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T33 Weekly Blast: February 18, 2019

posted Feb 17, 2019, 6:57 PM by Tad Hofmeister   [ updated Feb 17, 2019, 6:58 PM ]

T33 Weekly Blast: February 18, 2019

February 19: Winter Recess, no troop meeting

February 24: Mtn. Bike ride: Cutter to the Sea

February 26: Board of Review

March 9: Mt. Tamaulipas (Rim Rover Patch Hiking Series)

March 16: Año Nuevo Guided Elephant Seal Walks

April 6: Mount Wittenberg (Rim Rover Patch Hiking Series)

June 15-June 22: Camp Emerald Bay (2 spots now open)

July 7- July 13 - Camp Oljato

Reminder: Board of Review

The next Board of Review is on February 26th, 2019. Scouts wanting a Board of Review should send Mrs. Hongjun Zhu at a note by Feb 14th. Scouts are encouraged to request their own review. Parent volunteers are needed! Please email if you can help.

This is a great way to volunteer with the troop, as well is a lot of fun. No prior experience needed. Thanks a lot!

Mountain Biking - Cutter-to-the-Sea - Sunday - February 24, 2019

Activity Page Link

This is a perfect ride if you are working on your Cycling Merit Badge. It qualifies for the 22-mile bike ride requirement. Even if you’re not going for the merit badge, this will be a fun trip.

The Santa Cruz mountains area is wonderful scenery for mountain biking. You will have the opportunity to ride a 35+ mile downhill mountain bike ride from Cutter Scout Reservation all the way down to the sea at Waddell Beach.

NOTE: This ride is 35 miles in length total down a steep fire road with many ruts, ditches, tree roots, and rocks.  You must have intermediate level bike handling skills on dirt trails in order to successfully navigate this trail. This trail is rough and fun, are you up to the challenge?!

Activity coordinator: Doris Hsu /

Año Nuevo Guided Elephant Seal Walks

On Saturday, March 16, T33 scouts and chaperones are invited to go on a guided elephant seal walk at Año Nuevo State Park. The hikes are 3-4 miles over varied terrain and last about 2.5 hours. We will leave LAUMC at 8:00 am. Sign ups are available now at:

Activity coordinator: Amy Mendenhall /

Rim Rover Patch Hiking Series - various dates between December 15 and June 2019

Where: Check below for each hike, depending on group and weather; can be up to two hours away.

Who: Scouts and adults (Ages 10+ is recommended)

Cost:  FREE to hike, cost for gas.  Drivers will be reimbursed for gas, and will need to bring a lunch and water.

AC: Nicole Lilly

How: Sign up on the main troop activities page for the event.

SMIC:  Cameron Oates

Below are the dates for the hikes:

·                March 9th- Mt. Tamaulipas

·                April 6th- Mount Wittenberg

·                TBD- Mount St. Helena/Mount Diablo- overnight camping, possibly May or June

Meet at LAUMC at (depending on the hike) 5:30 am to 7:30 am.

Camp Emerald Bay - June 15- June 22, 2019

2 spots have opened up, please contact if you are interested

Northern Tier High Adventure

A message from Matthew Sturm (

If you are highly interested in being part of a Northern Tier High Adventure crew this summer, the activity page is now ready to accept responses in order to gauge interest and collect everyone's schedules. Please do this ASAP, and reach out to me if you have any questions. This process needs to move quickly, so please put hard thought into your availability and commitment!

For more details visit the activity page: Northern Tier High Adventure

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 Tad Hofmeister by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you!