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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
http://alamo216.mytroop.us/home

If you are here to learn about the Troop, feel free to explore the “About 216” sections in the menu on the right. 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

TROOP PARENT MEETING - POSTPONED

Posted on Nov 18 2014 - 7:38am

The Parent Meeting scheduled for TONIGHT - during the Tuesday Troop Meeting has been postponed.  Please be on the look out for a new date.  Thank you for understanding and we look forward to meeting with everyone next month.

SM Thor, SM Tom and Cynthia

CLIMBING MB OPPORTUNITY

Posted on Nov 18 2014 - 7:36am

This is an INDIVIDUAL SCOUT SIGN UP and ATTENDANCE.  There is an opportunity to work on your Climbing MB on 02.28.15 in SanLeandro through the SFBA Council.  Cost is $35 per Scout.  Must come with mastery of the climbing knots and knowledge of Requirements 1-7.  Sign up now as there is a limited number of scouts in ths course.  

SUMMER CAMP MARIN SIERRA ~ Sign Up Now!

Posted on Nov 17 2014 - 8:09am

Troop 216 will be attending Camp Marin Sierra from July 26th - August 1st!  This is the Troop's summer camp which all Troop Scouts are encouraged to attend - leadership opportunities, Merit Badges and COPE course for the older Scouts and advancement opportunities and Merit Badges for the younger Scouts. Cost:  Early Bird Camp Fee:  $330/Scout & $120/adult  More details on under the Calendar section of the website.  As well as on Camp Marin Sierra's website:  

http://www.boyscouts-marin.org/camping-programs-and-facilities/boy-scout-summer-camp/4507

Please sign up on the Troop website today, so the Troop can get a general headcount.  The Troop needs parents to attend this camp as well!  If you can attend for half the camp days, please sign up and make note which days you can attend.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL INFORMATION - NOW DUE!

Posted on Nov 13 2014 - 9:39pm

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:

Youth Protection Training Reminder

Posted on Nov 13 2014 - 9:39pm

ALL ADULTS are asked to take a moment to take (or renew) the BSA Youth Protection Training.   Are you driving kids to camp or volunteering at a Service Project or helping at a meeting?  
These opportunities come up, and the troop is required to have a current YPT on file for you to help out the Troop.  It only takes about 20-30 minutes.  Once complete, please save your certificate (for future verification) and email a copy to Eileen Dufau – Membership Chairperson.

Take Youth Protection Training online at  http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx. You will be asked to create a user account for the Online Training Center if you do not already have one. Once logged in, Youth Protection Training is available under the "General" tab. The course takes about 20-30 minutes, and you will receive a printable certificate indicating your trained status upon completion.

The Mt. Diablo Silverado Council requires all registered adults to complete Youth Protection Training and keep it up to date – expires after 2 years.

Upcoming December Outings - Sign up on the Calendar Today!!

Posted on Nov 13 2014 - 9:38pm

Beginning Backpacking ~ Pt Reyes

December 6th - 7th.  This will be another epic time for those that want to try backpacking (short hike to site, great backpacking meals, sand dunes / beach / ocean nearby!)  This will be the third year that the troop has gone to this location - the scouts had such a great time, they asked to go back!  Further details under CALENDAR DATE (click on Calendar, and then the date of event)  Scouts and Parents, Sign up TODAY!  This is a "Rain or Shine" Outing - will NOT be cancelled due to rain.  Questions?  Please contact SM Thor.

Deep Sea Fishing - Emeryville Sportfishing

December 13th - Saturday.  This is an all day event (5AM-5PM).  Leaving Emeryville and fishing out in the SF Bay for rock fish and crab.  The troop will try to fill a boat - 24 persons.  The group needs at least 4 adults for safety and to assist Scouts. We also recommend that the Scouts be 14 years or older.  If younger, we ask that their parent attend with them.  IF the troop is able to reach 24 persons, the cost would be approximately:  $126 for Scouts 14 & 15 years, & $141 for Adults and Scouts 16 years and older.  See Calendar for further details.  Questions?  Please contact Penny & Charlie Luke Velasquez.

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