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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.

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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.

SUMMER CAMP EMERALD BAY - June 25th – July 1st

Posted on Sep 29 2016 - 4:39pm

This is the Troop’s second summer camp, located on the Catalina Island.  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.

SUMMER CAMP HI-SIERRA - July 23rd – July 29th

Posted on Sep 29 2016 - 4:38pm

This is the troop’s “anchor” BSA Summer Camp, located in Longbarn, CA.  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.  There are opportunities for younger scouts to work on advancement, Merit Badges and experience a traditional scout summer camp.   The troop’s more seasoned Scouts and Scout Leaders will sharpen their Leadership skills (and are needed at this camp!) as well as opportunities to complete Eagle required MBs and attend activities designed for them.   This summer camp depends upon Troop Scout Leaders; SPL, ASPL and their PLCs.   Camp Hi-Sierra has a SPL Week prior to the troop’s arrival.  This is a FREE week of camp for the one Scout who will be serving as the troop’s SPL during his troop’s stay.  Questions?  Contact Camp Adult Lead SM Tim Tucker  Sign-up on the Troop website and make a $100 per person deposit by October 18th!   More details on the Troop Calendar, go to the date and click on Summer Camp Hi-Sierra.

WEBELOREE - IMPORTANT TROOP SERVICE EVENT - MORE SCOUTS AND ADULTS ARE NEEDED!

Posted on Sep 25 2016 - 5:57pm

September 30th (6PM)-October 1st (12noon).   Scouts (and adults) will head off to Camp Hermes to assist MDS Council at their annual Webel-o-ree.  Webel-o-ree is a weekend campout for Webelos II Scouts and their parents to learn about Boy Scouting.  Troop Scouts will stay one night in Camp Hermes counselor cabins, have a troop campfire program, then rise early to a quick breakfast and then lead Webelos to their tent area.  Scouts will discuss how to choose a good site for pitching their tent and what actions to take in case of extreme weather events. Great opportunity to help the troop's Council, Mt Diablo Silverado, earn service hours, show leadership, show scout spirit, plus have a great time with the troop at Camp Hermes!  Sign up on the troop website today! We need all scouts to do a Good Turn and help their troop and younger scouts.

BSA POPCORN FUNDRAISER - MORE DATES ADDED

Posted on Sep 25 2016 - 5:57pm

Due to low participation levels by our troop, several of the BART station signs ups were cancelled. We were able to secure more dates for the end of September and for the month of October.

ALL SCOUTS PLANNING ON ATTENDING SUMMER CAMP IN 2017 ARE ASKED TO PARTICIPATE.

The popcorn fundraiser is a vital part of funding for our summer camps. The income from the popcorn fundraiser will be used to offset the costs for ALL scouts attending summer camp. For this reason, ALL scouts who plan on attending summer camp in 2017, are requested to sign up for at least one sales session, sell popcorn online and/or individually.

To sell popcorn online, please assist your scout in visiting “sell.trails-end.com” to set up a page online.

Webelos Outdoor Scouting Adventure - Friday, October 7th at 5 pm

Posted on Sep 25 2016 - 5:56pm

The troop has invited Webelos and interested middle school boys to come and learn about our troop  The troop will take a short hike around the ridge and return for a BBQ dinner followed by a boy-lead program filled with skits and troop spirit. Scouts and adult leaders will work with the Webelos and the focus will be on the Patrol Method and Outdoor Code Requirements.  Scouts and parents are asked to sign up on the troop website.

SM Conferences and BoRs for October Court of Honor

Posted on Sep 25 2016 - 5:56pm

The remainder of the SM Conferences for scouts seeking advancement prior to the October CoH will take place at this Tuesday’s troop meeting.   The troop will also conduct BoRs at this Tuesday’s meeting and on October 11th.  Thank you to the ASMs and parents who have signed up to assist.  We are still in need of 2 more parents to assist with BoRs on October 11th.  Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a45a4ae2ca02-board.

BSA Troop # 216

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