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T33 Weekly Blast: September 24

posted Sep 24, 2018, 9:24 PM by Fania Lazarov
September 25: Mandatory Parents meeting

October 1: Youth Protection Training Due

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

October 20: First Aid Merit Badge

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

November 17: First Aid Merit Badge

December 1: Planet Granite Activity


Scoutmaster Corner

Chris Webb christopherawebb@comcast


       

Miniature Golf!

On Friday eight scouts, went to Golfland in Sunnyvale to test out their “Tiger Woods” golfing skills.  They had a lot of fun golfing and also got to play video games before leaving. Thanks to Jeff DeAngelis as the Scoutmaster-in-Charge, Amy Mendenhall, Activity Coordinator, and Kathy Vook for putting this together and helping out.


       


Sunday afternoon, 15 Scouts elected or appointed to Positions of Responsibility for this term attended and graduated from the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST).  Led by your Senior Patrol Leader, Jack Crane, they learned about leadership skills, team building and dynamics, prevention of bullying, and how the Patrol Leader Council (PLC) works and why they have one.  Many thanks to Doug, MacLeod, Cameron Oates and Tom Poppitz for assisting, presenting topics, and reviewing duty descriptions and rubrics with the Scouts.


Parents – If your Scout did not share with you their duties and the rubric that was handed to them at the training, you can go to this site to see what they are required to do:


From the Troop 33 web site Home page → Scouts → Positions of Responsibility https://sites.google.com/a/troop33.org/www/scouts/por 


There will be a meeting for Gold Rush Adventure! to establish patrols, meal plans and Troop gear assignment.


This Tuesday

This is Compassion Week at LAUMC, and as we always do, we are participating in various projects.

Main Troop will be making fleece blankets for Foster Children and writing cards of thanks and gratitude to Troops deployed overseas.

First Year Scouts will be making paracord bracelets for Troops deployed overseas.


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!

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.

 

For more information and to register:

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

Cost is $60 per Scout. (Free for Webelos & Webelos parents.)

For any questions, please contact the Activity Coordinator, Jeanne Schmitt, at schmittpatel@gmail.com.

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 Adenture 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 (jian_li@yahoo.com)


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


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.

    


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