Cub Scout Pack 1776

Cub Scout Archery and BB Gun Marksmanship Day

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Location: Camp Herms, 1100 James Pl, El Cerrito, CA 94530, USA

Morning Session - 9:00am - noon
Afternoon Session - 1:00pm - 4:00 pm
Attire: Class A
Cost: $30 per session for awards, program supplies, and a snack

Marksmanship day for Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos. Morning and afternoon sessions give your scout a chance to earn their rank-based shooting sports patch and BB gun or archery pin.

Register here.

Contact: Alan Young at

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2018 Spring Pack Camping

Dates: Saturday, April 28, 2018 to Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time:  April 28 at 2 pm to April 29 at 12 pm
Location: Arroyo Flats Group Campground Garin Regional Park, 1320 Garin Ave, Hayward, CA 94544, USA

Cost: Free to all paid scouts and their families.

Attire: Class B under Class A uniform
Come join us for Pack 1776 Spring Camping at Arroyo Flats Group Campground at Garin Regional Park in Hayward, CA. The camp site can sleep up to 75 people. We have a fun, action-packed agenda. Scouts should arrive in Class A uniform with Class B shirt underneath.
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 smores and drinks on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday morning.
Sign up on Evite.



2:30 to 3:00 - Leaders and Camping chair arrive at camp

3:00 to 4:00 - 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


7:15 to 7:45 Start camp fires, prepare breakfast

7:45 to 8:30 Free breakfast provided by the Pack (coffee, hot chocolate, juice, muffins, croissants, bagels, and fruits)

8:30 to 10:30 Morning Activities

10:45 to 11:00 Closing Ceremonies

11:00 to 12:00 Break Camp and Leave

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BALOO Training – Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

Dates: Saturday, April 21, 2018 to Sunday, April 22, 2018
Time:  April 21 at 8:30 am to April 22 at 11 am
Location: Camp Herms, 1100 James Pl, El Cerrito, CA 94530, USA
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a one and a half 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. In order for our Pack to attend an overnight event, there must be BALOO trained adults in attendance. As our Webelos II parents leave the Pack, we need more BALOO trained adults to fill this important role. If you enjoy going on overnight camping trips, please register. Click here to register.
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Dusk Bike Ride

April Hike

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Iron Horse Trail - Intersection at Crow Canyon Road (3400 Crow Canyon Road).

PGE Parking lot (North)



Attire: Class B uniform

RSVP at Evite.

We will ride the Iron Horse Trail between Crow Canyon and Sycamore Valley Road and back for a total of about 5 miles. We will also discuss bike safety and road safety with the kids. We will also go over bike inspection tips with the scouts to show them how to ensure bike safety on the road. A member of the San Ramon Police Department will meet us at the start to talk about bike safety.

Bonus : An option to make your bike the coolest bike on the block with wheel lights. Each participating rider (including scouts, parents, siblings) will also receive a bike tire light, bike flashlights, and mounts (including batteries). Quantities limited. While supplies last.

Scouts will also receive the biking patch.

We would need parent volunteers and require each child to have an adult chaperone on a bike. We are hoping to have as many parent riders as possible. Siblings are also encouraged to join.

What to bring:

Bike - in good working condition.


Light jacket. (optional, depending on weather)

Water bottle.

Snacks (optional)


Siddharth Bhatia

Hiking Chair, Pack 1776


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Hoot Owl Hike At Sycamore Grove Park




March Hike at Sycamore Grove Park
Date: Saturday March 24, 2018
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Sycamore Grove Park
1051 Wetmore Rd
Livermore, CA 94550
Meeting Location: Nature Area Entrance.
0.6 miles south on Arroyo Road off Wetmore Road
Class B uniform
This is a fun night time activity which our scouts love. This is a ranger led activity with the Livermore Parks and Recreation Department. No flashlights allowed. We only have 20 spots on this hike so please reply back ASAP to reserve your spot. Please note that spots will be reserved on a first come first serve basis by depositing the fees for this activity.
This is a ranger guided hike with the Livermore Parks and Recreation Department.
Wear sturdy shoes. You will be hiking on dirt trails that may be rocky and rough. We recommend bringing layers of clothing and, if appropriate, raingear.
Insect repellent is recommended. Drinking water is okay to bring.
DO NOT bring:
Flash cameras
Cell phones
Walking sticks
No children under 5 years old
Please note that participation is limited to 20 people. To allow for max scout participation only 1 parent per scout may attend and no siblings are allowed.
Costs : $10 per participant. (adult + 1 scout would cost $20)
To ensure your spot, please reply to the Evite and deposit money either by sending it via paypal to dropping the check made out to "Siddharth Bhatia" at 1776 Campanula Dr., San Ramon, CA 94582.
Hiking Chair408-431-8037
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Hike At Diablo Foothills Regional Park




February Hike At Diablo Foothills Regional Park

Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Diablo Foothills Regional Park
Meeting Location: Livorna Staging Area, Diablo Foothills Regional Park
428 Livorna Rd
Alamo, CA 94507

Exit I-680 at Livorna Road. Head east about three miles to the Livorna Staging area located just west of Stonegate Drive in Alamo.

Parking is limited so carpooling is highly encouraged.

Class B uniform.

The hike is about 3.2 miles loop up to the EBMUD water tank and back using the Foothill trail and the Alamo trail to return. Besides panoramic views of the mountain and its surroundings, Diablo Foothill's 1,060 acres contain interesting geologic features, beautiful wildflowers in season, and a variety of bird and animal life.

Dress for the weather.
Carry lots of water and light snacks.

RSVP at Evite.

Contact Sid at 408-431-8037.


