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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.

New Website!

Posted on Feb 5 2017 - 12:45am

Hello Scouts and Parents,

As you may already know, the troop is planning a complete redesign of the website which we are planning on launching by February 28th, 2017. We are looking for input regarding the types of things you are looking for in the new website including structure, content, and anything else you can think of. The goal of this redesign is to make make your role as a scout/parent in the troop much easier. We are looking for input from all different types of groups in the troop in order to get a better understanding of what the troop wants. Please fill out this short survey and provide your input! Link: https://goo.gl/forms/5JGsaeTipULEaw8n2

Sea Base 2018

Posted on Feb 2 2017 - 6:40pm

Hello Troop 888,

As discussed at the parent meeting on1/30/17, I'm currently exploring the possibility of attending the Florida Sea Base in Summer, 2018 and would like to know if you and/or your son have an interest in attending.  Contingent upon there being enough interest in the troop and our ability to secure a spot in the lottery, I have volunteered to lead a group to this camp for what should be quite a memorable week.

Assistant Scoutmaster Training 2017

Posted on Feb 2 2017 - 6:40pm

Hello Troop 888 parents,

Being an Assistant Scoutmaster (ASM) provides you the unique opportunity to participate, support and share in your son's Scouting journey as well as experience it for yourself too.   Now is the time to get trained!

Parent Meeting Notes from Jan 30, 2017

Posted on Feb 2 2017 - 6:39pm

Notes from the Troop parent meeting held Jan 30, 2017.  Click on the links for the handouts.

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New Webmaster

Posted on Jan 19 2017 - 7:27pm

Hello all, 

My name is Rahul Desai and I am the new webmaster for this term. If you would like to post an event to the calendar or if you have any questions regarding the troop website please contact me at webmaster.troop888@gmail.com

Troop 888 Needs Parents for Merit Badge Counselors

Posted on Mar 19 2015 - 9:03pm

Ever thought about helping our Scouts learn and grow by being a Merit Badge Counselor? It is actually pretty easy to become a Merit Badge Counselor with registering, doing an online course in Youth Protection Training, counselor orientation and coordinating with our Merit Badge Coordinator and Advancement Chair along with the Leaders and Scouts in the Troop. Our troop has grown alot and we need your help. Every family needs to pitch in with at least one parent as a Merit Badge Counselor or committee member. Troop 888 is organizing training for Merit Badge Counselor to be held at one of the parent meetings.

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