Cub Scout Pack 1776

September 25: Las Trampas Highlander hike

Date/Time: Sunday, September 25, 2022, at 9:30am
Location: Las Trampas — San Ramon
Meeting pointLas Trampas public parking — at the end of Bollinger Canyon Rd in San Ramon
Distance / elevation / duration: 1.5 - 2.7 miles / 575 ft
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Hike info / map: Hike info  |  hike map
Awards: Highlander programLas Trampas rocker patch
Hiking Chairs: Kushal K., Zhen Z.
Attire: Class B or regular t-shirt, approved face covering, cap, sturdy closed toe shoes
What to bring: Plenty of water and snacks, sunscreen, binoculars, camera

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Getting there
Take Bollinger Canyon north, past Crow Canyon. Continue about 4.5 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road. If you've been to Little Hills Ranch, keep going past its parking lot. Turn left on Rocky Ridge Road. Parking lot is at the end on the left. See map.

The hike
Las Trampas (Spanish for the traps) has two distinct areas, each with its own personality. Rocky Ridge, on the west side of the valley, is known for views in all directions, unusual rocks and green rolling hills lightly forested with California bays, oaks and maples. The wildflower display on the hills just off the ridgeline is an east bay favorite. The Las Trampas Ridge, to the east, is quite different, featuring a plant community dominated by chamise with other chaparral plants such as manzanitas and coyote brush.

The trail
Start on Bollinger loop trail for about 0.8 miles then turn right on Bollinger Canyon Trail and stay right and on it for about 0.3 miles. Then turn right on Las Trampas Ridge Trail and keep going for about 0.8 miles, and finally right on Chamise Trail towards the staging area. This final stretch is about 0.5 miles.

Total distance is approx 2.7 miles with about 575 ft gain in elevation. If it gets too hot, we'll cut short the hike to about 1.5 miles.

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September 9: Patriot Day flag ceremony

Date: September 9, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am PDT (TBC)
Location: Coyote Creek School - Sundial Courtyard
Uniform: Class A
Bring: regular clothes to change into afterward

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 Friday, September 9th.

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

After the flag ceremony, Scouts may take the opportunity to speak to their class about Cub Scouting, after first obtaining permission from their teacher.

Scouts who participate receive a patch!

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September 10 – October 31: Popcorn Fundraiser

It is the time for our annual popcorn fundraiser again!  The funds we raise through popcorn sale helps cover registration fees, trips, and activities for the scouts.  It is also a great learning opportunity for them to gain experiences in public speaking, math, salesmanship, perseverance, and teamwork.  In addition to the valuable learnings, it also comes with tangible rewards.  We highly encourage every scout, regardless of age or experience, to participate in the fundraiser!

Popcorn Kernels: Ravi Kotnana, Chris Chen

Ways to sell popcorn

  1. Show and Sell (store front sales) — set up a table merchandised with products in front of stores.  Parents and scouts approach incoming customers for support.  Highest potential and generate more than 90% of our overall sales.
  2. Show and Deliver (wagon sales) — parents and scouts take products in wagons and sell door-to-door in the neighborhood.
  3. Take Order — parents and scouts go door-to-door and collect orders, return them to popcorn team and deliver at a later date.
  4. Online Sales — share fundraising page (or scout code) via email or social media.  Supporters visit and transact on-line at  Makes it easy to get support from friends and family who do not live close-by.  A good way to generate extra sales without additional time from parents and scouts.

Store front sales

Getting ready

  1. Download Trail’s End App.  (Text “APP” to 62771 to download, or download from Appstore/GooglePlay). One account per scout, so Mom or Dad will have to set up the account and share the login information with the other parent. Select "Meridian" for the district and "Pack 1776" for the unit. 
    • Siblings can share one account and combine their proceeds and donations toward the pack rankings.
  2. After activation and sign-in, go to “Storefront Sales” and find shifts available for sign-up on the calendar (calendar icon).
  3. Signing up for 2 or more shifts is recommended.  That almost guarantees your scout will get multiple rewards which gives them positive feedback for a good job done.

