Weekly Blast: Jan. 21st

posted Jan 21, 2020, 7:52 PM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: January 21st, 2020


Jan. 25:  Broomball Activity -- Sign up now!

Feb. 8 & 9: Snow Camping



Scoutmaster's Corner


MLK Weekend - Sacramento

19 Scouts and 6 adults road-tripped to Sacramento for the Martin Luther King weekend.  We started with a Sacramento History Museum visit and then heard ghost stories from the town's disastrous flood days on our Underground Tour.  The Railroad Museum highlighted the historic importance of Sacramento to the world's first Transcontinental Railway. The old Cemetery Tour introduced us to (dead) gunslingers, shady business operators, and child mortality (yikes).  Our State Capital Building tour was quite stately indeed after that. We capped it all with Sutter's Fort, Doctor Doolittle (local theater), and ice skating. All while enjoying our hostel's game room.



Broomball - Saturday, January 25, 2020


Want to play ice hockey but not comfortable on skates? Join Troop 33 this Sat. for Broomball!









It’s ice hockey, but with tennis shoes and a ball.  

Come join your Scouting friends and play a fast and exciting game of Broomball on Saturday, January 25 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Winterlodge in Palo Alto. 

Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundaes will be served after the game!  


Activity web page link.

Sign-up link.


Please plan to bring your own helmet (bike helmet is fine!). Gloves, knee and elbow pads are also highly recommended.  


Questions?  Contact Noehmy Revilla (noherevilla@gmail.com), the Activity Coordinator.



Snow Camping Feb. 8-9th

Every scout should camp in the snow at least once! Get ready to join us for the great adventure of snow camping. The activity page will get updated as the date nears. For now, save the date and start getting excited.   


Sign up for Snow Camping here.


SMIC: Chris Webb (christopherawebb@comcast.net)

Activity Coordinator: Leslie Becker (lsbecker@hotmail.com)



Troop 33 is missing tents!


Several Troop 33 tents are missing. Rather than buying more tents and charging them back to you in the form of annual fees, we rather they get returned.


The most urgent need is for a particular (rare) 3-man REI tent, but 2-man and 4-man tents also need returning...  regardless of condition (missing parts, torn, whatever - we repair and combine tents as necessary). Please also look for tent parts, like rain-flys or poles, that might have gotten separated.


Please carefully search your garages, storage, and forgotten hiding spots and return tents/parts at the next troop meeting, or you can drop them anytime day-or-night on Mr. Poppitz’s porch - 458 Distel Drive, Los Altos (look for the white picket fence).

 

Thank you!



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 introduces Venturing and Boy Scouting adult leaders and Venturing participants (14-20) and Scouts BSA high adventure youth (14-17) to the resources necessary to operate outdoor/high adventure programs (Venturing Ranger program). Contact Bobby Toda at bobbytoda@gmail.com, subject: Powder Horn 2020, with any questions. 



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: Jan. 14th

posted Jan 13, 2020, 11:10 PM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: January 14th, 2020


Jan. 14: Board of Review

Jan. 18 - 20: Sacramento Trip

Jan. 25:  Broomball Activity

Feb. 8 & 9: Snow Camping



Board of Review, Jan. 14th; Parent Volunteers Needed


There are 6 scouts scheduled for the Board of Review on January 14th. We need 3 parent volunteers to help with the Board of Review. 


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

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


Scouts scheduled for a BoR:

  • Frederick Cieslicki

  • Sophia Cieslicki  

  • Josh Kozo (need SMC)

  • Lincoln Mendenhall

  • Alexane Turcotte

  • Andrew Zhu (Need SMC)


Scouts should bring their scout handbooks, and come in complete uniform, neat and tidy.  Please make sure that badges are properly affixed to uniforms, and are current and up-to-date.  The complete uniform includes neckerchief or scary, belt, socks and pants.



Broomball - Saturday, January 25, 2020


Ice hockey in tennis shoes?  Sounds super fun!  


Come join your Scouting friends and play a fast and exciting game of Broomball on Saturday, January 25 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Winterlodge in Palo Alto. Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundaes will be served after the game!  


Activity web page link.

Sign-up link.


Please plan to bring your own helmet (bike helmet is fine!). Gloves, knee and elbow pads are also highly recommended.  


Questions?  Contact Noehmy Revilla (noherevilla@gmail.com), the Activity Coordinator.



Snow Camping Feb. 8-9th

Every scout should camp in the snow at least once! Get ready to join us for the great adventure of snow camping. The activity page will get updated as the date nears. For now, save the date and start getting excited.   


Sign up for Snow Camping here.


