Cub Scout Pack 1776

California Wild Fire Recycling Drive

Date: Saturday October 21, 2017

Time:  12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Coyote Creek Elementary School Fall Festival

Hello Pack 1776,

The devastation that has presented itself to the many residents and businesses throughout the Northern Bay Area is overwhelming! Cub Scout Pack 1776 would like to reach out to them with your help. 

Therefore, Pack 1776 will be holding a Recycling Drive on October 21st at the Fall Festival with 100% of the money raised from recycling going to help an animal shelter or school that has suffered from the fires. We will be set up near the Cub Scouts shed (on the blacktop near the handball courts). We will be collecting recycled goods from our community and taking them to be recycled and/or just asking for a small cash donation. Please also bring your own recyclable soda cans, plastic bottles and glass bottles to help out.

In addition, we will be setting up a special bin just for the plastic bottles in the lunchroom (MPR). Please talk with your child and let them know about these collection bins. Also, the teachers will be asked to recycle within their class rooms and the Teachers Lounge so we can collect a few times during the week in an effort to grow our proceeds. We will need a few volunteers to collect these 2 times this week

Finally, I need a few people to try and reach out to our Neighborhood Communities via Nextdoor to help spread the word. 

Please find a sign up page for various roles here...

Together...let's make difference for these people.

Yours in Scouting,
Jimmy Almeida


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BALOO Training

Date: Saturday November 11, 2017

Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Camp Herms, 1100 James Place, El Cerrito, CA.

Dear Pack 1776,

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a one-day training event presented by the council that introduces Cub Scout leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly overnight events and camping. In order for our Pack to attend an overnight event, there must be BALOO trained adults in attendance. As our Webelos II parents leave the Pack, we need more BALOO trained adults to fill this important role. If you enjoy going on overnight camping trips, please register. The pack will reimburse you the cost and your volunteer hours. The next BALOO Training is on November 11, 2017 at Camp Herms, 1100 James Pl, El Cerrito, CA 94530 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Click here to register.  The registration fees are reimbursable by the Pack upon completion of the training.


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October Outdoor Pack Meeting and Optional Overnight Camping

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: 3 pm to 8 pm

Location:  Tilden Regional Park, 2501 Grizzly Peak Boulevard, Orinda, CA 94563. Meet at Wildcat View Group Camp (near Tilden Nature Area Environmental Education Center and Tilden Little Farm).

Join us for a fun outdoor pack meeting! We will go on a pack hike, celebrate the Bobcats with a face painting ceremony, perform skits and songs, make fun crafts, and eat S'mores. Those who wish may camp overnight. Join our potluck! Bring your own foiled dinner. The pack will provide grills for you to cook on.

Attire: Class A uniform.

Schedule of Events: 

3:00 pm Overnight campers arrive and set up tents.
3:30 pm Rest of Pack 1776 arrive. Feed farm animals.
4:00 pm Hike, flag ceremony, and other activities.
7:00 pm Camp fire and skits.
8:00 pm Activity ends for non-campers.

Camper Sign up: Sign up on Evite to see who is camping overnight.

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Halloween Party


Date and Time: Friday, October 27, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm (Setup begins at 5:00 pm.)
Location: Coyote Creek Elementary School, MPR, 8700 North Gale Ridge Road, San Ramon, CA.
Cost: Free admission.  Nominal fee for concessions.
Attire: Costumes!!
Signup: Just show up and have fun!

Beware of ghosts and goblins! Come for an evening of games, fun, and mayhem!Participate in our Cub Scout Carnival! Jump in the large jumpy house and play carnival games to win prizes. Come dressed up in your Halloween best and get your picture taken at the photo booth. You may even win one of our  costume medals at the parade; you do not need to be a scout to win. A small slice of pizza and a bottle of water, or two bottles of water, will be available for $1.00 in the food booth.

No sign up is needed.  The entire scouting family is welcome!

See you there!

~ Pack 1776 Halloween Committee

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Golden State Warriors Experience

DATE:  Saturday, November 11th, 2017

TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Play on the Warrior Court!

TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Tailgate Party

TIME:  5:00 p.m. - Game Time

GAME:  Warrior vs. 76ers

TICKET Cost: $85 per person  (Club 200 Baseline)

ATTIRE: Class A Uniform!

Our Council (Mt. Diablo Silverado Council) has been given a special treat... The Golden State Warriors have invited us (just our Council) to attend a Warriors game on November 11th:

If you love Warrior Basketball, then you don't want to miss this!  Plus you are given a rare opportunity to play on the actual court where the pros play!

Please see the flyer for more information... DEADLINE for Purchasing tickets is September 18th so we need all payments submitted to our Treasurer, Silvia Yeh by or before Friday, September 15. Please drop off payment in the Pack 1776 mailbox at Coyote Creek. 

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2017 Popcorn Show and Sell

Does your scout need to practice his public speaking, good manners, or accepting rejections gracefully? Selling popcorn is a great way to practice all these skills!  This year we booked opportunities at different locations; try them all! Please sign up on SignUpGenius! Sales earned at the store, along with your individual sales to friends and neighbors, all count toward your scout's Trails End Prizes! In addition, every scout that sells $100 or more will receive a Led Light Fidget Spinner! Top two individual sellers will receive a bow and arrow or drone. Top selling Den will receive a Ice Cream Party!

For credit card payment, please email our Pack Treasurer Silvia, with your name, email, den number, and your Scout's name. Silvia will send you an email invitation to create a Square account and the instructions on how to set it up. Please also download the free Square app to your smart phone:

Be sure to read PACK-1776-Popcorn-Show-and-Sell-Instructions.  If you’re the first or last shift, you must pick up or return the popcorn and cash box at Suma’s home.

