About Us

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 a high adventure troop, with past and current activities that include backpacking, soaring, zip-lining, rock climbing, rocket launching, whitewater rafting, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, 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.

Recent Posts

Santa Cruz Backpacking trip

Planning for the troop’s annual backpacking trip to Santa Cruz island is well under way! Look for an equipment inspection before we leave on Saturday, March 28, 2015 for 2 nights. Be prepared! to see cool wildlife indigenous to these islands. Plan for unpredictable weather there, where conditions this time of year can range from cold, rainy, and windy, to hot and sunny.

Santa Cruz Island fox in field 490x250

http://www.nature.org/newsfeatures/specialfeatures/natures-comeback-santa-cruz-fox-1.xml

 

  1. Camporee 2015: “Come Strangers, Leave Brothers” Comments Off
  2. Camp Chawanakee: 7/26/15 to 8/1/15 Comments Off
  3. Scouting for Food Comments Off
  4. Value of the Month: March – Helpful Comments Off
  5. Let There Be Fire! Comments Off
  6. Summer Camp! Comments Off
  7. Camporee 2015 Comments Off
  8. 12-Points Bike Ride Comments Off
  9. Webelos Adventure Day 10/12/14 Comments Off