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Weekly Blast: June 4

posted Jun 4, 2019, 1:01 AM by Tad Hofmeister

T33 Weekly Blast: June 4, 2019

June 4: Troop 33 Family Picnic & Court of Honor: Last Troop Meeting of the school year

June 8: Kayak @ Elkhorn Slough

June 9: Evan Fine’s Eagle Project

June 15-June 22: Camp Emerald Bay

July 7- July 13: Camp Oljato

July 6 -July 17: Northern Tier High Adventure

Last Blast of the School Year

The Weekly Blast will be paused for the summer and will resume at the start of the school year. Enjoy your summer!

Troop 33 Annual Family Picnic & Court of Honor

This year our annual family picnic will be held at Cuesta Park on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 from 5:30-9pm. Scouts should be in their class A uniforms since we will hold our last Court of Honor there. The troop is providing the main course, but please bring a dish to share according to your last name:

  • A-H - please bring a side dish

  • I-P - please bring a salad

  • R-Z - please bring a dessert

Please sign up here:

See you all there!

SMIC: Jon Meyer ( / Tom Poppitz (

AC: Alice Tong (

Evan Fine’s Eagle Project: June 9th

Hi, this is Evan Fine. I'm looking for volunteers for my Eagle project; specifically someone who can be a suitable videographer as well as someone who can function as an MC for a musical performance event. If you believe you fit the above category, then check your calendar for June 9th at 3PM to 6PM and send me an email (; I'll provide a meet-up time and location. Dinner will be provided for this event. Thanks!

Treasurer Update:

It's been my pleasure to serve as the T33 treasurer for the past 5 years, and I am handing the responsibility over to Doris Hsu. During May, we will be working together, so all requests can go to either or both of us. We will work together to make sure everything is covered. Our emails are and Many thanks to Doris for stepping up to take on this role.

While reviewing the job responsibilities, we've come up with a couple of procedural changes to make the job more manageable.


Up until now, I've been forwarding PayPal transaction receipts to the activity coordinators to inform them of payments. Going forward it is the responsibility of the person making the payment to forward the receipt to the AC.

Mileage Reimbursement:

The activity Scoutmaster or the AC have been sending me a list of drivers for each event, but I have no way of knowing if the driver will submit a reimbursement form with additional expenses. A fair amount of time is spent following up with less than an optimal response rate. Going forward:

Drivers with no other expenses: Send an email to the treasurer requesting reimbursement for driving. If you don't request, your mileage reimbursement will be considered a donation to the troop.

Drivers with other expenses (food, parking, entrance fees, etc): Fill out the troop expense form and email/mail/give to the treasurer. Include all receipts. The expense form can be found in the documents section of the troop website.

Thank you for being a great treasurer the last 5 years Judy!

Other Pacific Skyline District Events of Interest

2019 JOTA (Jamboree-on-the-Air)


Nico Bremeau is helping Los Altos organize "2019 JOTA" (Jamboree-on-the-Air) October 19, 2019. JOTA uses amateur (HAM) radio to link Scouts and hams from our area, the nation, and the world and enables them to talk with each other. It requires no experience and no travel. This event is for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. In 2017 more than 1.5 million scouts participated from more than 160 countries. We're always looking for scouts and parents with HAM experience who can help with the event. If you don't have any experience, please come to have fun and learn all about it. If you’re interested, please send Nico an email (


PS. Nico is also starting a HAM radio/emergency preparedness club at LAHS next fall.

Home Repairs Camp

July 12-14, 2019

Learn valuable handyman skills to use around the house!

Where: Cutter Scout Reservation, 2500 China Grade, Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Cost: $145

Sign up on PAC SKY website

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