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2016 Fall Information Dates

The following two events are for families of Webelos and boys new to Scouting who are interested in joining Troop 888. 

 

Thursday, Oct 13, 7:30 - 9:00 pm:  Meridian District Roundtable
San Ramon LDS Church (5025 Crow Canyon Road)

The District's annual "Webelos to Scout" transition program for Webelos parents and Den Leaders (Adults only.  No Webelos Scouts please).  The transition process will be explained, questions answered, and you will then have a chance to meet all of the troops in the District and learn more about their program.  (Parents of boys who are interested in joining Boy Scouts are also welcome to attend to meet the troops).

 

Monday, Nov. 28, 7:00 - 8:30 pm:  Troop 888 Open House
Gale Ranch Middle School MPR -

Troop 888's Open House is for Webelos and any boys interested in joining Troop 888.  At least one parent should accompany each youth.  Visiting Webelos and boys will participate in a Troop meeting.  Parents will attend an information meeting on how to apply to join Troop 888.

 

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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 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.

Scout Leadership Application for Next Term - Due Thur 11/10

Posted on Nov 6 2016 - 10:04pm
The current Scout leadership term is set to end on December 31st .  The next leadership term is January 1 - August 31, 2016.  Leadership applications are due by Thursday November 10.  Troop elections take place on Monday, November 14.
 
Leadership position descriptions are now available on the troop website.  There is a second page with more documents.  Make sure to click to page "2" at the bottom of the screen.  http://troop888.us/taxonomy/term/1346
 
Here are some general guidelines:
  • Scouts should be First Class Rank or higher to apply for a leadership position, except for Patrol Leader.
    • Scouts may be any rank to apply for for Patrol Leader.
  • Scouts who are First Class Scouts and higher should list three choices for leadership positions on the application.
    • Tenderfoot through Second Class Scouts applying for Patrol Leader do not need to list alternate choices
  • A parent must sign the form agreeing for you to apply for a leadership position and it's responsibilities.
 
 
Submit leadership applications in one of two ways:
  1. Turn in a printed copy to Mr. Gandhi at Gale Ranch MPR next Monday, October 24th and on Monday November 7th
  2. Scan and email your completed application to Tanay Gandhi  (gandhi.tanay2@gmail.com) and Mr. Gandhi (iamsameergandhi@gmail.com)
 
Leadership applications must be completed by everyone who plans on apply for a new leadership position, whether it be Patrol Leader (PL) or Senior Patrol Leader (SPL).
 
SPL elections take place on November 14th.  All candidates must have a brief, minute-long speech prepared. If you plan on running but are unable to attend, a written statement by you will be read by someone else.
 

After the SPL election is completed, patrols will gather to elect a new PL.

Friends of Scouting Donation

Posted on Nov 6 2016 - 4:24pm
Dear Troop 888 Families,
 
On behalf of Friends of Scouting, we collected donations from less than 30% of our Troop. This includes online donations, collections from earlier in the year as well as new scout families that donated to the council before they bridged.

Troop Rechartering Annual Dues - Monday, Nov 14 Deadline

Posted on Oct 27 2016 - 10:25am
It is time to register all Scouts and Adults with BSA for the upcoming year.  We need to complete the registration process by November 14th, 2016 so please follow this simple 2-step process ASAP. 

Christopher Bried's Eagle Project Sign-up

Posted on Oct 26 2016 - 10:21pm

My eagle project is a collection project to benefit The Hope Academy in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. All donations will be sent to the school, which is a primary school in an rural community that is run by the nonprofit organization The Hope Project. My project will be on two days, Saturday, 10/29 and Saturday, 11/5. Both days scouts will be divided into groups of no less than 4 and will travel to different neighborhoods around San Ramon.

New Librarian

Posted on Aug 6 2016 - 9:41am

Hi my name is Vignesh Senthikumar.  If anyone wants to borrow any merit badge books, they can contact me at rithviggolf@hotmail.com

New Webmaster

Posted on May 14 2016 - 8:52pm

Hi. I'm Jonathan Cheung and I am the new Webmaster for this term. If you have any requests to change your information or event announcements, please email me at webmaster.troop888@gmail.com

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