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T33 Weekly Blast: Dec 1

posted Dec 1, 2014, 2:29 PM by Sundeep Gupta

T33 Weekly Blast: Dec 1

Dec 2 -  Combined BoR for November & December

Dec 6 - Salvation army box making

Dec 9 - Jump Sky High (no regular meeting)

Scoutmaster Update

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Welcome to December!  I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving holiday.  We only have two meetings at Creekside this month, December 2nd and 16th.  There is no meeting next Tuesday, December 9th, but we are meeting at Jump Sky High for those that want to have a lot of fun.  See details below about signing up.  

Upcoming events that Scouts can still sign up for include (with more information below):

Salvation Army Box Making

Citizenship in the Community MB LASD Board Meeting

Sky High (in lieu of a Troop meeting on December 9th)

THIS Tuesday

Main Troop will running a fun gift-giving event called a White Elephant.  There is a $5 - $15 limit on the gifts.  See more information from your Senior Patrol Leader in a separate message.  First Year Scouts will continue with their skills and achievement pursuit.  A Board of Review is being conducted Tuesday as well.

Renew your registration for 2015

Deepak Jain

Renew your registration with Troop 33 for 2015 with two simple online forms, one for Scouts and one for Adults.  All continuing scouts and adults must renew.  

Salvation Army Box Making Dec 6

Alan Cyron

Make sure all your forms are in to Mr. Cyron by this Tuesday December 2nd.  You can get them at the Activities page.  Please go the activity link for more information

Board of Review on Dec

Marilyn Stanley

We have 16 scouts registered for their BoR. We will start around 7:45 p.m., just after announcements are done.  On Tuesday, I will have a printed schedule available in the lobby area of Creekside so you can see when you are scheduled.

Please come in full Class A uniform.  Uniform should be as complete as possible, and neat and tidy.  Additionally, scouts should bring their scout handbook so that the reviewers can sign off the review. (If this doesn't happen on Tuesday, it can be done later without a problem, but it's great for scouts to bring them.)

For your reference, here is the calendar for future Board of Reviews

January 6 is deadline for 1/13/15 BoR

January 13 is BoR

January 27 is CoH (date changed from 1/20)

January 27 is deadline for 2/10/15 BoR

February 10 is BoR

February 24 is meeting for new First Years

March 3 is deadline for 3/17 BoR

March 17 is BoR

March 31 - CoH *Chris will check to see if this date needs to be moved

April 7 is deadline for 4/21 BoR

April 21 is BoR

May 5 is deadline for 5/19 BoR

May 19 is BoR (Tentative)

June 9 is final CoH of the year

LASD school board meeting

Any scout interested in attending the  LASD school board meeting can sign up here (as well as get more info). While this is an opportunity for scouts working on the Cit in the Comm merit badge to complete needed requirements, any scout can attend.  Signs up are encouraged.  Additionally scouts masters or adults are also encouraged to attend.

Another MB Opportunity

Deborah Schueren

For boys wanting to earn another merit badge, check out this annual event put on by our council - it’s a one day Merit Badge Midway on Saturday, January 31 at Ralston MS in Belmont. Last year’s flyer is here (hasn’t been updated yet, but the dates are set and listed on the website) Registration usually fills fast, and it starts December 8.  Please be aware that most of the badges have prerequisites, some requiring you to do much of the work on your own in advance.  Here are the preliminary prerequisites


Sacramento MLK Trip

Barbara Mein

What: Sacramento MLK Trip

When: January 17 - 19, 2015

Who: All Troop 33 Scouts

Where: Sacramento, CA

Cost: $150.00


SMIC: Art Bernstein

AC: Barbara Mein

How: Click here to sign up

Here are some of the things we are planning:

Our time in Sacramento will be a fabulous historic trip!

Sign up for Emerald Bay. Spots are limited.

Judy Bergwerk

Camp Emerald Bay is an award-winning premier camp destination for over 4500 Boy Scouts each summer.  It is located on the west end of Santa Catalina Island 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. Scouts can earn merit badges, pet a shark at the Pennington Marine Science Center, snorkel/canoe/kayak in beautiful coves, hike, stargaze during Emerald Bay's signature overnight experience War Canoe, and so much more!

Scouts have up to 3 merit badge or rank advancement opportunities.  Emerald Bay also offers other camp programs and troop bonding activities to choose from during free time.  For example, scouts can join Handicraft and Nature Staff during open sessions to stamp a leather belt, carve an original neckerchief slide, or hike.  Free time may be used to visit the Emerald Bay Ship's Store for scouting supplies, merit badge materials, souvenirs, and snacks/drinks.

Campers stay in 2-person wall tents (wooden platform to 2 cots/mattresses.)  Meals (salad bar and vegetarian options available) are provided in the newly remodeled Dining Hall.

Transportation (to/from Catalina Express Terminal in San Pedro, CA and boat ride to/from Catalina Island) is included in the ~$850 fee.  Our chartered bus will leave LAUMC on Sun, 6/14/2015, @ 3:30am and will return on Sat, 6/20/2015 @ 8:30pm (to be confirmed.)

Details and sign up links are here

Jump Sky High - December 9, 2014 (Sign up by Dec 3)

Mattie Coolen, Anat Faigon

In place of our regular Troop 33 meeting, we will be JUMPING and BOUNCING at Sky High Sports in Santa Clara! We will have access to the jump courts, dodge ball and foam pit. Come ready to bounce off the walls!

Details and sign-ups here.

Need a Position of Responsibility? Try Den Chief

Our Den Chief program is off to a great start this year!  13 scouts are currently working towards securing their Den assignments!  However, we continue to get requests for Den Chiefs from several local Packs.  We currently have at least another 3 opportunities, and probably more.   So if you're interested in being a Den Chief this year, please contact Mr. Blasing to get the ball rolling (

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.