Welcome to 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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ADVANCE CAMP UPDATE ~ Early Bird Discount Extended

Posted on Jul 27 2014 - 4:17pm

Advance Camp has extended their Early Bird discount of $10!  REGISTER your Scout on the TROOP WEBSITE to ensure the Early Bird discount - total fee is $27.Once you have "registered" / signed up your Scout on the Troop website, Tracy Seng (Advance Camp Coordinator) will forward your choices (give two choices for AM and PM) to Scoutmaster Thor and Tom for their approval, once approved she will register your scout under the Troop account.  The troop also needs parents to DRIVE to and from Advance Camp.  Please register as well - put down if you can drive to or from Advance Camp, OR if you can stay and/or would like to attend any of the Adult Trainings. DEADLINE is AUGUST 7th for Early Bird Discount!


Posted on Jul 23 2014 - 9:33am

Troop 216 would like to end the summer with an Outdoor Outing.  Do you and your Scout want to go car camping with the Troop in August?  We are looking to put together a group and need to know if there are any ADULTS that can attend with the Scouts.  The Troop needs at least TWO ADULTS, but more is always great.  Please contact Cynthia at cynsmn@yahoo.com if you are interested and please include weekend(s) in August which work best for your schedule.  We can then discuss details with all interested adults!

VOLUNTEER NEEDED ~ Troop Popcorn Co-Kernal

Posted on Jul 22 2014 - 1:39pm

Boy Scout Popcorn Sales is around the corner!  The District Kick Off Meeting is August 6th - WEDNESDAY at 7PM in Danville.  By attending this Kick Off Meeting our Scouts will earn an additional 4% (this would give them 31%).  Troop Scouts keep their Popcorn proceeds for their summer BSA approved camps and troop outdoor outings.  Last year,  Troop Scouts earned approximately $2,800 in commissions (plus summer Camp Credits & incentives), which went towards their summer camp fees and or troop outdoor outing fees.  THE TROOP NEEDS ONE (or TWO) MORE PARENT TO COORDINATE TROOP POPCORN SALES.  Donna Courington Wendandt (Troop Treasurer) has graciously volunteered to be one of the Troop Kernals / coordinators, but NEEDS HELP.  For details, please contact Donna or Brant Watson (last year's Popcorn Kernal).

STEM Encampment

Posted on Jul 17 2014 - 3:58pm

We are looking to attend STEM Encampment on October 11, 2014 (Saturday ONLY) at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA.   In order to make this happen, we need 2 unrelated adults (MUST be registered with the Troop) to volunteer to attend with the group.  The STEM Encapment is to encourage participation, foster interest, and increase knowledge in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, while at the same time, providing some of the traditional elements of a large scouting activity. Learn more here.  Sign up deadline is July 31st.  View the calendar entry to sign up.

July Meetings

Posted on Jul 6 2014 - 4:57pm

Scouts should wear their new Troop Summer Outing Shirt (or Class B Red Polo) to Troop Meetings at Livorna Park

2015 Florida Sea Base—High Adventure

Posted on Jul 6 2014 - 4:55pm

2015 Florida Sea Base—High Adventure
We had more interest in attending Florida Sea Base (FSB) next summer than anticipated, so we were able to secure a second Adventure and now have room for 5 Crews. We have the “Keys Adventure” and the “Out Island Adventure” for you to choose from. See the July and August 2015 calendar entries for more information

1. Decide which FSB Adventure and dates you want to sign up for and turn in $100 Deposit [if you have not yet paid] by July 10, 2014. This will hold our additional reservations.
2. July 8, 2014--Required Parent Meeting during regular weekly Scout meeting at Livorna Park. 7 pm-8:30 pm. We will discuss logistics, cost, and outline the required training outings leading up to departure. Will need parent volunteers to make the outings and adventures happen. Please read the FSB materials found online.

BSA Troop # 216

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