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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.

Court of Honor - Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7:00 pm

Posted on Feb 26 2017 - 10:55pm

The troop will hold our February CoH on this Tuesday.   Scouts should come dressed in their Class A and arrive on time.  All troops scouts, their parents and families are invited and encouraged to attend.  Refreshments will be served. ATTENTION MOMS! Wear your RED RIBBON, even if your scout is not advancing. It shows your pride in all their accomplishments. It is the troop's tradition to have your son pin your red ribbon with a new rank, and give you a hug in front of the audience. If you do not have a red ribbon yet, you will receive one upon your scout's first rank advancement.

Friends of Scouting - REMINDER

Posted on Feb 26 2017 - 6:55pm

Our troop will have our annual Friends of Scouting (FOS) drive at our February 28th CoH. Rand Mahoney from the District and Douglas Gin, our Chartered Org. Rep. will give a short presentation on FOS.

FOS is the financial campaign for the Mount Diablo Silverado Council (MDSC) and Meridian District. Both Council and District do so much to assist our troop - Troop Recharter, Eagle Scout advancement assistance, BSA member registration, Unit Liability Insurance, local camps for troop use and adult trainings. Troop dues do not cover these services.

Please watch this short informational video which explains what FOS is and how proceeds donated benefit your scout, our troop, the Meridian District and the MDSC.

http://www.mdscbsa.org/friends-of-scouting/

Last year, our troop donated $3,409.00 to FOS with 30% participation. Our troop goal this year is 100% participation.

Your help and support are needed. All families will receive a pledge card that we ask be returned at the conclusion of the CoH. Please deposit your pledge card in FOS box as you exit.

If you want to make a pledge now, please us the following link:

https://app.mobilecause.com/f/cxh/n

Donations are tax deductible.

CALLING ALL SCOUTS! Do a Good Turn Daily, Demonstrate Scout Spirit, Earn Service Hours

Posted on Feb 26 2017 - 6:55pm

There are several Troop Service Projects on the Calendar!  If you need to complete a rank requirement or Merit Badge requirement or earn your Troop Service Patch or just add service hours to your Scout record, sign up for one or more of these Troop Service Projects.  Details and sign up are on the Troop website.

CERT Drill Volunteers - March 4th - March 4th from 7AM-1PM.  Scouts will assist the Rossmoor CERT team by acting as victims for the drill.   The Scouts would be Moulaged with medical injuries for Search & Rescue teams to find, diagnose injuries, and care for as needed. Do you need to complete for a Merit Badge? There will be food served to all volunteers, plus this is a fun event!

Angel Island Service Project - March 18th-19th - Do a good turn and have a great time backpacking!  This service project is part of a (beginners) backpack outing lead by SM Thomas Tish.  Ride the ferry to Angel Island, complete a service project for the park services, backpack to your camp site and then have plenty of time to explore!  

Food Bank Service Project - April 22nd -April 22nd from 2-4PM at the Contra Costa Food Bank in Concord.  As part of Earth Day, the CCC Food Bank will have a Scout Day for all Scouts to volunteer in one of their facilities.  Scouts and Adults will assist the Contra Costa Food Bank Distribution Center in Concord by sorting canned goods and Fruit/Vegetables.  All depends upon what they receive as donations.  A great way to give back to your community!

Alamo Rotary Easter Egg Hunt - April 15th - Troop scouts are needed to assist with this local holiday tradition by hiding eggs, helping with games and assisting participants. The event will be held at Livorna Park and scouts will earn community service hours. Sign ups are open on the troop website. Please contact Susan Rock, the adult lead for more information.

OPENINGS for HIGH ADVENTURE CAMP ATCHAFALAYA SWAMP – June 2017

Posted on Feb 19 2017 - 10:05pm

There are two openings for this great High Adventure!  Details and sign up on the Troop website, under Swamp Camp listed at the right column or on the Calendar under June 22nd.  The troop must submit their Final Roster by February 28th.

Nuclear Science Day at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Saturday, Apr. 29th from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Posted on Feb 19 2017 - 10:05pm

Registration is open for Nuclear Science Day lottery.   Scouts will have the opportunity to earn the Nuclear Science Merit Badge.  Interested scouts should sign up today on our troop website and speak with a SM regarding obtaining a blue card.  Open to scouts grade 8 and higher.   The event is free of charge.   

Sign-up NOW for Swimming Merit Badge Day - April 22 or 23rd

Posted on Feb 19 2017 - 10:04pm

The SFBAC Aquatics Committee, in partnership with the East Bay Lifeguard Service is proud to present Swimming Merit Badge Day on April 22nd or 23rd. This merit badge day will provide the opportunity for Scouts to work on completing Swimming Merit Badge requirements. Class limit of 20 scouts per session.  Scouts should attend EITHER the morning or afternoon session on EITHER Saturday or Sunday. All Sessions will work on the same material so only one session per Scout is needed. Scouts please remember to bring a blue card signed by the Scoutmaster.

Morning Session: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Check-in at 8:15 AM)
(Gate will NOT open until 8 AM. Please do not arrive before then.) 

Afternoon Session: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Check-in at 1:15 PM)

Where: Robert's Pool/Recreation Area.,

       10570 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619

Cost: $45 per scout. Snack will be included. ($5 Late fee 4/16.)

This is an individual scout event so please use the below link to register.

Click here to register!

BSA Troop # 216

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