Troop Elections June 1

Hey guys!

Just a reminder this coming Monday the 1st we will be having Troop Elections! if you’re a life scout you’re eligible to run for Senior Patrol Leader. If you are a Star scout you are eligible to run for Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. We need attendance for this to happen, so please everyone come on Monday with your nominations ready!

Yours in Scouting,
Landon Burtchell, Senior Patrol Leader Troop 633

Sierra Nevada Backpacking trip May 22-24

Join us to explore the northern portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness. The trail to Chicken Springs Lake takes us along the northern edge of Horseshoe Meadow where we’re see amazing views of the Great Western Divide.

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 photography activities are planned. There will be a trip planning meeting on May 11th.

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

Service Opportunity – April 26

Simi Sunset Rotary is sponsoring the Gater Run on Sunday April 26 to benefit The Special Olympics Ventura County.

The event begins at 6:30 am and runs until about noon. The rotary is searching for volunteers to help with set up, registration, clean up during the event, and break down of the event.  2 hour volunteer shifts will be available.

The Gater Run will be located at Rancho Simi Community Park on LA and Stearns.

Please visit the rotary’s website at or on Facebook for more info on the event.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mrs. Sharts at (805) 551-7240. A sign up sheet will be available at Monday meetings.

Summer Camp at Camp Fiesta Island

Are you currently signed up for a summer camp? If not, and you’re looking for a week filled with fun in the sun in beautiful Southern California, sign up for Camp Fiesta Island. There are lots and lots of exciting merit badges and activities such as dragon boating, nautical survival, and you can’t forget flying hull! But what if you’re not interested in aquatics? There are tons of non aquatic merit badges such as Citizenship in the Nation, Community and World, Emergency Preparedness and much more. If any of this caught your eye then Camp Fiesta Island is the place for you. Come and enjoy one of the finest summer camps on the West Coast! Space is limited, so sign up by Monday.

-Landon Burtchell
Senior Patrol Leader.

Service Opportunity March 22

American Cancer Society is hosting “Bark for Life” on Sunday March 22 at Lemon Park. The American Cancer Society is in need of Boy Scout volunteers to help set up and do various tasks throughout the day. The event is from 10:30 am- 4:00 pm, but Boy Scouts are truly needed for set up beginning at 6:30 am. Adults are also needed to oversee the Boy Scouts.

It is not necessary to be there for the whole day, a few hours would be greatly appreciated. View the flyer and download the SIMI Bark for Life Volunteer Application.

Please contact Mrs. Sharts at (805) 551-7240 or if you can help.

2015 Ventura County Council Camporee

This year is going to be bigger, and better. The 2015 Ventura County Council Camporee will be held on April 17 through 19th and it promises to be a jam-packed, fun-filled event. In the past, Troop 633 has received many awards and ribbons and we plan to continue our success. T-Shirts orders are due Friday  March 6th. Please email Mrs. Cumsille-Burt or call her to get your order completed. Registration fees are: $20 per person if paid before March 6th, $30 per person after. Each scout and adults will need to print, complete and submit all registration forms. The Scout’s forms include; Consent and WM Form, and the Adults will need the WM Adult Form. Pack inspection for all scouts, Second Class and under, will be held on Thursday, April 16th at 7:30pm in the Convent parking lot. All Forms Listed above can be found here. If you have any further questions, you may contact Mrs. Cumsille-Burt.

Joshua Tree camping trip March 28-29

Come see the famous Joshua Tree and enjoy some of the most majestic scenery in Southern California!  Click here to view the photos from last year. Planned activities include rock-climbing, hiking, and photography. View the Joshua Tree trip flyer for details.