Cub Scout Pack 1776
30Nov/20

December Hike: Martin Canyon Creek

  • Date: December - on your own!
  • Time: Do as a den or family.
  • TrailMartin Canyon Creek Trail in Dublin, CA
  • Location: Intersection of Silvergate Drive and Bay Laurel Street in Dublin, CA.  For Google Map location, click here
  • Who can come: Everyone!
  • RSVP: Do as a den or family.
  • FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED. HIKERS NEED TO STAY IN THEIR FAMILY POD WHEN HIKING.

The Martin Canyon Creek Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dublin, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.Dress for the weather. Carry lots of water and light snacks. Parking is on the street only.

  • Scouts will receive a unique hiking patch.
  • Log your completed hike here.
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/martin-canyon-creek-trail?mobileMap=false&ref=sidebar-view-full-map
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26Sep/20

December 2nd & 9th: NOVA Out of this World

We're leaving Earth for two nights in December and going Out of This World! In this multi-part STEM program, Astro-Cubs will be learning about NASA, its Mars 2020 mission and Perseverance Rover, planets and constellations. We will be putting what we've learned to the test with two STEM craft projects: build your own Mars rover and pipecleaner constellations.

Out of This World is the Cub Scout Nova Award for space exploration science. This STEM program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts. To earn this award, Cub Scouts explore topics such as planets, space, space exploration, or astronomy. They must also complete one of their adventures related to astronomy, health, or design or they must do a related investigation.

While this award can only be earned by Wolves, Bears or Webelos, Lions and Tigers are encouraged to participate in both nights.

December 2: NASA Guest Speaker, Andy Sokol
  • Date: December 2, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. (Note earlier time)
  • Zoom link to be emailed

Mr. Andy is a Vehicle Systems engineer with NASA's Launch Services Program. Among other topics, Mr. Andy’s presentation will include discussions on NASA, the Mars 2020 mission that recently launched (and will be landing on Mars in February 2021) and the Perseverance Rover.

December 9: Pack Meeting & Out of This World STEM Projects
  • Date: December 9, 2020
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Zoom link to be emailed

Following our Opening Ceremony and Cubmaster's Minute, we will conduct our second NOVA Out of this World presentation. Here, we will reach for the stars as we learn about five main constellations, recreating them in pipecleaner form. For the second STEM project of the night, scouts will build and run their own Mars rover.

Craft materials for both the build your own Mars rover and pipecleaner constellations will be delivered to Scouts' doorsteps by December 5th.

Contact the Cubmaster to add a sibling to the delivery list.

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16Nov/20

January 23rd & 24th: Pinewood Derby Weekend

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Vehicle Inspection & Impound

Sunday, January 24th, 2021:   Noon to 3:00 p.m. Race Day!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Pinewood Derby SignUps COMING SOON

Our Annual Pinewood Derby will be held on January 24th from noon to 3 PM ! Location is still to be determine in light of COVID meeting restrictions. In any event, the race will be broadcast via Zoom.

There will be racing and design competitions. We will once again have an open class for adults and siblings. Additional kits may be purchased for $5.50 via the pack payment portal. Wear your Class A uniform!

The mandatory inspection and car impounding is on January 23rd from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the Pack Shed near the Coyote Creek Kindergarten area. Face-coverings and social distancing is required.

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 23rd 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.

Rules will be emailed to you in a separate email and can be found Pack 1776 Pinewood Derby Official Rules.

  • On the day of the event, cars will race in multiple heats. 
  • They will have the opportunity to race on each of the 4 tracks.
  • Only their best time will be used.
  • All participants will receive a 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 ribbons to 1) Best Paint Job, 2) Most Unique, 3) Most Patriotic, 4) Most Interesting Design, 5) Most Original, 6) Most Creative.

AGENDA:

  • Lion Heats (x4 for each Lion)
  • Tiger Heats (x4 for each Tiger)
  • Wolf Heats (x4 for each Wolf)
  • Bear Heats (x4 for each Bear)
  • Webelos I Heats (there will be more than one group given the size of the den) (x4 for each Webelos I)
  • Arrow of Light Heats (there will be more than one group given the size of the den)(x4 for each Arrow of Light )
  • Siblings Heats (x4 for each Sibling)
  • Best Overall Heats (x4 for each First place Den Winner)

According to the BSA's Cub Scout Leader How-To-Book, the GENERAL RULES are as follows:

All cars must pass the following inspection to qualify for the race:

  1. Width shall not exceed 2-3/4 inches.
  2. Length shall not exceed 7 inches.
  3. Weight shall not exceed 5 ounces.
  4. Axles, wheels, and body shall be from the materials provided in the kit. ONLY USE THE WHEELS IN THE KIT.
  5. Wheel bearings, washers, and bushings are prohibited.
  6. No lubricating oil may be used. Axles may be lubricated with powdered graphite or silicone.
  7. The car shall not ride on any kind of spring.
  8. The car must be free-wheeling with no starting devices.
  9. No loose materials of any kind are allowed in the car.

