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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.

Scout Gear & Equipment Meeting for Parents - Tuesday, Mar 28 at 7:15 pm

Posted on Mar 26 2017 - 8:25pm

Please join the SMs for this informative Parent Meeting! The topic is Scout gear and equipment recommendations for Car Camping Outings and Backpack Treks. All attendees will leave with a list of needed gear.  Remember the Scout Motto - BE PREPARED!

Earn Conservation Service Hours at the Kiwanis One Day Service Project - Saturday, Apr 1st.

Posted on Mar 26 2017 - 6:44pm

This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours while helping the Kiwanis, our chartering organization.  Due to the new rank requirements, a minimum of 3 conservation community service hours are need for advancement for Star and Life Ranks. Don't miss out. Sign up on the troop website today.  Details are listed when you click to sign up.

Welcome New Scouts to Troop 216

Posted on Mar 26 2017 - 6:43pm

We are excited to announce that 12 new scouts from Packs 302 and 53 have joined Troop 216 at Bridging Ceremonies this past week.  They will join the Newman Patrol led by Ben W.  Please join the troop in welcoming, Ian B., Carson C., Gabriel D., Parker G.,  Ian H.,  Nico H., Luis I., Justin K., Hayden L., Henry T., Alex W. and Lance Z. Please remind your scouts to introduce themselves and help the new scouts transition into our troop. 

Spring Break MB Camp with the SF Council

Posted on Mar 26 2017 - 6:43pm

Exploration Camp is a fun and exciting daily program that provides the opportunity for boys and girls ages 11-18 to explore hobbies, educational interests and useful social and personal skills during the Spring Break weeks. 

Youth will register for full-day subject sessions, and may also sign-up for an extended afternoon program to facilitate family scheduling needs.

Trained and qualified adult supervision is provided during all program hours at the local Youth Leadership Training Center in San Leandro, a safe learning environment for all ages.

Daily Schedule: 9:00 – 4:00 (check-in @ 8:45-9:00 am)

Registration Fees: $65 per full day session

Registration is by day and class! NOT by week! Youth should pick one class in the day when signing up.

Lunch and a water bottle will be provided for each participant.

Please indicate any special dietary restrictions or allergies in your online registration.  

Location:Youth Leadership Training Center
1001 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577

***The program utilizes the various Boy Scout Merit Badge topics as its "curriculum" for program activities. Merit Badge requirements can be technical and challenging, so we do not necessarily expect a day-long program to be able to complete a full merit badge.

April 3-7 - Sign-Up NOW!

Monday - Communications or Personal Management

Tuesday - Domestic Citizenship or Environmental Science

Wednesday - Emergency Preparedness or Geology

Thursday - Automotive Maintenance or Signs, Signals and Codes

Friday - Climbing or First Aid

Remember to bring a signed blue card to the session.

Questions - contact Michelle Rodriguez, michelle.rodriguez@scouting.org

Medical Form C Due June 1st for All Scouts and Parents Attending Camp

Posted on Mar 26 2017 - 6:43pm

Now is the time to schedule an appointment  with your doctor to complete you annual physical and get your medical form C signed by your physician.  A copy of the medical forms is attached.  Forms can be turned in at troop meetings into the troop box in the folder labeled - MEDICAL FORMS.  We already have Forms A and B.

http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf

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

Posted on Mar 26 2017 - 6:42pm

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.

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.

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