Cub Scout Pack 1776

“Webelos to Scout” transition program

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location:  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2949 Stone Valley Road, Alamo

The District's annual “Webelos to Scout” transition program is for parents of Webelos, Den Leaders and parents of boys interested in joining Boy Scouts. (Adults only.  No Webelos Scouts or children please).  The transition process will be explained, questions answered, and you will then have a chance to meet all of the troops in the District and learn more about their programs.

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November Pack Meeting: NOVA Fearful Symmetry

& Distribution of Popcorn & Awards

November 6th

  • DATE: November 6, 2019
  • TIME: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

This module is designed to help you explore how symmetry affects your life each day. Symmetry is something for which most people have an intuitive feel, but many have never thought about in enough detail to give names to all that they see. Symmetry is a way that a figure is like itself. Symmetry is everywhere. Minerals organize themselves in crystals, which are repeating patterns. Plants and animals have many interesting symmetries in their shapes. Most artistic traditions in the world, and many activities where people design a shape for its function, depend on some form of symmetry. In this award, Scouts get to explore many aspects of this topic.

Stations at this event will be:

  • Make a paper lantern.
  • Learn about the kolam artwork of southern India and make a kolam.
  • Learn about the design of Navajo rugs and using different colors. We will, make our own Navajo-like rug.

Distribution of Popcorn & Awards

Popcorn Top Seller Awards, Prize & Door to Door Sale DistributionThis year’s Popcorn Fundraiser was a-maize-zing!  You pop-ably never realized it, but the Fall Popcorn Campaign is a key fundraise for our Council given it does not receive any funding from our national registration fees.

Come learn what the Pack raised, who the top sellers were.  If you earned a prize for selling popcorn, this will be distributed after the pack meeting.

For those of you who took “Take Orders” – i.e. door to door sales, this popcorn product will be distributed at the end of the pack meeting so that you can deliver it to your customers.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Overnighter

February 1-2, 2020

  • Date: February 1st (Saturday) – February 2nd (Sunday)
  • Check In: 6:30 p.m. Event: 7 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Directions:  Here
  • Cost: VARIES $95 per adult/scout, however depending on your popcorn tier, there may be a subsidy paid by the Pack. This will be determined soon.
  • RSVP: Google Form
  • Payment: Checks payable to Pack 1776 by November 6th or pay online (added fee)
  • Attire: Class A for Saturday and Class B for Sunday; Pajamas.
  • Parking: See below. Overnight parking at Foam and Irving charges until 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. Overnight parking at Foam and Hoffman charges until 8 p.m. and again at 6 a.m.
  • Must Read:Planning Guide

Let’s explore the Aquarium after hours and sleep with the sharks…in a good way.  Sign up and turn in your check made to Pack 1776 by November 6th at the Pack Meeting or in the Pack mailbox. You may also pay via credit card via Square, but note these prices are higher as it incorporates their service fee.  Only paid participants are guaranteed spots. Refunds are available only until November 27, 2019. After that, the costs are not refundable.

What to Bring

  • Completed check-in forms.
  • Sleeping bag and optional pad or air mattress. Aquarium floors are hard.
  • Mattresses or pads should measure no larger than 39 x 75 x 19 inches (twin) per guest, unless shared with another guest to ensure plenty of space for all guests. Cots are a tripping hazard in the dark, so must be flat against a wall.
  • Pillow.
  • Pajamas and comfortable shoes or hard-soled slippers. Footwear must be worn when walking around the Aquarium.
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste and personal care items. Shower facilities are not available.
  • Reusable water bottle.
  • Camera (flash photography, tripods and monopods are prohibited). The Aquarium is a flash-free facility. Camera flashes and flashlights may cause harm to our animals.
  • Earplugs if you are a light sleeper.

What Not to Bring

  • Any outside food, drinks or gum
  • Tents
  • Radios, music/MP3 players, iPads/tablets, computers or other electronic devices
  • Party favors or balloons


  • You may drop off passengers in the pull-out directly in front of the Aquarium or across the street in the bus turnaround. Parking enforcement may cite cars blocking traffic or double-parked.
  • The sleepover runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Please park in a location that will not require you to move your vehicle during the sleepover.
  • Overnight parking at Foam and Irving charges until 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m.
  • Overnight parking at Foam and Hoffman charges until 8 p.m. and again at 6 a.m.
  • The Aquarium does not validate parking.
  • Contact Monterey Parking Division for more details at 831.646.3953.