Here are the rules in more detail: Pack 1776 Pinewood Derby Official Rules

16Nov/20

January 6 Pack Meeting: Into the Wild

  • DATE: January 6, 2021
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Following our Opening Ceremony and Cubmaster's Minute, join us for a virtual visit with the California Waterfowl Association where we will learn about waterfowl, wetlands, flyways and conservation.

Components of this program will fulfill Tigers in the Wild, Fur Feather & Ferns and Into the Wild.

16Nov/20

February 10 Pack Meeting: Game Night!

  • DATE: February 10, 2021
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A
16Nov/20

March 17 Pack Meeting: Can you do a hoodoo?

  • DATE: March 17, 2021
  • TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. NOTE EARLIER TIME
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Broadcasting live from Bryce Canyon National Park’s amphitheater section, Park Rangers will give us a lesson in geology amongst the cool sandstone spires called “hoodoos.”  If time permits, we'll design our own. Components of this program will fulfill Webelos "Earth Rocks"

10Nov/20

November 23rd: Bobcat Ceremony & Popcorn Awards

  • DATE: November 23, 2020
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Join us in recognizing our Tigers and new Wolf, Bear and Webelos scouts into the Bobcat ranks. We will conduct our Bobcat Facepainting Ceremony. Each prospective Bobcat will be provided a facepainting crayon set in advance of the ceremony.

Following the Bobcat Ceremony, we'll recognize our Popcorn sellers and award the top three sellers and century club members.

1Nov/20

November 12th: Webelos to Scout Transition Program

The District's annual “Webelos to Scout” transition program is for parents of Webelos, Den Leaders and parents of boys and girls who are interested in joining Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts).

  • This meeting is intended for parents.
  • No Webelos Scouts or children please. 

The transition process will be explained, questions answered, and you will then have a chance to meet all of the troops in the District. Troops will be participating in this meeting and providing a 2-3 minute overview of their Troop and highlight upcoming Webelos activities.  

Registerhttps://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tf-igqDkoG9QZtq9aBEijYLBD1fxQqA61  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  

Contact Stephanie Demeter or Sue Oki for details.  

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1Nov/20

Scouting For Food 2020

We need your help!  The need is great, especially due to COVID-19!  Pack 1776 will be accepting canned food and non-perishable items to be distributed to various food banks across the Bay Area.  Because of COVID-19, we will not be distributing door hangers nor collecting food items.  Instead, we are asking the community to donate food at a central location.  From November 3 to 13, food can be dropped off in the marked bin in front of the Coyote Creek Elementary School main office between 8:30am and 3:30pm.  

Food items we need:  Protein items like canned tuna, ham, sardines and SPAM, as well as peanut butter are greatly needed.  Do not donate glass objects and food that will perish soon. 

What you can do & how you can earn a patch

What you can do:  Please help spread the word to your neighbors! 

If you donate five food items you will receive this Scouting for Food patch. To earn the patch, send an email to Cubmaster@pack1776.com after you have dropped off your donation.

For any questions please email: Cubmaster@pack1776.com.

10Oct/20

November Pack Meeting: Our Nation’s Veterans

  • DATE: November 11, 2020
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, "the war to end all wars" was over.  World War I was over.

In remembrance of the end of World War I, November 11th is known as Veteran's Day.

On Veteran’s Day -

We remember those who served their country with honor.

We remember the soldiers killed and missing in action throughout our nation’s history.

We remember all the soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coast guard personnel protecting us at home and currently fighting to keep our country free.

Following the Opening Ceremony presented by the Bears and Cubmaster's minute, Pack 1776 will visit with current and retired members of our Nation's Armed Forces.

Scouts will learn about the history of Veteran's Day and our Nation's flag. A flag presentation conducted by our guests and Den Chiefs will follow along with a Question & Answer session with our guests.

If time permits, we will construct an Anzac Poppy, a symbol worn to remember those who have fallen in support of our country.

27Sep/20

October 16-18: JOTA/JOTI 2020

The Jamboree On The Air/Jamboree On The Internet (JOTA/JOTI) is an annual event in which Scouts all over the world speak to each other by means of amateur radio contacts or the Internet. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared. Modern communication technology offers Scouts the exciting opportunity to make friends in other countries without even leaving the state.

Find out more about the event here.

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