Weekly Blast: Dec. 10th

posted by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: December 10, 2019



Dec. 10: No troop meeting

Dec. 17: Last troop meeting of 2019

Dec. 20: Troop membership renewal deadline



No Troop Meeting Dec. 10th, No SkyHigh Activity


Remember that we don't have a Troop Meeting this Tuesday because LAUMC needs Creekside for an event.


The activity at SkyHigh Dec. 10th was cancelled due to not enough signups to make it worthwhile. Please study for those finals instead! We're back at LAUMC for our last regular Troop Meeting of 2019 on Tuesday Dec 17th.


Troop 33 membership renewal for 2020 - DUE BY DEC. 20th!!!


Troop 33 membership renewal season is ending soon. Both Scouts and adults need to fill in the online membership questionnaire. We are also collecting 2020 membership fees for Scouts and BSA Fair Share donations. Please find detailed instructions on the troop website: Renewing Your Troop 33 Membership for 2020


Anyone not renewed will be dropped from the roster and unable to participate in any troop activities in 2020. An additional processing fee of $25 will be leveraged per scout if you are dropped from the roster and we need to add you back.


URGENT - We need to know where our tents are!


Please make sure to bring any tents you still have to our 12/17/19 Troop Meeting or you can drop them off anytime day/night at my house 458 Distel Drive, Los Altos. We are doing an annual inventory and need details quickly now. Please email me at poppitz@comcast.net to let me know what you're holding, and we can get the actual gear later.  Thanks! Tom / Mr. Poppitz




Dropping out from Troop 33


So you've decided you are not renewing your membership in 2020. We're sad to see you go, but please, do let us know why by filling in this questionnaire. In exchange, we promise that we will not pester you with phone calls during Christmas break asking you why you haven't submitted your registration renewal form. Thank you for your help!


Troop 33 Registrar

troop33registrar@gmail.com





Other Pacific Skyline District Events of Interest

 

Powder Horn 2020

 

When: August 2-8, 2020

Where: Camp Royaneh and Wente Scout Reservation

Cost: $325 before Dec 31, 2019, $375 before April 30, 2020, $425 after

 

The Powder Horn course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting adult leaders and Venturing participants (14-20) and Scouts BSA high adventure youth (14-17) to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high adventure unit-level program. It is based on the 8 core and 18 electives found in the Venturing Ranger program. It is intended to help adult leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources and in the way they lead their unit-level high adventure programs.

 

Have questions? Contact Bobby Toda at bobbytoda@gmail.com, subject: Powder Horn 2020. 



For questions on an activity or event, contact the activity owner listed. As an activity owner to have your items included in the T33 Weekly blast, please submit them to Tad Hofmeister tadtad@gmail.com by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you! 


Weekly Blast: Dec. 3rd

posted by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: December 3, 2019



Dec. 3: Board of Review

Dec. 4: Philmont Personal Gear Meeting 7:00-8:30pm Youth Room

Dec. 7: Salvation Army Holiday Service



Parent Volunteers Needed for Board of Review


We still need 11 parent volunteers for the BOR on Dec 3rd. Please email Hongjun at  hongjunz@gmail.com if you can help. This is a great way to volunteer with the troop, as well as a lot of fun. No prior experience needed. Thanks a lot!


URGENT - Please Return Troop Gear ASAP (tents+)


Some of our best tents are still out, and are needed urgently for our pending Portola backpacking trip. We are also doing an annual inventory so we need everything in quickly.  Please carefully check for any outstanding troop gear and return it Tuesday evening and/or email poppitz@comcast.net to let me know what you're holding.


Thanks!


Salvation Army Holiday Service Dec. 7th:


For those Scouts and Adults who signed up, please bring your two Salvation Army Forms (each Adult & Scout) and Activity Consent Form (each Scout)  to this Tuesday's meeting. Alan Cyron will be collecting all forms.


Activity page with link to forms here.


Conservation Service Opportunity


Do you need Conservation Service hours? 


Volunteers are needed this Saturday, December 7, at Our City Forest's (OCF) Nursery from 9AM - Noon to install french drains into a small section of OCF's nursery at 1000 Spring St, San Jose, CA 95110. OCF is an environmental non-profit cultivating a green and healthy Silicon Valley through community education, planting native trees and tree stewardship. Please email schmitt.patel@gmail.com for more information.



Seamstress Needed


We need replacement tent bags and can't find any available for sale. If you'd be willing to make a dozen tent bags for the troop, please let me know - poppitz@comcast.net. Of course we'd reimburse you for all materials necessary.





Other Pacific Skyline District Events of Interest

 

Powder Horn 2020

 

When: August 2-8, 2020

Where: Camp Royaneh and Wente Scout Reservation

Cost: $325 before Dec 31, 2019, $375 before April 30, 2020, $425 after

 

The Powder Horn course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting adult leaders and Venturing participants (14-20) and Scouts BSA high adventure youth (14-17) to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high adventure unit-level program. It is based on the 8 core and 18 electives found in the Venturing Ranger program. It is intended to help adult leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources and in the way they lead their unit-level high adventure programs.

 

Have questions? Contact Bobby Toda at bobbytoda@gmail.com, subject: Powder Horn 2020. 



For questions on an activity or event, contact the activity owner listed. As an activity owner to have your items included in the T33 Weekly blast, please submit them to Tad Hofmeister tadtad@gmail.com by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you! 


Weekly Blast: Nov. 26th

posted by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: November 26, 2019



Nov. 26: No Troop Meeting

Dec. 3: Board of Review

Dec. 4: Philmont Personal Gear Meeting 7:00-8:30pm Youth Room



No Troop Meeting Tues. Nov. 26th


Happy Thanksgiving!


