Cub Scout Pack 1776
6May/19

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

You can now sign up online for next year and invite friends to join too!  All scouts must submit:

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)    $150 registration check written to Pack 1776 

5)    A separate $200 volunteer deposit check per family, post-dated to 4/1/2020. 

We will hold onto your check and return it after you have completed 8 service hours. 

Drop off your completed paperwork in the Pack 1776 Scout Box in the Coyote Creek Elementary 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 three 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 $75.00 and waived the volunteer deposit.

Click here for more information or to register.

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6May/19

2019 Memorial Day Flag Planting

Saturday, May 25th @ Presidio National Cemetary

The Memorial Day Weekend Flag Planting event will be held at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio. Each 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 am.

The San Francisco Bay Area Council hosts a small lunch afterwards and all participating scouts earn a patch.

RSVP to Evite so that we can provide the SF Council with a headcount.

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6May/19

2019 Art & Wind Festival – Cotton Candy Booth

  • Date and Time:
  • Sunday, May 26, 2019, 9 am to 6:30 pm
  • Monday, May 27, 2019, 10:30 am to 7 pm
  • Location: Central Park 12501 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon, CA Booth # TBD
  • Attire: Class A Uniform

It’s that time of the year again! We are asking the entire Pack 1776 Cub Scout family to participate in the sales of our Cotton Candy Fundraiser at the 2019 San Ramon Art & Wind Festival. The scouts will practice being friendly, courteous, kind, and cheerful. Click the link to sign up.

Plus enjoy all that the festival has to offer once you're there. You’ll browse 150 arts and crafts booths featuring paintings, photographs, pottery, toys, clothing, jewelry, gourmet food products and more.

Creativity and old-fashioned fun will fill the air at the kids’ zone. If you’re hungry, you’ll be a huge fan of the various cuisine and beverage options. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy live music on multiple stages. Check out helicopter landings, a tethered hot air balloon launch, hang gliding demonstrations and professional kite flyers. You’ll even have a chance to build, decorate and fly your very own kite!

Volunteer through: SignUp Genius

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28Apr/19

June 9th: Black Diamond Mines Hike

Date change! Hike is now on June 9th

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
Meeting Point: Parking lot ~ a mile beyond the visitor center (37°57'33.9"N, 121°51'46.8"W)
Attire: Class A or B
Awards: Highlander/ TrailTrekker Black Diamond rocker patch
Parking Fee: $5
RSVP: Evite
Distance: 3.5 miles (2-3 hours)

Information: Map & Trail Directions

We will meet at the parking lot that is a approximately a mile beyond the visitor center.
(GPS Coordinates: 37°57'33.9"N, 121°51'46.8"W)

We will hike up the hill to the Rose Hill Cemetery and then backtrack to the Black Diamond Trail to the trails above the mine. The trails will pass by some of the mining features that the Scouts can explore.

This hike does include some steep climbs. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring plenty of water.

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28Apr/19

Cub Scout Rangemaster Training: May 18, 2019

Date/Time:  Saturday, May 18 2019, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Camp Herms; 1100 James Pl, El Cerrito, CA

Information:  Flyer

For all adults interested in becoming a Cub Scout Rangemaster for BB guns or Archery. Those interested in volunteering at Day Camp should sign up for this training as we are assisting with the BB Gun Range. Please email cubmaster@pack1776 if you are joining us at the training.

Become a certified rangemaster to run shooting sports ranges at Cub Scout Day Camp this summer.  Help our Cub Scouts earn their BB gun and Archery patches and pins.

Saturday, May 18

8:30AM-12:30PM, Archery

1:30PM-4:30PM, BB Gun

You may attend either session or both.

Please contact Alan Young at alan.young@scouting.org or 925-674-6102 to register for any of the sessions.  There is no charge for this training, which is valid for two years!

27Mar/19

May 14th: Pack Meeting & Graduation!

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR
Attire: Class A uniform

Volunteer: SignUp here

Come celebrate our Scouts' hard work in earning their respective ranks and graduating to the next level in Cub Scouting.

Following the graduation, come build your own sundae! Choose your favorite flavor and top it off with gummy bears, sprinkles, chocolate sauce, cherry - you name it!

25Mar/19

April 14th: Cub Scout Games & Family BBQ!

