Yosemite camping recap

We had a great weekend of exploring in Yosemite National Park. On Saturday we drove up early and setup camp. In the afternoon we explored lower Yosemite Falls before following the loop trail to El Capitan Meadow and the Yosemite Chapel. Sunday we did a ranger led snowshoe hike in Badger Pass to Tempo Dome. The hike provided amazing views all the way to the Towalame Meadows area in Yosemite. In the evening we hiked around Mirror Lake and watched the sunset turn Half Dome bright orange. One Sunday we packed up and left the campground better than we found it, then drove to Mariposa Grove. There we explored the lower grove and visited the Grizzly Giant and the California Tunnel Tree. Overall we hiked 20 miles and look forward to our next trip at Three Falls for winter camp.

Yosemite Winter 2015 Photos

Leadership Positions Available Den Chief Training

Come to the 2015 Den Chief Training, to learn plenty of new things in the provided classes. Cub Scout Rock ‘N’ Roll Pow Wow for Den Chief Training will be taking place on Saturday, January 24th, 2015. It will be taking place at Cornerstone Christian School in Camarillo, CA. The Registration time will begin at 7:45 AM, opening ceremony at 8:00 AM, and closing ceremony at 12:00 PM. For more information about this event, check out this flyer.

Camping in Yosemite – January 17-19

This month the troop will be camping in Yosemite over the long holiday weekend. Snow cover is currently patchy across Yosemite, but hopefully that will change  in the next couple of weeks. There’s a planning meeting on 1/12 and we’ll discuss how to keep warm and prevent cold weather injuries. View the Yosemite camping flyer  for all the details.

Simi Valley Eagle Scout Delivers National Christmas Tree

Michael Theune, who earned his eagle scout rank under our former Scoutmaster, George Kurata, came from our own troop. Every year, the US Forest Service selects one of the nation’s National Forests to provide the tree that is placed in the National Mall. In this write up, there is more information on Michael getting selected to deliver, and it also includes a link to a documentary on the process of it. Both the links include several interview clips including Michael and his contribution to the process of selecting and delivering the National Christmas Tree. Enjoy!

Adult Christmas Party

Parents, committee members and scoutmasters please join us to celebrate the holidays and a year of Scouting. Troop 633’s annual adult holiday party is Saturday December 20 at 7:00 to 10:00pm. Join us at the Fraye’s house at 3354 Weatherford Ct. S.V. 93063. We will be serving hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages. Please bring a dish or dessert to share. Please contact D’Anne (805-428-0926) or Vern (805-428-5221) Fraye for additional details and to RSVP.

Hope to see you there!

Kristian Reyes Eagle Project 12/20 & 12/21

Kristian Reyes will be working on his Eagle project this weekend at Guardian Angel Catholic School (10919 Norris Ave, Pacoima, 91331). The main work day will be Saturday from 9 to 5, to paint the front of the school. Please wear old cloth you do not mind getting paint on. Lunch will be served at noon. Please contact Kristian if you have any questions. Hope everyone can come and help!

Camporee Patch Contest

If any scout is interested in submitting a patch design for this year’s Camporee, you must turn in the design to your district’s round table, or email it to Corey.slack@scouting.org by April 17-19th. The 1st place winner will receive a $100 gift card, and 2 runner ups will receive $50 gift cards. For more information on the design guidelines and rules, refer to this flyer. If you have any questions or concerns you may contact Corey Slack at: Corey.slack@scouting.org or 805-482-8938.

Very Important Troop Meeting 12/1

Attention troop 633! Tomorrow, December 1st, there will be a troop meeting as usual. At this meeting we will be electing new troop positions, and you must be there to apply/accept the position. If you are looking for a leadership role in the troop, it is mandatory to attend. Even if you are not looking for a position, you should still be there to vote so you are not disappointed by the decision made on who is elected. Please try your hardest to attend this meeting so the positions can be fairly determined. This meeting will be at the same time as 7:30, but we ask you to arrive before the meeting begins so that everyone can be prepared for the voting. On a side note, Trojan patrol is running games, Sabretooths are running flags, and Thundercats will be running dessert. Hope everyone can make it to the meeting!