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T33 Weekly Blast: Feb 27

posted Feb 27, 2017, 4:02 PM by Sundeep Gupta


Feb 28: BoR

March 4: Snow Camping-Caving

March 18: Ano Nuevo state park


Scoutmaster Update

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast


A quiet week for Scouting, but hopefully your week off was fun and exciting!


This Tuesday


Main Troop -   Order of the Arrow Election.  If you are a member of the Order of the Arrow, this is an official OA event and you are authorized to wear your OA Sash.  Patrol Leader Elections.  Box Fort dodge-ball.


New First Year (Joined 2017) Parents Orientation Presentation.


Boards of Review -  You should have or will receive an e-mail from Mrs. Stanley if you will be on a BoR Tuesday.  You are required to attend in full Class A uniform and bring your Scout Handbook.


First Year Program -  Requirements and paper-work catch up for their last meeting.


Snow Camping-Caving March 4-6.

Zoe Hu zoehu999@yahoo.com


Sign ups are open. Click here.

Informational briefing meetings on Feb 21 and 28.





Ano Nuevo Activity is Open for Sign-Ups!

Caroline Tice ctice42@gmail.com


If you like beautiful nature hikes and getting to look at cute baby animals, this is the activity for you!  On Saturday, March 18, we will be going to Ano Nuevo state park,  where the northern elephant seals come ashore every year to mate & give birth.  We will take a docent-guided walking tour of the breeding grounds to see the elephant seals (adult & baby) in their natural habitat.  This is a 2.5 hour walking tour over 3 miles of moderately strenuous terrain (sand, sloping terrain, etc).  It is a beautiful park and a unique opportunity to see these amazing animals.  


If you are interested in this activity, PLEASE sign up SOON.  SPACES ARE LIMITED!! We can only take about 20 scouts and 4-5 adults.  Don't wait too long and miss this wonderful opportunity! Sign up here.





Reminder: Philmont 2018 Interest Sign-Up is Open



  • Age limit (prior to participation)

    • Scouts must be at least 14 years of age OR

    • Scouts must be at least 13 years of age AND completed 8th grade

    • See Philmont Crew Requirements, requirements cannot be relaxed.

  • Scouts must be First Class or higher by June 1, 2018 (Troop 33 requirement)

  • Must be in top physical condition 

    • Must meet Philmont health/medical requirements

    • Must be able to carry a 30-40lb backpack 5-14 miles a day for 12 days at 6,500'-12,441' over rugged terrain for a total of 50-75 miles

    • Must participate in a physical training program 

  • Must participate in 4 mandatory shakedown outings (1 day hike and 3 backpacking trips) 

  • Must attend all monthly planning meetings 

  • Must meet with Scoutmaster and be approved

NOTE: First-come, first-serve pending Scoutmaster approval.  $100.00 deposit required when signing up.

NOTE: Preference will be given to uniformed adults, the activity coordinator, committee members, and then other adults.


Sign up at this site:  https://sites.google.com/a/troop33.org/www/activities/2018/philmont_2018



Reminder: Sign-ups are open for Camp Oljato!


Details here

Dates 7/02/17 - 7/08/17

Cost $500 through March 31; $515 April 1 through June 10.

We have space for 50 Scouts and 6 adults.


Payment schedule.

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

January 31, 2017 - deposit $100

March 31, 2017 - balance of camp fees $400 (early bird)

April 1 – June 10, 2017 - $415

http://www.pacsky.org/Camps/Oljato


Reminder: Calling all Future Troop Guides!

Scouts,  are you looking to boost your leadership skills and give back to the troop?

Have you been a Den Chief and would like to move up to the next level? Are you looking for a new Position of responsibility?

At the end of March the troop will be getting a bumper crop of first year scouts joining the troop.

Mr. Rutner, Mr. Poppitz and Mr. Stanley need  to find new troop guides for the incoming firsties in 2017.


If you are up for the challenge, contact any of the first year ASM’s

Mr. Tom Poppitz poppitz@comcast.net, Mr. Stanley Peter.stanley@sap.com,  Mr. Rutner Ross Rutner ross.rutner@gmail.com.


You can also come speak with us during any meeting.


Reminder: Attention Star Scouts needing EDGE training!


For Star scouts who want to work on their EDGE training, we have a couple of opportunities coming up.  If you are interested, please send me an email and I will place your name on a list.  As spots open up, I will fill those spots with the scouts on the list.


Two opportunities coming up involve navigation (Second class requirement 3a and 3d).  If you are interested in training scouts in these requirements, please send an email to:


jkim94024@gmail.com


The dates are being finalized but should be in mid-January and March.


Jun Kim

T33 ASM


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 sundeep.gupta@gmail.com by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition.


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