  • Outside food and drink are prohibited at the Aquarium.
  • All sleepovers include evening snack and morning breakfast. Vegetarian and made-without-gluten options will be available.
  • Please note that the Aquarium is not a gluten-, nut- or dairy-free facility. Cross-contamination may occur. If you have severe allergies, please contact them at two weeks prior to the event at 831.647.6886.

Evening Experience

  • The Aquarium will offer a variety of activities throughout the evening for our sleepover guests. Guests are free to choose the activities they wish to participate in, or use the evening to explore the Aquarium. The only mandatory activity is orientation, which will provide more information about the sleepover.
  • Access to overnight gear is available at approximately 9:30 p.m. The Aquarium is unable to accommodate earlier requests, as overnight gear in exhibits would limit other guests’ access to those spaces.
  • Lights begin to go out at 10:30 p.m. depending on the exhibit. All exhibit lights are out by 11 p.m. Final bedtime for all guests is 12:30 a.m.
  • Exhibit areas vary overnight in terms of light levels, sleeping space and ambient noise. For the safety of the animals, some exhibit windows may be blocked (either with a curtain, black screens or bubble screens) or closed during portions of the evening or the entire event. Guests are prohibited from moving curtains, screens or other exhibit blocking devices to view animals.
  • Electrical outlets are scattered throughout sleeping areas, but the Aquarium is unable to guarantee their availability. Preference for outlets will be granted to those with medical concerns (such as for use of a CPAP).
  • Note that our sleepovers are public and coed events.

Morning Activities

  • Wake up is at 7 a.m. Guests must pack up their gear and stow it in assigned areas (designated at orientation) before going to breakfast.
  • The Aquarium offers a variety of activities in the morning, including a naturalist on the back deck to assist with wildlife watching (weather dependent).
  • The Aquarium Store will be open in the morning for those who wish to make any purchases.
  • Departure is between 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. All guests must vacate the Aquarium with their gear by 8:30 a.m. even if they plan to visit the Aquarium after the sleepover.
  • Sleepovers include admission to the Aquarium the day following the sleepover (e.g. if the sleepover is Saturday night, admission will be for Sunday). Your sleepover wristband and ticket will grant you re-admission at Will Call in the Main Entrance when the Aquarium opens to the public for the day.
  • Looking for something to do between the exit time and re-entry time? Take our free Coastal Trail audio tour or Cannery Row audio tour.


  • Wear shoes or hard-soled slippers while walking around during the sleepover.
  • NO weapons or drug use of any kind are allowed on Aquarium property.
  • Smoking (including electronic) is prohibited by all persons anywhere on Aquarium property.
  • Cell phones should be put in silent mode.
  • The Aquarium is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items. Lost and Found is located at the Information Desk.
  • The Aquarium does not allow pets.
  • The Aquarium advises their security officers are certified in First Aid/CPR and on-site throughout the sleepover. Reach out to staff or the Information Desk for minor care. In case of emergency, reach their security staff at 831.648.4840.
  • Security will lock all outside doors once check-in is complete. Leaving the sleepover is highly discouraged. If you need to leave for an emergency, please notify the Information Desk first.
  • In case of an evacuation, all guests will meet across the street at the bus turn-around. Willing guests may be asked to assist staff.
  • Failure to adhere to these policies may result in expulsion from the event without a refund.

Refunds & Cancelations

  • Refunds are available only until NOVEMBER 27, 2019. After that, the costs are not refundable.
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Halloween Party! October 30th

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm (Setup begins at 5:00 pm.)
  • Location: Coyote Creek Elementary School, MPR, 8700 North Gale Ridge Road, San Ramon, CA
  • Cost: Free admission. Nominal fee for concessions.
  • Attire: Costumes!!
  • Signup: Just show up and have fun! No sign up is needed. The entire scouting family is welcome!

Beware of ghosts and goblins! Come for an evening of games, fun, and mayhem!  Participate in our Cub Scout Carnival! Jump in the large jumpy house and play carnival games to win prizes. Come dressed up in your Halloween best and get your picture taken at the photo booth. You may even win one of our costume medals at the parade; you do not need to be a scout to win. A small slice of pizza will be available for $1.00 in the food booth. Popcorn is free!

See you there!

WE COULD USE YOUR HELP!  Sign up to volunteer at: Halloween Party Committee.

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September Pack Meeting: Patriots Assemble!

