Cub Scout Pack 1776
16May/16

Pack 1776 Registration (2016-2017)

Registration is now Open to Returning Scouts ! Registration is considered complete after the following have been submitted:

Online Pack Registration form

Payment of $100 or $125 (early bird discount ends 6/9/16.)

A $200 check (post dated to 4/1/2017)

The Pack Mailbox will be removed from the Coyote Creek office before noon on June 9th so plan accordingly.

New Scouts registration begins 8/1/16. Please also submit the following in addition to the above 3 items:

BSA Youth Application (NEW Scouts Only)

 
Thanks !

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1May/16

June Bike Ride

Date/Time: Saturday, June 4th, 2016, 10am - Date Changed !
Distance: about 6 miles or 10 miles total
Time: Allow 60-90 mins
Attire: Class B uniform
Award: Small biking theme gift (bell, light, whistle, or something else)
Meeting Point: Sycamore Park and Ride Lot
Contact: Hiking Chair Siddharth Bhatia
RSVP: Pack Form

Let's meet at the Sycamore Park and Ride and ride north towards Alamo on the Iron Horse Trail. We will go over bike safety, road safety rules, and inspect bikes before we ride. Route specifics will be sent closer to the date. We plan to have two routes.

Younger scouts can ride up to Camille Ave and turn right to go into Hap Magee Park. Older scouts (Bears and Webelos Is) are invited to ride ~2 miles further north to Ridgewood Road where there is a nice sculpture garden, then ride back and join the younger scouts at Hap Magee park. We play in the park for a while and then ride back to Sycamore Park and Ride. Younger scouts will ride about 6 miles and older scouts will do 10. The 10 mile route will be optional and if there is no interest we will all do the shorter ride. We would need parent volunteers and expect each child to have an adult chaperone on a bike. Each adult can chaperone up to 4 scouts on bikes. Siblings are welcome to attend.

The first Merit Badge my elder boy scout chose is the Cycling Merit Badge.  He will be required to complete a 50 mile bike ride to earn it. I therefore highly encourage our Webelos I scouts to attempt the 10 mile ride to prepare for the upcoming Boy Scout adventures.

Thanks, Sid

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20Apr/16

2016 Cub Scout Day Camp

Welcome to Cloud City! On behalf of our esteemed mayor, Cloud City sends this invite to scouts who wish to join our proud City for its annual Sky Guard Challenge. Only the bravest, most skilled, and crafty of scouts should enter as Sky Riders!

Each day will start with a gathering in the City Square. Riders will head out to join the Flight Shop and learn the secrets of engineering. Jet forward to learn the skill and artistry from the Sky Design Studio. Take a dip into the Rain Tank to cool off, test your skills in the field of archery, or take aim with steam pellet projectors. The Challenge will end with a day of Rider Games; test your skills and strengths and you can become a member of the Sky Guard! Also, beware of the dastardly Flying Pirates who are always looking to stir up trouble.

Start your engines, get your props turning, heat up the dirigibles, and come take a Journey to Cloud City!

When: August 1st to August 5th, 2015
Where: Little Hills, 18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon
Cost: Early registration is $175, Regular Registration is $200, and late Registration is $225.

Check the Meridian District Summer Camp Webpage for more info on camp details and adult volunteer requirements. Click on the Day Camp Flier link for details on registration deadlines, volunteer fees and rebates, and much more.

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15Apr/16

May Pack Meeting

Date: Saturday, May 21st, 2016
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Coyote Creek Elementary Blacktop
Attire: Class A uniform

We will be launching Water Bottle Rockets at our May meeting !

Please have your scout construct a rocket for launch. We will also have air rocket launchers that day for scouts to build their air rockets.

Water bottle rockets are more involved and should be made beforehand.

This will also be our recruiting event for next year so if you have friends who are interested in scouting, please let them know!

Click here for instructions/ideas.  As always, there's youtube...

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13Apr/16

2016 Art & Wind Festival – Cotton Candy

Date/Time: May 29-30, 2016, 9:30am - 6:30pm (2 hour timeslots)
Location: Booth # TBD
Attire: Class A uniform
RSVP: SignUp Genius

It’s that time of the year again! We are asking the entire Pack 1776 Cub Scout family to participate in our annual Cotton Candy Fundraiser at the San Ramon Art & Wind Festival.

Pack 1776 gets a major funding boost from this event and we definitely need volunteer support from all of our dens.

To ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to participate, please note the following guidelines:

1) At least one parent is required to be with their participating scout but the entire family is most welcome to join the fun.
2) Each shift must have at least 1 Scout Leader and no more than 4 scouts inside the booth.
3) Remember to maintain a Scout attitude. Don't forget that you are all perfect 1776 Gentlemen. Always thank those we have asked and always wish them a good day, have the proper attitude, demonstrating good manners and conduct.

