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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

Posted on Feb 4 2016 - 9:18pm

Dear Scouting Families, 

Friends of Scouting is kicking off their fundraising campaign for 2016. Please take the time to read the attached letter from our council. A presentation from the council will be held during our COH on 2/23/16. We need your support. Click here for more information on this important program.

Annual Troop Service Project to benefit Kiwanis

Posted on Feb 4 2016 - 9:13pm

Looking for a Star rank (or above) Scout, or a Parent Volunteer, to organize a Community Service Project to benefit Kiwanis.  Kiwanis is our Chartering Organization and there is a list of projects to choose from!  You don't have to do this alone, team with a group of Scouts, or another Parent, and I can work with you along the way.  Remember, Scouts who just earned their Star rank, 50% of your Service hours is to be on a conservation project--this would be perfect! Excellent opportunity to practice organizing for an Eagle Project and there is the option of earning the "Conservation Good Turn Award" if you plan for it. Contact Mrs. Luke Velasquez, Community Service Chair:  penny.lv@gmail.com

COMMUNICATIONS MB OPPORTUNITY

Posted on Feb 4 2016 - 9:12pm

MB Counselor Tracy Seng will start the Communications MB with any Star or Life Scout.  MB Session dates are Sunday, February 28th (3-5PM) and Sunday, March 6th (3-5PM).  Depending upon how the first two sessions progress, there maybe a a need for a third meeting.  Location TBD.  Please sign up on the Troop website, and Mrs. Seng will contact you with further details.  

NUCLEAR SCIENCE MB OPPORTUNITY

Posted on Feb 2 2016 - 5:35pm

The Nuclear Science Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will host the next (free) Nuclear Science Day on April 23, 2016 (9AM-4:30PM) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  The day will be centered around the Advanced Light Source.  The event is recommended for youths in grades 8th or higher (please read the Nuclear Science MB prior to signing your Scout up for this event). This is a Troop Activity, please sign up on the Troop website no later than February 15th.  The troop must enter each group of up to 5 Scouts and 1 Adult into a lottery.  The troop will hear back by March 14th, 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.

CPR Class - Working on a date

Posted on Feb 2 2016 - 5:33pm

CPR class April 17 or May 1st.  Please let us know which day will work for you if your CPR is about to expire. Cost is $20 PP Time is 3-4 hours long.8 people max per class. Location: TBD,  Please contact Sina Abed with the date that would work best for you.

See's Candy Fundraiser

Posted on Jan 31 2016 - 11:14pm

The deadline for submitting order forms for the See’s Candy fundraiser has passed.  Please be on the lookout for an email from Jung Westover this week with instructions on picking up the candies for delivery. Unfortunately, Safeway and Bart would not allow us to sell the candies on site this year as has been done in the past   If you did not participate in the pre-order and have not already done so, please bring a check made payable to Troop 216 in the amount of $30 for the opt out to the next troop meeting.  Any questions, please email Jung Westover.

BSA Troop # 216

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