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Hike At Morgan Territory Regional Preserve







January Hike: Morgan Territory Regional Preserve

Date: Sunday 1/14/18 

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Meeting Location: Morgan Territory Road Staging Area, 9401 Morgan Territory Rd, Livermore, CA 94551

Class B uniform


The hike is about 2.5 miles loop starting at the Condor Trail to the Volvon Trail and then back using the Blue Oak trail. This place has Sandstone hills within the park's 4,708 acres which are adorned in spring with more than 90 species of wildflowers, including the Diablo sunflower (Helianthella castanea), which grows only in the foothills of Mount Diablo. Deer, coyote and even the elusive mountain lion may be seen here, and a variety of raptors frequently soar overhead. Dress for the weather. Carry lots of water and light snacks. Elder scouts can have the option to do an additional 1.2 miles to complete a bigger loop. Questions? Contact Hiking Chair, Sid at 408 431 8037.


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Scout Day With The A’s

Date/Time: Game time is Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 6:05 PM - 10:00 PM

Pregame parade is at 5 pm. Participants should show up 4:45 pm.

Location: Oakland Coliseum
Attire: Class A uniform
RSVP: Evite

Please join us for the Oakland A's vs the Boston Red Sox which features a pregame festival in the parking lot with a wide variety of activities, an on-field parade for uniformed Scouts and leaders, a commemorative patch for all participating Scouts, and a discounted game ticket.

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.

Here are the highlights of the pre-game festivities for Scouts:

  • Scout Festival in the parking lot from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
    • Inflatables
    • Camp information
    • Arts & crafts
  • All uniformed Scouts will be invited to walk on the warning track during the pre-game parade
  • All uniformed Scouts receive a special patch at the end of the parade

We will reserve a specified number of lower level seats on the Plaza Infield based on responses to the Evite. These will go first come first serve to those that pay sign up and pay. Plaza Infield tickets are $28 per scout and $28 per additional family member.

Please sign up at Evite and submit your payment via check to Pack 1776 in the Pack drop box in the Coyote Creek office by April 13 or bring to the April 11 Pack meeting. For questions, contact Jimmy Almeida at

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.


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Blue and Gold 2018

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Coyote Creek MPR
Cost: None
RSVP: Evite

Dear Pack 1776 Scouts and Families,

Come celebrate the 108th 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 entertainment by Dan Chan Presents! is provided at no cost to Pack 1776 members and their immediate family.

Please RSVP by February 16 with the number of people attending and any vegetarian preference.


6:00 pm Welcome! Door Opens

6:15 pm Opening Flag Ceremony by Webelos II

6:20 pm Greeting & Commence Dinner

6:40 pm Arrow of Light and Bridging Ceremonies

7:20 pm Closing Flag Ceremony by Webelos I

7:30 pm Entertainment by Dan Chan Presents!

8:15 pm Clean Up

See you at the party!

Pack 1776 Blue and Gold Committee


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Pinewood Derby 2018

Date/Time:  Sunday, January 21, 2017 Noon to 3 PM

Location: Coyote Creek MPR

Attire: Class A uniform

Bring: Reusable water bottle and Readiness to cheer on your fellow scouts

Our Annual Pinewood Derby will be held on January 21 from noon to 3 PM in the MPR! There will be racing, design competitions, and pizzas. Please be conservation minded and bring your own reusable bottle. Fresh filtered water will be available from the refillable station in the MPR. We will once again have an open class for adults and siblings. Additional kits may be purchased for $5. Contact Jessica Almeida ( to purchase more kits. Wear your Class A uniform!

The mandatory inspection and car impounding is on January 20 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Pack Shed near the Coyote Creek Kindergarten area.

Even though Pinewood Derby car is a team project for scouts and their adults, we encourage scouts to do as much of the car building as possible. For those new to scouting or just need a refresher course, here are some helpful websites.

If you need help cutting the wood block, you could take it to Ace Hardware. The store staff may charge each car $5. You can also use their equipment to sand, align the wheels, and fine-tune various details. Each car must pass inspection on January 20 by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete. Once a car passes inspection and is entered into the race, only the race committee members can touch it. If the car loses a wheel, or is otherwise damaged, the racer has 5 minutes to make repairs.

Rules will be emailed to you in a separate email OR can be found here.

On the day of the event, cars will race in multiple heats.  They will have the opportunity to race on each of the 4 tracks. Only their best time will be used. All participants will receive a patch for participating. Trophies will be awarded to the fastest three cars in each rank, and the overall fastest three cars in the Pack. We will also give ribbons to 1) Best Paint Job, 2) Most Unique, 3) Most Patriotic, 4) Most Interesting Design, 5) Most Original, 6) Most Creative


Lion Heats (x4 for each Lion)

Tiger Heats (x4 for each Tiger)

Wolf Heats (x4 for each Wolf)

Bear Heats (x4 for each Bear)

Webelos I Heats (x4 for each Webelos I)

Webelos II Heats (x4 for each Webelos II)

Siblings Heats (x4 for each Sibling)

Best Overall Heats (x4 for each First place Den Winner)

According to the BSA's Cub Scout Leader How-To-Book, the GENERAL RULES are as follows:

All cars must pass the following inspection to qualify for the race:

  1. Width shall not exceed 2-3/4 inches.
  2. Length shall not exceed 7 inches.
  3. Weight shall not exceed 5 ounces.
  4. Axles, wheels, and body shall be from the materials provided in the kit. Additional wheels can be purchased separately.
  5. Wheel bearings, washers, and bushings are prohibited.
  6. No lubricating oil may be used. Axles may be lubricated with powdered graphite or silicone.
  7. The car shall not ride on any kind of spring.
  8. The car must be free-wheeling with no starting devices.
  9.  No loose materials of any kind are allowed in the car.

Here are the Rules in more detail: Pack 1776 Pinewood Derby Official Rules

Jimmy Almeida

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