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T33 Weekly Blast: October 22

posted Oct 22, 2018, 9:53 PM by Fania Lazarov
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

Thanks to Brent Browning for conducting the First Aid merit badge, and Alan Cyron for the Salesmanship merit badge over the weekend.

Although many Scouts have signed up for merit badges for the rally next week, there are still many openings for most of the offered classes.  Do not miss this opportunity get another merit badge completed on your way to rank advancement. Pay attention to the prerequisites as not all Scouts are eligible for all merit badges.  Go to the activities web page to see what is offered and sign up.

There will be another Order of the Arrow Ordeal Weekend planning meeting for all Scouts, adult leaders and parents immediately following the Troop meeting.  This meeting will not take long as there is no need to organize patrols or plan for meals.

Northern Tier Interest Meeting after troop meeting this Tuesday for those interested. Please ready Matthew Sturm’s email for details.

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 - Saturday November 10, 3-5pm

Where:   Winter Lodge Palo Alto      

               3009 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306



Who: All Troop 33 Scouts

Cost: $18 (Admission + Skate Rental) light snack provided.

Transportation: Pick up and drop off at Winter Lodge Palo Alto.

Activity Coordinator: Teresa Tam

Sign up: Click here to sign up

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.

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 (

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.

Merit Badge Rally assignments were emailed today. Please check Julie Showalter’s email for assignments.

For more information:

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 Fania Lazarov @ by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you!