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(Fair Oaks, California)
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THANK YOU!!! Christmas tree recycling fundraiser

The boys of Boy Scout Troop 215 Fair Oaks would like to thank everyone who helped make our 2019 Christmas Tree fundraiser a success.  

Special thanks go out to our Troop leaders Eric and Anita Aarnio, Mr. Wally Payne, Sandy Norton, to all the parents who drove trucks pulling trailers, to all the parents bringing lunch to us behind Sunrise Mall, to Sunrise Mall for letting us use their parking lot, to all the Cub Scouts who helped stomp Christmas trees, to Fair Oaks United Methodist Church for giving us space to store the trees, and mostly to all of our faithful customers, many of whom call us year after year (and donate even if they have a fake tree); we can't thank you enough!  

Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 215

Boy scouting is a year-round program that emphasizes leadership, community, character development, citizenship, growth, fitness 
and most of all FUN!  The program is designed for boys in the 5th thru 12th grade, or 11 thru 18 years old.  
If your boy is younger than 11 years of age, he can join Cub Scout Pack 215; for more information on Pack 215, click here.

Troop 215 allows the Boy Scouts to run their program with guidance from adults.  
Troop 215 is an active Boy Scout group in that we typically do one camping trip / event one weekend per month. 

Our Troop Meetings are typically held at 7pm every Monday at:
United Methodist Church
9849 Fair Oaks Blvd
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

If you're interested, give us a call or email or come join us at our weekly meeting. 

Troop 215 is part of the Golden Empire Council's Pony Express District

What do Boy Scouts do?

Here are just a few samples of the fun things Troop 215 Scouts do during the scouting year. 

Camping - Hiking - Canoeing - Archery - Swimming - Sports - Woodworking, Community Service, and much, much more!!!

But even more importantly, while doing these activities, Boy Scouts learn how to do their best, how to help others and why it's important to do so, how to take care of the environment and why it's important, how to be a good citizen, how to organize events, how to cook, how to collaborate, how to lead, how to follow, how to cooperate with others, how to plan events, patience with others, and much, much more. 

The best way to help your young man become the type of man you want is to invest time in him and with him.  

Boy Scouts will help you and your son accomplish these goals, all while having a lot of fun.

What does Troop 215 do?

So, what is Troop 215 doing in 2015???  A LOT!!!  And it's all fun (with a lot of learning included)!!!  To see or print our calendar for 2016, scroll down to find our 2016 Troop 215 Calendar pdf.  

Here's the short list of our recent activities...please note this is not all the events we participate in!  

January 24, 2015 - Video Game all-nighter & University of Scouting
February 21, 2015 - Snow Boarding/Skiing Merit Badge
March 21 & 22, 2015 - Snow camping
April 17, 18 & 19, 2015 - Scout Expo at Beale Air Force Base
June 13, 2015 - Shotgun Merit Badge
June 20 & 21, 2015 - Hiking/Backpacking Campout
July 5 to 11, 2015 - Summer Camp at Camp Wente
July 11, 2015 - Red, White and Blue barbecue and formal American Flag Retirement ceremony
July 24 & 26, 2015 - Canoeing Campout - Redding to Red Bluff
August 1, 2015 - Movie night at the drive-in
October 23 & 25, 2015 - Boy Scout Camporee
October 26, 2015 - Haunted Halls BOO!
November 20 & 22, 2015 - Fishing Campout
November 30, 2015 - Pizza Party/Christmas tree recycle fundraiser kick-off

Here's what Troop 215 did in the last half of 2014
July 13, 2014 - Red, White and Blue barbecue and American Flag Retirement ceremony at United Methodist Church
July 27 - August 2 - Summer Camp at Camp Winton
August 15, 16 & 17 - Copes Course Camp trip - at Treetop Adventures in Lake Tahoe
September 19, 20 & 21 - Backpack / Hiking trip
October 10, 11 & 12 - Santa Cruz Boardwalk trip - arcades, rides, camping, cotton candy!
November 14, 15 & 16 - Ocean Camping trip - Salt Point state park - tidepooling - Capture the flag on the beach at midnight
December 1 - Pizza Party/Christmas tree recycle fundraiser kick-off

If you would like to join us in having fun while learning, contact us!  Your son will thank you for it! 

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2016 Troop 215 Calendar.pdf  

Contact us

Scoutmaster Wes Ward - 916-342-1217
Committee Chair Ed Vanmil - 916-458-1889

Camp list

Camping lists are variable depending upon the boy and the trip he's going on.  It's important that your scout bring the important things (uniform, sleeping bag, sunscreen, bug juice, flashlight, etc), and the 'be prepared' items (warm layers, rain wear, compass, etc), then there's the 'comfort items' (snacks, pillow, etc).  Everyone has different tastes so we'll start with a basic list and include other items farther below. 

Class A uniform - hat, shirt, neckerchief, pants or shorts, belt, sox
Class B T-shirt
Scout shorts
Scout book

Sleeping bag with stuff sack or compression bag
Pillow case (fill with clothes for a pillow)
Sleeping pad
Hiking boots

Long sleeve shirt
Knit beanie cap
Sweat pants
Extra sox
Zippered hoodie coat
Poncho/raincoat/big garbage bag

Mess kit
Water bottle/hydration pack

Bug Juice
Pencil & paper
Toothbrush & paste
Lip balm with sunscreen
TP & hand sanitizer
Liquid soap

Whistle/thermometer/magnifying glass combo

Snack bag
Drink powder/peanuts/sunflower nuts/trail mix/beef jerky/gummies/peanut butter pretzels

Basic first aid kit
Band Aids
Burn cream
Anti-biotic ointment
Alcohol cleaning pad
Bug bite relief

Other items you may need include:
Jacket or windbreaker
Swim trunks and towel
Thongs or Shower Shoes
Pajamas / Sleepwear
Bar soap
Washcloth and towel
Dental Floss
Laundry bag
Metal mirror (not glass)
Kleenex / tissues
Insulated cup
Fanny pack / day pack
Cord/rope/clothes pins
Alarm clock
Sewing kit
Scout pocket knife (if you have earned Totin' Chip)
Spending money
Hiking stick
Lawn chair or folding camp stool
Fishing gear
Playing cards/card games

Items to avoid:
Video Games
Portable Radios
Electronic toys
Sheath knives