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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.

WEBELOREE - IMPORTANT TROOP SERVICE EVENT - MORE SCOUTS AND ADULTS ARE NEEDED!

Posted on Sep 25 2016 - 9:42am

September 30th (6PM)-October 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. Great opportunity to help the troop's Council, Mt Diablo Silverado, earn service hours, show leadership, show scout spirit, plus have a great time with the troop at Camp Hermes!  Sign up on the troop website today! We need all scouts to do a Good Turn and help their troop and younger scouts.

BSA POPCORN FUNDRAISER - MORE DATES ADDED

Posted on Sep 25 2016 - 9:40am

Due to low participation levels by our troop, several of the BART station signs ups were cancelled. We were able to secure more dates for the end of September and for the month of October.

ALL SCOUTS PLANNING ON ATTENDING SUMMER CAMP IN 2017 ARE ASKED TO PARTICIPATE.

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.

To sell popcorn online, please assist your scout in visiting “sell.trails-end.com” to set up a page online.

Daniel de Monteiro Eagle Scout Project: Building Computers - Oct. 22 & 23

Posted on Sep 22 2016 - 1:59pm

Scouts are to meet at Daniel's home at 9:00AM. They will be learning how to build a computer from scratch. After that, scouts will actually build the computer from start to finish. Scouts will earn community service hours that can be put towards rank advancements. Once completed, these computers will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of the Diablo Valley in Martinez. Refreshments and lunch will be served during the project. Thanks ahead of time.

Limited to 8 scouts per day.  Please sign up on the troop website.

Parent Volunteers Needed

Posted on Sep 19 2016 - 9:46am

***Parent Volunteer Policy***

We cannot accomplish as much or attend as many outings without parent volunteers.  For this reason, we need ALL parents to take on a responsibility.  For any family that does not take on a responsibility there will be a non-volunteer fee of $150. As the scout year is coming to a close, the committee will be evaluating current volunteer contributions. Please contact Renee Brooks if you are interested in volunteering.

Thank you Alesia Alvarado for volunteering to be our District Roundtable Liaison!! -

Photos needed for next Court of Honor

Posted on Sep 19 2016 - 9:46am

Please upload photos from camps and other activities to our Troop 216 shutterfly account.  Directions on how to log into the account and upload photos are on the troop website under Photo Information link.

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

Posted on Sep 19 2016 - 9:45am

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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