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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 (tracie_at_home@yahoo.com) by 12pm on Sunday to be included in the weekly eblast.

Scoutmaster Conferences - Jan. 24 and 31

Posted on Jan 22 2017 - 7:45pm

Scouts wishing to have a Scoutmaster Conference for rank advancement recognition in the February CoH should communicate with Ms. Stewart, Advancement Chair and the Scoutmasters at this time to schedule a Scoutmaster Conference this Tuesday or next.  Scouts should email or speak with these adult leaders at the troop meeting.

Angel Island - Signs Ups Are OPEN

Posted on Jan 22 2017 - 7:45pm

Don’t miss your chance to attend this awesome beginning backpacking trip.  Scouts will take the Ferry from Tiburon and enjoy a fun weekend hiking and earning community service hours.  The planning has already begun and the pack check will be on February 7th.  Sign up today!

REMINDER - Program Volunteers Meeting this Thursday at Roundtable Pizza, Alamo

Posted on Jan 22 2017 - 7:44pm

The Scoutmasters will hold a meeting for all ASM’s and adult volunteers interested in being involved in the Troop 216 program activities on Jan. 26th at 6:30 pm.  The Scoutmasters need partnership from ASMs and participating parents to support a robust and sustainable scouting experience.  This meeting (in addition to being an opportunity to eat pizza!) will lay groundwork to enable your participation. Please RSVP to SM Tim Tucker if you can attend.  

Spots are still OPEN for the San Fran Scavenger Hunt

Posted on Jan 22 2017 - 7:43pm

Signs ups close on Jan. 26 so there is still time to sign up for this SUPER fun day.  The scouts will take the BART into the city and also ride the trolley in their hunt for clues.  Both Scoutmasters will be along for this patrol building activity.  Sign up today and bring two consent forms to the next troop meeting.   

S.T.E.M. Merit Badge Event - February 11th

Posted on Jan 22 2017 - 7:42pm

The Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) committee will be holding a special activity Saturday, February 11, 2017, offering Scouts an opportunity to work on S.T.E.M. related Merit Badges. This will be held at the Art Institute of California (2850 Gateway Oaks Drive #100, Sacramento, CA) from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. There are some really great MB sessions, ones that the troop hasn't seen offered in the past at a great price - $10.This event is an individual event not a troop event. 

Merit badges offered include: Astronomy, Engineering, Energy, Surveying, Truck Transportation, Railroading

Interested Scouts should register as soon as possible as space is very limited. This event is an Individual Registration event, so each family must register their Scout. Anyone attending and interested in carpooling can contact Cynthia Nakahara and she can get you connected with other attendees.

STEM MB Sat Flyer

For more details and to register: http://www.gec-bsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2031405&OrgKey=3418

MDSC Needs Our Support! Donate NOW to Friends of Scouting

Posted on Jan 22 2017 - 7:42pm

Friends of Scouting is the financial campaign for the Mount Diablo Silverado Council (MDSC) and Meridian District.  Both Council and District does so much to assist our troop - Troop Recharter, BSA member registration, Unit Liability Insurance, local camps for troop use, adult trainings.  Only 28% of Scouting families in the Meridian District contributed to FOS.  40% of the operating revenue is dependent on this fundraiser.  As a result of last year’s shortfall, MDSC laid off one support staff member, discontinued Troop Sickness and Accident Insurance, eliminated one district by combining two districts.  If you have not had a chance to make a donation to FOS, please take a moment to donate to support the many programs and services they provide to the Boy Scouts in our area.  Not only will you be helping our Council but donations are tax deductible.

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