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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.

Action Needed - Troop 216 Annual Social - Payment and Consent Forms are Due

Posted on Aug 21 2016 - 9:33pm

The troop social is just around the corner, August 28th at the Rudgear Estates Pool.  This is a must attend event for all scout families and one of the few times a year where scouts, their families and troop leaders are able to get together.  Please RSVP by using the link below and submit payment at the next troop meeting or via Venmo.  We need to get an accurate head count to the caterer so the sooner you can sign up and pay the better.  Prices will increase for RSVP and payments received after August 27th.   All scout families, including siblings are invited to attend this fun event which features a delicious catered BBQ meal, swimming, games  and much more.

YOSEMITE FAMILY CAMPING & SERVICE PROJECT WEEKEND - SIGNS UPS CLOSE ON AUGUST 23RD

Posted on Aug 21 2016 - 9:33pm

September 2nd - 4th.  The annual family camping trip to Yosemite is scheduled for the Labor Day Weekend.  Scouts, parents and siblings (5 years and older) are welcome to join in this memorable 3 day weekend outing!.  All Scouts will be assigned to patrols, and have use of the Troop's equipment.  Patrol Cooks will be assigned and Scouts will need to participate.  Adults and Siblings will need to bring their own camping equipment (tents, stoves, lanterns) and meals.  Yosemite park services requires that everyone staying at the campsites participate in the service project.  Siblings must be 5 years or older. The service projects will occur on Sunday, September 4th from 9 am to 3 pm.  Please plan to stay until Sunday, 3PM.   

All Scouts Attending Summer Camp 2017 Are Asked to Participate in the Annual BSA Popcorn Fundraiser

Posted on Aug 21 2016 - 9:32pm

The popcorn fundraiser is a vital part of funding for our summer camps.  The income from the popcorn fundraiser will be used to offset the costs for ALL scouts attending summer camp.  For this reason, ALL scouts who plan on attending summer camp in 2017,  are requested to sign up for at least one sales session, sell popcorn online and/or individually.  Please click on this link for further details about the popcorn fundraiser and to sign up.  

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44adad2aab9-troop1/3788172

To sell popcorn online, please assist your scout in visiting “sell.trails-end.com” to set up a page online.  All orders must by placed by October 24th.

Questions or concerns, please contact Jung Westover.

Advance Camp Early Bird Fee Until August 24th

Posted on Aug 21 2016 - 9:17pm

Advance Camp is on Saturday, September 24th at the Contra Costa Fairgrounds in Antioch. This is a one-day event where the Scouts can work on one or two Merit Badges, complete partial Merit Badges and or complete rank advancement requirements (Trailhead). Scouts will also help with a service project at the end of the day. Merit Badges are first come, first serve and do fill up quickly. Don't miss out on this fun Scout day! Sign up on the Troop website, find details and how to complete registration on the Troop Calendar for Advance Camp. Adult chaperones and drivers are needed, too! Questions? Contact Amy Kemmerer.

MDSC WEBELOREE - Sept. 30th - Oct. 1st

Posted on Aug 21 2016 - 9:17pm

September 30th (5PM)-September 1st (12noon).   Scouts (and adults) will head off to Camp Hermes to assist MDS Council at their annual Webel-o-ree.  Webel-o-ree is a weekend campout for Webelos II Scouts and their parents to learn about Boy Scouting.  Troop Scouts will stay one night in Camp Hermes counselor cabins, have a troop campfire program, then rise early to a quick breakfast and then lead Webelos to their tent area.  Scouts will discuss how to choose a good site for pitching their tent and what actions to take in case of extreme weather events. (6:45AM-8:45AM). Great opportunity to help the troop's Council, Mt Diablo Silverado and earn service hours, show leadership, show scout spirit, complete rank advancement requirement or earn Troop 216 neckerchief patch, plus have a great time with the troop at Camp Hermes!  Sign up on the troop website today!

Beginning Backpacking at Echo Lake, Friday, October 14th at 6 pm to Sunday, October 16 at approx. 2 pm

Posted on Aug 21 2016 - 9:16pm

Join the Scoutmasters for an unforgettable  backpacking trip.  All scouts are invited to attend this backpacking trip along the crystal clear waters of Echo Lake.  Scouts will depart on Friday evening and set up camp at the trailhead.  Saturday morning they will hike deep into the Desolation Wilderness and spend another night on the trail.  

BSA Troop # 216

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