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T33 Weekly Blast: June 9

posted Jun 9, 2014, 6:44 PM by Sundeep Gupta

June 10 Family Picnic starting at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP (link below)

Scoutmaster Update

Chris Webb

Sunday we held another Eagle Court of Honor, this time for Cole Cummins, Alex Kolstad and Rohith Kuditipudi.  Although a bit warm in the sanctuary, it was a great event, with Doug Smith, member of the Los Altos School District Board as our Keynote speaker.  Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scouts!

There are two major changes at Camp Oljato this year, one with how we get to the camp this year (unfortunately, no boats), and the other the new rule about not wearing “logo” t-shirts.  If you’ve not reviewed the orientation slides, please do so using this link:

THIS Tuesday

Tuesday is our Family Picnic (actually a dinner), followed by our last Court of Honor until next fall.  The event starts at 5:30, with dinner at 6:15.  The CoH will start at 7:15.  This is at the Creekside Room.  If you haven’t signed up, make sure you do so now:  See you tomorrow night!

Family picnic this Tuesday!! Please RSVP if you haven’t

Janet Kolstad

Folks, the Troop 33 end of year picnic will be held thisTuesday, June 10th at LAUMC in the Creekside Room (just like our meetings), and begins at 5:30.  The food is provided by the Pasta Market - there will be pasta - both traditional and gluten free, salad, garlic bread and even dessert!  This will be the last Court of Honor before the summer camps!  Don’t miss it - it should be spectacular!  Please RSVP with the link below so that we know how many folks to expect!

Hospitality Coordinator Position open

Kathleen McGall

We have an opening for one of two of these positions Please see description of Hospitality Coordinator at this link.

The two coordinators work together at each of the four Eagle Courts of Honor held each year.

Contact Kathleen McGall if you are interested or if you have questions.

Reminder: Signups are now open for the San Francisco Giants game!

We will be going via Cal Train to see the Giants on Sunday, August 17.

We only have 25 tickets, this is a popular event each year so sign up quickly at the following link:

Questions contact Mr. Stanley or Mr. Narog.

The Troop web site is a great resource to learn about...


Wondering what activities are coming up?  See then click on the links for details and sign-ups!


Want to see the Troop calendar for the next week/month/year?  See

If you have a smart phone you can subscribe to the Troop 33 calendar using ICAL, see instructions at the bottom of the page.


Did you accidentally delete the blast from last week?  See

Ten Essentials

Every Scout knows that there is a list of ten items that should be brought to any outdoor activity.  The BSA now calls it the “Scout Outdoor Essentials” but most know them as the “Ten Essentials”.  Find a list on our website along with handy tips and recommendations.  See

Camping Checklist

Are you wondering what you should pack for the next campout?  Look no farther, we have a detailed checklist based on the Camping merit badge pamphlet.  See

Backpacking Checklist

Headed into the wilderness on a backpacking trip?  We have a checklist for you!  Based on the Philmont summer packing list but slimmed this is a time-tested and proven checklist.  See

Gear Recommendations

Do you have a birthday coming up?  Getting ready for your first campout?  There are several critical pieces of gear that will help you enjoy your outdoor experience.  See

Merit Badge Counselors

Looking for a merit badge counselor?  We are fortunate to have many counselors for Eagle-required and elective merit badges in Troop 33.  See

Merit Badges

Wondering how to fill out a blue card (must be done before you take the merit badge)?  Where to find the requirements?  See

Troop Leadership

Who is your Patrol Advisor?  Who is your Troop Guide?  See

Rank Requirements

Wondering where you can find the rank requirements online?  How about videos that walk you through each Trail to First Class requirement?  See

Uniform and Patches

Wondering what a “Class A” uniform is?  See

Wondering where to sew that patch?  See

Troop Roster

How can I contact my Patrol members?  See

Positions of Responsibility

First Class, Star, and Life Scouts need to serve in a position of responsibility as part of their rank advancement.  For more information about the various positions, their duties, and the “rubric” that explains Troop 33 expectations see

Scoutmaster Conference

Are you ready to advance to the next rank?  First you must have a Scoutmaster Conference with your Patrol Advisor.  He will review everything to make sure you are ready.  See for more details.

Board of Review

Are you ready to advance to the next rank?  After your Scoutmaster Conference you need to contact our Board of Review Coordinator, Mrs. Jeffries, to be scheduled.  See for more details.


PoR?  ASPL?  ILST?  LNT?  PLC?  Confused by all the acronyms?  See

Frequently Asked Questions

At first Boy Scouts might be a bit overwhelming unless you have been exposed to it before.  We put together an “FAQ” in an attempt to help with any confusion.  See

Trail to Eagle

Are you a Life Scout and wondering what is next?  Check out our “Trail to Eagle” section on our website which has a ton of great information to help you through the process.  See

How can I help?

We are a volunteer organization and always need help.  In fact, every family is expected to help in at least two ways.  For more information about the manyvolunteer roles and their responsibilities see

Ten Essentials

Every Scout knows that there is a list of ten items that should be brought to any outdoor activity.  The BSA now calls it the “Scout Outdoor Essentials” but most know them as the “Ten Essentials”.  Find a list on our website along with handy tips and recommendations.  See

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.