Cub Scout Pack 1776

Coloma Outdoor Discovery School

Date: 10:30am April 5th (Tuesday) - noon April 7th (Thursday)
Location: Coloma Outdoor Discovery School, 6921 Mt. Murphy Road, Coloma
Age: 3rd to 6th grade
Cost: $200 per child, $75 per adult chaperone
RSVP: Pack Form and Check payable to Pack 1776 (due 9/30/2015)
Scout Forms: BSA MedicalColoma Medical & Waiver 
(due 1/31/2016)
Chaperone Form: Coloma Adult Medical and Waiver (due 1/31/2016)
Must Read: Student Handbook, Chaperone Handbook
Contact: Grace Dagen

Dear Pack 1776 Bears and Webelos Parents,

For the 2016 Spring Break (April 5-7), we invite your scout and qualified siblings to the three-day, two-night Coloma Outdoor Discovery School's Gold Rush program. Campers will experience the Gold Rush era, where stories, songs, skits, and characterizations all help to convey the social and economic community of early Coloma. They will walk in the footsteps of the 49ers and experience some of the challenges of surviving away from home.

Day 1: Campers will get hands-on experience creating a shelter, washing laundry, baking cornbread, and panning for gold. Then, they will partner up for a foot stompin' good time at the Hoe Down! They will learn where the 49ers came from and how they got here.

Day 2: Campers will continue their adventures into the town of Coloma and the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. They will also learn about the plants and animals of the Sierra foothills on a three mile hike. In the evening, a guest presenter will bring to life native and local lore. Campers will learn how local people use plants in their daily lives and the importance of the American River in the discovery of gold.

Day 3: Campers will learn about miners of today. Campers will learn that what they need to survive hasn't changed much... or has it?

The three day program is only available to 3rd through 6th graders. It begins on Tuesday, April 5 at 10:30am and concludes on Thursday, April 7 at noon. The cost is $200 per scout and includes two nights’ accommodations, breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Click here for more information, or watch a video (password: CODS-only)

We need volunteer drivers to take the boys to and from camp, but we only need two adult chaperones per ten campers to stay. Adults pay $75 for room, board & participation. Male chaperones preferred, as they will be sleeping in the cabins with the boys.

To Sign Up:
If your scout is interested, please reserve his space by completing this form and depositing a $200 check (written to Pack 1776) in the Pack mailbox at the Coyote Creek office by September 30 (refundable up to January 31). Waivers and medical forms can be downloaded from the header of this post and are due January 31.

Yours In Scouting,
Grace Dagen

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Webeloree Registration Opened Today

Attention Webelos den leaders and parents,

Online registration for the October 3-4 Webeloree is now open! Registration deadlines for the Oct 3-4 and Oct 24-25 events are 9/21 and 10/12 respectively but both of these popular overnight camping events for 4th & 5th graders and their parent(s) can fill up in less than a week, so sign up early !

Go online at to register. (Click on the green arrow on the bottom right to view the October event). Enjoy beautiful Camp Herms and work on four Webelos/Arrow of Light Adventures from the new program (Aware & Care, Into the Woods, Earth Rocks, Camper). More info on the district website.

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Aquanaut Adventure Pin

When: Friday, August 21st 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: Cal High Olympic Pool
Details: $4 Youth/Adult Pool Entrance Fees
What to Bring: swimsuit, towels. and class B T-shirt

Calling all Webelos I or II, any boys 11 or older, and their parents ! You are invited to have FUN in the water and complete your Aquanaut Pin with Troop 1776 !

Work on Aquanaut requirements with the Scoutmasters and older Boy Scouts of Troop 1776, get a free swim lesson, play Minnows & Sharks or earn bragging rights by riding the GIANT SLIDE or jumping off the HIGH DIVE!

Please let me know to expect you at or 925.683.4192

Scoutmaster David Verespey
Troop 1776


Introducing Ethan


Every Kid in a Park

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Save the Date for Webel-o-ree

The Webel-o-ree is a fun overnight outing for Webelos & their parents to enjoy. Working with Boy Scouts, Webelos will complete fun activities to earn four activity pins. This Webel-o-ree is open to all first and second-year Webelos. All Webelos attending will receive a custom Webel-o-ree patch and the activity pins earned at the event!

Registration for the October 3-4 event will open Monday, August 17th, 2015.
Registration for the October 24-25 event will open Monday, September 14th, 2015.

Both of these WILL SELL OUT so save the date and register as soon as registration opens.

See more info on this flyer.


June Hike – “Clean Up Hike”

Date/Time: Sunday, June 7, 2015, 4-5pm
Location: Around Coyote Creek
Time: Allow 1 hour
Attire: Class A uniform
Award: "Every day is Earth day" patch
Meeting Point: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR
Contact: Hiking Chair Siddharth Bhatia
RSVP: Evite

What to Bring:
Your trash hunting skills
Good attitude

Let's end this school year by cleaning up our beloved school and surrounding areas. Scouts will walk along the school perimeter picking up trash. We will hand out gloves and garbage bags. We will also talk about recycling and discuss
which items can be recycled. Scouts will be doing their part in keeping our school clean and following the principles of Leave No Trace.

Walk along the outer perimeter of the school and then walk around Briza Loop. We can split into groups and explore areas around Lantana Way/Cattleya Drive if time permits.

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Pack 1776 Registration (2015-2016)

Registration is now Open to Returning Scouts ! Registration is considered complete after the following have been submitted:

Online Pack Registration form

Payment of $125 or $150 (early bird discount ends 6/11/15)

New Scouts registration begins 8/11/15. Please also submit the following in addition to the above 2 items:

BSA Youth Application (NEW Scouts Only)

Thanks !

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2015 Art & Wind Festival – Cotton Candy

Date/Time: May 24-25, 2015, 8:30am - 6pm (2 hour timeslots)
Location: Booth #382 by the tennis courts
Attire: Class A uniform
RSVP: SignUp Genius

It’s that time of the year again! We are asking the entire Pack 1776 Cub Scout family to participate in the sales of our Cotton Candy Fundraiser at the 2015 San Ramon Art & Wind Festival.  We will be at booth #382 by the tennis courts

Pack 1776 gets a major funding boost from this event and we definitely need volunteer support from all of our dens.

There are still afternoon openings available and we encourage you to click here to sign up now !

In an effort to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to participate, please note the following guidelines:

1.) At least one parent is required to be with their participating scout in this fundraiser but the entire family is most welcome to join and have fun.

2.) Each shift must have at least 1 Scout Leader present. There will be no more than 4 scouts present inside the booth during any shift.

3.) Try to remember to maintain a Scout attitude while participating in this fundraiser. Don't forget that you are all perfect 1776 Gentlemen. We should always thank those who we have asked and always wish them a good day, to encourage proper attitude demonstrating good manners and conduct.

Please contact Marcos Perez if you have any questions.


Bingo Night

Date: Friday, May 8th, 2015
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm (First game starts at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR
Cost: $5 (includes bingo, pizza, drinks, cookies and raffle ticket)
Attire: Class A uniform

Once again, Pack 1776 scouts, along with Coyote Creek girl scouts, are invited to help call out the letters and numbers during the game.

If your cub is volunteering, you must purchase a ticket ($5/per person) and he must be in his Class A uniform.

Tickets will sell out fast due to a maximum capacity in the MPR.

Kids must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or adult chaperone.

Hope to see you there !