Selling popcorn

  1. !! IMPORTANT !! If you have the first shift of the day, please pick up inventory and supplies the night before your shift from Popcorn Kernel Chris Chen.
  2. Set up — set up table and tablecloth with banner secured in front of the table.  Set up display products with price label affixed.  Set up Pack donation bin and Square Credit Card reader.
  3. Start of shift — please arrive 10 minutes before your shift begins.  Verify inventory and proceeds with previous shift scout/parent.  Make sure there’s $60 in small bills in cashbox for change.  Take envelopes with all proceeds thus far for the day to a secure location such as your car trunk that’s not visible.  We would like to minimize the amount of cash we keep at the table for safety reason.
  4. Sales — Be friendly, smile and greet everyone.  Show gratitude even if someone does not show interest.  Record each sale in Trail’s End App with the appropriate payment type and also write it down on the tracking form.  Always say thank you.
  5. End of shift — count inventory and proceeds with the next shift scout/parent.  Put all proceeds and donation from the shift, along with the tracking form, in a new envelope, then label, seal, and hand it to the next shift scout/parent.
  6. End of day — return remaining inventory, all supplies, and all proceeds in envelopes to Chris Chen.

What is our goal?  What are the rewards?

Our goal is for every scout to sell $250

Every scout who sells $250 or more (popcorn proceeds + donations) win an Aluminum Sports Water Bottle!

The top three highest fundraisers through popcorn proceeds + donations will win the following prizes:

  • 1st: $300 gift card for Disneyland!
  • 2nd: REI two-person tent with footprint
  • 3rd: Solar charger power bank


  • Every scout who sells popcorn gets a Popcorn Patch
  • $250 or more — receive an Aluminum Sports Water Bottle! (Only takes about 1-2 storefront shifts)
  • $500 or more — qualify to win Amazon Gift Cards from Trail’s End
    • More than half of participating scouts won last year
  • $1000 or more, not including Top 3 winners — receive a Digital Alarm Clock OR an day-hike first-aid kit!

Pack volunteer credit

Every shift gives you 1 hour toward the pack volunteer credit.  For shifts that require pick-up/drop-off of the inventory at Chris’ place, you get 1 more hour for the extra time needed.  If we change location mid-day, the scout/parent of the starting shift of the new location need to tear-down and set up the table, and will get 1 more hour of credit.

Tips and things to remember

  1. All cub scouts to wear Class A Uniform.
  2. Be courteous and respectful.
  3. Cubs may ask “Would you like to support local cub scouts?” to approach customers.
  4. Customers are delighted when cubs talk to them.  Cubs can tell them which popcorn is their favorite.
  5. If customers are not sure if they are willing to buy popcorn, encourage them to donate any amount to the donation bin and thank them.
  6. Make sure customers know we take credit cards.  Some customers may not have enough cash with them.
  7. Please mark it down on your calendar when you sign up for a shift and make sure you do not miss it.
  8. If you need additional popcorn or have any question, please call or text Chris/Ravi.  We will have someone on standby during popcorn sales hours.
  9. Always smile and say thank you.
  10. Congratulate your cubs for their results!

For additional information about online selling and additional selling tips, please visit

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!

Happy selling!


September 11: Pack registration closes

If you haven't already, register your scouts and invite friends to register with the pack by September 11th. Scouts receive a Recruiter patch when their friends newly join the pack. And the District will award Pinewood Derby cars for every Scout to the pack with the highest growth within the district!

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September 8: Pack parents meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 7-7:30pm
Location: Coyote Creek Elementary School MPR + Zoom
Who: Parents only

Our annual pack parents-only meeting will be held in the Coyote Creek Elementary School MPR, as well as on Zoom. Join to meet your Den and pack leaders, ask questions, and reconnect with your fellow Scout parents. Look out for email with Zoom details.


August 24: August pack meeting

Date/Time: Wedneday, August 24, 2022, at 6:30-8pm
Location: Coyote Creek Elementary School MPR
Attire: Class A uniform
Bring: Refillable water bottle

At the pack's first monthly pack meeting, you'll get a preview of the scouting year ahead, meet new Den Chiefs, meet fellow Scouts and parents, as well as have your Scout's photo taken by Pack Photographer Vijay, and learn all about how to sell premium popcorn from Assistant Cubmaster Jimmy and Popcorn Kernels Ravi and Chris. New dens will appoint their Den Leaders. Scouts and Leaders wear Class A uniform for the official photos. Those who do not have their uniforms yet will get another photo op at a later date. Plus, each den will have a fun hands-on activity while they get to know each other. 

