Cub Scout Pack 1776
27Apr/21

Pack Graduation, Virtual Campfire & Cake Decorating Contest

  • DATE: May 26, 2021
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Join us for our May Pack Meeting on Wednesday, May 26th at 6:30 pm.  Following our opening ceremony, we will be honoring our hardworking scouts with a graduation presentation.   A special ceremony will be held for those Webelos who earned the Townes Supernova Award.

We’ve prepared a PowerPoint slide for each scout which recognizes the rank and badges they earned this year, with the plan to personally congratulate them during our meeting.  Following our graduation presentation, we will have an evening of great Cub Scout fun! Each den will take turns performing skits and songs during our Virtual Campfire. Your Den Leader will reach out to you with more information.

Virtual Baking Patch

Back by popular demand is the Pack 1776 Cake Decorating Contest! 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. Award categories will be circulated. 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. We'll vote on the various cakes during the Virtual Campfire!

Our Pack Meeting will take place via Zoom video conference, login details of which shall be sent to all pack members via email.

8May/21

Registration open: Boys & Girls in K-5th Grades!

Now more than ever is it important for our youth to disconnect from the computer screen and socialize safely outdoors with friends.

Come and experience the adventures of our Cub Scouting program. For less than what local sports is charging, you and your child can experience a year's worth of fun, while at the same time learning important life skills. While we meet at Coyote Creek Elementary, boys and girls from all schools are welcome to join.

Click here to see why Pack 1776 is such a great deal.

Outdoors Life SkillsSTEM
Archery CookingCommunity Service
Bicycling First AidEnvironmental Stewardship
Camping Knot TyingPersonal Fitness
Hiking LeadershipRocketry
Marksmanship  Public SpeakingScience Projects 

Celebrating our 20th year in 2021, Pack 1776 didn't slow down due to COVID. We quickly shifted to virtual meetings when Shelter in Place rules prevented us from meeting in person and conducted socially distanced outdoor events such as our Rocket Day! Halloween Trunk or Treat and hikes. We also hosted the 20th running of Cub Scouting's famous Pinewood Derby. Now, with the pandemic situation improving in the Bay Area, Scouting and guided by County and Boy Scout of American guidelines, we are looking forward to what our new Scouting year has in store for us.

Don't miss out on the fun. By joining before June 6th, you can take advantage of our registration discount and be able to participate in Summer time fun such as the Raingutter Regatta (June 6th), Meridian Cub Scout Day Camp (July 26th - 30th at Little Hills Ranch) and monthly hikes.

You can now sign up online for Cub Scouting and invite friends to join too!  

Download our step by step registration instructions here.

All scouts must submit:

1.    Complete the online Pack 1776 Registration Form

2.    Complete the Medical Form Parts A & B

3.    Make a copy of the front & back of your scout’s medical insurance card.

4)    Registration check written to Pack 1776. Write your Scout's name in the memo line. 

  • $275 $230 for Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos scouts (First through Fifth grades in 2020-2021). Price valid until June 6th! Prices are even lower if you sign up to volunteer as a leader or chairperson.
  • $200 per new Lion scouts (those who will be in Kindergarten in 2021-2022)

Pack 1776's annual membership fee includes the cost to register with the Boys Scouts of America, the Council Program Fee, a one year subscription to Scout's Life magazine, a Pack 1776 Class B uniform t-shirt, award belt loops, pins and patches and expenses in events like Halloween Party, Pinewood Derby, Raingutter Regatta, etc.

5)    A separate $200 volunteer deposit check per family, post-dated to 4/1/2022.  Write your Scout's name in the memo line. We will hold onto your check and shred it after you have completed 10 service hours. 

Mail or Drop off your completed paperwork to the Scout Box at 259 Gale Ridge Court, San Ramon, CA 94582.

Join now and receive our cool COVID Can't Stop Us patch and 20th anniversary neck gaiter.

Family Scouting: Girls Welcome!

Our Pack is open to boys and girls. By welcoming girls into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises.

Lions: Kindergarten age youth; Come try it out!

We are celebrating fiver years of participation in the national Lion program!  As a Lion, your kindergartner will make friends, laugh loud, gain confidence, discover nature, and most of all…have fun.  A kindergarten-age boy or girl and his or her adult partner join and attend meetings and activities together.  Recognizing how Lions are integral to the success of our program and to introduce them to the world of Cub Scouting, the Pack has discounted the normal registration fee to $200 and waived the volunteer deposit.

Click here for more information or to register.

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27Apr/21

June 6th: Raingutter Regatta & New Scout Open House Event

  • Date and Time: Sunday, June 6th from 11 am to 1 pm (Setup begins at 10:00 am.)
  • Location: Outdoors @ Coyote Creek Elementary School Parking Lot and Blacktop. 8700 North Gale Ridge Road, San Ramon, CA
  • Cost: Free admission! The entire scouting family is welcome!
  • Attire:  Class B Uniform for those who have them. Facecoverings must be worn by all.
  • Signup:  YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE on the SignUp Genius Link. This will be circulated soon.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Sign up Genius will be posted soon.

Come join us for an afternoon of fun where we will build our own boats and race them using hand-held air pumps.

This event is open to both scouts and those thinking about joining Cub Scouts. Boys and girls welcome! Come learn about what Cub Scouts and Pack 1776 is all about!

