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T33 Weekly Blast: August 27

posted Aug 27, 2018, 10:06 PM by Fania Lazarov   [ updated Sep 3, 2018, 4:46 PM ]

August 28: SPL elections

August 31: YSO Goal Assembly

Sep 1-3: Yosemite Camp

September 4: PL elections

September 14-16: Shooting Sports Weekend at Cutter Creek

October 5-7: Gold Rush Adventure
October 9:- Webelo Open House

Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Yesterday, 22 First Year Scouts went to Bedwell Park in Menlo Park to perform their Orienteering requirements. The weather was fine, and the Scouts did a great job on the course. Thanks to Tom Poppitz, Jon Meyers, Jeff DeAngelis and Dieter Vook for coordinating and running the stations, and to the First Year JASM and Troop Guides that assisted in the activities and watching out for the Scouts.

Sign-ups continue for the fall term Positions of Responsibility.  If you did not sign up run for Senior Patrol Leader because you were not at the last meeting, you can email your desire, or show up at tomorrow’s meeting, but be prepared to present a short (no more than five minute) speech why the Scouts should elect you and what you would like to do in the SPL position. Other positions available: (Look for sign-up clip board)

  • Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL)

  • Historian

  • Scribe

  • Librarian

  • Quartermaster

  • Webmaster

  • Chaplain’s Aide

  • Bugler

  • Order of the Arrow Representative (must be active in the OA Lodge)

  • Outdoor Ethics Guide (14 years old +)

This Tuesday

Patrol Leader Council (PLC) meets at 6 pm, Room 9.

Senior Patrol Election – We need maximum Scout participation!

First Year Scouts head to their room to continue advancement training and requirements.

Main Troop will be working with knots (Super Knots) and lashings, with a competition.

Yosemite preparatory meeting will start at 8:30 pm

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 @

Help with Recruiting Needed

Our Recruitment Coordinator Julie Crane is looking for another parent to help with recruiting this season and going forward. Her boys will be aging out soon and so we want to make sure you're fully trained before this happens.

For more information, please contact Julie Crane at

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

  • Ideally 1st class rank or higher

  • Den Chief Training (either online, classroom, or both) is required.  

  • Classroom training from Pacific Skyline Council is scheduled on September 22nd at the LDS Church in Redwood City from 8 - 12:30 or

  • Online course at

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.

YSO Goal Assembly this Friday August 31st - Volunteers needed!

David Louie, AC

Many of our scouts got their start in AYSO soccer leagues in our community.

AYSO is a non-profit that relies on volunteers to run and support these soccer programs. We need help from 8 to 12 scouts to assemble 4 soccer goals this Friday.


When: 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Friday, August 31st

Where: Meet at Almond School fields at the blue shelter near the last portable classroom

What we're doing: Assembly of metal goals using wrenches, rubber mallets, zip ties, and drills.

What to bring: Water and work gloves (optional)

Service hours will be logged and reported.


Please email if you can help.

Shooting Sports Weekend at Cutter Creek, Sept. 14-16


It's the annual Pacsky Shooting Sports Weekend, a weekend packed with shooting sports activities! 


Scouts will travel up to Cutter Scout Reservation and camp among the beautiful California redwoods. After attending a mandatory safety briefing Friday evening, they will get a chance to participate in a wide range of shooting sports activities on Saturday and Sunday. All meals will be provided and served at the Harkson Lodge. Some events, like shotgun, may have age or size restrictions which are up to the instructor. See age restrictions here


Scouts will be grouped into patrols and rotate through the 8 stations on Saturday. Many stations will be open for free shoot on Sunday.  Experienced instructors will conduct safety briefings, supervise all activities, and provide expert instruction. Cost is $100 per scout. This activity is limited to ten scouts and it is open to second year scouts and older. Sign-ups will open Wed. 8/29 at 8:15 AM to give everyone a fair chance.


This is an amazing opportunity to experience a wide variety of shooting sports in a safe and fun outdoor environment! 


SMIC: Brent Browning

Activity Coordinator: Leslie Becker

How: Click here to sign up

Yosemite Trip- September 1-3rd 2018

Lots of good info on the trip sign-up page @

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

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.


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