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

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

Laguna Beach Troop 35 - 2017 Lost Valley Summer Camp

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: Joshua Bammer

 


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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.

ADULTS: Men and women are welcome to volunteer.  If you'll be serving as a volunteer, you'll need to complete Youth ProtectionTraining 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 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.    We have a one time fee of $125 for youth members to cover the cost of a troop duffle bag, T-shirt, neckerchief and slide and Scouts BSA handbook.   The Troop will collect the dues and one time fee after the application is approved. 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 2019-20 program:   New members can join at anytime.   

 


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


New to Scouting? 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

Important Events for Both Troops

Posted on May 23 2020 - 9:23pm

The BoyTroop's first Virtual Court of Honor will be held on Thursday, May 28 starting at 7pm.  Please watch for Zoom instructions.    We did not have a Court of Honor in March, so this event will honor all the rank advancements and merit badges earned since September.   Alex will be our Master of Ceremonies.  Please gather your family around your computer to watch this historic event.    Girl Troop will have a Virtual Court of Honor on June 12th.  More about that in future announcements.   A Combined Boy Troop and Girl Troop parent meeting will be held on Sunday, June 14 at 7pm.  This will be a Zoom meeting.   We will outline our summer programs and upcoming plans for REAL CAMPING Trips in August to November for both troops.    Our District Executive, Alvin Phan, will start off with a special Friends of Scouting presentation about the Council Properties - Newport Seabase, Lost Valley, Oso Lake and the Outdoor Education Program.  FOS is an annual presentation to encourage families to provide funding beyond troop, council and national fees.    We encourage parents to log in for our Parent Meeting.  Youth may also watch the meeting but the focus will be on providing information to the parents.   Yours in Scouting, Pam Jensen, Troop Committee Chair

April 15, 2020 -- Eagle BOR Extension for Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts

Posted on May 14 2020 - 6:24pm

These are historic times for our Movement. The coronavirus pandemic is having a direct impact in many Scouts’ ability to continue on their trail to Eagle – especially having completed all their requirements prior to the boards of review that were to be held from 10/1/2020 - 10/31/2020.

After carefully considering recommendations from stakeholders, including feedback from volunteers and professionals, we will be extending the period for boards of review from 10/1/2020-1/31/2021. To further support the Inaugural Class, all boards of review will be dated with the same date by the National Service Center.

The lengthening of the Eagle board of review window is applicable to all Scouts who were granted the Inaugural extension, regardless of gender.  As a reminder, all requirements must be completed while a registered member of Scouts BSA, after achieving First Class in Scouts BSA, per the Guide to Advancement.

Numeral Patch for Boy Troop Scouts and Adults

Posted on May 9 2020 - 9:40pm

To honor the 75th Anniversary of Troop 35 (Boy Troop), the Troop Committee commissioned a special patch.   This is one patch that has 35 for our unit number and a smaller number 75 for the years the unit has been chartered.  This can be worn on a uniform in place of the two number patches and a veteran unit bar that is above the numerals.  Instead of sewing on three patches, you only need to sew on one patch. The patch is available for purchase by scouts and adults in the Boy Troop,.  The cost is $2.75.   A pay pal button has been set up on the troop website under the Online Payments menu item.  Scouts may purchase more than one patch.   Put one on each uniform shirt.  We have a supply that we estimate will last until 2025.   Pay on line and then contact Pam Jensen or send a check to Pam Jensen for $2.75 per patch.  Make check payable to Troop 35.  Pam will arrange to get the patch or patches to you.  A word to our F Troop members.   Troop 35 is a long established unit in Orange County so this patch is honoring that legacy.   Technically, Girl Troop 35 is just over one year old so members of F Troop will not be able to wear this patch on their uniforms, per the regulations of the Scouts BSA.     In the same way, the members of the BoyTroop 35 cannot wear a Founders Bar that the girls who joined between Feb 2019 and Feb 2020 wear.   None of our current troop members in the Boy Troop were were around 75 years ago to earn the Founders Bar!     The Troop Committee is proud to honor our partnership with Laguna Presbyterian Church with this special patch.

