Cub Scout Pack 1776
8Aug/20

September Pack Meeting: Hometown Heroes

  • DATE: September 9, 2020
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Join us for our first pack meeting of the new Scouting year! Following our Opening Ceremony hosted by the Webelos IIs and Scout Law Lantern Ceremony conducted by our Bears, we will visit with firefighters. If time permits we will build our own superhero together! Craft kits will be passed out in advance of the meeting to all registered scouts. Instructions will be emailed out if we do not have time to complete the craft during our meeting.

4Aug/20

Join Pack 1776!

Pack 1776 celebrates its 20th anniversary this year! Come be a part of the fun. Registration is open. Click here to learn more:

  1. How to Register
  2. Why Pack 1776 is such a great deal.

What Pack activities will we be doing in light of COVID-19?

Pack 1776 hasn’t slowed down due to COVID-19.  While it did reduce our ability to meet in person, we quickly shifted to virtual pack and den meetings via Zoom where we played games, learned new things, performed songs & skits, and even did crafts using materials delivered by the pack. We’ve heard from our parents and scouts alike that they had fun.  While our kids were able to see their friends during School Google Meets sessions with their teachers while school was in session, this opportunity was dramatically reduced for many during the summer.  Even then, they did not have much of a chance to chat or do things other than school work. The pack’s virtual den and pack meetings gave the kids a chance to see and socialize with their friends.

While our pack will continue to hold virtual pack meetings until it is safer to meet in person, indoors, we also plan to conduct social distanced/time-slotted outdoor events.  This includes Rocket Day, hikes in local parks, a Bike Hike down the Iron Horse Trail, Halloween Trunk or Treat, Hoot Owl program and perhaps a “raingutter regatta.”  While we hope the rollout of a vaccine may allow us to conduct our famous Pinewood Derby inside the Coyote Creek MPR come January 2021, we are already making back up plans to hold it outdoors, with it being simulcasted on Zoom.  Given dens are smaller, the leader and parents may elect to conduct socially distanced meetings in person.

Continuing on with Virtual Pack Meetings allows parents and their Scout to participate in Cub Scouting even if they are not comfortable attending these socially distanced outdoor events.   Pack Meetings will host speakers, crafts, games, our NOVA Stem program, and other fun things. For instance, take a look at what we are planning for the first half of our scouting year:

  • September Virtual Pack Meeting: Hometown Heroes. Talk to a Fire Fighter and build your own superhero craft.
  • October Virtual Pack Meeting: Into the Woods. Hear from a ranger or naturalist about California's big trees and plant one of your own from seed.
  • November Virtual Pack Meeting: Our Nation's Veterans. Set on Veteran's Day, learn about our Flag from Veterans including a retired Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot.
  • December Virtual Pack Meeting: NOVA Out of this World. Cub Scout's STEM program where we will explore space related themes and experiments.
  • January Virtual Pack Meeting: Game Night! Back by popular demand, its Pack 1776 Bingo Night.

Other things in the works: Pack 1776's Minecraft type server, Into the Wild virtual pack meeting, 3D printing (for older scouts) and more.

Does an hour off sound good to you?

Most our Virtual Pack Meetings this year will be held from 6:30 pm to 7:30 p.m.  We may go a half hour longer if the program that night warrants it.  While we’d love for you to be beside your child during the Pack Meeting, we won’t hold it against you if you decide to take that time to head to the other side of the house for some peace and quiet!

How to register.

20th anniversary "buff"style mask and last year's t-shirt.

Click here for more information on the registration process, fee and what's included. Our pack registration fee includes our commemorative 20th anniversary t-shirt and "buff" style mask!

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16Jul/20

Sunday, August 23rd: Rocket Day 2020!

Coyote Creek Elementary Blacktop

Come build a compressed air rocket and learn about Scouting!

