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Weekly Blast: April 16

posted Apr 15, 2019, 11:43 PM by Tad Hofmeister

T33 Weekly Blast: April 16, 2019

No Troop Meeting April 16: Spring Recess for LASD and MVLA.

April 20: Canoeing at Marlin Park

April 23: Board of Review

April 24: Next Committee Meeting

April 28: Stamp Collecting Merit Badge

May 11-12: Fremont Peak Camping & Astronomy

May 18-19: Rim Rover Patch Hiking Series: Mount St. Helena and Mount Tamalpais

May 24-27: Camp Oljato Work Party Weekend

June 15-June 22: Camp Emerald Bay

July 7- July 13: Camp Oljato

July 6 -July 17: Northern Tier High Adventure

Reminder: Board of Review

The next Board of Review is on April 23rd, 2019.

Parent volunteers are needed! Please email if you can help.


This is a great way to volunteer with the troop, as well is a lot of fun. No prior experience needed. Thanks a lot!

Committee Meeting April 24th, 7:30pm

This month's Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 24th starting at 7:30PM at 460 Pine Lane in Los Altos.  All Committee members are asked to attend. Agenda will include Scoutmaster and Financial updates, Troopmaster access and data management and Troop 4033 progress to date.  All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Northern Tier High Adventure: One Spot still available!

All participants must be age 14


have graduated from the 8th grade and be age 13 by the time of the trip.

Would you like to canoe the boundary waters of northern Minnesota this summer on a BSA high adventure? Learn more at the activity site or sign up now, and let Matthew Sturm, Nancy Bremeau, and/or the Scoutmasters know.

NOTE: It is no longer likely that Northern Tier will happen next summer in 2020 because of Philmont; therefore, NOW is the time to commit to a Northern Tier wilderness canoeing adventure.

NOTE #2: if you are currently signed up for Oljato 2019 but would like to do this Northern Tier trip, you will NOT be penalized for switching!

Planned trip for Summer 2019:

Trip Length: 9 days on water
Minimum time away from home: July 6th – 17th
Rough schedule: Travel on the 6th, Arrive to base 1pm on the 7th, on-water on the 8th, off-water on the 16th, travel home on the 17th.
Canoeing Adventure:
2 “sister” crews from Troop 33
Minimum of 2 adults per crew
3-6 scouts per crew
One crew will start at the Atikokan base in Ontario, Canada, and the other crew will start at the Ely, MN base. Crews will SWAP PLACES by travelling a minimum of ~130-140 miles over the water & land in the North Woods. The exact route and on-water adventure is for each crew’s scouts to decide – this is YOUR adventure. Northern Tier’s guide and the adults will offer thoughts and advice, but the plan is yours.
Cost: on par with a Philmont trip, so think ~$1,500 total!

For more details visit the activity page: Northern Tier High Adventure

SMIC: Matthew Sturm (

Activity Coordinator: Nancy Bremeau (


Come help open Camp Oljato before all the scouts arrive!

On Memorial Day weekend intrepid volunteers will begin getting Camp Oljato ready for scouts, after its slumber through the winter.  This year should be exceptional given the amount of snow in the mountains. Sign up here -

Scouts can earn service hours.  Contact Pete/Sidney Dunten ( for more info if needed.

Canoeing at Marlin Park

When: April 20, 2019, 9am to 1pm

Troop 27- Is hosting a canoeing event at Marlin Park

—-The specific spot we tend to go to is close to the corner of Trident and Bark.

Scouts will be able to learn the basics of canoeing and go on an adventure in a canoe. This troop is known for its canoeing adventures and their water sports. This event is open to all Scouts and Webelos.

It might be cold on the water in the morning so dress appropriately.

The event is free.

Hope to see you there!

In Scouting,

Ms.Oates  /

Stamp Collecting Merit Badge

When: Sunday April 28, 2019

Where: WestPex Stamp Show

Contact Kyle Anderson at for more details and workshop details

Fremont Peak Camping & Astronomy, May 11-12

Join us on a campout adventure of hiking, stargazing and conservation service at the Fremont Peak State Park in San Juan Bautista on May 11 - 12.  Scouts will hike to the Peak to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of Monterey Bay, and attend an astronomy program about the current night sky and view its starry wonders from the observatory’s 30-inch-diameter telescope.  First Year and Second Year Scouts should consider attending, this will be a great opportunity to work on basic camping skills and earn service hours. We will return on early Sunday morning to still be able to enjoy Mother's Day with families.

Activity Site.

SMIC: Tom Poppitz /

AC: Doris Hsu /

Rim Rover Patch Hiking Series -- Updated Dates

May 18 and 19th we will be hiking Mount St. Helena and Mount Tamalpais

More to follow in the next blast.

Questions -see Ms.Oates /

Activity site.

Camp Oljato July 7-13

Where: Huntington Lake in Lakeshore, CA (Fresno County)

Who: All Troop 33 Scouts

Cost: $525 payable upon sign up

Activity Coordinator: Kim Carahasen

How: Click here to sign up

Spots are still available!  Have fun with your friends on Lake Huntington while working on rank advancement and a few merit badges.  For more information please view our 2019 Camp Oljato activity page.

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