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Weekly Blast: Dec. 3rd

posted Dec 11, 2019, 10:09 PM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: December 3, 2019

Dec. 3: Board of Review

Dec. 4: Philmont Personal Gear Meeting 7:00-8:30pm Youth Room

Dec. 7: Salvation Army Holiday Service

Parent Volunteers Needed for Board of Review

We still need 11 parent volunteers for the BOR on Dec 3rd. Please email Hongjun at if you can help. This is a great way to volunteer with the troop, as well as a lot of fun. No prior experience needed. Thanks a lot!

URGENT - Please Return Troop Gear ASAP (tents+)

Some of our best tents are still out, and are needed urgently for our pending Portola backpacking trip. We are also doing an annual inventory so we need everything in quickly.  Please carefully check for any outstanding troop gear and return it Tuesday evening and/or email to let me know what you're holding.


Salvation Army Holiday Service Dec. 7th:

For those Scouts and Adults who signed up, please bring your two Salvation Army Forms (each Adult & Scout) and Activity Consent Form (each Scout)  to this Tuesday's meeting. Alan Cyron will be collecting all forms.

Activity page with link to forms here.

Conservation Service Opportunity

Do you need Conservation Service hours? 

Volunteers are needed this Saturday, December 7, at Our City Forest's (OCF) Nursery from 9AM - Noon to install french drains into a small section of OCF's nursery at 1000 Spring St, San Jose, CA 95110. OCF is an environmental non-profit cultivating a green and healthy Silicon Valley through community education, planting native trees and tree stewardship. Please email for more information.

Seamstress Needed

We need replacement tent bags and can't find any available for sale. If you'd be willing to make a dozen tent bags for the troop, please let me know - Of course we'd reimburse you for all materials necessary.

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 is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting adult leaders and Venturing participants (14-20) and Scouts BSA high adventure youth (14-17) to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high adventure unit-level program. It is based on the 8 core and 18 electives found in the Venturing Ranger program. It is intended to help adult leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources and in the way they lead their unit-level high adventure programs.


Have questions? Contact Bobby Toda at, subject: Powder Horn 2020. 

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