Author: Scoutmaster

Our three newest Eagle Scouts

Let’s all congratulate Mitchell, Garrett, & Spencer Fraye and don’t forget D’Anne & Vern.  The triplets completed their Eagle Scout Board of Review on Wednesday, March 21, and are now our newest Eagle Scouts.  Watch for posts here for an invitation to their Eagle Scout Court oh Honor soon.

633 Eagle Scouts Attend Eagle Recognition Dinner

These 5 Eagle Scouts from Troop 633 attended the Ventura County Council’s Annual Eagle Recognition Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Library on Tuesday, March 20.  Ryan Pavich, Andrew Gutierrez, Christopher Wilmot, Matthew Corley, and Kristian Reyes were among the 143 young men honored for having earned their Eagle Scout award in 2017.  Bob Post & George Kurata were also there.  Kristian Reyes also gave the Eagle Scout address to the Eagle Scouts, Sponsors, and parents and received a $500 scholarship from the Council.

Court of Honor – Monday, March 12, 2018

Just a reminder to everyone that our Spring Court of Honor is this Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM.  It would be really great if everyone would come to welcome the new boys and their families who have joined our Troop.  Even if you are not receiving an award, you should be there to congratulate your buddies who have worked hard these past three months to earn their next rank or merit badges.  We will also have a short slide show and light refreshments after the Court of Honor.

Hope to see you there.

CPR / First Aid & Wilderness First Aid

If you are interested in getting CPR and/or First Aid Training, please contact George at the Troop meeting.  He has scheduled a CPR class on Tuesday evening, February 20 and a First Aid class on Tuesday evening, March 6.  Both will be at the United Methodist Church and from 7 to 10 PM.  You will receive an American Red Cross certificate after completing these classes.  Scouts may signup for these courses, but they must be at least 12 years old.

This March 6 course is the standard First Aid course.  If you would prefer to take the more advanced Wilderness First Aid Course, it will be offered on March 23, 24, & 25.  This is a 16 hour course (hence the 3 days) and you must have a CPR certification to take this course.  You do not need to take the First Aid class on March 6 if you want to take Wilderness First Aid.  The location for this course has not yet been determined.  Scouts may take this course, too, but they must be at least 14 years old.  This is a highly recommended course for ASMs.

Space is limited in these classes so contact George as soon as possible. Read more

New Scouts Bridging – Jan 28

All our scouts are invited to be at the Elks Lodge on Sunday, January 28 at 1:45 pm to welcome two new Scouts into our Troop, Cristian Price and Matthew Blough from Pack 3643.  We will gather at 1:45 so we are ready for the 2 pm start of the Bridging ceremony.  The Elks Lodge is behind what long time residents will remember as the “Walk In” now named the “Santa Susana Cafe”  They will be crossing over a rope bridge for the bridging ceremony.

Scouting for Food – Service Project – February 21 and 24

This in our biggest service project of the year.  We would like EVERY scout to sign-up for at least 1 of the days.

Wednesday Feb 21rd, 3 PM-5 PM: Distribution of bags and fliers to our assigned neighborhood

  • Meet in the Simi Covenant Church parking lot where we will hand out bags and maps.

Saturday February 24th, 9 AM-1 PM: Pick-up of (hopefully) filled bags.

  • Meet in the Simi Covenant Church Parking where we will hand out maps.
  • Filled bags will be delivered to the Metro-Link Station collection point.

Adults: We would have like to have one driver for every two scouts to make it easier to drop off and pick-up the bags on a street by street basis, so please sign-up Adults.  This Service Project needs you too.


If you have question, suggestions, or concerns please contact Monica White or George Kurata at a Troop meeting

Ronald Reagan Library – Service Project – February 19

If you are not going on the campout to Death Valley, you can sign-up to help in the children’s’ craft booths at the Presidents’ Day Celebration at the Reagan Library.  This is lots of fun and you also get service hours.

You will need to be at the Library at 9 AM to help setup and should be done around 3:30 PM.  You can sign up for half-a-day or all-day.  Lunch is provided if you stay all day.  Maximum number of scouts & adults is 10, so sign-up early if you want a spot.

Go to the Ronald Reagan Presidents Day Flyer to signup for this activity.

Death Valley Campout – February 16-19

Sign-up at the Troop Meeting for a fun weekend of camping at one of America’s biggest National Parks.  This is a 4-day trip on Presidents’ Day weekend.  The Simi Valley schools are not in session on Friday.  Come and go hiking in places like Mosaic Canyon and Badwater Basin (262 ft. below sea level), play on the 700-foot sand dunes and even do a 50-mile bike ride (downhill) along Scotty’s Castle Rd.  Make sure your bike is in good condition.

  • Pack Inspection Thursday night, February 15 at 7:00 PM at back of Simi Covenant Church for all Scouts who have not completed their First Class rank.
  • Meet at Simi Covenant Church on Friday, February 16 at 7 AM. We will return around 3 PM on Monday
  • Don’t forget everyone, youth & adult, needs to bring BSA Heath Form Parts A & B (pages 1-3)

Watch this post for the cost of the campout.  We need a final headcount to determine this.