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T33 Weekly Blast: November 5

posted Nov 5, 2018, 6:12 PM by Fania Lazarov
November 6: Merit Badge Rally

November 13: Merit Badge Rally

November 17: First Aid Merit Badge

December 8: Salvation Army Holiday

January 18-21: Death Valley Camping

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

On Saturday, nine of our Scouts attended 'Trail to First Class' at Cutter Scout Reservation. They made great progress on catching up on material that they would have covered at Camp Oljato, but didn't have that opportunity this last summer.  It was a long day with six stations covering many areas of Second and First Class requirements. They all soldiered through!  Special thanks to Doug MacLeod for jumping in to lead the day, Rose Weller for organizing, and Vivek Chaven and Jungmin Yu for driving.


Also this weekend 10 Scouts and two adult leaders went to Henry Coe State Park on a backpacking and camping trip.  The weather was great and they had a good time, plus they we able to do some fishing – Anthony Tam caught four fish, all the other Scouts, zero.  What was Anthony using as bait? There was a minor mishap with one of the Scouts, but Andrea Baretta and Anthony used their newly acquired first aid merit badge skills to assist the Scout with his injury, and prevent further problems.  Excellent work, Scouts! Many thanks to Cameron Oates and Adam Braun for leading the event, and Leslie Becker for her work as the Activity Coordinator.

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

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.

Ice skating - CANCELLED      

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