Welcome to the official website of Boy Scout Troop 642. We belong to the Las Colinas District in the Western Los Angeles Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. We serve the communities and surrounding areas of Calabasas and Woodland Hills . We welcome new families to find out about our Troop. Scouting is a year-round program for boys around ages 11 - 17. This web site has been created to give our scouts, their families, and visitors to our site an idea of what Scouting is all about and to keep them informed of activities of our troop.

White Water Rafting and two nights camping at Camp Whitsett

Posted on Feb 19 2015 - 8:55am

  Tent camping at Camp Whitsett plus white water rafting.

Date:   May 15-17    Cost: $100   Sign-ups available on the calendar for May events

        Full-day whitewater rafting merit badge course for Scouts 12 years an
        Half-day whitewater rafting adventure for Scouts under 12 years old
        (Younger Scouts would arrive back at Whitsett earlier than the older boys, but then work with ASM’s on Scout advancement)

Personal Fitness Merit Badge class

Posted on Feb 15 2015 - 10:42am

Hi all,
Howard and I are organizing a Personal Fitness Merit Badge class for any scout interested in completing the badge.   Personal Fitness is one of the Eagle required merit badges and one of the most detailed and important of the merit badges.   It requires a 12 week commitment and a lot of hard work but it can be a very rewarding experience.
Signups have been posted on the troop website.  Any scout who wishes to participate must sign up by January 31.
There will be three scheduled classes - February 8March 1 and May 3.   Every scout who is taking the class must be able to commitment to all three dates.  February 8and May 3 will be about 4 hours.  March 1 will be shorter in time.  In addition, each scout will be required to create a 12 week fitness plan and email a weekly progress update to the counselors.  Each scout also will need to have a BSA medical form on file within the last year.  
This is one of the most important and rewarding merit badges on the trail to Eagle.  Any scout interested and able to commit the time and work should go on the website and sign up this week.

Blackbeard 2015 Bahamas Sailing and Scuba High Adventure Trip

Posted on Dec 30 2014 - 3:35pm
2015 Bahamas Sailing and Scuba High Adventure Trip
In July 2015 our troop is planning one of the most exciting and unique trips that we have ever done.  We will be flying to Nassau, Bahamas on July 23 or 24.  We will be touring Nassau and witnessing both the history of pirates and the Spanish fleet.  On July 25, we have chartered our own tall ship (multi-mast sail boat) for a week of pure adventure.  We will be learning how to sail, how to navigate both by day and night.  There will be up to 19 scuba dives for certified divers (including shark and night dives).  For non-scuba there will be much snorkeling in some of the most pristine and colorful reefs in the world.  We will be sailing and exploring deserted islands - having a BBQ and campfire on our own island.  We will have rope swings and many nights of games on deck.  Every one going can expect to learn a ton of new skills and have experiences that you never had before.  The company we have chartered with is Blackbeard Cruises.  They take many scout groups and ran the program at the BSA Florida Sea Base for many years.  There is a requirement that each participant be 12 years old by the day of the trip.  The boat can only hold 18 - 6 adults and 12 scouts.  ALL SPACES WILL FILL UP QUICKLY.  To ensure everyone has a fair chance to secure a spot, we will be holding signups until July 9.  Whoever signs up by July 9 will be put into a lottery and names will be chosen blindly by our scoutmaster.  If you are chosen you must pay the deposit of $200 within a week to secure your spot or it will be offered to next person on the wait list.  If you are unsure about attending now,  your name can always be added later to the wait list.  The cost of the boat charter, food, programming and crew tip is $950 per person.  This does not include airfare costs (many people use frequent flier miles), travel meals on air travel days, souvenirs or scuba equipment rental.  For past trips we have done a lot of fundraising so if we are able to fundraise the cost would decrease.  Feel free to email Curt with any questions at curt@curtmiles.com.
Link to Blackbeard's Scout High Adventure (Scuba, Sailing, Snorkeling & Fishig): http://www.blackbeard-cruises.com/scouts/
Sign up ASAP using event registration


Site Counter


Upcoming Events