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T33 Weekly Blast: Apr 16

posted Apr 16, 2018, 6:35 AM by Fania Lazarov

T33 Weekly Blast: Apr 16

April 17: Patrol Leader’s Council (@6pm, room 9)

April 21: Philmont Waterman Shakedown

April 28: Cage cleanout

April 29: Rifle Shooting Merit Badge

May 4: White Water Rafting & Biking Trip - American River

Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Spring break is over for the majority of the Scouts, but we still have a good number that are just starting theirs, so Tuesday’s meeting is a “meeting-lite” that Scouts can take advance of to catch up on where they are for rank advancement, and possibly complete or get credit for merit badge requirements. It is the responsibility of the Scout to contact the merit badge counselor to ask they be present Tuesday to work on or complete a merit badge. Also, this is an opportunity for Patrol Leaders to have a patrol meeting to discuss potential patrol activities or outings, and to know where the Scouts in their patrol are in rank advancement status. It is one of rubric requirements to receive credit for their position of responsibility.

I am out of town all week, so Peter Stanley is taking over the Scoutmaster duties.

The First Year Program Scouts will conduct a regular meeting.

Patrol Leader’s Council (PLC) is Tuesday at 6pm, Room 9.

First Aid Merit Badge Volunteers needed!

Brent Browning, T33 ASM

If you have any background with first aid (Doctor/Nurse/EMT, Wilderness First Aid certification, CPR/AED training,  etc.) I NEED YOU!

I am planning on organizing a First Aid merit badge class this fall and need adult volunteers to help. My plan is to offer a class that spans several weekend sessions, each one lasting 2-3 hours with the goal of completing the First Aid Merit Badge. You do not need to be a merit badge counselor or be a licensed professional but you should have basic first aid knowledge. If you can do any of the requirements listed in the above link then you can help. I have coordinated the First Aid merit badge at the Council Merit Badge Midway for many years and have a lot of experience coordinating, organizing, and teaching this badge.

The classes filled up fast at summer camp and we have Scouts who need this badge so it would be nice to offer Troop 33 Scouts an opportunity to earn this Eagle-required merit badge.

Please email if you can help.

Philmont Waterman Shakedown

When: April 21 - 22, 2018

Where: Tarwater Trail Camp, Pescadero Creek Park or Boulder Creek Scout Reservation

Who: All Philmont Participants and adults who want to join us

Cost: TBD

SIC:  Crew #1 leader (Stanley Crew)

        Crew #2 leader (Kim Crew)

SMIC: Peter Stanley

Activity Coordinator: Tanya Raschke

Details: Depart LAUMC at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 21. Return to LAUMC Sunday mid-day. Two trip options this weekend: Plan A (Tarwater Trail) and Plan B (Boulder Creek). The final trip will be finalized the morning of April 21.

For more details and consent form:

How: Click here to sign up


Cage Cleanout Changed to April 28



Changed: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8am – 12pm Pacific Time


Changed: Creekside, LAUMC (map)

Rifle Shooting Merit Badge -  CLASS FULL

Brent Browning, T33 ASM

Troop 33 Shooting Sports Advisor

NRA Certified Range Safety Officer

NRA Certified Rifle/Shotgun/Pistol/Muzzleloading Instructor


When: April 29

  • Would you like to earn the Rifle Shooting merit badge?

  • Did you try to sign up for Rifle Shooting merit badge at summer camp and it was full?

You are in luck! I am coordinating a class that consists of two 2-hour classroom sessions at my house followed by a 5-hour range session at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation. Mr. Webb will be our Range Safety Officer and I am an NRA certified Rifle Instructor.

For details: http:///

White Water Rafting & Biking Trip - American River

When: May 4 - 6, 2018

Where: American Whitewater Expeditions, 5981 New River Road, Coloma, CA 95613 Camp Site GPS Directions: 5981 New River Rd. Coloma, CA 95613 USA

Dinner Location: Dos Coyotes Border Cafe, 2191 Cowell Blvd, Davis, CA 95618 - off hwy 80 near UC Davis

Who: All Troop 33 Scouts

Cost: $190 payable to "BSA Troop 33" (write scout name and "Whitewater" on memo line) + additional cash for dinner and lunch (see details)

Dress: Class A for travel to Coloma -/- Saturday - follow packing list -/- Sunday travel home Class A

Bonus: this trip qualifies for a camping merit badge requirement: 9B 4. Take a non-motorized trip on the water of at least four hours or 5


SMIC: Brian Mellea

Activity Coordinator: Lance Pham

For more details and consent form:

How: Click here to sign up

Reminder: Board of Review dates

Scouts wanting a Board of Review should send Mrs. Stanley at a note before the deadline.nScouts are encouraged to request their own review.

Parent volunteers are also needed!


April 17 with deadline to request April 4

May 22 with deadline to request May 9

Court of Honor is June 5

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 Fania Lazarov by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition.