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T33 Weekly Blast: Apr 2

posted Apr 3, 2018, 8:12 AM by Fania Lazarov   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 8:57 AM ]

T33 Weekly Blast: Apr 2

April 3: First Year Fitness Test #2 @ 6:15pm (Blach Middle School)

April 6: Camporee

April 21: Philmont Waterman Shakedown

April 28: Cage cleanout

Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

I hope everybody had nice Easter and weekend.  Due to the religious holiday, there were no Scouting activities.

Reminder:  There is no meeting next week, Tuesday, April 10, and the meeting on Tuesday, April 17 will be a “meeting-light.” This will be a catch up meeting for Scouts to work on completing merit badges, work on rank advancement, or conduct patrol meetings. The First Year Program Scouts will conduct a regular meeting.

This Tuesday

The theme for April is Wilderness Survival. The Main Troop will have a presentation on Wilderness Survival and then learn to use flint and steel. First Year Scouts will go to their training room to continue working on rank advancement requirements.  

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.

TroopMaster Access for Parents and Scouts - now LIVE

Karen Townsend, T33 Advancement Coordinator


TroopMaster Access for Parents and Scouts - User IDs and Passwords emailed on April 1st


Troop 33 uses a web-based tracking system, TroopMaster, to record the rank advancements of our scouts. As of April 1st, parents and scouts may now view their scouts' rank advancement status and view/edit their personal information. Auto-generated emails containing user IDs and passwords were sent to the email addresses that we currently have on file. If your scout does not have his own email ID, you may add one and then contact me so I may send him his log in info.  


Please refer to for more info.


For scouts in the First Year Program: As stated in his recent email to you, Mr. Poppitz is using a very detailed spreadsheet to track your Trail to First Class requirements and he, along with the First Year Program ASMs, will provide most of the rank advancement information you will need.


Camporee Cutter

When: April 6 - 8, 2018

Where: Cutter Scout Reservation

2500 China Grade

Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Who: All Troop 33 Scouts

Cost: Scouts - $57 early bird(by 03/20) / $67 late(after 03/20).

          Adults - $47 early bird(by 03/20) / $57 late(after 03/20).


SMIC: Cameron Oates

Activity Coordinator: Prachi Dandekar

Details: Patrols (5-8 Scouts each) will compete against one another for top scores and bragging rights! Use your fire building, first aid, creative thinking, and a host of other wilderness survival skills to compete against other Patrols and Troops.

Agenda: Friday April 6th: Meet @ LAUMC 5pm - Drive to Camp Cutter

   Saturday April 7th: Camporee Event

   Sunday April 8th: Packup and return home. Check outs start at 9:30 in the morning.

Dress Code: Class A for Travel - Day of event TBD

Food: Meal planning by Patrols

How: Event is FULL. No more sign ups.

Philmont Waterman Shakedown

When: April 21 - 22, 2018

Where: Castle Rock State Park to Waterman Gap Trail Camp

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

Cost: $16.15


SMIC: Peter Stanley

Activity Coordinator: Tanya Raschke

Details: Depart LAUMC at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 21. Return to LAUMC Sunday mid-day. Precise Route is still TBD. Scouts will be camping at Waterman Gap Trail Camp. Waterman Gap is 6.1 miles from Saratoga Gap Trailhead and 9 miles from the Castle Rock Parking Lot. Overnight parking is permitted only at the Castle Rock Parking Lot.

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)

Reminder: Board of Review dates

Scouts wanting a Board of Review should send Mrs. Stanley at a note before the deadline.  Scouts 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.