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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. 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.

Change of Location for Troop Meetings, PLC Meetings, Parent Meetings, and BORs to WRMS Blacktop for July and August

Posted on Jul 9 2014 - 9:09pm

Please note that for the months of July and August, all troop meetings will take place on the Black Top of Windemere Ranch Middle Schoolat 11611 E Branch Pkwy, San Ramon, due to construction activity in GRMS.  There is no change in timings, only the location.  Upon completion of construction, we hope to return to GRMS in September.

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

Posted on Jun 10 2014 - 12:14am

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.

Troop 888 needs adult volunteers

Posted on Jun 9 2014 - 11:55pm
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 we need filled SOON and the current adult in the position:

Driving Safely

Posted on May 19 2014 - 9:09am

I am Robert Zorovic, outing coordinator with Troop 888. I am the person who generates the tour permits for Troop 888 scout outings. With outing season well under way, I would like to take a moment to remind ourselves to practice safe driving habits during scouting activities as well as any time behind the wheel . Our scouts will be learning to drive before we know it. Some are already asking for the keys. We need to remember to maintain good examples of safe driving practices. One of the components of the tour permit is the BSA Guide to Safe Scouting initiative. Please take a moment to review BSA’s policy on automobile transportation. There may be additional policies on the California Vehicle Code that need to be followed.

Troop 888 Merit Badge Training

Posted on Jan 2 2014 - 9:31pm

Troop 888 Merit Badge Training and Annual Registration will be held from 7:00pm - 8:15pm on November 18th at Gale Ranch Middle School. We are looking for our parents to become Merit Badge Counselors with Troop 888. This is the best way to be involved in the Troop, help develop our young men and give back. In addition, all current Merit Badge counselors will need to re-register with the Troop and District on 11/18/13. During this session we will be orienting you on the BSA merit badge process, blue cards, merit badges, advancement and Troop 888 processes. We look forward to seeing you.

Varsity Scouting

Posted on Jun 1 2013 - 8:48pm

Troop 888 is starting a Varsity Program to offer a more challenging program to the troop's more experienced scouts. If you would like to know more, please visit the Varsity Scouting Folder in the files section and read the Mission Statement and Participation Requirements. If you have any questions, please contact Connor Hobson.

BSA Troop # 888

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