Cub Scout Pack 1776

Ardenwood Historic Farm Visit


Inviting all scouts and their families to visit the Ardenwood Historic Farm!!!

The Ardenwood Historic Farm is 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).

This is an open invite, but please do RSVP so that event can be organized better.

Evite Link

Uniform: Class B T-shirt

Date: 1/7/2017 Saturday

Time: Gather at 1:00 PM 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)

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:


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.


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U.S.S. Hornet Overnighter

Date: 4:30 PM, Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 10:00 AM, Sunday, February 12, 2017
Location: U.S.S. Hornet, 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda, CA 94501
Cost: $75 per person (dinner and breakfast included)
Note: R.S.V.P and payment due by Friday, November 4
Signup: Form

All aboard for the U.S.S. Hornet Overnighter! Sleep in the bunk like a sailor and explore the depth of a ship that saw combat from WWII to the Vietnam War! The cost is $75 per person and includes the cost of meals, ship tours, a flight simulator ride, a certificate of participation and coupon for a future daytime visit, as well as a commemorative patch. Free parking. R.S.V.P and payment due by Friday, November 4. Payment can be brought to the Pack Meeting or dropped off at Pack 1776 mailbox inside the Coyote Creek School office. Class A and B uniforms required for all Scouts.

Click here for information on itinerary, sample meal menus, safety information, what to pack, and more.

See you shipside!
Pack Outing Chair,
Kimberly Nelson

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Halloween Party

Date: Friday, October 28, 6-8pm (setup begins at 5:00 pm)
Location: MPR
No Signup: Just show up and have fun!
Cost: Free admission, nominal fee for concessions
Attire: Costumes!

Pack 1776 families,

Join us for a Spooktacular good time!
Beware, beware, the ghosts and goblins will be everywhere! All our Cub Scouts and their families are invited to join us for some mayhem, games, prizes and munchies on Friday, October 28th, from 6 to 8 PM in the Coyote Creek School MPR. Pizza and water will be available for $1.00.
Scouts, siblings and parents, don't forget to DRESS UP! Best costumes win medals!

Warning! Refusal to attend our Spooktacular Halloween Party may result in loss of fun for your whole family!

Pack 1776 Halloween Committee

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Mystery Spot, Pack Hike, and Mount Hermon Adventures

Date: Saturday, November 5th

Mt Hermon Adventures, 17 Conference Dr, Felton, CA 95018
Mt Hermon Signup: Pack Form, Digital Waiver
Mystery Spot Signup: Pack Form
Contact: Kimberly Nelson

We have 2 events on November 5:

Mystery Spot, Pack Hike, and Mount Hermon Adventures.


Mount Hermon Adventures is a multiple aerial adventure courses designed to challenge kids and adults. The course features seven different activities, at heights of 25 feet above the forest floor, with a short zip line descent back to the ground. The cost is $25 per person for two hours and limited to 20 people 5 years and up and weigh between 45–250lbs. Kids under 7 must be accompanies by an adult. Our only available slot is at 10:00 am; those going on this adventure should sign up for the 1:36 Mystery Spot tour.

$25 per person, 5 years and up, 20 people max
You can sign up here

The Mystery Spot is a gravitational anomaly located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz. Come experience these phenomena for yourself! Ticket price includes a 45 minute guided tour. There can only be 25 people per tour group so we reserved 3 slots for a total of 75 people; first pay first serve. After the tour, let’s do a 1.5 mile hike and enjoy a spectacular view. If you would like to spend the afternoon at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk or beach, it only 20 min away.

$8 per person 4 and older, $5 parking, 25 people per group
Timeslots available
You can sign up here

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Meridian Matters – September 2016

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

Learn about leader training opportunities, Scouting for Food, and other district news !


Stanford Scout Days

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Transition to Boy Scouts

Date: Thursday, October 13th, 2016
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: LDS Church, 5025 Crow Canyon Rd, San Ramon

Arrow of Light parents (no scouts please) should plan to attend the Meridian Roundtable meeting on October 13th. Learn more about the transition to Boy Scouts and meet representatives from Troops in your area.

While joining a particular Troop is generally a Scout's decision, this event will give parents an opportunity to meet briefly with many Troops and narrow down the search on behalf of the Scout. Each Troop has its own personality and areas of extra focus such as: Leadership, Reverence, Outdoor activities, Service to others, etc. and this event will allow parents to find Troops that meet the Scouts interests, family values, and favorable meeting location (i.e., close to home, at my son's future Middle School, or at our Church).

Most families narrow their search to 3 or 4 Troops before they start attending Troop recruiting events.

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Emergency Preparedness Fair

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Bingo Night

Date: Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm (First game starts at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR
Cost: $5 (includes bingo, pizza, drinks, cookies and raffle ticket)
Attire: Class A uniform

Once again, Pack 1776 scouts are invited to help call out the letters and numbers during the game.

If your cub would like to call out numbers, you must purchase a ticket. ($5/per person). Your scout must be in his Class A uniform.

Tickets will sell out fast due to a maximum capacity in the MPR.

Kids must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or adult chaperone.

Hope to see you there !

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