Kids bored at home?  Too much screen time? Not getting a chance to do things with their friends – safely - in the outdoors?   Perhaps you’d consider Cub Scouts?  

We are looking for girls and boys in Kindergarten through Fourth grades to join Pack 1776.

You are probably asking yourself, what is Cub Scouts?  What do they do?  What does Pack 1776 do especially in light of COVID?  The answer is: a lot.

Take a look at a video we put together showing the fun things we’ve done.  Check out our website for the fun things we have planned. Pick and choose what you want to do.  

Cub Scouts isn’t just about hikes and meetings.  Kids learn valuable life skills.  Do you remember how to tie a Square knot or Bowline?  Use a knife safely?  Public speaking and presentations? First aid? Cub Scouts helps kids develop leadership skills, to be environmental stewards and kind to one another.  It gives them a chance to see their friends outside of school.  In the outdoor events conducted thus far, we’ve seen first hand how much they’ve missed that. Come check us out on June 6th!

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27Apr/21

Cub Scout Presidio Hike

  • Date:  JUNE! Date TBD
  • Time:  11:00 a.m.
  • Meet:  Presidio Officers’ Club Museum, 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129
  • Park:   Main Post Parking Lot.  Fee charged for parking. Park closer to the flag pole. 
  • Bring:  Cameras, water, lunch, snack, sunscreen. 
  • Distance:  4 miles, paved path, with one small section of stairs. Many stops.
  • Uniform: Class B T Shirt. Dress in layers as it may be cold.
  • Information/MapsPack 1776 Trail mapGGNRA map & brochureFort Point Junior Ranger booklet.
  • RSVP Evite to follow

Join us for a day of fun in San Francisco as we hike the Cub Scout Presidio Historical Trail. This is a 4 mile hike along the paved paths in San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  All Scouts finishing the hike will receive a commemorative patch.

We will be doing a modified version of the hike (similar to our 2019 hike, map below) which starts at 11:00 a.m. outside the Presidio Museum located at the Officers' Club. This is a free museum that opens at 10:00 a.m. You can visit it on your own before or after the hike. You can also visit the Presidio Visitor Center. Public restrooms are located next door.

Park in the Main Post parking lot (this is near the Disney Family Museum). Park closest to the Flag Pole. There is a fee for parking.

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27Apr/21

Meridian Cub Scout Day Camp

July 26-30th

Little Hills Ranch

Click here for more information.

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27Apr/21

May Hike: Black Diamond Hills

Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021

Time: 8:30 am
Location: Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
Meeting Point: Parking lot ~ a mile beyond the visitor center (37°57'33.9"N, 121°51'46.8"W)
Attire: Class A or B
Awards: Highlander Black Diamond rocker patch
Parking Fee: $5
Distance:  3.5 miles (2-3 hours)

InformationMap & Trail Directions

MANDATORY FACE COVERINGS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED

We will meet at the parking lot that is a approximately a mile beyond the visitor center.
(GPS Coordinates: 37°57'33.9"N, 121°51'46.8"W)

We will hike up the hill to the Rose Hill Cemetery and then backtrack to the Black Diamond Trail to the trails above the mine. The trails will pass by some of the mining features that the Scouts can explore. This hike does include some steep climbs. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring plenty of water.

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12Apr/21

April 14th Pack Meeting

  • DATE: April 14, 2021
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Join us for our April Pack Meeting where we will be awarding NOVA Out of this World awards to those scouts who earned them.  We will then have a presentation in preparation for Earth Day 2021:  Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

1Mar/21

March Hike: Little Yosemite

Pack 1776 will take advantage of the milder weather to hike Little Yosemite in Sunol Regional Wilderness. The scenic trail runs parallel to a creek and offers some of the most impressive views in bay area. Frequent rain in winter may provide opportunity to view beautiful waterfall in Sunol.

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1Feb/21

February 26th: Blue & Gold

Date: Friday, February 26, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Zoom

Come celebrate the 111th birthday of scouting at the Blue and Gold Banquet where we will have a ceremony for Webelos IIs who will receive their Arrow of Light awards and bridge to their journey into Boy Scouts. Fun entertainment from a magician will follow!

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1Feb/21

February Hike: Redwood Creek Regional Park

Lady Bug Migration Time!

Location:Redwood CreekEast Ridge and Stream TrailsRedwood Regional Park, Oakland
Starting Point: Canyon Meadow Staging Area
Distance: 6 miles (2 hours)
Attire: Class B
Awards:Trail Trekkers Cub Scout Patch/Progressive Hike Award
Parking Fee: $5

Alltrails Map: Download Here

Due to the distance of the hike it is recommended that all hikers come prepared with plenty of snacks, water and a lunch to enjoy during our break. Start at the Canyon Meadow Staging Area and head to the Canyon View Trail. Then go along the East Ridge until you reach the Skyline Gate. At this time you can take a break and refill your water bottles or use the restrooms. Then head down the Stream Trail to Mill Site or Fern Hut where you can stop for lunch. If you are lucky the stream will be full and get to see a few of the cascades.

We are hoping to see a special treat: ladybug hibernation. Thousands of ladybugs have been converging in clusters along the Stream Trail between Prince Road and Tres Sendes. Another gathering can be found midway on the French Trail between Tres Sendes and West Ridge Trail (Mother Nature willing, of course).

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