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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.

Court of Honor Date Changed to October 27

Posted on Aug 16 2014 - 10:12pm

The Court of Honor will now be held on Monday, October 27. This means that the Court of Honor cutoff date is now Monday, October 6 (a PLC meeting date), so any completed merit badges from Advance Camp may be submitted. 

Cooking Merit Badge Session - Part 1

Posted on Aug 11 2014 - 9:22pm

On Aug 23, Mr. May will be hosting the first of two parts for the cooking merit badge.  This is an Eagle required merit badge.  The session will be limited to 15 scouts. Star and Life scouts will have priority in attendance. Scouts under the rank of First class are urged to complete their rank advancement cooking requirements before working on this merit badge.

Advance Camp - registration due August 11th

Posted on Aug 7 2014 - 11:53pm

Troop 888 will be going to Advance Camp the last weekend in September.  We will be collecting registration forms at the troop meeting on Monday, August 11th. No late registrations please.

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:

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