Cub Scout Pack 1776
12Oct/21

October 24: Rodeo Lagoon Hike

Date/Time: Sunday, October 24, 2021, at 11am
Location: Rodeo Lagoon, Sausalito
Meeting PointMarin Headlands Visitor Center — 2000 Bunker Road, Sausalito
Fee: None (bridge toll only)
Hike Info: Hike info
Awards: Trail Trekkers Cub Scout Patch / Progressive Hike Award / optional Junior Ranger
Contact: Hiking Chair Kushal Kaleshwari (925-639-5493)

RSVP: Evite

Attire: 

  • Class B and dress in layers — the weather may change rapidly
  • Approved face covering
  • Sturdy closed toe shoes

What to bring:

  • binoculars, camera
  • Lunch — there are no food vendors at this location
  • Plenty of water and snacks

We will meet at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center at 11:00 a.m. Scouts who choose to become junior rangers can get Junior Ranger booklets from the Visitor Center. The hike will begin promptly.

The start of the Rodeo Lagoon Trail Loop is at the picnic area. First cross the footbridge, heading north towards Bunker Road. Go left towards the ocean, following the path around the lagoon. Return to Rodeo Lagoon Loop and continue to follow the path back to the picnic area.

Rodeo Lagoon
RodeoLagoon

Be on the lookout for migratory birds to identify, flowering coastal plants, and of course, poison oak. When you reach the beach take some time to identify the multi-colored pebbles you'll find there (namely chert, greenstone, jasper, carnelian, agate, and more). Please remember not to collect specimens of any kind from the park.

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, please adhere to the pack's COVID statementIf you are sick, are experiencing symptoms, or may have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home

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11Oct/21

October 29: Halloween Party

Attire: Costumes!
Cost: Free to participate
Food: Pizza, popcorn, and shaved ice available!
Bring: Reusable water bottle
In keeping with our effort to be conservation and enironmentally minded, please bring a water bottle as no bottled water will be sold at this event.

RSVP: Evite
RSVP by: Oct 22 so we can get a count for food and prizes
[Sign up to volunteer]

Beware of ghosts and goblins! Come join Pack 1776's annual Halloween bash for an evening of Halloween themed carnival games, fun, and prizes! The entire scouting family is welcome. Get into the spirit and come dressed up in your Halloween best. Get your picture taken at the photo booth. And everyone in the family is eligible to win prizes for costumes.

See you there....if you dare!

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, please adhere to the pack's COVID statementIf you are sick, are experiencing symptoms, or may have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home

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1Sep/21

September 19: Bike Hike!

Date/Time: Sunday, September 19, 2021 @ 9:30 a.m.
Location:Sycamore Park and Ride to Hap Magee Ranch Park and back.
Distance: 2.8 miles one way - approx. 6 miles total
Time: Allow 60-70 mins
Attire: Class B uniform
Meeting Point:Sycamore Park and Ride Lot

RSVP: here so we can get a headcount

Trail:Take the Iron Horse Trail going north starting at Sycamore Valley road. Head on to Camille Ave and bear right. Cross Danville Blvd to head to Hap Magee Ranch Park. Kids can take a break at the park and have some snacks and water and get ready for the journey back. See map below.

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25Aug/21

2021 Popcorn Show & Sell

Many things are new this year, so please read the below and download the Trails End App

Does your scout need to practice his or her public speaking, good manners, or accepting rejections gracefully? Selling popcorn is a great way to practice all these skills!  This year we booked opportunities at different locations; try them all!  Sales earned at the store, along with your individual sales to friends and neighbors, all count toward your scout's Trails End Prizes and rewards through Pack 1776!

Why do we do this?

This is a key fundraiser for our council and pack.

73% of all popcorn funds will go to support scouting locally - proceeds are shared between our council, our local district and our Pack.  MDSC and Meridian District use these funds to support activities such as Webeloree, Summer Day Camp, insurance, training and much more and keep participation costs low.  Our fundraising effort helps to make Scouting a great experience for our scouts.  Here is a sampling of the Pack 1776 activities supported by your fund-raising efforts and participation:

  • Halloween Party
  • Pinewood Derby Equipment, Awards and Facilities Rental
  • Pack Camp Outs, craft and skill station supplies, food
  • Blue & Gold Celebration entertainment and dessert
  • End of the Year Graduation

We've chosen to do a shorter sales period this year.

This year we are concentrating our fundraiser for 3 weeks in September.  We have multiple storefront locations reserved with Draeger’s and Safeway.

