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T33 Weekly Blast: May 12

posted May 12, 2014, 9:15 AM by Sundeep Gupta

May 13 Monte Bello mountain biking

May 16-18 Pt. Reyes backpacking

May 24 Service flag placement

May 27 BoR. Last day to sign up is May 20th.

Scoutmaster Update

Chris Webb

Saturday, Mr. Narog took 11 Scouts and 4 adults on a tour of Alcatraz Island.  It was an outstanding day both for the weather and the tour.  The Scouts ended the day with some time at Pier 39.  Did someone say chocolate?  Mr. Browning led two Philmont preparatory hikes, one on Saturday and another on Sunday.  These Scouts should be more than ready for their Philmont experience which is only 36 days away.  Also on Sunday, Mr. Gabrielson and Mr. Coolen did another check-out ride for five Scouts so they can go on Tuesday’s Monte Bello mountian bike ride.

THIS Tuesday

There is NO regular Troop meeting this Tuesday.  The Monte Bello mountain bike ride is Tuesday - pizza will be provided to those who ride at the end of trip.  Please see the activities page for details where to meet and pick up the Scouts that have signed up to go.

Service Project Hours credit

May 24th - Memorial Day Flag Placement at the Golden Gate National Cemetery.  This will be the last Troop organized service project you can earn service hours for (except any Eagle project that may come up before the end of the school year).  Sign-up on the Activities page of the Troop web site.

Monthly Committee Meeting Wednesday May 14th 7:30PM

Alan Cyron

Agenda will include a Scoutmaster Update, Financial Review, Volunteer needs and other topics.

All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend at 460 Pine Lane Los Altos.

Hmmn, I wonder…

Gear Recommendations

Do you have a birthday coming up?  Getting ready for your first campout?  There are several critical pieces of gear that will help you enjoy your outdoor experience.  See

Trail to Eagle

Are you a Life Scout and wondering what is next?  Check out our “Trail to Eagle” section on our website which has a ton of great information to help you through the process.  See


Wondering what activities are coming up?  See then click on the links for details and sign-ups!

Rank Requirements

Wondering where you can find the rank requirements online?  How about videos that walk you through each Trail to First Class requirement?  See

Reminder: Have you signed up for Pt. Reyes Backpacking Trip - May 16 - 18?

This is an intermediate backpacking trip for the main troop.  Spend Friday night at Samuel P. Taylor State Park, and then depart Saturday morning for Wildcat Camp.  Saturday evening may included a sunset walk to Alamere Falls!  The cost is $25 per person, and food will be purchased separately.  There are only 20 spots, so sign up soon. Click here for more details.

Activity consent forms are due to Mrs. Kolstad by Tuesday, May 12th!

Janet kolstad

Reminder: Signups open for Philmont Shakedown for 618-T1 and 717-N

Signups are now open for the Sunol to Del Valle shakedown on May 30 to June 4.

You will find all the important info along with the link to sign up here:

Please remember that this is a MANDATORY shakedown hike.  

All 618-T1 and 717-N crew members are expected to participate.

Reminder: Memorial Day Weekend Flag Placement - Saturday, May 24

Join us for this important annual event for scouts and their families to honor the memory of those men and women who have served our country.  We will meet early Saturdaymorning at LAUMC to drive up to Golden Gate National Cememtery and will return by noon.  All Scouts, friends and families are welcome to participate.  We willl need parent drivers!

Click here for more details. and to sign up or contact Cindy Labuda for more details.

Reminder: Registration now open to attend the 2015 World Jamboree.

Tuesday, July 28, to Saturday, August 8, 2015

Kirara-hama, Japan

In 2015, more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.  Our Council has a strong tradition of sending many of our scouts to the World Jamboree as part of contingent troops.  Several of our adults have been selected to serve in leadership positions and registration for scouts is now open. Scouts and Venturers applying to attend the 23rd World Scout Jamboree as part of the Boy Scouts of America's contingent must be between 14 and 17 years of age at the time of the Jamboree. Interested scouts are strongly encouraged to sign up immediately  At this point, a $250 deposit is required. The total cost to attend the 2015 World Scout Jamboree as part of the Boy Scouts of America's contingent is $5,750, which includes round-trip airfare; the registration fee paid to the Scout Association of Japan; a two- to three-day tour of Japan; lodging; ground transportation; meals; troop equipment, including tents and cots; items provided to each participant including a duffel bag, day pack, neckerchiefs, and contingent patches; shipping of equipment to Japan; insurance; and other costs.

For additional information contact Art Bernstein, Pac Sky International Chairman and World Jamboree Scoutmaster for previous Jamborees in England and Sweden.. or 408 299 1358

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.