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T33 Weekly Blast: March 4

posted Mar 4, 2019, 2:26 PM by Tad Hofmeister

T33 Weekly Blast: March 4, 2019



March 9: Conservation Service Project: McClellan Ranch

March 9: Mt. Tamaulipas (Rim Rover Patch Hiking Series)

March 16: Año Nuevo Guided Elephant Seal Walks

April 6: Mount Wittenberg (Rim Rover Patch Hiking Series)

June 15-June 22: Camp Emerald Bay

July 7- July 13: Camp Oljato

July 6 -July 17: Northern Tier High Adventure



Conservation Service Project  - March 9, 2019

Service hours is a requirement for most scout rank advancement and to reach Life Scout, at least 3 hours of this service must be conservation-related.

What: Conservation Project - MCCLELLAN RANCH PRESERVE in Cupertino
When: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9am - noon (TO BE FINALIZED)
Where: McClellan Ranch Reserve. The address is 22221 McClellan Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014
What to Wear/Bring: Please bring plenty of water, a snack, sunscreen, and of course a good attitude. You will be required to wear long pants and close-toe shoes. Layers/long sleeves and a hat are also recommended. All other equipment will be provided.

We are hoping to finalize the time shortly. To sign up, please go to the activity page:
https://sites.google.com/a/troop33.org/www/activities/2019/conservation_project-mcclellan_ranch_preserve_in_cupertino


Activity coordinator: Jessica Chang (jessicachang14@yahoo.com)



Northern Tier High Adventure


Would you like to canoe the boundary waters of northern Minnesota this summer on a BSA high adventure? Learn more at the activity site or sign up now, and let Matthew Sturm and/or the Scoutmasters know.

NOTE: It is no longer likely that Northern Tier will happen next summer in 2020 because of Philmont; therefore, NOW is the time to commit to a Northern Tier wilderness canoeing adventure.

NOTE #2: if you are currently signed up for Oljato 2019 but would like to do this Northern Tier trip, you will NOT be penalized for switching!

Planned trip for Summer 2019:

Trip Length: 9 days on water
Minimum time away from home: July 6th – 17th
Rough schedule: Travel on the 6th, Arrive to base 1pm on the 7th, on-water on the 8th, off-water on the 16th, travel home on the 17th.
Canoeing Adventure:
2 “sister” crews from Troop 33
Minimum of 2 adults per crew
3-6 scouts per crew
One crew will start at the Atikokan base in Ontario, Canada, and the other crew will start at the Ely, MN base. Crews will SWAP PLACES by travelling a minimum of ~130-140 miles over the water & land in the North Woods. The exact route and on-water adventure is for each crew’s scouts to decide – this is YOUR adventure. Northern Tier’s guide and the adults will offer thoughts and advice, but the plan is yours.
Cost: on par with a Philmont trip, so think ~$1,500 total!


For more details visit the activity page: Northern Tier High Adventure


Or contact Matthew Sturm, the SMIC (matt.d.sturm@gmail.com)


Año Nuevo Guided Elephant Seal Walks


On Saturday, March 16, T33 scouts and chaperones are invited to go on a guided elephant seal walk at Año Nuevo State Park. The hikes are 3-4 miles over varied terrain and last about 2.5 hours. We will leave LAUMC at 8:00 am. Sign ups are available now at:

https://sites.google.com/a/troop33.org/www/activities/2019/ano_nuevo


Activity coordinator: Amy Mendenhall / amylmendenhall@gmail.com



Rim Rover Patch Hiking Series - various dates between December 15 and June 2019


Where: Check below for each hike, depending on group and weather; can be up to two hours away.

Who: Scouts and adults (Ages 10+ is recommended)

Cost:  FREE to hike, cost for gas.  Drivers will be reimbursed for gas, and will need to bring a lunch and water.

AC: Nicole Lilly

How: Sign up on the main troop activities page for the event.

SMIC:  Cameron Oates


Below are the dates for the hikes:

·                March 9th- Mt. Tamaulipas

·                April 6th- Mount Wittenberg

·                TBD- Mount St. Helena/Mount Diablo- overnight camping, possibly May or June


Meet at LAUMC at (depending on the hike) 5:30 am to 7:30 am.



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 Tad Hofmeister tadtad@gmail.com by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you!


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