Cub Scout Pack 1776
1Aug/22

August 21: Rocket Day! 🚀

Come build and shoot a compressed air rocket!

LAUNCH DATE:  Sunday, August 21, 2022
LAUNCH PAD:  Coyote Creek School Blacktop (Kid's Country side)
TIME2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
UNIFORM: Class B or comfortable attire for those who are not scouts/new scouts. Class A for leaders.
Bring a refillable water bottle full of water, sunscreen, hat and if desired, folding chair.
VOLUNTEER: Parents, we need your help.

Sno Cones! Crafts! Fun!

Pack 1776 invites you to build your own rocket, launch it and have a blast!  Learn about Cub Scouting and all the fun things we do.

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

All scouts must:

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. 

  • $280 for Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos scouts (First through Fifth grades in 2022-2023). Prices are even lower if you sign up to volunteer as a leader or chairperson. We only accept Fifth graders if they have completed and earned the Webelos I rank.
  • $200 per new Lion scouts (those who will be in Kindergarten in 2022-2023).
    • NOTE NEW SCOUTS:   There was a recent change to the BSA website that requires new scouts to pay the national fees up front.  Previously the pack paid this on behalf of the new scout from the pack registration fee.  Given this change, we can no longer do this. As such, pay the national fees online using your credit card and then deduct that amount from the $280 (or if a new Lion, $200) pack registration fee when preparing your check.

5)    A separate $200 volunteer deposit check per family, post-dated to 4/1/2023.  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 inside the Coyote Creek School Office.

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 five 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.

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, campouts, etc.

5Jul/22

July 10: Hoot Owl Hike

// WHEN
Sunday, July 10, 2022
8-10pm

// WHERE
Sycamore Grove Park
Nature Area Entrance
Livermore, CA 94550
See GPS coordinates: https://goo.gl/maps/tGPnPCzq5Hu

// RSVP
by July 6, 2022
First come first served

// WHO
Pack 1776 Scouts, 5 years and above, accompanied by an adult/guardian.
No more than one parent/guardian per Scout. Up to 2 parents per family, if more than one P1776 Scout in the family participating.
One parent may arrange and agree to be responsible for 2 or more Scouts from same or different households.20 participants total.

If additional spots are available after July 6, then sign-up will open up to additional family members (parents, siblings).

// COST
Free for Pack 1776 Scouts.
Price $5 per parent (or sibling if extra spots after 7/6).
Bring check, payable to Pack 1776, to the hike.

// DETAILS
1.5  miles
Allow about 1.5-2 hours for program and hike

// BRING
Sturdy shoes like hiking boots or tennis shoes. You will be walking on dirt and gravel trails.
Layers of clothing – when the sun goes down it may get cold, even in the summer.
Drinking water in a reusable bottle that you can carry with you.

// DO NOT BRING
These items may not be taken on the night hike – you will need to leave these items in your car:
Flashlights
Cameras with flashes
Food
Walking sticks
Cell phones

// IMPORTANT
Parents, please ensure that your Scouts are quiet, engaged, and follow directions throughout the hike, for an enjoyable experience for all.

// LINKS
https://www.larpd.org/hoot-owl
https://ggacbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Hoot-Owl-Sycamore-Grove-Regional-Park.pdf

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27Jun/22

Danville 4th of July Parade

The Kiwanis-Danville Parade will take place on Monday, July 4th, 2022 from 9am-noon in downtown Danville, California. This year's parade theme is Celebrating our local Olympians to recognize our local community members who have taken part in the Olympic movement.

When: Monday, July 4, 2022 at 7:45am
Where (map): Downtown Danville — Banners will start after the police and fire department at the beginning of the parade and end at Town and Country Drive just past the grandstand.
Meeting point: Corner of Railroad Avenue and Love Lane (Staging Area F) in front of the big tree at the San Ramon Valley High School
Wear: Class A uniform, including cap, sunscreen, comfortable shoes for walking
Bring: Water in reusable water bottle, light snacks

RSVP: Evite

Pack 1776 (Bib #512), as well as other Scouts units, will participate by carrying a 20-foot banner toward the front of the parade. Everyone in the pack will walk together, behind a single banner. Depending on the number of Scouts and parents participating, we may be able to take turns holding the banner. 

The banner will have a pipe that bends in the middle so the banner can be bent back to form a forward pointing arrow in areas that have pinch points.  We will have a spotter to look out for restaurant “parklets” that encroach into the street especially after Diablo Road.

