Leadership, Advancement, Service

Troop 999 was established more than fifty-five years ago. As a troop we strive to provide opportunities for Scouts to grow into capable young men by focusing on the Aims of Scouting— character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness—in all of our activities.

Our troop size gives every Scout the opportunity to serve in formal troop leadership positions, as well as informally by teaching younger Scouts new skills at campouts, organizing weekly troop meeting activities, or leading participation in troop service and fundraising activities. In addition, our Scouts are encouraged to attend National Youth Leadership Training. All Scouts are encouraged to work toward Eagle rank, with the recognition that each Scout will advance at his own pace.

Service projects are integrated into troop activities. In addition to participating each year in Scouting for Food, many of our Scouts regularly volunteer at the local food bank, participate in flag ceremonies at community events or civic meetings, and complete projects for our chartering organization, Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Parents are encouraged to get involved in Troop 999 as committee members, as assistant Scoutmasters, as merit badge counselors, or simply by participating in weekly troop meetings and monthly outings.  Our troop is part of the Twin Valley District of the San Francisco Bay Area Council (SFBAC).

Please feel free to contact our Scoutmaster or our Recruiting Chair with any questions.

Financial Security

Troop 999 runs an extremely successful Christmas tree lot in downtown Livermore. All Scouts have the opportunity to work at the tree lot to earn money to pay for their Scouting expenses such as summer camp fees, camping supplies, or costs associated with other Scouting trips and activities. The lot is so successful that many of our Scouts are able to earn enough money to completely fund all of their Scouting activities each year without additional contributions from other sources. In addition, participation in the tree lot teaches our Scouts valuable skills such as teamwork, initiative, communication, time management, customer service, and responsibility.


Troop 999 Likes Adventure! 

Troop 999 Scouts are full of energy. They enjoy water sports, camping, backpacking, snow sports and more. At the beginning of each Scouting season, the troop works together to select activities that they will complete each year. Scouts participate in outings that fit their schedules and interests. Troop 999 has:

  • Hiked Mt. Fuji with our Japanese sister troop.
  • Gone snowboarding and skiing in Tahoe and Bear Valley.
  • Worked on merit badges and rank advancement at Oljato Summer Camp.
  • Enjoyed waterskiing and wakeboarding on the Delta.
  • Hiked the back country of the Sierras on 25+ mile backpacking trips.
  • Organized monthly campouts to local campgrounds like Point Reyes, Del Valle and Mount Diablo.
  • Biked 50 miles on the Iron Horse Trail.
  • Planned a twelve-day expedition to Philmont Scout Ranch for Scouts fourteen or older in 2017.


Come see what the excitement is about!

Troop 999 meets on Monday nights from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1020 Mocho Street, Livermore.

To arrange a visit contact:

Scoutmaster: Brian Van Essen

Committee Chair: Simon Booth


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Troop 999 (Boys)

Troop 2999G (Girls)

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