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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.

Sign up to help Lee with his Eagle Project

Posted on Apr 12 2021 - 9:49am

My name is Lee, and I’ve been in Troop 216 for 6 years. I’m currently a Life Scout and have been working towards getting my Eagle rank.
What:  My project is to build a wooden cabinet for the Las Lomas High School music program. I need help in sanding wood, applying varnish, and attaching exterior fittings. These tasks are fairly simple, low risk (a safety talk will be provided at the beginning of each work day), and fun.


When: 4/27 4-6PM and 4/29 4-6PM
Where:  This step of the project will be completed at my house, address is:  1925 Magnolia Way, Walnut Creek.  The project will be done in my front driveway, and masks are mandatory both as a precaution against the current health situation and also to protect against fine dust particles.


Why:  First and foremost, Eagle Projects are a great way to give back to the community. Eagle Projects are also a great way to gain service project hours needed for rank advancement, and is an opportunity to gain an understanding in the teamwork skills that are fundamental to scouting. There will also be drinks and pizza provided on the 4/27 work day. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.  Please sign up if interested to allow me to achieve an accurate head count.  Thank you.

Sign up to help with Mason’s Eagle Project on April 25 - earn service hours!

Posted on Apr 11 2021 - 7:41pm

Earn service hours while helping out our local high school! Please sign up on the website to join me in working on my Eagle Project which is improving the Las Lomas Garden. Donuts and pizza will be provided for all volunteers! There is lots to do and your help is needed so there are 3 work days scheduled - April 25, April 25 and May 1st. Come to one day or all! 

We will be doing the following over 3 weekends:
- building 2 benches

- building a shade structure for one of the garden boxes

- painting the garden boxes

- repairing the irrigation system and rodent protection around the boxes

Please meet at the front of the school at 10am for a safety briefing and plan for the day. Please wear a mask and bring work gloves, water and your activity consent form. 

If you have any questions you can text me at 925.997.8564

Thank you,

Mason Granzotto

ALL TROOP HA AND SUMMER CAMP ATTENDEES NEED TO SUBMIT MED FORM C

Posted on Apr 11 2021 - 7:30pm

Scouts BSA requires that all scouts and adults attending an outing and or Summer Camp for 72 hours or longer must submit an Annual Health and Medical Record, Form C to their troop.  This form requires a doctor’s signature.  PLEASE COMPLETE THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, and submit to Samantha Balboni (Nico’s mom).  You can SCAN (please no pics) and email to samantha1@astound.net or drop off at her house.

Summer Camp Wente – Still time to register!

Posted on Apr 11 2021 - 7:29pm

Troop 216 will head to Camp Wente on June 20th, returning June 26th. There is still time to join the fun!  Camp Wente has extended the early bird camp fee ($525) to May 15th.  The camp was able to open up more spots.  Check out the activities that the camp has to offer this year (read pages 58/95-68/95) in this Camp Guide:  https://ggacbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/GGAC-Omnibus-Leader-Guide-2021_v1.0-1.pdf

Troop Advancement Night – April 20th

Posted on Apr 11 2021 - 7:28pm

The troop will have an off-site meeting at Livorna Park on April 20th from 7-8P.  Patrol Leaders will be available to assist scouts with their rank requirements, merit badge counselors will be available to work with scouts and or sign off their requirements and Advancement Chair Mrs. Granzotto will be available to collect blue cards, record completion of rank advancements, schedule BoRs and SM Conferences.   Questions?  Please contact Mrs. Granzotto.

All Completed Blue Cards and SM Conferences/BORs for Rank Advancement due April 20th

Posted on Apr 6 2021 - 5:17pm

The Tuesday, April 20th Troop meeting will be at Livorna Park and will be your last opportunity to turn in any completed blue cards or complete SM conferences and BORs prior to our next Court of Honor (COH) scheduled for May 2nd. Please contact our Advancement Chair, Mrs. Granzotto, immediately if you need a SM conference and BOR for advancement so that we are prepared for you!

Questions can be sent to Mrs. Granzotto at traciegranzotto@gmail.com 

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