Cub Scout Pack 1776
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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12Mar/17

Pack 1776 Spring Camping at Anthony Chabot Family Campground

What: Pack 1776 Spring Camping
When: 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 1 to noon, Sunday, April 2
Where: Anthony Chabot Family Campground 
Sign up: If you plan to stay the night, click here and sign up

Hopefully the wonderful weather will hold and we can finally go camping! Pack families are welcome to come for the day. To stay the night, please sign up via evite so we can budget for food. The pack will provide snacks, breakfast and charcoal for the grills. You must bring your own dinner. If you want a hot meal, we recommend bringing a foil dinner to grill. Check online for great recipe ideas.

Here’s our tentative schedule:

Saturday:

2:00 to 3:00 - Arrive and set up camp
3:00 to 3:15 - Flag ceremony
3:15 to 3:30 - Snacks (solar oven S’mores made by Den 9)
3:30 to 4:30 - Hike
4:30 to 5:30 - Fun activities / BBQ prep
5:30 to 6:30 - Dinner (bring your own foil pack dinner)
6:30 to 7:15 - Fun activities or free time
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 (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

Directions:

So it looks like our path into the camp grounds has been blocked by weather damage and it doesn't look like it will be reopened for this weekend.  However, there is another way into the campgrounds.  Please see picture below for alternative route:
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DIRECTIONS:
Get on I-680 N 
Follow I-680 N, CA-24 W and CA-13 S to Redwood Rd in Oakland
Take the Redwood Road exit from CA-13 S
23 min (24.6 mi)
Use the left 2 lanes to turn sharply left onto Redwood Rd

Destination (Main Entrance) will be on the RIGHT
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Once inside the Main Entrance, turn LEFT at the Marciel Gate.  
Follow the road for about 2 miles and follow the signs for the Group Camping. Our Site is LOST RIDGE.  Once inside our sites gate, follow the road to the Lost Ridge and park at the circle at the end of the site (see picture below). You will need a Parking Pass. Please find Jimmy Almeida for this pass.

Marciel Gate street address: 9999 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546

1Mar/17

2017 Spring Family Camp

Cub Family Camp at Camp Lindblad, May 27 & 28

Family Camp and Pack Overnighters

Council-organized family camps are overnight events involving more than one pack, with the local council. These weekends are fun for Cub Scouts and their families. Round robin activity stations provide structured program while leaving enough free time to enjoy the outdoors. Activities include a nature hike, games, first aid training, Scout skills, crafts, BB gun shooting and archery. There will be a campfire Saturday evening with SMORES.

Who Can Attend?

The whole family is invited to attend Cub Scout Family Camp. Anyone in the family (immediate or extended) may attend any of the Cub Scout Family Camps hosted in the redwoods of coastal California at Camp Lindblad, as long as there is one registered Cub Scout in the family. Siblings age 5 and under are only $15.00 per person, and must be accompanied by an adult.

How much does it Cost and What's Covered?

The registration fees below cover food, craft supplies, sporting good supplies, staff salary for positions, etc.

  • Cub Scout  $50.00
  • Adult          $50.00
  • Sibling        $50.00
  • Sibling age 5 or under   $15.00

Meals supplied are Saturday Lunch and Dinner, Campfire SMORES, Sunday Breakfast and Bag Lunch Sunday Noon. (No food will be served Friday Night or Saturday morning.)  Friday evening camping is available at registration site.

How Do I Register for Camp?

For your convenience, registrations may be made online at our council website, http://mdscbsa.org/ . Straight to Registration Credit card payments (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express) must be made at the time of registration.

You may alternately send in a check by completing the above registration online.  When you get to the payment screen, next to credit card, click on the drop down menu and choose "mail in the form". Mail to Family Camps Registration MDSC BSA 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. You will need to include payment with the form for ALL people listed on the form. Payment may be made with check, cash, or the credit cards listed in the previous paragraph.

After your registration for family camp is submitted, you will need to have all campers complete their medical forms parts A & B and permission slips (blank forms available on our website at CubScoutFamilyCamp

Forms will be collected at check-in. Signups for staffing needs will take place at check-in.

 

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13Jan/17

Blue and Gold 2017

Date: Friday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Location: Coyote Creek MPR
Cost: None
RSVP: Evite

Dear Pack 1776 Scouts and Families,

Come Celebrate the 107th 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 For Goodness Snakes are provided at no cost to Pack 1776 members and their immediate family.

Please RSVP by February 10th with the number of people attending and any vegetarian preference.

Schedule:
6:00 pm Welcome! Door Opens
6:15 pm Opening Ceremony by Den 4 & Den 8
6:20 pm Greeting & Commence Dinner
6:35 pm Recognition
6:40 pm Arrow of Light and Bridging Ceremonies
7:35 pm Closing Ceremony by Den 9
7:40 pm Entertainment by For Goodness Snakes
8:45 pm Clean Up

See you at the party!

