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T33 Weekly Blast: Nov 2

posted Nov 2, 2015, 11:29 AM by Sundeep Gupta

Nov 3,10,17: Merit Badge Rally

Nov 7: Mountain biking Cutter-to-the-Sea. Sign up here.

Nov 14: Scouting-for-Food

Nov 18: Deadline to request BoR

Nov 21: Scouting-for-Food

Nov 22: Pescadero backpacking

Nov 30: Early bird discount for troop membership renewal ends

Dec 1: BoR

Scoutmaster Update

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Starting this Tuesday, the next three meetings are the Merit Badge Rally. Other than opening announcements, you will be spending all your evening in the merit badge class you signed up for. You should have or will receive a message from your merit badge counselor with information about the class. Uniform for all three weeks of the rally is Class A.

Scouting-for–Food is coming up! The door hanger drop off is Saturday, November 14, and the food pick up is Saturday, November 21. Again, this event will earn you service hours credit. You can sign up on the Activities web page.

Reminder! The Patrol Leader Council (PLC) is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3, 6 pm. This meeting only relates to the members of the Green Bar.

Remember to renew your registration for 2016

Alex Baretta (

Renew your registration with Troop 33 for 2016 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.

Deadline for next BoR is Nov 18

The next Board of Review is Tuesday, December 1.  Please sent Mrs. Stanley a note at by the November 18 deadline to request one.

Backpacking in Pescadero Creek County Park, November 20-22

Join us for a beginner/intermediate backpacking trip through Pescadero Creek County Park. This vast parkland of 8,020 acres of land is truly one of the forgotten gems in the Santa Cruz Mountain Range. The area is adjacent to Sam McDonald, Memorial, and Portola Redwood parks. The park contains a significant amount of forest and watershed related resources.  Pescadero Creek, which flows all year round, is a major Steelhead spawning stream. The stream is an important steelhead trout habitat and may be restored for coho salmon.   

This is a PERFECT trip for those who are new to backpacking.

If an older scout is interested in being the SIC, please contact Mr. Pauly.

For details or to sign up, please check here.  Contact Susan Biesty if you have any questions.

A note from the treasurer

Judy Bergwerk

I'd like to close out the Yosemite and Gold Rush outings. If you have not yet submitted your expense form and receipts please do so in the next few weeks.


Reminder: Sign up for Mountainbiking Cutter-to-the-Sea Nov 7th.

Sign up link is here

Reminder: A call for Den-Chiefs!

Mr Blasing

Scouts, if you've thought of being a Den-Chief, now is best chance to make it happen!  Our local cub scout leaders are starting to make their requests.  Last year, Troop 33 assigned more than 20 scouts to various local Packs.

If you're not familiar with this Position of Responsibility (PoR), the Den Chief is a significant Leadership position.  As Den Chief, you'll be working closely with the local cub scout Dens and Packs, supporting and helping to organize and lead their activities, setting a good example for the younger scouts, and will be an important factor in recruiting new scouts to our Troop.

In general , anyone who meets the following guideline is a candidate for Den Chief:

- A Boy Scout who has been approved by their Scoutmaster to serve as a Den Chief, is 12 years or older, and ideally 1st class rank or higher.  Den Chief Training (either on-line, classroom, or preferably both) is required.

The Den Chief assignment is intended to span the entire school year.  Please note that we generally restrict Den Chief service to Two Terms, maximum.  That gives other scouts an opportunity, and it encourages past Den Chiefs to pursue other PoR positions within the Troop.

If you are interested in being a Den Chief this year, please contact Mr. Blasing (either at the Troop meetings or by email:, to get the ball rolling.  If you were a Den Chief last year, you will need to again receive Scoutmaster approval, and will need to coordinate the assignment through Mr. Blasing.

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