Come soar with Troop 216 on your

journey toward Eagle Scout!

Boys Life

About Troop 216

Located in Tucson where Oro Valley and Marana meet, Troop 216 is committed to providing you an excellent Scouting environment as you progress toward soaring at the pinnacle of Scouting - Eagle Scout. Since 1968, Troop 216 has been providing boys with adventures of a lifetime. Our 57 Eagle Scouts are a testament to our commitment to the program.

Using the Patrol Method, our Scouts plan, organize, and manage the majority of the Troop activities and outings. Our adult Scouters act as mentors and guides to facilitate their success along the way. We are committed to advancement and fostering an environment where a boy can excel along the path to Eagle Scout. As Robert Baden-Powell, the writer and founder of the Scouting movement, believed Scout is a game with a purpose, we at Troop 216 subscribe to that philosophy and we work hard toward achieving that goal through our program and activities.

We were featured on the cover of the June 2009 issue of Boys' Life Magazine (see above) for our yearly program revolving around the Aviation Merit Badge. The boys plan exciting trips which include activities such as backpacking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, orienteering, camping, and cooking. We attend a different yearly summer camp some of which have included camps Geronimo, Lawton, Emerald Bay, Fiesta Island, and Tahquitz.

We hope you can join us on our next adventure!

Venture Crew 216

MEETINGS - Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

WHAT IS VENTURING?

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 13 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age.

Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities. Local community organizations establish a Venturing crew by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens.