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Weekly Blast: April 2

posted Apr 2, 2019, 12:21 AM by Tad Hofmeister

T33 Weekly Blast: April 2, 2019

April 13: iFLY indoor skydiving

April 17: Next Committee Meeting

May 11-12: Fremont Peak Camping & Astronomy

June 15-June 22: Camp Emerald Bay

July 7- July 13: Camp Oljato

July 6 -July 17: Northern Tier High Adventure

Rim Rover Patch Hiking Series - Overnight Hike Postponed

The overnight weekend hike to Mt. St. Helena and Mount Tamalpais that was planned for April 6-7 has been postponed. New dates are TBD. Please check the activity site page for updates.

Activity site.

Activity coordinator: Nicole Lilly (

iFLY Indoor Skydiving - April 13, 2019

Calling all Scouts!  Come fly with us on April 13th for an exhilaration sensation of indoor skydiving at iFLY, one of the most exciting and fastest growing sports in the world.  A vertical tunnel with high speed wind will keep you floating and soaring through the air. Flight package includes 2 turns with an instructor, Virtual Reality experience "How to Train Your Dragon" can be added to enhance your flight.  Sign ups are available at:

SMIC: Adam Braun /

Activity Coordinator: Doris Hsu /

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 /

Northern Tier High Adventure: Spots still available!

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 (

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