20-21 Scouting Calendar

Pack Calendar::

*Most events are TBD because of COVID-19

*Part 2 will be determined at Winter Planning Meeting

Need to move Pack meetings from Wednesdays

City, school, and holiday events in italics Leader


@ home Pack event - Scout Strong (needed for Summertime award)  

12th WOD Roundtable

31 First day of school (M)


Community Service- All Month TPMS Cluster Food Prg Drive

7 Labor Day (M)

9 White Oak District Roundtable (W, 7:30pm Zoom call)

13 Parent's Meeting (530pm, Zoom Call)

13    Pack 33 Leaders Meeting

20 Virtual Join Scouting Night (multiple scouting units, Zoom Call) Brad D.

18-20 Rosh Hashanah (Fr-Su)

27-28 Yom Kippur (Su-M)

28 Pack Meeting (M, 6-7pm Zoom call)


3 Takoma Park Street Festival - CANCELLED

10-11 Fall Virtual Campout

12 Columbus Day (M)

14 White Oak District Roundtable (W, 7:30pm Zoom call)

18th White Oak District Pinewoody Derby Race                                     White Oak District

26th Pack Meeting (M, 6-7pm, zoom call)

30/31st Virtual Halloween Campfire/Campout


3 Election Day (T)

7 *  Scouting For Food 2020 (FB Event)

11     Veteran's Day Ceremony

11 Veterans Day (W)

11 White Oak District Roundtable (W, 7:30pm Zoom call) _

14 Scouting for Food collection (Safeway) (Webs)

14 Pack Meeting (S, 7-8pm Zoom call)

20 Special Guest NASA's Dragonfly Mission to Titan with Pack 23

21 NCAC Pow Wow Steven Mager

26-27 Thanksgiving (Th-F)


6 Annual Planning Meeting Part 2 (Su, 6pm-9pm Zoom call)

9 White Oak District Roundtable (W, 7:30pm Zoom call)

21 Pack Meeting (W, 7-8pm Zoom call)

TBD Recharter Package Turn-in

24-25 Christmas (Th-F)


1 New Years Day (F)

13 White Oak District Roundtable (W, 7:30pm Zoom call)

13 Pack Meeting (W, 7-8pm Zoom call)

18 MLK Jr. Day (M)

February 2021-- 
6th- Pack Leaders Meeting 
All Month:  Pinewood Derby 2021 cars pick up
Black History Month- First Black Troop 33 Eagle Scout

March 2021- 

March 10 - White Oak District Roundtable @7:30pm

March 13 - Pinewood Derby workshop

March 15 - Community Service for “Helping the Helpers”

Helping Teachers & Thank You Cards & Videos for First Responders

March 20- Whittling Chip part 1? 10/11am (@ piney branch park)

March 29 - March Pack Meeting

April 4 - Easter

April 9th - 6pm, Yoga for Scouts with Yenly (optional) 

April 10th - Whittling Chip part 2 for Bears/Webs 10/11am (@ piney branch park) 

April 12-17 - DCPS Spring Break (for most schools!)

April 24-25 - Pinewood Derby 

April 26th- April Pack Meeting

MAY 2021

May 16- Arrow of Light Crossover into Troop 33

May 24th - 7pm - Game Design - May Pack Mtg

May 31 - Memorial Day

JULY 2021

24th July Rock Creek Hike

JUNE 2021

June 6 Leaders Meeting

June 19 June Pack 'Picnic'

June 27 Fort Totten Clean Up


28th August Ice Cream Social 

Upcoming Dates:

All Month: Letterboxing


All Month Community Service:

Everyone is invited & encouraged to attend to come to support the adult & youth leaders getting the awards as your presence is as big a deal as the award itself so please come support these adult & youth leaders! Bonus, virtual so is easy to come (no traffic except the laundry on the floor)!  
When: 9th December 2020 at 6:30 pm 

District/Council Bowline Award -
(2020) Patty First,  Halimah "Lima" Abdullah 
(2019) Matt Rhoads, David Bartel 

