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Weekly Blast: Dec. 31st

posted Dec 30, 2019, 10:26 PM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Jan. 5, 3:00pm:  Eagle Court of Honor at LAUMC

Jan. 7:  Our next Troop Meeting

Jan. 14: Board of Review

Jan. 18 - 20: Sacramento Trip

Jan. 25:  Broomball Activity

Eagle Court of Honor, Jan. 5th, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

We are holding the Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday, January 5th from 3 to 5 pm at LAUMC.  Six Troop 33 scouts are being awarded their Eagle rank. All are welcome at this joyful event!

Reminder: Board of Review; Jan. 14th

The next Board of Review is on January 14th, 2020. Scouts wanting a Board of Review should send Mrs. Hongjun Zhu at a note by January 7th. Scouts are encouraged to request their own review. 

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

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

Start the New Year with an Expedition to Historic Sacramento! Jan.18-20, 2020 (Martin Luther King Weekend)   You need to rush!  PLEASE SIGN UP BY Jan. 2nd so we can finalize plans successfully!

Jessica Chang

Sacramento - January 18-20, 2020 (MLK weekend)

How would you like to:

The last time the troop went to Sacramento over MLK weekend was in 2015. We had a total of 30 scouts and 8 adult leaders, and it was a HUGE success!

Sound fun? Join us for our MLK trip this coming year in Sacramento. The signup is now open and we may only be able to accommodate 28 scouts. We will need 6-7 parents to join and drive for this event.


The cost is $180 per person – we will send a Paypal link for payment soon.

Click here to learn more about the trip and see the exciting itineraries.

Broomball - Saturday, January 25, 2020

Ice hockey in tennis shoes?  Sounds super fun!  

Come join your Scouting friends and play a fast and exciting game of Broomball on Saturday, January 25 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Winterlodge in Palo Alto. Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundaes will be served after the game!  

Activity web page link.

Sign-up link.

Please plan to bring your own helmet (bike helmet is fine!). Gloves, knee and elbow pads are also highly recommended.  

Questions?  Contact Noehmy Revilla (, the Activity Coordinator.

Thank you Scouts and other volunteers 

Thank you Troop 33 Scouts and other volunteers for the food box preparation service on Dec. 7th, 2019. We received the following thank-you letter from the Ms. Gimenez, the Salvation Army Volunteer Coordinator.


Hello Boy Scout Troop #33,

Thanks so much for your help at the beginning of this month packing the Holiday Food Boxes. Your help was needed and deeply appreciated!

Your Troop did an outstanding job and we couldn’t be more grateful.



Ms. Liwayway Gimenez

Volunteer Coordinator, Silicon Valley Salvation Army

Troop 33 membership renewal for 2020 - Past Due (DEC. 20th)

The Troop renewal period for 2020 has ended.  ( previous renewal page

If you haven’t renewed, then you will disappear from our systems and no longer be eligible for advancement or participation starting 1/1/2020. If you have any questions/concerns, or want to initiate a late renewal, you must contact our Troop Registrar at:



Other Pacific Skyline District Events of Interest

Powder Horn 2020

When: August 2-8, 2020

Where: Camp Royaneh and Wente Scout Reservation

Cost: $325 before Dec 31, 2019, $375 before April 30, 2020, $425 after

The Powder Horn course introduces Venturing and Boy Scouting adult leaders and Venturing participants (14-20) and Scouts BSA high adventure youth (14-17) to the resources necessary to operate outdoor/high adventure programs (Venturing Ranger program). Contact Bobby Toda at, subject: Powder Horn 2020, with any questions. 

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!