Cub Scout Pack 1776

Friends of Scouting








On March 14, 2018, Pack 1776 will be kicking off our participation in the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council’s Friends of Scouting annual giving campaign.  Friends of Scouting represents the council’s largest source of income.  What does the Council provide?

  • Volunteer and staff training
  • Insurance coverage to protect volunteers, chartered organizations, staff members and properties
  • Support staff for registration, publications and other program support
  • Camp promotion for Cub Scout day camps, Boy Scout summer camps, high-adventure bases and more
  • Camp rangers to keep the council camps up-to-date and ready for Scouts and families
  • Camp equipment, like tents, cooking equipment, camp vehicles, building repairs, canoes, equipment replacement and repair, and general upkeep of council camps
  • Recognitions for leaders who complete training, volunteer for special projects and help in many Scouting roles
  • Professional staff to work with volunteers to organize new units, manage fundraising programs, conduct training, assist membership recruitment, provide counsel and direct support for district, camps and programs
  • Administrative needs, including postage, computers and links to the National BSA computer system, copy machines, folding machines and a printing shop
  • Service centers to provide additional support to volunteers
  • Audio-visual supplies used in training, at camps and in volunteer meetings
  • Postage to mail materials to leaders, parents and youth members
  • A council website to keep you informed
  • Reference publications and resources, including program planning kits and to camping cookbooks
  • Camp scholarships, uniforms and registration fees for disadvantaged young people

As you can see, there’s more happening at your council than the average volunteer sees. And it can’t happen without the support of volunteers like you.

Click here to learn more about Friends of Scouting.

Click here to donate now to Friends of Scouting.

Come to the MARCH PACK MEETING on Wednesday March 14, 2018 from 7 PM to 8 PM where there will be an opportunity to donate to Friends of Scouting. Click here to view the March Pack 1776 Newsletter.

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Meridian District Cub Scout Day Camp

Date: June 11 to June 15, 2018
Location: Little Hills Picnic Ranch, 18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon, CA 94583
Attire: Class B

Cub Scout Day Camp is an exciting summer adventure where a Scout can spend five days in an outdoor setting and enjoy a wide range of activities with a group of friends. Day Camp provides boys fun challenges and new experiences with activities based on the Cub Scout and Webelos Scout advancement plan.

The Pack needs to know how many scouts are interested.

You can learn more about the camp here. If you are interested, please express your interest here.

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Cub Scout Archery and BB Gun Marksmanship Day

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Location: Camp Herms, 1100 James Pl, El Cerrito, CA 94530, USA

Cost: $30 per session
Attire: Class A



Marksmanship day for Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos. Morning and afternoon sessions give your scout a chance to earn their rank-based shooting sports patch and BB gun or archery pin.

More details and sign up to follow.


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2018 Spring Pack Camping

Dates: Saturday, April 28, 2018 to Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time:  2 pm to 10 am the following morning
Location: Garin Regional Park, 1320 Garin Ave, Hayward, CA 94544, USA

Attire: Class B under Class A uniform
Come join us for Pack 1776 Spring Camping at Garin Regional Park in Hayward, CA. We have a fun, action-packed agenda. Scouts should arrive in Class A uniform with Class B shirt underneath.
Everyone should bring a refillable water bottle, 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 also bring your own tent and sleeping bag.
More details and Evite to follow!
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BALOO Training – Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

Dates: Saturday, April 21, 2018 to Sunday, April 22, 2018
Time:  8:30 am to 11 am the following morning.
Location: Camp Herms, 1100 James Pl, El Cerrito, CA 94530, USA
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a one and a half day training event presented by the council that introduces Cub Scout leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly overnight events and camping. In order for our Pack to attend an overnight event, there must be BALOO trained adults in attendance. As our Webelos II parents leave the Pack, we need more BALOO trained adults to fill this important role. If you enjoy going on overnight camping trips, please register. Click here to register.
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Dusk Bike Ride

April Hike

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Iron Horse Trail - Intersection at Crow Canyon Rd.

PGE Parking lot (North)



Class B uniform

RSVP at Evite.

We will ride the Iron Horse Trail between Crow Canyon and Sycamore Valley Road and back for a total of about 5 miles. We will also discuss bike safety and road safety with the kids. We will also go over bike inspection tips with the scouts to show them how to ensure bike safety on the road.

Bonus : An option to make your bike the coolest bike on the block with wheel lights. Each participating rider (including scouts, parents, siblings) will also receive a bike tire light and bike flashlights and mounts (including batteries). Quantities limited. While supplies last.