Salvation Army Holiday Service


Our Salvation Army annual holiday service only has 5 Scouts signed up for this long standing Troop 33 tradition. We need ten more. Please sign up by Tuesday November 26th


Sign-up site here.


Our annual Salvation Army Holiday Service is scheduled for Saturday morning December 7th.  A wonderful way to help others have a wonderful Holiday. 

Activity page with more info here.


Holiday Wreath Sales


Holiday Wreath Sales: all orders due by Sunday December 1st. 


See site page for more info.


Also, please sign up for selling Sunday morning December 8th at LAUMC.  

 

Orders and Sign-ups are on this spreadsheet under different sheets.



Please Return Troop Gear


If you are holding onto any Troop gear, please return it ASAP. The Quartermaster (and Scoutmasters) are doing our annual inventory of gear and we know we're missing tents. Please search your homes carefully and drag any tents or patrol equipment (or pieces) back and drop them off by the piano (no questions asked).

Thanks!



Reminder: Board of Review


The next Board of Review is on December 3rd, 2019


Parent volunteers are needed!  Please email hongjunz@gmail.com if you can help.


This is a great way to volunteer with the troop, as well is a lot of fun. No prior experience needed. Thanks a lot!




Other Pacific Skyline District Events of Interest

 

Powder Horn 2020

 

When: August 2-8, 2020

Where: Camp Royaneh and Wente Scout Reservation

Cost: $325 before Dec 31, 2019, $375 before April 30, 2020, $425 after

 

The Powder Horn course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting adult leaders and Venturing participants (14-20) and Scouts BSA high adventure youth (14-17) to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high adventure unit-level program. It is based on the 8 core and 18 electives found in the Venturing Ranger program. It is intended to help adult leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources and in the way they lead their unit-level high adventure programs.

 

Have questions? Contact Bobby Toda at bobbytoda@gmail.com, subject: Powder Horn 2020. 



For questions on an activity or event, contact the activity owner listed. As an activity owner to have your items included in the T33 Weekly blast, please submit them to Tad Hofmeister tadtad@gmail.com by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you! 


Weekly Blast: Nov. 19th

posted Nov 18, 2019, 11:05 PM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: November 19, 2019



Nov. 12: Merit Badge Rally (part 3 of 3)

Nov. 23: Scouting for Food pick-up

Dec. 5: Philmont Personal Gear Meeting 7:30-9:00pm Room 9



Scouting for Food Pick-up

 

Scouting For Food is an annual BSA service project conducted across the entire country. The food collected by this event goes to local food banks (in our case Second Harvest) to help those in our community who need assistance.


Holiday Wreath Sales


Wreath Sales are open.  Make sure you get your orders as soon as possible.  And sign up for selling Sunday morning December 8th at LAUMC.  

 

Orders and Sign-ups are on this spreadsheet under different sheets.



Salvation Army Holiday Service


Salvation Army Holiday Service sign-ups are due this Friday November 22nd.      

Sign-up site here.


Our annual Salvation Army Holiday Service is scheduled for Saturday morning December 7th.  A wonderful way to help others have a wonderful Holiday. 

Activity page with more info here.



Troop 33 membership renewal for 2020


Don't Forget to Register for next year "immediately" if you haven't already.


Troop 33 membership renewal season is now open. Both Scouts and adults need to fill in the online membership questionnaire. We are also collecting 2020 membership fees for Scouts and BSA Fair Share donations. Please find detailed instructions on the troop website: Renewing Your Troop 33 Membership for 2020.



ACTION REQUIRED (for adults) Background Check Disclosure and Authorization


If you have already submitted your background check authorization form, thank you!


If you have not gotten to it yet, please do so. If you personally (not your scout) are a registered adult with Troop 33, then we will not be able to re-register you for 2020 until you do the following. This is true for any uniformed leader, committee member, MB Counselor, volunteer, etc.  It's quick and simple - we need the one-page background check authorization form - "wet signature" version (no copies) - returned to us. 


Please either...

  • Hand it to either Tom Poppitz or Alan Cyron, or

  • Mail it to Tom Poppitz: 458 Distel Drive, Los Altos, CA 94022


Please do this promptly so we don't have to chase you down later (creating unnecessary work for others).



Dropping out from Troop 33


So you've decided you are not renewing your membership in 2020. We're sad to see you go, but please, do let us know why by filling in this questionnaire. In exchange, we promise that we will not pester you with phone calls during Christmas break asking you why you haven't submitted your registration renewal form. Thank you for your help!


Troop 33 Registrar

troop33registrar@gmail.com




Volunteer Coordinator Needed for End of Year Picnic


Hi Everyone. We are looking for an activity coordinator for the end of year picnic on June 2, 2020 from 5:30-8:00 at Cuesta Park. It mostly involves reserving the space and coordinating the potluck, very easy! 


Please contact Vicky Lee at vicster_chin@yahoo.com if you are available and are interested in helping. It can be a job shared with more than one parent. 


Thank you for considering!  




Other Pacific Skyline District Events of Interest

 

Powder Horn 2020

 

When: August 2-8, 2020

Where: Camp Royaneh and Wente Scout Reservation

Cost: $325 before Dec 31, 2019, $375 before April 30, 2020, $425 after

 

The Powder Horn course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting adult leaders and Venturing participants (14-20) and Scouts BSA high adventure youth (14-17) to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high adventure unit-level program. It is based on the 8 core and 18 electives found in the Venturing Ranger program. It is intended to help adult leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources and in the way they lead their unit-level high adventure programs. The purpose of Powder Horn is introduce participants to requirements in a high adventure activity as well as to provide contacts with professionals that can assist in putting an event for your crew or troop. For completing the course, you will be awarded the Powder Horn pin which is worn on your uniform left pocket.

