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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Committee & PLC Meeting - October 6th

Posted on Oct 5 2015 - 7:08am

THIS TUESDAY, October 6th there will be a Committee Meeting - all parents are welcome to join this meeting.  Hear troop updates and give input.  And the Scout Leaders will be meeting during their Patrol Leader Committee Meeting.  All Scout leaders are to attend this planning meeting.  7PM-8:30PM in the Stone Valley Middle School Library.  There will not be a Troop Meeting.

Scouting for Food

Posted on Oct 3 2015 - 10:50am

Did you know that 1 in 6 people living in Contra Costa and Solano counties struggle with hunger? In fact, 1 in 4 people receiving emergency food are children. For these reasons, our Mt Diablo Silverado Council has been an active participant in the national “Good Turn,” known as Scouting for Food. Since 1997, our district has collected over 3 million pounds of food for the residents of these counties. We hope that scouts, families, and friends would join us again for our annual Scouting for Food that will take place on 2 consecutive Saturdays, November 14th and 21st. We will meet at Stone Valley Middle School at 9AM on Saturday, November 14th to be assigned blocks of homes around the community to drop off door hangers, advertising the Scouting for Food program. On the following Saturday, November 21st, we will again meet at the same place and return to those homes to collect bags of food. This is an important service project for Troop 216 and serves as one of the requirements for our troop’s Journey to Excellence recognition. So scouts, please bring adults, friends, and families along. Everyone can pitch in to support this noble effort. Scouts can demonstrate scout spirit and complete rank advancement for 2nd and 1st class, as well as accomplishing service hours. For any questions, please contact Chinnavuth at demonteiro@comcast.net


Posted on Oct 2 2015 - 8:50am

Calling all Scouts!  The troop will be going car camping and hosting an event for Webelo II Scouts and their parents on Saturday, October 24th.  Scouts are needed during the car camping to complete / assist with rank advancements, work on Scout skills and MB requirements, and during the Webelo II event troop Scouts are needed to assist the Webelo II Scouts with the activities and demonstrate scout spirit.  Sign up on the troop website!  If you need to complete a requirement, note that and discuss with the SMs before the outing.  October 23rd – 25th at Mt Diablo State Park, Live Oaks Camp Sites.


Posted on Oct 1 2015 - 6:06pm

MDSC and International Committee present Jamboree on the Air 2015 and Pacificon 2015!  This annual event is where Scouts and Guides from all over the world speak to each other by means of amateur radio contacts.  Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, via the radio waves.  Opportunities to work on Radio MB, Amateur Radio License, Electronic MB, and attend amateur radio forums and seminars.  Saturday, October 17th from 9AM-4PM at the San Ramon Marriott at the PACIFICON.  Details are on the attached flier.  This is an individual Scout event.


Posted on Oct 1 2015 - 6:05pm

Scouts that are First Class and 12 yrs or older, with SM approval can attend Den Chief Training.  Den Chief Training is a half-day leadership training to help Boy Scouts learn the skills needed to be a great Den Chief.  October 31st at LDS Church in Concord from 7:30AM - 12PM. Advance registration AND SM Approval is required.  Fee is $25.  Attached flier has details and registration form.

Individual Community Service Opportunity-Walnut Creek Community Service Day

Posted on Oct 1 2015 - 5:16pm

On October 10th, Scouts and their families are invited to participate in Walnut Creek's Annual Community Service Day! There are over 50 volunteer projects available to choose from. See the full list at: http://wcserviceday.volunteerhub.com/events/index to sign up. FREE Pancake Breakfast at 7:30 AM at Heather Farms Park for registered volunteers. FREE Service Day T-shirts at the breakfast until supply runs out.  Please check the requirements for the service you sign up for and bring your parent along for supervision since it is an Individual Service opportunity that can count toward your rank advancement or merit badge requirement.  Troop contact:  Penny Luke Velasquez, penny.lv@gmail.com.

BSA Troop # 216

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