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Weekly Blast: Sep. 17th

posted Sep 16, 2019, 11:53 PM by Tad Hofmeister

Troop 33 Weekly Blast: September 17, 2019

Sep. 17: Board of Review

Sep. 21: Fishing Trip

Oct. 5-6: Sweetwood Beach Camping

Troop 33 Fishing Trip

Sign ups are open !

When: Sept 21 Meet at LAUMC

Where: Sandy Wool Lake, Ed D Levin Park



Meet @ LAUMC @ 7:15 am, Leave 7:30 am

Arrive / Park opens @ 8:00 am

Fishing 3 hrs, Depart @ 11:30 am

Return LAUMC @ 12:00 pm


16 and older need to bring a fishing license.

Activity Site and sign up Here


Activity Coordinator: Bing Cai

Sweetwood Beach Camping

Want to camp by the beach and listen to the ocean waves at night?

Join us for beach camping at Sweetwood Group Campsite, part of the State Parks at Half Moon Bay. There will be a three-hour conservation service project.

When: October 5 - 6, 2019

Where: Sweetwood Group Camping - Halfmoon Bay 

Who: All Troop 33 Scouts

Cost: $45

SMIC: Cameron Oates 


Activity Site link.

Sign up link.  (Please sign up by Sep 24th)

Activity Coordinator: Lin Jing

T33 Needs a new Medical Forms Coordinator

We are looking for a parent who would like to be the new medical forms coordinator. This volunteer helps store and pull the medical forms for all of our scouts and parents for each activity. Please contact Amy Mendenhall at to inquire about the details.

Want to join Troop 33 next year?

Do you have siblings or friends who are interested in joining our wonderful Troop 33 next year? They can join us at any of these upcoming events:


  • October 1, 2019 - District Open House

  • October 11-13, 2019 - Gold Rush Adventure

  • October 15, 2019 - Troop 33 Open House


Please contact Alice Tong ( or Julie Crane ( for more information.


A Call for Den-Chiefs

Alfred Chin




If you've thought of being a Den-Chief, now is the best chance to make it happen!  Our local cub scout leaders are starting to make their requests. Last year, Troop 33 assigned over a dozen scouts to various local Packs.


If you are not familiar with this Position of Responsibility (PoR), the Den Chief is a significant Leadership position. As Den Chief, you'll be working closely with the local Cub Scout Dens and Packs, supporting and helping to organize and lead their activities, setting a good example for the younger scouts, and you will be an important factor in recruiting new scouts to our Troops.


In general, anyone who meets the following guidelines is a candidate for Den Chief:


  • A Scout who has been approved by their ScoutMaster to serve as a Den Chief

  • Is 12 years or older, and ideally 1st class rank or higher.

  • Online Den Chief Training via is required


The Den Chief assignment is intended to span the entire school year. Please note that we generally restrict Den Chief Services to two terms, maximum. This gives other scouts an opportunity and it encourages past Den Chiefs to pursue other PoR positions within the Troop.


Here is the link to Troop 33’s page on Den Chiefs with more info on the process for obtaining PoR credit:


If you are interested in being a Den Chief this year, please contact Mr. Chin (either at the Troop meetings or by email:, to get the ball rolling. If you were a Den Chief last year, you will need to receive ScoutMaster's approval, and will need to coordinate the assignment through Mr. Chin.


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

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 this fall.

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!