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T33 Weekly Blast: Sept 7

posted Sep 7, 2015, 2:55 PM by Sundeep Gupta

Sept 8: Mandatory Parents Meeting

Sept 11: Yosemite trip on 11th [link]

Sept 15: BoR

Sept 19: Shotgun shooting

Sept 26: Wilderness survival

Scoutmaster Update

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast

Congratulations to the Scouts that attended ILST yesterday!  There will be a make-up date for those Scouts that could not attend.  I am looking at Saturday, September 19th, but will send an e-mail to those that need the make-up to lock in a date and time.

The Troop leadership will be presenting its “State of the Troop” briefing immediately following the swearing-in ceremony.  We ask that all parents attend this presentation as it is not only informational of where we stand, but where we are going and how it affects your son.  As always, questions and concerns are welcomed, and this is an excellent forum to bring up any issues.


THIS Tuesday

After announcements, we will swear in the new term leadership.  Main Troop will be competing in the Troop 33 “Cut-throat Kitchen”.  First Years will continue with meal planning.  There will also be a coordination meeting for the Yosemite trip next weekend.

After announcements and the swearing-in ceremony, the Troop 33 “State of the Troop” presentation will be presented by Alan Cyron, Kathleen

McGall and me.  It is in your best interest to attend.

Reminder: Activity Coordinator (AC) Signups Are Open

Kathleen McGall

Welcome back! Another exciting year of great activities for Troop 33!

To ensure we can go on all these activities, we need ACs for each activity for the entire year. The link to signups is found at the top of the Activities page or click HERE.  Review the list and sign up early to ensure you can be AC for your first choice!

Being an AC is a great way to fulfill one of your family's volunteer commitments for the troop. As an AC you do not need to participate in the event.

Most urgent needs:

1. We need a new Philmont AC to take over ASAP. If your son is signed up for Philmont 2016, let me know if you can be the AC for this.

2. If you are able, we especially need ACs for the activities scheduled in the first two to three months (see below) or the activity may need to be cancelled.



Wilderness Survival Overnight


7:30 AM




Gold Rush Adventure!


4:00 PM


Alien Invasion


4:00 PM




9:00 AM


3. We need someone to shadow Alan for wreath sales.

Thank you to those who have signed up already!

An AC training class will be held during the Troop meeting on September 22nd.

Please contact Kathleen if you need AC training prior to the class or 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.

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.