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Scoutmaster update - November 11, 2012

posted Nov 11, 2012, 10:21 PM by Brent Browning   [ updated Nov 12, 2012, 5:40 PM ]
I hope everyone took a moment today to remember our veterans – we are eternally grateful for their service. 

We have a lot going on as we approach the end of the year. This weekend we had Scouts out scouting for food, backpacking for their first time, and learning canoeing skills for the trip to Northern Tier next summer. 

Merit Badge Rally – Nov 27, Dec 11, & Dec 18, 2012 
Our annual in-troop merit badge rally is coming up in Nov/Dec. Mrs. Kitchen and Ms. Witter are coordinating again this year and have lined up counselors to teach 6 Eagle-required (Camping, Cit. Community, Cit. World, Family Life, Communications, and Cycling) and 4 elective merit badges (Art, Coin Collecting, Electronics, and Law).

Click here to learn more and sign up: 

Cake Auction – Dec 4, 2012 
The astute observer will notice that our merit badge rally skips a week. We do NOT have the use of the LAUMC facilities on Tuesday December 4th. We have secured the use of the Hillview Community Center in Los Altos for our Scout-baked Cake Auction!

Scouting For Food – Nov 17, 2012 
Bags were dropped off this past weekend and food pickup is this weekend.

Need service hours? Click here to sign up for Scouting For Food

Tamarancho – Dec 7-9, 2012 
Signups are open for this mountain biking campout.

Death Valley – Jan 18-21, 2013
Signups are open for this T33 favorite 4-day, 3-night MLK trip, for more details see:

Wreath Sales 
Tis the season… We will be selling wreaths again this year with a new twist. Scouts will be doing pre-sales primarily with the goal that all profits from their individual sales will give the a credit to be used towards 2013 summer activities (Camp Oljato, Camp Emerald Bay, National Jamboree, or Northern Tier). Profits will be roughly $10/wreath so selling 20 wreaths, for example, will result in a $200 credit! Scouts can also elect to have the profit go into a scholarship fund that will be used for Scouts who may not otherwise get to experience some of the summer activities. Mr. Cyron will also be offering the Salesmanship merit badge this year.

Stay tuned for more details… 

Registration Closes THIS Week!
Registration renewal is coming to a close on Nov 15. If you have not already re-registered for 2013 simply click on the link below:


NOTE: Remember to mail in your checks payable to “Troop 33” to the address below: 

Urmil Desai 
Troop 33 Registrar 
10919, Sycamore Dr. 
Cupertino, CA 95014 

Coming Soon

Brent Browning 
Troop 33 Scoutmaster