Welcome to 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.

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Relay for Life -- LAST CALL

Posted on Jul 18 2014 - 8:34am

We have Adult Leaders and are now looking for Scouts to sign up to provide an Honor Guard at Relay for Life's Opening Ceremony on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 8:30 am. Location: Monte Vista High School track. Please sign up on the web or contact me with your name to add to your name to their Program, deadline is Friday, 7/18/14. They can use volunteers between 5-7pm or 6-7pm to help fill the luminaria bags around the track and also "break" the glowsticks to insert in the luminaria bags. All your time spent volunteering in the Honor Guard and at the event could count toward your rank advancement. Questions: please contact Penny Luke Velasquez at penny.lv@gmail.com. For more information: www.RelayForLife.org/DanvilleCA

STEM Encampment

Posted on Jul 17 2014 - 3:58pm

We are looking to attend STEM Encampment on October 11, 2014 (Saturday ONLY) at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA.   In order to make this happen, we need 2 unrelated adults (MUST be registered with the Troop) to volunteer to attend with the group.  The STEM Encapment is to encourage participation, foster interest, and increase knowledge in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, while at the same time, providing some of the traditional elements of a large scouting activity. Learn more here.  Sign up deadline is July 31st.  View the calendar entry to sign up.

July Meetings

Posted on Jul 6 2014 - 4:57pm

Scouts should wear their new Troop Summer Outing Shirt (or Class B Red Polo) to Troop Meetings at Livorna Park

2015 Florida Sea Base—High Adventure

Posted on Jul 6 2014 - 4:55pm

2015 Florida Sea Base—High Adventure
We had more interest in attending Florida Sea Base (FSB) next summer than anticipated, so we were able to secure a second Adventure and now have room for 5 Crews. We have the “Keys Adventure” and the “Out Island Adventure” for you to choose from. See the July and August 2015 calendar entries for more information

1. Decide which FSB Adventure and dates you want to sign up for and turn in $100 Deposit [if you have not yet paid] by July 10, 2014. This will hold our additional reservations.
2. July 8, 2014--Required Parent Meeting during regular weekly Scout meeting at Livorna Park. 7 pm-8:30 pm. We will discuss logistics, cost, and outline the required training outings leading up to departure. Will need parent volunteers to make the outings and adventures happen. Please read the FSB materials found online.

Family Social - Sign up Now!

Posted on Jul 5 2014 - 3:32pm

Come have some fun and celebrate TROOP 216's 65th BIRTHDAY at this year's FAMILY SOCIAL - Sunday, August 24th from 2:30-7:30pm at Rudgear Estates Pool - Swimming w/lifeguard supervision / Taco Cart / Games / Birthday Cake.  All family members welcome and are encouraged to bring either a salad, dessert, or drinks to share.  ($11 per person)  Please RSVP on Troop Site and indicate what you are bringing!    

July is First Aid Month

Posted on Jul 3 2014 - 1:28pm

Troop Meetings for July - First Aid.  It is highly, highly recommended that boys attend all July meetings so we can improve our First Aid proficiency and confidence.  50 miler crews – in addition to the physical and mental training and development that has taken place on our training hikes it is extremely important that we complete our preparedness for any emergencies while in the backcountry.  Being First Aid and emergency proficient is part of being prepared.  With that said it is extremely important that those attending the 50 miler attend all Troop Meetings in July, including the last meeting where we will be testing our knowledge by doing emergency scenarios.

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