Cub Scout Pack 1776
18Jul/16

Webeloree

Attention Webelos den leaders and parents,

Online registration for the October 1-2 or November 5-6 Webeloree will open on August 15th. This popular overnight camping event for 4th & 5th graders and their parent can fill up in less than a week, so sign up early !

Enjoy beautiful Camp Herms and work on two required Adventures (First Responder and Camper) and an Elective (Adventure in Science).  More info on the district website.

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17Jun/16

Design Your Own Class B

Want to help decide the Class B shirt design for next year?  Click here and ask your scout to pick his favorite

  • design (SP#)
  • shirt color, and
  • ink color

Submit the above combination to Grace. The Pack Committee will review all submissions and decide in August - your scout’s design may be chosen! Submissions due by July 30.

Great News ! Your scout will be getting a new type of dri-fit (wicking) shirt which is more comfortable and breathable. It even has antimicrobial treatment ! These shirts, however, have a more limited set of color selections. Note that if you went in design mode and click the select garment color button, the many colors in that menu are not all available for the wicking shirt. Only the colors below are. So submit only from the colors listed below as your shirt color (be mindful of ink color & shirt color interaction).

Black Cardinal Carolina Blue Charcoal Gold Irish Green Navy Orange Purple Red Royal Safety Green
Black | Cardinal | Carolina Blue | Charcoal | Gold | Irish Green | Navy | Orange | Purple | Red | Royal | Safety Green

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9Jun/16

Meridian Matters – Summer 2016


Meridian Matters is a monthly newsletter published by the Meridian District of Mount Diablo Silverado Council. The Summer issue is now available.

Learn about Webeloree dates in the Fall, opportunities to Support the District, the Lions program, and other district news !

2Jun/16

Danville 4th of July Parade

Date: July 4th, 2016
Time: Meet at 8:00 A.M. for rehearsal, parade starts at 9:00 A.M.
Location: Downtown Danville. Drop off your scout at the Love Lane drop off area
Attire: Class A uniform
RSVP: Evite

This 4th of July, participate in the Danville 4th of July Parade with San Ramon Cub Scouts Packs: 1776, 996, 997, and 203! Together, we will walk through downtown Danville, wave, sing, and give away goodies to hundreds of cheering folks.

To be in the parade, scouts and adults must be in Class A uniform (closed toe shoes, no flip flops). Bring water and wear sunscreen. Our Pack will provide participating scout a bag of goodies to give away to the audience.

On the day of the event, please check in with Grace Dagen and stay with your scout until the parade starts at 9:00 A.M. Leaders in uniform will lead your scout in the parade and meet you at the end of the parade route at Sycamore Valley Boulevard (near Piatti’s restaurant), where you can pick up your child. Assume one hour from start for our scouts to reach the finish point. DO NOT leave with your child until you have signed out with Grace!

If you have a Lion or Tiger scout, Grace can give you a Class B shirt so you can be in the parade with him. Please contact her in advance. We have a limited number of yellow Class B shirts left; first RSVP, first serve.

Note that many roads, including parts of Danville Blvd, Railroad Ave., Love Lane, La Gonda Way, Hartz Ave., and Sycamore Valley Road will be closed from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Here’s the best way to get to our meeting area.

  • Take Interstate 680 N
  • Exit at El Cerro Blvd
  • Head west on El Cerro Blvd
  • Right on Danville Blvd/Hartz Ave
  • Left on Del Amigo Road
  • Left on Verona Ave
  • Left on Love Lane

There’s a shuttle bus available at the Sycamore Valley Park and Ride that drops off at the parade staging area. There’s also parking at several municipal lots including:

  • Front Street Municipal Parking Lot
  • Railroad Avenue Municipal Parking Lot
  • Clock Tower Parking Lot
  • Park and Ride Lot on Sycamore Valley Road
  • Danville Library/Community Center parking Lot
  • Disabled resident parking is available at Diablo Road at Front Street.

Questions? Contact Grace Dagen at gracedagen@yahoo.com

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16May/16

Pack 1776 Registration (2016-2017)

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

Online Pack Registration form

Payment of $100 or $125 (early bird discount ends 6/9/16.)

A $200 check (post dated to 4/1/2017)

The Pack Mailbox will be removed from the Coyote Creek office before noon on June 9th so plan accordingly.

New Scouts registration begins 8/1/16. Please also submit the following in addition to the above 3 items:

BSA Youth Application (NEW Scouts Only)

Answers to two frequently asked questions:

  1. Yes, you still need to submit a separate post-dated check for $200, even if you plan to take on a key role like Den Leader, Cubmaster, or Pack Committee. It simplifies our job when everyone follows the same rule. We will return the checks to the volunteers around February or May, depending on when you completed your 8 volunteer hours.
  2. Yes, you must complete a new waiver and medical form Part A & B even through you submitted one last year and nothing changed. It’s a BSA rule. Your scout needs them to participate in all of our scouting activities.