SMIC: Chris Webb (christopherawebb@comcast.net)

Activity Coordinator: Leslie Becker (lsbecker@hotmail.com)



Troop 33 is missing tents!


Several Troop 33 tents are missing. Rather than buying more tents and charging them back to you in the form of annual fees, we rather they get returned.


The most urgent need is for a particular (rare) 3-man REI tent, but 2-man and 4-man tents also need returning...  regardless of condition (missing parts, torn, whatever - we repair and combine tents as necessary). Please also look for tent parts, like rain-flys or poles, that might have gotten separated.


Please carefully search your garages, storage, and forgotten hiding spots and return tents/parts at the next troop meeting, or you can drop them anytime day-or-night on Mr. Poppitz’s porch - 458 Distel Drive, Los Altos (look for the white picket fence).

 

Thank you!

 


Start the New Year with an Expedition to Historic Sacramento! Jan.18-20, 2020 (Martin Luther King Weekend)   Past SIGN UP date of Jan. 2nd, but fill out if interested and contact Jessica

Jessica Chang jessicachang14@yahoo.com


Sacramento - January 18-20, 2020 (MLK weekend)

How would you like to:



The last time the troop went to Sacramento over MLK weekend was in 2015. We had a total of 30 scouts and 8 adult leaders, and it was a HUGE success!


Sound fun? Join us for our MLK trip this coming year in Sacramento. The signup is now open and we may only be able to accommodate 28 scouts. We will need 6-7 parents to join and drive for this event.


The cost is $180 per person – we will send a Paypal link for payment soon.


Click here to learn more about the trip and see the exciting itineraries.




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 introduces Venturing and Boy Scouting adult leaders and Venturing participants (14-20) and Scouts BSA high adventure youth (14-17) to the resources necessary to operate outdoor/high adventure programs (Venturing Ranger program). Contact Bobby Toda at bobbytoda@gmail.com, subject: Powder Horn 2020, with any questions. 



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: Jan. 7th

posted Jan 6, 2020, 11:42 PM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: January 7th, 2020


Jan. 14: Board of Review

Jan. 18 - 20: Sacramento Trip

Jan. 25:  Broomball Activity



Reminder: Board of Review; Jan. 14th


The next Board of Review is on January 14th, 2020. Scouts wanting a Board of Review should send Mrs. Hongjun Zhu at hongjunz@gmail.com a note by January 7th. 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 and is a lot of fun. No prior experience is needed. Thanks a lot!



Start the New Year with an Expedition to Historic Sacramento! Jan.18-20, 2020 (Martin Luther King Weekend)   Past SIGN UP date of Jan. 2nd, but fill out if interested and contact Jessica

Jessica Chang jessicachang14@yahoo.com


Sacramento - January 18-20, 2020 (MLK weekend)

How would you like to:



The last time the troop went to Sacramento over MLK weekend was in 2015. We had a total of 30 scouts and 8 adult leaders, and it was a HUGE success!


Sound fun? Join us for our MLK trip this coming year in Sacramento. The signup is now open and we may only be able to accommodate 28 scouts. We will need 6-7 parents to join and drive for this event.


The cost is $180 per person – we will send a Paypal link for payment soon.


Click here to learn more about the trip and see the exciting itineraries.



Broomball - Saturday, January 25, 2020


Ice hockey in tennis shoes?  Sounds super fun!  


Come join your Scouting friends and play a fast and exciting game of Broomball on Saturday, January 25 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Winterlodge in Palo Alto. Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundaes will be served after the game!  


Activity web page link.

Sign-up link.


Please plan to bring your own helmet (bike helmet is fine!). Gloves, knee and elbow pads are also highly recommended.  


Questions?  Contact Noehmy Revilla (noherevilla@gmail.com), the Activity Coordinator.



Troop 33 membership renewal for 2020 - Past Due (DEC. 20th)


The Troop renewal period for 2020 has ended.  ( previous renewal page

If you haven’t renewed, then you will disappear from our systems and no longer be eligible for advancement or participation starting 1/1/2020. If you have any questions/concerns, or want to initiate a late renewal, you must contact our Troop Registrar at: troop33registrar@gmail.com

 

 


Other Pacific Skyline District Events of Interest

PACK 78 Needs Your Help Wednesday, Jan. 8, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Calling ALL Troop 33 Scouts - Do you have a MAGIC trick you could demonstrate and teach to Cub Scouts next Wednesday, January 8? 

 

PACK 78 is looking for several scouts to help out at this FUN Pack meeting. There will be multiple magic trick stations. Please prepare a MAGIC TRICK and you can have your own MAGIC station. Sign up with a trick, (and if you have a friend who wants to help you out, sign them up too!)

