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
Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church

Rev. Dr. Steve Sweet, Senior Pastor

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.   


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

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

Fees due for 2022 Now and YPT update for all registered adults

Posted on Oct 17 2021 - 9:28am

Hello Scouting Families!    It it that time of year when we register our youth and adults for 2022.  It is referred to as rechartering.   Here is what you need to know:

Saturday November 6 is Annual Day of Service

Posted on Oct 15 2021 - 8:08am

Saturday, November 6 is the Annual Day of Service.   We ask scouts to do something in their neighborhood to serve others - food drive, clean up a local park, help a neighbor with yard maintenance or daily tasks, or be creative!       I reminded the troop about this at the last meeting.     The PLC may schedule a troop activity so watch for further announcements.   If your scout has an event that day for another organization, please think of something that your scout can do in your community later in the day.   We know our scouts have very busy schedules so individual (or small group) service projects are okay.   Consider it a Weekend of Service if your scout can't do something until Sunday.     Send me a message and photos of what your scout did and we will share it at a future troop meeting!  Pam Jensen, Troop 35 Committee Chair.  

Troop Committee Meeting Summary

Posted on Oct 2 2021 - 9:56pm

The Troop Committee met on Monday, September 27.   Continue to read the summary of the meeting . . . .   

The Committee reviewed and approved an Eagle Scout project by Andrew K.     Treasurer Todd H, presented the financial statements.    He noted that he still needs to finalize the expense reimbursements to various leaders for summer camp expenses.  Comm Chair Pam J will reach out to the Summer Camp Coordinator to finalize this.  The Committee discussed the upcoming rechartering process.  Pam will again coordinate that process for the Troops and the Pack.   Committee agreed that dues for 2022 will remain at $250 for youth and $50 for registered adults.    Dues collection will take place from Oct 15 to Nov 15.    Payment is by cash, check or paypal on the Troop website (additional fee for using paypal.)   Arrangements can be made to pay by Venmo or Zelle.  Pam will send out specific information on payment proceeds before Oct 15.   Pam welcomed Cheryl W as the new member coordinator for the Girl Troop.    She will contact new families throughout the first years of membership and she will keep roster up to date in the website.     Boy Troop stills needs an adult to volunteer for this position.  Both troops still need a Treasurer to start in late Dec/by Jan 1.  Advancement Chair, Kevin, volunteered to keep names on roster up to date for boy troop website.   Pam announced that long time scout volunteer and Chartered Org Rep, Tom F.  had resigned as he has worked with the units for over 18 years and decided to step down.     We thank Tom for his years of service!  The LPC will appoint a new COR shortly.  SM Michael L reported on the bids for a new trailer. (Financial statements showed we have sufficient funds to purchase a new trailer and still leave funds for on going operations.)    The Committee authorized him to finalize the arrangements.   The Committee agreed to schedule a service project for an elderly community member on Oct 16 and if needed Oct 23.   This project will involve cleaning up a yard and planting flowers.    Up to five scouts will assist with this from both troops.   SMs will encourage youth who needs hours for rank advancement to attend and then any member can RSVP via the calendar posting.  The rest of the meeting was spent discussing the recruiting night for Pack 35 scheduled for the next evening.  Michael outlined the program (Reptile Show) and discussed how adult volunteers will help with recruiting.  (Side note:   1 new member joined that night and three other families are in the process of completing the applications.)   Next troop meeting is on October 25 at 7pm via Zoom.  

Service Project Opportunity

Posted on Oct 2 2021 - 8:47pm

Our troops have been asked to provide assistance for a landscaping project for an elderly woman in San Clemente.   Our troops have been asked to assist in planting flowers, building a playset for her grandchildren, creating stone paths in the yard and cleaning out a garden shed.     We have scheduled this work for Sat October 16 and Sat October 23 if we need additional time.   The project will start at 10am and go for about 4 hours.   Members of the boy troop and the girl troop can attend.   We need up to 5 scouts.   Adults who like to garden are welcome to join us.   Please let me know if you are interested in helping.  This project will count as service hours for rank advancement.  Pam Jensen - Troop Committee Chair

Troop Committee Positions Available

Posted on Sep 11 2021 - 10:00pm

The Troop Committee oversees all troop operations necessary to support the Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters and Patrol Advisors in the administration of the Troop's program. The Troop 35 Committee oversees the Boy Troop and the Girl Troop. It is a cross between a board of directors and a parent support group!       Any parent interested in finding out about serving on the Troop committee, please contact me.     We currently have a need for a Treasurer for both troops and New Member Coordinator for the Girl Troop and a New Member Coordinator for the Boy Troop.     The Treasurer does not have to be a CPA or accountant.   New Member Coordinator is a new position created by National in the last few years.    This parent will work with the Committee Chair to welcome youth and their families and help them become truly engaged in Scouting.  Committee meetings are the fourth Monday  of each month from 7pm to 8:30pm except July when our troops are usually at summer camp.      Currently meetings are held via Zoom. Committee members must take Youth Protection Training and Troop Committee Training.    Each committee member will take on specific roles to assist in troop activities.      If treasurer or new member coordinator don't seem to be your skill set, we can find something that does fit your interests!   As with the scout program itself, we have many different ways to get involved.   Hope to hear from you soon!   Pam Jensen, Troop Committee Chair.  

Mid August Already!

Posted on Aug 14 2021 - 9:47am

First, A big thank you to the adults who did all the backstage work for summer camp, the adults who stayed with our youth during the week and the adults who drove to camp one day early for the pick up!    Second, Our fall schedule is shaping up nicely.  We start with the Boomers event of mini golf next Sunday.  Please join us for a end of summer fun event.      Finally, the Troop Committee has a very special request of all of our parents.    Over the summer, Mr. Lindsey, Mr. Jensen, Will Briggs and I have been working with cub scout aged youth to revitalize Pack 35.   We have six members signed up and ready for pack events in the fall.   We will be holding a Pack recruitment night on Sept 28 at Laguna Presbyterian Church.  We need adult volunteers to help us with registration and telling parents about Cub Scouts.    Of course, we need to get the word out that our pack is a Family Pack and we will have dens for boys and girls.     Please let your friends know about this wonderful opportunity.  Please let me or Mr. Lindsey know if you can help with recruiting for our Pack.   YIS = Pam Jensen, Troop Committee Chair

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