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T33 Weekly Blast: Aug 28

posted Aug 29, 2017, 9:09 AM by Sundeep Gupta

Aug 30: Deadline to request Sept BoR

Sept 2: Yosemite camping and hiking

Sept 15: PACSKY shooting sports

Spet 23: Wilderness survival overnight

Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Sunday afternoon the First Year Scouts went to Bedwell Park in Menlo Park to conduct their Orienteering requirements.  22 First Year Scouts and two Second Year participated in the orienteering course, measuring heights and distances skills.  Tom Poppitz wishes to thank the adults and Scouts that helped out, in particular Jun Kim and Peter Stanley, and Troop Guides Jose Kim and Jack Crane.  

This Tuesday

Main Troop will have the patrol re-alignments, Patrol Leader elections, Patrol Time and then at 8:30 the Yosemite Group will be having their last meeting before this weekend’s trip.  If you are not going to Yosemite, the meeting will end at 8:30.  Next week meetings will go back to the normal 9:00 pm end time.

First Year Scouts will meet with Mr. Poppitz and crew until 8:30, and those going to Yosemite will go to the meeting and the others can leave.

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.


Start Date

End Date

Wilderness Survival Overnight



LAUMC Compassion Week



Gold Rush Adventure!



Troop 33 Merit Badge Rally



Reminder: 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.