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Weekly Blast: Jan. 14th

posted Jan 13, 2020, 11:10 PM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: January 14th, 2020

Jan. 14: Board of Review

Jan. 18 - 20: Sacramento Trip

Jan. 25:  Broomball Activity

Feb. 8 & 9: Snow Camping

Board of Review, Jan. 14th; Parent Volunteers Needed

There are 6 scouts scheduled for the Board of Review on January 14th. We need 3 parent volunteers to help with the Board of 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!

Scouts scheduled for a BoR:

  • Frederick Cieslicki

  • Sophia Cieslicki  

  • Josh Kozo (need SMC)

  • Lincoln Mendenhall

  • Alexane Turcotte

  • Andrew Zhu (Need SMC)

Scouts should bring their scout handbooks, and come in complete uniform, neat and tidy.  Please make sure that badges are properly affixed to uniforms, and are current and up-to-date.  The complete uniform includes neckerchief or scary, belt, socks and pants.

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.

Snow Camping Feb. 8-9th

Every scout should camp in the snow at least once! Get ready to join us for the great adventure of snow camping. The activity page will get updated as the date nears. For now, save the date and start getting excited.   

Sign up for Snow Camping here.

SMIC: Chris Webb (

Activity Coordinator: Leslie Becker (

Troop 33 is missing tents!

Several Troop 33 tents are missing. Rather than buying more tents and charging them back to you in the form of annual fees, we rather they get returned.

The most urgent need is for a particular (rare) 3-man REI tent, but 2-man and 4-man tents also need returning...  regardless of condition (missing parts, torn, whatever - we repair and combine tents as necessary). Please also look for tent parts, like rain-flys or poles, that might have gotten separated.

Please carefully search your garages, storage, and forgotten hiding spots and return tents/parts at the next troop meeting, or you can drop them anytime day-or-night on Mr. Poppitz’s porch - 458 Distel Drive, Los Altos (look for the white picket fence).


Thank you!


Start the New Year with an Expedition to Historic Sacramento! Jan.18-20, 2020 (Martin Luther King Weekend)   Past SIGN UP date of Jan. 2nd, but fill out if interested and contact Jessica

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.

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!