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T33 Weekly Blast: Nov 17

posted Nov 17, 2014, 10:37 AM by Sundeep Gupta

Nov 18 - Sign up for BoR

Nov 21 - Pescadero Creek backpacking

Nov 30 - Early bird discount ends for troop registration renewal

Dec 2 -  Combined BoR for November & December

Dec 6 - Salvation army box making

Dec 9 - Jump Sky High

Scoutmaster Update

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Scouting for Food produced excellent results!  The District as a whole collected over 35, 000 lbs (17.5 tons) of non-perishable food for the Second Harvest Food Bank, which in turn creates about 25,068 meals for people in need.  Troop 33 collected 2,078 lbs.  Great work, Scouts.  Kudos to Peter Stanley, Robin Livengood, and the other uniformed leaders and parents who help set this event up, and drove along with the Scouts to pick up the food and deliver it to the collection point.  Also, I would like to recognize Ted and Donna Marcopulos for theirs involvement at the District level, and Andrew Marcopulos for assisting them at the collection point.

We all owe a great big thank you to the Merit Badge counselors that provided their expertise to 92 Scouts for 11 Merit Badges, of which seven were Eagle-required.  Craig Pampeyan, Deborah Scheuren and Tacy Witter did a superb job recruiting the counselors, setting the rally up, and making it the success it was.  Great job, and many, many thanks!

THIS Tuesday

Main Troop is holding its Talent Show, and the First Years will continue catching up and making up various achievements on their Trail to First Class.

Renew your registration for 2015

Deepak Jain

Renew your registration with Troop 33 for 2015 with two simple online forms, one for Scouts and one for Adults.  All continuing scouts and adults must renew.  Early bird discount ends Nov 30th.

Monthly Committee Meeting Wednesday November 19th 7:30PM

Alan Cyron

Agenda will include a Scoutmaster and Recruiting updates, a Financial Review and other topics.  All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  460 Pine Lane Los Altos.

Wreath Sales

Alan Cyron

Earn credits for your future Scouting activities by selling to your friends and neighbors a beautiful 24 inch Classic Noble Fern wreath that will enhance any doorway or room during the Holidays.  

All orders must be in by 10PM Sunday November 30th.  Go to the activity link for more information.   

Salvation Army Saturday Morning December 6th, Service Hours

Alan Cyron

Earn service hours and help the annual Salvation Holiday Dinner for the needed by making 1,700 food boxes the morning of Saturday December 6th.  Please go the activity link for more information.

Sign up for Board of Review by Nov 18

Mrs Stanley

Because of holidays, school field trips and the merit badge rally, the next Board of Review will be combined for November and December and held on Dec 2. .Deadline to sign up for BoR is Nov 18.

Remember to sign up for Emerald Bay. Spots are limited.

Judy Bergwerk

Camp Emerald Bay is an award-winning premier camp destination for over 4500 Boy Scouts each summer.  It is located on the west end of Santa Catalina Island 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. Scouts can earn merit badges, pet a shark at the Pennington Marine Science Center, snorkel/canoe/kayak in beautiful coves, hike, stargaze during Emerald Bay's signature overnight experience War Canoe, and so much more!

Scouts have up to 3 merit badge or rank advancement opportunities.  Emerald Bay also offers other camp programs and troop bonding activities to choose from during free time.  For example, scouts can join Handicraft and Nature Staff during open sessions to stamp a leather belt, carve an original neckerchief slide, or hike.  Free time may be used to visit the Emerald Bay Ship's Store for scouting supplies, merit badge materials, souvenirs, and snacks/drinks.

Campers stay in 2-person wall tents (wooden platform to 2 cots/mattresses.)  Meals (salad bar and vegetarian options available) are provided in the newly remodeled Dining Hall.

Transportation (to/from Catalina Express Terminal in San Pedro, CA and boat ride to/from Catalina Island) is included in the ~$850 fee.  Our chartered bus will leave LAUMC on Sun, 6/14/2015, @ 3:30am and will return on Sat, 6/20/2015 @ 8:30pm (to be confirmed.)

Details and sign up links are here


Jump Sky High - December 9, 2014 (Sign up by Dec 3)

Mattie Coolen, Anat Faigon

In place of our regular Troop 33 meeting, we will be JUMPING and BOUNCING at Sky High Sports in Santa Clara! We will have access to the jump courts, dodge ball and foam pit. Come ready to bounce off the walls!

Details and sign-ups here.

Need a Position of Responsibility? Try Den Chief

Our Den Chief program is off to a great start this year!  13 scouts are currently working towards securing their Den assignments!  However, we continue to get requests for Den Chiefs from several local Packs.  We currently have at least another 3 opportunities, and probably more.   So if you're interested in being a Den Chief this year, please contact Mr. Blasing to get the ball rolling (

Pescadero Creek County Park backpacking Nov 21 to 23

Join us for an advanced beginner backpacking trip through Pescadero Creek County Park on Nov 21st to 23rd, the weekend before Thanksgiving. All Scouts

who have finished their first year in the troop are encouraged to join.  Pescadero Creek County Park has 8,020 acres of land and contains a significant amount of forest and watershed related resources. Pescadero Creek, which flows all year round, is a major Steelhead spawning stream.  For details, please check here . Contact  Jian Li if any questions.

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.