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T33 Weekly Blast: June 1

posted Jun 1, 2015, 10:53 AM by Sundeep Gupta   [ updated Jun 8, 2015, 3:35 PM ]

June 9: Summer picnic

June 14: Camp Emerald bay

July 5: Camp Oljato

Scoutmaster Update

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

It is hard to believe, yet here we are at June 1st.  School is almost over, with many Troop 33 Scouts graduating from high school and heading off to college, a greater number of Scouts completing middle school and heading to high school, and all of the Troop’s activities for this year completed.  Troop 33 had over 30 major and minor activities, plus a Merit Badge Rally and Midway, and three separate merit badge courses between last September and this past weekend.  It has been an extremely busy and fun year (which seems to be the norm for this Troop!).  Next week we have our end-of-year picnic and Court of Honor, which is also our last meeting until August, when we resume Troop meetings again.  We will have one more Blast next Monday, and then we will not send out another until August, before the first meeting.  We will keep the web site updated throughout the summer.

For next week’s picnic, please be sure to look at the activity web page for the pot luck dish assignments and to sign up for grillers, and set up crews.

Saturday, Brent Browning completed his Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge class at Los Altos Rod and Gun Club and then at his home for three more Scouts (he ran an earlier class this month for a few other Scouts), and 20 of the First Year Scouts worked on their swimming requirements, which many of them completed.

THIS Tuesday

Main Troop will be conducting a scavenger hunt using their Boy Scout knowledge and skills to move between stations. First Year’s continue with achievements toward rank.

Sign ups open for end-of-year picnic on June 9, 5:30 to 8pm

Janet Kolstad

Folks, sign up for the troop’s annual end-of-year picnic to be held on Tuesday evening, June 9th, from 5:30 to 8pm.  This year, the picnic will be held in Shoup Park on University Ave in Los Altos.  We’ll have our usual assortment of burgers and hot dogs with a vegetarian option.  Families will be asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share, depending on the first letter of their last name:

A-H - please bring a side dish

I - P - please bring a salad

Q - Z - please bring a dessert

You can also sign up to be grillers, set up crew and shoppers (adult positions) as well as some scouts to help direct traffic soon - please sign up if you can help!

Sign up here:

May 26 Board of Review Results

Mrs Stanley

Congratulations to these scouts on their advancement in rank at the last Board of Review:

Ameen Qureshi - First Class

Andrea Barretta - Tenderfoot

Andrew Showalter - Star

Ben Tice - Star

Cameron Cummins - Star

Cole Cummins - Bronze Palm

Daniel Casares - Second Class

David Valestra - Tenderfoot

Jack Crane - First Class

Jack Monaco - Life

Jacob Pigg - Tenderfoot

Jad Maluf - Tenderfoot

James - Pampeyan Star

Justin Valestra - First Class

Karshin Gupta - Life

Liam Beisty - Tenderfoot

Matthew  Schueren - Life

Max Drummond - Life

Nathan MacLeod - Life

Nathaniel Wipfler - 2nd Bronze Palm

Nicolas Pugh - Tenderfoot

Sam Love - Tenderfoot

Travis Mayer - Bronze Palm

And a very big thank you to the parent volunteers who helped with the Board of Review.  

Rick Valestra, Sunny Song, Patti Pigg, Robin Livengood, Sundeep Gupta, Ann Reid, Brian Donahue, Craig Pampeyan, Zoe Hu, Terry Hahn, Ariel Faigon, Tanya Maluf, Julie Crane, Laurie Hartford, Alex Baretta, Michael Love

It was the largest group of scouts this year, and it would not have been accomplished without their help!

First year Swimming

Peter Stanley

On Saturday morning we had 20 scouts attend the 1st year swimming activity.

It was a great day hosted by the Stick Family at their club pool. We had 15 swimmers and 5 helper scouts.

They worked on second and first class swimming requirements, with most completing them.

And they all got a preview of what the swim test will be like at Camp Oljato, abet in warmer and clearer water.

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.