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Welcome to Troop 642, Simi Valley

We are an active Scout Troop, with weekly Troop meetings and monthly outings, focusing on hiking and backpacking. Recent outings include:


  • Congrats to our latest Eagle Scouts, Joey Alfred, Chris Barnett, Derek Brewer, Collin Chamberlain, Ethan Locklin, Dylan Nguyen, and Cameron Tenn!
  • Backpacking to Upper Reyes Creek (click here for an amusing video)
  • Rocket Launching at El Mirage Dry Lake
  • Snowboarding in winter
  • Annual Yosemite winter backpacking
  • Camporee
  • Summer Scout Camp
  • Long-term backpacking in Summer
  • Family beach camping

    What's new on the site:

    If you are interested in visiting, or joining our Troop please
    contact Paul Witman, 805-493-3562 or witman(at sign)ieee.org

    • Photos from the Matilija Campout are here.
    • The latest newsletter is here.
    • A new page with a signup form to make things easier for the Trek Leader.
    • New photos from the mid-December hike led by James-Edward.
    • Calendar updates
    • Information about the GE/Ronald Reagan Scholarship
  • Also, check out our sister Venture Crew, Crew 9642, via Steve and Ilene Freeman, 805-529-2069. The Venture Crew is open to young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years old.

    10 Essentials



1. Map & Compass

2. Matches & lighter

3. Tarp/temp shelter

4. Whistle/signal mirror

5. Food & Water

6. Extra Clothing/sunglasses/cap

7. Headlamp or flashlight

8. Fire Starter

9. First Aid Kit/sunscreen

10. Knife or Leatherman