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Welcome to Troop 216!

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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UPDATE for Opening Flag Ceremony on July 3rd!

Posted on Jul 3 2015 - 10:00am

Troop 216 has been invited to provide Color Guard / opening flag ceremony for the Livorna Park Concert on July 3rd.  Livorna Park is located on the corner of Livorna Road and Miranda, in Alamo.  Scouts would need to be dressed in Class A, bring their Scout Handbook to be signed off, at the park gazebo by 5:30PM and would finish by 6:30PM.  Please check in with Lead Scout. Details under date on troop calendar.  Families are invited to stay for the free live music by Mixed Nuts.  Bring a picnic dinner!

Thank You Parent Volunteers!

Posted on Jul 3 2015 - 10:00am

Without the many troop volunteers, the troop could not have so many great activities, outings, and opportunities to earn Merit Badges.  Thank you to ASM & Advancement Chair Doug Johnston, Membership Chair Eileen Dufau, Marianne Baldetti, PL Ben Wendlandt and Scouts from the TNT Patrol for putting together a memorable 65th COH!   It was wonderful to have so many past SMs attend this celebration.  A BIG thank you to Cara Stewart for organizing the Camp Marin Sierra group!  And ASM Allan Abed for taking lead of the Scouts, as well as Mike Chew, Chinnavuth deMonteiro, Andrew Granzotto, Raj Kumar, Michael Lewis, Peter Rock, and Tim Tucker for driving and/or attending camp with the Scouts.  It was a beautiful setting on Mission Bay!

TROOP WIDE FUNDRAISER ~ JULY 17th - FRIDAY

Posted on Jun 25 2015 - 9:21pm

The troop will have a Snack Booth at Livorna Park during Alamo MAC's Concert in the Park.  Scouts will sell individual bundt cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes and bottled beverages.  The concert starts at 6:30PM, but many families start arriving by 5:30PM.  The troop will set up the booth at 4:30PM, and anticipates clean up to end by 8:30PM.  Each shift needs Scouts and Parents!  Scouts will help their Troop earn funds for their camping trips & equipment, as well as service hours and have fun!  Families are encouraged to attend , set up a blanket, bring dinner and enjoy the evening's music.  We will try to set up an area for troop families and organize a potluck for anyone interested.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Please read all pages!

Posted on Jun 20 2015 - 2:24pm

There are many new troop announcements!   These are about the upcoming summer camps, meetings, Advance Camp, SFBAC Exploration summer day camp (MB opportunities!), and new service hour / rank requirement / MB opportunities for your Scout. Please take time to read each one, so your Scout doesn't miss out!

Relay for Life -- Community Service on July 25th

Posted on Jun 9 2015 - 9:01pm

Scouts, parents and siblings are welcome to volunteer at the Relay for Life. For the past several years we have teamed with American Cancer Society’s Relay by providing an Honor Guard and some volunteers.  Opening Ceremony will be on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 8:30 am.  Location:  Monte Vista High School track.   Great opportunity to show Scout spirit, support your community, earn rank advancement, and contribute toward our Journey to Excellence.  Please see the calendar listing for all the details and to sign up. The Troop is looking for a Parent Organizer and a SM/ASM to coordinate an Honor Guard. Please contact Penny Luke Velasquez at (925) 325-8553 or penny.lv@gmail.com

ADVANCE CAMP ~ SIGN UP NOW!

Posted on Jun 9 2015 - 8:58pm

Advance Camp will take place on Saturday, September 26th at the Contra Costa Fairgrounds in Antioch, CA.  Advance Camp is a one day event where the scouts can work on one or two Merit Badges, complete partial Merit Badges, or complete advancement requirements (Trailhead).  This is a troop event, so all sign ups are completed on the Troop website and through the Troop's Advance Camp Coordinator Cara Stewart, NOT the Advance Camp website. IMPORTANT TO GET YOUR SCOUTS SIGNED UP, POSTED ON GOOGLE DOC, AND CHECK SUBMITTED BEFORE JULY 1st!   Merit Badge sessions are on a first come – first serve basis.  Sessions fill up quickly once this event opens up its website.  

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