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T33 Weekly Blast: Aug 29

posted Aug 30, 2016, 10:08 AM by Sundeep Gupta

Sep 3: Yosemite

Aug 31: Deadline to sign up for Sep BoR

Sep 13: BoR. Sep 16: Basic camping

Sep 30: Lake Tahoe trip

Scoutmaster Update

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

I hope all is going well with the new school year.  Troop 33 Scouting events start to ramp up starting this weekend with the camping and hiking trip to beautiful Yosemite.  There are a few tweaks needed to the activity calendar found on our web site that will completed this week,so please refer to it constantly to know what is coming up and you don’t miss it.

This Tuesday

Patrol shuffling and then Patrol Leader elections will take place right after announcements, and then the First Year Scouts will resume their requirements skills training while the main Troop will be conducting chariot races.

The Scouts and adults going to Yosemite will be meeting in a side room of Creekside to go over patrol formation, meal planning and shopping lists, and overall information and guidance starting at 8 pm (or as soon as the PL elections are over).

Time to clean off your desk

Judy Bergwerk

It's time to clean off your desk and find those buried troop 33 checks. There's quite a number of checks from the 2015-16 fiscal year that have not been deposited. Please contact me if you want to know if you have an outstanding check.

Activity Coordinators Needed!

Rick Valestra

The 2016 troop activities are now available (  

We need adult volunteers to be Activity Coordinators (AC).  

For the next three months, we need AC’s for the following activities:


Start Date

End Date

Basic Camping



Lake Tahoe Trip



Cycling - Coyote Creek Cycling Classic



Gold Rush Adventure!



SF Firehouse Trip



Winchester Mystery House Tour



Tech Museum



Beg/Int Backpacking Trip



Sign up on-line or email me if you are interested.  

You, the adult volunteers, will make these activities happen by being an AC.

Training is available if you have not done it yet.

Next Board of Review is Sep 13.  Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, Aug 31.

Please check with your patrol advisor and Mrs. Townsend to make sure you are ready for advancement.  Scoutmaster conferences should also be completed prior to requesting a Board of Review.

Please send Marilyn Stanley a note to request a Board of Review at

Parent volunteers are also needed to help with the review on September 13 -- please send me a note if you can help!

A call for Den-Chiefs. Nine positions available!

Mr Blasing

Scouts, if you've thought of being a Den-Chief, now is best chance to make it happen!  Our local cub scout leaders are starting to make their requests.  Last year, Troop 33 assigned more than 20 scouts to various local Packs.

If you're 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 guideline 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 on-line, classroom, or preferably both) is required.

The Den Chief assignment is intended to span the entire school year.  Please note that we generally restrict Den Chief service 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. Blasing (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 again receive Scoutmaster approval, and will need to coordinate the assignment through Mr. Blasing.

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.