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Boy Scout Troop 649 is chartered by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10049, and is located in Simi Valley, California.

Troop 649 was founded in 1997 in Simi Valley, California. It is chartered and supported by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post # 10049. Troop 649 is an all-round adventure troop, with past and current activities that include backpacking, deep-sea fishing, zip-lining, rock climbing, rocket launching, kayaking, whale watching, and Boy Scout summer camp.

Troop 649 has a “Scout-led” program, where Scouts select their activities, plan, and conduct their own meetings. We strongly encourage our Scouts to reach the rank of First Class in 13 to 18 months. After that point, almost all our Scouts continue on to Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in Scouting. Troop 649 has a strong tradition of graduating Scouts who retain the knowledge and outdoor skills learned as they rank up.

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Matilija Overnighter – 5/16/15

Status of troop Matilija Backpack trip planned for Saturday/Sunday, 5/16/15.

Departure: Saturday, 5/16 from Lemon Park.  Time TBD.
Update to follow when available (likely Thursday night).

Return: Sunday, 5/17 by 4 PM.


Campfires are currently allowed at our Middle Matilija campsite.
Meals are being planned by patrol.

Required for EACH person:
2 litres (at least) of water
Tent, as assigned
Sleeping bag
Sleeping pad
Sturdy hiking boots (waterproof might be desirable given the possibility of wet conditions)
10 essentials
Appropriate clothing –   to avoid “overpacking”, layering works best.

Rain (including thunderstorms) is expected in that area on Thursday and Friday, should be gone by Saturday.  That would be about the same conditions of the trip last December.  However, if thunderstorms continue into Saturday be advised that it could mean postponing the trip.
Temperatures are forecast with highs of about 67F and lows of about 47F.  In the canyon, it may be slightly cooler.  Bring appropriate clothing.


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