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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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Annual BSA Medical Health Forms and Authorization Forms - DUE by MAY 1st

Posted on May 2 2016 - 2:21pm
All Boy Scouts and active Adult members must have the annual BSA Medical Forms and Authorization forms on file with their troop, if they want to attend / participate in any troop activities - Summer Camps (require Form C), Troop Meetings, Service Projects, On Site Fundraising, Outings, and or other Events.  

The links to the required paperwork can be found on the troop website, left column, click on "New Scout Information / Registration".  Then click on "Annual Health and Medical Records" and "Authorization Forms".  You will be redirected to the Scouting.Org website.  Please submit ALL Medical Health Forms A, B and C - click on  "Are you going to Camp?  Download"  Please submit all to Membership Chair Eileen Dufau. If scouts are bringing the forms to troop meetings, they should submit them in a sealed envelope as they contain confidential medical information and place them in the collection file marked Medical Records.

Committee Meeting and PLC Meeting, Tuesday, May 3rd

Posted on May 2 2016 - 6:49am

The troop committee will be meeting this Tuesday at 7pm in the library portable at SVMS.  All committee members and interested parents are invited to attend.   The PLC and ASM meetings will take place in the MPR and teacher's lounge..

Scouter of Year Nominations Due by May 3rd

Posted on May 1 2016 - 8:36pm

To nominate an adult leader in our troop, please complete the attached form and return to Renee Brooks in a sealed envelope at a troop meeting on or before Tuesday, May 3rd.   We will pick the adult leader with the most nominations at the committee meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd.  The Scouter of the Year for Troop 216 will be honored for their service in scouting and contributions to our troop at the Meridian District Awards Dinner on May 26th.  

LAST CHANCE! Are you interested in attending a Whitewater Rafting Trip on the American River?

Posted on May 1 2016 - 8:35pm

We are in the process of planning a whitewater rafting trip for our troop during the weekend of August 20th and 21st.  We have spoken with an outfitter who will give us a group discount rate if we have 12 or more scouts and parents sign up.  The estimated cost including, rafting gear, guide, lesson, campsite fees, food, consumables and carpool is $160.  The outfitter requires a non-refundable deposit, so prior to proceeding we are gauging interest in the troop.  If you are interested in attending, please sign up on the troop website by Friday, May 6th..  This would be a fun way to end the summer.

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on May 1 2016 - 8:35pm

***Parent Volunteer Policy***

We cannot accomplish as much or attend as many outings without parent volunteers.  For this reason, we need ALL parents to take on a responsibility.  For any family that does not take on a responsibility there will be a non-volunteer fee of $150. As the scout year is coming to a close, the committee will be evaluating current volunteer contributions. Please contact Renee Brooks if you are interested in volunteering.

Thank you to Saweko Donahue for volunteering for the bookkeeper position!   Saweko will be collecting all troop payments during the first 30 minutes of troop meetings.  Please be on the lookout for further details as we transition to a new system for collecting payments.

Membership Coordinator – OPENING IN SEPTEMBER 

Assist new scouts wishing to join our troop with instructions and application forms.  Assist parents wishing to take on leadership positions in the troop with completion of application forms.  Attend Committee Meetings on the first Tuesday of the month and attend new parent informational meetings.  Coordinate drive to update medical forms in April.  Maintain copies of BSA Medical Forms for all scouts and active adult leaders.  BSA Forms Parts A, B and C must be updated annually.  Provide medical summary sheets for all attendees to troop outings.  Complete the Annual Recharter in December.  Electronically recharter the troop for the new year and collect membership dues annually.  Reports to the Committee Chair

Family Social to Kick Off Scout Year Coordinator - THIS POSITION IS STILL OPEN AND WE NEED SOMEONE TO SIGN UP TO HELP.

This is a one-time event on Sunday, August 28th. Duties include communicating event details to troop, sign ups and collection of fees, organizing dinner (catered, plus potluck sides / desserts), coordinating volunteers for set up and clean up. Reports to the Committee Chair.

Community Service Project Coordinator – IMMEDIATE OPENING
Facilitates the troop’s participation in community service projects. Coordinates and communicates with community members to secure dates and organize troop community service events. Previous annual events include, Kiwanis Service Project, SVMS Service Project, Scouting for Food, Alamo Christmas Tree Lighting, Ceremony, Relay for Life and CERT Training. Attends committee meetings to communicate dates, details and information on upcoming community service outings. Attends community service outings. Reports volunteer hours to the Advancement Chair utilizing the Volunteer Sign In/Sign Out Form. Reports to the Committee Chair.

Christian Luke Velasquez Eagle Project Sign Up

Posted on May 1 2016 - 8:15pm

Join me, Christian Luke Velasquez, to participate in my Eagle Scout project. It deals with restoring the natural ecology of Briones East Bay Regional Park in Lafayette. The first component is the propagation of the native California grass, purple needlegrass. The second component is the eradication of the invasive European plant yellow starthistle.  This is a conservation project where you can personally earn hours in that category for community service. I've scheduled; and I'll reinforce Leave No Trace principals during my project. Sign up now and see what I have planned on:  May 8, May 15, and June 11 or 12 (June date to be confirmed)

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