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T33 Weekly Blast: Nov 18

posted Nov 18, 2013, 9:05 AM by Sundeep Gupta



Nov 23 Planet Granite. Limit 20 scouts. Signups are open.

Nov 29 Wreath sales orders due.

Dec 7 Salvation army box making.

Dec 10 Sky High Sports. Details and Sign up

Dec 17 Board of Review, sign up by Dec 10 with Mrs Jeffries


Scoutmaster Update

Brent Browning brent.browning@gmail.com

This Week

This is the LAST week of merit badge classes, remember to do your homework!

There will be no closing ceremony, Scouts can go home once counselors dismiss class.


Rifle Shooting

Another great range session Friday, 18 Scouts sent 4,000 rounds downrange!

In total 24 Scouts and quite a few parents and siblings had a BLAST shooting 22 rifles at paper and reactive targets in a fun and safe environment.  Thank you to the Sunnyvale Rod & Gun Club for hosting us and to Venture Crew 568 from Pajaro for their expert instruction.


Eagle Court of Honor

Sunday afternoon we recognized William Bassett, Nathan Desai, Aaron Frankel, McGregor Stadtmiller, and Nathaniel Wipfler at their Eagle Court of Honor.  We had a special guest speaker, County Supervisor Joe Simitian, who gave a great talk.  Mr. Simitian reminded our Eagle Scouts that this is not the end for them, just the beginning.  He encouraged them to step up as leaders in their community and not be afraid to fail.


Ready for a heart-racing adventure climb? Saturday Nov 23, 9 am - noon.

Planet Granite is an exciting adventurous climb for all levels of climbers, but we may limit to 20 scouts. Sign up now, spots are filling up! Contact Katie Jones if you have questions.


Need to take the BSA Swim test? Your chance is Nov 23, 11 am.

Doug MacLeod

We will be testing scouts on Second Class requirements 8b and 8c and First Class requirements 9b and 9c. Sign up at this link but note that due to time conflict, do not sign up if you have signed up (or plan to) for Planet Granite event.


Did you renew your registration for 2014?

Urmil Desai

Thank you if you have already registered. Others, please fill out the two separate online forms, one for Scouts and one for Adults and help us meet the goal of rechartering the troop by Dec 1st.


Wreath Sales

We are open for business.  All orders due November 29.


Your chance to complete the Communications MB Speech Requirement

Scouts!  If you have a "partial" for your Communications Merit badge and still need to give your 5-minute speech, here is your chance.  Mr. Monaco and Mr. Gupta will be listening to 5-minute speeches on Dec 3 during the regular troop meeting.  If you would like to give your speech then, please contact Mr. Monaco. You will need to have him review your speech outline at least a week before giving your speech.


All Numismatists working on the Coin Collecting Merit Badge

It was terrific to have all nine of you at the meeting of the Fremont Coin Club.  For our final class session, you need to bring the following:

  • Your 5 different State Quarters.

  • Your set of coins from circulation (or bank)-- cent, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, dollar.

  • Your collection as required by a- (50 foreign coins),  or b-(20 foreign notes), or c- (15 tokens or medals) or d- a single type of coin from each year since the date of your birth).

  • If possible, please bring a magnifying glass.  


See you on Tuesday. Mr. Bernstein, Numismatist.


Salvation Army Holiday Box Making Saturday December 7, 8:15am

Sign up here.


Eagle Project Available

The Homestead High School marching band is looking for an Eagle candidate to build storage units and shelving to store their drum line equipment (snares, quads, basses, and cymbals) and color guard equipment.  Please contact Mr. Browning if you are interested.


Remember to sign up for Sky High Sports!

Instead of our regular troop meeting on Dec 10th, we will be jumping and bouncing at Sky High Sports in Santa Clara.  Cost is $16.  Jump time is 6:30-8:30pm.  Details and sign up links are here. Contact Karen Townsend with 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 sundeep.gupta@gmail.com by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition.


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