 

Purpose

The course is designed to help unit-level adult leaders and high adventure youth leaders to: 1. Find the resources necessary for a high adventure program. 2. Understand the safety and practical requirements for different high adventure disciplines.

 

Learning Objectives

1. Learn what resources are available to support a high adventure program.

2. Learn where to find the resources.

3. Learn how to use the resources.

4. Learn how to safely do a high adventure program.

5. Learn what is involved with different high adventure disciplines.

 

Requirements

1. Be a registered BSA adult; youth participant, must be registered in a Venturing or a Scouts BSA unit.;

2. Submit current BSA medical forms A, B & C

3. Take appropriate on-line training for activities including Youth Protection, Hazardous Weather, Climb On Safely, Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense, valid for the course.

4. Have your council Scout Executive approval

 

Powder Horn Activities

The course will feature a variety of high adventure hands-on activities including climbing, wilderness survival, geocaching, orienteering, archery, pistol, high power rifle, fly fishing, Discovery Scuba, equestrian, stand up paddling, kayaking, High and Low Cope and much more.

 

Powder Horn Venues

The first half of the week will be at Royaneh, located about 30 miles west of Santa Rosa and 10 miles from the coast.. Royaneh features a COPE course, a swimming pool, rock climbing, and horses. The second half of the week will be at Wente Scout Reserve located about 6 miles east of Willits, CA. Wente also has horses and rock climbing along with great mountain biking trails, two pump courses, an 80-acre warm water lake with a variety of boating activities and fishing.

 

Have questions? Contact Bobby Toda at bobbytoda@gmail.com, subject: Powder Horn 2020. 



For questions on an activity or event, contact the activity owner listed. As an activity owner to have your items included in the T33 Weekly blast, please submit them to Tad Hofmeister tadtad@gmail.com by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you!

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: Nov. 12th

posted Nov 11, 2019, 9:03 PM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: November 12, 2019



Nov. 12: Merit Badge Rally (part 3 of 3)

Nov. 14: Philmont Kickoff Meeting 7:30-9:00pm Room 9

Nov. 14: Committee Meeting 7:30pm




Troop Meeting Tues. Nov. 12th, 7:30pm at Creekside


The troop meeting will return to the usual location at Creekside this week.


Committee Meeting this Thursday November 14th 7:30PM


  • Where: 460 Pine Lane, Los Altos

  • Who: All Committee Members are expected to attend. Parents are welcome.  


Volunteer Coordinator Needed for End of Year Picnic


Hi Everyone. We are looking for an activity coordinator for the end of year picnic on June 2, 2020 from 5:30-8:00 at Cuesta Park. It mostly involves reserving the space and coordinating the potluck, very easy! 


Please contact Vicky Lee at vicster_chin@yahoo.com if you are available and are interested in helping. It can be a job shared with more than one parent. 


Thank you for considering!  



Attention Activity Coordinators   


Thank you for volunteering to coordinate an activity for Troop 33 during the 2019-2020 school year. Below is a link to an updated guide for planning a troop activity. Thanks to Doris Hsu for her very helpful input in updating this document.


If you have any questions about planning/coordinating activities during the year, please feel free to reach out to Vicky Lee, the volunteer coordinator, at vicster_chin@yahoo.com.  


Troop 33_How to Plan an Activity_2019.docx


Holiday Wreath Sales


We are open for business. Please check it out: https://sites.google.com/a/troop33.org/www/activities/2019/wreath_sales



Salvation Army Holiday Service


Our annual Salvation Army Holiday Service is scheduled for Saturday morning December 7th.  A wonderful way to help others have a wonderful Holiday. Look for the sign-up on the activities page soon. 



ACTION REQUIRED (for adults) Background Check Disclosure and Authorization


If you have already submitted your background check authorization form, thank you!


If you have not gotten to it yet, please do so. If you personally (not your scout) are a registered adult with Troop 33, then we will not be able to re-register you for 2020 until you do the following. This is true for any uniformed leader, committee member, MB Counselor, volunteer, etc.  It's quick and simple - we need the one-page background check authorization form - "wet signature" version (no copies) - returned to us. 


Please either...

  • Hand it to either Tom Poppitz or Alan Cyron, or

  • Mail it to Tom Poppitz: 458 Distel Drive, Los Altos, CA 94022


Please do this promptly so we don't have to chase you down later (creating unnecessary work for others).



Troop 33 membership renewal for 2020


Troop 33 membership renewal season is now open. Both Scouts and adults need to fill in the online membership questionnaire. We are also collecting 2020 membership fees for Scouts and BSA Fair Share donations. Please find detailed instructions on the troop website: Renewing Your Troop 33 Membership for 2020.



Dropping out from Troop 33


So you've decided you are not renewing your membership in 2020. We're sad to see you go, but please, do let us know why by filling in this questionnaire. In exchange, we promise that we will not pester you with phone calls during Christmas break asking you why you haven't submitted your registration renewal form. Thank you for your help!


Troop 33 Registrar

troop33registrar@gmail.com



Other Pacific Skyline District Events of Interest

 

Powder Horn 2020

 

When: August 2-8, 2020

Where: Camp Royaneh and Wente Scout Reservation

Cost: $325 before Dec 31, 2019, $375 before April 30, 2020, $425 after

 

The Powder Horn course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting adult leaders and Venturing participants (14-20) and Scouts BSA high adventure youth (14-17) to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high adventure unit-level program. It is based on the 8 core and 18 electives found in the Venturing Ranger program. It is intended to help adult leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources and in the way they lead their unit-level high adventure programs. The purpose of Powder Horn is introduce participants to requirements in a high adventure activity as well as to provide contacts with professionals that can assist in putting an event for your crew or troop. For completing the course, you will be awarded the Powder Horn pin which is worn on your uniform left pocket.

