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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.

ADVANCE CAMP September 23, 2017 - Sign ups are open

Posted on Jul 28 2017 - 12:01am

Advance Camp 2017 offers something for both Scouts and Adults. 

It is an all-day session that offers Scouts the opportunity to work on Trailhead requirements and/or choose from over 50 different Merit Badges. Adults may register for ASM/SM training, or get experience volunteering as a Merit Badge Counselor or Helper. 

Now Hiring - Great Troop 888 Parents!

Posted on Jul 28 2017 - 12:01am

Troop 888 Parents,

We’re gearing up for another year of Scouting adventures!  As you know, Troop 888 is a large unit.  Active adult participation is needed to successfully operate and support the strong Boy Scout program and activities the troop provides.
Following is a list of available positions.  Please  email  Cindy Lax, Committee Chair, with any positions of interest to you at sclax@yahoo.com
Detailed descriptions are provided in the attached document.
  • Scoutmaster
  • Troop Committee Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Recharter and Journey to Excellence Chair
  • Training Chair
  • Advancement Co-Chair
  • Hospitality Coordinator
  • Troop Neckerchief Producers
  • Campout Coordinators

Remember, the quality of our Troop's programs and activities are successful with active adult participation. 
Support your Scout, and the troop, by getting involved today!  Become part of our Scouting community.

Save the date: Troop End of Summer BBQ - Sunday, August 13

Posted on Jul 28 2017 - 12:00am

It's time for our annual End of Summer BBQ and Party - Bring the family for an afternoon of fun

Come enjoy the day with fellow scouts and their families.  Potluck sign-up and RSVP will open soon.  Watch for announcement updates.

Summer Newsletter

Posted on Jul 24 2017 - 10:14pm
Past Month Events:
  •  Camp Wolfeboro -- Scouts had a great time completing merit badges especially the new scouts as they got their totin' and firemen chits. Siva was a great SPL for the outing and overall troop 888 had a great experience. Troop 888 once again won the super gold cross award which is the highest award you could achieve at WOlfeboro. Also this year, we had several new pioneers including Mrs. Shanti Subramanian, Brian Lee, Adi Kumar, Vignesh Senthilkumar, Joshua Kahsen, Ethan Toy, and me (Aniket Sheth). Troop 888 would like to congratulate them on achieving this special award.

Akshay Sathiya's Eagle Project

Posted on Jul 20 2017 - 2:58pm
Hello everyone,
I am Akshay Sathiya, and I will be conducting my Eagle Project on August 12th, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. We will be constructing lost and found bins for Dougherty Valley High School. 

Jaskaran Bakshi's Eagle Project - Donations

Posted on Jul 19 2017 - 12:31pm
Hello troop 888,
I will be conducting an eagle project for the elementary school Bell Vista where I will be constructing 4 hardwood shelves. For this eagle project to occur I will need scouts to help out, more information is on the calendar, There is also a need of tools if anyone is willing to let me borrow gloves, brushes, hand sander, Hand saw, Table saw, then please let me know as it will be of great help. I am also requesting for donations of money for this project as it will help buy the materials, any amount will be graciously accepted. Please email me at: jas10022jb@gmail.comif you have any questions regarding donations.

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