Pack 1776 Blue and Gold Committee

10Jan/17

2017 Derby Days

The 2017 Dremel Pinewood Derby Days Program, brought to you through Lowe’s, aims to provide you, the Pinewood Derby® enthusiast, with a source for all of the materials and know-how you need to create a winning car you can be proud of – regardless of your skill level. Select Lowe’s stores will host Pinewood Derby® car clinics where experts share their tips and tricks for making the fastest cars on race day. Everyone who attends an event will be given a:

  • How-to demonstration
  • Step-by-step instructions for building your car at home
  • Pinewood Derby® Days patch

On January 14th from 11am - 1pm. Free to attend - give your store a call to verify one is taking place.

8Jan/17

Pinewood Derby 2017

Date/Time: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 Noon to 3pm
Location: Coyote Creek MPR
Attire: Class A
Bring: Reusable water bottle and Readiness to cheer on your fellow scouts

Our Annual Pinewood Derby will be held on January 22 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 available from the nice 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 Surat Perez to purchase more kits. Wear your Class A uniform!

The mandatory inspection and car impounding is on January 21 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at at the Pack Shed near the Coyote Creek Kindergarden 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 21 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.

On the day of the event, cars will race in multiple heats. Only their best time will be used. All participants will receive a medal and 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 trophies to 1) Best Paint Job, 2) Most Unique, and 3) Most Patriotic.

8Jan/17

Local TV Station Tour

Hi Cub Scouts! 
 
We have another exciting outing planned for you! 
 
We have arranged 2 tours for 15 each (total -- this includes adults and kids) to tour our local TV Station with local celebrity & coach George Baljevich (aka Dr.B tv30 sports). Please sign up (first come, first serve).  If there's a lot of interest, we will give scouts priority and ask some adults to wait outside.  
 

Cost:   Free.

 
When:  Monday Jan 23  (this is a minimum school day -- teacher work day) 
 
Time: 4:00 pm open to younger scouts
 
Time: 5:00 pm - open to older scouts
 
Where: 
Tri-Valley Community Television, TV30
4663 Bernal Ave. Suite B
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-462-3030
"Your Connection to the Tri-Valley"
www.TriValleyTV.org
 
 
 
TV30 is George "Dr. B" Baljevich.  He's a veteran sports reporter and host for Tri-Valley Sports Final and Let's Talk Sports.  Dr. B was also a former basketball coach and teacher. 
 
The tour will take about 45 min, video and photos are allowed. They usually do scout tours for those who need some requirements (earn a patch?)  He will also use visual/with sports memorabilia, uniforms etc displays with a talk.
 
 
SIGN UP SO YOU CAN GO! 
5Jan/17

L.E.A.D 2017

Date: Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Rd., Pleasant Hill (map) (campus map)
Cost: $45 per participant (The Pack will reimburse after you attend and if you stay with us to the end of the school year)

Registration for the BIGGEST Training event of 2017 — Leader Education and Discovery (L.E.A.D) is now open. Bask in the warmth of friendliness and camaraderie of like-minded Scout leaders. Catch-up with old friends and meet new friends.

This event is OPEN to all adults. You DO NOT have to be a uniform leader. Everyone is welcome to attend! Invest in the future – YOUR future success as a Scout leader, and the continuing interest and engagement of your Scouts depends on trained adults.

New classes for 2017 include Cyber Chip for Cubs, Lion Guide 411, Fly Fishing Made Easy, Unit Finances and Unit Websites, etc.

Every Scout deserves a trained leader so who you gonna call?

Click here for class catalogs and more info.

Class sizes are limited so register early !

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23Dec/16

Read, Write and Win Amazon Gift Cards!

From Boys' Life website:

Write a one-page report titled “The Best Book I Read This Year” and enter it in the Boys’ Life 2016 “Say Yes to Reading!” contest.

The book can be fiction or nonfiction. But the report has to be in your own words — 500 words tops. Enter in one of these three age categories:

8 years old and younger
9 and 10 years old
11 years old and older

First-place winners in each age category will receive a $100 gift card from Amazon.com. Second-place winners will receive a $75 gift card; third-place winners, a $50 gift card.

Everyone who enters will get a free patch like the one on this page. (And, yes, the patch is a temporary insignia, so it can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform shirt, on the right pocket. Proudly display it there or anywhere!) In coming years, you’ll have the opportunity to earn different patches.

The contest is open to all Boys’ Life readers. Be sure to include your name, address, age and grade in school on the entry.

Send your report, along with a business-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope, to:

Boys’ Life Reading Contest
S306
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079

Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2016 and must include entry information and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Click here to read the winning essays in the 2015 contest.