 

Purpose

The course is designed to help unit-level adult leaders and high adventure youth leaders to: 1. Find the resources necessary for a high adventure program. 2. Understand the safety and practical requirements for different high adventure disciplines.

 

Learning Objectives

1. Learn what resources are available to support a high adventure program.

2. Learn where to find the resources.

3. Learn how to use the resources.

4. Learn how to safely do a high adventure program.

5. Learn what is involved with different high adventure disciplines.

 

Requirements

1. Be a registered BSA adult; youth participant, must be registered in a Venturing or a Scouts BSA unit.;

2. Submit current BSA medical forms A, B & C

3. Take appropriate on-line training for activities including Youth Protection, Hazardous Weather, Climb On Safely, Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense, valid for the course.

4. Have your council Scout Executive approval

 

Powder Horn Activities

The course will feature a variety of high adventure hands-on activities including climbing, wilderness survival, geocaching, orienteering, archery, pistol, high power rifle, fly fishing, Discovery Scuba, equestrian, stand up paddling, kayaking, High and Low Cope and much more.

 

Powder Horn Venues

The first half of the week will be at Royaneh, located about 30 miles west of Santa Rosa and 10 miles from the coast.. Royaneh features a COPE course, a swimming pool, rock climbing, and horses. The second half of the week will be at Wente Scout Reserve located about 6 miles east of Willits, CA. Wente also has horses and rock climbing along with great mountain biking trails, two pump courses, an 80-acre warm water lake with a variety of boating activities and fishing.

 

Have questions? Contact Bobby Toda at bobbytoda@gmail.com, subject: Powder Horn 2020. 



For questions on an activity or event, contact the activity owner listed. As an activity owner to have your items included in the T33 Weekly blast, please submit them to Tad Hofmeister tadtad@gmail.com by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you!

Weekly Blast: Nov. 5th

posted Nov 4, 2019, 10:47 PM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: November 5, 2019



Nov. 5: Merit Badge Rally (part 2 of 3)

Nov. 12: Merit Badge Rally (part 3 of 3)




ACTION REQUIRED (for adults) Background Check Disclosure and Authorization


If you personally (not your scout) are a registered adult with Troop 33, then we will not be able to re-register you for 2020 until you do the following. This is true for any uniformed leader, committee member, MB Counselor, volunteer, etc.  It's quick and simple - we need the one-page background check authorization form - "wet signature" version (no copies) - returned to us. 


Please either...

  • Hand it to either Tom Poppitz or Alan Cyron, or

  • Mail it to Tom Poppitz: 458 Distel Drive, Los Altos, CA 94022


Please do this promptly so we don't have to chase you down later (creating unnecessary work for others).



Last call for siblings!


If you have a younger scout that intends to join our next First Year program year (starting March 2020), then you must act now! We will soon fill up our rosters and we will not add any scouts after that point.  


Contact Julie Crane or Kimberly Carahasen quickly if so.



Troop 33 membership renewal for 2020


Troop 33 membership renewal season is now open. Both Scouts and adults need to fill in the online membership questionnaire. We are also collecting 2020 membership fees for Scouts and BSA Fair Share donations. Please find detailed instructions on the troop website: Renewing Your Troop 33 Membership for 2020.



Dropping out from Troop 33


So you've decided you are not renewing your membership in 2020. We're sad to see you go, but please, do let us know why by filling in this questionnaire. In exchange, we promise that we will not pester you with phone calls during Christmas break asking you why you haven't submitted your registration renewal form. Thank you for your help!


Troop 33 Registrar

troop33registrar@gmail.com



Other Pacific Skyline District Events of Interest

 

Powder Horn 2020

 

When: August 2-8, 2020

Where: Camp Royaneh and Wente Scout Reservation

Cost: $325 before Dec 31, 2019, $375 before April 30, 2020, $425 after

 

The Powder Horn course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting adult leaders and Venturing participants (14-20) and Scouts BSA high adventure youth (14-17) to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high adventure unit-level program. It is based on the 8 core and 18 electives found in the Venturing Ranger program. It is intended to help adult leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources and in the way they lead their unit-level high adventure programs. The purpose of Powder Horn is introduce participants to requirements in a high adventure activity as well as to provide contacts with professionals that can assist in putting an event for your crew or troop. For completing the course, you will be awarded the Powder Horn pin which is worn on your uniform left pocket.

 

Purpose

The course is designed to help unit-level adult leaders and high adventure youth leaders to: 1. Find the resources necessary for a high adventure program. 2. Understand the safety and practical requirements for different high adventure disciplines.

 

Learning Objectives

1. Learn what resources are available to support a high adventure program.

2. Learn where to find the resources.

3. Learn how to use the resources.

4. Learn how to safely do a high adventure program.

5. Learn what is involved with different high adventure disciplines.

 

Requirements

1. Be a registered BSA adult; youth participant, must be registered in a Venturing or a Scouts BSA unit.;

2. Submit current BSA medical forms A, B & C

3. Take appropriate on-line training for activities including Youth Protection, Hazardous Weather, Climb On Safely, Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense, valid for the course.

4. Have your council Scout Executive approval

 

Powder Horn Activities

The course will feature a variety of high adventure hands-on activities including climbing, wilderness survival, geocaching, orienteering, archery, pistol, high power rifle, fly fishing, Discovery Scuba, equestrian, stand up paddling, kayaking, High and Low Cope and much more.

