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T33 Weekly Blast: Jan 9

posted Jan 9, 2017, 3:04 PM by Sundeep Gupta

Jan 21: Go Karting

Feb 12: Scout Sunday

Scoutmaster Update

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Saturday, nine Scouts worked on their outdoor camping cooking skills at LAUMC for the Camping merit badge conducted by Kimberly Dickerson, Laurie Hartford and Brian Mellea.  Pop up shelters were in place so they could cook outdoors in the rain.  They all cooked egg and vegetable burritos for breakfast and Korean BBQ beef for lunch.  The Scouts kept giving Alan Cyron and me dishes of their fare for tasting.  Although filled up, both Alan and I kept on tasting and agreed they all cooked their meals very well and the food was tasty.  Great work Scouts!

Lost and Found!  We have quite a few items (some labeled with names, most not) left behind from meetings and some outings.  There will be two tables in Creekside with items placed on them for the next two meetings.  One with named items and one without.  Please look over what is there to see if your missing item can be reclaimed.  Any items left after next week’s meeting will be donated.

NOTICE:  Due to work conflicts, the MLK weekend Los Angeles Trip has been cancelled.  I apologize this trip did not work out and we will see if there is an alternative date to conduct this trip.

This Tuesday

The theme for January continues with Winter Activities, and for this meeting Mr. Pauly will be making a presentation on Snow Safety followed with snow shoe and plastic sled demonstrations/practice.

First Year Scouts continue their Trail to First Class requirement training and demonstration.

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, Mr. Stanley,  Mr. Rutner Ross Rutner

You can also come speak with us during any meeting.

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:

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

Jun Kim


Adventure Patrol Meeting this Tuesday

Scouts in Adventure patrol, please note that there will be a patrol meeting during this week’s meeting.

Adventure Patrol Leaders


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.

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.