Cub Scout Pack 1776
12Mar/17

Pack 1776 Spring Camping at Anthony Chabot Family Campground

What: Pack 1776 Spring Camping
When: 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 1 to noon, Sunday, April 2
Where: Anthony Chabot Family Campground 
Sign up: If you plan to stay the night, click here and sign up

Hopefully the wonderful weather will hold and we can finally go camping! Pack families are welcome to come for the day. To stay the night, please sign up via evite so we can budget for food. The pack will provide snacks, breakfast and charcoal for the grills. You must bring your own dinner. If you want a hot meal, we recommend bringing a foil dinner to grill. Check online for great recipe ideas.

Here’s our tentative schedule:

Saturday:

2:00 to 3:00 - Arrive and set up camp
3:00 to 3:15 - Flag ceremony
3:15 to 3:30 - Snacks (solar oven S’mores made by Den 9)
3:30 to 4:30 - Hike
4:30 to 5:30 - Fun activities / BBQ prep
5:30 to 6:30 - Dinner (bring your own foil pack dinner)
6:30 to 7:15 - Fun activities or free time
7:30 to 8:30 - Camp fire, skits, games, snacks
8:30 to 9:00 - Get ready for bed
9:00 Lights out

Sunday:

7:15 to 7:45 Start camp fires, prepare breakfast
7:45 to 8:30 Free breakfast provided by the Pack (coffee, hot chocolate, juice, muffins, croissants, bagels, and fruits)
8:30 to 10:30 Morning Activities
10:45 to 11:00 Closing Ceremonies
11:00 to 12:00 Break Camp and Leave

Directions:

There are several access points to Anthony Chabot Regional Park, located on Redwood Road in the hills above Oakland.
From I-580 East in Castro Valley, take the Redwood Road exit (Exit 36) and turn LEFT at Redwood Road.
Once on Redwood Road, continue on Redwood Road for 6 miles through town and past the Proctor Staging Area, Willow Park Golf Course, and the Chabot Staging Area.
Turn LEFT at the Marciel Gate onto Marciel Road
Enter the park on Marciel Road and continue for 2 miles (veer left at the Marksmanship Range entrance)
ARRIVE at the Anthony Chabot Family Campground entrance at the end of Marciel Road (0.4 miles beyond the Marksmanship Range entrance)

Marciel Gate street address: 9999 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546

1Mar/17

2017 Spring Family Camp

Cub Family Camp at Camp Lindblad, May 27 & 28

Family Camp and Pack Overnighters

Council-organized family camps are overnight events involving more than one pack, with the local council. These weekends are fun for Cub Scouts and their families. Round robin activity stations provide structured program while leaving enough free time to enjoy the outdoors. Activities include a nature hike, games, first aid training, Scout skills, crafts, BB gun shooting and archery. There will be a campfire Saturday evening with SMORES.

Who Can Attend?

The whole family is invited to attend Cub Scout Family Camp. Anyone in the family (immediate or extended) may attend any of the Cub Scout Family Camps hosted in the redwoods of coastal California at Camp Lindblad, as long as there is one registered Cub Scout in the family. Siblings age 5 and under are only $15.00 per person, and must be accompanied by an adult.

How much does it Cost and What's Covered?

The registration fees below cover food, craft supplies, sporting good supplies, staff salary for positions, etc.

  • Cub Scout  $50.00
  • Adult          $50.00
  • Sibling        $50.00
  • Sibling age 5 or under   $15.00

Meals supplied are Saturday Lunch and Dinner, Campfire SMORES, Sunday Breakfast and Bag Lunch Sunday Noon. (No food will be served Friday Night or Saturday morning.)  Friday evening camping is available at registration site.

How Do I Register for Camp?

For your convenience, registrations may be made online at our council website, http://mdscbsa.org/ . Straight to Registration Credit card payments (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express) must be made at the time of registration.

You may alternately send in a check by completing the above registration online.  When you get to the payment screen, next to credit card, click on the drop down menu and choose "mail in the form". Mail to Family Camps Registration MDSC BSA 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. You will need to include payment with the form for ALL people listed on the form. Payment may be made with check, cash, or the credit cards listed in the previous paragraph.

After your registration for family camp is submitted, you will need to have all campers complete their medical forms parts A & B and permission slips (blank forms available on our website at CubScoutFamilyCamp

Forms will be collected at check-in. Signups for staffing needs will take place at check-in.

 

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13Jan/17

Blue and Gold 2017

Date: Friday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Location: Coyote Creek MPR
Cost: None
RSVP: Evite

Dear Pack 1776 Scouts and Families,

Come Celebrate the 107th 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. A catered dinner and fun entertainment by For Goodness Snakes are provided at no cost to Pack 1776 members and their immediate family.