Scouts will also receive the biking patch.

We would need parent volunteers and require each child to have an adult chaperone on a bike. We are hoping to have as many parent riders as possible. Siblings are also encouraged to join.

What to bring :

Bike - in good working condition.


Light jacket. (optional, depending on weather)

Water bottle.

Snacks (optional)


Siddharth Bhatia

Hiking Chair, Pack 1776


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Hoot Owl Hike At Sycamore Grove Park




March Hike at Sycamore Grove Park
Date: Saturday March 24, 2018
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Sycamore Grove Park
1051 Wetmore Rd
Livermore, CA 94550
Meeting Location: Nature Area Entrance.
0.6 miles south on Arroyo Road off Wetmore Road
Class B uniform
This is a fun night time activity which our scouts love. This is a ranger led activity with the Livermore Parks and Recreation Department. No flashlights allowed. We only have 20 spots on this hike so please reply back ASAP to reserve your spot. Please note that spots will be reserved on a first come first serve basis by depositing the fees for this activity.
This is a ranger guided hike with the Livermore Parks and Recreation Department.
Wear sturdy shoes. You will be hiking on dirt trails that may be rocky and rough. We recommend bringing layers of clothing and, if appropriate, raingear.
Insect repellent is recommended. Drinking water is okay to bring.
DO NOT bring:
Flash cameras
Cell phones
Walking sticks
No children under 5 years old
Please note that participation is limited to 20 people. To allow for max scout participation only 1 parent per scout may attend and no siblings are allowed.
Costs : $10 per participant. (adult + 1 scout would cost $20)
To ensure your spot, please reply to the Evite and deposit money either by sending it via paypal to dropping the check made out to "Siddharth Bhatia" at 1776 Campanula Dr., San Ramon, CA 94582.
Hiking Chair408-431-8037
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Hike At Diablo Foothills Regional Park




February Hike At Diablo Foothills Regional Park

Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Diablo Foothills Regional Park
Meeting Location: Livorna Staging Area, Diablo Foothills Regional Park
428 Livorna Rd
Alamo, CA 94507

Exit I-680 at Livorna Road. Head east about three miles to the Livorna Staging area located just west of Stonegate Drive in Alamo.

Parking is limited so carpooling is highly encouraged.

Class B uniform.

The hike is about 3.2 miles loop up to the EBMUD water tank and back using the Foothill trail and the Alamo trail to return. Besides panoramic views of the mountain and its surroundings, Diablo Foothill's 1,060 acres contain interesting geologic features, beautiful wildflowers in season, and a variety of bird and animal life.

Dress for the weather.
Carry lots of water and light snacks.

RSVP at Evite.

Contact Sid at 408-431-8037.


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Hike At Morgan Territory Regional Preserve







January Hike: Morgan Territory Regional Preserve

Date: Sunday 1/14/18 

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Meeting Location: Morgan Territory Road Staging Area, 9401 Morgan Territory Rd, Livermore, CA 94551

Class B uniform


The hike is about 2.5 miles loop starting at the Condor Trail to the Volvon Trail and then back using the Blue Oak trail. This place has Sandstone hills within the park's 4,708 acres which are adorned in spring with more than 90 species of wildflowers, including the Diablo sunflower (Helianthella castanea), which grows only in the foothills of Mount Diablo. Deer, coyote and even the elusive mountain lion may be seen here, and a variety of raptors frequently soar overhead. Dress for the weather. Carry lots of water and light snacks. Elder scouts can have the option to do an additional 1.2 miles to complete a bigger loop. Questions? Contact Hiking Chair, Sid at 408 431 8037.


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Scout Day With The A’s

Date/Time: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 6:05 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Oakland Coliseum
Attire: Class A uniform
RSVP: Evite

Please join us for the Oakland A's vs the Boston Red Sox which features a pregame festival in the parking lot with a wide variety of activities, an on-field parade for uniformed Scouts and leaders, a commemorative patch for all participating Scouts, and a discounted game ticket.

This event is open to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of all ages, as well as their families and friends. All uniformed Scouts and leaders will receive a commemorative Scout Day patch.

Price is $28 per person for Plaza Infield (normally $42). Please sign up and pay by January 31 to secure your tickets. Submit your payment via check to Pack 1776 in the Pack drop box inside the Coyote Creek office OR to your den leader at the Pinewood Derby race on Jan 21, 2018.

More information to come as the date nears!


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