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T33 Blast [Week of Sept. 16th]

posted Sep 16, 2013, 2:41 PM by Sundeep Gupta

T33 Weekly Blast

Week of September 16th, 2013

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Dates to remember

Sep 17 $350 Philmont payment due (see below)

Sep 21 Scout Sunday at Hiller Aviation Museum

Sep 20 - 22 Yosemite, Matt Raschke

Sep 28 Den Chief Training. Details here

Sep 29 Salesmanship Merit Badge (see below)

Oct 5 Bowling, Bin Hu

Oct 12 Coyote Creek bike ride,  Brenda Frank

Oct 13 Bay area orienteering club (see below)  

Oct 18 - 20 Mountain Man Rendezvous (see below)

In this issue

Salesmanship MB / BAOC / Philmont payments/ Mountain Man Rendezvous

Scoutmaster Update

Bob Keller

Salesmanship Merit Badge -  Sunday September 29th, LAUMC Garden Room  1:30 to 5PM

Coordinated by Alan Cyron

More information and to sign up click here.

Bay Area Orienteering Club's Scout-O   Sunday, 10/13 7:30 AM - 5 PM

This activity fulfills the map and compass requirement for First Class and Second Class Scouts and the Orienteering merit badge. More details have been added to the online flier so check it out.

Sign up online by October 1st and give your BSA Consent Form and a check for $17 to Kathy Bonte

Calling all Mountain Men!

Mountain Man Rendezvous is Oct. 18-20 at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation

Step back in time to see what it was like when pioneers roamed the frontier. The Rendezvous is for Boy Scouts and 2nd year Webelos hosted by a troop. Featured Programs: Scouts will learn frontier mountain man skills and do authentic rendezvous activities including: Archery, Gold Panning, Black Powder Rifle Shooting, Knife and and Tomahawk Throwing, Rope Making, Dutch Oven Cooking and more! Scouts also get to see how early pioneers lived by seeing an authentic reproduction of a mountain man encampment.

This is a very popular campout and registration is limited. Click here to sign up or read more.

Contact Laurie Hartford with any questions

Bring $350 check for your Philmont second payment this Tuesday

Barbara Mein 650 938-4087

Thank you to the 13 scouts who turned in their checks! Payment is due Sep 30th. I will collect second payment checks this Tuesday night the 17th before the meeting until 7:45. Since I need to send the payment to Philmont Sep 23rd, I am making a great effort to collect as many checks as possible this Tuesday night! You can mail your checks to me at 10978 Sycamore Dr., Cupertino, CA 95014

Scoutmaster Update

Brent Browning

This Week

Main Troop - Patrols will build their catapult design from last week.

First Years - Scouts will be learning knots, rescue carries, and first aid hurry cases.


Everyone going on the Yosemite trip will get together during the meeting to continue planning.

Looking for an Eagle project?

I have been approached by several groups from our community with a wide variety of opportunities:

  • Los Altos Little League has projects at Purissima, Hillview, Santa Rita, and other fields

  • Moffett Field Historical Society needs a database and a full inventory of their items

  • Shed for Girl Scout troop that meets at Almond Elementary

If you are interested please contact me and I will make an introduction for you.

The Passing of Bob Keller, Scouter                                       

Bob Keller, a long time Scouter, registered with Pack 87 in Mt. View and P/T Assistant Ranger at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation passed away suddenly last week of an apparent heart attack.

Bob has always been a great resource at BCSR, helpful both as a volunteer and a staff member of the Pacific Skyline Council. He was an accomplished musician and a member of the San Francisco Folk Music Group, which holds semi-annual gatherings at BCSR on the 4th of July & Labor Day weekends.

Bob provided personal resources, support, and led campfires for many groups; especially for Cub/Parent weekends. Bob was very knowledgeable about the local flora & fauna. He led many nature hikes and supported several community events at the camp. His knowledge and his efforts to introduce both youth and adults to the beautiful environs of Boulder Creek and the Santa Cruz Mountains will be sorely missed.

Bob is survived by his wife Pam, son, and grandson. A well-attended memorial in his honor was held at the Boulder Creek Scout Reservation on Sunday, September 8. Donations may be made in his memory to the Pacific Skyline Council BSA or VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Very sad, no more “Hot Frogs on the Run” or “Johnny Rebeck’s Machine” at the Mountain Man Rendezvous…[Brent Browning]

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