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T33 Weekly Blast: November 12

posted Nov 12, 2018, 8:49 PM by Fania Lazarov

No committee meeting this month!

November 13: Merit Badge Rally

November 17: Scouting for Food Pick Up

November 17: First Aid Merit Badge

December 8: Salvation Army Holiday

December 15: K1 Go Kart Racing

January 18-21: Death Valley Camping

Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast


Saturday, seven Scouts and five adults walked some of neighborhoods of Los Altos to deliver the Scouting for Food door hangers. They covered a lot of streets despite the hazardous smoky conditions due to the wildfires. Thanks so much to all of them, and Lin Jing for setting this up as the Activity Coordinator.

There are still some streets that were not covered and we are looking for some Scouts and their parents that may be able to pass out the flyers on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon once school is out and before it gets dark. I will have that information and make an announcement at tomorrow’s meeting.

Next Saturday, November 17, is the food pick-up and we will need a lot more Scouts to help with this event. See the announcement below for more information and to sign-up.

Tuesday is the last day of the merit badge rally. Classes will begin right after the opening ceremony and announcements. Uniform is still Class A

Scouting for Food Pick-up - November 17, 2018, 9am-noon

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 11/10, door hangers were distributed. On Saturday 11/17 we will collect food from the same area. You will be credited Service Hours for your effort.

For more details, consent form and sign up: Click here to sign up

Please email your consent form (signed by both Scout and his parents) to

We also need many parent volunteers to drive!

Holiday Wreath Sales - order now!

We are open for business.  Order your 24 inch freshly cut Noble Fir wreath decorated with natural cones and a red velvet bow.  Earn credits for Troop activities. Get your orders in by Sunday November 25th.  

Order at:

Salvation Army Annual Holiday Food Preparation December 8th, 8am-1pm

Help complete Holiday Food boxes for those in need this holiday season.  We need about 30 Scouts, family members and parents for this very worthy activity.  Go the our website and sign up by Saturday November 24th and get your forms into Alan Cyron, Activity Coordinator.  You will earn service hours.

K1 Go Kart Racing - December 15, 2018

Race with your friends before you even have a driver's license!

When: December 15th at 3:30 pm (arrive 3:10 pm)

2 Races


Will have two groups:

  1. Between 4 feet and 4'10" Tall

  2. Taller than 4'10"

NOTE: Each group needs to have 10 scouts minimum to have the activity.

  • No racing experience is required.

  • Each racer will go through a short mandatory safety briefing on the karts and track rules.

  • The briefing will give the meaning of each flag, safety signs and also how to operate the kart.

  • What to wear: Class B Uniform, Closed-toed shoes, Head sock and helmet will be provided

Sign ups end 12/10!  Click here to sign up and sign Consent form!

Activity Coordinator: Margie Evangelista

Death Valley Camping - Jan 18 - 21, 2019 (MLK holiday weekend)

The temperature in January in Death Valley is just right for camping! Visit Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America, hike into a volcanic crater at Ubehebe or visit mining ghost towns at Rhyolite and Leadfield, and try sand sledding at one of the dune fields.

For more info and sign up click here:

Activity Coordinator: Pete Dunten (

Looking for An Eagle Project?

Animal Assisted Happiness (AAH) enriches the lives of youth with need through barnyard animal interactions at our Smile Farm and mobile visits, creating moments of joy and happiness throughout our AAH Community.  Our vision is 1 million smiles.

We’ve been blessed with a variety of Boy and Girl Scout projects designed and built at the AAH Smile Farm by kids for kids – Three Little Pigs house, Goat Climbing Structure, Guinea Pig Lego Playpen, Mini Horse Feeder, Golden Gate Goat House, Guinea Pig Village, Chicken Village Sails, to name a few. Check out this video to get a feel for the whimsical projects completed to date:

They are looking for a scout to help with their maintenance yard fencing – they have the dimensions but need a design, post holes dug, raising funds for the fencing and of course, building the fence itself. Please contact Julie Crane if interested.

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 Fania Lazarov @ by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you!