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Boy Scout Troop 633 Simi Valley Troop 633 is located in Simi Valley California and chartered by Simi Covenant Church. We meet most Monday evenings from 7:30-9 at the church. Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming events.

14 April 20140 Comments

Sierra Nevada Backpacking trip May 23-25

Join us in the land of giants. The area we will be exploring has huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons and the world’s largest trees.

Scouts will need to pack a sleeping bag & pad, food, and the 10 essentials. The troop has backpacks available to scouts who need them. Hiking, orienteering, and fishing activities are planned. There will be a trip planning meeting on May 12th.

More information is available in the flyer. The trip contact is Eric Luke.

04 April 2014Comments Off

2014 Camporee Information

The 2014 Ventura County Ronald Reagan District Camporee will be held on April 25th-27th, and it promises a jam-packed, fun-filled event. In the past, Troop 633 has received many awards and ribbons and to continue our success, we would like to follow some things below.

Please review the General Information Sheet, and note the following:

1.) T-shirt money and orders are due Monday, Feb. 24th.

2.) Registration fees are: $20 per person if paid before Feb. 24th, anything after will be $30.

3.) Each scout, and adult needs to print, complete, and submit all forms. Here is the Scout’s Form, and here is the Adult Form.

Please also note that pack inspection for all scouts, (first class and under), will be held on Thursday, April 24th at 7:30pm in the Simi Covenent parking lot.

29 March 2014Comments Off

Matilija Recap

What a fantastic weekend of backpacking! The trail was in good condition, with plenty of shade and water crossings. We arrived on Saturday and hiked 5 miles to the campsite. Once camp was setup, scouts enjoyed exploring the area and playing games. We enjoy beef stroganoff and chicken fajitas for dinner, and ores and roasted marshmallows for dessert. On Sunday we left the campground better then we found it and enjoyed great views hiking downhill to the trailhead. See you on the next backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada mountains in May.

Matilija 2014 Photos

26 March 2014Comments Off

OA Elections on March 31st

Order of the Arrow elections are coming up, and are going to be held on March 31st.  If you are interested in joining, we are asking you to attend our troop’s upcoming Monday meeting, for eligibility to be elected. As always, the elections do ask for some requirements, including: Being at Least 1st Rank, Having Completed 15 Days And Nights of Camping with the Boy Scouts Within the Last 2 Years, Including One Long-Term Camp of 6 Days, and 5 Nights. The remaining must be short-term. Along with this; Scout Must Have Scoutmaster Approval, and The Troop Must Have at Least 50% Attendance on Election Day. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Stephen Burt.

17 March 2014Comments Off

Pre-Camporee Movie Night!

Ready for a fun outdoor movie night? Come on up to Sage Ranch on Friday, March 21st, 7:30-ish. Be sure to bring your own chairs, and comfort, although there are benches at the location where the movie will be playing. We will be watching Thor, and Hot Chocolate will be provided.  You may also bring snacks, blankets, etc. This event is completely free, and you do not have to be camping, or a scout to attend.  If you have any questions or concerns you may contact the head of the event: Tim Miller. We hope to see everyone there!

17 March 2014Comments Off

Michael Langberg’s Eagle Project Fundraiser.

Join us with Michael Langberg, for a delicious fun-filled night at the Habit Burger Grill. The fundraiser will begin at 4:00 pm and end around 9:00 pm, and will occur on Tuesday, March 18th. If you present the flyer when you order, 20% of the receipts will go to Michael’s Eagle Project! We hope to see everyone there! Any Concerns or Questions, you may contact Michael Langberg.

17 March 2014Comments Off

Pre-Camporee Information

There is a pack inspection at the church Thursday, March 20, at 7:30 for all new scouts and those who are not yet First Class. Scouts should be at the church on Friday evening, March 21, at 6:00 PM to drive to Sage Ranch. Parents will pickup their scouts at Sage Ranch on Sunday morning at 8:30 AM.
Directions to Sage Ranch Park:
Via Black Canyon Road. (Black Canyon Road is a very steep, narrow, winding road)
  • Go South on Kuehner Drive to Katherine Rd (just past the Old Susana Café)
  • Turn right on to Katherine Rd
  • After about a 0.5 mi Katherine Rd turns left at Riverwood Ct
  • After the left turn it is about 0.2 mi to Oak Knolls Rd (Little League field on your left)
  • Turn right on to Oak Knolls Rd
  • Continue for 0.10 mi and keep left at Black Canyon Rd
  • On Black Canyon Rd, you will pass a “Road Ends ¼ mile” sign that you can ignore. It is about 1 3/4 miles from this sign to Sage Ranch.

Via Woolsey Canyon Road

  • Take 118 Freeway to Topanga Canyon Blvd
  • Turn right on to Topanga Canyon Blvd
  • Drive 2.5 mi to Plummer St
  • Turn right on to Plummer St which becomes Valley Circle Blvd after about 1 mile
  • Continue another 2.4 miles on Valley Circle Blvd to Woolsey Canyon Rd
  • Turn right on to Woolsey Canyon Rd and drive to the end, about 2.3 miles
  • Turn right at the top of the hill. Sage Ranch is about 0.2 miles on your left.
You can drive into the park. Continue up the hill to the Group Campground on the left. If any gates are closed, you should be able to open them and drive through, but please close them behind you.

27 February 2014Comments Off

Joshua Tree Recap

The troop had a great weekend of camping at Joshua Tree National Park. The camp location was terrific, the weather perfect, and the scouts preparation flawless. Last weekend confirmed what I already knew – being involved in scouting provides experiences not found in any other youth program.

The group arrived late on Friday night, setup camp, and quickly fell asleep. On Saturday the climbing instructors got an early start and setup 2 climbing and 1 repelling routes. Many thanks to Troop 682 for allowing us to setup climbing routes in their campsite. Scouts, siblings and adults enjoyed climbing and exploring the area around the camp. After dinner, scouts made 3 different dutch oven desserts then told jokes and sang songs around the campfire.

This was the troop’s second year at Joshua Tree and we’ll be back next year.

Joshua Tree Photos

25 February 2014Comments Off

Scouting for Food Recap

During the week of February 9th, over 15 scouts distributed flyers and collected food for the Salvation Army. Total items collected was 1,647!  Thats a little better than 1 per house in our target area (1500 homes).  The scouts did a great job collecting bags and knocking on doors to ask for donations.

The Salvation Army was extremely impressed with the quantity of items and the quality of food. Mary from Salvation Army must have thanked us about 100 times!

Scouting for Food photos

24 February 2014Comments Off

Matilija backpacking trip March 15-16

For our first backpacking trip of the year, we’ll be going to the Los Padres National Forest. We’ll be driving up Saturday and hiking 2 miles to the campsite that includes running water. Click here to view photos from the trip two years ago.

Scouts will need to pack a sleeping bag & pad, food, and the 10 essentials. The troop has backpacks available to scouts who need them. Hiking, orienteering, and plant identification activities are planned. There will be a trip planning meeting on March 3rd.

More information is available in the flyer. The trip contact is Eric Luke.