Opening flag ceremony by AOLs
Scout Law lantern ceremony by Bears
New Den Chief induction
Pack year preview
- Scout and Den Leader photos
- Scout activity: decorate a wooden patch box // Parent activity: Meet Den Leaders and fellow parents
- Popcorn university for Scouts and for parents
Assistant Cubmaster minute: Loyal
Closing flag ceremony by AOLs


August 18: Open house & new parents meeting

We welcome new and prospective Scouts and their families to come learn more about the pack and what scouting is all about, and to get their questions answered. The meeting will be on Zoom at 7-7:30pm. Invite your interested friends to join. By invitation.

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August 14: Sand Hill Trail hike

Date/Time: Sunday, August 14, 2022, at 9am
Location: Sand Hill Trail — Danville
Meeting point: Sycamore Valley Elementary School parking lot — 2200 Holbrook Dr, Danville, CA 94506
Distance / elevation / duration: 2.1 miles / 449 ft / 1 hour 5 mins
Difficulty: Easy
Hike Info: Hike info
Awards: Pack hike patch
Hiking Chairs: Kushal K., Zhen Z
Attire: Class B t-shirt, approved face covering, sturdy closed toe shoes
What to bring: Plenty of water and snacks, binoculars, camera

Getting there
From I-680, exit at Sycamore Valley Road in Danville. Follow Sycamore Valley Road for 1.5 miles, then continue on to Camino Tassajara. Turn left onto Sherburne Hills Road, then turn right to find parking.

The hike
Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 5 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and mountain biking, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

Scouts and participating siblings will receive a patch.

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

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August 21: Rocket Day! 🚀

Come build and shoot a compressed air rocket!

LAUNCH DATE:  Sunday, August 21, 2022
LAUNCH PAD:  Coyote Creek School Blacktop (behind the school, to the right, past the basketball courts)
TIME2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
UNIFORM: Class B for Scouts and Leaders, or comfortable attire for new to scouting.
Bring a refillable water bottle full of water, sunscreen, hat and if desired, folding chair.
VOLUNTEER: Parents, we need your help!   [ Volunteer ]

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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!  

All scouts must:

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. 

  • $280 for Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos scouts (First through Fifth grades in 2022-2023). Prices are even lower if you sign up to volunteer as a leader or chairperson. We only accept Fifth graders if they have completed and earned the Webelos I rank.
  • $200 per new Lion scouts (those who will be in Kindergarten in 2022-2023).
    • 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 $280 (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 4/1/2023.  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, campouts, etc.


July 10: Hoot Owl Hike

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Sycamore Grove Park
Nature Area Entrance
Livermore, CA 94550
See GPS coordinates:

by July 6, 2022
First come first served

// WHO
Pack 1776 Scouts, 5 years and above, accompanied by an adult/guardian.
No more than one parent/guardian per Scout. Up to 2 parents per family, if more than one P1776 Scout in the family participating.
One parent may arrange and agree to be responsible for 2 or more Scouts from same or different households.20 participants total.

If additional spots are available after July 6, then sign-up will open up to additional family members (parents, siblings).

Free for Pack 1776 Scouts.
Price $5 per parent (or sibling if extra spots after 7/6).
Bring check, payable to Pack 1776, to the hike.

1.5  miles
Allow about 1.5-2 hours for program and hike

Sturdy shoes like hiking boots or tennis shoes. You will be walking on dirt and gravel trails.
Layers of clothing – when the sun goes down it may get cold, even in the summer.
Drinking water in a reusable bottle that you can carry with you.

These items may not be taken on the night hike – you will need to leave these items in your car:
Cameras with flashes
Walking sticks
Cell phones

Parents, please ensure that your Scouts are quiet, engaged, and follow directions throughout the hike, for an enjoyable experience for all.


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