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 35!

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
Mark Withycombe - 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

Still Time to Earn the Day of Service Patch

Posted on Nov 5 2022 - 9:01pm

Two troop members helped pack members and adults at Hortense Miller Garden today with maintenance and plantings.    They all earned the Day of Service Patch. If your son or daughter would like a Day of Service Patch, they still have time to earn one.   Please do a service project before Wednesday of this week.    You can pick up trash in your neighborhood, collect food from your neighbors for our food drive (bring the food to our Troop meeting), write letters to servicemen and women (see below for rules about this) or another type of service in your community.   You can do it with your family.  Take photos and email them to me by Wed, November 9 so I can order the badges for our Troop meeting on November 17 and show them at Roundtable next week.  

Parent Meeting Summary

Posted on Nov 5 2022 - 8:59pm

Fifteen parents attended the parent meeting on Thursday, November 3.    Dr. Hovanesian reminded everyone of the Troop Attendance and Troop Participation rules on page 14 of our Troop handbook (see side menu for link to the Handbook).   Note from your Committee Chair:  Parents - please do your best to remind your scout to wear his/her Scout Uniform to all our meetings.    If they don't have time to change at home, they can bring it to the meeting and change in the restroom at the church.   Very few youth were wearing uniforms on Thursday.  It is important to wear the uniform (Class A or Field Uniform) to the meetings.  The scoutmaster will tell the youth when to wear the Class B or activity uniform ( Troop T shirt and pants) to nonmeeting events.    We also discussed roles for parents in our troop.    Thank you to the response at the meeting.  Parents who were not at the meeting will be contacted over the next two weeks about volunteering for certain positions.   WE NEED EVERY PARENT TO HELP with some or many events.  Mr. Hundhausen spoke about the HAT program.  Parents, please encourage your son or daughter to give the upcoming HAT training/practice hikes and the actual HAT event a try!    Official HAT events will be limited to youth age 14 and over per Scouts BSA rules.    BUT - we have many other hikes planned for our 11 to 13 year old members that will train them for HAT events.   Hiking is FUN when you are properly trained.   Our adult leaders are for HAT are properly trained for hiking and helping our youth members succeed at this type of event.     Finally, please refer to the posting in our announcements from October about the dues for 2023 and how to pay.  Total amount due is $250 by November 18.  Thank you, Mrs. Jensen, Troop Committee Chair

Dues for 2023 - Payment should be made by November 15

Posted on Oct 15 2022 - 9:28pm

We have started our rechartering (reenrollment) for Jan to Dec 2023 Membership.   For the third year in a row, the Troop Committee agreed that despite minor increases the National portion of the dues, we will keep our dues at $250 per youth and $50 per registered adults.   I hope that all the youth in both Troops  will continue to stay active members in 2023.     If you need to drop away for 2023, please let me know as soon as possible.    Depending on the reason, we can try and make arrangements for the youth member to stay active.     As in prior years, we can provide assistance with paying the dues if a family will find the payment a hardship.    Some of the adults leaders donate to pay the fees of a youth member.  Our wonderful chartered organization, VFW, will also provide assistance. A parent should not hesitate to ask Scoutmaster LIndsey, Scoutmaster Withycombe or me if the family needs assistance.    Assistance will be confidential between the Scoutmaster of the youth's troop, the Committee Chair, the Treasurer and the parent (s)of the youth.   The youth member will not be told.  

Important Troop 35 G Scoutmaster News

Posted on Oct 2 2022 - 1:05am

Scoutmaster Grandma Jane informed the Troop Committee this week that she regretfully had to resign as Scoutmaster of Troop 35 G for personal and family reasons.  All of us were saddened to hear of the news but know she did not make this choice lightly.   At our October 9, 2022 Court of Honor, we will honor Grandma Jane for her years of service to Troop 35 (before the G designation started) and to her role as our FIRST FEMALE SCOUTMASTER for our FEMALE Troop (F Troop in the early days.)   Without Grandma Jane stepping up to take on that important role, we would not have been able to start our girl troop.   THE GOOD NEWS - within Two Hours of her announcement, Mark Withycombe volunteered to take over as Scoutmaster.    Mark is an Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster.  His appointment has been approved by the Chartered Organization.   We will have a Scoutmaster Installation Ceremony at the Court of Honor.   The Court of Honor will start at 4pm on Sunday, October 9.  We will have a potluck meal after the program.   We look forward to all our families (B & G) joining all the leaders at the Court of Honor to recognize our Scoutmasters for Troop 35 G.   Please register or send regrets for the COH by clicking on the calendar entry and following through to the register page.  Thank you! Pam Jensen, Troop Committee Chair

Scout-O-Rama 2022

Posted on Oct 2 2022 - 1:04am

After a three year hiatus, Scout-O-Rama made a comeback on Saturday, Oct 1 at the Outdoor Education Center.  Troop 35 had laser rifle target shooting and Pack 35 brought back the old favorite of Box Hockey.     Troop 35 also prepared an El Camino Real District Human Foosball Game.   Over 1000 scouts and scouters  and over 2000 non scouts registered as guests.   We won't know the final tally of the attendance for a few days but all who came by the Troop and the Pack booths said they were having a wonderful time.    I would like to thank the adults who came for Friday night set up, Saturday helping and the breakdown that will be on Sunday of this weekend:   Michael Lindsey, Allan Hundhausen, Mike Sweeney, Michelle Nelson (Pack), Tim Thein (Pack), Marlowe Moy, and Erik Jensen. A thank you to District Executive Peter Jensen for helping move stuff to/from our locations.   IF I missed your name, please forgive me as I spent most of the day at the Pack booth and may not have seen you when I went to the Troop booth.    Special shout out to Allan and Mike for  creating the laser rifles - This will become a new tradition.   They kept track of the time for participants to hit the targets on a white board.   That created excitement among the participants to beat that record.    A big thank you to Mr. Lindsey for building the Box Hockey game this week.  We had a steady stream of participants all day playing hockey.     THANK YOU ALL!    Pam Jensen, Troop and Pack Committee Chair.

Aug 22 7pm: Troop Committee Meeting via Zoom - Welcome all parents!

Posted on Aug 20 2022 - 10:55pm

We will have a Troop Committee Meeting on Monday, August 22 at 7pm via Zoom.    All parents are welcome to attend.  If you are interested in volunteering as a committee member, please attend this meeting.   We will discuss upcoming campouts, Court of Honor, Scout o Rama, Day of Service and a High Adventure program for scouts age 14 years to 18 years within our Troops.   Pam Jensen, Troop Committee Chair.  Below is the Zoom Link:  

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