 

Powder Horn Venues

The first half of the week will be at Royaneh, located about 30 miles west of Santa Rosa and 10 miles from the coast.. Royaneh features a COPE course, a swimming pool, rock climbing, and horses. The second half of the week will be at Wente Scout Reserve located about 6 miles east of Willits, CA. Wente also has horses and rock climbing along with great mountain biking trails, two pump courses, an 80-acre warm water lake with a variety of boating activities and fishing.

 

Have questions? Contact Bobby Toda at bobbytoda@gmail.com, subject: Powder Horn 2020. 



For questions on an activity or event, contact the activity owner listed. As an activity owner to have your items included in the T33 Weekly blast, please submit them to Tad Hofmeister tadtad@gmail.com by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you!

Weekly Blast: Oct. 29th

posted Oct 28, 2019, 9:38 PM by Tad Hofmeister   [ updated Oct 28, 2019, 9:41 PM ]

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: October 29, 2019



Oct. 29: Merit Badge Rally

Nov. 5: Merit Badge Rally

Nov. 12: Merit Badge Rally


Merit Badge Rally Oct. 29, Nov. 5, and Nov. 12


Please meet at Children's Center lobby, not Creekside.


68 scouts have been assigned to MB classes for this mid-year merit badge rally. 25 plan to work on partially completed MB badges. Scouts and counselors, please check the attached MB Rally 2019-Blast spreadsheet for the class assignments, locations, etc. Scouts still can sign up for MB classes at the merit badge rally page and will get assigned on Tuesday night. There is still room for the following classes:


Merit Badge

Open

Family Life (Eagle)

2

Personal Mgmt (Eagle)

1

Sustainability

8

Camping (Eagle) 

7

Electronics

4



Troop 33 membership renewal for 2020


Troop 33 membership renewal season is now open. Both Scouts and adults need to fill in the online membership questionnaire. We are also collecting 2020 membership fees for Scouts and BSA Fair Share donations. Please find detailed instructions on the troop website: Renewing Your Troop 33 Membership for 2020.



Dropping out from Troop 33


So you've decided you are not renewing your membership in 2020. We're sad to see you go, but please, do let us know why by filling in this questionnaire. In exchange, we promise that we will not pester you with phone calls during Christmas break asking you why you haven't submitted your registration renewal form. Thank you for your help!


Troop 33 Registrar

troop33registrar@gmail.com



Other Pacific Skyline District Events of Interest

 

Powder Horn 2020

 

When: August 2-8, 2020

Where: Camp Royaneh and Wente Scout Reservation

Cost: $325 before Dec 31, 2019, $375 before April 30, 2020, $425 after

 

The Powder Horn course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting adult leaders and Venturing participants (14-20) and Scouts BSA high adventure youth (14-17) to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high adventure unit-level program. It is based on the 8 core and 18 electives found in the Venturing Ranger program. It is intended to help adult leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources and in the way they lead their unit-level high adventure programs. The purpose of Powder Horn is introduce participants to requirements in a high adventure activity as well as to provide contacts with professionals that can assist in putting an event for your crew or troop. For completing the course, you will be awarded the Powder Horn pin which is worn on your uniform left pocket.

 

Purpose

The course is designed to help unit-level adult leaders and high adventure youth leaders to: 1. Find the resources necessary for a high adventure program. 2. Understand the safety and practical requirements for different high adventure disciplines.

 

Learning Objectives

1. Learn what resources are available to support a high adventure program.

2. Learn where to find the resources.

3. Learn how to use the resources.

4. Learn how to safely do a high adventure program.

5. Learn what is involved with different high adventure disciplines.

 

Requirements

1. Be a registered BSA adult; youth participant, must be registered in a Venturing or a Scouts BSA unit.;

2. Submit current BSA medical forms A, B & C

3. Take appropriate on-line training for activities including Youth Protection, Hazardous Weather, Climb On Safely, Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense, valid for the course.

4. Have your council Scout Executive approval

 

Powder Horn Activities

The course will feature a variety of high adventure hands-on activities including climbing, wilderness survival, geocaching, orienteering, archery, pistol, high power rifle, fly fishing, Discovery Scuba, equestrian, stand up paddling, kayaking, High and Low Cope and much more.

 

Powder Horn Venues

The first half of the week will be at Royaneh, located about 30 miles west of Santa Rosa and 10 miles from the coast.. Royaneh features a COPE course, a swimming pool, rock climbing, and horses. The second half of the week will be at Wente Scout Reserve located about 6 miles east of Willits, CA. Wente also has horses and rock climbing along with great mountain biking trails, two pump courses, an 80-acre warm water lake with a variety of boating activities and fishing.

 

Have questions? Contact Bobby Toda at bobbytoda@gmail.com, subject: Powder Horn 2020. 



For questions on an activity or event, contact the activity owner listed. As an activity owner to have your items included in the T33 Weekly blast, please submit them to Tad Hofmeister tadtad@gmail.com by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you!

Weekly Blast: Oct. 22nd

posted Oct 22, 2019, 6:39 AM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: October 22, 2019



Oct. 22: Board of Review

Oct. 29: Merit Badge Rally

Nov. 5: Merit Badge Rally

Nov. 12: Merit Badge Rally

 


Parent Volunteers Needed for October 22 Board of Review

 

The next Board of Review is on October 22nd, 2019. We have 25 scouts up for Board of Review this time and we need 12 more parent volunteers. Please email Hongjun at  hongjunz@gmail.com if you can help.

 

This is a great way to volunteer with the troop, as well is a lot of fun. No prior experience is needed. Thanks a lot!


