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T33 Weekly Blast: Jan 2

posted Jan 3, 2017, 8:56 AM by Sundeep Gupta

Jan 4: Deadline to request for Jan 17 BoR

Jan 7: Cooking Merit Badge "Camp Cooking Session"

Jan 13: Los Angeles MLK trip

Jan 21: Go Karting

Feb 12: Scout Sunday

Scoutmaster Update

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Happy New Year, Scouts and families!  No matter what else happens, 2017 is going to be a GREAT Scouting year – we have so much to look forward to and experience.

This Tuesday

The theme for January is Winter Activities, and for the first meeting the Main Troop will be having short discussions and demonstrations on winter gear and techniques.  Snowshoeing is one of the activities for Tuesday.

First Year Scouts will be back to their Trail to First Class requirement training and demonstration.

MLK trip to Los Angeles: Signups open

Jian Li

MLK weekend trip is to Los Angeles. Sign-ups are open. Activity page is here, signup here.


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]

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.

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