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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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Nuclear Science Merit Badge

Posted on Apr 14 2014 - 10:19am

Don't miss this opportunity to earn the Nuclear Science MB - there are 4 Scout spots left! The 2014 Nuclear Science Day for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will be held from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This event is designed for youths in grades 8 or higher. It will begin in Berkeley Lab's main auditorium. Click here to visit the website. TO EARN THE MB, MUST FILL OUT MB WORKSHEET and turn it into the Registration Desk PRIOR to the start of the session. Sign up is limited to the first 10 scouts as we have TWO parents to attending. IF we get another parent attending, we can send 5 more scouts. Sign up on the calendar. Deadline is April 19th.

Service Project: Alamo CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Drill

Posted on Apr 13 2014 - 10:01pm

April 26, 2014, Saturday, 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The Alamo CERT team is planning a scenario where communications will be tested throughout Alamo.  They need volunteers to test whether they can reach your residence by radio communications in the event of a local disaster.  Remember the gas leak near Alamo Plaza last summer, when businesses there were shut down and residents were evacuated for a few hours?  That is the type of real situation the CERT team will assist with should disaster strike.  Volunteering for their annual tests ensures they are effective, you do a good turn for the local community, and gain service hours toward your advancement.

Please sign up / register on the Troop website by Wednesday, 4/16/14, we need to know as soon as possible, how many can train on the radios, your Alamo address if it isn't listed on the Roster, and that you and a parent will be available on April 26th.  The CERT leader will send a radio to your Alamo residence to test, but you don’t have to be an Alamo resident to volunteer!  You can team up with a scout who is located in Alamo for the test, and have your parent with you. Please contact Penny Luke Velasquez at penny.lv@gmail.com or tel:925-325-8553 925-325-8553 or Nichole Schurr with any questions, and to confirm your attendance.

SPRING ADVANCEMENT DAY on the USS Hornet

Posted on Apr 13 2014 - 10:01pm

SATURDAY, MAY 10th ~ 8:30AM to 4:30PM.  The Alameda Council BSA is hosting a Spring Advancement Day!  Earn one to two MB from a list of 7 MB - Aviation, Cit in the Nation, Collections, Fingerprinting, Am. Heritage, Chess, or Electricity on the USS Hornet.  See below for the flyer.  Sign up on the calendar - have your Scout list the MB that he would like to earn with back-up choices.  Deadline is TUESDAY, April 29th!

MERIDIAN DISTRICT CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP NEEDS JR. HELPERS!

Posted on Apr 6 2014 - 12:30pm

Calling all Boy Scouts (13 years and older)!  Great opportunity to show your leadership by assisting Cub Scouts at the 2014 Galactic Trek Cub Scout Day Camp.  Little Hills Regional Recreation Area (18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon, CA 94583).  They are in need of Jr Helpers.  Cost is $10 per scout.

Dates:   June 23rd-27th

Times:  9am-3:30pm (Monday-Thursday)

             9am-1:30pm (Friday)

Contact:  Lia Marquez, Day Camp Director at mdscdaycamp@gmail.com 

Annual Health Medical Health Forms and Authorization Forms

Posted on Mar 30 2014 - 8:52pm

During the month of April, the annual health forms and authorizations forms are due.  All Boy Scouts need to do this as well as all Adults who participate in activities.  (Adults if you are in doubt, complete the forms so that we have them on file in case you decide to go on an outing / activity with the Troop.)  The links to the required paperwork can be found on the troop website under the “links” tab on the left, and then clicking on the “Boy Scouts Form Links.” Please note, everyone must hand in TWO HARD COPIES* of Medical Form A and B and Medical Insurance card (front and back) – no electronic copies.  Form C (two copies) is required only if attending summer camp or a high adventure camp. The authorization forms now require 2 signatures.  You can give these forms to our Membership Chair, Eileen Dufau at a troop meeting, mail them or drop them off at her house.  You can email her with any questions at ddufaufam@aol.com.   The troop requires TWO HARD COPIES - with over 50 scouts this can be a lot of individual copying.  Thank you for understanding and helping us out :)

NO TROOP MEETINGS

Posted on Mar 29 2014 - 8:22am

Due to Spring Breaks, the Troop is taking a break from Troop Meetings on April 1st and April 15th.  Enjoy your week!

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