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Welcome to Troop 216!

Troop 216 Troop 216 has been serving the Alamo, Danville and Walnut Creek communities since 1950. 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 Charles (charlestai2@yahoo.com)  to be included in the weekly eblast.

TROOP OFF-SITE MEETING – Sunday, February 28th at 11AM, LIVORNA PARK

Posted on Feb 19 2021 - 11:14pm

ALL scouts, new to the troop to working towards their Eagle rank needs to attend this agenda packed troop meeting.  SM Thor and Patrols will start with an Equipment Meeting.  Patrols will bring their packs as a “show and tell” for the new families(Contact your PL for instructions!)  ALL NEW FAMILIES are invited to hear and see what their scout will need for troop outings. 

Then the group will divide up to work on Advancement; rank requirements and or merit badges.  SPL and Patrol Leaders will be available to work with New through First Class scouts on any rank requirements.  Star and Life Scouts have opportunities to help scouts complete rank requirements as well.  MB Counselors will be available to initial and or sign your blue card(s).  Mrs. Granzotto will be available to update your record in Scoutbooks, and take requests for a SM Conference and BoR.

Sign up on the troop website, with a NOTE as to which advancement (list rank and number) and or merit badge requirements you want to work on.

Personal Fitness Merit Badge starting March 7th

Posted on Feb 19 2021 - 11:14pm

Are you interested in earning your Personal Fitness MB whether for the first time or partial to complete? Then come prepared to be challenged!  By attending to 100% of activities, it will take 13 weeks to complete the MB. Includes: 1-mile run, sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups, and agility stretch.  Parent participation is encouraged and needed!  At least one parent will need to volunteer to help per session with recording data, keeping scouts on task, and maintaining two-deep leadership.

MB Counselors, ASM Behzad Izadbakhsh and Mrs. Baldetti, will start this merit badge on Saturday, March 7th at 1:30PM, Las Lomas High School track field.  Questions?  Please contact ASM Behzad Izadbakhsh.  See details for working on this merit badge and sign up on the troop website: https://www.troop216bsa.org/node/3835.  

Quarry Park Adventure & Car Camping Outing – March 20th & 21st

Posted on Feb 19 2021 - 10:42am

Don’t miss out on this fun-filled troop outing – Quarry Park Adventure (Rocklin) and car camping (Pilot Hill) on an open ranch (think horses, goats and other farm animals) with areas to explore and hike trails nearby!  Opportunities for completing rank requirements, merit badge requirements and train for the upcoming troop high adventure.  Details for the outing on the troop calendar:  https://www.troop216bsa.org/node/3823.  Sign up and make notes of any rank advancement or merit badge requirements you want to work on.  This is a mandatory outing for all Troop HA attendees.

Opportunity for Community Service Project Hours

Posted on Feb 19 2021 - 10:41am

The Feeding America network of food banks, food pantries, and meal programs need volunteers!  Please consider donating a few hours of your time with your parent(s) and or family to help others in need, at the local Contra Costa Food Bank.  If you want to use these hours towards scouting or your school, please ask the food bank for a letter stating date and hours completed.  They will email the letter to you, and you can forward to Mrs. Granzotto.  She will enter these hours in your Scoutbook record.

Here is the link that takes you to a Search for volunteer opportunities at the food bank nearest you.

https://www.feedingamerica.org/take-action/volunteering?autologin=true&utm_medium=email&utm_source=owned&utm_term=engage&utm_content=eappeal_text_link&utm_campaign=FY21_COVID_Winter_Emergency_Sustainer&s_src=E2122GAEG

Green River, Utah - Deposit Due NOW

Posted on Feb 13 2021 - 10:43am
Attention all attendees of this summer's Troop 216 High Adventure (HA) trip to Green River, Utah;  Preparations for this upcoming epic HA event are underway!  
 
First, please make your first deposit of $100/person to the troop no later than Friday, January 29th at 11AM, to secure your spot with the group. There are two payment options, the troop's Zelle account which is the most expedient or drop off a check payable to "Troop 216" to Sawako, the Troop Bookkeeper, at her house.
 
Second, attend the first planning meeting this Tuesday, January 26th at 7pm. Both Scouts and participating parental units must attend the regularly scheduled Tuesday "Troop Zoom Meeting" per the Troop 216 Calendar.
 
If you cannot attend this Tuesday, please contact ScoutMaster Thor directly. 

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