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T33 Weekly Blast: Nov 9

posted Nov 9, 2015, 9:23 AM by Sundeep Gupta

Nov 3,10,17: Merit Badge Rally

Nov 14: Scouting-for-Food, Broomball

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

Again, this Tuesday and next 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. Uniform for all two weeks of the rally is Class A.


WE NEED MORE SCOUTS. Scouting-for–Food is coming up fast! The door hanger drop off is this 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.


Saturday, five Scouts and three adults Mountain Biked from the Cutter Scout Reservation to the Pacific Ocean. The weather was great, as was the scenery, and all had a wonderful time. Thanks to Blair Narog and Mirtes Frediani for setting up and leading this event< Leandro Andrade for being the Scout-in-Charge, and to Carl Gabrielson, John and Ruthie Wunderling for attending and driving.

Also on Saturday, Nitin Kumar, Troop Quartermaster conducted a complete troop tent inventory. He and several Scouts erected all the Troop tents and inventoried each one for serviceability, deficiencies and missing pieces or

parts. They went through at least 16 tents. Thanks very much to Nitin and the Scouts, and to Alan Cyron, who helped us all morning.


If you still have tents, patrol boxes or any other Troop gear, you must turn it in immediately. Ensure the equipment has been thoroughly cleaned, and attach an inventory sheet to indicate damage, missing pieces or supplies needing replenishing.

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.

Interested in Backpacking Trip to Pescadero Creek Nov 20-22?

Brett Pauly

Note two important dates:

Gear discussion for parents this Tuesday, (11/10) 7:30 – 8:00 in Room 7.

Mandatory Pack Check:  Tuesday 11/17, 6:00 pm in Room 7.

Contact Susan Biesty if you have any questions.

Sign up for Scouting for Food Nov 14 or 21

Anat Faigon, Terry Hahn

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 November 14th from 9 am to noon we will distribute the door hangers that announce the event; on Saturday November 21st we will collect food from the same area 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.

Door Hanger Drop Off on Nov 14, Sign up here.

Food Pick Up on Nov 21,  Sign up here.

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

Broomball - Saturday, November 14

Ice hockey in tennis shoes?  Sounds super fun!  

Come join your Scouting friends and play a fast and exciting game of Broomball on Saturday, Nov 14 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Winterlodge in Palo Alto.  Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundaes will be served after the game!  

Sign up now and plan to bring your own helmet (bike helmet is fine!).  Gloves, knee and elbow pads are also highly recommended.  Questions?  Contact Carol Pugh, the Activity Coordinator or Brian Mellea, the SMIC.


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.

Reminder: 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.

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.