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Troop 216 Troop 216 has been serving the Alamo, Danville and Walnut Creek communities for a little over 63 years. We are proud to be the oldest chartered troop in the Meridian District. The troop has consistently earned the Quality Unit Award – Gold Level, each year for leadership, outdoor programs and scout accomplishments.

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Friends of Scouting Announcement

Posted on Feb 27 2015 - 4:38pm

I am pleased to inform you of the launch of this year's FRIENDS OF SCOUTING CAMPAIGN.  Friends of Scouting (FOS) is the annual gift giving program that is critical to the operation of the Scouting program that directly benefits your Scout(s).

Did you know that Troop 216 registration fees and dues do NOT cover ANY of the institutional program costs that are associated with each and every Scout?   Specifically, the Mt Diablo Silverado Council spends approximately $250 per Scout per year, none of which is covered by dues or registration fees.  These costs include camp upkeep, camping programs, adult trainings, unit insurance, forms, materials and resources, special events, advancement tracking, volunteer recognition, and more.

Our goal this year is to get 100% of Troop 216's families to donate something; even if it is only $10.  Please consider the investment you are making in your Scout’s educational life and the organization that is responsible for contributing to leadership development, imparting the values of teamwork, active citizenship, and stewardship, encouraging preservation, and enjoyment of the great outdoors, building essential life skills and improving practical knowledge, and fostering a healthy lifestyle and lasting friendships.

For those who have led the way in giving early, thank you very much. However, having learned the costs per scout is $250 in council spending, I would ask that you please add to your gift, if possible, to close the gap on operating costs in support of your Scout(s).  Additionally, since the cost is about $250 per scout, please seek to apportion your gift to cover at least $250 per participating youth. Of course, if you can't or don't want to donate that amount, at least give something, even if it is just $10.

Camping Equipment Meeting - March 3rd

Posted on Feb 27 2015 - 4:36pm

There will be an informational Camping Equipment Meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:30PM, in the MPR.  SM Thor will review the Spring - Summer Camping Equipment List (attached) and answer any questions.  If you have any used camping equipment that you would like to give (or sell), please bring to this meeting as well.  Great opportunity for new families!  

Order of the Arrow Elections - March 10th

Posted on Feb 27 2015 - 4:34pm

Tuesday, March 10th is a very important meeting for Troop 216.  Please attend dressed in Class A uniform.  Troop 236 - Danville will be visiting to conduct our Troop's OA Elections, after which we will have our annual Troop photo.  What is OA - Order of the Arrow?  "For more than 90 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.  This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well.  Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others.  OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth."   http://www.oa-bsa.org   The Troop Scouts will choose from a list of qualified Scouts their choice(s) for a Scout that exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.  If you have any questions, please contact ASM Fred Hofstetter.

Patrol Leaders Committee Meeting and Committee Meeting - March 3rd

Posted on Feb 27 2015 - 4:33pm

The monthly PLC and Committee Meeting will start at 7PM, in the library.

NUCLEAR SCIENCE MB OPPORTUNITY

Posted on Feb 4 2015 - 4:14pm

The Nuclear Science Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will host the next Nuclear Science Day on April 4, 2015 (9AM-4:30PM) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  The event is for youths in grades 8th or higher. This is a Troop Activity, please sign up on the Troop website by February 17th.  The troop must enter each group of up to 5 Scouts and 1 Adult into a lottery.  The troop will hear back by March 6th, whether their group(s) are confirmed.  There is no guarantee that each group will be chosen.  Each Scout will need to complete the Nuclear Science MB Worksheet prior to attending.  Questions?  Please contact Nuclear Sci MB Counselor / ASM Allan Abed

Personal Fitness Merit Badge

Posted on Feb 2 2015 - 10:50am

Spring is approaching and it is time to get fit.  Starting February 22, 2015 at 2pm we will start up a Personal Fitness Merit Badge session at the WCI Track.  This hands on merit badge requires persistence. This is a 12-week merit badge that requires active participation.  We will meet every two weeks to test and in between test dates you will be training. We run, stretch, do push ups, pull ups and sit ups.  These session are also for Scouts that want to complete their partial PF MB.  These biweekly physical tests are interactive family outings.  Parents will be expected to help run and participate in this merit badge session.  Scouts the next step is yours!   I request  a phone call from the scout to my home number at 925.478.8136 telling me you will be attending.  ASM Michael Baker 

BSA Troop # 216

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