!

Boys and Girls can join Scouts BSA at age 11 or in the spring of their 5th grade year. They continue in Scouting up until age 18, when they can become adult volunteers. Your son or daughter will join one of our age and grade-based patrol groups in our Boy Troop 35, (est. 1945) or in the newly chartered Girl Troop 35  (est. 2019). If your scout is older than 11, ask us about which "patrol" they should join.

Register Today!

SCOUTS: If your son or daughter is 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.    OR fill out an on line application:  https://beascout.scouting.org/list/?zip=92651&program%5B0%5D=pack&program%5B1%5D=scoutsBSA&cubFilter=all&scoutsBSAFilter=all&miles=10#    Select either the Boy Troop or the Girl Troop and follow the instructions in the one line application program.

ADULTS: Men and women are welcome to volunteer.  If you'll be serving as a volunteer, you'll need to complete Youth Protection Training before you submit the adult application.  The training is done on line and should take about 2 hours. It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.   Please go to the menu on this website and click on Adult Membership and Youth Protection Training for information about how to become an adult volunteer.  Click here for an Adult Application  or you can go to the Scout Forms page.   Once an adult is registered, the adult may take additional training courses to be designated as a trained leader or as an assistant scoutmaster or scoutmaster.  

ANNUAL DUES:  The dues amount for 2020 for youth is $250 (prorated depending on month joined) and the adults dues amount is $50.    The youth dues covers the national and local registration and insurance fees noted on the Scouts BSA application as well as the program costs for our troop.  The adult dues is for national fees, insurance and a background check.    National Scouts BSA has a one time joining fee for youth of $25.   Each Troop has a new youth member package of troop items that costs $115 to cover the cost of a troop duffle bag, T-shirt, neckerchief and slide and Scouts BSA handbook.    The Troop will collect the dues. New members and new adult volunteers have an option to pay these amounts via Pay Pal through our website, check or cash.   We do have scholarships available through our troop or council if a family needs financial assistance.   We do not want financial concerns to prevent a youth member from joining Scouts BSA.  

Join Today! Join us for an outstanding 2020-21 program.   We follow all recommendations for Covid restrictions for small group meetings.  New members can join at anytime.   



Adults interested in volunteering?   Click here to login and take Youth Protection training .
Before you can become an adult volunteer, you must take Youth Protection Training.  Instructions on how to start the on line training are on the training page.


2015 Boy Scout Summer Camp Emerald Bay Pics

New Chartered Organization for Pack 35, Troop 35 Girl and Troop 35 Boy and Journey to Excellence Results for 2021

Posted on Jan 1 2022 - 10:46pm

Happy New Year to all our scouts and families.   I am pleased to say that all the rechartering paperwork was submitted this past week.     The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5868 is our new chartered organization.   We will continue to meet at Laguna Presbyterian Church for our meetings.     Thank you to all the parents for sending in the dues.   I still have a few to collect, but we are on track for 2022!   We ended 2021 strong as we earned the GOLD STATUS for the Journey to Excellence!

El Camino Real District Awards Banquet

Posted on Dec 11 2021 - 11:43pm

The El Camino Real District Awards Banquet honors volunteers at the Troop and District level for their hard work to make the Cub Scout and Scout BSA programs very successful.  The 2021 awards banquet was held this past week.   Several leaders in our troop were honored for work at the troop and district level.  The honorees are:   Jane Heath and Tanya Hovanesian each received an Exceptional Scouter Award for their work with Troop 35G; Michael Lindsey received the Good Scouter Award for his work with Troop 35, Pack 35 and the NOVA program.   The top award, the District Award of Merit,  went to two members in our Troop.     Peter Jensen received the District Award of Merit for his work with Troop 35B and the OA as an ASM and advisor and for his work as the District Roundtable Commissioner.    Pam Jensen received a District Award of Merit for her years as a Committee Chair  and volunteer for numerous assignments with our Troops and the District and for her work as the Cub Scout Breakout Roundtable Commissioner.   This was the first mother and son honorees in the same year.   Peter is also the third generation in the Jensen family to receive the award as his grandfather received it in 1982 and his mother this year.  Congratulations to all our honorees!

LAST CALL: Parents please pay Troop fees for 2022 and adult leaders take YPT training for 2022

Posted on Dec 11 2021 - 11:35pm

Just a reminder, that Youth Protection Training is now required each year for registered adult leaders.   A remaining adults who need to update the training promised to take the training this weekend.   Please email me your certificates when you have completed the on line training.   Troop Fees:   National, OCBSA and Local dues are $250 for 2022 for youth and $50 or $60 for registered adults.   I will be at the Troop meeting on Thursday, December 16 to collect cash and checks for 2022 payments.   If you have not paid for your youth for 2022, please come to the meeting with your checkbook or cash!   Please contact me if you have any questions as to whether you still owe for your youth member.  Pam Jensen, Troop Committee Chair.

A New Chartered Organization for Troop 35 B and G and Pack 35.

Posted on Dec 5 2021 - 12:04am
Laguna Beach Post 5868 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be the new Chartered Organization for Troop 35 B and G and Pack 35 starting in 2022.     The Session at Laguna Presbyterian Church declined to continue to charter us given the concerns various national religious organizations have in regard to litigation involving Scouts BSA.   The Church will continue to allow us to use the church facilities without any charge so nothing changes in our meeting place.

Youth Protection Training must have an expiration date of 2023

Posted on Nov 28 2021 - 9:13am

If you are a registered adult leader, you must take Youth Protection Training within the next week - - - unless you already took the course earlier in 2021.    OCBSA requires all adults to have youth protection training with an expiration date of sometime in 2023 to be registered for the calendar year 2022.  This is a new requirement.   Please take the time to be in compliance with this important requirement.    ALSO, strongly suggest you use the Firefox browser.   Chrome browser have been causing some problems for some taking the class using that browser.    Go to your my.scouting.com account and click on Youth Protection Training.

Only 20% of youth and adults have paid the 2022 dues

Posted on Nov 27 2021 - 10:27pm

I have extended the deadline for paying dues to December 6.    Youth Dues are $250 and adult Dues are $50 ($60 if you do not want the subsidy from the youth dues.)  If you are not sure if you paid for 2022 or you want an address to which you can send a check or to pay by venmo, please send me an email message and I will get that information to you.    Online payments buttons in our website menu will pay via paypal.  They do include an additional fee for using pay pal.  THANK YOU!  Pam Jensen, Troop Committee Chair 

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