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.

Kristian Reyes Eagle Project Fundraiser

Come join us for Kristian’s Eagle Scout Project Fundraiser on Wednesday, January 21, from 4-9 pm. The Fundraiser will occur at The Habit Burger. Your support would be appreciated. Please print the flyer and present it as you order.

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!