Cyber Chip

As we discussed at the meeting tonight, here are the details of Cyber Chip:
This is a new and mandatory training about using the Internet that we will do as a troop. The requirements depend on grade level (see links below) and need to be completed yearly. Be Cyber Chip certified is required for both Tenderfoot and Star ranks.
We will do most of the requirements as a troop, however there are some things that need to be done by the Scout and his family before our next meeting on Tuesday, 8/23:
  • Please go to the website found on the Cyber Chip card you received tonight ( and complete the course. Email your certificate of completion to both Doug ( and Susan (
    • You must also read and sign the pledge on the back of the card
  • Have a talk with your parents about “netiquette” and how to use the Internet.
    • Grades 9-12: Discuss with your parents the benefits and potential dangers teenagers might experience when using social media. Give examples of each.
  • Write and sign a personalized contract with your parent or guardian that outlines rules for using the computer and mobile devices, including what you can download, what you can post, and consequences for inappropriate use. Please bring this contract to the next troop meeting.
Please feel free to look over the requirements and watch the videos on your own. The requirements outlined above are 1 and 2 (Grades 6-8) and 1, 2, and 3 (Grades 9-12). We will do requirements 3, 4, and 5 (Grades 6-8) and 4, 5, and 6 (Grades 9-12) at the next meeting.

Camp Chawanakee Info and Forms

Here is a link to a folder with some helpful documents regarding what goes on at Camp Chawanakee, and also the forms necessary to go.


Click here for the documents.


We are meeting at Rancho Tapo Community Park (Lemon Park) at 7:00 AM on Sunday, July 26. We are LEAVING PROMPTLY AT 7:30!!! Bring money for gas and lunch for BOTH travel days, as well as for the trading post while we are at camp.


See you Sunday!

July 7, 2015

Hello, Troop 649!

Here are some notes from last night’s meeting (7/7/2015):
  • San Jacinto Camping: 7/17 to 7/19
  • Last ILST Module @ next meeting (7/21) BE THERE!
Next meeting: 7/21 @ Lemon Park 6:30 PM, Class B
Any announcements, comments, questions, concerns, etc., please email me!
Thanks, and have a great two weeks!

…Troop 649 Scribe

The Great Salute Dispute of 2015!

At this weeks meeting (07-07-2015), it was agreed upon that, since the Boy Scouts of America does not officially recognize a “Class B” uniform, we can not salute during the Flag Ceremony because:


§172. Pledge of allegiance to the flag; manner of delivery

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, ‘I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.’, should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute.

Summer Meeting Schedule

Due to summer vacation, Santa Susana Elementary School (our usual meeting place) is closed. We are now meeting at Lemon Park (Rancho Tapo Community Park) at 6:30 PM every other Tuesday beginning 07-07-2015. These are Class B (any Scouting t-shirt) meetings.


Once school resumes (first day 08-17-2015), we will return to Santa Susana Elementary School for our normal meeting schedule (every Tuesday beginning 08-18-2015 at 6:30 PM, Class A).