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T33 Weekly Blast: Aug 21

posted Aug 22, 2017, 11:27 AM by Sundeep Gupta

Aug 22: Deadline to request BoR on 29th.

Sept 2: Yosemite camping and hiking.

Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

No update this edition due to technical issues

Earn Service Hours Sept 16,17

Los Altos History Museum Train Days is September 16 – 17, and they are looking for Scout support again this year.  You can earn service hours credit for this event.  There are six displays and workd shifts are for three hours, 10-1, 1-4, or both on Saturday and Sunday.  There are a limited number of slots and they cannot accommodate “drop-ins,” so you need to sign-up to participate.  Please contact Mr. Doug Dull directly at  

Activity Coordinators Needed

Rick Valestra

Now that the scouting year has started activities are already lined up for your scouts.  Please go to the Activities page and sign up to be an AC (Activity Coordinator).  Training (if needed) will be provided.  We have immediate need for AC's for the month of September.  Please sign up here.

A Call for Den-Chiefs

Mr. Chin



If you've thought of being a Den-Chief, now is the best chance to make it happen!  Our local cub scout leaders are starting to make their requests.  Last year, Troop 33 assigned over a dozen scouts to various local Packs.

If you are not familiar with this Position of Responsibility (PoR), the Den Chief is a significant Leadership position. As Den Chief, you'll be working closely with the local cub scout Dens and Packs, supporting and helping to organize and lead their activities, setting a good example for the younger scouts, and will be an important factor in recruiting new scouts to our Troop.

In general, anyone who meets the following guidelines is a candidate for Den Chief:

- A Boy Scout who has been approved by their ScoutMaster to serve as a Den Chief, is 12 years or older, and ideally 1st class rank or higher.  Den Chief Training (either online, classroom, or both) is required.

The Den Chief assignment is intended to span the entire school year,  Please note that we generally restrict Den Chief Services to Two terms, maximum.  That gives other scouts an opportunity, and it encourages past Den Chiefs to pursue other PoR positions within the Troop.

If you are interested in being a Den Chief this year, please contact Mr. Chin (either at the Troop meetings or by email:, to get the ball rolling.  If you were a Den Chief last year, you will need to receive ScoutMaster's approval, and will need to coordinate the assignment through Mr. Chin.

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!

August 29 with deadline to request August 22

September 12 with deadline to request August 30

Court of Honor is September 26

October 24 with deadline to request October 11

November (None)

December 12 with deadline to request November 29

January 16 with deadline to request January 3

Court of Honor is January 30

February 27 with deadline to request February 14

March 13 with deadline to request February 28

Court of Honor is March 27

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