September 11, 2019

  • DATE: September 11, 2019
  • TIME: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Come join us for this hero and patriotic themed Pack meeting. All dens will merge and be split into three groups. Each group will visit three stations:

  • Flag - learn the history of the American flag, how to display, fold and care for it. This skill satisfies many required adventures.
  • Scout Skills: Learn to tie the Overhand Knot and Bowline. This skill satisfies many required adventures.
  • Craft: Build a flag neckerchief slide.
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October Pack Meeting & Optional Overnight Campout

October 5-6, 2019

  • Date: Saturday, October 5 to Sunday, October 6
  • Time: 2 pm Saturday to 10 am Sunday
  • Location: Eagle View Campground @ Lake Del Valle Regional Park, 7000 Del Valle Rd., Livermore, CA 94550
  • DirectionsGoogle Maps
  • Parking:  $6.00
  • RSVP: Here on the Google form
  • Volunteer: Here!

What to bring: Everyone should bring 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.

Bring a mess kit (or similar washable plate, fork, cup, etc.) for use at dinner/breakfast.  In support of our Pack’s continued commitment to be Conservation & Environmentally Minded and to prepare our scouts for when they eventually go on backpacking trips, disposable plates, forks, cups, etc. should not be brought or used. A dishwashing station will be available.

For those staying overnight, you must have your own tent and sleeping bag. Please refer to the Outdoor Essentials on what to pack. The Pack is camping at the Eagle View Campground at Del Valle.  Overnight camping is limited to 50 people.  Flush toilets are nearby.

Bring the family and join Pack 1776 at beautiful Del Valle Regional Park for our Outdoor Pack Meeting and optional campout!  Del Valle Regional Park, part of the East Bay Regional Park District, is located in a valley framed by oak-covered hills. The centerpiece of the park is a five-mile long lake, with all kinds of water-oriented recreation, surrounded by 4,316 acres of beautiful land.

Please come as this outdoor experience and camp out will fulfill many Adventure requirements your Scout has and will be fun!  This Pack Meeting is mandatory for Webelos I Scouts.

This Pack Meeting is especially important for our Tigers and new Wolf, Bear and Webelos scouts as they and a parent will participate in our Bobcat Ceremony!

A short pack hike will take place before dinner. The Pack will host a light dinner and s'mores for dessert. A vegetarian option is available. 

During the evening campfire, we’ll watch skits, play games, roast marshmallows/make S’mores and tell stories. We encourage all scouts to buddy up and perform a skit. Search online under “cub scout skits” for ideas.  A light breakfast is also provided for those staying overnight.

The weather should be great and we have a fun, action packed agenda. Scouts should arrive in Class A uniform with a Class B shirt or T Shirt underneath.

BE SURE TO RSVP:   Our Pack is paying for all the food. Please help us plan for this event by clicking on this shared document (different from evite) and let us know 1) if you’re coming or not, 2) if you’re camping overnight and 3) what’s your food preference.

In order to have a fun and successful camping trip, we need everyone’s help. If you see an opportunity, jump-in! Also, if you see scouts doing something dangerous, wandering away from our group, hurting the environment, or being disrespectful to another, please stop them immediately. Don’t wait for a uniformed leader (who are parent volunteers like you) to get involved.

WE YOU COULD USE YOUR HELP:  Please sign up here. Volunteers are needed to run this event.

Here’s our tentative schedule:


  • 2:00 to 3:00 - Arrive and set up camp
  • 3:00 to 3:15 - Flag ceremony
  • 3:30 to 4:30 - Hike
  • 4:30 to 5:30 - Fun activities / BBQ prep
  • 5:30 to 6:30 – Dinner hosted by the Pack (hot dogs, vegan hamburger patties, drinks)
  • 6:30 to 7:15 - Bobcat Ceremony for Tigers and new Wolf, Bear and Webelos scouts
  • 7:30 to 8:30 - Camp fire, flag retirement, games, S’mores, skits, songs,
  • 8:30 to 9:00 - Get ready for bed
  • 9:00                   Lights out


  • 7:15 to 7:45  Prepare breakfast
  • 7:45 to 8:30  Free breakfast provided by the Pack (breakfast burritos, coffee, hot chocolate, juice, muffins)
  • 8:30 to 9:00 Closing Ceremonies
  • 9:00 to 10:00 Break Camp and Leave
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9/11 Patriot Day Flag Ceremony

  • Date: 9/11/2019 (Wednesday)
  • Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am PDT
  • Location: Coyote Creek School - Sundial Courtyard
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Please RSVP to the Evite.

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 Wednesday, September 11th.