Rocket Day Patch (on order and may be passed out at a later date to attendees)

Join us on August 23rd for our annual Rocket Day. You don't have to be a Cub Scout to participate! Come build a rocket and see what Pack 1776 will be doing this year! Those who register as a Pack 1776 Scout and attend this event receive a commemorative Rocket Day patch.

Rocket Day will be different this year for sure. In order to reduce the risk of COVID transmission, rocket building and launching stations will be spread apart. A limited amount of persons will be permitted to enter the event area at one time to prevent grouping and to promote smaller cohorts.

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.  By visiting Rocket Day, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree you and your group will wear masks and follow all of the rules for this event.  This includes ensuring your children do not intermingle with other groups, run around the event, or cut in line. In the event these rules are not adhered to, guests not in compliance will be asked to leave the event.

Face coverings are required for all attendees

Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times.  Please also bring your own hand sanitizer.

All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must:

  • Be made with at least two layers of breathable material
  • Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the person to remain hands-free
  • Shall not contain a valve which allows air to be exhaled from the mask.
  • Open-chin triangle bandanas are not acceptable face coverings.

The use of face coverings is not a substitute for physical distancing. 

Do NOT attend the event if you or a family member have experienced these symptoms in the past 14 days:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Time Slotted Entry

  • Participants shall only be allowed into the event area if they have a reservation for a specific timeslot.  Sign up on the SignUp Genius. The link is below. Only 3 people max per family can attend at one time.
  • Time slots are 30 minutes in duration.  This time includes 5 minutes towards the end of the shift to allow people to finish up, leave and the tables to be re-set for the next group.
  • Do not arrive earlier that 5 minutes.  Wait in your car if you arrive early and only walk to the entrance 5 minutes before your timeslot.
  • Enter the event at the entrance.  A greeter will check you in.  Do not enter from the sides or the field.
  • The SignUp Genius shall identify which rocket assembly table to go to.  The greeter can remind you of your number. 
  • You are to only use the table you are assigned to.

Event Set Up

  • The playground structures will be cordoned off with caution tape and signs saying they are closed.  Please tell your children that they are not to play on or around them.
  • A table with hand sanitizer will be located at the entrance to the event area. Prior to entry, everyone needs to wash their hands with it.
  • Tables shall be set up under/near the solar panel overhang on the blacktop and away from the waiting queue.  They will be spaced 10’-15’ apart.  One family group shall be allowed per table.  Each table will have two large numbers on them, one on the side facing the field and one facing the entry point so that people know what table to go to and to return to.  Use the same table the entire time you are there.

Passing Out of Materials

  • Paper body, nose cone and fins for rocket assembly will be placed on the table before each shift.  A roll of tape and PVC pipe forms will be on each table.  Adult volunteers shall monitor the assembly table area to ensure there is no intermingling and to pass out additional materials where needed.
  • In between each time shift, we shall wipe down the tables, PVC forms and tape rolls in between timeslots using a spray bottle with Clorox cleaner and water and paper towels.

Rocket Launcher

  • The pack has 3 rocket launchers.  The rocket launchers shall be cordoned off into individual areas with caution tape. 
  • A greeter will regulate who goes into a given launch area.
  • A queue line with marker lines spaced out every 10’ on the grass area so that persons can line up to approach the greeter and be told which launcher to go to. 
  • You must use the queue, staying in between the social distancing markers, as you advance to the entrance.  Do not enter the rocket launcher area until directed to do so as we need to clean them between each family.
  • The launch button and rocket tube shall be wiped down between family groups.
  • Tell your children not to stay out in the field to catch other people’s rockets.  They are to retrieve their rocket and come back to you.  Then you can return to the launch queue to launch again or to your table to make any repairs/adjustments.

End of Shift

  • At 25 minutes, the Cubmaster shall give a 5 minute warning.  Scouts shall exit the area from the exit, located near the grass area and leave the site.
  • Tables shall be wiped down.
  • The next shift shall be invited in when all scouts from the prior shift have left.

