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T33 Blast Week of Sept 23rd

posted Sep 23, 2013, 11:03 AM by Sundeep Gupta   [ updated Sep 23, 2013, 4:32 PM ]

T33 Weekly Blast

Week of September 23rd, 2013

Troop 33 Members area / Calendar / Activities

Dates to remember

Sep 24 Philmont payments due (see below)

Sep 28 Den Chief Training. Details here

Sep 29 Salesmanship Merit Badge Sign up here

Oct 4 Bowling Registrations sign up here or contact  Bin Hu

Oct 12 Coyote Creek bike ride contact Brenda Frank

Oct 13 Bay area orienteering club Sign up or contact Kathy Bonte

Oct 18 - 20 Mountain Man Rendezvous if full.  Sign up for wait list or contact Laurie Hartford

In this issue

BOR results/ Next BOR/ Salesmanship MB/ Become a Den Chief/ T33 Recruiting

Scoutmaster Update

BOR results are in. Congratulations to these scouts!

Jacqueline Jeffries

Second class scouts: Geoffrey Glass, Sandeep Sidhu

Life scouts: Andrew Marcopulos, Matthew Mellea, Kai Jarmon

Eagle 2nd Bronze Palm scout: Chas Wilken

Eagle 2nd Gold Palm scout: John Wilken

Scouts -- are you ready for rank advancement? Next BOR is Oct 15th.

Jacqueline Jeffries

Follow this procedure and get on the calendar by Oct 8th for the BOR scheduled for Oct 15th.

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

Plenty of room.  Click here for more information and to sign up.

Coordinated by Alan Cyron

Scouts -- are you first year and above and looking for a POR? Become a Den Chief!

Local Packs are looking for more Den Chiefs.  If you're a 1st year or above and don't yet have a Position of Responsibility, please consider becoming a Den Chief.  The Training is easy, and it's likely that we can get you placed right away !

Contact Ray Blasing

It's recruiting time again!  For those of you with Webelos II cub scouts siblings or children please pay attention.

Caroline Tice or Bhassam Kahn

Troop 33 sibling sign ups open Oct 14th.  Click here for details

Mountain Man (oct 18-20) is Full for scoutssign up if you’d like to be on the short wait list.

For those signed up, watch your email for details on necessary forms to fill out for this campout. Check with Laurie Hartford at the Tuesday troop meeting or email her for you wait list status.

Philmont payments are due. Please bring them to the troop meeting.

Please bring a check for $350 (June crew) or $450 (July crew) and hand it to Barbara Mein or mail it to her at 10978 Sycamore Dr. Cupertino, 95014 (and let her know you did). You could lose your spot if you don’t pay by the Sept 30th due date.

Scoutmaster Update

Brent Browning


We are back from a fun and eventful weekend at Yosemite.  32 Scouts and 22 Adults went on a variety of hikes all over Yosemite Valley: Nevada Falls, Yosemite Falls, North Dome, and Half Dome.  One group had hail, another group had to escort a Scout who sprained his ankle, and the Half Dome group was turned around at the cables due to a weather advisory.  Saturday evening the skies opened up and we experienced rain.  Several Scouts had “lakefront” property.  Everyone rallied together, moved tents, got dry, put up tarps, and cooked dinner.  Everyone was safe and mostly dry.

A big thanks to Zachary Ottoes as our Scout-in-Charge, Peter Monaco for leading, and Matt Raschke for coordinating.

This Week

First Years - Scouts will continue to work on first aid requirements in Creekside as usual.

NOTE: Main Troop Scouts meet AT McKenzie Park for catapult competition, wear Class B!

Parents should plan to drop off their Scout at the McKenzie Park tennis court parking lot at 7:30pm and pick up the same place at 9:00pm.

Looking for an Eagle project?

I have been approached by several groups 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.

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 Sundeep Gupta by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition.