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T33 Weekly Blast: Nov 6

posted Nov 6, 2017, 12:55 PM by Sundeep Gupta

Nov 10: Tamarancho Biking & Camping

Nov 11: Scouting for Food -- Pickup

Nov 18: Beginner Intermediate Camping

Nov 29: Deadline to request Dec 12 BoR

Dec 10: Salvation army service project

Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Saturday morning, in the on and off rain, 15 Scouts walked two large neighborhood tracts in Los Altos, delivering the Scouting For Food door hangers that announce the food pick up this Saturday, November 11th.  Major thanks to Doug MacLeod, Charlie Crane, Martha Gomez, Lisa Chung and Charles Fine for driving the Scouts.  See the announcement below for signing up for the food pick up Saturday.

Also on Saturday, nine of our First Year Scouts, Varchas, Abhishek, Akshat, Nikhil, Pranay, Kyle, Kai, Arnav, and Atri loaded up before sunrise and headed to Cutter for a cold, wet 'Trail to First Class' event.  Despite the weather, we had a marvelously productive day.  The group comprised all of our First Year scouts that missed Camp Oljato, and this outing did an outstanding job of bringing them up to par with their fellow scouts that did attend.  Everyone stayed engaged the whole long day, and finished in good cheer!   Thanks to Tom Poppitz, Ross Rutner sharing the Scoutmaster-in-Charge roles, Leslie Becker for AC’ing, and to Aileen and Rodney Hartunian for supplies! 

This Tuesday

Merit Badge sessions continue on November 7th and 14th.  Class A uniform is still a requirement.

Scouting For Food Pick Up - November 11, 2017

What: Scouting For Food Pick Up

When: November 11, 2017 9am - noon

Where: Meet in LAUMC parking lot

Who: All Troop 33 Scouts

Cost: $0

Uniform: Class A uniform



Activity Coordinator: Lin Jing

How: Click here to sign up


Scouting For Food is an annual BSA service project conducted across the entire country. The food collected by this event goes to local food banks (in our case Second Harvest) to help those in our community who need assistance. On Saturday 11/4 from 9 am to noon we will distribute the door hangers that announce the event; on Saturday 11/11 we will collect food from the same area, also from 9 am to noon (or when we’ve collected and turned in all the food). You may sign up for either or both of the days. You will be credited Service Hours for your effort.

Meet at the LAUMC parking lot at 9:00 am for zone and driver assignments, and maps.

Please email your signed consent form (attached below) to The Scouts will need a separate Activity Consent Form for each event:  one for the drop-off on the 4th, and one for the pick-up on the 11th.

We also need many parent volunteers to help drive their cars,  so ask your parents if they can help out as well!

Beginner-Intermediate Backpacking - November 18-19, 2017

What: Beginner-Intermediate Backpacking

When: November 18 - 19, 2017

Where: TBD (Pescadero Creek Park OR Boulder Creek)

Who: All Troop 33 Scouts

Cost: TBD

SIC: Austin Townsend

SMIC: Chris Webb

Activity Coordinator: Lin Jing

How: Click here to sign up

Details: TBD. We plan to leave from LAUMC Saturday 11/18 early morning and return to LAUMC Sunday 11/19 late afternoon.

Fees Dropped for  camping and mountain biking in Tamarancho – Nov. 10-12, 2017

Jessica Chang


Have a Mountain Bike?  Excited about trying the No. 1 mountain bike park in California?  We will be camping at Camp Tamarancho, the Marin Council camp with over 480 acres of meadows, redwoods, and oak-forested campsites.  Tamarancho is one of the few places where you can still find legal singletrack trails in Marin County, the birthplace of mountain biking!

If you are interested in the adventure, find out more here and join the fun trip

Historic World Scout Jamboree 2019 Sign ups opening Nov 1

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 will begin accepting applications starting tomorrow, Nov 1!

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

Cost: Published Nov 1, 2017

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

More Info:

Salvation Army Holiday Food Box Making Service Project  Dec 9

Let's help the Salvation Army ensure that low-income families, struggling seniors, and those without a home for the holidays have something to eat!  We will be assembling and packing Holiday Food Boxes on Dec 9, 2017.  Please sign up here before the Nov 21st deadline!

Activity Coordinator:  Karen Townsend (


Scouting For Food Pick up - November 11, 2017

When: November 11, 2017 9am - noon

Where: Meet in LAUMC parking lot

Who: All Troop 33 Scouts

Cost: $0

Uniform: Class A uniform



Activity Coordinator: Lin Jing

How: Click here to sign up

Recruiting Update

Julie Crane

The District has changed the date of its Open House to October 10.  As a result, we have pushed back our Open House to October 17.  So here is the updated list of recruiting activities for Troop 33:

If you have a sibling or know of anyone who might be interested in joining, please contact Julie Crane.

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.

Reminder: 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!

August 29 with deadline to request August 22

September 12 with deadline to request August 30

Court of Honor is September 26

October 17 with deadline to request October 11

November (None)

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

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.