Thank you!

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12May/16

2016 Art & Wind Festival – Cotton Candy

Date/Time: May 29-30, 2016, 9:30am - 6:30pm (2 hour timeslots)
Location: Booth #832, 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 our annual Cotton Candy Fundraiser at the San Ramon Art & Wind Festival.

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

To ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to participate, please note the following guidelines:

1) At least one parent is required to be with their scout but the entire family is most welcome to join the fun.
2) Each shift must have at least 1 Scout Leader and no more than 4 scouts inside the booth.
3) Remember to maintain a Scout attitude. Don't forget that you are all perfect 1776 Gentlemen. Always thank those we have asked and always wish them a good day, have the proper attitude, demonstrating good manners and conduct.

1May/16

June Bike Ride

Date/Time: Saturday, June 4th, 2016, 10am - Date Changed !
Distance: about 6 miles or 10 miles total
Time: Allow 60-90 mins
Attire: Class B uniform
Award: Small biking theme gift (bell, light, whistle, or something else)
Meeting Point: Sycamore Park and Ride Lot
Contact: Hiking Chair Siddharth Bhatia
RSVP: Pack Form

Let's meet at the Sycamore Park and Ride and ride north towards Alamo on the Iron Horse Trail. We will go over bike safety, road safety rules, and inspect bikes before we ride. Route specifics will be sent closer to the date. We plan to have two routes.

Younger scouts can ride up to Camille Ave and turn right to go into Hap Magee Park. Older scouts (Bears and Webelos Is) are invited to ride ~2 miles further north to Ridgewood Road where there is a nice sculpture garden, then ride back and join the younger scouts at Hap Magee park. We play in the park for a while and then ride back to Sycamore Park and Ride. Younger scouts will ride about 6 miles and older scouts will do 10. The 10 mile route will be optional and if there is no interest we will all do the shorter ride. We would need parent volunteers and expect each child to have an adult chaperone on a bike. Each adult can chaperone up to 4 scouts on bikes. Siblings are welcome to attend.

The first Merit Badge my elder boy scout chose is the Cycling Merit Badge.  He will be required to complete a 50 mile bike ride to earn it. I therefore highly encourage our Webelos I scouts to attempt the 10 mile ride to prepare for the upcoming Boy Scout adventures.

Thanks, Sid

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20Apr/16

2016 Cub Scout Day Camp

Welcome to Cloud City! On behalf of our esteemed mayor, Cloud City sends this invite to scouts who wish to join our proud City for its annual Sky Guard Challenge. Only the bravest, most skilled, and crafty of scouts should enter as Sky Riders!

Each day will start with a gathering in the City Square. Riders will head out to join the Flight Shop and learn the secrets of engineering. Jet forward to learn the skill and artistry from the Sky Design Studio. Take a dip into the Rain Tank to cool off, test your skills in the field of archery, or take aim with steam pellet projectors. The Challenge will end with a day of Rider Games; test your skills and strengths and you can become a member of the Sky Guard! Also, beware of the dastardly Flying Pirates who are always looking to stir up trouble.

Start your engines, get your props turning, heat up the dirigibles, and come take a Journey to Cloud City!

When: August 1st to August 5th, 2015
Where: Little Hills, 18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon
Cost: Early registration is $175, Regular Registration is $200, and late Registration is $225.

Check the Meridian District Summer Camp Webpage for more info on camp details and adult volunteer requirements. Click on the Day Camp Flier link for details on registration deadlines, volunteer fees and rebates, and much more.

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15Apr/16

May Pack Meeting

Date: Saturday, May 21st, 2016
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Coyote Creek Elementary Blacktop
Attire: Class A uniform

We will be launching Water Bottle Rockets at our May meeting !

Please have your scout construct a rocket for launch. We will also have air rocket launchers that day for scouts to build their air rockets.

Water bottle rockets are more involved and should be made beforehand.

This will also be our recruiting event for next year so if you have friends who are interested in scouting, please let them know!

Click here for instructions/ideas.  As always, there's youtube...

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10Apr/16

Memorial Day Flag Planting

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.)
Location: San Francisco National Cemetery, 1 Lincoln Blvd, SF, CA
Attire: Full Class A, footwear suitable for walking in wet grass
Event Leader: Jessica Almeida
RSVP: Evite

Once Again, we will join hundreds of Scouts from all over the Bay Area to pay tribute to those who served by planting American flags at the San Francisco National Cemetery. This is typically one of the most meaningful events of the year, reminding our Scouts the sacrifice many have made to make our country what it is today. Scouts and leaders must be in full Class A Uniforms. Friends and family are welcome.