Cub Scout Pack 1776
10Jul/17

Earn BSA 2017 Solar Eclipse Patch!

What: Mount Diablo Astronomical Society (MDAS) Astronomy Program
Where: Lower Summit parking lot of Mount Diablo State Park
When: Saturday July 15 at 8:00 PM

The Mount Diablo Astronomical Society (MDAS) is hosting a Public Astronomy Program this Saturday July 15 at 8:00 PM at the Lower Summit parking lot of Mount Diablo State Park. The topic for this Saturday’s program is the August 21 solar eclipse.

The program has hands-on astronomy activities followed by supervised observing through the many different telescopes of the MDAS members to view the Moon, planets, stars, galaxies and more.

The program starts at 8:00 PM but you need to enter the park at least 45 minutes before the event begins to ensure you will arrive at the Lower Summit parking lot in time. The program goes until 11:00 PM.  The Park gates will be locked and visitors will be able to leave the summit and exit the park only by escorted caravans through the North Gate a few times during the evening. Caravans will be announced at hourly intervals during the program (1st caravan: 2 hours after Program Starts) and for safety, visitors should only leave with these escorts.

The program would satisfy requirements 1, 2, and 4 of the 2017 BSA 2017 Solar Eclipse patch. The boys would just need to safely observe the eclipse on August 21 to earn the patch.

The program is free but you may need to pay a nominal entrance fee to the park. 

If you plan to attend, have your scout dress in his Class B shirt so we can find each other. The Class B shirt also makes a great pajama for the drive home. 

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15May/17

2017 Pack Registration

Pack 1776 has officially started our registration and we invite you to sign up!

Though we meet at the Coyote Creek Elementary School MPR, scouts do not need to be a student of the school to join. We welcome all boys from kindergarten to fourth grade. Boys entering fifth grade must have completed Webelos I. We do not accept fifth graders new to scouting, but other packs may.

How to Register with Pack 1776

  1. Complete 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. Provide a scout registration fee of $125 per scout (check made out to Pack 1776).
  5. Provide a separate $200 parent volunteer fee per family, (check postdated to 4/1/2018, also made out to Pack 1776).
  6. Online BSA Youth Application Form for new scouts only.

Bring everything to the Pack meeting on August 25 at 7:00 PM in the MPR or deposit them in the Pack 1776 mailbox inside the Coyote Creek School Office (on the table by the front door).

Helpful Registration Information

Complete the online Pack Registration Form: https://pack1776.com/join/registration

  • We use emails for all of our Pack communication and signups. Please provide an email address that you check regularly.
  • Please provide us your cell phone number so we can reach each other during outings. You can enter your other phone numbers on Scoutbook.com.
  • All of our scouts and uniformed leaders will receive a “dri-fit” shirt. They run smaller than a traditional cotton t-shirt; we recommend ordering one size larger.
  • Let us know your interests and talents. It does not commit you to a role, just help us understand the parent skills and resources available within our pack.
  • Go to https://pack1776.com/volunteering/roles/for volunteer job descriptions.

Medical Form Part A & B and Copy of Insurance

  • BSA requires parents to complete a new waiver and medical form every year in order for scouts to participate in activities.
  • Page 1, Part A requires 2 parent signaturesin the State of California.
  • Page 1, Part A asks for people who can take your scout to and from events. If you list names here, no one outside the list can take your child. We suggest writing “anyone from Pack 1776”
  • If your scout has a“life threatening allergy” please write it on the top of page 1 with a red sharpie.
  • Please provide a front and back copy of your child’s medical insurance card.
  • For immunization history, we only need the date of the last injection.

Submit a check payment of $125

  • Check should be made out to Pack 1776 and can be turned in at the pack meetings or the pack mailbox inside the Coyote Creek office. (on a table by the front door)
  • The fee covers 1) registration with the Boy Scouts of America, 2) subscription to Boy's Life magazine, 3) Class B shirt, and 4) general Pack meeting expenses. It does not include the costs for outings, camping or Class A uniform.
  • If you’re willing to be a trained uniformed leader, we will discount your registration fee by $50;one discount per paid scout. You must complete your BSA Adult Application Form, online Youth Protection training, have all the patches properly sewn onto your uniform, and wear your uniform whenever the scouts wear theirs.
  • You have 30 days or until September 30 for a full refund. After this deadline, we thank you for your tax deductible donation to support scouting.