Please ensure that your Scouts and participants follow safety and parade rules, and directions from orgnizers and peace officers.

Parking (map)
Parking is available at several municipal lots including:

  • Clock Tower Parking Lot
  • Danville Library/Community Center Parking Lot
  • Front Street Municipal Parking Lot
  • Railroad Avenue Municipal Parking Lot
  • Rose Street Parking Lot
  • Village Theatre Parking Lot

Given the expected crowd size, parking in or near the downtown Danville area will be very limited and alternative travel arrangements such as walking or biking are strongly recommended. Parade-goers may consider parking at the Sycamore Park & Ride parking lot and use Iron Horse Trail to walk to the downtown Danville area. Accessible parking near the parade route is available at the Crossroads Shopping Center located at Hartz Way and San Ramon Valley Blvd. in the back by JD Academy Of Salon + Spa. Accessible seating along the parade route will be offered at the grandstand viewing area at Oak Court and San Ramon Valley Blvd. A golf cart shuttle will be available to transport individuals to the viewing area from the Crossroads Shopping Center.

Route (map)
The banners start after the police and fire department at the beginning of the parade and end at Town and Country Drive just past the grandstand. At the corner of Town and Country Drive and San Ramon Valley Blvd., turn right. There will be a sign several hundred feet up the drive on the left side where we will drop off the banner.  We will remove the pipes, roll up the banner, and leave it at the sign. Scouts and parents are free to leave at that point, or stay in the crowd to enjoy the floats and the rest of the parade.

While the entire parade will take 2.5-3 hours, it typically takes about 40 minutes or so to walk the entire distance. 

Parade details
The Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley has organized and conducted the annual Kiwanis 4th of July Parade in partnership with the Town of Danville since 1975. The parade attracts 30,000-40,000 spectators each year and is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate America's birth.

The Parade will take place along Hartz Avenue and San Ramon Valley Boulevard from approximately 9am to noon, starting at San Ramon Valley High School at Railroad Avenue.

To improve logistic management, the Parade route will be modified to end at Town and Country Drive. This adjustment will allow for a simplified street closure which improves logistic management for the Town and Kiwanis, and allows employees, customers, and residents to easily access neighborhood shopping centers and homes off Boone Court.

The parade can be seen from either side of the street and there is always plenty of room for everyone!

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5May/22

May 28: Flag Planting at the Presidio

When: Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 8:45am
Where: San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio
                  1 Lincoln Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94129
Wear: Class A uniform, approved face covering, sunscreen
Bring: Water in reusable water bottle

RSVP: Evite

Please join us for the annual flag planting event at the SF National Cemetery in the Presidio. Hundreds of Scouts of all ages and their families will help plant thousands of flags at the National Cemetery in preparation for the Memorial Day event.

It's been the pack's annual tradition to participate. This is typically one of the most meaningful service events of the year, reminding our Scouts the sacrifice many have made to make our country what it is today. RSVP to get included in the pack's headcount.

Scouts and Leaders must be in full Class A Uniform. Friends and family are welcome. The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:00am, and we will likely be completed with the flag planting by 11:30am. Following the flag planting, the Council typically hosts a small lunch (to be confirmed for 2022). Scouts who participate earn a patch.

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, read and adhere to the pack's COVID statement. If you or your Scout are sick, are experiencing COVID-like or flu symptoms, or may have been exposed to COVID-19, stay home and stay safe.

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5May/22

May 22: Bike Hike

Celebrate National Bike Month with a bike ride for our monthly hike.

Date/Time: Sunday, May 22, 2022, 9:30am
Location: Iron Horse Trail from Crow Canyon to Richard Fahey Village Green Park and back.
Distance: 4.6 miles one way; 9.2 miles total
Time: Allow 2-2.5hrs total
Meeting Point: PG&E lot at 3400 Crow Canyon Rd (North, where the dome is)
Contact: Hiking Chair Kushal Kaleshwari (925-639-5493)

Attire: Class B uniform + approved face covering
What to bring: bike, helmet, outdoor essentials including plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen

The entire famliy on bikes welcome!
We will go over bike safety rules and do a quick helmet and bike inspection before we start. Absolutely no racing or horseplay permitted.

Trail (map): Starting at Crow Canyon Road, take the Iron Horse Trail going south, and head to Richard Fahey Village Green Park. We'll take a break at the park and have some snacks and water and get ready for the journey back.

