Cub Scout Pack 1776
8May/21

Registration open: Boys & Girls in K-4th Grades!

Now more than ever it's 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 SkillsSTEAM & Service to Others
Archery CookingCommunity Service
Bicycling/Hiking First AidEnvironmental Stewardship
Camping Knot TyingPinewood Derby
Personal Fitness LeadershipRocketry
Marksmanship  Public SpeakingScience Projects 

Celebrating our 20th year in October 2020, 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 and guided by County and Boy Scout of America guidelines, we are doing more outdoor socially distanced events and 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 2021-2022). 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.

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

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.

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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2Jun/21

Summertime Hikes!

June 13th: Briones Pack Hike

Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Briones Regional Park
Attire: Class B
Award: Highlander Briones rocker patch
Meeting Point: SF Bay Area Girl Scout Council, 4210 Springhill Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549

RSVP: Evite

Please note that the park has an official entrance at Bear Creek staging area, and we WILL NOT meet there. The Springhill area is closer to San Ramon, and we have access to trails. Park on Springhill Road.

See the attached map (also below) with the meeting point and the trail route highlighted.

Hike information:
Hike up to the Lafayette Ridge Trail, 1.2 miles with an elevation and gain of 679 feet. Return via Lafayette Ridge Trail and Springhill Trail. Total hike will be about 3 miles. We should be done in 2 hours.

Pack light snacks and water. Dress in class B uniform and for the weather.

July 11th: Hucklberry Botanical Park Pack Hike

DATE CHANGE: Sunday, July 11, 2021 SATURDAY, JULY 10
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location:  Huckleberry Botanic Preserve7087 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA 94611

Cost:  Free for all.
Distance: 1.7 miles round trip

Time: Allow about 2 hours

RSVP: Evite

Attire: Class B uniform
Award: This is a Trail Trekker Patch Hike.  Participating scouts will receive a Huckleberry Preserve Patch. 

Directions: From Highway 24 in Oakland, take the Fish Ranch Road exit immediately east of the Caldecott Tunnel. Continue 0.8 miles to Grizzly Peak Blvd. Turn left and go 2.4 miles on Grizzly Peak to Skyline Boulevard. Turn left and drive approximately one half mile to the park entrance on the left, past Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve.  Access: Google Directions.

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20May/21

2021 Memorial Day Flag Planting

The 2021 Flag Planting to honor our fallen veterans is scheduled for Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the Presidio of San Francisco. In accordance with local/state guidelines, they will limit participation to 180 participants for this year's event. Representation from all units is encouraged. All adult leaders and scouts should be in full uniform for the event. All participants will be required to follow social distancing rules and wear a face mask. There will be no refreshments at the event this year.

Logistics: There will be a staggered timeline beginning at 9:00 am for 3 units of 10 participants (maximum of 30 scouts, including parents and adult leaders) each serving a 1 hour shift. Each unit will be required to leave after the hour is completed.

Process: 3 units of 10 participants (including adults) may register for a 1 hour shift beginning at 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a total of 6 shifts completing at 3 p.m. Our unit will do the registration.

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20May/21

Dr. Charles Townes Supernova Class

Calling all Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts!

The Golden Gate Area Council is offering an opportunity for fifteen (15) Webelos or Arrow of Light Scouts to work with a Council Supernova mentor to earn the Dr. Charles Townes Supernova Medal. 

Pack 1776 had 14 scouts earn their Dr. Charles Townes Supernova Medal this past year. Come join the elite group of Webelos STEM scientists.

Starting on Wednesday, June 9th at 6 PM, the Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts will begin a 9-week journey to earning the Dr. Charles Townes Supernova Medal, the top STEM award for Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts.

Each week the Scouts will have a small project to work on that will broaden and deepen their understanding of STEM.  The required adventures must be completed outside of the sessions. The event runs for nine (9) weeks on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 6:45 PM.  The cost of the program is $50 per Scout.  (Please note, this is not a Den Event.)  The event is only open to incoming Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts.

This activity is entirely online with the possible exception of a final Science Fair on Saturday, August 7th (morning). Parents must attend the first online meeting as a part of orientation.

Register here.

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20May/21

Camp programs for Cubs & Webelos

Webelos Adventure Camp

August 2-7, 2021 @ Camp Royaneh. Pull on your hat for adventure around every turn. The Thunderbirds await you to join them to have fun in the sun at Camp Royaneh!

Wolf & Bear Camp 

July 16-18, 2021 @ Rancho Los Mochos. Cubs who will be Wolf or Bear (in the Fall) and their Adult Buddy
Cubs and their adult partners are invited to an exciting weekend camping experience at rustic Rancho Los Mochos Scout Camp. This two-night camping program with Archery, BB guns, Nature, Crafts, and so many more fun activities!

Mom and Cub Camp

September 24-26, 2021 @ Camp Royaneh. Moms and their Cub (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos). Located in the beautiful coastal redwoods of Camp Royaneh. The staff will guide you through a weekend of fun and adventure especially designed to reinforce that mother-child bond. A great escape for Cub Scouts and their moms (or another adult female partner like grandmothers, aunts, etc.).

Cub Camping Connection

October 23-24, 2021 @ Rancho Los Mochos. All new scouts and their Adult Buddy. New? This is the overnight campout for you! Bring along your family for a special introduction to Cub Scout Camping.

Webelo-Ree

October 2-3 or October 30-31, 2021 @ Camp Herms. All Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts. Come meet and learn new skills with other Webelos in our Council.

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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.

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.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Sign up here.

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

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.