 A $200 volunteer deposit check, postdated to 4/1/2018

  • Please submit a separate postdated check made out to Pack 1776, even if you are a uniformed leader. It simplifies our job when everyone follows the same rule. We will hold on to this check until the end of the scouting year.
  • If you have fulfilled your eight minimum service hours and log it onto our website at https://pack1776.com/volunteering/we will return your $200 deposit at your child’s graduation.
  • We understand that some families have a hard time completing the minimum service hour. We will accept your $200 volunteer donation in exchange. It will be used to help train our Pack Leaders and support our scouting program.

BSA Youth Application Form for new scouts only.

  • This form is required for all scouts new to Pack 1776, including boys transferring from another Pack.
  • You can ignore the request to pay $18 online to BSA National; the Pack will pay for it using part of your $125 registration fee.

Acceptance into the Pack

  • If you signed up during open registration (up to mid September), we automatically accept all boys from kindergarten to fourth grade. We only accept fifth grade boys that have completed Webelos I already.
  • After the open registration period, we only accept new scouts with the Den Leader’s approval.
  • Unless there's room in the current Den, new Den assignment and number is announced after the September Pack meeting.
  • Den Leaders are chosen among the Den parents. Den Leaders do not need any prior scouting or leadership experience; our Pack and District will provide training and support.

 

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10May/17

All Inclusive Summer Camping in the Sierras


What: All Inclusive Summer Camping in the Sierras
Where: San Jose Family Camp, 11401 Cherry Lake Road, Groveland, CA
When: ARRIVE Friday 8/4/2017, DEPART Sunday 8/6/2017

Coordinator: Kimberly Nelson

About San Jose Family Camp:

Family Camp at Yosemite provides an all-inclusive camping experience where guests of all ages can fish, hike, swim, participate in organized programs, or just sit back, relax and take it easy. The camp provides three meals a day to campers, along with supervised recreational activities. Guests sleep in wood-framed tents scattered among the camp. Each tent cabin can sleep up to six people and has a deck, small table, bench, electricity, and cots with mattresses. We have only reserved 15 tents. Because space is very limited, we’re going by first pay, first serve. We will return any unreserved tents on June 2, so please act quickly.

To sign up: 

Click here and find an available tent (or share one) and fill out the information for your party; maximum of 6 people per tent. Deposit the payment at the Coyote Creek School Office pack mailbox or at the Pack Meetings.

Cost for 3 days and 2 nights:

  • Adults (16 and up): $70
  • Youth (4 to 15): $60
  • Children 3 and under are free
  • Add $30 per tent for fees, taxes and electricity

Things to do: 

  • Log rolling, swim or canoe in the Tuolumne River
  • Relax and unwind or meet new friends
  • Play in the enclosed children's area
  • Participate in arts, crafts, sports and games
  • Archery
  • Eat - All 3 meals and snacks included (e.g., s'mores nightly)
  • Nightly entertainment including dance, shows and campfire activities
  • Sleep in a wood-framed tent with electricity
  • Explore the outdoors with a naturalist guide
  • Hike on marked trails
  • Catch fish; staff will clean and cook them for you

What to bringWhat To Bring to Family Camp

More Details and Information: General Camp Rules and Information

Video of the Camp: video.

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23Apr/17

2017 Cotton Candy Sale at the Art and Wind Festival

Date: May 28-29, 2017

Time: 11 am - 7 pm (2 hour time slots)

Attire: Class A uniform

RSVP: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C4DABAE2CAAF49-2017

Come have fun and participate in our Cotton Candy Fundraiser at the 2017 San Ramon Art & Wind Festival. Scouts can practice their positive attitude, public speaking skills, and money handling, while helping our Pack at our biggest fundraiser to raise money for next year’s events. Click here for more details and to sign up!
Contact Kumar Sanjeev at ksanjeev.ksanjeev@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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23Apr/17

2017 Flag Planting at Presidio of San Francisco

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Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time: 8:45 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 on wet grass
Event Leader: Andy Szeto 
RSVP: Evite

Once again, the Memorial Weekend Flag Planting event will be held at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio.  Every year, scouts from across the Bay Area meet to help prepare the cemetery for the Memorial Day weekend.  The ceremony starts with a flag ceremony and then an address by a veteran.
The scouts then spread out across the cemetery and place American flags in front of every grave site.

The cemetery contains the graves of more than 35,000 veterans and their family members, dating back to the 1846 war with Mexico.

It's a worthwhile event that reminds our Scouts of the sacrifice many have made to make our country what it is today.

All leaders and scouts should be in full uniform.

The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:00am.

Contact Andy Szeto at aszeto@gmail.com if you have questions.

