How to Join

Scouts BSA provides a program for young boys and girls that builds character, trains in responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.  The next few months will be very hectic (and a ton of fun) for your children as they get to know several Scout troops and attend many activities.


Registration for 2021 is open!  Please click here to join Troop 33.

What is Troop 33?

For information about Troop 33, click here.

What is the recruitment process?

  • We recruit approximately 24 new scouts each year. We have learned over the years that 24 is an optimal size for us to run an effective First Year Program although we consider adding more scouts when there is interest.
  • We will accept Scouts on a first come first serve basis. Your spot is reserved as of the date we have received both the youth application and payment (go to next page at the above link to register now).
  • All enrollment is contingent pending receipt of all documents before the First Year Parent Orientation Meeting.  No scout is allowed to participate in any troop activities until all documents have been received and approved.
  • Prior to recruiting we stress to the scouts and parents the importance of engaging and volunteering after joining Troop 33. 

What is the First-Year Program?

  • We have a great First Year program focusing on the Trail to First Class that runs from March-to-February.
  • Scouts have the opportunity to be guided and advance through Scout, TenderfootSecond Class, to First Class ranks.
  • We have Scoutmasters dedicated to this program along with youth leadership (Troop Guides) to teach and test.
  • This multi-layered program offers the chance for new scouts to learn from older scouts who are learning leadership at the same time.
  • First Year Scouts meet separately from the main troop for skills training and testing and also meet with the main troop.
  • We have dedicated First-Year activities and First-Year scouts join the main troop on most outings and activities.

Important Dates

  • November 10, 2020 - Webelos Open House via Zoom
  • December 8, 2020 - Webelos Open House via Zoom
  • To Be Determined - First-Year Onboarding Event (Tentative)
  • To Be Determined - First-Year Parent Orientation Meeting
  • March 2, 2021 - New First-Year Scouts Start (Tentative)
  • To Be Determined - First-Year Hike
  • To Be Determined - First-Year Campout
  • July 2021 - Camp Oljato
NOTE: During the pandemic, we regret that there are not many opportunities for your  child to participate in troop activities. In the meantime, stay tuned for updates on troop schedule.  We look forward to meeting you once we are able to safely resume in person activities!  Please contact Julie Crane or Kim Carahasen with any questions.

Transferring from another BSA Troop

Please contact the Scoutmaster, Tom Poppitz, for information on how to apply for a transfer from another BSA troop.


Kim Carahasen, Recruiting Coordinator
Julie Crane, Recruiting Coordinator

Tom Poppitz, Scoutmaster
Jon Meyer, Scoutmaster
Alan Cyron, Committee Chair