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T33 Weekly Blast: Jan 27

posted Jan 27, 2014, 10:08 AM by Sundeep Gupta   [ updated Jan 27, 2014, 10:16 AM ]

Jan 27 Camp Oljato Sign ups are open

Feb 8 Girl Scout cookies service project

Feb 8-9 Beginning Backpacking trip (first years welcome!)

Feb 11 First Year Parent Orientation (incoming first year parents)

Feb 11 First Year Parent Transition (outgoing first year parents)

Feb 15 Shoreline service project

Feb 18 Last day to apply for Feb 25 BoR with Mrs Jeffries

Feb 25 Camp Oljato deposits ($185) due

Scoutmaster Update

Brent Browning

Saturday 21 Scouts met to continue work on the Cooking merit badge.  I heard they cooked a lot of different dishes.  They even cooked on backpacking stoves.  I did heard that some Scouts managed to make awful pancakes (how can you mess that up?!)

Sunday 30 Scouts and 12 Adults hiked 11.5 miles up Fifield-Cahill Ridge on their first Philmont shakedown hike.  The weather was gorgeous as we hiked through a 23,000 acre watershed owned by the San Francisco.  Our Scouts did a great job on this first hike with only a few hot-spots and sore shoulders.  I’ll bet they sleep well tonight...

Tomorrow Night

We will have a Court of Honor to recognize those Scouts who have advanced, earned merit badges, and other special awards.  Families are welcome and encouraged to attend.

PLC - THIS Tuesday @ 6pm

Greenbar Scouts remember to bring $5/person for dinner provided by Matthew Mellea.  We will be planning the Month of February.  This is your second-to-last PLC of this leadership term.

Camp Oljato July 6-12 Sign-ups are now open

Sign-ups are now open for Oljato 2014.  Sign up form is here.  Visit the website here for details.

We return every year to this picturesque camp on Huntington Lake, located in the Sierra Mountains south of Yosemite and north of Kings Canyon at 7000-8000 foot elevation, and accessible only by pontoon boat. The camp is about 240 miles away, a 5-6 hour drive by chartered bus. It offers complete aquatics on the beautiful lake, nature, handicrafts, and shooting sports areas.  Each year, Troop 33 reserves the Navajo Campsite, which houses the roughly 50 members of Troop 33 who attend. Days are spent working on merit badges such as woodcarving, mammal study, rifle shooting, canoeing and swimming, and free time is usually filled with card games, ball games and trips to the Trading Post. Meals are prepared by the amazing staff and served buffet style with plenty of options - no one walks away hungry. Sleeping arrangements include raised floor canvas tents that sleep 2.

Sounds like fun, right?!? It really is a wonderful opportunity to be immersed in boy scouts for a week. The scouts forge strong connections while enjoying a week full of adventure. They’ll arrive home smelly, dirty and with many stories to share. Please sign up quickly to reserve your spot! This is a popular camp with only a limited number of spots available, and we fill to capacity each year.  Interested adults should sign up as well. While preference is given to uniformed adult leaders, there are always a few additional adult volunteers needed.  

Questions, or problems with sign-up? Please feel free to contact Deborah Schueren

Reminder: Sign-ups for Troop Guide are open!

Mr Kim

The Troop Guide position is an important and rewarding leadership role within the troop.  You will be leading, teaching, and guiding incoming First Year scouts on their Trail to First Class - while setting a good example for them - as your Troop Guide did for you.  You will also participate in ILST and become a member of the PLC.

To be considered:

  • Read the description of the position

  • Need to be First Class or higher

  • Have spent at least 12 months with the main troop by March.  

  • Previous PoR experience is also needed (Den Chief / Patrol Leader / Senior Patrol experience very helpful).

  • Speak with Mr Kim during the next two troop meetings to be considered for the position.

Please note that this is a year-long commitment (March 2014 to March 2015) and requires regular attendance of First Year outings and troop meetings. Sign-ups will close on Jan 29th, with the decisions being announced that week. Please contact Mr Kim with any questions.

Reminder: Den Chiefs Needed!

This is a great way to earn leadership credit, while helping out our local cub scouts and it’s not too late to sign up as Den Chief !

Bear Den 5 in Pack 426 (3rd graders) has an opening for a den chief. They generally meet 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 4:30-5:30pm in Sunnyvale.

If you're interested, please contact Mr Blasing

Reminder: Are you 8th grade or above?  Do you like cookies?  

Hello scouts --  On February 8,  the Girl Scouts service unit of this area will be receiving their shipment of cookies, and we need lots of help loading them into cars, trucks and minivans.  

To reward your hard work, you will receive service hours and, of course, cookies to snack on!  

Mr. Cyron will lead this effort.  Please sign up here.

We’ll meet at Loyola School just prior to your shift, and you’ll be assigned to a team to move cookies.  Please remember to wear your scout uniform, and we’ll be outside, so dress appropriately for the weather.

Mrs. Kolstad will be collect activity consent forms at the next few meetings.   Thanks in advance for your help!  Questions?  Ask Mrs. Kolstad

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.