This year everyone needs to download the Trails End App as:

  • Signing up for sales shifts will only be on the App.
  • Credit Card sales will be used through the App by using a Pack supplied Square Reader or typing in the credit card number.
  • Door to Door / Sales to families can be made through the APP.

You may download the App by also texting "APP" to 62771.

Select "Meridian" for the district and "Pack 1776" for the unit.

There is one account per scout, so Mom and Dad, one of you will have to set up the account and give that log in information to the other parent. 

What is our goal?  What are the rewards?

Our goal is for every scout to sell $250. 

Every scout that sells $250 or more will receive a cool camping flashlight!

The top three individual sellers will a prize:

  • 1st: 2 x “1-Day” Single Park Tickets to Disneyland (Peak Time Tickets);
  • 2nd: RC Drone with 1080P HD Camera Live Video 120°Wide-Angle WiFi Quadcopter
  • 3rd: Hydration Backpack

Scouts that sell $350 or more can earn Amazon Gift Cards through the Trails End Reward Program. Click here for the prize flyer.

Parents Earn Volunteer Hours This Year

A parent may earn 1 hour of volunteer credit per 2 hour shift. This goes towards the 10 hour volunteer deposit. Only one credit per family per shift. There is no limit on the shifts you may staff - each 2 hour block will earn your family a 1 hour credit.

Be sure to read Pack 1776 Popcorn Sales Station Instructions

Be sure to read PACK 1776 Popcorn Sales Station Instructions (2019) If you’re the first or last shift, you must pick up or return the popcorn and cash box to our Popcorn Chairperson Ramesh's home.

Alternatively, you can also:

1) Show and Sell at the locations where we have reserved spots. See the App for these locations and times.

2) Take Order:  let your customers choose all the flavors of the Trails End App; collect the advance payment. Popcorn will be available for you to pick up and distribute in mid-November.

3) Online: Set up an account at trails-end.com and sell online. Note that Trails End will ship the popcorn for a fee unless a certain minimum order is met.

When selling door to door, please follow these safety rules:

  • Never enter someone’s home.
  • Don’t carry large amounts of cash with you.
  • Always walk on the sidewalk and driveway.
  • Always sell with another scout or adult.
  • Remember to wear your Class A uniform, be respectful and have fun!

First time selling? Here's a video on what this is all about!

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8Aug/21

Pack 1776 Open House

You are invited to a Zoom meeting to learn about Cub Scouting and Pack 1776. We have many things planned for this year!

  • Date: August 19, 2021
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting here.

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 for Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos scouts (First through Fifth grades in 2021-2022). Prices are even lower if you sign up to volunteer as a leader or chairperson. We only accept Fifth graders if they have completed Webelos I.
  • $200 per new Lion scouts (those who will be in Kindergarten in 2021-2022)

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 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 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.

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.

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4Aug/21

9/11 Patriot Day

September 10, 2021

  • Date: 9/10/2021 (Friday)
  • Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am PDT
  • Location: Coyote Creek School - Sundial Courtyard
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Please RSVP to the Evite (link coming soon)

Pack 1776, along with the Girl Scouts of Coyote Creek Elementary, will participate in the opening flag ceremony for Coyote Creek's 9/11 Memorial to be held at 8:35 am on Wednesday, September 11th.

Scouts who want to participate must arrive at the Sundial area behind the office at 8:00 am in your full Class A uniform.

WE COULD USE YOUR HELP organizing/wrangling the scouts. Sign up here (link coming soon)

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4Aug/21

August Pack Meeting

August 25, 2021

  • Date: August 25, 2021
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Coyote Creek Elementary School MPR
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Preview of the Scouting Year
  • Den Chief Ceremony
  • Parent Orientation and New Scout Registration
  • Scout Skills: Square Knot
  • Popcorn University

Register before our first Pack Meeting so that you won't miss out on the fun!

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4Aug/21

September Pack Meeting: Working Dogs

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September 15, 2021

  • Date: September 15, 2021
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm NOTE EARLIER TIME
  • Location: Coyote Creek Elementary School MPR

Following our Opening Ceremony, join us for an evening of fun as we learn about working dogs. We will be visited by working dogs and their human counterparts from the Oakland Police Department and United States Coast Guard.

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4Aug/21

October Outdoor Pack Meeting & Optional Camp Out

October 9-10, 2021

  • Date: Saturday, October 9 to Sunday, October 10
  • Time: 2 pm Saturday to 10 am Sunday
  • Location: Sugarloaf Open Space 2161 Youngs Valley Road, (680 N Rudgear Road Exit, Near Alamo), Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Bring the family and join Pack 1776 at Sugarloaf Open Space in Walnut Creek for our Outdoor Pack Meeting and optional campout. Please come as this outdoor experience and camp out will fulfill many Adventure requirements your Scout has and will be fun!

