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T33 Weekly Blast: September 10

posted Sep 10, 2018, 9:33 PM by Fania Lazarov

September 14-16: Shooting Sports Weekend at Cutter Scout Reservation

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

October 20: First Aid Merit Badge

November 17: First Aid Merit Badge

December 1: Planet Granite Activity


Girls in Scouting


At our recent joint Scoutmaster Committee meeting, the recent decision by Scouting to begin accepting girls starting in February 2019 was discussed and evaluated. The

consensus, though not unanimous, was to consider accepting girls starting with the March 2019 new First Year Program. Prior to any final decision, we felt it is appropriate to ask all our parents for their views on this potential change to Scouting and Troop 33.


We greatly appreciate you completing this short survey by no later than September 20th so we know your views as we make a decision for the Troop.

Girls in scouting survey  


We will report back to you at our annual mandatory parents meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening, September 25th at Creekside, right after Troop announcement.



Help with Recruiting/Activity Coordinators Needed


Our Recruitment Coordinator Julie Crane is looking for another parent to help with recruiting this season and going forward. Her boys will be aging out soon and so we want to make sure you're fully trained before this happens. For more information, please contact Julie Crane at jftcrane@gmail.com.



T33 needs a few Activity Coordinators to volunteer for several upcoming events this fall. Please check the list and sign up if you're available. If you haven't been an Activity Coordinator before, please contact Amy Mendenhall for more information first. amylmendenhall@gmail.com.


Shooting Sports Weekend at Cutter Scout Reservation, Sept. 14-16

 

It's the annual Pacsky Shooting Sports Weekend, a weekend packed with shooting sports activities! 

 

We have one spot left for this fun weekend! Grab it now!

Ten scouts will get to go to Cutter Scout Reservation to participate in a wide range of shooting sports activities on Saturday and Sunday!
All meals will be provided and served at the Harkson Lodge.

 

Please check out the activities page for information and the schedule.

https://sites.google.com/a/troop33.org/www/activities/2018/shooting_sports_weekend

Note:

  • Open to second year scouts and older

  • There is a mandatory safety briefing at camp on Friday evening.

  • Some events, like shotgun, may have age or size restrictions which are up to the instructor. See age restrictions here.

 

Participating scouts will get an email soon regarding drivers, tents, and packing.

 

SMIC: Brent Browning

Activity Coordinator:Leslie Becker

How: Click here to sign up


Gold Rush Weekend October 5 - 7!

JOIN the GOLD RUSH ADVENTURE!...

...at BOULDER CREEK SCOUT RESERVATION...

 

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO STAKE AND WORK YOUR CLAIM?

PAN FOR GOLD…

ROPE A STEER…

SHOOT A BOW & ARROW…

THROW TOMAHAWKS & SHOOT MUZZLELOADING RIFLES…

(YOUNG ‘UNS SHOOT PELLET GUNS AT THE SHOOTIN’ GALLERY)

MAKE CANDLES, ROPES, AND BULLETS…

BRAND LEATHER AND WOOD…

COOK YOUR OWN JERKY, DONUTS, & BREAD…

START YOUR FIRE WITH FLINT & STEEL…

CUT WOOD FOR YOUR CABIN WITH A TWO-MAN BUCKSAW

DRINK SARSAPARILLA & PLAY CARDS AT THE SALOON…

VISIT THE GENERAL STORE…

AND MUCH MUCH MORE!

For more information and to register:

https://sites.google.com/a/troop33.org/www/activities/2018/gold_rush  

Cost is $60 per Scout.  

Scouts can look forward to: archery, BB guns, bead projects, branding, bucksaw, bullet casting, candle making, donut making, Dutch Ovens, fire making, flint-n-steel, gold panning, hawk throwing, jerky making, leatherworking, log pull, muzzleloading rifles, rope making, slingshots, steer roping, stick bread, and custom silk screened t-shirts! Invite your Webelos II friends - they and their parent attend free - limited spots.


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

 


A Call for Den-Chiefs

Mr. Chin  alfred_chin@hotmail.com


Scouts,


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


If you are 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 guidelines 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

  • Ideally 1st class rank or higher

  • Den Chief Training (either online, classroom, or both) is required.  

  • Classroom training from Pacific Skyline Council is scheduled on September 22nd at the LDS Church in Redwood City from 8 - 12:30 or

  • Online course at  my.scouting.org


The Den Chief assignment is intended to span the entire school year. Please note that we generally restrict Den Chief Services 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. Chin (either at the Troop meetings or by email: alfred_chin@hotmail.com), to get the ball rolling. If you were a Den Chief last year, you will need to receive ScoutMaster's approval, and will need to coordinate the assignment through Mr. Chin.


Wreath Credits


There are quite a number of scouts with unused wreath credits. Please remember to use them when signing up for activities. If you are unsure if you still have credits remaining, please contact Judy Bergwerk jbergwerk@gmail.com.


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:

 

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2018/08/20/top-5-merit-badges-scouts-could-earn-while-completing-assignments-for-school/?utm_source=scoutingwire&utm_campaign=swvolunteer8292018&utm_medium=email&utm_content=


Youth Protection Training Updated Training - Due October 1st 2018


By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training. The enhanced and updated content will allow leaders and councils to comply with all current legal requirements. While this may be inconvenient for some, it reflects the BSA's commitment to the safety of all youth.

 

See How-to Guide for Taking Youth Protection Training to get started!

 

Who is Required to Take Youth Protection Training?

 

- Adults accompanying units on activities who are present at the activity for 72 hours or more, must also take Youth Protection Training. The 72 hours need not be consecutive.

- New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training prior to completing the registration process.

- Units cannot re-charter unless all unit leaders have completed YPT within two years.

- Adult program participants 18 years or older. Adult program participants (Venturing, Order of the Arrow, Exploring) must complete adult Youth Protection Training before submitting their adult application.

- Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to take the training.

The training certificate will only be available for printing after completing the three required training modules and passing the test which completes the Youth Protection Training. It is available on my.Scouting.org on the Dashboard by clicking the print icon.

    


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 @ fpharm14@gmail.com by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you!


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