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T33 Weekly Blast: Jan 5

posted Jan 5, 2015, 1:25 PM by Sundeep Gupta

Jan 6: First troop meeting of the new year

Jan 13: BoR

Jan 15, 24: Cooking Merit Badge

Jan 16: MLK trip

Scoutmaster Update

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Welcome to 2015, everybody!  I hope the New Year has started out well for you, and that you and your families had a wonderful holiday break, enjoying the festivities, reconnecting with family and friends, and celebrating all that is dear to you.

January is a very busy month, starting with the two Cooking Merit Badge classes this Saturday and on the 25th, the Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday, the 11th, the Sacramento trip over the Martin Luther King weekend, and the Main Troop Court of Honor, Tuesday the 27th.  For details on some of these events, please see the announcements below.  Also, on the 31st is the Council Merit Badge Midway, which many Scouts have signed up for.

The Cake Auction at the last meeting in December was a resounding success that raised well over $500.00 for UNICEF.  Thank you to all the Scouts that baked and brought cakes, and to all of you that bid on and won the cakes.

THIS Tuesday

The theme for January is Snow Sports, and the Main Troop will be learning and conducting winter specific first aid training and stations.  First Year Scouts will continue finishing up their achievements for advancement towards First Class.

Sign up by Jan 6 for BoR on Jan 13

Marilyn Stanley

The next Board of Review will be held on Jan 13th. Scouts, please sign up by Jan 6th (tomorrow) with Mrs Stanley.


Be a Troop Guide

Peter Stanley

Looking for a new leadership position?

We are actively recruiting new first year scouts and we will need troop guides to help lead them.

The position run from March to March. You must be First Class or higher rank. This is a great way to teach the firsties and guide them to first class.

A description of the position can be found here

Please check in with Mr. Stanley at a troop meeting or email him for more information

Cooking Merit Badge Workshop

Kimberly Dickerson

Star and Life scouts on the Eagle trail join us for a Cooking Merit Badge Workshop to earn this Eagle required badge.  The workshop will be held over 2 days and participation is required for all complete the badge:  

  • Saturday, January 10th 9:00pm-4:00pm

  • Saturday, January 24th 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost:  $60

Sign up here.

Submit your payment and BSA activity form to Kimberly Dickerson at the December 16th Troop meeting.

Sacramento MLK Trip

Barbara Mein

What: Sacramento MLK Trip

When: January 17 - 19, 2015

Who: All Troop 33 Scouts

Where: Sacramento, CA

Cost: $150.00


SMIC: Art Bernstein

AC: Barbara Mein

How: Click here to sign up

Here are some of the things we are planning:

Our time in Sacramento will be a fabulous historic trip!

Sign up for Emerald Bay. Spots are limited.

Judy Bergwerk

Camp Emerald Bay is an award-winning premier camp destination for over 4500 Boy Scouts each summer.  It is located on the west end of Santa Catalina Island 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. Scouts can earn merit badges, pet a shark at the Pennington Marine Science Center, snorkel/canoe/kayak in beautiful coves, hike, stargaze during Emerald Bay's signature overnight experience War Canoe, and so much more!

Scouts have up to 3 merit badge or rank advancement opportunities.  Emerald Bay also offers other camp programs and troop bonding activities to choose from during free time.  For example, scouts can join Handicraft and Nature Staff during open sessions to stamp a leather belt, carve an original neckerchief slide, or hike.  Free time may be used to visit the Emerald Bay Ship's Store for scouting supplies, merit badge materials, souvenirs, and snacks/drinks.

Campers stay in 2-person wall tents (wooden platform to 2 cots/mattresses.)  Meals (salad bar and vegetarian options available) are provided in the newly remodeled Dining Hall.

Transportation (to/from Catalina Express Terminal in San Pedro, CA and boat ride to/from Catalina Island) is included in the ~$850 fee.  Our chartered bus will leave LAUMC on Sun, 6/14/2015, @ 3:30am and will return on Sat, 6/20/2015 @ 8:30pm (to be confirmed.)

Details and sign up links are here

Need a Position of Responsibility? Try Den Chief

Our Den Chief program is off to a great start this year!  13 scouts are currently working towards securing their Den assignments!  However, we continue to get requests for Den Chiefs from several local Packs.  We currently have at least another 3 opportunities, and probably more.   So if you're interested in being a Den Chief this year, please contact Mr. Blasing to get the ball rolling (

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.