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T33 Weekly Blast: Mar 5

posted Mar 5, 2018, 8:16 PM by Sundeep Gupta

Mar 10: Mourning Cave & Ziplining

Mar 13: BoR

April 6: Camporee

Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Sunday 15 Scouts newly elected or appointed to this term’s Positions of Responsibility attended Troop 33’s Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST).  They learned the duties and responsibilities of their new positions, hierarchy and function of the Troop Leadership chain, various leadership traits and characteristics, leadership tips, and how to identify and resolve bullying issues.  They had two outdoor team-building activities that were fun and helped to break up the time for classroom instruction. Big-time thanks to Doug MacLeod and Tom Poppitz for assisting in the instruction of the course, and for reviewing duty positions for each of the Scouts.

Please welcome and congratulate your new Troop 33 Leadership for the next six months:

SPL James Pampeyan

ASPL’s Jack Crane, Ryan Livengood, Kolby Pham, Alec Song, Ben Tice

JASM’s Andrew Marcopulos, Bryan Webb

Troop Guides Dominic Chang, Avery Chin, Jamieson DeAngelis, Andrew Fu, Casey Jones, Lincoln Mendenhall

Patrol Leaders Alexander Daltchev, Evan Fine, Trevor Stick

Quartermaster Paulo Chung

Scribe Carter Oates

Historian Michael Walker

Librarian Akshay Shivkumar

Bugler Kyle Hartunian

Chaplain’s Aide Alex Vastano

Webmaster Matthew Poppitz

OA Troop Rep Ameen Qureshi

This Tuesday

New First Year Program Scouts arrive and start their program!

Following announcements, we will conduct the swearing-in ceremony for all Scouts in new leadership positions.  After that, Troop 33 Scouts will welcome and play a Scout introduction game with the new First Year Program Scouts.

Main Troop – The theme for March is Camping, and Scouts will be completing knot-tying relays and a Pioneering project competition.

First Year Program first meeting will be informational and introducing the Scouts to the staff and Troop Guides.

Camp Oljato sign ups are live!  $100 Deposits are due NOW


SIGN UP!  Sooner the better so that our Troop can register scout names and secure their favorite Merit Badges!

Camp Dates: - July 8th – July 14th, 2018

Oljato is Pacific Skyline Council’s premier summer camp and a favorite destination of Troop 33.  The Troop returns every year to this picturesque camp on Huntington Lake in the Sierra Mountains. It offers aquatics, nature, handicrafts, shooting sports, horseback riding, log rolling, and water skiing.


An absolute MUST for First Year scouts as we integrate our FY skills / rank advancement with their Oljato program.    All Troop scouts, and even a few adult helpers welcomed.

Sign up now:

Cost:   $500 full payment by March 31st (Early Bird discount)

$525 if paid after March 31st

Deposit of $100 is due immediately upon signup to hold your spot

(Pay Online or write checks to "BSA Troop 33" with the scout’s name and “Oljato” in memo)

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

Rescheduled: Mourning Cave Tour and Ziplining Camping Trip  March 10

Head to California's historic Gold Country to have fun! There will be a variety of activities waiting for us:

1. Cave Adventure Tour (crawling tour) for those 12+ and in good physical condition

2.  Cave Walking Tour

3. Ziplining!

4. Tour the historic gold mining town Columbia, ride the coach etc.

5. At night, we will camp in the park.

Hope you all join!  

Click here to view and 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 Sundeep Gupta by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition.