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Scoutmaster update - April 22, 2012

posted Apr 22, 2012, 6:04 PM by Brent Browning   [ updated Jun 16, 2012, 11:42 PM ]

I hope you all are getting outdoors  and enjoying this beautiful weather.  This weekend a group of 10 scouts and 5 adults went on a backpacking trip in Castle Rock State Park.  This was the second of two overnight shakedown trips and the crews was treated to great weather and gorgeous views.  We will now kick it up a notch and the next two shakedown trips will be 3-days and 2-nights with much longer distances and elevation gain.  The guys are doing well so far.

Congratulations to Ashwin Krishna!
Ashwin Krishna recently performed at Carnegie Hall and was taped before a live audience.  His performance will be aired at an upcoming episode of From The Top which is an NPR radio program featuring young classical musicians.

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More activities!
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Big Basin / Cutter-to-the-Sea – May 4-6, 2012
This is a combined first year / main troop campout.  First year scouts and Troop Guides will work on scout skills and enjoy this beautiful state park.  Main troop scouts have an opportunity to ride from Cutter Scout Reservation all the way down to the sea on mountain bikes and then enjoy Ano Nuevo State Reserve.  Cooking will be Jamboree-style by patrols.  Click here to get more information and to sign up:

Point Reyes Backpacking – May 19-20, 2012

This is an advanced beginner backpacking trip (sorry first years) in Point Reyes camping at Wildcat Camp, roughly 12 miles round trip.  Click here for more information and to sign up:

Annual Planning
We will soon begin our annual planning process for 2012-2013.  An online survey will be sent to the entire troop to solicit feedback on the current year and gather input for next year.  Green Bar scouts are required to attend a mandatory annual planning session Friday May 11th from 5:30-9:30pm.  Homework will be handed out at the 4/24 PLC.

Coming Soon –
04/24 – PLC, Green Bar, Dinner provided by Trevor M.
04/24 – Board of Review (email Ms. Mekara to be scheduled)
04/21-22 – Overnight Backpack, Philmont Crews, Castle Rock
04/27-29 – Zomb-O-Ree, Main Troop, Cutter

04/29 – MTB Training Ride, Main Troop, Mr. Browning
05/02 –Crew Meeting, Philmont Crews
05/04-06 – Big Basin / Cutter-to-the-Sea, All Scouts
05/09 – Committee Meeting
05/11 – Annual Planning, Green Bar
05/15 – Monte Bello Bike Ride, Prior experience (Monte Bello or training ride)
05/19-20 – Point Reyes Backpack, Main Troop
05/18-20 – Weekend Backpack shakedown, Philmont Crews, Sunol-Ohlone
05/22 – Board of Review
05/26 – Memorial Day Flag Placement, All Scouts
06/03 – Eagle Court of Honor (Arjun K., Aubrey M., Eric N., Arjun R., & Tommy R.)
06/12 – 60th Anniversary Reunion Picnic, All Scouts/Parents/Alumni

Brent Browning
Troop 33 Scoutmaster