Please RSVP by February 10th with the number of people attending and any vegetarian preference.

Schedule:
6:00 pm Welcome! Door Opens
6:15 pm Opening Ceremony by Den 4 & Den 8
6:20 pm Greeting & Commence Dinner
6:35 pm Recognition
6:40 pm Arrow of Light and Bridging Ceremonies
7:35 pm Closing Ceremony by Den 9
7:40 pm Entertainment by For Goodness Snakes
8:45 pm Clean Up

See you at the party!

Pack 1776 Blue and Gold Committee

10Jan/17

2017 Derby Days

The 2017 Dremel Pinewood Derby Days Program, brought to you through Lowe’s, aims to provide you, the Pinewood Derby® enthusiast, with a source for all of the materials and know-how you need to create a winning car you can be proud of – regardless of your skill level. Select Lowe’s stores will host Pinewood Derby® car clinics where experts share their tips and tricks for making the fastest cars on race day. Everyone who attends an event will be given a:

  • How-to demonstration
  • Step-by-step instructions for building your car at home
  • Pinewood Derby® Days patch

On January 14th from 11am - 1pm. Free to attend - give your store a call to verify one is taking place.

8Jan/17

Pinewood Derby 2017

Date/Time: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 Noon to 3pm
Location: Coyote Creek MPR
Attire: Class A
Bring: Reusable water bottle and Readiness to cheer on your fellow scouts

Our Annual Pinewood Derby will be held on January 22 from noon to 3 PM in the MPR! There will be racing, design competitions, and pizzas. Please be conservation minded and bring your own reusable bottle - fresh filtered water available from the nice refillable station in the MPR. We will once again have an open class for adults and siblings. Additional kits may be purchased for $5. Contact Surat Perez to purchase more kits. Wear your Class A uniform!

The mandatory inspection and car impounding is on January 21 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at at the Pack Shed near the Coyote Creek Kindergarden area.

Even though Pinewood Derby car is a team project for scouts and their adults, we encourage scouts to do as much of the car building as possible. For those new to scouting or just need a refresher course, here are some helpful websites:

If you need help cutting the wood block, you could take it to Ace Hardware. The store staff may charge each car $5. You can also use their equipment to sand, align the wheels, and fine-tune various details.

Each car must pass inspection on January 21 by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete. Once a car passes inspection and is entered into the race, only the race committee members can touch it. If the car loses a wheel, or is otherwise damaged, the racer has 5 minutes to make repairs.

On the day of the event, cars will race in multiple heats. Only their best time will be used. All participants will receive a medal and patch for participating. Trophies will be awarded to the fastest three cars in each rank, and the overall fastest three cars in the Pack. We will also give trophies to 1) Best Paint Job, 2) Most Unique, and 3) Most Patriotic.

8Jan/17

Local TV Station Tour

Hi Cub Scouts! 
 
We have another exciting outing planned for you! 
 
We have arranged 2 tours for 15 each (total -- this includes adults and kids) to tour our local TV Station with local celebrity & coach George Baljevich (aka Dr.B tv30 sports). Please sign up (first come, first serve).  If there's a lot of interest, we will give scouts priority and ask some adults to wait outside.  
 

Cost:   Free.

 
When:  Monday Jan 23  (this is a minimum school day -- teacher work day) 
 
Time: 4:00 pm open to younger scouts
 
Time: 5:00 pm - open to older scouts
 
Where: 
Tri-Valley Community Television, TV30
4663 Bernal Ave. Suite B
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-462-3030
"Your Connection to the Tri-Valley"
www.TriValleyTV.org
 
 
 
TV30 is George "Dr. B" Baljevich.  He's a veteran sports reporter and host for Tri-Valley Sports Final and Let's Talk Sports.  Dr. B was also a former basketball coach and teacher. 
 
The tour will take about 45 min, video and photos are allowed. They usually do scout tours for those who need some requirements (earn a patch?)  He will also use visual/with sports memorabilia, uniforms etc displays with a talk.
 
 
SIGN UP SO YOU CAN GO! 
5Jan/17

L.E.A.D 2017

Date: Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Rd., Pleasant Hill (map) (campus map)
Cost: $45 per participant (The Pack will reimburse after you attend and if you stay with us to the end of the school year)

Registration for the BIGGEST Training event of 2017 — Leader Education and Discovery (L.E.A.D) is now open. Bask in the warmth of friendliness and camaraderie of like-minded Scout leaders. Catch-up with old friends and meet new friends.