Miscellaneous

There will be no food (i.e. sno cones) or drink served at the event this year.

Do not bring any food or drink to the event.  We do not want to encourage people from lowering their masks or touching their face.

There will be no craft area this year.

There will be a box to drop off registration materials, but no registration table with laptops this year.

Hand sanitizer will be available, but bring your own.

SIGN UP FOR A TIMESLOT HERE

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16Jul/20

Family Fun Fest

August 8, 2020

If you like funny pets, rockets and astronauts, Pinewood Derby cars, movie make-up artists and backyard camping then you’ll love Family Fun Fest! It’s outdoor adventure you can have online! This is sponsored by BSA National.
 
This very special online-only event is just for families like yours! There will be cool hands-on activities, interviews with amazing people, opportunities to make your community better with a service project.
 
And you can join in on the fun with activities you can do at home – like building your own pinewood derby car! BSA will post lists of items you’ll need on Facebook so you can build your own adventure!
On Aug. 8, you’ll hear from NASCAR driver Joey Logano, discover the secrets of spacewalks from a barrier-breaking NASA astronaut and score expert advice for crafting the fastest, best-looking Pinewood Derby car ever built.

Like pretty much everything in Scouting, this will not be a passive, watch-other-people-have-fun experience. Family Fun Fest puts Scouts in the driver’s seat as they enjoy an interactive experience filled with hands-on fun.

Grab a pencil and paper and watch as a Boys’ Life artist teaches you how to draw a dinosaur. Help build the perfect Pinewood Derby car where your vote determines how it’s made. Share photos of your cuddliest — or most adorably ferocious — pets for a chance to be featured in the broadcast and win a prize.

Oh yeah: the prizes! In case you needed another reason to join, they will give away prizes every 30 minutes. Grab the latest must-have gear, BSA-themed merch, shopping sprees on ScoutShop.org and more. Learn more about the prizes here.

When

  • 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Pacific

Where: Live on the BSA’s Facebook Page

The lineup for Family Fun Fest

Family Fun Fest features something for everyone: hands-on activities you can try from home, interviews with amazing people and opportunities to help make your community better.

  • Step inside the garage with 2018 NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano
  • Hear about space from Dr. Bernard Harris, a former NASA astronaut who in 1995 became the first African American to perform a spacewalk
  • Get secrets for building the speediest, sweetest-looking Pinewood Derby car ever
  • Learn to draw from professional artists and vote on what you want to learn to create
  • See some very good dog photos and discover how to make your own dog treats
  • Win awesome prizes with drawings every 30 minutes (insider’s tip: the prizes get bigger as the show goes on)
  • And enjoy plenty of exciting surprises

How to watch Facebook Live on your TV

While huddling around a laptop screen or tablet is a great way to get closer to your family, you might want to enjoy Family Fun Fest on the largest screen in your house.

Here’s how to watch Facebook Live videos on your TV.

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16Jul/20

Rank & Award Distribution

July 25, 2020

  • DATE: July 25, 2020
  • TIME: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  •            Lions, Tiger and Wolves come by between 10:00 and 10:30
  •            Bears and Webelos come by at 10:30-11:00. 
  • LOCATION: Coyote Creek Elementary School Driveway
  • UNIFORM:  Class A    MASKS REQUIRED

We will be conducting a drive-thru pick up of awards/patches.  Each scout will have the patches and awards they earned placed in a brown bag.  Pull though the driveway at Coyote Creek Elementary School to receive your Scout’s bag and a congratulatory salute from Cubmaster and the Den Leaders!  Please do not get out of the car when picking up the bag.  Everyone needs to wear a mask

We will have the American Flag and Pack Flag set up towards the end of the driveway near the Kindergarten classrooms for those who wish to have their scout’s photo taken in front of them.  Please follow social distancing when getting out of the car to take a photo.  Please wait in your car until the family before you has vacated the flag photo station.