Merit Badge Rally Oct. 29, Nov. 5, and Nov. 12


The merit badge rally web page has been updated to allow scouts to select the merit badge(s) that they would like to work on during this rally. For partially completed merit badges, scouts will have the opportunity to wrap them up before, during, or after the rally sessions. 


 Please sign up via the web page link above and select the badge as soon as possible.



Other Pacific Skyline District Events of Interest

Merit Badge Midway 2019

Brought to you by Troop 2 of Los Gatos


When: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8:30am-4:00pm

Where: Fisher Middle School

19195 Fisher Avenue 

Los Gatos, CA 95032


Registration Fee: $40/scout

Fee includes two (AM and PM) classes, lunch, raffle, and a commemorative Midway patch

Link to information and registration



Powder Horn 2020

 

When: August 2-8, 2020

Where: Camp Royaneh and Wente Scout Reservation

Cost: $325 before Dec 31, 2019, $375 before April 30, 2020, $425 after

 

The Powder Horn course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting adult leaders and Venturing participants (14-20) and Scouts BSA high adventure youth (14-17) to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high adventure unit-level program. It is based on the 8 core and 18 electives found in the Venturing Ranger program. It is intended to help adult leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources and in the way they lead their unit-level high adventure programs. The purpose of Powder Horn is introduce participants to requirements in a high adventure activity as well as to provide contacts with professionals that can assist in putting an event for your crew or troop. For completing the course, you will be awarded the Powder Horn pin which is worn on your uniform left pocket.

 

Purpose

The course is designed to help unit-level adult leaders and high adventure youth leaders to: 1. Find the resources necessary for a high adventure program. 2. Understand the safety and practical requirements for different high adventure disciplines.

 

Learning Objectives

1. Learn what resources are available to support a high adventure program.

2. Learn where to find the resources.

3. Learn how to use the resources.

4. Learn how to safely do a high adventure program.

5. Learn what is involved with different high adventure disciplines.

 

Requirements

1. Be a registered BSA adult; youth participant, must be registered in a Venturing or a Scouts BSA unit.;

2. Submit current BSA medical forms A, B & C

3. Take appropriate on-line training for activities including Youth Protection, Hazardous Weather, Climb On Safely, Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense, valid for the course.

4. Have your council Scout Executive approval

 

Powder Horn Activities

The course will feature a variety of high adventure hands-on activities including climbing, wilderness survival, geocaching, orienteering, archery, pistol, high power rifle, fly fishing, Discovery Scuba, equestrian, stand up paddling, kayaking, High and Low Cope and much more.

 

Powder Horn Venues

The first half of the week will be at Royaneh, located about 30 miles west of Santa Rosa and 10 miles from the coast.. Royaneh features a COPE course, a swimming pool, rock climbing, and horses. The second half of the week will be at Wente Scout Reserve located about 6 miles east of Willits, CA. Wente also has horses and rock climbing along with great mountain biking trails, two pump courses, an 80-acre warm water lake with a variety of boating activities and fishing.

 

Have questions? Contact Bobby Toda at bobbytoda@gmail.com, subject: Powder Horn 2020. 



For questions on an activity or event, contact the activity owner listed. As an activity owner to have your items included in the T33 Weekly blast, please submit them to Tad Hofmeister tadtad@gmail.com by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you!

Weekly Blast: Oct. 15th

posted Oct 15, 2019, 12:03 AM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: October 15, 2019



Oct. 15: Troop 33 Open House

Oct. 22: Board of Review

 


Parent Volunteers Needed for October 22 Board of Review

 

The next Board of Review is on October 22nd, 2019. We have more than 20 scouts up for Board of Review this time and we need at least 15 parent volunteers. Please email Hongjun at  hongjunz@gmail.com if you can help.

 

This is a great way to volunteer with the troop, as well is a lot of fun. No prior experience is needed. Thanks a lot!


Wednesday's Committee Meeting Cancelled

 

Unfortunately, I now have a conflict and we will not be able to hold our monthly Committee Meeting this Wednesday evening October 16th. Committee Members can email me if there is anything urgent we need to address before November's meeting.  

 

Alan Cyron, Committee Chair 


Gold Rush Adventure Recap


This year's Gold Rush Adventure was a great success! Scouts had a fun time blacksmithing, eating pudgy pies, shooting arrows, making rope and drinking tons of root beer. 


Our troop also participated in the Gold Rush Challenge competition against all the troops attending. Five of our six invited webelos won medals. Kudos to all of our participants and winners including: Wyatt Oates, 1st in Tomahawk; Cristina Baretta, 2nd in Muzzle Loading Rifles; Jason Vook, 3rd in Gold Panning; and Justin Turcotte and Anthony Tam, 3rd in the Dutch Oven Cookoff! 


A special thanks to all the scouts who helped each other with meal preparation and clean up as well as taking initiative to help the webelos set up their tents, welcoming them into their patrols, and showing them around town.



Sibling-guarantee Deadline

We're in our recruiting season and will soon open applications to outside applicants. The district Open House, Oct. 1st, and our Troop Open House, Oct. 15th, will quickly add to the already high interest in joining our Troop. We have a tradition of giving preference to siblings of our current troop scouts, but we are also committed to capping our enrollment in our First Year program. So we are establishing a "Sibling-guarantee deadline" of Oct 15th.  


Please contact Julie Crane (jftcrane@gmail.com) promptly if you have an interested younger sibling because we cannot guarantee a slot after this deadline.

