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T33 Weekly Blast: Dec 23

posted Dec 24, 2013, 8:26 AM by Sundeep Gupta

Jan 7th First troop meeting in 2014

Jan 18 MLK trip in San Diego

Scoutmaster Update

Brent Browning

Our Cake Auction raised $505.11!  The proceeds have been donated to Red Cross at the Palo Alto office.  The folks there were extremely appreciative of our generosity.


Our first meeting of the new year will be January 7th.  There will be a PLC at 6pm that night.

San Diego - January 18-20, 2014

How would you like to:

  • Sleep on an aircraft carrier?

  • Get a behind-the-scenes tour of Petco Park (home of the San Diego Padres)?

  • Stay with your buddies in a hostel in the famous Gas Lamp district?

  • Visit the San Diego Zoo and the museums in Balboa Park?

  • Get a guided tour of the world’s oldest active sailing ship, the Star of India?

Sound fun?  Join us for our annual MLK trip this year in San Diego!

Click here to learn more about the trip:

Sign-ups will open Monday December 16th @ 5:00pm using this link:

Cost is $395/Scout payable to “Troop 33”, give your checks to Mr. Desai.

Cooking Merit Badge

The BSA has just announced the new Cooking merit badge requirements.  Read this article to learn more.  Here are some quick answers about which requirements to use::

  • Scouts who already started Cooking MB using old requirements: They’re fine and may finish with the old requirements. They will not need to re-earn the merit badge with the new requirements, but they may switch to the new ones if they choose. There is no time limit between starting and completing a badge, although a counselor may determine so much time has passed since any effort took place that the new requirements must be used.

  • Scouts who already earned Cooking MB: They may purchase or be presented with the new, silver-bordered Cooking MB patch (regardless which requirements were involved). They don’t need to re-earn it now that it’s Eagle-required. But they can’t wear both the green- and the silver-bordered versions.

  • Scouts who begin Cooking MB in 2013 or 2014: They may use the old or new requirements — their choice.

  • Scouts who begin Cooking MB in 2015 or beyond: They must use the new requirements.

Dec 17 Board of Review Results

Mrs. Jeffries

Congratulations to these Scouts on their new rank!

Tenderfoot: Robert Tran, James Pampeyan and Trent  Lawson

2nd class: Harrison Schachter

1st Class: Max Baler

Star: Charlie Crane, Colin Dickerson, and Karshin Gupta

Life: Justin Yun, Kyle Kim, Tom Gabrielson and Jeremy Binkley

Silver Palm Eagle: Austin Browning

2nd Gold Palm Eagle: Chas Wilken

Next Board of Review will be on January 14th, 2014. Please  email Mrs Jeffries by January 7th for a review.

Reminder: Philmont payment for $350 due by Jan 15

Mrs. Mein, Philmont Treasurer

This is a critical payment as it will be used for airfare. Please make the check out to Troop 33, and write the Scout's name. I will collect this payment January 7th and 14th at the troop meeting or  you may mail it to me at: Barbara Mein, 10978 Sycamore Dr. Cupertino, CA 95014. If you mail it, send me an email to let me know to expect it.

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.