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T33 Weekly Blast: August 20

posted Aug 23, 2018, 7:45 AM by Fania Lazarov   [ updated Sep 3, 2018, 4:47 PM ]
August 21: First Scout Meeting

August 24-26: White Water Rafting - new opportunity

August 28: SPL elections

Sep 1-3: Yosemite Camp

September 4: PL elections

Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb

Due to school starting later this year and allowing for this and later vacations, we are moving the first meeting to Tuesday, August 21st.  SPL election will be on the 28th, and PL elections will be on September 4th.

A message from Judy Bergwerk...

The troop's fiscal year ends August 31st. If you are still holding on to any receipts and need reimbursements, please submit your forms to the treasurer Judy Bergwerk

Please contact me if you submitted an expense form and are still waiting for a check.

A message from Julie Crane…

We are beginning our recruiting season. Here are some important dates to remember:

October 5-7, 2018 - Gold Rush Adventure
October 9, 2018 - Webelo Open House
December 1, 2018 - Planet Granite Activity
March 6, 2019 - New First-Year Scouts Start
March 17, 2019 - First Year Hike
March 23, 2019 - First Year Campout

If you have a sibling or know of anyone who might be interested in joining, please contact Julie Crane @

Youth Protection Training Updated Training - Due October 1st 2018

By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training. The enhanced and updated content will allow leaders and councils to comply with all current legal requirements. While this may be inconvenient for some, it reflects the BSA's commitment to the safety of all youth.


See How-to Guide for Taking Youth Protection Training to get started!


Who is Required to Take Youth Protection Training?


- Adults accompanying units on activities who are present at the activity for 72 hours or more, must also take Youth Protection Training. The 72 hours need not be consecutive.

- New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training prior to completing the registration process.

- Units cannot re-charter unless all unit leaders have completed YPT within two years.

- Adult program participants 18 years or older. Adult program participants (Venturing, Order of the Arrow, Exploring) must complete adult Youth Protection Training before submitting their adult application.

- Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to take the training.

The training certificate will only be available for printing after completing the three required training modules and passing the test which completes the Youth Protection Training. It is available on on the Dashboard by clicking the print icon.

White Water Rafting on the American Fork - August 24-26 2018

Our friends over at Troop 30 are running a white water rafting trip this weekend. They have a few extra slots that they are willing to let any troop 33 scout join them. If you would like to go, please contact So Yong Park <>. 

See water rafting opportunity details below:


Where: South Fork of the American River​


What: Bring your whole family and come for all or part of the weekend. If you don’t want to raft, join us for camping. We’ve got a group campsite at​ Camp Lotus​ from Friday 8/24 - Sunday 8/26. Camp one night or two. We’ll go rafting with ARTA all day on Sunday, 8/26.
The trip includes expert river guides from ARTA, and a picnic lunch. The group will leave from Camp Lotus in the morning and return there in the afternoon.
This rafting is not intended for young kids. Rafters must be able to paddle and significantly contribute to a boat for safety.


When: Rafting trip meets at 10:00am, ends 4:00-5:00pm on Sunday 8/26


Cost: Fee (camping and food) = $45 per person
         ARTA Fee = $94 per person


Sign up: only 70 slots available, first come first served (Class 3 rafting)

How to ​Sign Up ​for the Troop 30 Camping and Rafting Trip
1. Sign up with ARTA​ for the rafting trip. ​Sign up for the South Fork trip​. You will be asked to fill out their online waivers and pay ARTA $94 to secure your spot. SPACE IS LIMITED.
2. Sign up for the rafting trip​ on the ​Troop 30 site​. Indicate if you are camping Friday night, Saturday night, both or none. Also indicate the number of additional family members that are coming with you.
3. Pay Troop 30 $45 per person​ using Troop Paypal or by writing a check to Troop 30 or by Paypal on the Troop 30 site, go to Menu > My Stuff > My Money > Online Payments. Please make sure to select “pay to a friend” option, so as to avoid fees.

Additional opportunities:

If you want to be a cook for this trip, please email me. It will be a good opportunity for new scouts to get sign offs or to fulfill a portion of the ​Cooking Merit Badge​. Cooks will have to cook Saturday Dinner, and Sunday breakfast.
If anyone wants to lead a campfire during this trip, please email me. It will be a good opportunity for those taking the ​Communications Merit Badge​.

Yosemite Trip- September 1-3rd 2018


Troop 33’s annual Yosemite trip is just a couple of weeks away and we need to start planning NOW! The wildfires are subsiding and the park is now open for business.


We will be having a mandatory planning meeting once the main meeting is over on Tuesday the 21st. This Tuesday we will cover: putting scouts into patrols, with patrol leaders, and have them do meal planning. Also, we need to get the parents organized and have them do meal planning.The main meeting this Tuesday may end a little early, so if you are an adult who is signed up to go on this trip please attend this planning meeting also.

There is also lots of good info on the trip signup page @

For more information or questions please contact (all three):
Peter Stanley –
Peter Monaco –
Chris Webb -


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.