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T33 Weekly Blast: Nov 27

posted Nov 27, 2017, 11:57 PM by Sundeep Gupta

Nov 29: Deadline to request Dec 12 BoR

Nov 30: Early bird deadline for Troop registration

Dec 3:  Earn extra by helping sell wreaths at LAUMC service

Dec 5:  Planet Granite rock climbing & Troop recruiting event

Dec 9: Salvation army service project

Dec 15: Final deadline for Troop registration

Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  So now it is back to work, school and Scouts.

This Tuesday

First Year Program will be meeting to work on rank advancement requirements and complete some Scoutmaster Conferences.

Main Troop will be making and racing Pinewood derby cars.  Kits will be provided.  If you still have any cars from your Cub Scout days, I’m sure you’ll have time to race them after the initial competitions.

Patrol Leader’s Council (PLC) meets at 6 pm, Room 9.

Salvation Army Holiday Food Box Making Service Project - 12/9 - ***Forms Due!***

For those of you confirmed for this service project event on Dec 9, 2017, please download forms here and turn in to Mrs. Townsend ASAP.

Mrs. Townsend will be collecting activity forms and waivers at the beginning of Tues night's meeting.

Activity Coordinator:  Karen Townsend (

Board of Review dates

Scouts wanting a Board of Review should send Mrs. Stanley at a note before the deadline.  Scouts are encouraged to request their own review.

Parent volunteers are also needed!

December 12 with deadline to request November 29

January 16 with deadline to request January 3

Court of Honor is January 30

February 27 with deadline to request February 14

March 13 with deadline to request February 28

Court of Honor is March 27

April 17 with deadline to request April 4

May 22 with deadline to request May 9

Court of Honor is June 5

Are you a Planet Granite certified Belayer? We need you on Dec 5th


Calling all rock climbing parents: Need belayers for the Tuesday, December 5th Planet Granite (Sunnyvale) event. We need Planet Granite certified belayers to enable us to make this event happen. We have to provide our own belayers. Please sign up  here if you can help us from 7:45 PM to about 8:30PM on the 5th. Note this activity replaces our regular meeting!


We will meet at Planet Granite (and then after climbing stop in at a nearby gelato place.) Questions: contact Brian Mellea ( or Lance Pham.

Renew you membership with Troop 33 for 2018 -- Early bird discount until Nov 30th!


Renewing one's membership with the troop is necessary for both youth and adult members. The deadline for renewing your registration is December 15, 2017. Complete your registration by November 30th to enjoy the Early Bird discount: $156 per scout instead of the regular $168.


Please refer to the registration page on Troop 33's website, where you will find the PayPal link to pay your 2018 dues online.

Reminder: Additional Den Chief Opportunities


Thanks to the 14 scouts who have taken on the role of Den Chief this year; their presence and help have been greatly appreciated by the Cub Scout Dens that they have been working with.  It has recently come to my attention that Pack 78 in Los Altos could use a few additional Den Chiefs.  


If you are  1st class rank or higher and are interested in this Position of Responsibility, please contact Mr. Alfred Chin at a Troop Meeting or email him at:


If you are 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 guidelines 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 online, classroom, or both) is required.


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

Reminder: Recruiting Update

Julie Crane

We have one more event for recruiting:

If you know of anyone who is interested in attending, please contact Julie Crane.

Also, our application process is open and spots are filling up.  If you know of anyone who wants to join our First Year program, please direct them to our Applying page.

Historic World Scout Jamboree 2019 Sign ups open

The World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders from 169 countries.  This will be a historic Jamboree; It is the first World Scout Jamboree to be held in the US since 1967!

While the Jamboree is in 2019, the  USA Contingent to the Jamboree is accepting applications

When: July 22 - Aug 2, 2019.

Where: Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve, West Virginia

Who can attend:  Birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005 can attend as youth participants. Those born before July 22, 2001 can attend as Adult unit leaders or International Service Team

How to Sign up: Complete online applications here on or after November 1, 2017

More Info:

Reminder: Parents of Scouts, want to get your scouts more engaged in what is going on with troop 33?

They get them signed up to the “Members” google group so that they can explore the troop web site and receive these weekly blast messages.

Here is the easy process on how to sign up:

Questions – let me know – Peter Stanley

Ps. you can use this for additional parents to join also.


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.