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

WE COULD USE YOUR HELP!  Sign up to volunteer at: 9/11 Remembrance Day - Scout Wranglers

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2019 Popcorn Show & Sell

September 6-22, 2019

Many things are new this year, so please read the below and download the Trails End App

Does your scout need to practice his or her public speaking, good manners, or accepting rejections gracefully? Selling popcorn is a great way to practice all these skills!  This year we booked opportunities at different locations; try them all!  Sales earned at the store, along with your individual sales to friends and neighbors, all count toward your scout's Trails End Prizes and rewards through Pack 1776!

Why do we do this?

This is a key fundraiser for our council, the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council (MDSC).  MDSC does not receive any funding from the national registration fee that is charged to Pack 1776 for each scout and leader.

73% of all popcorn funds will go to support scouting locally - proceeds are shared between MDSC, our local district – “Meridian District” and our Pack.  MDSC and Meridian District use these funds to support activities such as Webeloree, Summer Day Camp, insurance, training and much more and keep participation costs low.  Our fundraising effort helps to make Scouting a great experience for our scouts.  Here is a sampling of the Pack 1776 activities supported by your fund-raising efforts and participation:

  • Halloween Party
  • Pinewood Derby Equipment, Awards and Facilities Rental
  • Pack Camp Outs, craft and skill station supplies, food
  • Blue & Gold Celebration entertainment and dessert
  • End of the Year Graduation

We've chosen to do a shorter sales period this year.

This year we are concentrating our fundraiser into the first 3 weeks of September.  We have multiple storefront locations reserved with Draeger’s, Starbucks and Safeway.

This year everyone needs to download the Trails End App as:

  • Signing up for sales shifts will only be on the App.
  • Tracking Inventory will be on the App
  • Credit Card sales will be used through the App by using a Pack supplied Square Reader or typing in the credit card number.
  • Door to Door / Sales to families can be made through the APP.

You may download the App on your on. If doing so, select "Meridian" for the district and "Pack 1776" for the unit. The Pack will send one family member an invitation to set up an account with the Trails End App that is linked to Pack 1776.  You can also text APP to 62771 for a link to download the app.

Unfortunately, we can only send one invitation out per scout, so Mom and Dad, one of you will get the invitation and have to set up the account and give that log in information to the other parent. 

We are no longer using a standalone Square account like we did last year since Trails End is covering the credit card transaction fees if we go with them.

What is our goal?  What are the rewards?

Our goal is for every scout to sell $250. 

Every scout that sells $250 or more will receive a cool camping headlamp!

The top three individual sellers will a prize:

  • 1st: 2 x “1-Day” Single Park Tickets to Disneyland (Peak Time Tickets);
  • 2nd: AKASO Brave 4 4K 20MP WiFi Waterproof Action Camera With Remote Control;
  • 3rd: Mini RC Helicopter Drone 2.4Ghz 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channels Quadcopter

Every scout that sells $250 or more will have their winter camping fee discounted (we are looking towards participating in an overnight at the Monterey Bay Aquarium). 

Scouts that sell $350 or more can earn Amazon Gift Cards through the Trails End Reward Program. Click here for the prize flyer.

Parents Earn Volunteer Hours This Year

New this year! A parent may earn 1 hour of volunteer credit per 2 hour shift. This goes towards the 8 hour volunteer deposit. Only one credit per family per shift. There is no limit on the shifts you may staff - each 2 hour block will earn your family a 1 hour credit.

Be sure to read Pack 1776 Popcorn Sales Station Instructions

Be sure to read PACK 1776 Popcorn Sales Station Instructions (2019) If you’re the first or last shift, you must pick up or return the popcorn and cash box to our Popcorn Chairperson Govind's home.

Alternatively, you can also:

1) Show and Sell at the locations where we have reserved spots. See the App for these locations and times.

2) Take Order:  let your customers choose all the flavors of the Trails End App; collect the advance payment. Popcorn will be available for you to pick up and distribute in mid-November.

3) Online: Set up an account at and sell online. Note that Trails End will ship the popcorn for fee.

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!

First time selling? Here's a video on what this is all about!

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Webloree: Overnight Event For Webelos I & II Scouts

Dates:  September 14-15, 2019 or October 26-27, 2019; Check with your den to see what session to attend.
Location: Camp Herms, El Cerrito @ 1100 James Place
Time:  Check in Saturday 7:00 am to 8:30 am; ends Sunday 10:00 am.
Cost:  $45 WEBELOS, $25 Adults (pins, patches, entertainment, dinner & breakfast)
ProcessOnline registration

Information: Flyer Information Sheet Schedule Shooting Form

Online registration is now open!

