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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.

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

 

All website updates and announcements should be sent to Tracie (traciegranzotto@gmail.com) by 12pm on Sunday to be included in the weekly eblast.

Spring Break MB Camp with the SF Council

Posted on Mar 24 2017 - 10:14am

Exploration Camp is a fun and exciting daily program that provides the opportunity for boys and girls ages 11-18 to explore hobbies, educational interests and useful social and personal skills during the Spring Break weeks. 

Youth will register for full-day subject sessions, and may also sign-up for an extended afternoon program to facilitate family scheduling needs.

Trained and qualified adult supervision is provided during all program hours at the local Youth Leadership Training Center in San Leandro, a safe learning environment for all ages.

Daily Schedule: 9:00 – 4:00 (check-in @ 8:45-9:00 am)

Registration Fees: $65 per full day session

Registration is by day and class! NOT by week! Youth should pick one class in the day when signing up.

Lunch and a water bottle will be provided for each participant.

Please indicate any special dietary restrictions or allergies in your online registration.  

Location:Youth Leadership Training Center
1001 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577

***The program utilizes the various Boy Scout Merit Badge topics as its "curriculum" for program activities. Merit Badge requirements can be technical and challenging, so we do not necessarily expect a day-long program to be able to complete a full merit badge.

April 3-7 - Sign-Up NOW!

Monday - Communications or Personal Management

Tuesday - Domestic Citizenship or Environmental Science

Wednesday - Emergency Preparedness or Geology

Thursday - Automotive Maintenance or Signs, Signals and Codes

Friday - Climbing or First Aid

Remember to bring a signed blue card to the session.

Questions - contact Michelle Rodriguez, michelle.rodriguez@scouting.org

Welcome New Scouts to Troop 216

Posted on Mar 20 2017 - 7:33am

We are excited to announce that 12 new scouts from Packs 302 and 53 have joined Troop 216 at Bridging Ceremonies this past week.  They will join the Newman Patrol led by Ben W.  Please join the troop in welcoming, Ian B., Carson C., Gabriel D., Parker G.,  Ian H.,  Nico H., Luis I., Justin K., Hayden L., Henry T., Alex W. and Lance Z. Please remind your scouts to introduce themselves and help the new scouts transition into our troop. 

Friends of Scouting - Please Turn Your Pledge Cards In

Posted on Mar 19 2017 - 2:59pm

FOS is the financial campaign for the Mount Diablo Silverado Council (MDSC) and Meridian District. Both Council and District do so much to assist our troop - Troop Recharter, Eagle Scout advancement assistance, BSA member registration, Unit Liability Insurance, local camps for troop use and adult trainings. Troop dues do not cover these services.

If you were not able to make the CoH presentation, please take a moment to watch this short informational video which explains what FOS is and how proceeds donated benefit your scout, our troop, the Meridian District and the MDSC.

http://www.mdscbsa.org/friends-of-scouting/

Last year, our troop donated $3,409.00 to FOS with 30% participation. Our troop goal this year is 100% participation.

Your help and support are needed. All families are asked to return their pledge card to the FOS box. The box will be at troop meetings in March. If you have not received your pledge card, please see Renee Brooks at a troop meeting to pick up your family's FOS packet.

Donations are tax deductible.

Nicholas O. Eagle Project - help needed on March 26th

Posted on Mar 19 2017 - 2:59pm

My project is a foldable podium and will be done at my house. The project will start at 10:30(start to arrive maybe 10 mins before), The project will take 2-5 hours(please stay for a min. of 2). You should bring gloves/eye protection(glasses, ski googles, etc.) and wear clothes you don't mind getting potentially stained(the varnish being used is hard to get out).  There will be pizza(you can request specific types). I need all of the scouts I can get, so please help me out on this one. Please sign up on the troop website and be sure to bring a signed Activity Consent Form.

Medical Form C Due June 1st for All Scouts and Parents Attending Camp

Posted on Mar 19 2017 - 2:59pm

Now is the time to schedule an appointment  with your doctor to complete you annual physical and get your medical form C signed by your physician.  A copy of the medical forms is attached.  Forms can be turned in at troop meetings into the troop box in the folder labeled - MEDICAL FORMS.  We already have Forms A and B.

http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf

Earn Conservation Service Hours at the Kiwanis One Day Service Project - Saturday, Apr 1st.

Posted on Mar 19 2017 - 2:55pm

This is a great opportunity to earn conservation community service hours while helping the Kiwanis, our chartering organization.  Sign up on the troop website today.  Details are listed when you click to sign up.

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