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T33 Weekly Blast: June 5

posted Jun 5, 2017, 11:40 PM by Sundeep Gupta   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 11:47 PM ]

T33 Weekly Blast: June 5



June 6: End of Year Family Picnic, Last Meeting of Year.


Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast



Sunday we celebrated the advancement for three of our newer Troop 33 Eagles in an Eagle Court of Honor.  The Eagle Scouts are Colin Dickerson, Max Drummond, and Anand Kulandaivelu.  A good friend of these Scouts from Troop 37 also participated in the ceremony, Matthew Schmidt.  The ceremony was held at the Covington Elementary School, and it was conducted by our Eagle Advancement Coordinator, Robert Bowden.  William Stanley, Senior Patrol Leader, presided, and Alan Cyron administered the Eagle Oath.  Colin, Max and Anand passed the candles to Joey Braun, Felix Boustead and Anthony Tam during the Passing of the Light ceremony.  Major thanks to Kimberly Dickerson for coordinating and setting up the entire ceremony, and Laurie Hartford and Tanya Maluf for providing and serving the refreshments.  We are so very proud of our Eagle Scouts!


This Tuesday


All members of the Troop will meet at Cuesta Park in Mountain View.  Look for us in the BBQ/Picnic table site on the Cuesta Drive side of the park (near the playground).  Do not meet at LAUMC.

This is our last meeting of the school year, which culminates with the family picnic and Court of Honor.  Also, please note it starts earlier at 6 pm.



End of the year Family Picnic


Please mark your calendars for June 6th, 5:30 PM at Cuesta Park for the annual Family Picnic and Court of Honor.  We all hope you and your entire family can come.  We’ll have our usual assortment of burgers and hot dogs with a vegetarian option.  Please sign up on the Scout website, one sign-up for each person coming.  The “other” category is for siblings.  Here is the link:


Family Picnic - June 6, 2017 - BSA Troop 33 - Los Altos, CA


We need parents/scouts to help with Cooking, Set up, Clean up and Shopping.  Please sign up using the above link.  Also, depending on your last name, we ask that you bring the following food to share:


A-H - please bring a side dish

I - P - please bring a dessert

Q - Z - please bring a salad


We have reserved sites 1-4 at Cuesta Park.  Here is a link to the map in case you can’t find all the little scouts running around. ‎


Can’t wait to see you all there!


Nancy Webb & Elaine Blasing (Any typo’s are my fault)






Join us for camping and hiking in Yosemite!

Amy Mendenhall


  • We're going Labor Day weekend (September 2-4)

  • Families and siblings are welcome (although we'll give preference to scouts)

  • We have secured campsites for 90 participants, so we hope to accommodate all that are interested.

  • We're *not* leaving on Friday night with everyone else in the Bay Area.  Instead, we're leaving early on Saturday morning, Sept 2, and returning Monday Sept 4.

  • There will be time for everyone to do two day hikes before coming back on Monday

  • Experienced scouts, instead of hiking Half Dome, will be able to hike Cloud's Rest, an epic ridge that looks down on Half Dome or another hike such at Mt. Dana, yet to be determined.


  • Tuolumne Meadows is in the high country of Yosemite National Park. More info here.

  • it is much less crowded than the valley and a totally different experience than the valley, if you have not been before it is worth coming up to see why we visit the park each fall.


Sign up here

Reminder: Philmont 2018 Interest Sign-Up is Open



  • Age limit (prior to participation)

    • Scouts must be at least 14 years of age OR

    • Scouts must be at least 13 years of age AND completed 8th grade

    • See Philmont Crew Requirements, requirements cannot be relaxed.

  • Scouts must be First Class or higher by June 1, 2018 (Troop 33 requirement)

  • Must be in top physical condition 

    • Must meet Philmont health/medical requirements

    • Must be able to carry a 30-40lb backpack 5-14 miles a day for 12 days at 6,500'-12,441' over rugged terrain for a total of 50-75 miles

    • Must participate in a physical training program 

  • Must participate in 4 mandatory shakedown outings (1 day hike and 3 backpacking trips) 

  • Must attend all monthly planning meetings 

  • Must meet with Scoutmaster and be approved

NOTE: First-come, first-serve pending Scoutmaster approval.  $100.00 deposit required when signing up.

NOTE: Preference will be given to uniformed adults, the activity coordinator, committee members, and then other adults.


Sign up at this site:


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.