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23Apr/17

Blackhawk 500

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017

Time: 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Location:

Blackhawk Museum

3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle

Danville, CA  94506

Calling all Pinewood Derby fans! Come to the Mt. Diablo Silverado Pinewood Derby Championship at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville. There will be speed racing and design competition for all scouts and an open racing class for parents and siblings. During the event, the family can tour the museum. ALL CUB SCOUTS may enter the Blackhawk 500 event.  Car inspection and impound is May 2-4 at the council office.

Click here for more information and to register.

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20Apr/17

Bingo Night 2017

Date: Friday, May 12th, 2017Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR
Cost: $5 (includes bingo, pizza, drinks, cookies and raffle ticket)
Attire: Class A uniform to participate in calling out numbers.

Join us for Bingo, Pizza, Cookies, Drinks and Fabulous Prizes! Doors open at 5:30pm. First Bingo Game starts at 6:15pm

Once again, Pack 1776 scouts are invited to help call out the letters and numbers during the game.

If your cub would like to participate, you must purchase a ticket on the Coyote Creek website by Tuesday, May 9. Tickets are $5 per person and includes: One Bingo Pad, One Raffle Ticket, pizza, cookies and water.

Your scout must be in his Class A uniform to read out numbers.

Kids must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or adult chaperone.

Questions? Contact: Sheila Zarekari homes@sheilazarekari.com

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19Apr/17

First ever Scout Night @AVAYA Stadium

 

 

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19Apr/17

Webelos Weekend Camp 2017

@ CAMP WOLFEBORO

2017 Webelos Weekend July 14-16

Webelos Weekend is an introduction into Boy Scout resident camping. Both weekends are held at Camp Wolfeboro, the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council Boy Scout Camp located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is an opportunity to give your Webelos a chance to see what Boy Scout summer camp is like. The Scouts and their parents (no siblings) show up at 6:00pm Friday night at the top of the hill where they meet the camp truck to load your gear to take down to camp. Estimate a travel time between 3-4 hours from the Bay Area. The road into camp is DEFINITELY A 4X4 ROAD and should not be attempted by family vehicles. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU JOIN OUR STAFF MEMBERS ON A HIKE THROUGH THE FOREST TO GET TO CAMP. BRING A WATER BOTTLE AND GOOD WALKING SHOES OR BOOTS. Meals will start on Saturday with breakfast and end with breakfast on Sunday. Families are encouraged to eat dinner on the way up to camp Friday night.

 

Friday night, after the Wolfeboro staff show you to your assigned campsite, the Webelos are invited to come and join the Boy Scout campfire for a night of songs, skits and brotherhood. Saturday will be kicked off with morning flags followed by breakfast. After that the Scouts will have the opportunity to go to all of the camp program areas and participate in activities. Camp Wolfeboro runs on an open schedule, which means that your Scouts are welcome to go to any area during program time and participate. All of the Scouts are welcome to stay in any program area as long as they like; however we do recommended that they try and visit every area so they can get an idea of all Camp Wolfeboro has to offer.

 

The program areas that will be open are Scout Craft (Scout Skills), the Nature Lodge, Handicraft, Archery, BB Guns, Swimming, Row Boating, Canoeing and let's not forget the evening CAMPFIRES!

 

Saturday will be wrapped up with a campfire devoted solely to the Webelos. Have your Scouts bring up ideas for skits and songs. We would love to have them perform in our campfire, but remember they must be Scouting appropriate!

 

After breakfast on Sunday the Webelos will be given an opportunity to pack up their gear and load it on the camp truck. Check out time will be 10:00am Sunday morning followed with a brisk walk through a pine forest. a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

 

This event brought to you in part by YOUR Friends of Scouting contributions. Thank you!

Register on Line

http://www.mdscbsa.org/events/webelos-weekend-2017/

18Apr/17

Scout Day Camp 2017

CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP - JUNE 12-16
The Chief Inspector of the Academy welcome future Cub Scouts Investigators at Meridian Day Camp.
Cub Scout Day Camp is an exciting summer adventure where a Scout can spend five days in an outdoor setting and enjoy a wide range of activities with a group of his friends. Day Camp provides a boy fun, challenges and new experiences with activities based on the Cub Scout and Webelos Scout advancement plan.

For more infohttp://www.meridiandaycamp.com/
To registerhttp://www.kintera.org/autogen/home/default.asp?ievent=1171428

To view the cool promo videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75v3jhMufP8

 

Questions on how to register: (925) 674-6100

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