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Scoutmaster update - March 25, 2012

posted Mar 26, 2012, 2:16 AM by Brent Browning   [ updated Jun 16, 2012, 11:50 PM ]

Saturday 24 First Year Scouts and 5 Troop Guides braved the winter rain storm and held an all-day session at Boulder Creek.  We went on a 2.5 mile nature hike, rotated through six different skills stations, and cooked Chicken Jambalaya.  I am proud of our Scouts for not letting the rain get in the way of fun and learning.  Thanks to Mr. MacLeod for turning a rainy weekend into a productive weekend and thanks to all the adults who helped!

Sunday 13 scouts took the Horsemanship merit badge at Las Trampas near San Ramon.  It sounds like they learned a lot in this intense one-day class.  Thanks to Mr. Marchok for organizing and Mr. Conant for leading the group.

3 brave adults spent the weekend backpacking in the Santa Cruz mountains backpacking as part of the Pac Sky High Adventure Training Course.  They survived the onslaught of rain.  Congratulations to Mr. Cyron and Mr. Cummins for taking the course and Mr. Wilken for teaching Leave No Trace to all the participants.

On Sunday 16 scouts met with Mr. Carr to either begin or continue working on the Eagle-required Personal Fitness merit badge.  Mr. Carr has put together an impressive schedule that includes 3 staggered groups working on the requirements.  This merit badge has a comprehensive 12-week physical fitness program.

Parents – if your Scout is taking this badge PLEASE make sure he reads email regularly, follows up, and shows up for all sessions.  Mr. Carr is volunteering a lot of time to make this happen, please respect his time.  Mr. Carr could use your help at some of the sessions, email alan.carr@coherent.com

Court of Honor
We will have a Court of Honor this Tuesday.  Parents are welcome to stay and recognize their Scouts.

PLC – THIS Tuesday 6:00-7:30pm
Green Bar scouts remember to bring $5/person for dinner provided by Justin Yun.

Yoogle – Yahoo to Google

NOTE: After April 1, 2012 we will no longer use
troop33-members@yahoogroups.com

If you have not signed up yet, here’s what you do:
1. Apply for a Google account, click on https://accounts.google.com/signup
2. Sign into your Google account
3. Click on https://groups.google.com/a/troop33.org/group/members
4. Click on “Apply for membership”
5. Fill out the form
6. Remember to press “Submit”!
7. Visit our new website: http://troop33.org/members

Coming Soon
03/27 – Court of Honor
03/27 – PLC, Green Bar, 6:00-7:30pm
03/28 – Crew Meeting, Philmont Crews
03/31 – Wilderness First Aid, Philmont Crews and friends
04/01 – Wilderness First Aid, Philmont Crews and friends
04/10 – NO MEETING, Spring Recess

NOTE: Items highlighted in yellow have changed recently

Brent Browning
Troop 33 Scoutmaster



A few pictures from the First Year skills day at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation,

Click here to see more pictures from our day learning in the rain!

Cooking Chicken Jambalaya, YUM!


Reciting the Outdoor Code:

Getting warm with some hot cocoa and cider...




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