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

Welcome to Troop 216 in Tacoma!

Troop 216 centers around leadership, camping, hiking, and having adventures with friends.  We learn about our community, country, and world, and we participate in making the lives of others better. 

Our members come together each week from all over Pierce County, from different family backgrounds and various local schools (including public, private, and home-based).  Adult guides share their years of experience, knowledge, and skills.   Monthly outdoor activities and service projects, rank advancement, and recognition ceremonies assist our Scouts in becoming confident, well-rounded leaders of tomorrow.


We have recently…

  • hiked in Olympic National Park,
  • snowshoed and built snow caves on Mt. Rainier,
  • attended the annual Klondike Derby snow race and skills day,
  • pulled invasive weeds for the Tacoma Nature Center,
  • helped Puget Sound Energy’s bird conservation efforts at their Wild Horse wind and solar facility in eastern Washington,
  • and enjoyed canoeing down the Yakima River!

Soon we will be…

  • having fun at an all-nighter on the USS Turner Joy,
  • going out camping,
  • attending leadership training,
  • making new friends at summer resident camp,
  • and rafting the Wenatchee River!

Sound fun?  Come and check us out!  If you are interested in 
joining, contact our Scoutmaster at tacomatroop216scoutmaster@gmail.com to schedule a troop visit.

We are grateful to our generous chartering organization located in North Tacoma
for allowing us to use their excellent meeting facilities 
for supporting Troop 216 in being nondenominational and nondiscriminatory.