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Welcome To Troop 888

Troop 888 is a Boy Scouts of America Troop in San Ramon, CA, in the Mt. Diablo-Silverado Council. We are chartered by The American Legion Post #246 in Danville. Our troop strives to meet the scouting principals of being boy-run and teaching the fundamentals of leadership, community service, outdoor skills, and activities that would otherwise be unavailable to boys outside of the Scouting program.

We meet Monday evenings at 7:00 at Gale Ranch Middle School where we plan outings, work on merit badges and rank advancement, and work together toward the advancement of the young men in our troop. As a troop of over 100 Scouts, we have a great number of outings and opportunities - often several per month - allowing us to be a troop for everyone. We have many great traditions with our annual outings: kayaking, snow camping, white-water rafting, and attending summer scout camp at Wolfeboro in Bear Valley, CA. We have been going to Wolfeboro for more than three decades.  Beyond the core of tradition, we have new Scouts join every year for which we provide a comprehensive rank advancement program. The troop offers many hiking and camping opportunities, service projects, merit badge sessions and other fun activities for the scouts to discover new interests.

Parent Volunteers needed for final Board of Reviews for 2016

Posted on Dec 17 2016 - 8:45pm
The final Board of Reviews (BORs) for 2016 are this Monday, Dec 19.  We have a FULL schedule of Scouts looking to complete their rank advancement and we need  parent volunteers to help serve on the boards.
 
More adults and ASMs are needed to fill spots on the scheduled BORs.  If there are enough adults and ASMs, all BORs should be completed by 8:30 pm.
 
If your Scout is attending the last troop meeting for the year (and it should be a fun, casual meeting for the Scouts), please consider staying to help on the BORs.
 
  • No experience is necessary to participate (we provide information).
  • You do not need to be a uniformed leader to volunteer.
  • You get first-hand experience on what a BOR is like for your Scout.
  • You get to meet other parents and Scouts, and learn more about troop.
 
Please sign-up for the Parent/ASM registration if you are able to help.
Adults who are uniformed leaders should indicate they are ASMs in the note section.
 
Register for one of the two sessions below.

Parent Group 1: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
 
 
Parent Group 2:  7:30 - 8:30 pm

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Scout Leadership Application for Next Term - Due Thur 11/10

Posted on Nov 6 2016 - 10:04pm
The current Scout leadership term is set to end on December 31st .  The next leadership term is January 1 - August 31, 2016.  Leadership applications are due by Thursday November 10.  Troop elections take place on Monday, November 14.
 
Leadership position descriptions are now available on the troop website.  There is a second page with more documents.  Make sure to click to page "2" at the bottom of the screen.  http://troop888.us/taxonomy/term/1346
 
Here are some general guidelines:
  • Scouts should be First Class Rank or higher to apply for a leadership position, except for Patrol Leader.
    • Scouts may be any rank to apply for for Patrol Leader.
  • Scouts who are First Class Scouts and higher should list three choices for leadership positions on the application.
    • Tenderfoot through Second Class Scouts applying for Patrol Leader do not need to list alternate choices
  • A parent must sign the form agreeing for you to apply for a leadership position and it's responsibilities.
 
 
Submit leadership applications in one of two ways:
  1. Turn in a printed copy to Mr. Gandhi at Gale Ranch MPR next Monday, October 24th and on Monday November 7th
  2. Scan and email your completed application to Tanay Gandhi  (gandhi.tanay2@gmail.com) and Mr. Gandhi (iamsameergandhi@gmail.com)
 
Leadership applications must be completed by everyone who plans on apply for a new leadership position, whether it be Patrol Leader (PL) or Senior Patrol Leader (SPL).
 
SPL elections take place on November 14th.  All candidates must have a brief, minute-long speech prepared. If you plan on running but are unable to attend, a written statement by you will be read by someone else.
 

After the SPL election is completed, patrols will gather to elect a new PL.

Friends of Scouting Donation

Posted on Nov 6 2016 - 4:24pm
Dear Troop 888 Families,
 
On behalf of Friends of Scouting, we collected donations from less than 30% of our Troop. This includes online donations, collections from earlier in the year as well as new scout families that donated to the council before they bridged.

Troop Rechartering Annual Dues - Monday, Nov 14 Deadline

Posted on Oct 27 2016 - 10:25am
It is time to register all Scouts and Adults with BSA for the upcoming year.  We need to complete the registration process by November 14th, 2016 so please follow this simple 2-step process ASAP. 

Christopher Bried's Eagle Project Sign-up

Posted on Oct 26 2016 - 10:21pm

My eagle project is a collection project to benefit The Hope Academy in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. All donations will be sent to the school, which is a primary school in an rural community that is run by the nonprofit organization The Hope Project. My project will be on two days, Saturday, 10/29 and Saturday, 11/5. Both days scouts will be divided into groups of no less than 4 and will travel to different neighborhoods around San Ramon.

New Librarian

Posted on Aug 6 2016 - 9:41am

Hi my name is Vignesh Senthikumar.  If anyone wants to borrow any merit badge books, they can contact me at rithviggolf@hotmail.com

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