Let the games begin! Come join us for an afternoon of competing in Olympic style games - Cub Scout style and a BBQ lunch! RSVP here so we may get a head count on participants and food.

Bring

  • Filled Waterbottle
  • Mess Kit or similar reusable cup/plate
  • Sunscreen
  • Folding chair (no seating is available on the blacktop, so bring your own!)

Schedule

  • 11:30 Opening Ceremony
  • 11:35 Games begin
  • 12:30 Games end
  • 12:30-1:15 Lunch
  • 1:15-1:30 Awards Ceremony
  • 1:30-2 Cleanup

Sign up here so that we have a head count for lunch and participants!

24Mar/19

April 27-28, 2019 – Spring Camp Out: Coyote Hills

Come join us for Pack 1776 Spring Camping at Coyote Creek Regional Park.  Comprised of 1,266 acres of marshland and rolling grassland covered hills, this park is located along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, northwest of the cities of Fremont and Newark.

A pack hike and fun activities are scheduled! You do not need to sleep over.  Come join us for the day and campfire activities if you do not wish to spend the night.

Everyone should bring a foil wrapped dinner, a refillable water bottle, flashlight, folding chair, and sun protection. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Bring warm clothes as it may get cold after dark. For those staying overnight, you must also bring your own tent and sleeping bag. The pack will supply snacks such as s’mores and drinks on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday morning.

Group camping will be at the Dairy Glen Group Site.  Named after the dairy farmers of the 1800s, includes three shade structures, additional picnic tables, a drinking fountain, fire pit, hand washing station, and vault toilets.

The camp site can sleep up to 50 people, so reserve your spot!

Consider arriving early to visit the Park’s Visitor Center on your own.

Schedule

  • Saturday
  • 2:30 to 3:00 - Leaders and Camping chair arrive at camp
  • 3:00 to 4:00 – Scouts Arrive and set up camp
  • 4:00 to 4:15 - Flag ceremony
  • 4:15 to 4:30 - BBQ prep (Parent Volunteers)
  • 4:30 to 5:30 - Hike
  • 5:30 to 6:00 - Capture the Flag/Cook Foil Wrapped Dinners
  • 6:00 to 7:00 - Dinner
  • 7:00 to 7:30 - Fun Activities
  • 7:30 to 8:30 - Camp fire, skits, games, snacks
  • 8:30 to 9:00 - Get ready for bed
  • 9:00              Lights out
  • Sunday
  • 7:15 to 7:45 Start camp fires, prepare breakfast
  • 7:45 to 8:30 Free breakfast provided by the Pack
  • 8:30 to 10:30 Morning Activities
  • 10:45 to 11:00 Closing Ceremonies
  • 11:00 to 12:00 Break Camp and Leave

Optional Sunday Activities

Coyote Hills TrailTrekker Hike

Date/Time: Sunday, April 28, (as soon as camp is broken)
Location: Coyote Hills Regional Park
Distance: 4 miles round trip
Time: Allow 2-3 hours
Grade: A few short but quite steep grades
Attire: Class B uniform
Award: Trail Trekkers patch
Parking & Fees: Parking at the Visitor Center. .
Must read: Hike info
Meeting Point: Coyote Hills Visitor Center

Ohlone Village Site Open House (11:00 AM - 3:30 PM)  Tour a reconstructed shade structure, pit house, and sweat house, built on a more-than 2,000 years old Ohlone village site. Walk through at your own pace or meet up with staff to learn about Ohlone cultures, past to present. Meet at Tuibun Ohlone Village Site. No registration required; Drop-in program only)

3Mar/19

March 13th Pack Meeting: Marble Madness!

Date: March 13, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Coyote Creek Elementary School MPR

Uniform:  Class A

Ever play the Mouse Trap boardgame?  Do you know what a Rube Goldberg machine is?  Come work with your Den to create a crazy machine where marbles run through tubes, knock over dominoes and cause different things to happen!

20Feb/19

Blue & Gold Banquet This Friday!

Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Coyote Creek MPR
Cost: None

Come celebrate the 109th birthday of scouting at the Blue and Gold Banquet where we will have a ceremony for Webelos IIs who will receive their Arrow of Light awards and bridge to their journey into Boy Scouts. A catered dinner and fun is provided at no cost to Pack 1776 members and their immediate family.

Stick around for cake and a show by the Reptile Guy!