Date and Time:  Wednesday, January 8, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Location:  Gardner Bullis School -  25890 Fremont Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Sign ups here:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094ba9ae29a3fb6-january

 

For questions please contact Pack 78 Cubmaster:   jasonm@pack-78.com

Or Nico: nicolas@bremeau.net


City of Los Altos “Get Prepared for the Big One” - Saturday, Jan. 11

 

Come to the Los Altos History Museum at 51 S. San Antonio Road (behind the library) between 10:00am and 3:00pm for an exciting day of earthquake information and preparedness. (Register at https://www.losaltoshistory.org/events/be-prepared-for-the-big-one)

 

  • Ride the “Big Shaker” earthquake simulator (weather permitting) to see what a big earthquake feels like. 

  • Watch the Quake Heroes movie, a 52-minute documentary which tells the stories of people who experienced the Northridge earthquake as well as how to take action to better prepare to help your neighbors and strengthen your readiness. (Showings at 11:00, 12:00, and 1:00 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road)

  • Visit the mini earthquake preparedness fair with booths providing information on the Seven Steps of Earthquake Preparedness, along with sales of tie-down straps, quake putty, preparedness kits, and more.

  • Watch Los Altos emergency preparedness volunteers practice their skills 1:00 – 2:30 during their drill. Listen to the amateur radio operators at their emergency communications station at the Museum. 

  • Visit the City of Palo Alto Mobile Emergency Operations Center, parked at the Museum for you to view their equipment

  • Enjoy the exhibit at the Museum, “Our Community Prepares: Acts of Nature, then and Now”


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 introduces Venturing and Boy Scouting adult leaders and Venturing participants (14-20) and Scouts BSA high adventure youth (14-17) to the resources necessary to operate outdoor/high adventure programs (Venturing Ranger program). Contact Bobby Toda at bobbytoda@gmail.com, subject: Powder Horn 2020, with any questions. 



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. 31st

posted Dec 30, 2019, 10:26 PM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


Jan. 5, 3:00pm:  Eagle Court of Honor at LAUMC

Jan. 7:  Our next Troop Meeting

Jan. 14: Board of Review

Jan. 18 - 20: Sacramento Trip

Jan. 25:  Broomball Activity


Eagle Court of Honor, Jan. 5th, 3:00pm to 5:00pm


We are holding the Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday, January 5th from 3 to 5 pm at LAUMC.  Six Troop 33 scouts are being awarded their Eagle rank. All are welcome at this joyful event!



Reminder: Board of Review; Jan. 14th


The next Board of Review is on January 14th, 2020. Scouts wanting a Board of Review should send Mrs. Hongjun Zhu at hongjunz@gmail.com a note by January 7th. 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 and is a lot of fun. No prior experience is needed. Thanks a lot!



Start the New Year with an Expedition to Historic Sacramento! Jan.18-20, 2020 (Martin Luther King Weekend)   You need to rush!  PLEASE SIGN UP BY Jan. 2nd so we can finalize plans successfully!

Jessica Chang jessicachang14@yahoo.com


Sacramento - January 18-20, 2020 (MLK weekend)

How would you like to:



The last time the troop went to Sacramento over MLK weekend was in 2015. We had a total of 30 scouts and 8 adult leaders, and it was a HUGE success!


Sound fun? Join us for our MLK trip this coming year in Sacramento. The signup is now open and we may only be able to accommodate 28 scouts. We will need 6-7 parents to join and drive for this event.


PLEASE SIGN UP BY Jan. 2nd


The cost is $180 per person – we will send a Paypal link for payment soon.


Click here to learn more about the trip and see the exciting itineraries.



Broomball - Saturday, January 25, 2020


Ice hockey in tennis shoes?  Sounds super fun!  


Come join your Scouting friends and play a fast and exciting game of Broomball on Saturday, January 25 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Winterlodge in Palo Alto. Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundaes will be served after the game!  


Activity web page link.

Sign-up link.


Please plan to bring your own helmet (bike helmet is fine!). Gloves, knee and elbow pads are also highly recommended.  


Questions?  Contact Noehmy Revilla (noherevilla@gmail.com), the Activity Coordinator.



Thank you Scouts and other volunteers 


Thank you Troop 33 Scouts and other volunteers for the food box preparation service on Dec. 7th, 2019. We received the following thank-you letter from the Ms. Gimenez, the Salvation Army Volunteer Coordinator.


12/28/19


Hello Boy Scout Troop #33,

Thanks so much for your help at the beginning of this month packing the Holiday Food Boxes. Your help was needed and deeply appreciated!

Your Troop did an outstanding job and we couldn’t be more grateful.


