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.

Please join Troop 216 at their upcoming Welcome Webelos II Scout events! Flyers and more information attached to this notice.  

  • October – February: Schedule Troop 216 Scouts to assist with a Den Meeting at your meeting location
  • Saturday Oct 25th from 11:30AM-3:30PM- Join us for Troop Outdoor Activities at Briones Regional Park, Maud Walen Camp Site
  • Sunday Nov. 16th from 12 noon to 3:30PM - Join us for Troop Outdoor Activities at Sugaloaf Open Space
  • Tuesday Jan. 13th from 7-8:30PM - Join us for an Open House and Parent Meeting at Stone Valley Middle School in Alamo

To RSVP or have Questions?   Please contact Troop 216

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Posted on Oct 19 2014 - 5:47pm

It is time to renew your son's membership with Troop 216. We will shortly have to submit our 2015 Annual Charter Agreement paperwork to the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council, and to do so, we need to know whether your son will be continuing with our troop. If your son will be continuing, please submit your dues payment no later than November 1. The amount is $150 for Scout through Life Ranks, and $65 for Eagle Scouts. Checks can be made out to "Boy Scout Troop 216" and mailed to:

Class B Shirts

Posted on Oct 19 2014 - 5:47pm

I am putting in an order for the Class B red polo shirts.  These are for the scouts and for the adult leaders.   If anyone is interested in ordering one, please email me your name and size.   Thank you!  Mary Carter.  marykathryn63@gmail.com


Posted on Oct 19 2014 - 4:37pm

The Troop will head out to Briones ~ Maud Walen camp site for a night of car camping and preparation for our visitors ~ Webelos II Scouts and parents October 24-25.  There will be fantastic outdoor activities with visiting Webelos II Scouts, opportunities for Scout and Tenderfoot Rank Scouts to complete a few requirements, First Class and above to show leadership skills, and one night of camping to add to your list of Troop accomplishments. NEW to this outing! Grill Master Tish will be coordinating lunch - bringing his own smoker to the camp site. ALL Scout Leaders are required to attend - contact SM Thor and SM Tom if you are not able to attend.  SIGN UP TODAY ON THE TROOP WEBSITE!


Posted on Oct 12 2014 - 8:52pm

Share your photos from las summer's Scouting Troop Outings by THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16th.  We need photos taken by Scouts and or Parents at Troop 216 events, and uploaded them on our Troop Shutterfly account - Http://boyscouttroop216alamo.shutterfly.com.

Looking for pictures from summer camps, high adventure, merit badge work or community service and the Family BBQ, just to name a few.  Questions?  Please contact Aaron Abed or Mrs. Penny Luke Velasquez.


Posted on Oct 12 2014 - 7:56pm

Scouts can demonstrate their Scout Spirit and or complete rank advancement (Second Class requirement or First Class requirement) and or add service hours to their advancement records by participating in one or both of these Service Projects!

Parkmead's Carnival (Individual Service Project)

Earn service hours at the Parkmead Carnival on October 18th from 3-6PM.  Tasks will include helping out at a carnival game, selling tickets, being a rover or helping at the prize booth.  As usual, all volunteers get a slice of pizza, bottle of water and of course a big thank you!  If you can work the 3 hour shift that is great.  If not please consider helping anyway you can.  Sign up on Troop website, and note if you need to work certain hours.

SCOUTING for FOOD (Troop Service Project)

Our troop will participate in a coordinated effort to help collect foods for the Contra Costa Food Bank - helping hundreds of local families.  The more scouts who participate, the more households we can reach, and the more food we can collect.  The effort will take place on two Saturdays, November 8th (distribution of door hangers by Scouts on front doors) and November 15th (collection of food by Scouts).  EACH MORNING IS ONLY A TWO HOUR (OR LESS) COMMITMENT.  Please sign up through our troop website!  We will need adult drivers, as well as scouts.  Questions?  Please contact Chinnavuth de Monteiro (demonteiro@comcast.net).

ALAMO TREE LIGHTING (Troop Service Project)

A fun Service Project, and a great way to help out Alamo community!  Troop 216 will help set up and tear down for the annual Alamo Tree Lighting Festival in coordination with the Alamo Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, Nov 23,2014

The boys will set up tables and chairs, set up the Christmas trees, put lights on the trees and help with the electrical set up, between 10-12.  Tear down will be in the evening between 6-7PM. The boys will take down tables and chairs, take apart electrical lights and clean up. Please dress warmly and bring a headlamp / flash light.  

If you have any questions, please contact Rita Patel at 925-478-1203.


Posted on Oct 9 2014 - 9:32pm

SUNDAY - October 26th, at the Briones Park, Orinda.  Start time 8:45AM for Check In & Instructions.  $7 per person.  Families welcome!

Are you and our Troop ready to test your map reading and problem solving abilities?  Are you ready to pass the map and compass requirements for First Class, Second Class, or the Orienteering merit badge?  The Bay Area Orienteering Club is pleased to offer the 22nd Annual Scout-O, a cross country map and compass adventure designed to test the map reading ability, compass skills and woodsman savvy of any troop regardless of size or experience.

BSA Troop # 216

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