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T33 Weekly Blast: January 28

posted Feb 16, 2019, 5:16 PM by Fania Lazarov
February 9: K 9 Go Kart Racing

February 17: Scout Sunday (date may change)

June 15-June 22: Camp Emerald Bay

July 7- July 13 - Camp Oljato

New Communications Coordinator

Tad Hofmeister is the new communications coordinator for troop 33 effective immediately. Please email all weekly updates for T33 Blast to Tad at

Scout Sunday - February 17th (tentative date)

Scout Sunday is an event hosted by LAUMC. This event is a way for scouts to earn service hours while getting in touch with and giving back to the community which has given us so much.

During the event scouts will be allowed to help at the service, of which there will be two, one at 8:30 AM and the other at 10:00 AM. Multiple roles will have to be fulfilled by the scouts. Scouts will usher in people, read short passages from the Bible and give a brief speech about the impact of scouting in their life.

More details about the exact date and sign up to follow…

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

Troop 33 is in Need of More Parent Volunteers!

Open positions include:

  • Treasurer (needed ASAP to get training from Judy Bergwerk)

  • Recruiting co-chair (will work with Julie Crane)

These committee positions are especially important for T33 to function. The parents who have been doing them all have kids who are either aging out or not continuing with scouting.

Please contact Amy Mendenhall at for more information on each open position.

Activity Coordinators Needed for Winter/Spring Events

We are looking for activity coordinators for the following events this winter:

  • Pinnacles Camping and Hiking (2/2/19 - 2/3/19)

  • Video Game Night (2/8/19) (this is a great choice for a new Activity Coordinator)

  • Bowling (2/23/19) (This is a great choice for a new Activity Coordinator)

  • Snow Caving/ Camping (3/2/19)

  • Conservation Project (3/9/19)

    • Philmont 2020 (We are looking for a parent who expects their scout to be  participating in Philmont 2020 to help coordinate this activity. We need to start collecting payments and signups for Philmont this month.)

Please contact Amy Mendenhall ( for more information on coordinating these events.

Personal Fitness Merit Badge - January 22nd after scout meeting

We are starting Fitness Testing January 27, and meet every other Sunday for 12 weeks.  Participation for all Fitness Testing is mandatory for the merit badge. Let's get up and move!

Requirements: First Class and above.  

Maximum: 15 scouts

Merit Badge Coordinator: Katie Jones

Sign ups and more details: Personal Fitness Merit Badge Sign Up

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:

·                December 15th— Mission Peak

·                February 2nd- Pinnacles

·                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.

K1 Go Kart Racing - February 9th at 3:30 pm

Reminder: Sign up for K1 Go Kart Racing!

Race with your friends before you even have a driver's license!


Cost: $47.50

Will have two groups:

  1. Between 4 feet and 4'10" tall

  2. Taller than 4'10"

NOTE: Each group needs to have 10 scouts minimum to have the activity.

  • No racing experience is required

  • Each racer will receive a short, mandatory briefing on kart operation, safety and track rules

Sign up today!

Camp Emerald Bay - June 15- June 22, 2019 (The Sat. after LASD schools end) - activity full. Please contact if you would like to be put on the waitlist)


Camp Oljato - July 7- July 13, 2019


Where: Huntington Lake in Lakeshore, CA (Fresno County)

Who: All Troop 33 Scouts

Cost: $525 ($200 non-refundable deposit due January 31st,  $325 balance due March 31st)


SMIC: Tom Poppitz

Activity Coordinator: Kim Carahasen

How: Click here to sign up

For any questions please contact Kim Carahasen at

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!