Boy Scout Troop 235
- Troop 235 was established in October 1963 and chartered by Fort Hill Presbyterian Church in Clemson South Carolina.
- Our troop has awarded the Eagle rank to over 220 scouts - see our Roll of Eagle Scouts on this website.
- The troop camps and hikes regularly. Since 1980, we have averaged over 35 nights of camping per year in over 12 camping trips per year.
- High Adventure Outings are a hallmark of our Outdoor Program. At Sea Base in Florida, we take numerous crews for Sea Exploring or Scuba Adventure and typically go to Philmont in New Mexico every third year. We also organize a 10-day adventure trip (Mountain biking, backpacking, and kayaking) to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Michigan Upper Peninsula. We take crews for a 10-day canoe trip in the Minnesota Boundary Waters or to the same BSA base for the OKPIK winter adventure and have started taking crews to the new High Adventure Base in West Virginia. We also do local high adventure trips with our older scouts-backpacking on the Appalachian Trail (30 to 50 miles), 50 mile Edisto River canoe trip, New River in North Carolina and backpacking trips to Cumberland Island, GA, as examples. We also routinely visit historical and ecological sites in the Carolinas and surrounding states.
- We have one the best trained and consistent group of adult leaders found anywhere. Our Scoutmaster has held that position since 1980 and has built a group of 15 well-trained Assistant Scoutmasters, many of whom are Woodbadge trained.
- On average we have 55 - 65 active scouts in the troop. Between 30 and 35 of these scouts in 6th thru 9th grade are in four patrols (Raccoon, Raven, Red Baron, and Roadrunner) and 20 - 30 scouts in 10th thru 12th grade are organized into a Junior Leadership Corps, a Senior Leadership Corps and a group of Junior Asst. Scoutmasters.
- Successive leadership responsibility as the scout grows along with our active high adventure program is the hallmark of Troop 235’s success in keeping older scouts in the program.
- Scouting is all about service and Troop 235 generates over 1500 hours annually of service to the local Pickens/Oconee county communities through various Troop and Eagle service projects.