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T33 Weekly Blast: Mar 12

posted Mar 13, 2018, 8:52 AM by Sundeep Gupta   [ updated Mar 13, 2018, 2:54 PM by Chris Webb ]

Mar 13: BoR

Mar 18: Shakedown hike

April 6: Camporee

April 28: Cage cleanout

Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Welcome all new First Year Program Scouts, parents and families to Troop 33!  We are very happy and thrilled to having your joined the Troop 33 family and look forward to many fun and exciting adventures together!

I want to take this opportunity to remind both Scouts and parents of the importance of not only wearing the Scout uniform, but wearing it properly.  Properly means the uniform fits and is clean, it has the appropriate patches to include the patch of office (and if you are no longer in a position of responsibility, that patch of office is removed – it is not fair to the Scout that now occupies that position that someone else is wearing it too) and the current rank, neckerchief with slide or using a friendship knot (or Scout bolo tie), Scout pants or shorts with belt or self-belt, and Scout socks.  The green BSA baseball-style hat is optional by highly encouraged for First Year Scouts (it identifies them as “Firsties”), and optional for Main Troop Scouts. Hats and outerwear should be of a BSA nature (e.g.: Scout camp or event related). If you come to a meeting wearing another type of hat or jacket/sweatshirt to the meeting, that is OK, but you will need to leave them off during the meeting because putting them back on makes you not in uniform anymore.  Be proud of being a Boy Scout and what the uniform represents.

   Members of the Order of the Arrow – Tuesday’s meeting is an official OA event (OA Call-Out), so be sure to wear your OA sash! INCORRECT - OA Call-Out is March 20th. Do not wear sash tonight.

For Scouts newly elected or appointed to a Position of Responsibility that missed the ILST training on Sunday, March 4th, an abbreviated session will be taught on Tuesday, March 27th from 6 – 7:15 pm in Room 9, LAUMC.

This Tuesday

Following announcements, Scouts in new Positions of Responsibility that did not get sworn-in at last week’s meeting will conduct their oath, and then we will hold the OA Call-Out for Scouts elected on February 27th.  Election results were not announced after the election, so if you were on the eligibility list, you will want to be at the meeting to find out if you will be called out.

Main Troop – The theme for March is Camping, and Scouts will be conducting a timed Camping Gear Competition: Patrol Box unpack/pack; Tent erect/put away; Camping Stove - Boil Water.

First Year Program Scouts start into their requirements for earning the Scout rank.

Please send blast items to Fania

Fania Lazarov is your new communications coordinator. Please send blast items to Fania

Cage Cleanout Changed to April 28



Changed: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8am – 12pm Pacific Time


Changed: Creekside, LAUMC (map)

Philmont crews mandatory meeting this Wednesday


Mandatory meeting this Wednesday at 7pm Room 9 @ LAUMC

Parents asked to stay for first 15 min.

We will cover route selection, additional costs, upcoming hike and needs for more adult support.


Shakedown hike this Sunday, March 18.


Meet at LAUMC 10am then dive to site.

Signup at:

Reminder: Troop 33 has one more open committee position!

And we need your help. Please consider signing up for one of these open positions. Click the link to see a description of the position.


Please reply to Amy Mendenhall at for questions or to sign up.


Thank you to Margie Evangelista for volunteering to be our T33 Training Coordinator and to Fania Lazarov for volunteering to be the T33 Communications Coordinator.

Camporee Sign Ups early bird pricing ends March 20

What: Camporee Cutter

When: April 6 - 8, 2018

Where:    Cutter Scout Reservation

   2500 China Grade

   Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Who: All Troop 33 Scouts

Cost: Scouts - $57 early bird(by 03/20) / $67 late(after 03/20). Adults - $47 early bird(by 03/20) / $57 late(after 03/20).


SMIC: Cameron Oates

Activity Coordinator: Prachi Dandekar

Dress Code: Class A for Travel - Day of event TBD

Food: Will Be provided by Camp Staff!  

How: Click here to sign up

Reminder: Board of Review dates

Scouts wanting a Board of Review should send Mrs. Stanley at a note before the deadline.  Scouts are encouraged to request their own review.

Parent volunteers are also needed!


Court of Honor is March 27

April 17 with deadline to request April 4

May 22 with deadline to request May 9

Court of Honor is June 5



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 Fania Lazarov by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition.