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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.

Spring Advance Camp Registration - REGISTRATION OPEN

Posted on Apr 26 2017 - 10:02am

Registration is still open for Spring Advance Camp on the USS Hornet in Alameda.  NO LATE FEE - Alameda Council extended the registration period until May 1st. AFTER MAY 1st, Late Fee of $5 will be added. Important information is as follows:

Date and Time: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Depart CVS Walnut Creek at 7:30 am and return CVS Walnut Creek at approx. 5:00 pm

Fees:  Scouts = $28.50 / Adults = Free but need to drive a carpool

Box Lunch      $10 scout and adult (If you decide to not buy the lunch, please send a bag lunch with your scout)

PLEASE PAY BY VENNMO TO DONNA COURINGTON, Troop Treasurer.

Attire: CLASS A

The deadline to register is May 5th but spots are filling up and the longer you wait, the more limited your choices will be.

Offering the Scholarship and Reading Merit Badges

Posted on Apr 25 2017 - 5:36pm

We are all in school so why not work on a school-related merit badge or two?

Scholarship – This MB focuses on your academic performance and extracurricular activities at school.

Reading – This MB focuses on learning more about how to leverage your local library and of course reading different types of books. There is a service element to this MB as well.

If interested, print your MB workbook(s), get your blue card(s) and contact Tracie to officially start the merit badge.

Have questions, contact MB Counselor Tracie Granzotto at traciegranzotto@gmail.com or 408.421.6575

Cole Grossens Eagle Project May 6-7 & 13-14(If needed)

Posted on Apr 24 2017 - 9:46am

My Eagle project will be excavating out a spot on the side of a hill and building a retaining wall to plant an apple tree for the Seven Hills School in Walnut Creek, my old lower and middle school. For the project I need a few scouts, older and younger for the various jobs. My project will entail excavating on the side of a hill, Build a retaining wall and then planting an apple tree, which will be the start of a possible orchard. The scouts need to bring shoes and (add work cloths)that can get dirty, as well as gloves and sunscreen. Scouts will need to be comfortable working on a hill.

More details in the calendar. Sign up on the troop website and make sure to bring a signed consent form, we will have some there incase you forget to do it.

Thank you and I hope to see you there,

Cole Grossen

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CoCoSAR'S MAJOR MEDICAL DRILL - May 13th

Posted on Apr 23 2017 - 8:36pm

Opportunity for earning service hours or completing an Emergency Prep MB requirement and helping the Contra Costa County Search and Rescue (CoCoSAR) team's annual Major Medical Drill.  This drill is designed to test the search and rescue team's capability and readiness to respond in the event of a medical emergency anywhere in the county. This is an Individual Service Project, so families are responsible for their Scout at the event, and contacting the event organizer to sign up.  Volunteers are needed to act as role players (victims) for a drill on Saturday, May 13 from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the CSU, East Bay , Concord Campus (located at 4700 Ygnacio Valley Rd , at Ayres Rd and Campus Drive ).  Contact Beth Smith at Beth_Smith@instructionalscenarios.com by April 30th if you can volunteer.  Flier with more information attached.

Leadership Applications are Due by May 16th

Posted on Apr 23 2017 - 8:18pm

The troop will transition to a new leadership team on June 1st.  The following schedule will be followed in the selection of our new scout leaders.

Troop scouts wishing to apply for a leadership role should complete the web form by May 16th.   Many thanks to SM Tish for bringing us into the 21st Century!!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsiie97TAjXlzxF5H9QzneIpST0z_r8zucSLvkT5b0emSLtQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

Parents should assist the scout with opening the form but the Scoutmasters request that the scout complete the form on his own.  His responses will be discussed with him as the Scoutmasters make decisions regarding troop leadership roles.

The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) will be elected by troop scouts at the troop meeting on May 16th.  Senior scouts wishing to take on this role, should be prepared to announce their intention and make a short speech.  The scouts will vote for the SPL by write in ballots.

The new leadership team will be announced at the May Court of Honor (COH).

Scouts wishing to apply for a leadership position should read through the position descriptions posted on the troop website.

TROOP SCOUTS NEEDED! STONE VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL SERVICE PROJECT

Posted on Apr 23 2017 - 8:18pm

Community Service Project for Stone Valley Middle School on May 6th, 9-11AM.  Juice and donuts provided.  Stone Valley Middle School, San Ramon Valley School District has allowed Troop 216 to utilize their multi-purpose room, teacher’s lounge, classroom for Troop meetings and other troop related meetings.  This comes at no monetary cost to the troop.  Please help the troop by giving back to the school.  Adult volunteers needed too!

You will be planting new plants in planter boxes, pulling weeds from the planter boxes and general clean up around the school areas.  Please come prepared; bring water bottle for drinking, garden / work gloves, small shovel / trowel, broom and dustpan and 2-3 gallons of water in a large bucket or plastic container for watering the plants at the end.  Questions?  Contact Troop Organizer Susan Rock at bocceballer@yahoo.com.

BSA Troop # 216

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