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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.

Please join Troop 216 at their upcoming Welcome Webelos II Scout events! Flyers and more information attached to this notice.  

  • October – February: Schedule Troop 216 Scouts to assist with a Den Meeting at your meeting location
  • Saturday Oct 25th from 11:30AM-3:30PM- Join us for Troop Outdoor Activities at Briones Regional Park, Maud Walen Camp Site
  • Sunday Nov. 16th from 12 noon to 3:30PM - Join us for Troop Outdoor Activities at Sugaloaf Open Space
  • Tuesday Jan. 13th from 7-8:30PM - Join us for an Open House and Parent Meeting at Stone Valley Middle School in Alamo

To RSVP or have Questions?   Please contact Troop 216
http://alamo216.mytroop.us/home

If you are here to learn about the Troop, feel free to explore the “About 216” sections in the menu on the right. 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

COURT OF HONOR ~ October 28th

Posted on Oct 26 2014 - 6:57pm

Mark your calendars!  Your Scout will be awarded his summer patches, Merit Badges and/or rank advancement.  All Scouts and Scouters are in Class A.  We look forward to celebrating  our Scouts accomplishments.
ATTENTION MOMS! Wear your RED RIBBON, even if your scout is not advancing.  It shows your pride in all their accomplishments.  It is the troop's tradition to have your son pin your red ribbon and give you a hug in front of the audience.  If you do not have a red ribbon yet, you will receive one upon your scout's first rank advancement.  Or if you have misplaced yours, please contact mariannebaldetti@yahoo.com to arrange to receive a new one. 

LAST CHANCE to SIGN UP FOR CAR CAMPING - Nov 1st & 2nd!

Posted on Oct 26 2014 - 6:57pm

The group needs to organize the Patrols for meals and carpools!  Please sign up TODAY if your Scout wants to join the group going to Camp Tamarancho.  Please make note if he wants to bring his bike - needs assistance in getting it up to Camp Tamarancho.  

If you didn’t get a chance to go to this great car camping site last year, join the troop this year!  This site has a fantastic car camping set up – “A” frame structure, picnic benches, lots of shade, toilet building, brick fire pit, wash stand, and an epic mountain bike trail within riding distance of the camp site. This year the troop will be at Upper Eagle camp site - http://www.boyscouts-marin.org/camping-programs-and-facilities/camp-tamarancho/4057

Your Scout doesn't want to miss this opportunity to complete Tenderfoot requirement 1, 2, and 3. (requirements needing a campout), and or Second Class requirements  3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 3g, (requirements needing a campout) as well as other requirements.  Your Scout can also discuss the requirements with his Patrol Leader or Assistant Patrol Leader.

SIGN UP TODAY on the Troop Website.  Please make note if your Scout would like to complete requirements (in the "Notes" section) AND have your Scout email SM Thor.

IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL INFORMATION

Posted on Oct 26 2014 - 5:29pm

It is time to renew your son's membership with Troop 216. We will shortly have to submit our 2015 Annual Charter Agreement paperwork to the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council, and to do so, we need to know whether your son will be continuing with our troop. If your son will be continuing, please submit your dues payment no later than November 1. The amount is $150 for Scout through Life Ranks, and $65 for Eagle Scouts. Checks can be made out to "Boy Scout Troop 216" and mailed to:

DOES YOUR SCOUT NEED TO COMPLETE TENDERFOOT OR SECOND CLASS RANK?

Posted on Oct 25 2014 - 6:59pm

Don’t miss this upcoming opportunities to complete Tenderfoot requirement 1, 2, and 3. (requirements needing a campout), and or Second Class requirements  3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 3g, (requirements needing a campout) as well as other requirements.  Your Scout can also discuss the requirements with his Patrol Leader or Assistant Patrol Leader.

November 1st -2nd – Saturday – Sunday @ Camp Tamarancho (car camping)

If you didn’t get a chance to go to this great car camping site last year, join the troop this year!  This site has a fantastic car camping set up – “A” frame structure, picnic benches, lots of shade, toilet building, brick fire pit, wash stand, and an epic mountain bike trail within riding distance of the camp site.

This year the troop will be at Upper Eagle camp site - http://www.boyscouts-marin.org/camping-programs-and-facilities/camp-tamarancho/4057

SIGN UP TODAY on the Troop Website.  Please make note if your Scout would like to complete requirements (in the "Notes" section) AND have your Scout email SM Thor.

DEMONSTRATE YOUR SCOUT SPIRIT & VOLUNTEER!

Posted on Oct 25 2014 - 6:54pm

Scouts can demonstrate their Scout Spirit and or complete rank advancement (Second Class requirement or First Class requirement) and or add service hours to their advancement records by participating in one or both of these Service Projects!

SCOUTING for FOOD (Troop Service Project)

Our troop will participate in a coordinated effort to help collect foods for the Contra Costa Food Bank - helping hundreds of local families.  The more scouts who participate, the more households we can reach, and the more food we can collect.  The effort will take place on two Saturdays, November 8th (distribution of door hangers by Scouts on front doors) and November 15th (collection of food by Scouts).  EACH MORNING IS ONLY A TWO HOUR (OR LESS) COMMITMENT.  Please sign up through our troop website!  We will need adult drivers, as well as scouts.  Questions?  Please contact Chinnavuth de Monteiro (demonteiro@comcast.net).

ALAMO TREE LIGHTING (Troop Service Project)

A fun Service Project, and a great way to help out Alamo community!  Troop 216 will help set up and tear down for the annual Alamo Tree Lighting Festival in coordination with the Alamo Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, Nov 23,2014

The boys will set up tables and chairs, set up the Christmas trees, put lights on the trees and help with the electrical set up, between 10-12.  Tear down will be in the evening between 6-7PM. The boys will take down tables and chairs, take apart electrical lights and clean up. Please dress warmly and bring a headlamp / flash light.  

If you have any questions, please contact Rita Patel at 925-478-1203.

Class B Shirts

Posted on Oct 19 2014 - 5:47pm

I am putting in an order for the Class B red polo shirts.  These are for the scouts and for the adult leaders.   If anyone is interested in ordering one, please email me your name and size.   Thank you!  Mary Carter.  marykathryn63@gmail.com

BSA Troop # 216

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