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T33 Weekly Blast: Nov 24

posted Nov 24, 2014, 2:54 PM by Sundeep Gupta

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

You may not have felt it on this side of the mountains, but for those on this past weekend’s backpacking trip to Pescadero Creek Park, it poured most of Saturday.  But is was a great weekend for the Scouts as they muscled through the weather for an excellent hike and two nights of camping.  A big thanks to Brett Pauly and Jian Li for setting the event up, and to Doug MacLeod, who stepped in to lead the group when Brett had to bow out (we missed you, Brett!), and Alan Cyron to ensuring we had the proper adult-to-Scout ratio to enjoy the trip.  Jack Monaco performed admirably as the Scout-in-Charge.

Upcoming events that Scouts can still sign up for include (with more information below):

Wreath Sales

Salvation Army Box Making

Citizenship in the Community MB LASD Board Meeting

Sky High (in lieu of a Troop meeting on December 9th)

It looks like the Go-Karting activity will need to be moved to a later date (February or March).

THIS Tuesday

Movie night!  All the Troop can participate - bring your camp chair, or sleeping mat or something comfortable relax on the floor with to watch the movie.  Your SPL will be sending out more details about tomorrow night.

If I don’t see you tomorrow evening, I wish you and your family a healthy, safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Renew your registration for 2015. Early bird discount ends Nov 30.

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.

Last Week for Wreath Sales

Alan Cyron

All orders for wreaths are due by 10:00 PM next Sunday November 30th.  Go to the Wreath Sales Activities page for more information.  Remember, earn credits of approximately $10 per wreath for your Scouting activities.

Troop 33 invades the State Capital

Our traditional MLK weekend visit to a California city continues.  Sign up for a visit to Sacramento on Saturday January 17, 2015 through Monday, January 19.  We will bringing 32 scouts and need 7 parent drivers.  Plans are still being finalized, but we’ll be staying in a downtown hostel (an old Victorian mansion), going underground beneath Old Sacramento, touring the State Capitol building, and as always, going to the movies!  Former Scoutmaster and past Sacramento resident Art Bernstein will be leading the group.


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 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 (

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.