Cub Scout Pack 1776

Advancement Day (5/18) (optional camping until 5/19)

It's a wrap for the 2023-2024 scouting year!
To celebrate the culmination of a fun-filled year, scouts and 1 parent each (up to 100 people total) are invited to Advancement Day on May 18, 2024.
Hanna Grove activity area
at Borges Ranch
1035 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Advancement Day
Saturday, May 18, 2024
starting at 2pm
(Arrive by 1:45pm — see agenda)
After flags, join us for the Advancement ceremony at the amphitheater to recognize all our scouts' achievements and the fabulous Den Chiefs and Leaders who've guided them on their journey!
Stay on for fun activities, dinner, s'mores, desserts, and the not-to-be-missed campfire starring our own scouts and leaders!
Wear: Class A uniform (shirt, cap, pants), on top of Class B t-shirt, and sturdy closed toe shoes (no Crocs).
Bring: filled reusable water bottle, reusable mess kit (plates, utensils, cups — no disposables please; there will be dish washing stations), sunscreen, bug repellent (watch out for ticks!), layers as needed per weather (base layers/thermals, jacket, beanie, gloves — if cool evening expected), folding chair (optional, nice to have), and Scout spirit!
Optional Campout
until 10am
Sunday, May 19, 2024
for 25 scouts and 1 parent each, up to 50 people total, first signed up first served.
Come early from 1:15pm on Saturday to set up camp if you will stay overnight.
We'll have breakfast before we clean up and pack up in the morning.
Bring: see packing list.
Carpooling is highly recommended.
Always back into the parking spot at all scouting events.
Campers, up to 25 vehicles, may park in the Hanna Grove parking lot. No double parking. The middle of the lot needs to remain clear for the Ranger and any emergencies.
Caravan may unload in the Hanna Grove lot, and move to overflow lots if not camping.
Non-campers may park in overflow parking lot 1, just outside Hanna Grove, or in overflow parking lot 2, which is 0.2 mile up the slope at Old Borges. No parking on the road. See parking map.
Please print and prominently display a completed parking pass on your vehicle dashboard.
Tentative agenda
// SAT
1:15-1:55pm Arrival + camp set-up for campers
1:45-1:55pm Arrival for non-camper
2:00-2:15pm Opening outdoor flag ceremony by Wolves
2:15-3:30pm Advancement ceremony @ Amphitheater
3:30-4:00pm Friends of Scouting — GGAC Leaders
4:00-5:15pm Activities (hike, tug o' war, sack race, games, scout skills)
4:45-5:30pm Prep for dinner
5:15-5:30pm Closing outdoor flag ceremony by Wolves
5:30-6:30pm Dinner (veg and non-veg)
6:30-6:45pm Boil water for dishwashing stations
6:30-7:00pm Desserts / Cracker Barrel
6:45-7:15pm Clean-up / dishwashing
7:15-8:00pm Campfire
8:15-8:30pm Departure for non-campers
8:30pm          Gate closes at 8:30pm — Please make sure to close the gate behind you as you found it
8:15-8:45pm Get ready for bed for campers
9:00pm          Lights out
// SUN
7:15am          Réveille
7:15-7:45am Breakfast prep
7:30-8:30am Breakfast
8:15-8:30am Boil water for dishwashing stations
8:30-9:00am Clean-up / dishwashing
8:45-9:15am Pack up pack equipment and load into caravan
9:15-9:30am Short interfaith service (TBC)
9:30-9:50am Break camp, pack up, and load
9:50-10am    Camp sweep by Scouts and Den Chiefs — Scouts leave a place better than they found it
10-10:45am  Caravan back to pack shed
10:45-11am  Return pack equipment to pack shed
This is an all-hands-on-deck event. We need ALL adults present to help. There are plenty of tasks to suit everyone. Please sign up to help make this a fun-tastic experience for our scouts!
[ Volunteer ]
[ RSVP ] by Wednesday, May 15th.
Please sign up at your soonest, especially if your scout has never camped before and doesn't want to miss this opportunity. After that date, we'll invite additional parents and siblings to join, on a first signed up, first served basis.
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Meridian Day Camp (6/24-6/28)

Where: Little Hills Ranch
When: Monday 06-24-2024 8:45 AM PT to Friday 06-28-2024 2:30 PM PT

Link to BSA site for details:

[ Register ]

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Webelos Adventure Camp (7/30-8/3)

When: Tue-Sat 7/30-8/3
Where: Camp Royaneh — Cazadero, CA
Who: Webelos (currently Bears), AOLs (currently Webelos) + adult partner
[ Register ]
Link to all GGAC Cub Scout camps:
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Webeloree (10/5-6 or 10/26-27)