This Pack Meeting is especially important for our Tigers and new Wolf, Bear and Webelos scouts as they and a parent will participate in our Bobcat Ceremony!

A short pack hike will take place before dinner. The Pack will host a light dinner and s'mores for dessert. A vegetarian option is available. During the evening campfire, we'll watch skits, play games, roast marshmallows/make S'mores and tell stories.

We encourage all scouts to buddy up and perform a skit. Search online under "cub scout skits" for ideas. A light breakfast is also provided for those staying overnight.

The weather should be great and we have a fun, action packed agenda. Scouts should arrive in Class A uniform with a Class B shirt or T Shirt underneath.

What to bring: 

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.

Bring a mess kit (or similar washable plate, fork, cup, etc.) for use at dinner/breakfast. In support of our Pack's continued commitment to be Conservation & Environmentally Minded and to prepare our scouts for when they eventually go on backpacking trips, disposable plates, forks, cups, etc. should not be brought or used. A dishwashing station will be available.

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

Cost: 

Free to those not camping overnight. The park charges $10 per person for those who wish to camp overnight. Please submit your payment to the Scout Box in the Coyote Creek Elementary School Office by October 2nd. Make checks payable to "Pack 1776."

BE SURE TO RSVP: Our Pack is paying for all the food. Please help us plan for this event by clicking on this shared document (different from evite) and let us know 1) if you're coming or not, 2) if you're camping overnight and 3) what's your food preference.

In order to have a fun and successful camping trip, we need everyone's help. If you see an opportunity, jump-in! Also, if you see scouts doing something dangerous, wandering away from our group, hurting the environment, or being disrespectful to another, please stop them immediately. Don't wait for a uniformed leader (who are parent volunteers like you) to get involved.

WE COULD USE YOUR HELP: Volunteers are needed to run this event. Sign up to volunteer

EVENT REGISTRATION: Please be sure to register using the Google Form

Parking
Parking will be tight for our large number of participants. We need your help to ease parking for everyone
please:

  1. As much as possible, plan to carpool or get dropped off, especially those not staying overnight.
  2. 2:00-2:45pm arrival time for those camping overnight
    2:45-3:00pm arrival time for those not staying overnight
  3. Print and fill out the parking pass and place it visibly on your dashboard before you leave your car in the parking lot
  4. Sign up to volunteer as Parking Attendants

Here's our tentative schedule:

Saturday:
2:00 to 2:45 - Arrival for those staying overnight and set up camp
2:45 to 3:00 - Arrival for those not staying overnight
3:00 to 3:15 - Flag ceremony
3:30 to 4:15 - Hike (1.2 miles)
4:15 to 5:00 - Scout skills & tug-o-war / 4:15pm BBQ prep
5:00 to 6:00 - Dinner + clean-up
▪ (5:15 Prep / 5:45 Cook Dutch oven desserts)
▪ (Add on warm clothing layers ahead of the evening program)
6:00 to 6:45 - Bobcat Ceremony for Tigers and new Wolf, Bear and Webelos scouts
6:45 to 7:00 - Closing flag ceremony — led by Bears
7:00 to 7:30 - S’mores for Scouts / Dutch oven dessert for adults
7:30 to 8:30 - Campfire program skits, songs, stories (see next pages)
8:30 to 9:00 - Get ready for bed or leave camp if not staying
9:00 Lights out

Sunday:
7:15 to 7:45 - Prepare breakfast
7:45 to 8:30 - Free breakfast provided by the Pack (coffee, hot chocolate, juice, muffins)
8:30 to 9:15 - Break camp
9:15 to 10:00 - Camp sweep and leave

1Aug/21

August 22nd: Rocket Day! Discover Pack 1776

2-4 pm @ Coyote Creek School Blacktop

  • LAUNCH DATE:  AUGUST 22nd
  • 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
  • Bring a refillable water bottle full of water, sunscreen, hat and if desired, folding chair.
  • VOLUNTEER: We need your help. Volunteer here.

Come build and shoot a compressed air rocket!

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!  

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 for Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos scouts (First through Fifth grades in 2021-2022). Prices are even lower if you sign up to volunteer as a leader or chairperson. We only accept Fifth graders if they have completed Webelos I.
  • $200 per new Lion scouts (those who will be in Kindergarten in 2021-2022).
    • 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 $275 (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 4/1/2022.  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 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, Raingutter Regatta, etc.

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