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T33 Weekly Blast: Mar 16

posted Mar 16, 2015, 12:27 PM by Sundeep Gupta

Mar 17: Pico Blanco payment ($100) & forms due, Safety briefings

Mar 17:  March BoR

Mar 21: Go Carting

Mar 24: Camp Oljato final payment due ($300)

Mar 27: Shooting Sports

April 8: Last date to request for April 21 BoR

Scoutmaster Update

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Friday night Alan and Linda Cyron and my wife Nancy and I attended the Stanford District Annual Dinner to honor the Scouts and adult volunteers and uniformed leader that received the 2014 Scout of the Year and Flame of Leadership awards for Troop 33.  Congratulations to Andrew Aguilar, Jeremy Binkley and Matthew Mellea as our Scouts of the Year, and Mattie Coolen, Kimberley Dickerson and Kathleen McGall for their Flame of Leadership awards.  Great people all!

Saturday the Troop conducted a Merit Badge Midway with over 40 Scouts in attendance.  Lots of appreciation to Craig Pampeyan and Deborah Schueren for coordinating and setting this up, and a big thank you to the counselors who spent their Saturday morning presenting the classes:  Elaine Blasing, Kristen Kim, Doug MacLeod, Ted and Alex Marcopulos, Craig Pampeyan, Brett Pauly and Peter Stanley. Your dedication and commitment to the Scouts is commendable.

Sunday, Mike Galles and Julie Showalter conducting  the Swimming Merit Badge for five Scouts. Thank you very much!

Upcoming Activities:

Go Carting - March 21st

Camping/Shooting Sports – Pico Blanco, March 27th through 29th.

Intermediate/Advanced level Backpacking Trip, Big Sur, April 9th through 12th.

THIS Tuesday

Order of the Arrow Call Out.  Board of Review.  First Year Scouts really start their new First Year Program.  Main Troop will be involved in the E-Prep MB mobilization drill, and then will conduct a Shark Tank competition.

Flame of Leadership Award

Alan Cyron

At last Friday's Stanford District Awards dinner, Mattie Coolen, Assistant Scoutmaster, Kimberly Dickerson, Eagle Court of Honor Coordinator and Kathleen McGall, Volunteer Coordinator were recognized for their many years of outstanding service to our Scouts, our Troop and Scouting.  Please join me in congratulating this years recipients.    

Monthly Committee Meeting Wednesday March 18th 7:30PM 460 Pine Lane Los Altos

Alan Cyron

Agenda will include a Scoutmaster and First Year update, , a Financial Review and other topics.  All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  

Shooting Sports campout payments & safety briefing

Campout March 27-29, 2015:

Safety Briefings

ALL Scouts AND Adults MUST attend the following mandatory safety briefings:

  • 6th Graders: 30 minute Rifle

  • 7th-8th Graders: 30 minute Rifle + 30 minute Shotgun

  • Ages 14+: 30 minute Shotgun + 30 minute Pistol

Tuesday, March 17th

  • 6:00 - 6:30pm - 30 minute Shotgun

  • 6:45 - 7:15pm - 30 minute Rifle

Tuesday, March 24th

  • 6:00 - 6:30pm - 30 minute Shotgun

  • 6:45 - 7:15pm - 30 minute Pistol

March BoR is March 17

Tuesday is Board of Review night!  

The following scouts are scheduled for a review.  Please remember to wear your uniform, neat and complete as possible.  Also bring your Scout Handbook.

Andy Arledge-Second class

Kyler Blasing-Life

Justin Cai-Star

Gian Coolen-Life

Evan Fine-First Class

Winn Hartford-Life

Drishaan Jain-Life

Darius Kafayi-Star

Jared Khan-Life

Joshe Kim-First Class

Jack Pauly-Star

Ameen Qureshi-Second Class

Harrison Schachter-Star

William Stanley-Life

Robert Stanley-First Class

Austin Townsend-Life

Board of Reviews will start after announcements, in rooms 7, 8 and 9.  Thank you to the many parents who have volunteered to help as well.  

Please let  Marilyn Stanley (at know if your schedule has changed.

Next Board of Board of Review will be April 21.  Deadline is April 8 to request one.


Reminder: Activity Coordinator and Other Volunteer Position open

Kathleen McGall

A big thank you to everyone who has signed up already. Just a couple first year activities require ACs. We also have an important  position open.

Please sign up even if you have never been an AC. You will be trained. Link to signups is at the top of the activities page.

This is a critical role for our troop to be able to offer as many activities as we do. Plus each family is expected to volunteering two types of roles every year and this role will fulfill one of your volunteer roles for the troop. An AC is required to sign up for one event per year. Also as an AC you or your scout do not need to attend the event. If we do not get an AC for an activity we will need to cancel it.

Activities requiring AC:

1. First Year Bedwell Park Orienteering (5/9)

2. First Year Swimming (5/30)

3. 2016 Northern Tier AC needs replacement ASAP

Additional position:

1. Medical Records Co-Coordinator (please see the description at this link Medical Records Coordinator)

This position will be shared with our current medical records coordinator.

Please sign up to help!  Thank you!  Please contact Kathleen McGall if you are interested in the Medical Records Co-Coordinator position or have any volunteer-related questions. If you do not see an activity on the AC signup page, please let me know of your AC interest.

Reminder: Emerald Bay Campers: Please make your merit badge selections

Instructions were mailed out to all campers. Questions can be directed to Judy Bergwerk (

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.