 

 


Other Pacific Skyline District Events of Interest

Merit Badge Midway 2019

Brought to you by Troop 2 of Los Gatos


When: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8:30am-4:00pm

Where: Fisher Middle School

19195 Fisher Avenue 

Los Gatos, CA 95032


Registration Fee: $40/scout

Fee includes two (AM and PM) classes, lunch, raffle, and a commemorative Midway patch

Link to information and registration


2019 JOTA (Jamboree-on-the-Air), Oct. 19th

 

Nico Bremeau is helping Los Altos organize "2019 JOTA" (Jamboree-on-the-Air) October 19, 2019. JOTA uses amateur (HAM) radio to link Scouts and hams from our area, the nation, and the world and enables them to talk with each other. It requires no experience and no travel. This event is for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. In 2017 more than 1.5 million scouts participated from more than 160 countries. We're always looking for scouts and parents with HAM experience who can help with the event. If you don't have any experience, please come to have fun and learn all about it. If you’re interested, please send Nico an email (nicolas@bremeau.net)

 

JOTA Event Details: Visit amateur radio station N6J and talk to other Scouts on the radio! We’ll talk to Scouts in the Bay Area, around the U.S., and maybe in other countries. You can also find

out how to become an amateur radio operator and how to use radio in your crew, troop, or pack.

When: Sat. Oct. 19, 10am - 3pm; drop in anytime

Where: Los Altos Youth Center, 1 North San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA

 

Learn More: pacsky.org/Activities/General/JOTA

 

PS. Nico is also starting a HAM radio/emergency preparedness club at LAHS this fall.

 


Powder Horn 2020

 

When: August 2-8, 2020

Where: Camp Royaneh and Wente Scout Reservation

Cost: $325 before Dec 31, 2019, $375 before April 30, 2020, $425 after

 

The Powder Horn course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting adult leaders and Venturing participants (14-20) and Scouts BSA high adventure youth (14-17) to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high adventure unit-level program. It is based on the 8 core and 18 electives found in the Venturing Ranger program. It is intended to help adult leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources and in the way they lead their unit-level high adventure programs. The purpose of Powder Horn is introduce participants to requirements in a high adventure activity as well as to provide contacts with professionals that can assist in putting an event for your crew or troop. For completing the course, you will be awarded the Powder Horn pin which is worn on your uniform left pocket.

 

Purpose

The course is designed to help unit-level adult leaders and high adventure youth leaders to: 1. Find the resources necessary for a high adventure program. 2. Understand the safety and practical requirements for different high adventure disciplines.

 

Learning Objectives

1. Learn what resources are available to support a high adventure program.

2. Learn where to find the resources.

3. Learn how to use the resources.

4. Learn how to safely do a high adventure program.

5. Learn what is involved with different high adventure disciplines.

 

Requirements

1. Be a registered BSA adult; youth participant, must be registered in a Venturing or a Scouts BSA unit.;

2. Submit current BSA medical forms A, B & C

3. Take appropriate on-line training for activities including Youth Protection, Hazardous Weather, Climb On Safely, Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense, valid for the course.

4. Have your council Scout Executive approval

 

Powder Horn Activities

The course will feature a variety of high adventure hands-on activities including climbing, wilderness survival, geocaching, orienteering, archery, pistol, high power rifle, fly fishing, Discovery Scuba, equestrian, stand up paddling, kayaking, High and Low Cope and much more.

 

Powder Horn Venues

The first half of the week will be at Royaneh, located about 30 miles west of Santa Rosa and 10 miles from the coast.. Royaneh features a COPE course, a swimming pool, rock climbing, and horses. The second half of the week will be at Wente Scout Reserve located about 6 miles east of Willits, CA. Wente also has horses and rock climbing along with great mountain biking trails, two pump courses, an 80-acre warm water lake with a variety of boating activities and fishing.

 

Have questions? Contact Bobby Toda at bobbytoda@gmail.com, subject: Powder Horn 2020. 



For questions on an activity or event, contact the activity owner listed. As an activity owner to have your items included in the T33 Weekly blast, please submit them to Tad Hofmeister tadtad@gmail.com by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you!

Weekly Blast: Oct. 8th

posted Oct 7, 2019, 11:01 PM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: October 8, 2019



Oct. 8: Climbing at Planet Granite; no troop meeting

Oct. 22: Board of Review (requests due Oct. 8)

 


Climbing at Planet Granite - October 8, 2019


We are rock climbing on October 8th in lieu of a troop meeting. 


Planet Granite offers a variety of climbing for everyone from the brand new climber to the experienced ones looking to better their technique. 


Here's more about Planet Granite.

What: Indoor rock climbing

When: October 8, 2019

Where: Planet Granite located at 
815 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale CA 94085 (408) 991-9090

Who: All Troop 33 Scouts

Cost: $16 for 13years and under; $28 for 14+ (add $7 for harness and shoe hire)

SIC: TBD

SMIC: 

Activity Coordinator: Renee Boustead renee.boustead@gmail.com

How: Click here to sign up

Activity Page Link.

 

 


Please Return Troop Gear - it is needed for Gold Rush this weekend


Scouts,


We are not having a meeting at LAUMC this week as the troop will be at planet granite. Mr. Stanley and Mr. Webb will be working to make sure all of our gear is ready for gold rush this weekend. 


If you have ANY gear at home please make arrangements to drop it off at the troop cage in the basement of Creekside.


We may be needing extra tents for our invited Webelo Scouts at Gold Rush, so please drop them off and any other gear you may have.


Any questions. Email or text Mr. Stanley. Peter.stanley@sap.com 650-279-0507


Reminder: Board of Review

 

The next Board of Review is on October 22nd, 2019. Scouts wanting a Board of Review should send Mrs. Hongjun Zhu (hongjunz@gmail.com) an email by October 8th. Scouts are encouraged to request their own review. 

 

Parent volunteers are needed!  Please email hongjunz@gmail.com if you can help.

 

This is a great way to volunteer with the troop, as well as a lot of fun. No prior experience is needed. Thanks a lot!


