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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.

Camp Fiesta Island 2015 - San Diego Council

Posted on Mar 29 2015 - 3:57pm

Spend a week of Scouting adventure on the beach 6/21 though 6/27 at Camp Fiesta Island! This Aquatic Center facility is located on beautiful Mission Bay. You'll camp among the sandy dunes and set sail for the Pacific Ocean. Campers at CFI enjoy the ultimate waterfront experience.

District Camporee: Pow Wow 2015 - April 24 - 26

Posted on Mar 19 2015 - 9:04pm

What is a Native American Pow Wow?

Pow Wows are the Native Amerian people's way of meeting together, to join in visiting, singing, dancing, renewing old friendships and making new ones.  This is a time honored method to renew Native American culture and preserve the rich heritage of American Indians.

All Troop 888 Scouts, join us for a fun weekend of Scouting at our District Camporee at Ranchos Los Mochos in Livermore. ******Sign-up by March 25 to guarantee you'll receive a Camporee t-shirt and patch*****

Troop T-Shirt Orders (Class B shirts): Due Monday, March 23

Posted on Mar 19 2015 - 9:03pm
Kalpana Roge will be collecting Troop888 T-Shirt (Class B) orders.  Troop T-shirt orders are only done once a year.   ****All orders due by Monday, March 23rd****

Wolfeboro 2015

Posted on Mar 19 2015 - 9:03pm

Wolfeboro summer camp is quickly approaching. Take advantage of lower discounted prices by paying in advance. Please click "read more" for complete information.

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.

Friends of Scouting Drive - Please Donate

Posted on Mar 19 2015 - 9:02pm
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. 3/23 during the troop meeting 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: 

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