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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.

Blackbeard 2015 Bahamas Sailing and Scuba High Adventure Trip

Posted on Oct 15 2014 - 9:34pm
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/
 
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3rd ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE-THRU seeking volunteers

Posted on Oct 2 2014 - 5:06pm

It’s time for volunteer sign-ups for the THIRD Annual Food Drive-Thru charity event!  This year’s event will take place on Saturday, November 15th, and Sunday , November 16th from 9:00am – 5:00pm each day.  The event will be located in the Babies R Us parking lot (23741 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas).  As in years’ past, volunteer time slots are 1.5-hours each.  Volunteers may sign-up for as many time slots as they’d like, however, each time slot is initially limited to (50) participants.  Wear your CLASS-A uniform:  look your best!  This is a public event and you are representing Scouting’s finest!  Each volunteer is requested to recruit at least TWO donors to drive-through the event to donate food.  IN ADDITION, please help us spread the word about this worthwhile event.  Tell your friends, aunts, uncles, neighbors, doctors, etc.  We want to have a steady flow of traffic through the event in order to meet this year’s goal of 100,000 pounds of donated food!  All volunteers receive a community service certificate, event patch, and free pizza from Fresh Brothers!                                                                                                               TO REGISTER, click on the link button below, and enter the code “FDT2014” when prompted:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0D4EA9A82EA75-2012/21350431

Congratulations to ROB MAILE our NEWEST EAGLE SCOUT!

Posted on Sep 11 2014 - 9:19am

All Hands of Troop 642:

Please join me in congratulating ROB MAILE our newest EAGLE SCOUT!

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