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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.

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

FOR PARENTS ~ SCOUTING 101 MEETING in the Library

Posted on Mar 24 2015 - 5:58pm

There is a Scouting 101 Meeting in the library starting at 7:15PM.  Topics include troop philosophy, patrol assignments, how scouts advance rank, process for earning a merit badge, community service hours, what is scout spirit, scout records for advancement, awards and merit badges, troop calendar, and troop versus scout camping equipment.  ALL NEW FAMILIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

OPPORTUNITY to EARN CYCLING MERIT BADGE

Posted on Mar 24 2015 - 5:58pm

We are starting up the Cycling Merit Badge at this Tuesday's Boy Scout Meeting.  All skill levels and ages welcome!  ASM Charlie Luke Velasquez will talk with interested Scouts about the requirements and a riding schedule.  Will offer road and mountain biking routes. Bring a printed Workbook with you. Parents are welcome to join the rides too! Questions or comments, email:  lukevelasquez@gmail.com

Reasons to ride:

1] Fun, way to maintain your fitness, and get to know your fellow Scouts

2] Eagle Rank Requirements:  (j) Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling

3] Already earned the Cycling Merit Badge?  You can earn the National Outdoor Badge for Riding by completing the cycling merit badge and riding an additional 200 miles.  A gold device may be earned for each additional 100 miles of riding. A silver device is earned for each additional 400 miles of riding.

All Scouts!

Posted on Mar 24 2015 - 5:58pm

These are great opportunities for you to show scout spirit and earn your Troop Service Patch for your neckerchief, complete a requirement for rank advancement, complete a requirement for a MB or add service hours to your scout record!

Sign up on the Troop website to assist on any of these service projects!

Alamo Rotary Club's Annual Easter Egg Party - Need Scouts!
The Alamo Rotary Club will be having their annual Easter Egg Party on Saturday, April 4th from 9-12PM at Livorna Park. They have asked for 6-8 Scouts to assist at this event. Scouts will help younger kids at various booths. Scouts will need to dress in Class A uniform.
This is an individual service project - families are responsible for their scout's transportation, supervision, as well as reporting service hours to ASM Doug Johnston. Please sign up on the troop website, as we will need to provide the Alamo Rotary Club with names of Scouts committed to attending. If you are a parent willing to attend, and chaperone the Scouts, please sign up on the troop website. Siblings are welcome! Questions? Please contact Brian Thiessen at bdtalamo@pacbell.net.

Food Bank Volunteers

The troop will volunteer at the Contra Costa Food Bank on March 28th from 1:30PM-4:30PM. The group needs more Scouts to attend. Scouts (and adults) will sort food. Please sign up on the troop website. ALL SCOUTS MUST BRING A BSA CONSENT FORM - ATTACHED. If you have any questions, please contact Sina Abed at nursesina@yahoo.com

TUESDAY, MARCH 31st

Posted on Mar 23 2015 - 2:10pm

Due to the number of families on Spring Break, there will NOT be a Troop Meeting.  Enjoy your spring evening! 

Troop 216 Closet

Posted on Mar 21 2015 - 9:26am

Buy or Sell or Donate your scout items now!

Do you have scout items including but not limited to uniforms, camping equipment, hiking shoes, outdoor gear, flashlights, backpacks, sleep mats, sleeping bags, etc?  Sell or post for donation your items starting now in the Troop 216 Closet!  Post online your items on the Troop only forum.  Sellers of items are responsible for posting and updating sale items.  Is your scout in need of gear?  Look first in the Troop 216 Closet on the left menu!  Save money and help your fellow Troop 216 members clear storage space!  

Questions or Comments? Contact Cara Stewart via email: carainsanfran@yahoo.com

Red Troop Shirts

Posted on Mar 7 2015 - 7:17pm

Our troops new red shirts are now available.  The cost is 25.00 and per shirt. I will be coming to the March 10th meeting with a variety of sizes for our new scouts.  I also have adult sizes for those who are an ASM.  The maroon shirts are free to those that achieve Life rank. Please feel free to email me  for further information at ingridpinto@comcast.net

BSA Troop # 216

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