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T33 Weekly Blast: Oct 2

posted Oct 2, 2017, 12:37 PM by Sundeep Gupta

Oct 2: LAUMC Compassion Week

Oct 6: Gold Rush Adventure

Oct 11: Deadline to request BoR

Oct 14: Coyote creek cycling

Oct 21: Zip lining

Oct 29: K1 Go Karting

Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Compassion Week

This Tuesday, all Scouts in Troop 33 will participate in the Los Altos Unified Methodist Church’s Compassion Week by conducting various service projects.

First Year Scouts will be making para-cord bracelets again this year, and Main Troop Scouts will be making blankets (no sewing required) for Project Linus, and writing letters to service members that includes new recruits, and to veterans.  All Scouts will write one letter, and then move on to one of the other activities.  All materials will be provided.  Scouts will receive service credit for these activities.  Even if a Scout does not need credit for advancement, it is still worthwhile to earn, not only for the Scout’s personal benefit, but to the Troop, Boy Scouts of America, but most importantly, to those we are providing the service for or to.  We would really like a really good turnout for this event tomorrow evening.  Please see the announcement below for more information and a link to this activity page.

Scouts are still required to attend in uniform.

Following the activities, there will be a another coordination meeting for participants of Gold Rush Adventure!, which is this weekend!


LAUMC is celebrating compassion week.

LAUMC our chartering organization is celebrating compassion week.

This week is devoted to providing service back to the community.

For our Tuesday meeting we will be participating in various compassion week activities.

In addition there are several more service projects the church is sponsoring during the week and weekend.

Pick any of these projects and you will also receive service credit.

For information on the Tuesday meeting as well as other projects look at the activity page:

Call for drivers for Gold Rush Adventure Oct 6-8.

Parents, we need drivers for Gold Rush Adventure at Boulder creek. Please contact Jeanne Schmitt at

Spots for Gold Rush Adventure Oct 6-8. Sign up now -- only few spots open!

Jeanne Schmitt



Scouts can look forward to: archery, BB guns, bead projects, branding, bucksaw, bullet casting, candle making, donut making, Dutch Ovens, fire making, flint-n-steel, gold panning, hawk throwing, jerky making, leatherworking, log pull, muzzleloading rifles, rope making, slingshots, steer roping, stick bread, and custom silkscreened t-shirts!

Cost is $53 per Scout. More information here

Invite your Webelos II friends - they and their parent attend free - limited spots.

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: A Call for Den-Chiefs

Mr. Chin



If you've thought of being a Den-Chief, now is the best chance to make it happen!  Our local cub scout leaders are starting to make their requests.  Last year, Troop 33 assigned over a dozen scouts to various local Packs.

If you are not familiar with this Position of Responsibility (PoR), the Den Chief is a significant Leadership position. As Den Chief, you'll be working closely with the local cub scout Dens and Packs, supporting and helping to organize and lead their activities, setting a good example for the younger scouts, and will be an important factor in recruiting new scouts to our Troop.

In general, anyone who meets the following guidelines is a candidate for Den Chief:

A Boy Scout who has been approved by their ScoutMaster to serve as a Den Chief, is 12 years or older, and ideally 1st class rank or higher.  Den Chief Training (either online, classroom, or both) is required.  There is upcoming in person training in Redwood City on September 16 from 8am - 12pm.  Info is on calendar as well as on

The Den Chief assignment is intended to span the entire school year,  Please note that we generally restrict Den Chief Services to Two terms, maximum.  That gives other scouts an opportunity, and it encourages past Den Chiefs to pursue other PoR positions within the Troop.

If you are interested in being a Den Chief this year, please contact Mr. Chin (either at the Troop meetings or by email:, to get the ball rolling.  If you were a Den Chief last year, you will need to receive ScoutMaster's approval, and will need to coordinate the assignment through Mr. Chin.

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 24 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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