Madera Elementary Harvest Festival

On October 23rd, Madera Elementary School will be holding a fundraiser, a Harvest Festival and Silent Auction. The PTA has been doing this event for several years, and work very hard to raise money for the school. A big challenge is getting enough volunteers, and staff members. The PTA was hoping some of the scouts could help out at the event, running a variety of game booths. The event runs from 4:30 to 8:30, and scouts will not have to work the entire time. If you are interested and would like to pick a time, or set your hours for working visit this webpage for scheduling and shifts. If you have any further questions you may contact Cassie Godwin and Tacy Torres via email. Hope some scouts can help out!

Looking For Volunteers – Service Hours

Looking for service hours? This Saturday, the 12th, Summerfest will be occurring. Summerfest is a non-profit and donates proceeds back to the 3 high schools in Simi Valley. They are requesting helped from us for parking assistants, trash, and tear down. To sign up, use SignUp Genius, which can be found here. The times are listed on the Sign Up Genius link, which you can choose the desired time you want.

Hope some scouts are able to help out!

Deep Sea Fishing Rescheduled for September 20th

Hello scouts, parents & friends,

The fishing trip has been rescheduled for Sunday September 20th so please contact me asap to reserve you spot!!!

Once the boat is full I cannot accept additional passengers so don’t wait! View the new flyer here.

SUNDAY MORNING: Troop 633 and 642 will meet at the Simi Covenant Church Parking Lot (4680 Alamo St, Simi Valley, CA) at 4:45 am. We will drive directly to Hook’s Landing (3600 Cabezone Circle, Suite 115, Oxnard, CA) and arrive by 5:30am.

The boat name is Coroloma

The boat is paid for, plus I have already purchased tackle for our entire group, so just bring a fishing pole or rent one there. If you have to rent a fishing pole you will do so at the landing and you will pay the $15 fee directly to the landing.


I will be collecting $60 (cash or check) from each passenger ($50 boat fee, plus a $10 fish cleaning/tip fee) on the boat. If paying by check, please make checks payable to: “Troop 633”.  Once you pay me, I will handle all monetary exchange with captain and crew.

With the exception of purchasing food and drinks on the boat, you will not need any other money unless you enter the jackpot for largest fish.

You may also bring your own food and drinks, but do not bring a hard cooler on the boat as they are not permitted. Keep a cooler in the car for your fish on the drive home. Ice can be purchased at the landing.

Please have the consent form completed before arrival and carpool. Drivers will carry consent forms while traveling.

If you are age 16 or over you will need a Sport Fishing license. These can be purchased for a single day or more depending on your needs. Please purchase your license before arriving on Sunday and bring it with you to save time. You can print the license after your online purchase. Please go to this website for the license

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Neal Berliner
(213) 369-2881

Upcoming Meeting Schedule Change

Changes to the schedule have been made due to the upcoming holiday. There will be no meeting next Monday, 9/7, so the regular meeting will return to normal, on 9/14. We also have an upcoming Court of Honor on the 21st, which we hope all can make it to. Hope to see you all at the upcoming meetings!

Upcoming Planning Meeting

As usual, there is going to be a monthly planning meeting. This Monday, August 23rd, we will be having our scheduled planning meeting, including provided pizza. Any scout with a position in the troop should attend. The meeting will be at 6:00pm, hope you all can make it.

Deep Sea Fishing – August 30

Scouts and Parents,

I have Chartered the Coroloma for Sunday August 30th from 6am to 4pm. The boat is ours and I plan to fill it with scouts and parents. Please see flyer for information.

If you would like to attend please email me directly at Please reply to me and reserve your spot by August 25th. Also, let me know if you can drive and if you can take passengers.

Thank you!
Neal Berliner

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.