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T33 Weekly Blast: May 29

posted May 30, 2017, 10:04 AM by Sundeep Gupta



May 30: Troop meeting at Loyola Elementary

June 6: End of Year Family Picnic


Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!  I hope you had very nice three days off, and were able to enjoy all we have to do in the bay area.  


On Saturday,37 Scouts participated in the annual Memorial Day Flag Placement at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno.  This is one way our Troop pays respect to the men and women of the armed forces that gave their lives in defense of our country and our freedoms to ensure we all can live in liberty.  We owe them so much.  Thanks to Jeff DeAngelis as the Scoutmaster-in-Charge and Nancy Webb as the Activity Coordinator.  Also, many thanks to the parents that drove and attended the service.



This Tuesday


All members of the Troop will meet at Loyola Elementary School in Los Altos.  Do not meet at LAUMC.,-122.0927109,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x71b74f09266a4b48!8m2!3d37.3605178!4d-122.0927109

Main Troop -   The San Jose Spiders will demonstrate and play with the Scouts ultimate frisbee.  Be sure to wear your Class B uniform under your Class A uniform.  Many Scouts will also be conducting Boards of Review, so for those Scouts, make sure you are in full Class A uniform, and bring  your Scout book for recording your BoR.


First Year Program – Completion of requirements stations for rank advancement.


Eagle CoH June 4

Please join us for a very special Eagle Court of Honor to recognize 3 of Troop 33's newest Eagle Scouts: Anand Kulandaivelu, Max Drummond and Colin Dickerson at 3:00 on Sunday, June 4th at the Covington School Multipurpose Room at 201 Covington Road, Los Altos.



End of the year Family Picnic


Please mark your calendars for June 6th, 5:30 PM at Cuesta Park for the annual Family Picnic and Court of Honor.  We all hope you and your entire family can come.  We’ll have our usual assortment of burgers and hot dogs with a vegetarian option.  Please sign up on the Scout website, one sign-up for each person coming.  The “other” category is for siblings.  Here is the link:


Family Picnic - June 6, 2017 - BSA Troop 33 - Los Altos, CA


We need parents/scouts to help with Cooking, Set up, Clean up and Shopping.  Please sign up using the above link.  Also, depending on your last name, we ask that you bring the following food to share:


A-H - please bring a side dish

I - P - please bring a dessert

Q - Z - please bring a salad


We have reserved sites 1-4 at Cuesta Park.  Here is a link to the map in case you can’t find all the little scouts running around. ‎


Can’t wait to see you all there!


Nancy Webb & Elaine Blasing (Any typo’s are my fault)






Join us for camping and hiking in Yosemite!

Amy Mendenhall


  • We're going Labor Day weekend (September 2-4)

  • Families and siblings are welcome (although we'll give preference to scouts)

  • We have secured campsites for 90 participants, so we hope to accommodate all that are interested.

  • We're *not* leaving on Friday night with everyone else in the Bay Area.  Instead, we're leaving early on Saturday morning, Sept 2, and returning Monday Sept 4.

  • There will be time for everyone to do two day hikes before coming back on Monday

  • Experienced scouts, instead of hiking Half Dome, will be able to hike Cloud's Rest, an epic ridge that looks down on Half Dome or another hike such at Mt. Dana, yet to be determined.


  • Tuolumne Meadows is in the high country of Yosemite National Park. More info here.

  • it is much less crowded than the valley and a totally different experience than the valley, if you have not been before it is worth coming up to see why we visit the park each fall.


Sign up here

Reminder: Philmont 2018 Interest Sign-Up is Open



  • Age limit (prior to participation)

    • Scouts must be at least 14 years of age OR

    • Scouts must be at least 13 years of age AND completed 8th grade

    • See Philmont Crew Requirements, requirements cannot be relaxed.

  • Scouts must be First Class or higher by June 1, 2018 (Troop 33 requirement)

  • Must be in top physical condition 

    • Must meet Philmont health/medical requirements

    • Must be able to carry a 30-40lb backpack 5-14 miles a day for 12 days at 6,500'-12,441' over rugged terrain for a total of 50-75 miles

    • Must participate in a physical training program 

  • Must participate in 4 mandatory shakedown outings (1 day hike and 3 backpacking trips) 

  • Must attend all monthly planning meetings 

  • Must meet with Scoutmaster and be approved

NOTE: First-come, first-serve pending Scoutmaster approval.  $100.00 deposit required when signing up.

NOTE: Preference will be given to uniformed adults, the activity coordinator, committee members, and then other adults.


Sign up at this site:


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