We will have a registration drop off box set up for those who have yet to submit their registration paperwork.  We have a bunch of fun things in store for 2020-2021, so don’t miss out!

We ask that the Lions, Tigers and Wolves come by between 10:00 and 10:30 and that the Bears and Webelos come by at 10:30-11:00.  

Arrangements for pick up can be made for those who are unable to come by on Saturday, July 25th.

16Jul/20

Pack Meeting & Graduation

July 15, 2020

  • DATE: July 15, 2020
  • TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Join us for our July Pack Meeting on Wednesday, July 15th at 6 pm.  Following our opening ceremony, we will be honoring our hardworking scouts with a graduation presentation.   We’ve prepared a PowerPoint slide for each scout which recognizes the rank and badges they earned this year, with the plan to personally congratulate them during our meeting.  Following our graduation presentation, we will work on the July craft – Cupcake Liner Jellyfish.  Materials for this craft were passed out in the June craft kit (the one that had the flag materials), so please hunt down the kit and have it ready.  Attendance at this meeting fulfills the July segment of the Summertime Award.

10Jun/20

June Pack Meeting

June 17, 2020

  • DATE: June 17, 2020
  • TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Join us for another night of fun! We will start the Pack Meeting with Opening Ceremonies conducted by the Wolves. Afterwards, we will be recognizing the over 35 scouts who have earned the NOVA Fearful Symmetry award followed by work on a flag streamer craft just in time for the Fourth of July! If time permits, we will play a game.

A bag containing the materials for the flag craft will be delivered to each registered Scout's door step the weekend of June 13th. Please contact us if you have a sibling that would also like a kit.

Participation in this Pack Meeting qualifies you for one component of the Summer Time Activity Pin!

19May/20

Virtual Cub Scout Day Camp

July 10th - August 1st, 2020

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Registration for the Golden Gate Area Council Virtual Cub Scout Day Camp is O P E N!

GGAC's Virtual Day Camp will provide an opportunity for Scouting for everyone this summer. Scouts and Future Scouts are welcome to participate! This means families that wish to continue social distancing for any reason will have the same opportunity as Cub Scouts that are able to participate as a Den!

Each week Dens and Families will have the opportunity to complete Scouting activities and take part in special themed challenges of “Beneath the Sea.”

The program will be flexible enough to allow Dens and Families to do the activities when it is convenient for them. Each day’s worth of activities can be completed in a single day or stretched out to meet the need of dens and families throughout a given week.

Instructions for each activity will be given by our Day Camp Staff and their friends via videos online that will be easily accessible!

Registration will include a patch, t-shirt, and some themed items that will be used for activities. Families already have most items needed for the activities at home!

Virtual Day Camp Opening Campfire: Friday, July 10th via Zoom.

Activities will run until Saturday, August 1st when we will hold our Closing Campfire also via Zoom.

Activities include:

  • EmergenSEA Preparedness
  • Science Lesson from Chabot Space & Science Center
  • Sensory Scavenger Hunt
  • Water-Themed Games
  • Build your own Underwater Viewer
  • Nautical Flag Codes
  • and so Much More!
     

Cost: $70 per Scout

Registration is open now!

Keep in mind that participation in the Day Camp fulfills a requirement a Scout needs in order to earn the Outdoor Activity Award.

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19May/20

May 23rd: Virtual Camp In

Date: May 23, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Platforms: Facebook Live and Zoom

Join our Scout Leaders and Families LIVE to kick off the Memorial Day Weekend with fun. There will be camp songs, camp stories and more! Whether you’re camping out in your living room or back yard, grab your family and favorite camp snack, this is an event you don’t want miss!

Participation in the Camp In will meet a requirement for the Pack 1776 Shelter in Place patch!

For information and updates click here.

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19May/20

Patch Contest: Deadline May 22nd

Click here for entry sheet.

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