10Apr/16

Memorial Day Flag Planting

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.)
Location: San Francisco National Cemetery, 1 Lincoln Blvd, SF, CA
Attire: Full Class A, footwear suitable for walking in wet grass
Event Leader: Jessica Almeida
RSVP: Evite

Once Again, we will join hundreds of Scouts from all over the Bay Area to pay tribute to those who served by planting American flags at the San Francisco National Cemetery. This is typically one of the most meaningful events of the year, reminding our Scouts the sacrifice many have made to make our country what it is today. Scouts and leaders must be in full Class A Uniforms. Friends and family are welcome.

9Apr/16

April Pack Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR
Attire: Class A uniform

Our April pack meeting 4/13 will be action packed:

  • Graduation Celebration! (Be sure your son had completed all his rank requirements and that ScoutTrack had been updated accordingly.)
  • An awesome craft. Hint: it's featured in the same movies which also inspired the title image of this post.
  • Cake Contest! Get creative and decorate a cake. All participants will receive a cake decorating patch. This year's winners will also get medals.
  • Eat Cake! Even if you didn’t make a cake, you get to sample all of them!

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8Apr/16

April Hike – Little Yosemite

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: Little Yosemite, Sunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol
Meeting Point: Parking lot near the Old Green Barn Visitor Center
Attire: Class A or B
Awards: Trail Trekkers Cub Scout Patch/Progressive Hike Award
Parking Fee: $5
RSVP: Evite
Contact: Hiking Chair Siddharth Bhatia

Little Yosemite is a scenic gorge with gorgeous waterfalls and pools.

Details
The Canyon View Trail is an excellent hike for Cub Scouts and a great way to get to Little Yosemite. The trail begins near the Visitor Center, at the bridge that crosses the creek. After crossing the bridge, turn right and head upstream. The Canyon View trail is well marked. The trail goes up a ridge (or two) and proceeds along the hillsides that border the creek. Along the way, you'll see some nice views of the creek and canyon. About halfway, the trail drops down into Jacobs valley. Stay on the trail until you get to Cerro Este Road and turn right (toward the creek) and follow the road to Little Yosemite. When you get to the outhouse on Camp Ohlone Road, cross the road where you will find a path that will take you down the very steep sides of the creek's banks, to the ancient piles of boulders called Little Yosemite.

This is a perfect place for boys to study rocks and have lunch. Remember collecting specimens is not allowed. Watch for poison oak.

Hikes can return the same way they came, or via the Ohlone Road for a different view of the park. To return via Ohlone Road simple climb back up the bank to the road (stay on the trail), downhill. Notice how different the vegetation is here by Alameda Creek, compared to the Canyon View Trail. Eventually you will cross a bridge, pass a gate and find yourself in a remote parking area. Stay on the paved road all the way back to the Visitor Center.)

Getting there:
Go south on I-680 and exit at Calaveras Road/Highway 84 just south of the town of Pleasanton. Turn left onto Calaveras Road and proceed to Geary Road, which leads directly into the park.

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4Apr/16

Oakland A’s Scout Day

Date/Time: Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 1:05pm
Location: Oakland Coliseum
Attire: Class A uniform
RSVP: Evite

Please join us for at the Oakland A's vs the Yankees which features a pregame festival and an on-field parade. 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. See this webpage for more details.

We have reserved 100 lower level seats. These will go first come first serve to those that pay sign up and pay. Tickets are $20 per scout (subsidized by the pack) and $30 per additional family member. Please sign up and submit your payment via check to our drop box in the office.

Since there are limited seats, we are asking everyone to not sign up unless you are positive you are going to go. Once you sign up, you are committed to purchasing the tickets, There will be no refunds. If you cannot make it, it is your responsibility to find someone to take your tickets.

More information to come as the date nears!

If you are purchasing for tickets for more than one scout, please make note so we can make sure you receive the discounted cost for more than one ticket.

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4Apr/16

Upcoming BALOO Training Opportunity

Dear Pack,

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a one-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.

There are 2 upcoming training dates, click on the dates for registration links, and the location names for maps:

04/09 Camp Herms
04/23 Camp Fetterman

Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.

Topics include:

  • Aims and Purposes, Health and Safety, Planning
  • Equipment, Campfire Planning and a Camp Fire Demonstration
  • Round Robin sessions on:
    • Stoves, Lanterns, and Fire Safety
    • First Aid and Sanitation
    • Nature Hikes and Games
    • Cub Scout Cooking

See more info on the Council's website.  Registration fees are reimbursable by the Pack upon completion of the training.

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