Moving to Scoutbook soon

Scoutbook is the BSA’s online unit management tool and helps Scouts, parents and leaders track advancement and milestone achievements along the Scouting trail. As of January 1, 2019, Scoutbook subscriptions are free to all scouting units. Units that already use Scoutbook won’t be charged when they r ...

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Jamboree-on-the-Air or JOTA 10/19/2019

JOTA/JOTI 2019: Jamboree on the Air / Jamboree on the Internet Jamboree-on-the-Air Room: Bishop Ranch, Salon F Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019; Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Place: PACIFICON, San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, CA Cost: $10 includes JOTA patch and general admission into the ...

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Wolfeboro Camp 2019

Located in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains on the shores of the Stanislaus River, a favorite summer camp experience since 1928! Camp Wolfeboro is one of the longest and running scout camps in the Western United States. Founded in 1928, Wolfeboro has continually become a special place to all its Sco ...

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2019 New Scout Hike

We had our 2019 New Scout hike at The Lafayette Reservoir. This Lafayette Reservoir is an open-cut man-made terminal water storage reservoir owned and operated by the East Bay Municipal Utility District. Completed in 1933, it was intended solely as a standby water supply for EBMUD customers. We cann ...

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Welcome New Scouts 2019

Welcome to Troop 888! Now that you’ve registered for the troop, your first year in the troop will be aided by your Patrol Leader, and each patrol has a Troop Guides and an ASM for Troop Guides. Some of the meeting time will be spent working on rank advancements for the newer scouts. Oftentimes, time ...

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Order of the Arrow – What is this?

For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promot ...

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Boy Scouts to Scouts BSA Feb 1st

Beginning February 1st, the name of the program for youth 11 through 17 years of age is changing from “Boy Scouts” to “Scouts BSA.” Before, during, and after that program name change, the overall organization name will continue to be Boy Scouts of America. Both male and femal ...

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New Scouts – Welcome

Welcome to Troop 888! Now that you’ve registered for the troop, your first year in the troop will be aided by your Patrol Leader, and each patrol has a Troop Guides and an ASM for Troop Guides. Some of the meeting time will be spent working on rank advancements for the newer scouts. Oftentimes, time during PLC meetings is also available for advancement.

It’s important to check your email for troop announcements and first year updates. Usually troop wide announcements are made once and sometimes twice a week. As part of your registration the troop will automatically place you on the email announcement list. However, if you think you aren’t getting the info, please contact our web team.

Upcoming Events

Nov
23
Sat
all-day Minotaur Patrol Del Valle Campout @ Del Valle site #14 and 16
Minotaur Patrol Del Valle Campout @ Del Valle site #14 and 16
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day
Remarks: SPL: Ian Kreider Description: Hello Troop 888, My name is Ian Kreider and I am hosting a cooking campout from 11/23/19 to 11/24/19 at Del Valle Regional Park. The cooks, Jon Tan, and maybe Ian Kreider, will be completing requirements for the cooking merit badge. This campout is open to the troop, so anyone can join. Scouts attending will be able to complete either Second Class – 3a, 3d (navigation) and First Class – 4a, 4b (navigation) or Tenderfoot – 4a, 4b (first aid), Second Class – 6a, 6b (first aid), and First Class – 7a, 7b (first aid). Scouts who join will earn 1 camping night and 5 hiking miles. The maximum number of scouts that can join is 12. Depending on the numbers of scouts that sign up, we might need 2 more adults other than the ASM and second adult leader to drive and stay overnight with the scouts. Scouts and Adults: Please write in the comments about your dietary preferences and allergies. Scouts: Bring the 10 essentials and Medical forms A and B along with the consent form. Please bring your day pack as we will be hiking. Please indicate in the comments whether you want to work on Second Class – 3a, 3d (navigation) and First Class – 4a, 4b (navigation) or Tenderfoot – 4a, 4b (first aid), Second Class – 6a, 6b (first aid), and First Class – 7a, 7b (first aid). Adults: Please sign up on the troop website and state whether you are staying overnight and how many scouts you can drive to and back from the camp. Adults who wish to stay at the campsite must bring their own tent. If you have any questions, please email me at ian.kreider@outlook.com. SPL: Ian Kreider ASM: Mr. Charles Kreider Second Adult Leader: Mr. Simon Tan
Nov
25
Mon
7:00 am No Troop Meeting
No Troop Meeting
Nov 25 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 pm
Remarks: No Troop Meeting– Thanksgiving Break Holiday Description: No Troop Meeting– Thanksgiving Break Holiday
8:30 am Cooking Merit Badge Trail Cookin... @ Las Trampas Elderberry Trail
Cooking Merit Badge Trail Cookin... @ Las Trampas Elderberry Trail
Nov 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Remarks: Please come at 7:30 AM Description: On this hike, Arnav Gupta and Vikram Ravi will be completing our Cooking Merit Badge Requirements 6a-e. We can only take 4 scouts, so please sign up quick. This will be an all-day event as we will be hiking, and along the way, cooking meals on an MSR stove. Participants will receive Second Class Requirements 2a, 3d, and 4, and First Class Requirement 5a. They will also get 5 hiking miles. We will have a lot of fun, and scouts can experience a new form of cooking that will help them later in their scouting journey. Credit Towards: Cooking MB Req 6a-e Please put dietary restrictions in the comments, if you don’t, we will assume you have none. Ex:( veg, non-veg, vegan, can’t eat egg) Also, bring lots of water and Medical A/B forms. Wear Class B, but wear extra layers as it will get chilly. If you have it, a tripod camping chair will be really useful to sit on. Mess Kits are a must More details will be sent out once we have our final list. SPL: Vikram Ravi ASM: Mrs. Raja Secondary Adult: Mrs. Gupta
Dec
7
Sat
8:00 am Veteran’s Hospital Decorating
Veteran’s Hospital Decorating
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Remarks: Description: Annual Veteran’s Hospital Decorating Event: VA Hospital Holiday Decorating Service Project Come bring some Holiday cheer to our veterans! Come Join a Holiday tradition at Troop 888 and help decorate the VA Hospital in Livermore. Scouts will help load decorating items from storage to take to the hospital for set up, help decorate inside the hospital and will be responsible for the outside grounds. Refreshments will be provided. 4 Adults and 10 Scouts needed for the service project. Wear: Class A uniforms. Required: Activity consent and Medical A& B forms. Meet: 8:00 am at Gale Ranch Middle School. Depart: We will leave promptly at 8:15 am from Gale Ranch Middle school. Return: The group should return to Gale Ranch between 12.30 – 01:00 pm Parents: Please indicate as you sign up how many Scouts you are able to drive so we can organize car pool. Primary Adult Leader: TBD Secondary Adult Leader: TBD SPL: TBD
Dec
9
Mon
7:00 pm COH Troop 888 @ GRMS MPR
COH Troop 888 @ GRMS MPR
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Type: Meeting Location: GRMS MPR

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.