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T33 Weekly Blast: Feb 12

posted Feb 13, 2018, 9:40 AM by Sundeep Gupta

Feb 13: Citizen Opportunity

Feb 14: Deadline to request Feb 27 BoR

Feb 17: Cave Tour/Ziplining -- signups open!

Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Sunday, nine Troop 33 Scouts, plus two Cub Scouts and four Girl Scouts participated in the LAUMC Scout Sunday services.  Alex Vastano gave his Witness of Faith and read the Bible Reading, and Alex Zaretski read the Offertory – Prayer of Dedication at the 8:30 service, and Justin Cai gave his Witness of Faith, and Wyatt Oates read the Bible Reading at the 10:00 service.  The other Scouts were either greeters, handed out bulletins, or both.  Alan Cyron, Tom Poppitz, Peter Stanley and I were the uniformed leaders, and John Vastano, the Troop Chartered Organization Representative (both Troop and Pack 33), who also organized and ran the event for us.  Thanks to the Scouts and John for two excellent services.

Important Information for February

Feb 13 – New First Year Parents Orientation Presentation

Feb 20 – No Meeting. Winter break (or Ski Week)

Feb 27 – Senior Patrol Leader Election (Due to lack of sign-ups)

   Order of the Arrow Elections

   Patrol Leader Elections (May move to the first Tuesday in March)

This Tuesday

The theme for February is World Travel.  Tomorrow’s meeting will include a short presentation by Mr. Blair Narog, ASM, of his trip to Africa last fall (this time for real!).  It will be followed by World Travel themed activities and games.

First Year Program Scouts have a presentation from the Mayor of Sunnyvale, finish the last couple of easy requirements, and do some make-ups.

Reminder: Troop 33 has a few open committee positions!

And we need your help. Please consider signing up for one of these open positions. Click the link to see a description of the position.

Please reply to Amy Mendenhall at for questions or to sign up.

Reminder: Mourning Cave Tour and Ziplining Camping Trip  Feb 17-18, 2018

During the President's Day long weekend, we are heading to California's historic Gold Country to have fun! There will be a variety of activities waiting for us:

1. Cave Adventure Tour (crawling tour) for those 12+ and in good physical condition

2.  Cave Walking Tour

3. Ziplining!

4. Tour the historic gold mining town Columbia, ride the coach etc.

5. At night, we will camp in the park.

It is President's Day long weekend.  Hope you all join!  

Click here to view and sign up!!

Reminder: Let’s go to a Sharks game!

Troop 33 has an opportunity to go watch the San Jose Sharks play the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 4th.  If you’ve never seen a hockey game, it’s the fastest game on earth.  The Sharks are currently in second place in the Pacific Division for a playoff slot, so this will be an important game, which means lots of excitement.  No prior knowledge of hockey is required to have a great time.

Date: 04 March 2018 at 6 PM (Sunday) — leave at 4:30pm from LAUMC, return by 9 pm

Game: San Jose Sharks vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Signups open.

Reminder: Board of Review dates

Scouts wanting a Board of Review should send Mrs. Stanley at a note before the deadline.  Scouts are encouraged to request their own review.

Parent volunteers are also needed!


February 27 with deadline to request February 14

March 13 with deadline to request February 28

Court of Honor is March 27

April 17 with deadline to request April 4

May 22 with deadline to request May 9

Court of Honor is June 5


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.