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T33 Weekly Blast: Oct 16

posted Oct 16, 2017, 5:02 PM by Sundeep Gupta

Oct 17: BoR

Oct 21: Zip lining

Oct 24: Merit Badge Rally (and Nov 7th, 14th)

Oct 29: K1 Go Karting

Oct 31: Boo! No Troop Meeting

Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Last Tuesday Alan Cyron (Committee Chair), Julie Crane (Recruitment Coordinator), Jeff DeAngelis (ASM) and I, along with Justin Cai (SPL), Bryan Webb (Troop Guide), and Jamieson DeAngelis (3rd Year Scout) attended the Stanford District Webelos Open House.  We had a video presentation and poster boards showing what we do in our Troop, and the Scouts handed out flyers announcing our own Webelos Open House, which is tomorrow evening.  There were a lot of Webelos Scouts and their parents there, along with many Troops in the Los Altos and Mountain View areas.  Hopefully, our efforts last week and tomorrow evening will provide a good nucleus of new Scouts for next year’s First Year Program.

Don’t forget, our Merit Badge Rally starts next Tuesday, October 24th, with the second and third rally nights on November 7th and 14th.  If you haven’t signed up for a merit badge yet, do not delay and get it done now.  The Library will be open at the beginning and end of tomorrow’s meeting, and the beginning of the October 24th meeting.  We do not have all the merit badges books, and only so many copies of the ones we do have, so we cannot provide each Scout a book, and therefore many will need to purchase books before the first meeting on the 24th.  Plan ahead!

Another don’t forget.  There is no meeting on Tuesday, October 31st.  Happy Halloween!

This Tuesday

PLC meets at 6 pm, Room 9.  The PLC is only for members of the Green Bar (SPL, ASPL’s, PL’s and TG’s).  It is not a requirement for other Scouts.

Webelos Open House with Troop 33 presentation to the Webelos parents.

Main Troop will be conducting a welcoming activity for visiting Webelos, followed by first aid emergencies, a lashing relay race, and then patrol time.

First Year Scouts will continue to work on rank requirements, plus host the visiting Webelos Scouts after the welcoming activity.

Merit Badge Rally Oct. 24th, Nov. 7th and Nov. 14. (NOTE DATE CHANGES NO RALLY ON HALLOWEEN) or


Our annual Troop 33 Merit Badge Rally is coming soon!  The dates are Oct 24th, Nov. 7th, Nov. 14th during our normal troop meeting time.  Scouts who participate will take ONE merit badge class with 3 sessions.  There will be no regular troop meeting, so ALL SCOUTS (including first years) need to sign up for a merit badge class.  This year we are offering 6 Eagle-required and 3 elective merit badges.  In addition, there will be opportunities to finish up you partial merit badges before and after the meeting. Go to the activity page to sign up.

Council STEM Merit Badge Midway - Signups Open Now!

Pacific Skyline Council signups opened today. They fill up FAST. If interested head over there now and sign up.  Note: This is different and in addition to the merit badge rally which will  be offered by Troop 33 (our troop) in a few weeks.  More information here:

Registration Starts:

 Oct 9, 9:00am - For in-council Scouts

 Oct 16, 9:00am - For out-of-council Scouts

Cost: $30

Date: Sat, Dec 2, 2017

Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm

Location: Ralston Middle School, Belmont (Google map)

Signups for K1 Go Karting Oct 29 are open!

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

2 Race


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.

Signups end 10/24!  

Sign up Here

Signup for Ziplining Oct 21 are open!

Enjoy freedom and speed zipping through redwood forest. Two hour guided eco-adventure includes six zip lines and two sky bridges at heights of up to 150 feet. Each tour is led by 2 certified guides who share ecological knowledge and bring the forest to life. Signup ends on 10/6. More information here.

Join us 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

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

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