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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 (traciegranzotto@gmail.com) by 12pm on Sunday to be included in the weekly eblast.

Indoor Rock Climbing - Tuesday, Jan 23. Sign up by Friday, Jan. 19th

Posted on Jan 18 2018 - 1:55pm

The troop will meet at Diablo Rock Gym in Concord for a fun night of rock climbing from 7 - 8:30 pm.     

Please sign up on the troop website ASAP if you can attend.  The cost is $20 per scout and should be paid to the troop VENMO account upon sign up.  A check can also be brought to Sawako.

If you scout has a SM Conference that evening, they will take place in the side party room.

SM Conferences and BoR

Posted on Jan 15 2018 - 12:33pm

SM Conferences will take place on Tuesday, Jan 23 and 30 with the BoR’s scheduled on Jan 30 and Feb 13.  Scouts seeking rank advancement recognition at the February CoH should contact Advance Chair, Ms. Cara Stewart and request an appointment.

Sign Ups are Open!!!

Posted on Jan 15 2018 - 12:32pm

The Troop 216 committee has been hard at work planning our 2018 outing’s schedule.  We have met with scout leaders and have come up with an exciting schedule.  The sign ups are open in the right hand column and all details regarding the outings can be found under the sign up.  Please take the time to review the outings with your scout and sign up as early as possible.  There are many moving parts to consider when managing outings and the sooner you sign up the better the outings will turn out.

Troop 216 Family Rafting and Car Camping - Labor Day Weekend 2018

Posted on Jan 15 2018 - 12:31pm

This Labor Day weekend the troop invites families to include parents and siblings to join the scouts on a fun rafting trip on the Middle Fork American River.  The group will car camp at the American River campgrounds.

If your family would like to attend, please take the following steps by April 1, 2018

1.  Sign up all family members who wish to attend on the troop website.

2.  Indicate the age of all siblings who are not scouts (this is needed for the reservation).

3.  Remit $50 per person deposit to the troop via Venmo or check to Sawako by April 1st.

The estimated cost is $150 per person for rafting and includes the campsite fees.  Additional costs for food and carpools should be expected.

Questions?  Please contact Renee Brooks at rbgator90@mac.com

FIRST AID & CPR TRAINING for SCOUTS/ADULTS & HA WILDERNESS FIRST AID TRAINING for SCOUTS/ADULTS

Posted on Jan 15 2018 - 12:30pm

Scouts and Adults attending Outings should be prepared!  The Troop will have a First Aid & CPR Training for adults and Scouts on January 20th, PLUS HA Wilderness First Aid Training for all Philmont 2018/Northern Tier 2018/Seabase 2019 Scouts (14 yrs and older) and Adults on January 20th-21st.  HA Wilderness First Aid Certification lasts for 2 years, and must be renewed.  Recommend retaking the course, as there have been updates.  First Aid & CPR for Scouts and Adults will be on January 20th (9-12PM).  Wilderness First Aid will be on January 20th (9-5PM) and January 21st (9-5PM) for Scouts (must be 14yrs or older) and Adults.  Cost for First Aid & CPR for Scouts and Adults is $50.  Cost for WFA for Scouts and Adults is $85.  Registered Adult cost is $25 for each course (troop will pay the remaining fee).  Location:  TBD  Please sign up on the troop website, by January 16th.

Troop 216 Gear Swap on Tuesday, Mar 13th at SVMS MPR

Posted on Jan 15 2018 - 12:28pm

Do you have a new scout that needs gear?

Do you have an older scout that has outgrown gear?

Bring your cash, checks, and gently used gear (which has been pre-labled with a sale price) to the Mar 13th troop meeting for a gear swap!

Setup 7 - 7:30 pm

Sale 7:30 - 8:00 pm

Clean up 8 - 8:30 pm

Questions?  Please contact Sky Bellanca at Skybellanca@hotmail.com

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