Alternatively, you can also:

1) Show and Deliver: go to Suma’s home on Saturdays and Sundays between 9:00 am and 10:00 am and pick up popcorn. Sell as much as you can. Bring back the cash and remaining popcorn by October 15.

2) Take Order: take your popcorn order form (ask your Den Leader if you need one) and let your customers choose all the flavors; collect the advance payment. Bring your form and payment to Suma. Popcorn will be available for you to pick up and distribute in mid-November.

3) Online: Set up an account at and sell online.

When selling door to door, please follow these safety rules:

  • Never enter someone’s home.
  • Don’t carry large amounts of cash with you.
  • Always walk on the sidewalk and driveway.
  • Always sell with another scout or adult.

Remember to wear your Class A uniform, be respectful and have fun!

First time selling? Here's a video on what this is all about!

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Coyote Creek 911 Memorial Flag Ceremony

Coyote Creek Elementary School invites us to lead the opening flag ceremony for its 9/11 Memorial to be held at 8:45am on Monday, September 11th (Patriot Day).

Scouts who want to participate must meet at the Sundial (behind the office) at 8:00 am in full Class A uniform for rehearsal. We will also take a group picture for the yearbook. No uniform, no participation, no exception. 

Please RSVP to the evite. Feel free to contact us with questions at

Yours in Scouting,

Grace Dagen

Pack Committee Chair

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Oakland Zoo Indoor Overnight Camping

Dates: Saturday, January 27, 2018 to Sunday, January 28, 2018.

Program Time: 6:00pm or 7:00pm to 10:00am the following morning (start time depends on program). You may stay to enjoy the zoo after the program ended.

Age Requirements: Scouts ages 6-12 years of age only. No siblings.

Program Fee: $47.50 per adult or child. All adults and children must register (at least 1 adult chaperone required for every 10 scouts).  Minimum of 15 participants. Maximum of 100 participants (adults and scouts combined).

Register here.  Please drop off payment to Pack 1776 in the Pack 1776 mailbox at the Coyote Creek front office.

Deadline: Last day to RSVP is Thursday December 21, 2017.

Attire: Class A uniform on first day. Class B uniform on second day.

Cub Scouts will experience the zoo together while learning about wildlife, the food cycle, and different ecosystems. Participates will learn by observing the animals in the zoo as well as searching for plants and animals that live in our local ecosystem along Arroyo Viejo Creek. This program is designed to help Cub Scouts complete part of the Nova WILD Award. It is also great fun regardless of the NOVA award.

Included with the program:

  • Explore the zoo on a private evening tour
  • A light evening snack
  • Meet education animals up close
  • Sleep indoor in the zoo auditorium
  • Enjoy a tasty continental breakfast next morning
  • Observe the zoo animals in the morning as they wake up
  • Receive 1 Oakland Zoo patch per scout.


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Pack 1776 Uniform


Boys are required to wear Cub Scout “Class A” Uniform to all meetings and activities. The minimum requirement is a shirt, pants or shorts, neckerchief, slide, hat and belt. There is a different color neckerchief/slide/hat for each rank: Kindergarten (Lion t-shirt), 1st grade Tiger (orange), 2nd grade Wolf (yellow), 3rd grade bear (blue), 4th and 5th grade Webelo (tan & plaid). You will also need to get insignia for the uniforms.

Go to: for pictures of the uniform and where the insignia should go.

When wearing the Class A uniform, the official Cub Scout pants or shorts is dark blue. However, Pack 1776 will accept any pants with belt loops; no elastic-waist sweats please! The neckerchief should be rolled and placed under the shirt collar. Wear closed toe shoes; no flip flops.

You can purchase scout’s uniform online or at the following local stores:

  •     Mount Diablo Silverado Council Shop, 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill
  •     McCaulou’s, 589 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Danville
  •     East Bay Scout Shop, 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro
  •     Dom's Outdoor Outfitters, 1870 First Street, Livermore

When you go to the store, ask for the following:

  •      Cub Scout shirt
  •      Cub Scout belt
  •      Cub Scout cap
  •      Cub Scout neckerchief
  •      Cub Scout neckerchief slide
  •      World Scout Crest Emblem
  •      Mt Diablo Silverado Council shoulder patch
  •      "1776" Pack numerals
  •      "Den X" patch (den assignment will be announced after the 1st Pack Meeting)
  •      Cub Scout Handbook

If you do not like to sew, you can purchase "Badge Magic" and glue on the insignia. The glue can withstand frequent machine wash but leaves a stain when you remove the insignia.


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Welcome Back to Pack 1776 Kickoff Meeting

Dear Pack 1776 families and friends,

Join us at our annual Welcome Back to Pack 1776 Kickoff Meeting on Friday August 25 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Coyote Creek Elementary School Multipurpose Room.

Join returning scouts this year in educational and fun activities that promote teamwork, health and wellness, independence, curiosity, and lifelong learning!

We encourage you to invite friends interested in joining our Pack. There will be a demonstration of the flag ceremony and the scout oath.  There will also be a scout information session to answer frequently asked questions, to discuss past scout activities, and to preview activities for the upcoming year such as the 2017 Popcorn Show and Sell.

Parents will have the opportunity to visit our registration tables to complete the registration process.

There will be a donation bin for those who want to pass on their uniform items to new families.

For those unable to attend, you can turn in your completed forms and payment at the Coyote Creek Office. The Pack 1776 mailbox is on a table near the front door.

Looking forward to another great year of scouting!

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