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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.  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.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner Service Project - Sat, Mar 14

Posted on Feb 27 2015 - 8:50am

Give back to the community with this fun service event for the Veterans Memorial Building Fundraiser in Danville.  We need 12 scouts and 4 adults who will help bring corned beef and cabbage and other food to the tables, clear dishes, and generally be a waiter for a designated table.  After the meal, there is an auction where the Scouts will be runners to and from the bidders and auctioneer.  We will also help in the cleanup afterwards.  Sign-up here: http://www.troop888.us/node/6077

Friends of Scouting Drive - Please Donate

Posted on Feb 26 2015 - 4:02pm
Troop 888 Families,
Our annual Friends of Scouting (FOS) donation drive for 2015 is underway. These critical donations help support scouting at the council level in many ways.  
 
**Please return your pledge envelope whether or not you make a donation***
Our FOS station will be open Mon. 3/2 from 7:00 - 7:30 pm at Gale Ranch
 
The donation you make helps cover the real cost of scouting and includes many items that your membership dues do not cover.  Nearly a third of the funds needed to operate the Council programs comes from this campaign.  This includes leader trainings, camp upkeep, equipment, staff and much more.  Resources that your Scout and the troop use.  The suggested donation amount is $250 which is the approximate cost per Scout to deliver these benefits each year.
 
Donation/pledge envelopes were distributed to each Scouting family at the Troop meeting on Feb 23.  If your Scout/you did not get one, please stop by Gale Ranch MPR to pick up your envelope. You may make your donation at that time by personal check, credit card or cash. 
 
No donation is too small.  Please make a donation to this important campaign. 
 
And to those who have already donated/pledged, we thank you for your support of Scouting
 
You may view the Friends of Scouting video presentation here: 

New Scout Hike to the Top of Las Trampas

Posted on Feb 22 2015 - 9:49pm

New scouts,

Welcome to Troop 888. Here is your first opportunity to start your outdoor hiking journey as a Boy Scout. The Troop will hike to the top of Las Trampas (elevation 1823 feet- 5.1 miles ) in the Las Trampas Regional Wilderness. We will be working on your Scouting Rank and completing the Highlander award given by the MDSC. All scouts and Parents are welcome to attend.

Wolfeboro 2015

Posted on Feb 11 2015 - 9:29am

July 11th or 12th to July 18th.
To ensure sufficient transportation, there is a calendar entry for Saturday, July 11 and a seperate calendar entry for Sunday, July 12. When registering, please be sure it is under your planned departure date.

Northern Tier High Adventure - Coldweather Camping - January 2016

Posted on Oct 27 2014 - 12:24am
Dear Troop 888 scouters,
Mr. Chen has found the ULTIMATE coldweather adventure for all you polar bears. He would love to plan a trip to Minnesota in January 2016 to do the Northern Tier Winter Adventure, click her for additional information: http://www.ntier.org/About/Winter%20-%20Okpik%20Coldweather%20Camping.aspx

Adult Involvement in Troop 888

Posted on Mar 15 2012 - 12:54am

As Troop 888 grows and continues to offer a rich program for our Scouts, this creates more opportunities for the parents of Troop 888 to get involved. We are asking that each family has an adult member participate in the Troop in some capacity. How can you participate? There are several ways depending on how much you want to be involved. It could be as simple as helping with leading an outing, being a merit badge counselor, or becoming a member on the Troop Committee or even becoming a uniformed Leader. This is a wonderful way to participate in unique experiences that Boy Scouts offers and you may even learn a new skill or take up a new hobby along with your son. No matter how you participate, it will make a difference.

BSA Troop # 888

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