This event is OPEN to all adults. You DO NOT have to be a uniform leader. Everyone is welcome to attend! Invest in the future – YOUR future success as a Scout leader, and the continuing interest and engagement of your Scouts depends on trained adults.

New classes for 2017 include Cyber Chip for Cubs, Lion Guide 411, Fly Fishing Made Easy, Unit Finances and Unit Websites, etc.

Every Scout deserves a trained leader so who you gonna call?

Click here for class catalogs and more info.

Class sizes are limited so register early !

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23Dec/16

Read, Write and Win Amazon Gift Cards!

From Boys' Life website:

Write a one-page report titled “The Best Book I Read This Year” and enter it in the Boys’ Life 2016 “Say Yes to Reading!” contest.

The book can be fiction or nonfiction. But the report has to be in your own words — 500 words tops. Enter in one of these three age categories:

8 years old and younger
9 and 10 years old
11 years old and older

First-place winners in each age category will receive a $100 gift card from Amazon.com. Second-place winners will receive a $75 gift card; third-place winners, a $50 gift card.

Everyone who enters will get a free patch like the one on this page. (And, yes, the patch is a temporary insignia, so it can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform shirt, on the right pocket. Proudly display it there or anywhere!) In coming years, you’ll have the opportunity to earn different patches.

The contest is open to all Boys’ Life readers. Be sure to include your name, address, age and grade in school on the entry.

Send your report, along with a business-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope, to:

Boys’ Life Reading Contest
S306
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079

Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2016 and must include entry information and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Click here to read the winning essays in the 2015 contest.

25Nov/16

Ardenwood Historic Farm Visit

screenshot-at-nov-29-10-25-15Date: 2/4/2017 Saturday Cancelled due to Rain !
Time: Gather at 1PM in front of the main building for a Pack picture.
Fees (Pay at site, no advance pay necessary): $3 adults, $2 kids (under 4, free)
Attire: Class B T-shirt

This is an open invite, but please do RSVP so we know who is coming.

Inviting all scouts and their families to visit the Ardenwood Historic Farm, a working farm with a train & crops grown using historic methods, plus volunteers in period attire. A ton of things to see!!

The month of January has a high probablity for viewing the Monarch Butterflies. Only downfall is that some things are not open (Train, produce stand, Patterson house, may not be much to see in the gardens as well).

Facility opens from 10a to 4p. There is no parking fee. Dogs are not allowed in the Ardenwood Historic Farm. The docents will have a scavenger hunt which is for all ages. The Ardenwood forms will have all the printed forms there. They have picnic tables/benches there, so we can bring our own lunch.

About The Park: http://www.ebparks.org/parks/ardenwood

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3Nov/16

Scouting for Food 2016

Dear Pack,

This year's Scouting for Food is scheduled for the weekend of Nov 12 (hanger distribution) and Nov 19 (collection).

For those new to scouting: this is a wonderful opportunity for our scouts to participate in a community service project. The food that we collect goes to the Contra Costa Food Bank from where it is distributed to those in need. Den leaders are responsible for ensuring their den's participation in this event.

Click on this symbol to see the area assignment for each den.  You can also click on the white rectangle symbol on the far right to view the map in full size:

General Reminders:

  • Wear Class A Scout uniform
  • Drivers should have all scouts in view at all times
  • Scouts are NOT to enter a donor's residence
  • Bring a friend - a great way to introduce what Scouting is about

Hanger Distribution - Nov 14

  • You may distribute door hangers on a different day than Nov 12
  • Door hangers should be placed on the door or partially under the door mat (ensure it's visible and won't blow away)
  • Do not put hangers in mailboxes

Food Pickup - Nov 19

  • Food must be picked up from the same area you distributed door hangers
  • Food pickup is to begin no earlier than 9:00 am
  • Food must be dropped off in front of Coyote Creek MPR between 11 am and noon
  • If you may be late and wish to know if one of the coordinators will still be at Coyote Creek, please call one of these numbers: Abirami 925.487.9769 | Priya 925.478.0894 | Jung 404.512.2703
  • If you will be much later than noon, you can bring your collection to the Meridian District's food collection site at the Danville LDS at 655 Old Orchard Road.  They will be open till 2:30pm.  After 2:30pm, you will have to take your collection to the Contra Costa Food Bank located at 4010 Nelson Avenue in Concord (925.676.7534) during their regular hours.  Please let them know your collection is from the Meridian District's Scouting for food project.

Ideas to help us collect more food on the 19th!

  • Knock on every door that received a door hanger and did not leave a donation. Maybe they forgot to put out their food or would give if asked.
  • Tell your family and friends if they didn't get a door hanger they can still help by dropping off their food at the MPR on Nov 19th between 11am - noon

All participating scouts receive a patch.

Thanks!