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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.

December SM Conferences and BoR’s to be held on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14

Posted on Nov 27 2016 - 7:53pm

Scouts wishing to have a Scoutmaster Conference for rank advancement should email the Advancement Coor., Ms. Cara Stewart to request an appointment at the December 13th troop meeting. 

The BoR’s will be held on Wednesday, December 14th from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm at Peet’s in Alamo.  If your scout is seeking rank advancement or you have not volunteered to participate in a BoR, please sign up today, using the following sign up genius link. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a45a4ae2ca02-board

TROOP SCOUTS NEEDED!

Posted on Nov 27 2016 - 7:52pm

Troop Scouts (and Adults) show your Scout spirit and do a Good Turn for your local community!  Parents your help and support is needed.  Volunteer today for one of the upcoming Troop service projects.  These hours qualify for scout community service hours towards rank advancement, troop service patch or scout record.

Alamo Tree Lighting on December 4th

This is a fun service project benefiting the Alamo community, the troop’s “home”!  Scouts and adults will help set up chairs, tables, Christmas trees, and decorations in preparations of the annual Alamo Tree Lighting event.  Set up is 10-11:30AM (many times earlier!) 

After the event, Scouts and adults will help take down the chairs, tables and Christmas trees, and decorations.  Take down is from 6-7PM.  There are several other community volunteers assisting with this event, so this service goes quickly.

Scouts need to wear their Class B and have a signed BSA Consent Form, and for the evening crew, bring a headlamp.  Upon arrival, please check in with Rita Patel.  Please sign up on the troop website, so we know how many are helping.  Questions?  Please contact Rita Patel.

SUMMER CAMP HI-SIERRA - SIGN UP AND PAY YOUR DEPOSIT BY DECEMBER15th!

Posted on Nov 27 2016 - 7:51pm

The Troop has extended the Sign Up for Scouts and Adults, and still get the Early Bird CAMP FEE of $410 per Scout! Note: This doesn't include carpool, camp shirt, extra MB fees. This group still needs another adult, who will also have a great time! This is the troop’s “anchor” BSA Summer Camp, located in Longbarn, CA and will take place from July 23-July 29, 2017. It is about 2.5-3 hours drive towards Yosemite National Park, in Tuolumne County. Approximate cost $500 per Scout ($200 per adult) The Troop Leaders want to encourage all Troop Scouts to attend this fantastic scout camp! They chose this camp due to the ability for all Scouts (Scout through Life) to benefit from attending summer camp. This camp has two lakes, one river, Rifle and Shotgun Range, tomahawk throwing, High Adventure mountain biking and hiking, and a Metalwork Program. Questions? Contact Camp Adult Lead SM Tim Tucker Sign-up on the Troop website and make a $100 per person deposit by December 15th! More details on the Troop Calendar, go to the date and click on Summer Camp Hi-Sierra.

SUMMER CAMP EMERALD BAY - Sign Up by December 16th!

Posted on Nov 27 2016 - 7:51pm

This is the Troop’s second summer camp, located on the Catalina Island taking place June 25th – July 1st. The Troop will fly to Long Beach, take a shuttle to the Catalina Express Terminal at the San Pedro Pier, and then take a ferry to the camp.  Adults are needed to Lead and organize this second camp.  Please understand that attending adults are responsible for the scout group the entire time; from departure to arrival at the airport.  Approximate cost is $900 per Scout and $750 per Adult.  There are opportunities for younger scouts to work on advancement, Merit Badges and experience a scout camp nearby the Catalina Bay.  This camp offers many water sports!   The troop’s more seasoned Scouts can sign up for their Rugged Program for an additional $200 camp fee.  Questions?  Contact Cynthia Nakahara.  Sign-up on the Troop website and make a $200 per person deposit by December 16th.  More details on the Troop Calendar, go to the date and click on Summer Camp Emerald Bay.

Upcoming Adult Training Opportunities

Posted on Nov 27 2016 - 7:51pm

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/

Mistletoe Fundraiser Sign Ups

Posted on Nov 27 2016 - 7:46pm

Troop scouts and parents can sign up on line for sales spots and to bring supplies to the November 29th meeting.  Each scout in a family must participate. Please visit the below link to sign up for a spot to sell Mistletoe if you have not done so already.   If you are not participating in the Mistletoe Fundraiser by attending the meeting on 11/29 at the Rock House and signing up for a sales slot, please remit the $50 opt out fee PER SCOUT to the troop Venmo Account or bring a check to Sawako. If you would like to participate but cannot make the 11/29 packing meeting, you may sign up for 2 sales slots per scout to fill your fundraising requirement.

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If you have any questions, please contact Jung Westover at jung.n.westover@baml.com.

BSA Troop # 216

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