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Welcome to Troop 216!

Troop 216 Troop 216 has been serving the Alamo, Danville and Walnut Creek communities for 65 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.

If you are here to learn about the Troop, feel free to explore the “About 216” sections in the menu on the left. If you are interested in joining the Troop, send us a message using the “Contact Us” menu. Troop members can login to access more information.

 

All website updates and announcements should be sent to Tracie (tracie_at_home@yahoo.com) by 12pm on Sunday to be included in the weekly eblast.

Troop Meeting Tuesday, Jan 17 at 7 pm - Advancement Night and Recruiting Event

Posted on Jan 16 2017 - 10:12am

Join your troop for the first meeting after the holiday break.  We will have a packed meeting with Webelos visiting and Advancement Night.   Scouts should bring their scout books and check in with their patrol leader and Ms. Stewart, Advancement Chair regarding their advancement goals.  Now is the time to request a Scoutmaster Conference and BoR from the Advancement Chair if the scout is seeking rank advancement prior to the February Court of Honor. 

Parents  - Please join the committee in the teacher’s lounge where we will meet with visiting Webelos parents and answer any questions about Troop 216.  We are in need of baked goods.  Please email Renee Brooks if you can assist the troop by providing baked goods for this meeting.

Sign up by Jan. 22nd - SKI & SNOWBOARD TRIP - February 24th-26th

Posted on Jan 16 2017 - 10:10am

Join the troop for their annual Ski & Snowboarding Trip on February 24th - 26th!  The group will leave on Friday 5PM, with a quick dinner stop on the way.  They will ski/snowboard all day Saturday, clean up the cabin on Sunday, ski/snowboard for half the day on Sunday before heading home with a quick dinner stop.  Estimated time home is 8PM.  They will stay in a cabin near Sugar Bowl for 2 nights.  Estimated cost for cabin, carpool, group meals and meals out is approximately $178.  Scouts to secure their own Sugar Bowl lift ticket for the weekend (Saturday all day, Sunday half day) and equipment, before leaving on Friday.  Please see details on the Troop website, and sign up today as there are limited number of spots!

TROOP SCAVENGER & PHOTO HUNT – January 28th

Posted on Jan 16 2017 - 10:09am

Join the Scoutmasters for a fun outing to San Francisco on January 28th from 9AM-4PM.  The troop will meet at the Walnut Creek BART Station and travel by BART into the city.  The troop will be divided into patrols, each with assigned adults to tag along.  Each patrol will be given a list of items to find, photograph and check off their list.  It will be a race to finish first!  Sign up today for this fun patrol building event. Registration closes on 1/26.

S.T.E.M. Merit Badge Event - February 11th

Posted on Jan 16 2017 - 10:09am

The Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) committee will be holding a special activity Saturday, February 11, 2017, offering Scouts an opportunity to work on S.T.E.M. related Merit Badges. This will be held at the Art Institute of California (2850 Gateway Oaks Drive #100, Sacramento, CA) from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. There are some really great MB sessions, ones that the troop hasn't seen offered in the past at a great price - $10.This event is an individual event not a troop event. 

Merit badges offered include: Astronomy, Engineering, Energy, Surveying, Truck Transportation, Railroading

Interested Scouts should register as soon as possible as space is very limited. This event is an Individual Registration event, so each family must register their Scout. Anyone attending and interested in carpooling can contact Cynthia Nakahara and she can get you connected with other attendees.

STEM MB Sat Flyer

For more details and to register: http://www.gec-bsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2031405&OrgKey=3418

ADULTS & SCOUTS: Don’t Miss LEAD TRAINING – January 28th

Posted on Jan 16 2017 - 10:08am

Time to sign up for LEAD 2017, to be held at DVC in Pleasant Hill on January 28th.  Leaders, Parents and First Class and above Scouts should attend this once a year BIGGEST Scout training day!  LEAD offers Den Chief Training, ILST for Scouts,  Plus for Adults, Maximizing Troop Positions of Responsibility, Boy Scout Programs Off the Beaten Path, Cyber Chip for Boy Scouts, Fly Fishing Made Easy, Camp Cooking, Role of the ASM, CoH and other Ceremonies, Conducting BoRs, Unit Websites and MORE. Further details (matrix of courses, plus course descriptions) and to register:   http://www.mdscbsa.org/events/leader-education-and-training/

Upcoming Adult Training Opportunities

Posted on Jan 16 2017 - 10:08am

Troop 216 needs qualified and trained ASMs for upcoming outings.  The following training opportunities are being offered by the MDSC during the month of January 2017.  To register, please follow the link to the sign up page. 

HAT Core - Jan. 20-22 - http://www.mdscbsa.org/events/hat-core-2/

LEAD - Jan. 28 - http://www.mdscbsa.org/events/l-e-a-d-leader-education-and-discovery/

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