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.

October Court of Honor Reminder - October 25th at 7:00 pm in the SVMS MPR

Posted on Oct 20 2016 - 1:23pm

All parents, grandparents, families members and friends are invited to attend.  Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our scouts.  Scouts are reminded to arrive on time and dressed in their Class A. Refreshment will be served following the ceremony.

Mark Your Calendars - First Annual November Registration and Renewal Meeting - Tuesday, November 15th at 7:00 pm

Posted on Oct 18 2016 - 3:07pm

This is a mandatory parents only meeting for all scout parents.  At least one parent from each scout family is asked to attend.  The scouts will  not be holding a meeting this evening.  This is being done in order to maximize the use of our precious volunteer hours.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  Scouts whose parents do not attend the meetings will not be able to participate in outings or meetings until their parents have scheduled a meeting with the committee chair to complete the required items.

The list of items to be accomplished on November 15th are:

1.  Collect Annual Dues - See attached schedule. ALL DUES MUST BE PAID BY NOV. 15TH. The recharter has been moved earlier in the calendar year by the counsel and our annual troop payment must be paid earlier this year. Please see the attached schedule for amounts owed.

2.  Collect Scouting with Friends Donations

3.  Sign Up for Mistletoe Fundraiser or pay opt out fee of $50

4.  Complete Medical Forms A&B.  Parents are requested to bring a photocopy of their medical insurance card and their scout’s shot records. Forms will be completed for scouts and parents who plan on attending overnight outings. Forms can be completed ahead of time by visiting http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf

5. Distribution of Medical Form C.  Doctor signature is required.   Medical Form C is due to the troop on 5/1/2017.  Scouts and parents can not attend camp without a completed medical form C.

6.  Review the Outings Checklist - Parent Responsibilities to be completed prior to every outing. (consent forms, carpool fees, campsite share fees, consumables, troop collection box)

7.  YPT Check Up 

8.  VENMO Recap

9.  Carpool Driver Reimbursements and vehicle information


Posted on Oct 16 2016 - 5:44pm

This is the troop’s “anchor” BSA Summer Camp, located in Longbarn, CA and will take place from July 23-July 29, 2017. It is about 2.5-3 hours drive towards Yosemite National Park, in Tuolumne County.  Approximate cost $500 per Scout ($200 per adult)  The Troop Leaders want to encourage all Troop Scouts to attend this fantastic scout camp!  They chose this camp due to the ability for all Scouts (Scout through Life) to benefit from attending summer camp.  There are opportunities for younger scouts to work on advancement, Merit Badges and experience a traditional scout summer camp.   The troop’s more seasoned Scouts and Scout Leaders will sharpen their Leadership skills (and are needed at this camp!) as well as opportunities to complete Eagle required MBs and attend activities designed for them.   This summer camp depends upon Troop Scout Leaders; SPL, ASPL and their PLCs.   Camp Hi-Sierra has a SPL Week prior to the troop’s arrival.  This is a FREE week of camp for the one Scout who will be serving as the troop’s SPL during his troop’s stay.  Questions?  Contact Camp Adult Lead SM Tim Tucker  Sign-up on the Troop website and make a $100 per person deposit by October 18th!   More details on the Troop Calendar, go to the date and click on Summer Camp Hi-Sierra.

Take order/individual popcorn sales order forms due by October 18th

Posted on Oct 16 2016 - 5:44pm

Return all take order / individual popcorn sales order forms to Jung Westover by October 18th . You can drop the form and money off at Jung's house or give the forms and money to Jung at the troop meeting on October 18th .

Scout Leadership Applications Due by November 15th.

Posted on Oct 16 2016 - 5:42pm

Scouts wishing to apply for a leadership position for the new cycle beginning on December 1, 2016, are required to submit a leadership application to the Scoutmasters.  The scout should complete the leadership application form found on the troop website and email a copy to SM Tish and SM Tucker.

Daniel de Monteiro Eagle Scout Project: Building Computers - Oct. 22 & 23

Posted on Oct 16 2016 - 5:41pm

Scouts are to meet at Daniel's home at 9:00AM. They will be learning how to build a computer from scratch. After that, scouts will actually build the computer from start to finish. Scouts will earn community service hours that can be put towards rank advancements. Once completed, these computers will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of the Diablo Valley in Martinez. Refreshments and lunch will be served during the project. Thanks ahead of time.

Limited to 8 scouts per day.  Please sign up on the troop website.

BSA Troop # 216

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