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T33 Weekly Blast: Mar 30

posted Apr 6, 2015, 8:43 AM by Sundeep Gupta

[posted late to the web site]

April 7: Spring Break. No troop meeting

April 8: Last date to request for April 21 BoR

April 9: Big Sur backpacking

April 18: First year campout

April 24: Sweetwood beach camping

Scoutmaster Update

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

OK, here I go, a total pun on this weekend’s premier event – we had a blast!  33 Scouts and 11 adults stayed at Camp Pico Blanco, a BSA camp in the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council, on the south fork of the little Sur River in Monterey County.  The Scouts were able to shoot rifles (low-power and high power), shotguns, pistols (low-power) and muzzle-loaders. NRA-certified instructors ran the ranges under the supervision of a BSA National Camping School Director who runs the ranges for Camp Pico Blanco.  The Scouts were also able to shoot arrows on the Archery Range, as well as throw tomahawks.  On the shotgun range, the Scouts were able to test their skills against four different types of traps, some with pleasant surprises.  The Scouts had a great time, showed how skilled they were, and followed all range instructions and safety requirements very well.  They prepared their own meals and enjoyed the great weather we had.  A very special thank you to Brent Browning for setting up the whole event with the shooting staff and Camp Pico Blanco, and to Rick Valestra for being the Activity Coordinator.  Also, thanks to the adults who drove, prepared the meals for the adults (yum, yum, yummy!), and overall help.  Finally a shout out to Brandon Le, Scout-in-Charge, for doing a great job with his Patrol Leaders to keep the Scouts moving to the events and being on time, cooking, and completing a great camp clean up at the end.

Reminder:  there is no Troop Meeting, Tuesday, April 7th due to Spring Break.

Upcoming Activities:

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

First Year Campout, April 18th and 19th.

Beach Camping at Sweetwood, Half Moon Bay, April 24th through 26th.

THIS Tuesday

All Scouts will participate in the Court of Honor.

First Year Camp Out, April 18-19

Rick Valestra

CORRECTION:  Cost: $30

For those who already gave Rick Valestra checks, please issue a new check for $30.

Go to  for details and to sign up.

Signups for Sweetwood beach camping April 24 are open

Want to camp by the beach and listen to the ocean waves at night? Click on this link for details

Reminder:  Adult Volunteer Positions open

Kathleen McGall

Thank you everyone! The Activity Coordinator (AC) positions are now assigned for this year. We still have a very important position currently open.

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.

Head's up on a position starting at the end of the summer for first year parents:

First Year advancement coordinator: This position will work with our Advancement Coordinator and cover the advancement needs for the first year scouts.

Please contact Kathleen if you are interested in any of these. Thank you!

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.