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T33 Weekly Blast: Dec 19

posted Dec 20, 2016, 11:18 AM by Sundeep Gupta

Jan 4: Deadline to request for Jan 17 BoR

Scoutmaster Update

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

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At Tuesday’s Cake Auction meeting, the Troop raised $575.00 to contribute to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Great work, Scouts!  Thanks for providing the excellent cakes and for making the auction so much fun.


Also on Tuesday, 12 Scouts completed their Board of Review for rank advancement ranging from Tenderfoot to Star.  Congratulations to Lawrence Baylor, Charlie Border, Felix Boustead, Ishaan Dave, Anton Cheng, Bryce Gracon, Jad Maluf, Antoine Rousseau, Arjun Shivkumar, Justin Valestra, Michael Walker  and Kyle Wolcott!.


Thursday, three Scouts earned their Eagle Rank at the Eagle Boards of Review.  Way to go Ryan Biesty, Max Drummond and Noah Herman!

This Tuesday

NO Troop Meetings December 20 and 27.

Camp Emerald Bay

Judy Bergwerk

Sign-ups are open for Camp Emerald Bay! There are 2 spots remaining. We may share a bus with another group, so sign up soon so I know how much room is available for the other group.

Deposit payments are due on 1/3/17. Payment can be made by check or PayPal.

New this year - we are spending Saturday night aboard the USS Iowa.

Details here

Dates 6/10/17 - 6/17/17

Cost $835 - $865.

We have space for 35 scouts and 4 adults. No guarantee of adding more slots.

Payment schedule.

Payments must be made by these dates to hold your spot. There are no refunds.

January 3, 2017 - deposit $150

February 24, 2017 - balance of camp fees $560

May 1, 2017 - transportation, patches, misc $125 - $155 [final amount tbd]

Activity Coordinators Needed!

Rick Valestra

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  Happy Holidays!

And - Thanks to those who already signed up!

We still need AC’s for the fast approaching planned activities:


Start Data

End Date

Los Angeles MLK Trip



San Francisco Overnight



Scout Sunday



Please click this link to sign up directly or email me.


Renew your registration with Troop 33 for 2017!

Alex Baretta

All continuing scouts and adults must renew their membership with the troop to be allowed to participate in troop activities and to be eligible for rank advancements. Early bird discount ends Nov 30th. Please visit the  membership renewal page to access the online form and get additional information.

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.

We still have several more requests for Den Chiefs than candidates.  Our neighboring cub scout Packs continue to reach out to us, because we've built a strong reputation for great Den Chiefs.  Let's not let them down!  If you still need a PoR, please consider helping out your local cub scouts, but signing up to be a Den Chief!

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.