Compassion Week Feedback

A big thank you to Troop 33 for their Compassion Week contributions last week. Susie Buchholz from LAUMC had this to say to you all:

 

Thank you Peter [Stanley] for all your support with the Compassion Week projects that the scouts completed last night.  The Chaplain for the Juvenile Hall filled his car with all the kits and was blown away by the effort. The Chaplains at Elmwood are so excited that they can offer greeting cards for both the men and women who are there.  Usually only the women get cards to send, but now men will be able to send them off to family! The gratitude was palpable in the chaplains as they saw what your troop had done. I also want to offer you and all the scouts my deepest gratitude for the joy the inmates and their family will experience in the coming months as the cards are sent and received.

 


Sibling-guarantee Deadline

We're in our recruiting season and will soon open applications to outside applicants. The district Open House, Oct. 1st, and our Troop Open House, Oct. 15th, will quickly add to the already high interest in joining our Troop. We have a tradition of giving preference to siblings of our current troop scouts, but we are also committed to capping our enrollment in our First Year program. So we are establishing a "Sibling-guarantee deadline" of Oct 15th.  


Please contact Julie Crane (jftcrane@gmail.com) promptly if you have an interested younger sibling because we cannot guarantee a slot after this deadline.


T33 Eagle Court of Honor Coordinator needed

 

T33 is in need of a new Eagle COH coordinator. This person would help to plan 3 ECOH each year and would work with the parents of the new Eagle Scouts to make the ceremonies special. 

 

Please contact Alan Cyron for more details.

 

 


Other Pacific Skyline District Events of Interest

Merit Badge Midway 2019

Brought to you by Troop 2 of Los Gatos


When: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8:30am-4:00pm

Where: Fisher Middle School

19195 Fisher Avenue 

Los Gatos, CA 95032


Registration Fee: $40/scout

Fee includes two (AM and PM) classes, lunch, raffle, and a commemorative Midway patch

Link to information and registration


2019 JOTA (Jamboree-on-the-Air), Oct. 19th

 

Nico Bremeau is helping Los Altos organize "2019 JOTA" (Jamboree-on-the-Air) October 19, 2019. JOTA uses amateur (HAM) radio to link Scouts and hams from our area, the nation, and the world and enables them to talk with each other. It requires no experience and no travel. This event is for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. In 2017 more than 1.5 million scouts participated from more than 160 countries. We're always looking for scouts and parents with HAM experience who can help with the event. If you don't have any experience, please come to have fun and learn all about it. If you’re interested, please send Nico an email (nicolas@bremeau.net)

 

JOTA Event Details: Visit amateur radio station N6J and talk to other Scouts on the radio! We’ll talk to Scouts in the Bay Area, around the U.S., and maybe in other countries. You can also find

out how to become an amateur radio operator and how to use radio in your crew, troop, or pack.

When: Sat. Oct. 19, 10am - 3pm; drop in anytime

Where: Los Altos Youth Center, 1 North San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA

 

Learn More: pacsky.org/Activities/General/JOTA

 

PS. Nico is also starting a HAM radio/emergency preparedness club at LAHS this fall.

 


Powder Horn 2020

 

When: August 2-8, 2020

Where: Camp Royaneh and Wente Scout Reservation

Cost: $325 before Dec 31, 2019, $375 before April 30, 2020, $425 after

 

The Powder Horn course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting adult leaders and Venturing participants (14-20) and Scouts BSA high adventure youth (14-17) to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high adventure unit-level program. It is based on the 8 core and 18 electives found in the Venturing Ranger program. It is intended to help adult leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources and in the way they lead their unit-level high adventure programs. The purpose of Powder Horn is introduce participants to requirements in a high adventure activity as well as to provide contacts with professionals that can assist in putting an event for your crew or troop. For completing the course, you will be awarded the Powder Horn pin which is worn on your uniform left pocket.

 

Purpose

The course is designed to help unit-level adult leaders and high adventure youth leaders to: 1. Find the resources necessary for a high adventure program. 2. Understand the safety and practical requirements for different high adventure disciplines.

 

Learning Objectives

1. Learn what resources are available to support a high adventure program.

2. Learn where to find the resources.

3. Learn how to use the resources.

4. Learn how to safely do a high adventure program.

5. Learn what is involved with different high adventure disciplines.

 

Requirements

1. Be a registered BSA adult; youth participant, must be registered in a Venturing or a Scouts BSA unit.;

2. Submit current BSA medical forms A, B & C

3. Take appropriate on-line training for activities including Youth Protection, Hazardous Weather, Climb On Safely, Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense, valid for the course.

4. Have your council Scout Executive approval

 

Powder Horn Activities

The course will feature a variety of high adventure hands-on activities including climbing, wilderness survival, geocaching, orienteering, archery, pistol, high power rifle, fly fishing, Discovery Scuba, equestrian, stand up paddling, kayaking, High and Low Cope and much more.

 

Powder Horn Venues

The first half of the week will be at Royaneh, located about 30 miles west of Santa Rosa and 10 miles from the coast.. Royaneh features a COPE course, a swimming pool, rock climbing, and horses. The second half of the week will be at Wente Scout Reserve located about 6 miles east of Willits, CA. Wente also has horses and rock climbing along with great mountain biking trails, two pump courses, an 80-acre warm water lake with a variety of boating activities and fishing.

 

Have questions? Contact Bobby Toda at bobbytoda@gmail.com, subject: Powder Horn 2020. 



For questions on an activity or event, contact the activity owner listed. As an activity owner to have your items included in the T33 Weekly blast, please submit them to Tad Hofmeister tadtad@gmail.com by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you! 


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