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Weekly Blast: Oct. 22nd

posted Oct 22, 2019, 6:39 AM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: October 22, 2019



Oct. 22: Board of Review

Oct. 29: Merit Badge Rally

Nov. 5: Merit Badge Rally

Nov. 12: Merit Badge Rally

 


Parent Volunteers Needed for October 22 Board of Review

 

The next Board of Review is on October 22nd, 2019. We have 25 scouts up for Board of Review this time and we need 12 more parent volunteers. Please email Hongjun at  hongjunz@gmail.com if you can help.

 

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


Merit Badge Rally Oct. 29, Nov. 5, and Nov. 12


The merit badge rally web page has been updated to allow scouts to select the merit badge(s) that they would like to work on during this rally. For partially completed merit badges, scouts will have the opportunity to wrap them up before, during, or after the rally sessions. 


 Please sign up via the web page link above and select the badge as soon as possible.



Other Pacific Skyline District Events of Interest

Merit Badge Midway 2019

Brought to you by Troop 2 of Los Gatos


When: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8:30am-4:00pm

Where: Fisher Middle School

19195 Fisher Avenue 

Los Gatos, CA 95032


Registration Fee: $40/scout

Fee includes two (AM and PM) classes, lunch, raffle, and a commemorative Midway patch

Link to information and registration



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. The purpose of Powder Horn is introduce participants to requirements in a high adventure activity as well as to provide contacts with professionals that can assist in putting an event for your crew or troop. For completing the course, you will be awarded the Powder Horn pin which is worn on your uniform left pocket.

 

Purpose

The course is designed to help unit-level adult leaders and high adventure youth leaders to: 1. Find the resources necessary for a high adventure program. 2. Understand the safety and practical requirements for different high adventure disciplines.

 

Learning Objectives

1. Learn what resources are available to support a high adventure program.

2. Learn where to find the resources.

3. Learn how to use the resources.

4. Learn how to safely do a high adventure program.

5. Learn what is involved with different high adventure disciplines.

 

Requirements

1. Be a registered BSA adult; youth participant, must be registered in a Venturing or a Scouts BSA unit.;

2. Submit current BSA medical forms A, B & C

3. Take appropriate on-line training for activities including Youth Protection, Hazardous Weather, Climb On Safely, Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense, valid for the course.

4. Have your council Scout Executive approval

 

Powder Horn Activities

The course will feature a variety of high adventure hands-on activities including climbing, wilderness survival, geocaching, orienteering, archery, pistol, high power rifle, fly fishing, Discovery Scuba, equestrian, stand up paddling, kayaking, High and Low Cope and much more.

 

Powder Horn Venues

The first half of the week will be at Royaneh, located about 30 miles west of Santa Rosa and 10 miles from the coast.. Royaneh features a COPE course, a swimming pool, rock climbing, and horses. The second half of the week will be at Wente Scout Reserve located about 6 miles east of Willits, CA. Wente also has horses and rock climbing along with great mountain biking trails, two pump courses, an 80-acre warm water lake with a variety of boating activities and fishing.

 

Have questions? Contact Bobby Toda at bobbytoda@gmail.com, subject: Powder Horn 2020. 



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 tadtad@gmail.com by 5 pm Sunday for the following week’s edition. Please include “T33 BLAST” in the email subject line. Thank you!
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