Sincerely,

Liway

Ms. Liwayway Gimenez

Volunteer Coordinator, Silicon Valley Salvation Army



Troop 33 membership renewal for 2020 - Past Due (DEC. 20th)


The Troop renewal period for 2020 has ended.  ( previous renewal page

If you haven’t renewed, then you will disappear from our systems and no longer be eligible for advancement or participation starting 1/1/2020. If you have any questions/concerns, or want to initiate a late renewal, you must contact our Troop Registrar at: 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 introduces Venturing and Boy Scouting adult leaders and Venturing participants (14-20) and Scouts BSA high adventure youth (14-17) to the resources necessary to operate outdoor/high adventure programs (Venturing Ranger program). Contact Bobby Toda at bobbytoda@gmail.com, subject: Powder Horn 2020, with any questions. 



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. 24th

posted Dec 24, 2019, 6:30 AM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: December 24, 2019


Dec. 24 & 31: Winter Break, no troop meeting

Jan. 18 - 20: Sacramento Trip

Jan. 25:  Broomball Activity; stay tuned for details



Happy Holidays everyone!  Our next meeting is Tuesday January 7th.


Start the New Year with an Expedition to Historic Sacramento! Jan.18-20, 2020 (Martin Luther King Weekend)   PLEASE SIGN UP BY Jan. 2nd


Jessica Chang jessicachang14@yahoo.com

Sacramento - January 18-20, 2020 (MLK weekend)

How would you like to:



The last time the troop went to Sacramento over MLK weekend was in 2015. We had a total of 30 scouts and 8 adult leaders, and it was a HUGE success!


Sound fun? Join us for our MLK trip this coming year in Sacramento. The signup is now open and we may only be able to accommodate 28 scouts. We will need 6-7 parents to join and drive for this event.


PLEASE SIGN UP BY Jan. 2nd


The cost is $180 per person – we will send a Paypal link for payment soon.


Click here to learn more about the trip and see the exciting itineraries.



 

Troop 33 membership renewal for 2020 - Past Due (DEC. 20th)


We are now past the deadline to renew your Troop 33 membership. 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 levied per scout if you are dropped from the roster and we need to add you back.


Troop 33 Registrar

troop33registrar@gmail.com


Leaving Troop 33?

 

Please inform us when you leave Troop 33 - whether you're aging out, moving, or other. Please fill out this questionnaire. It saves us work (and avoids us pestering you with phone calls). 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. 17th

posted Dec 16, 2019, 8:52 PM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: December 17, 2019



Dec. 17: Troop meeting (showing of Elf

Dec. 20: Troop membership renewal deadline

Dec. 24 & 31: Winter Break, no troop meeting



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


This is the last chance for you to renew your Troop 33 membership! 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 levied per scout if you are dropped from the roster and we need to add you back.


Troop 33 Registrar

troop33registrar@gmail.com



Leaving Troop 33?

 

Please inform us when you leave Troop 33 - whether you're aging out, moving, or other. Please fill out this questionnaire. It saves us work (and avoids us pestering you with phone calls). Thank you for your help!


Troop 33 Registrar

troop33registrar@gmail.com


Troop Meeting / Elf: Dec. 17th


We're going to watch "Elf" during the regular troop meeting. Feel free to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and/or pajamas.


Firsties are encouraged to join in with the Main Troop. However, select First Year scouts will be doing make up sessions in the other room (see Mr. Gross for details).



Troop Tent & Gear Returns


If you have any tents, tent parts, or other Troop33 gear, please bring it to our 12/17/19 Troop Meeting or you can drop it 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



Backpacking at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation in the books!


Saturday morning we started out strong up the hills at Boulder Creek. The chilly weather bringing adventure and spirit the courageous scouts. While backpacking, our group made fabulous meals for lunch, such as pasta with gourmet sauce and delicious tortillas with meat. As we ventured on, the scouts discovered some problems with the map. But by using the knowledge they learned, they were able to guide each other to the campsite. We then challenged each other to a fire starting competition. The fastest time was 1:30! We then all ate our fabulous freezer dried food before we had a wholesome campfire. As we went to bed, it started to rain, but we still slept like babies. Coming back down from camp we were tired and happy. Many of us were proud of ourselves for going backpacking for the first time. Maybe in the future we will be able to introduce many more young scouts to the joy of backpacking!

By-Carter Oates


Scouts: Vin, Anthony, Akshay, Justin, Audrey, Alexane, Alex, Tyler, and Carter





 


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. 10th

posted Dec 11, 2019, 10:10 PM 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 Dec 11, 2019, 10:09 PM 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 Dec 11, 2019, 10:08 PM 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!

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