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T33 Weekly Blast: Oct 28th

posted Oct 27, 2013, 10:39 PM by Sundeep Gupta   [ updated Oct 28, 2013, 9:26 PM ]

Oct 29 Tenderfoot physical requirement testing

Oct 30 Personal Management MB Information session

Nov 1 - 3 Tamarancho Mountain Biking & Camping

Nov 5 - 19 Merit Badge Rally

Nov 9, 16 Scouting for Food

Nov 16 Early bird discount for 2014  registration renewal with the Troop

Nov 23 Planet Granite outing. Signup coming. Contact Katie Jones

Dec 17 Board of Review

Scoutmaster Update

Brent Browning

PLC - THIS Tuesday @ 6pm

Green Bar please remember to bring $5/person for dinner provided by Andrew Marcopulos.  We will be planning through November and December.

This Week

First Years - Scouts will be working on the First Class pioneering camp gadget requirement.

Main Troop - Scouts will be launching previously built water bottle rockets.

Registration for 2014-15 First Year program OPEN

We are already 50% full for next year’s program, let your friends now!

For more information please visit

Merit Badge Rally

Class lists have been posted for the November merit badge rally, look here:

Philmont 2014

Scouts going to Philmont in June, 2014 please remember to fill out this survey by Tuesday:

Rifle Shooting

We only have 2 slots left on Fri 11/8, all other slots are full, great response!  Make sure you plan to attend one of the MANDATORY safety briefing sessions before your time slot

Nathaniel Wipfler is Troop 33’s latest Eagle Scout

Congratulations! Nathaniel has been added to the Troop 33 Eagles’ Nest

Did you renew your registration for 2014?

Urmil Desai

Thank you to the 37 scouts and 26 adults who have already renewed. This message is for the remaining 90 scouts and 98 adults: The Troop’s goal is to process all renewals by Dec 1st so we can begin the process to recharter the Troop.  Please help us meet that goal. You can still take advantage of early bird discount by the 16th of November. Fill out the two separate online forms, one for Scouts and one for Adults.

First years, tenderfoot physical fitness testing this Tuesday

For anyone who needs to complete Tenderfoot requirement 10a or 10b, Mr MacLeod will be at Blach Jr. High School track for the testing from 6:30pm to 7:30pm this Tuesday, the 29th. Parents should plan to wait around while the scouts are being tested.

Tamarancho Scouts and Adults

Today, Monday the 28th, is the last day to sign up.

Remember to bring your bikes for the Mandatory bike check on Tuesday and stay after the troop meeting for additional details and to finish food planning.

Please check the website for more information, trail map and itinerary.

BAOC Scout-O - Results available

Thank you all for participating. Click here to see results

Sign up for Scouting for Food on Nov 9th or 16th and earn service hours

Scouts, Sign ups are open to distribute Scouting for Food door hangers on Saturday Nov 9th and pick up is Nov 16th. Sign up link is here.

MB Rally Update

Kalai Kulandaivelu

  • MB rally begins Nov 5th. All registered scouts should begin work on their pre-reqs.

  • Orienteering and American Business MB are cancelled. If these were your first choice, you have been assigned your second choice or other appropriate MBs. Please contact Ms Tacy Witter if you need clarification.

  • Going coin collecting? Parents, please contact us if you can drive some scouts to the field trip.

  • Rifle shooting -- parents of scouts taking Rifle shooting or scouts interested in the field trip, please arrange to meet Mr Browning at the shooting range on the day and time given to you.

Personal Management MB information meeting, 6 to 6:45 pm Oct 30th

Personal Management is an Eagle required badge and recommended for older scouts. It has 10 requirements of which 6 are projects for you to complete and one that takes 13 weeks of tracking to complete. Please come to this information meeting if you’d like to understand the requirements so you can work on them on your own. If you are registered for this badge at the upcoming MB rally, this meeting is recommended but not required.

Meeting will be at the church (room TBD). Please contact Jeff Mayerr with any questions.

Cooking Merit Badge Eagle-Required as of Jan 1, 2014

Life Scouts - as of January 1, 2014 the Cooking Merit Badge will be Eagle-required!  If you are close to earning Eagle Scout get your requirements finished up by December 31, 2013 or start working on your cooking skills...

Requirements will not change until January 1, 2015.  This post answers many questions:

Starting January 1, 2014 Scouts must earn 13 Eagle-required plus 8 elective merit badge.

Have Fun Collecting Stamps and Earn a Merit Badge Doing It! - Nov 9 and Dec 7

Two opportunities to collect stamps from countries important in your family heritage or on a topic of your interest.

Saturday Nov 9 at the Filatelic Fiesta Stamp Show in the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.

Saturday Dec 7 at the PENPEX Stamp Show in Redwood City.

Cost: $12 -- includes a stamp collecting starter kit and access to a huge hoard of stamps.

To register:  Email Brian Jones at: This is not a council event, please contact Brian Jones for details.

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.