Date: April 12 & 13, 2014
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose
Show admission: Free for children under 12 and scouts in uniform. Adult $5 advance purchase or $6 at the door.
Kids area admission: $3 per scout, free for adults.
Awards: All Cub Scouts will have the opportunity to earn their Geology Belt Loop and Geology Academic Pin. Webelos will have an additional opportunity to earn their Geologist Pin.
Cub scouts are invited to Visit the Santa Clara Valley Gem and Mineral Society show and Kids Area at the Fairgrounds on April 12 and 13. Learn about geology, get a beginning rock collection, a rock bag, and a show patch. Choose a day and time slot to visit and send in your sign up form and check by March 17th.
See the SCVGMS flyer and website for more details.
This is not a Pack 1776 event but a community event open to Scout groups.
Date/Time: Friday, March 14th, 7pm - 9pm
Location: Sycamore Grove Park in Livermore
Cost: $9.50 per person. RSVP and Pay by March 10th 6pm to guarantee your spots.
Attire: Class B uniform
Award: Participating scout will receive a Hoot Owl patch, and a Trail Trekkers patch if he doesn't have one already.
Meeting Location: To be determined (see directions to the 2 possible locations below)
Note: Scout only, no siblings. One parent per family.
Must read: Hoot Owl Guidelines, Directions, Hike Detail
This is a special hike for a few reasons: It is a night hike. It is a ranger led hike. It is a fee based hike. It is limited to 16 people so please note the following limitations: Scouts only - No siblings. One parent must accompany their scout(s).
Please reply quickly to the Evite as seats are limited.
The hike lasts one and a half to two hours and begins with a ranger-led introduction to nocturnal animals and adaptations of nighttime critters, followed by an easy hike of one to one and a half miles.
Everyone is expected to use their night vision during the program, so please leave your flashlights at home.
During this hike, learn about birds, flyways, food chains, and the importance of wetlands.
The Widelife Refuge Headquarters offer Webelos programs for up to 15 Webelos.
Click here to register.
Date/Time: Saturdays, March 22, April 6, & May 18, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: 1 Marshlands Rd, Fremont, CA 94555
Parking: plenty of free parking
Bring: your binoculars (or borrow one from the center)
Date: March 12, 2014
Our annual cake baking contest is coming up soon on March 12 ! We wanted to pass along the ground rules so that you can be ready to bring in the most spectacular cake you can.
Every Cub Scout (including Siblings) is encouraged to enter a cake in the cake decorating contest! The Cub Scout and an adult should plan, bake and decorate their cake together. Pick one of the categories below and HAVE FUN! Remember this is a project for the kids! The adult should be there to assist, but let the kids have fun creating something wonderful.
- Cake check-in will take place from 7:00 – 7:15 pm.
- Do not put any names or den numbers on the cakes. You will be issued a number for your cake when you check-in.
- The entire cake must be completely edible.
- No store bought cakes please. You may use boxed cake mixes, icing mixes or pre-made icing and decorations but you must mix and decorate your own cake.
- Crackers, cookies, candy and other solid foods may be used for decorations.
- A cake may be judged in only one category award and the cake’s appropriate category will be selected by the judges.
Awards will be given for the following CATEGORIES:
- Tallest Cake
- Funniest Cake
- Most Original or Unique Cake
- Most Patriotic
- Most Creative
- Most Appetizing
- Best Sports Theme
- Best Cub Scout Theme
- Judge’s Choice
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Location: Blackhawk Auto Museum
Entry Fee: $14
All Cubs are invited to the annual Mt. Diablo Silverado Pinewood Derby !
Registration includes entry to the museum, an exclusive 2014 Blackhawk 500 patch, a chance to design the 2015 Blackhawk 500 patch, an exclusive sneak peak into 2014 Cub Scout Summer events, a sneak peak into the offerings of the Scout Shop, and much, much more! Wear your full Scout field uniform and get your whole family in to the museum for free! Don't miss this chance for an exciting race day with your family!
Thanks to Lisa, Jeff, John, and many others for putting together a most memorable Blue & Gold !
Congrats to all the Webelos graduates and best wishes on your Boy Scouting adventures ! The Arrow of Light video is now posted on SmugMug for your viewing pleasure.
There is still time to donate online to the FOS campaign ! Be sure to indicate Pack 1776 in the last box under Donor Information. Check out the Friends of Scouting Video on the post below if you haven't had a chance yet
For more information, please contact your District Friends of Scouting Chair, or the Finance Director.
Many corporations match gifts made by their employees to the Boy Scouts. Some companies even give financial contributions on behalf of the time you give as a volunteer. Check the Matching Gifts section to see if your corporation is on the list.
Date: Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 - Date Changed !
Time: 9:30am (Arrive by 9:15am for flag ceremony and Scout Promise)
Location: Little Yosemite, Sunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol
Meeting Point: Parking lot near the Old Green Barn Visitor Center
Attire: Class A or B
Awards: Trail Trekkers Cub Scout Patch/Progressive Hike Award.
Parking Fee: $5
Contact: Hiking Chairs - Teresa and Ajay
Little Yosemite is a scenic gorge with gorgeous waterfalls and pools.
The Canyon View Trail is an excellent hike for Cub Scouts and a great way to get to Little Yosemite. The trail begins near the Visitor Center, at the bridge that crosses the creek. After crossing the bridge, turn right and head upstream. The Canyon View trail is well marked. The trail goes up a ridge (or two) and proceeds along the hillsides that border the creek. Along the way, you'll see some nice views of the creek and canyon. About halfway, the trail drops down into Jacobs valley. Stay on the trail until you get to Cerro Este Road and turn right (toward the creek) and follow the road to Little Yosemite. When you get to the outhouse on Camp Ohlone Road, cross the road where you will find a path that will take you down the very steep sides of the creek's banks, to the ancient piles of boulders called Little Yosemite.
This is a perfect place for boys to study rocks and have lunch. Remember collecting specimens is not allowed. Watch for poison oak.
Hikes can return the same way they came, or via the Ohlone Road for a different view of the park. To return via Ohlone Road simple climb back up the bank to the road (stay on the trail), downhill. Notice how different the vegetation is here by Alameda Creek, compared to the Canyon View Trail. Eventually you will cross a bridge, pass a gate and find yourself in a remote parking area. Stay on the paved road all the way back to the Visitor Center.)
Go south on I-680 and exit at Calaveras Road/Highway 84 just south of the town of Pleasanton. Turn left onto Calaveras Road and proceed to Geary Road, which leads directly into the park.
Thank you to all the Scouts who made it to our Pack Hike at Briones Regional Park. The Scouts hiked up the Deer Creek Trail and back down along the Abrigo Valley Trail. The total trip was about four miles long. Patches will be handed out at a future Pack Meeting. Parents should check their son's handbook as the hike may qualify for advancement toward accomplishments like the Hiking Belt Loop. We hope to see even more Scouts at our next hike on February 9th. An Evite will be sent and hike information will be posted here next month.
Date: Friday, February 21st
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Coyote Creek MPR
Attire: Class A uniform
Save the date for our annual Blue & Gold Banquet where we'll be celebrating the 104th birthday of Scouting and send off our Webelos IIs to Boy Scout troops !
More Details to follow.
Blue stands for truth and spirituality, steadfast loyalty, the sky above.
Gold stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness.