Welcome to the Troop 888 website!

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 nearly 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 two decades. 888 is further made unique in tradition by the involvement of several Eagle Scouts from the troop's past who have come back as adults to help run the program and offer guidance to the troop's current boy leaders and future Eagle Scouts. Beyond the core of tradition, we have new Scouts join every year for which we provide a comprehensive rank advancement program during their first year. The troop offers many hiking and camping opportunities, service projects, merit badge sessions and other fun activities for the scouts to discover new interests.

American Legion Hall dinner set up - Friday, October 3

Posted on Sep 29 2014 - 11:07pm

Have a few hours to spare for a good cause? We're looking for some good Scouts!

Here's an easy opportunity to give back to our charter organization, American Legion Post #246, and earn some service hours too. Click here to register:  http://troop888.us/node/5984

Trooporee Date Changed to 11-7 thru 11-9! Remember to Sign Up!

Posted on Sep 28 2014 - 9:12pm

Date changed to Nov. 7 thru Nov. 9.

Sign-Up: http://troop888.us/node/5966

Need adults to sew black neckerchiefs - sewing party on Friday Oct 3rd

Posted on Sep 25 2014 - 10:09pm

Need 3 adults that have their own sewing machine and can transport it to the Martinez house. Need 2 other adults to help with cutting the material and ironing creases. 

Troop 888 Leadership Application

Posted on Sep 21 2014 - 12:40pm

It is sad that all good things must come to an end. The current leadership term will come to a close at the end of December. However, do not fret! The next leadership term will be just as great!

For all scouts who want to have a leadership position in the troop: You must fill out the attached application and turn into the SPL (Me, Anand Kannappan) BY OCTOBER 13. 

The SPL Elections and Patrol Leader Elections for the upcoming term will be happening at the troop meeting on November 17. 

Do you speak another language? Troop 888 is looking for adult interpreters.

Posted on Sep 18 2014 - 11:22pm

To signify that a youth or adult leader a foreign language (one other than English), the BSA offers the interpreter strip to those individulas that meet the requirements. The strip is then worn on the scout uniform.

Parent meeting this Monday (9/22) - How to get involved with the troop

Posted on Sep 18 2014 - 11:11pm
Calling all adults, Troop 888 needs you!! 
We are asking all families with scouts Star Rank and BELOW (adults who are not currently a leader/coordinator) to identify how they would like to help with the troop. Please sign-up using the google doc link below: 
In order to provide ALL our scouts the best possible scouting experience, we need ALL adults to volunteer.  A description of the positions is in the Troop Operating manual http://troop888.us/system/files/Troop888OperatingManualRev09152013.docx

Here is a list of the positions where we would like folks to assist and the current adult in the position: Secretary - Sudheer Yerabati, Outings Coordinator - Robert Zorovic, Membership - Lisa Cheney, Training - Jay DeSai, Advancement - Paul Phillips, Webmaster - Alan Miller, Troop Quartermaster - Dan Sebastiani, Hospitality - Celia Lee and Carolyn Bried. Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator - Linda Chie(Hoppe), New Scout Parent Coordinator - Sreenivasa Kollu, BOR Coordinator- Yiwie Zhang/Richard Cheung, Scouting for Food - Aarti Nagpal, Troop Photos - Sunitha Jois, Friends of Scouting - Marci Hobson, Highlander (hiking) program - Zi Dong and Sudheer Yerabati, Medical Forms Coordinator - Jack Chen

BSA Troop # 888

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