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, read and adhere to the pack's COVID statement. If you or your Scout are sick, are experiencing COVID-like or flu symptoms, or may have been exposed to COVID-19, stay home and stay safe.

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11Apr/22

April Pack Meeting

DATE: April 13, 2022
TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
UNIFORM:  Class A

Are you prepared for a campout?  Do you know what the Cub Scout six essentials are?  Come learn about these important items for the outdoors and make sure you’re ready for our spring campout.  A scout is always prepared!

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11Apr/22

Meridian District Cub Scout Summer Day Camp

DATE: Monday through Friday, June 13 – 17, 2022
LOCATION: Little Hills Ranch, 18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon
REGISTER: link
DAY CAMP INFORMATION: link

Register for this year’s Meridian Cub Scout Day Camp and be prepared to explore the “The Universe Around Us.”  Camp is open to all boys and girls (Cub Scouts) entering the 1st – 5th Grade in Fall 2022. 

This is an in-person day camp where you’ll discover and learn things across the universe. Don’t miss out on an amazing fun filled week where Cub Scouts are expected to be able to play and participate in:

  • Valuable Cub Scout Skills/Crafts
  • Archery*
  • STEM Experiences
  • Wood projects
  • Water activities
  • Field Games

*subject to East Bay Regional Parks permission.

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11Apr/22

May 21: Advancement Fun Day

DATE & TIME: 1:00 PM-4:30 PM, Saturday, May 21, 2022

LOCATION: Coyote Creek Elementary School

ATTIRE: Class A uniform

RSVP: Evite

Hello Pack 1776!

It's almost the end of the scouting year… Scouts and parents, you have worked so hard throughout the year. Let's celebrate and have fun!

[ Volunteer ] and meet your minimum parent volunteer hours to save your volunteer deposit check

Schedule:
1-2pm Advancement ceremony
2-4pm Field day fun & refreshments
4-4:30pm Site sweep — ALL SCOUTS

After the advancement ceremony, we'll have a field day with fun games and activities:

Photo booth (take-your-own-pics/selfies)
Giant bubble stations
Balloon Twister
Hula hoop ring toss
3-legged race
Pool noodle baseball
Car wash relay

The pack will also provide celebratory cupcakes, otter pops, and lemon water. Please bring a refillable reusable water bottle for each attendee, children and adults.

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, read and adhere to the pack's COVID statement. If you or your Scout are sick, are experiencing COVID-like or flu symptoms, or may have been exposed to COVID-19, stay home and stay safe.

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11Apr/22

April 23: Spring Campout

DATE & TIME: April 23, 2022 (optional overnight on the 23rd)
TIME: 2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Camp Herms, 1100 James Pl, El Cerrito
REGISTER: link
VOLUNTEERS: Sign-up list  Thank you for helping to make this event happen!

Join us for a glorious afternoon and evening of scout skills and outdoor fun!  Come for the activities, a pack-provided dinner and our evening campfire program.  Staying overnight is optional.  

We have an action-packed agenda. This meeting is especially important for a handful of scouts and their parents who will participate in our Bobcat Ceremony – let’s celebrate with them!  

What to bring: 

Everyone should bring a refillable water bottle, mess kit, flashlight, folding chair, and sun protection. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Bring warm clothes as it may get cold after dark.

For those staying overnight, you must have your own tent and sleeping bag. Please refer to the Outdoor Essentials on what to pack.

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10Apr/22

April 24: Marksmanship Day

DATE & TIME: Sunday, April 24, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Camp Herms, 1100 James Pl, El Cerrito
ATTIRE: Class A uniform
REGISTER: link Registration will remain open until April 10th, or until full. 

Calling all Tigers and Webelos!  Work towards earning the Cub Scout Shooting Award for your rank. Marksmanship Day is a District level event with BSA trained Rangemasters. Scouts from other pack(s) will also join the event. Priority in the pack will be given to Scouts who camp overnight on the 23rd.  

Bring:

  1. 2 copies (not 4) of the completed Shooting Sports permission slip, link
  2. Completed Event permission slip, link
  3. Parking pass, link
  4. Warm clothes & face-covering  CAMP HERMS IS ALWAYS COLD.  BRING JACKETS.
  5. Filled reusable water bottle
  6. Make-your-own sandwich lunch will be provided

Lunch & Registration:

Lunch will be provided by the pack for participants and families, specify how many in registration form.  Also, please specify choice of event (Archery or BB gun) and session times when registering. Sessions will be assigned after registration closes. While we'll do our best to accommodate preferences, it is not guaranteed.

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