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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.

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All website updates and announcements should be sent to Tracie (traciegranzotto@gmail.com) by 12pm on Sunday to be included in the weekly eblast.

No Troop Meeting on Nov. 21st

Posted on Nov 20 2017 - 9:18am

Due to the Thankgiving break, there will be no meeting this week.

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

Posted on Nov 20 2017 - 9:17am

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 2nd.

Leadership Applications - Due by November 30th

Posted on Nov 20 2017 - 9:17am

New leadership positions will start on December 1st.  Scouts wishing to apply for a leadership position should use the following link.  The completed forms will go directly to your SMs.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsiie97TAjXlzxF5H9QzneIpST0z_r8zucSLvkT5b0emSLtQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

Sign Up for Community Service - Alamo Tree Lighting Ceremony: Sunday, December 3rd at 10-11:30AM for Set-Up and 6:30-7:30PM for

Posted on Nov 20 2017 - 9:17am

All hands on deck - troop scouts are needed on Sunday, December 3rd at 10-11:30AM for Set-Up and 6:30-7:30PM for Tear Down.  Meet at the plaza area, parking lot, at 3000 Danville Blvd, Alamo.  Scouts need to wear their Class B shirts, bring a signed BSA Consent Form, work gloves and headlamp is needed for the tear down.  Scouts will set up tables, chairs, trees, lights and stage area at 10AM.  This typically takes an hour if there are enough scout hands helping.  Scouts will take down tables, chairs, trees, lights and stage area; assisting the Event Organizer load items into their trucks or trailers.   Troop 216 Alamo Tree Lighting Organizer is Alan Zneimer.   Questions?  Please contact Alan.

Scouting Adventure & Campfire Program - RESCHEDULED to Friday, December 10th!

Posted on Nov 20 2017 - 9:16am

The Scouting Adventure and Campfire Program with Webelos/AOL Scouts and parents has been rescheduled to SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10th.  3-6PM.  Sugarloaf Open Space.  Troop Scouts arrive at 2PM to set up and recieve assignments/instructions from their Scout Leader.  Scouts and Adults needed for this fun-filled event to introduce Troop 216 to Webelos/AOL Scouts and their parents!  Please sign up on the Troop website.  Hope to see everyone there!

SUMMER CAMP 2018

Posted on Nov 20 2017 - 9:16am

Troop Scouts (and attending adults) have decided!  Troop 216 will attend CAMP FIESTA on June 24th – 30th.  Camp Fiesta is located on the Mission Bay in San Diego.  2017 Camp Fee was $475 for Scout and $295 for Adults; camp will release exact Camp Fee for 2018 in October.  Additional fees include transportation, additional meals while traveling, possible night at campsite or hotel, MB fees, mid-week camp adventure to be determined by the group, camp shirt, and items that your scout might want to purchase at the camp shop.

Sign up early, so the troop can ensure a spot for your Scout (and Adult)!   A $100 non refundable deposit is due by Dec. 15th.  The troop had to give an estimate, based on initial interest sign-ups, so there are a limited number of spots.  The troop can try to change the number, if the sign-ups justify, prior to December, 2017.

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