Centennial Award Update

Posted on Apr 18 2020 - 8:08pm

Congratulations to Ani of the Dragon Patrol for reaching 100 community service hours to qualify for the Centennial Award in honor of OCBSA's 100th anniversary this year.  Ani provided me with documentation for her service and she meets the qualifications.    See the previous announcements about the award as to the qualifications to earn this special award.   Remember we also have Troop awards to honor the 50th anniversary of Pack 35 and the 75th anniversary of Troop 35.  If you have 50 to 74 hours of community service, you earn the Golden Award.  If you have 75 to 99 hours of community service you earn the Diamond Award.   If you have earned the Centennial Award, you can continue to earn either the Golden Award or the Diamond Award with addtional community service hours to meet the requirement of either one.   Ani said that she is continuing to do community service projects including sewing masks for use in the community.   If any adults want to earn the Troop awards, please let me know!   Email me the documentation and I will include your name in a future update for these awards.       Yours in Scouting, Pam Jensen Troop 35 Committee Chair

Keep up the good work with on line activities!

Posted on Mar 28 2020 - 10:26pm

Our patrols are working hard - on line - to keep our scout spirit alive in these difficult times.      Watch for further information on a virtual Court of Honor coming soon!     Scout o Rama has been rescheduled for Labor Day weekend.    As you see from other emails, the summer camps are still scheduled.  If your family has a need, please reach out to the scout leaders and let us know how we can help you.  .     We will continue to support each other throughout this health emergency.   Yours in scouting, Pam Jensen, Troop 35 Committee Chair  

Committee Chair Message

Posted on Mar 21 2020 - 9:19pm

The Patriot's Day was a great success.    We also raised $284 by selling bottles of water. The Troop Committee designated this money to assist youth members attending the National Youth Leadership Training and adults attending Wood Badge training.    And then the Covid 19 virus changed our lives . . . . Thank you to all the families for understanding the need to change our plans at a drop of a tent for the family campout.   I sent the message that OCBSA said go forward and then President Trump and Governer Newsom put restrictions on our movements and we had to cancel the campout.      All face to face meetings are cancelled as well as our Court of Honor, but that doesn't stop scouting.  Remember the rank is earned as of the date the scout passes the Board of Review.   So if your son or daughter did a Board of Review recently and passed to the next rank, they are the new rank.  The Troop Committee is talking about ways to get the rank badges and merit badges out so stay tuned.  In the meantime, each scout should be proud of the new rank and start on the next rank requirements.    The Kobe Patrol and the Dragon Patrol are setting up virtual meetings and learning skills by watching internet videos.   Keep up the good work.    All patrol leaders should keep in touch via emails, texts or a good old fashioned phone calls with fellow patrol members.    Keep the positive scout spirit moving forward!    One thing we can do from home is service projects.  Operation Gratitude focuses on meeting the needs of our servicemen and women around the world.    Here is a link to how to help from home:  https://28zynx7e84y43nfqd3f09vk1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/VOLUNTEERING-FROM-HOME-3.2020-1.pdf    All of these hours spent working on a service project will go toward service hours for the OCBSA Centennial Award of 100 hours of service by November 2020.     We also have the two troop level awards if the 100 hours is a bit out of reach - 50 hours is our Golden Award honoring the founding of Pack 35 in 1970 and doing over 75 hours of service is our Diamond award honoring 75 years of Troop 35.     If your scout is helping an elderly neighbor or relative with getting things from the store or dealing with being homebound during this national emergency, those hours count for service.    We need to remember to help our neighbors in need.     All the best during these trying times and our leaders will keep you posted on any changes in scheduled events or summer camp plans.     Yours in Scouting, Pam Jensen, Troop 35 Committee Chair

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