The WEBELOREE is an overnight tent campout for WEBELOS & their parents led by troops. Youth work on four Pins & one patch, (Aware & Care, Sports, Earth Rocks! & Outdoor Pins, plus BB Guns Shooting Sports Award Patch).
Parents will learn about Scouts BSA while enjoying time with their scout. 
Aware & Care, Sports and Shooting Sports will be fully covered, but parents/den leaders will need to complete some requirements for Outdoor and Earth Rocks! before attending. (See below for details)

Each WEBELOS must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must stay with their WEBELOS throughout the day. No siblings may attend who are not Webelos.

Required Forms: Bring a copy of the Firearms Form & parts A & B of the Medical Form found here: BSA MEDICAL FORM PART A & B  BSA SHOOTING PERMISSION FORM 

Bring both forms to Camp Herms.  Bring only a COPY of your type A & B medicals for your child & parent, as records will not be returned. 

All adults must complete Youth Protection Training.  Other guidelines are found in Guide to Safe Scouting.

Correcting: All Scouts, BSA, staff and parents are deputized to correct poor behavior per the Boy Scout Promise, Law and Oath. Parents: Please assist with camp activities when requested. This will make for a smoother camp.

Parking will be in the quarry. Enter camp off James Pl, the north end of camp. Exit the quarry to the immediate left going south down the camp road to Villa Nueva Dr.  No vehicles may leave camp between 11 PM - 7 AM. 

Field uniforms (including the official shirt) must be worn during check-in and flag ceremonies. Activity uniform (including a Scout related T-shirt) is permitted during Round Robin sessions.

  • Meals: BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH. During the pin activities, camp will provide ingredients and instructions for families to prepare foil dinners. (If dietary restrictions aren't compatible with our VEGAN 
    dinner option, PLEASE BRING A READY TO EAT MEAL FOR DINNER) Camp staff will cook & deliver meals to the quarry during one of two assigned dinner periods (5:35 or 6:20pm). Be sure to bring your MESS KITS! Dishes, cups & utensils will NOT be provided. A light Sat. afternoon snack is provided around 3:25 for youth at the 4th station. Sunday breakfast for all will be provided at 7am. BRING YOUR COFFEE CUP & MESS KIT or at least a cup and plate. No alcohol is allowed per BSA policy. 
  • What to bring: 1 copy of medical forms (Part A & B) & Firearm Forms, a day pack, poncho, mess kit,  water, ground cover, tent, sleeping bag/pad, flashlight, toiletries, sack lunch, WEBELOS handbook, field & activity uniform, warm clothes (40° at night), folding chair & Do Your Best attitude!

    What NOT to bring: All electronics (games, iPod, etc.); knives/axes (a pocketknife with a Whittling Chip is the exception). Pocketknives used in an unsafe manner will be confiscated & returned to an adult leader.  A limited # of camperships are available & must be submitted by 7/25, before registration opens on 8/1.

    Pin prep, review & follow-up:
  • 1) Choose before/after camp to complete REQ #2 of Earth Rocks! & complete #1, 2, 3 & 5 of Outdoor. We will only review #2, 3 & 5 of Outdoor.
  • 2) Review ALL pin & patch REQs with your scout before coming! 3) During camp, your job will be to make sure your scout has completed what we go over & after camp sign him/her off only when complete. 

For Questions, Campership Appl. or to Volunteer: Contact Mike Moffat

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First Pack Meeting: August 28th

  • DATE: August 28, 2019
  • TIME: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR
  • UNIFORMClass A
  • Preview of the Scouting Year
  • Den Chief Ceremony
  • Parent Orientation and New Scout Registration
  • Scout Skills: Square Knot
  • Popcorn University

Register before our first Pack Meeting so that you won't miss out on the fun!

How to Register with Pack 1776
To guide you on completing your application, please visit our website at

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.    Provide the scout registration fee for your year via a check made out to Pack 1776: 

$150 per Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos scout (First through Fifth grades in 2019-2020). 

$75 per new Lion scouts (those who will be in Kindergarten in 2019-2020)

5.    Provide a separate $200 parent volunteer deposit - 1 per family (check postdated to 4/1/2020, also made out to Pack 1776). 

Volunteer deposit waived for new Lion scouts. 

6.    Complete the online BSA Youth Application Form for new scouts only. Drop off the checks, medical forms and copy of your child’s medical card to the Scout Box located inside the Coyote Creek Elementary School Office.   If you have questions, feel free to email us at

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