When: Sat-Sun 10/5-6 or 10/26-27
Where: Camp Herms — El Cerrito, CA
Who: Webelos (currently Bears), AOLs (currently Webelos) + adult partner
[ Register ]
Link to all GGAC Cub Scout camps:
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Wolf & Bear Adventure Camp (7/12-14 or 7/19-21)

When: Fri-Sun 7/12-14 or 7/19-21
Where: Rancho Los Mochos — Livermore, CA
Who: Wolves (currently Tigers), Bears (currently Wolves) + adult partner
[ Register ]
Link to all GGAC Cub Scout camps:
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Mom and Cub Camp (5/3-5 or 5/17-19)

When: Fri-Sun 5/3-5 or 5/17-19
Where: Camp Royaneh — Cazadero, CA
Who: Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos + mom or female adult partner
[ Register ]

Link to all GGAC Cub Scout camps:
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Tiger Cub Safari (4/20-21 or 4/27-28)

When: Sat-Sun 4/20-21 or 4/27-28
Where: Wente Scout Reservation — Willits, CA
Who: Tigers + adult partner
[ Register ]

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Cub Scout Marksmanship Day (4/20)

When: Sun 4/20
Where: Camp Herms — El Cerrito, CA
Who: Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos + adult partner
[ Register ]
Link to all GGAC Cub Scout camps:
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Hike at Briones (March 3)

Date/Time: Sunday, March 3, 9:30am-11:30am
 Briones Regional Park — 2537 Reliez Valley Road, Martinez, CA
Attire: Class B t-shirt
Reusable water bottle


Meeting Point: Alhambra Creek Staging Area — Gather at the southwest end of the parking lot, by the trail heads
Daily park entry fee (when kiosk is attended): $3 per vehicle; $2 per dog

Discover this 3.9-km loop trail near Pacheco, California. Generally considered a moderately challenging route.  A great hike through nice cool shaded groves. Briones peak offers amazing views from 1,483 feet!

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Overnighter at Cal Academy (Feb 24, 25)

Date/Time: Saturday to Sunday, February 24 to 25, 2024, 6 pm to 8 am the following morning
Location: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

RSVP: All reservation slots are filled!

We're thrilled for those who will be joining us on an amazing adventure at the California Academy of Sciences - the "Penguins & Pajamas Sleepover"! 

Before You Arrive:
  • Please complete and submit a waiver of liability if you have not done so.  You can do that HERE. Our Order Number is 2974683.One attendee per waiver-- please do not put two or more attendee names on one waiver.
  • Please bring a proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the event.
  • Packing List: Each participant should bring a sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas, comfortable walking shoes, a reusable water bottle, and toiletries. Showers are not available.  Optional items include sleeping mat/air mattress, a sleep mask, earplugs, a favorite stuffed animal or blanket for younger children.
  • Do not bring: Flashlights, tents, outside food/drink (unless related to a special diet), coolers, balloons, radios, weapons.
  • Meals: You can eat before you arrive, or eat at the Academy Café in the museum. Dinner and drinks are available for purchase at the Academy Café from 6 – 8:30 pm, and a complimentary bedtime snack is available until 9 pm. Breakfast the next day is included.
  • Parking: Garage parking is included in your ticket purchase. Bring the garage parking ticket with you to the museum for validation.  Please note that there is no overnight street parking (as per Golden Gate Park regulations).
  • Check-In: Doors open for check-in at 6:00 PM. Please aim to arrive on time to enjoy the full schedule of activities planned for the evening.  Participants can start lining up at the door at 5:00 PM.
During the Event:
  • Supervision: Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We encourage families to participate in activities together to fully enjoy the experience.
  • Activity Schedule: A detailed schedule of the evening's events, including planetarium shows, live animal demonstrations, and exhibit explorations, will be provided upon arrival. Some activities have limited space and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Safety & Comfort: The museum is a large space, so comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended. Floors can be hard and cold, so consider bringing an extra blanket or pad for sleeping.
Next Morning:
  • Breakfast & Departure: A continental breakfast will be served in the morning. After the Sleepover ends at 8 AM, the museum must be vacated to prepare for opening. Since next-day admission to the museum is included with your sleepover ticket, feel free to get your hand stamped and re-enter when the building opens to the public for the day.
Additional Tips:
  • Charge your camera or phone before arriving to capture all the fun moments!
  • Label all personal items with your name and contact information.
  • Review the museum's rules and guidelines provided at check-in to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests.
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