District Acorn Award --  
(2020) Kyle Gardner, Gabe Andersen, Caedmon Peterson 

For Those Donating on Behalf of Scouts online for Scouting for Food, please fill this form out --

November Events:
On top of individual Den Meetings, we are having the following pack events:

This Year & Scouting We will be doing a mostly virtual (with potential hybrid/in-person options) for scouting during Fall 2020 due to COVID19. However, the biggest source of information on the every day will be from your den leaders. If there are issues, please don't hesitate to let your leaders & I know! The full letter to the pack, with links and resources, will be here on the 20-21 (Virtual) Scouting page & the pack calendar updated here 20-21 Scouting Calendar!

Accessibility to scouting is a number one priority for us! IMPORTANT to know is that with any hybrid option you may have, YOU CAN ALWAYS do it at home & just let your den leader know! This is especially vital for scouts with families that are at risk (of COVID19). So if you can't do a virtual meeting, know you can make it up & do it on your own! Just ask your leaders! 

Health Forms & COVID Release It is important to note that if you do the hybrid option, meaning that you attend a socially distant hike with other families during a scouting event, YOU MUST have your health forms, the covid waiver, hippa form & pre-screen checklist ON FILE with the den leader & pack leadership both! This is IMPERATIVE. You will not be allowed to attend a hybrid/in-person option without these forms done! The forms are linked on the COVID19 pack page in the file section (at the bottom of the page). Download, print and scan or use DocHub to fill out and sign.  When you are done, you need to present them in-person to a leader, mail them OR email them to packfirstaider@takomaparkscouts33.org, cubmaster@takomaparkscouts33.org, & your den leader! It will not be used or accessed by anyone else but the leadership per the importance of your personal information. Also, a HUGE thank you Mikel, who is our amazing Pack First Aider!! 

What about if I didn't finish rank? If you didn't "finish" a rank, don't sweat it. if you were registered & working toward that rank, you can still do so at your own pace (while in your current den level) due the unforeseen circumstances aka the pandemic. We understand that attaining rank was sidelined when COVID happened for some scouts. We do ask that you let us know when you did the requirement and also if you need help, reach out to your den leader! 

Advancements If your scout is attending something in person, your den leader will likely input /keep track of advancements for those times. If you do any of the requirements remotely at home, you can input it for your scout on Scoutbook - instructions & links here (thank you, Laura Willard) or email your den leader! The beauty of this means that your scouts can also do the other electives as well on their own. 

Please consider helping the leadership team-- esp at a den level. We are all in this together volunteering. Any help you can give your den leaders will be GREATLY appreciated & provided a better scouting experience for everyone. Also, at the pack level as well. If you have an idea, please don't hesitate to email me. If you are coming to the parent meeting, the link will remain the same for the parent meeting and the leadership meeting & we would love to have you there! 

Also, don't forget to join the Facebook Group and the Listserve which are meant as general listserves for our scouting family to connect! 
Pack 33 Parent ListServe - https://rallyhood.com/35965 

Lastly, but certainly not least, THANK YOU to all the amazing leaders in our pack who have all worked so hard to help kick this year off well!!  


January 2020-- (do you see better too? Haha)
5th- Pack Leaders Meeting
11th- Splash Pool/Pack Meeting (will update for 2020 soon). 

February 2020
March 2020 

Pack 33 would like to invite you to our annual Blue and Gold Banquet which will take place on Saturday, March 14th @ 5 pm at the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church gymnasium (312 Tulip Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912).

RSVP & Sign up for potluck dishes for your Den & Volunteer Help--> https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E4AAAAA29A1FA7-2020

After you RSVP above on Sign Up Genius, you can do facebook Event to share, etc (optional) -> https://www.facebook.com/events/232836334428795/

Info also on Pack Website--> pack33.takomaparkscouts.org/activities/blue-gold

Event Coordinator/Contact --> Rob Carter, robcarter2010@gmail.com   

APRIL 2020
16th-30th April Virtual Campout *** more info coming soon ***