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T33 Weekly Blast: October 1

posted Oct 1, 2018, 6:14 PM by Fania Lazarov
October 1: Youth Protection Training Due

October 2: Court of Honor

October 5-7: Gold Rush Adventure
October 9: District Webelo Open House

October 16: Troop 33 Webelo Open House

October 20: First Aid Merit Badge

October 23: Board of Review

October 27-28: Moaning Cavern Tour and Ziplining Camping Trip

October 30: Merit Badge Rally (Also Nov 6th & Nov13th)

November 17: First Aid Merit Badge

December 1: Planet Granite Activity

Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Thank you to all the Scouts that participated in last Tuesday’s Compassion Week. The Scouts made blankets for Foster Children, and wrote gratitude and thank you cards, and constructed paracord bracelets for Troops stationed overseas. Your efforts and time make a significant difference and impact in other people’s lives.

Are you ready for Gold Rush Adventure?     This past weekend was first iteration of this great event, and Troop 33 will be attending this coming weekend.  In addition to all the great activities that we’ve had at the past Gold Rushes, there is something new – a Country Store, where you can buy candy and pickles, and western goods, and a whole bunch of fun things.

     Be sure to bring plenty of quarters or one dollar bills, as providing change for large bills will be very difficult.  Plus, you will need the quarters for root beer and popcorn in the Saloon.

There will be a final planning meeting for all Scouts, adult leaders and parents immediately following the Court of Honor (after the chairs are put away!)

We look forward to seeing you at Gold Rush Adventure!  

Please note that the Order of the Arrow Induction weekend has moved to October 26-28, and is now at the Cutter Scout Reservation.

This Tuesday

We are conducting our first Court of Honor for this year. There are many rank advancements, merit badges and special awards being presented.  This event is for all Scouts to attend. The uniform also includes the Scout’s Merit Badge sash. OA sashes are not authorized as this is not an official OA event.  Meeting time is the usual 7:30 pm.

Reminder: Board of Review Dates

The next Board of Review is on October 23rd 2018. Scouts wanting a Board of Review should send Mrs Hongjun Zhu at a note before October 10th. Scouts are encouraged to request their own review.

Parent volunteers are also needed!

SAVE The Date

Camp Emerald Bay - June 15- June 22, 2019 (The Saturday after LASD gets out of school)

Sign up coming up soon.

Clear your calendar for this week on Catalina Island – where the water is warm and the hills are small.

We attend Emerald bay every other year and it is a favorite for water front merit badges and oceanography.

Don’t forget the day spent in the war canoe – where you go to the other side of the island and camp on the beach.

Gold Rush Weekend October 5 - 7!


We have ten drivers, but need three more.  Scouts will be loaded into cars in order of their sign-up timestamp, so please remain at LAUMC until your son gets a spot in a car. If you are a Webelo parent that is taking any TR33 scouts with you, please let me know, so I may release their car-spot to another TR33 scout.  If you volunteered to drive, please read your email titled "Drivers" and reply to it. Thank you.

Friday, October 5

  • Drivers & attendees meet at LAUMC by 4:00pm, Leave by 5:00pm

  • Arrive at Boulder Creek and setup camp (Cubland)

  • Dinner will be pizza at the campsite

Sunday, October 7

  • Arrive back at LAUMC around 11 am

Payment and forms are due Tuesday Oct 2.

Please remember to bring a new t-shirt (white or light colored) for silk-screening.

Event is full.  

For any questions, please contact the Activity Coordinator, Jeanne Schmitt, at

Moaning Cavern Tour and Ziplining Camping Trip - October 27-28

The long awaited trip is here: we are heading to California's historic Gold Country to have fun! There will be a variety of activities waiting for us:

1. Cave Adventure Tour (crawling tour) for those 12+ and in good physical condition

2. Cave Walking Tour

3. Ziplining!

4. Tour the historic gold mining town Columbia, ride the coach etc.

5. On Saturday night, we will camp in the park.

For more information and sign up click here:

Moaning Cavern Tour and Ziplining Camping Trip

Activity Coordinator: Jian Li (

First Aid Merit Badge Class - October 20 & November 17

Mr. Browning and several other parents are hosting a First Aid Merit Badge class on Saturdays, Oct 20 and Nov 17 from 1-5 pm each day. This class is for scouts that rank First Class or higher and will be limited to 24 scouts. The fee for the course is $20.

For more information and to sign up: First Aid Merit Badge

SMIC: Brent Browning

Activity Coordinator: Amy Mendenhall

Merit Badge Rally Oct. 30th, Nov. 6th and Nov. 13 or

Our annual Troop 33 Merit Badge Rally is coming soon!  The dates are Oct 30th, Nov. 6th, Nov. 13th 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 5 Eagle-required and 4 elective merit badges. In addition, there will be opportunities to finish up you partial merit badges before and after the meeting.

For sign up: Merit Badge Sign up 2018

For more information:

Top 5 merit badges Scouts could earn while completing assignments for school


Here’s a word problem to ponder: How can one homework assignment count twice?

Easy. By getting credit for that work at school and in Scouts.


Turns out several merit badge requirements align perfectly with schoolwork. And there’s no BSA rule against going for double credit. (Same goes for service projects done at school). The Guide to Advancement says that “counting service hours for school or elsewhere in the community and also for advancement is not considered double counting since the hours are counted only once for advancement purposes.”)


Makes that 10-page essay seem a little more palatable, huh?


Now that school is back in session, let’s look at the top 5 merit badge Scouts can earn while completing homework, group projects or other school assignments.


Click on the following link to read about the top 5 merit badges and how you can earn credit:


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