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T33 Weekly Blast: Sept 28

posted Sep 28, 2015, 1:14 PM by Sundeep Gupta

Sep 29: Gold rush planning meeting

Oct 2: Gold Rush Adventure

Oct 7: Deadline to sign up for BoR

Oct 9: Alien Invasion

Oct 10: Coyote Creek Cycling Classic

Oct 20: BoR

Nov 3,10,17: Merit Badge Rally

Scoutmaster Update

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

This past week has been pretty quiet for Troop 33 Boy Scout activities, however eight Scouts elected or selected for leadership positions attended the second Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) training on Sunday afternoon.  Congratulations, Scouts!

There will be a meeting immediately following the Court of Honor for those Scouts and adults attending Gold Rush Adventure this weekend in order to establish patrols and make meal plans.  Be sure to make this meeting so you know what is going on.

Sign-up is open on the activities web page for Alien Invasion (the replacement event for Zomb-O-Ree).  It is only two weeks away!

THIS Tuesday

Our first Court of Honor for the new year is Tuesday.  All Scouts are expected to be in full uniform to include the Merit Badge sash.  This is not an Order of the Arrow event, so the OA sash is not authorized.  Again – shoes, no flip-flops!

Gold Rush Planning Meeting & Drivers Needed

We need one more driver, please sign up as an Adult here

All gold rush attendees, scouts and adults, should attend the gold rush planning meeting immediately after the court of honor finishes. If the court of honor does not take the full meeting we will meet immediately after we will likely need 45 minutes to get everything planned.

Find more information and how to sign up here

Questions? Contact Jian Li See you there pardner!

What Pack Are You From?

We are in the midst of recruiting season and it would be especially helpful if we could identify some alumni from the various packs who are currently considering Troop 33.  If you are an alumni of Pack 33, 74, 76, 77, 78, 84, 103, 105 or 426 and would be willing to share your reasons for choosing Troop 33 and your perspective since joining, please email Julie Crane,, Recruiting Coordinator for Troop 33.

Calling All T33 Parents – Merit Badge Rally – Call for Counselors

Calling all T33 parents - here’s a great opportunity to contribute to the troop.  Our annual Merit Badge Rally takes place during 3 meetings every fall and we need you to come work with the boys to earn a merit badge.  This year the dates are Nov 3, 10 and 17 during our normal meeting time of 7:30-9:00.  Last fall, we had over 90 boys working on 11 merit badges during this rally.  

If you can help this year, please contact either of us by dropping a short note here ( or, indicating whether you would prefer to lead a merit badge class or assist, and which you are most interested in.  For a complete list of merit badges, go to the following site and click on any badge to see its requirements.

Some of the merit badges we would like to offer the boys are listed below.  Lead counselors who have already volunteered are noted.  Now would be a perfect time to help out an experienced counselor.  If you have never taken merit badge counselor training, there will be a training session offered in October during our regular Tuesday meeting.

·         Camping (Brett Pauly)

·         Citizenship in the World (Brian Mellea)

·         Communication

·         Emergency Preparedness (Chris Webb)

·         Personal Management

·         Family Life and/or Citizenship in the Community

·         Chess (Jun Kim)

·         Digital Technology

·         Electronics

Please contact us ( or as soon as possible to let us know how you can help.

BoR deadline is October 7

Next Board of Review is Tuesday, October 20 and deadline to request is October 7. Please send an email to Marilyn Stanley at to sign up.

Participate in LAUMC’s compassion week Oct 7,10. Earn service hours

Justin Yun

Hello, my name is Justin Yun, the new patrol leader of the Adventure Patrol.

I would like to invite all of you to participate in LAUMC's compassion week. This is a
week in October where the church and other organizations go around performing service
projects to make a difference in others' lives. The Adventure Patrol has decided to
support the church by signing up for events such as:

  • Sewing for the World on  Oct 7th

  • Creek Cleanup on Oct 10th,

  • McClellan Ranch Invasive Plant Removal on Oct 10th.

Because the church has offered the troop so much of its resources and rooms,
scouts should try and give back to the community. With multiple service projects to
choose from, I encourage scouts to sign up for events that interest them  quickly as
spots do fill up quickly.  Sign up here

Once again, thank you for supporting the LAUMC. If you have any questions or have signed up for the activities, please email me at


Reminder: Activity Coordinator (AC) Signups Are Open

Kathleen McGall

Rick Valestra

Thank you to those who have volunteered to fill the adult volunteer requests to date.

Current Openings:

1. Tour Plan Coordinator: a description can be found on the website using the following path.Parents‎ > ‎Volunteers‎ > ‎Committee‎ > ‎Tour Plan Coordinator

2. AC openings for the following activities for November through January.



Backpacking - Beg/Int










Video Game Night



Death Valley



Please contact Kathleen and Rick if you have any questions. Thank you!

Reminder: A call for Den-Chiefs!

Mr Blasing

Scouts, if you've thought of being a Den-Chief, now is best chance to make it happen!  Our local cub scout leaders are starting to make their requests.  Last year, Troop 33 assigned more than 20 scouts to various local Packs.

If you're 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 guideline 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 on-line, classroom, or preferably both) is required.

The Den Chief assignment is intended to span the entire school year.  Please note that we generally restrict Den Chief service 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. Blasing (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 again receive Scoutmaster approval, and will need to coordinate the assignment through Mr. Blasing.

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