Cub Scout Pack 1776
6Aug/19

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 Michael.Moffat@Scouting.org.

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6Aug/19

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 https://pack1776.com/join

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 cubmaster@pack1776.com

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1Aug/19

August Hike: Sycamore Grove Park

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Date/Time: Sunday, August 25, 2019, 9 am-11 am
Location: Sycamore Grove Park (map), Livermore
Meeting PointWetmore Road Entrance Parking lot
Attire: Class B (dress in layers)
Awards: Trail Trekkers Cub Scout Patch/Progressive Hike Award
Parking Fee: $7 per vehicle
Hike Info: Hike info
RSVP: Evite
Contact: Hiking Chair Deva Sundararajan

What to bring:

  • binoculars, camera
  • layers of clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Plenty of water and snacks

Our first 2019-2020 hike will be any easy one at the Sycamore Grove Park. The trail is 4 miles long with hardly any elevation gain. Lion and Tiger scouts are encouraged to participate. This park has a lot of reptiles and if we are lucky and patient we can see some. Near the wet area, we can see some great blue herons - don't forget to look up. Wandering among the Park's sycamores, you may be fortunate enough to see a fox, a bobcat, or perhaps a Red-tailed Hawk soaring overhead. Magpies and Bushtits chatter as you stroll along quiet trails. A quiet hiker can sometimes find deer, rabbits and hares, ground squirrels, mice, lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, and a variety of birds and insects in the park.

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1Aug/19

September Hike: Mt. Diablo State Park

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Mt. Diablo State Park
Trailhead: Curry Point, South Gate Road

Attire: Class B
Awards: Highlander Patch Rocker
Entrance Fee: $10 per car
RSVP:  Evite
Contact: Hiking Chair Deva Sundararajan

InformationFlyer

Details: It is an easy 3.3 loop trail with an elevation gain of 700 feet (approx. 1.5 hours). Take the Knobcone Point Road from the parking lot for about 1 mile to Black Hawk Trail. Turn right and continue to Sycamore Creek Road. Turn right again to Devils Slide Trail and turn right. Begin climb out of Sycamore Canyon on this wonderful singletrack trail as it heads back to Knobcone Point Road, where you turn left back to the trailhead.  See highlighted trail in map.

What to bring:

  • Binoculars, camera
  • Layers of clothing – please check weather forecast prior to hike
  • Lunch/Snacks/Water

Getting there:

From Crow Canyon Rd continue onto Blackhawk Road. It becomes Diablo Road. Go to Mt. Diablo Scenic Boulevard and turn right.  At the Park boundary the road becomes South Gate Road. Continue up the mountain, past the entrance station to just past Rock City. Park in the Curry Point view area on the left.

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1Aug/19

October Hike: Flag Hill, Sunol Regional Wilderness

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Flag HillSunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol
Meeting Point: Parking lot immediately to the left after the entrance kiosk
Attire: Class B
Awards: Trail Trekkers Cub Scout Patch/Progressive Hike Award
Parking Fee: $5
RSVP:  Evite
Trail Map: Download here.

Details:  Approximately 3.5-3.8 miles/3 hours long. A moderately strenuous hike will take you to the top of Flag Hill, which is composed of layers of fossil-rich sandstone formed some 13 million years ago. You'll enjoy great views and good opportunities to watch birds and other wildlife. Ambitious hikers may take an optional detour to Indian Joe Cave Rocks. TRAIL MAP

What to bring:

  • Binoculars, camera
  • Layers of clothing – please check weather forecast prior to hike
  • Lunch/Snacks/Water

Getting there:

Go south on I-680 and exit at Calaveras Road/Highway 84 just south of the town of Pleasanton. Turn left onto Calaveras Road and proceed to Geary Road, which leads directly into the park.

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1Aug/19

November Hike: Redwood Creek Regional Park

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Redwood CreekEast Ridge and Stream TrailsRedwood Regional Park, Oakland
Meeting Point: Canyon Meadow Staging Area
Distance: 6 miles (2 hours)
Attire: Class B
Awards: Trail Trekkers Cub Scout Patch/Progressive Hike Award
RSVP:  An Evite will be circulated. Check back here for details.
Parking Fee: $5

Information:  Flyer
Contact: Hiking Chair

What to bring:

  • Binoculars, camera
  • Layers of clothing – please check weather forecast prior to hike
  • Lunch/Snacks/Water

Details: This hike will take place in the beautiful Redwood Regional Park in Oakland. This will be a six mile hike (approx. 2 hours with 950 feet in elevation gain) that will reward its hikers with great views of the San Leandro Reservoir and the surrounding hills.

Due to the distance of the hike we recommend all hikers come prepared with plenty of snacks, water and a lunch to enjoy during our break. We will meet at the Canyon Meadow Staging Area and head to the Canyon View Trail. We will then go along the East Ridge until we reach the Skyline Gate. At this time we will have a break and can refill our water bottles or use the restrooms. We will head down the Stream Trail to Mill Site or Fern Hut where we can stop for lunch. If we are lucky the stream will be full and get to see a few of the cascades. We are also hoping to see a special treat: ladybug hibernation. Thousands of ladybugs have been converging in clusters along the Stream Trail between Prince Road and Tres Sendes. Another gathering can be found midway on the French Trail between Tres Sendes and West Ridge Trail (Mother Nature willing, of course).

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1Aug/19

December Hike: Rodeo Lagoon, Marin Headlands (GGNRA)

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Time: 9:45 am
Location: Rodeo Lagoon, Sausalito
Meeting PointMarin Headlands Visitor Center (9:30 am)
Attire: Class B
Awards: Trail Trekkers Cub Scout Patch/Progressive Hike Award. Scouts can also choose to become Junior Rangers.
Fees: None (bridge toll only)
RSVP:  An Evite will be circulated. Check back here for details.
Contact: Hiking Chair Deva Sundararajan

What to bring:

  • binoculars, camera
  • layers of clothing – please check weather forecast prior to hike
  • Lunch/Snacks/Water – Please note that there are NO food vendors in the Marin Headlands

Details

We will meet at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center at 9:30 am. Scouts who choose to becoming junior rangers can get Junior Ranger booklets from the Visitor Center. The hike will begin promptly at 9:45 am. We will hike up to Battery Townsley where the scouts can learn about some of our country's history and then go to observe a Nike Missile Site in operation. Each family can choose to visit the Marine  Mammal Center.

Don't forget to bring a lunch, snacks and plenty of water. There are no food vendors at this location. Wear appropriate clothes since the weather may change rapidly.

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1Aug/19

January Hike: Briones Regional Park

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Time: 1 pm
Location: Briones Regional Park
Attire: Class B
Award: Highlander Briones rocker patch
Fees: $3 per vehicle (when kiosk is attended)
Meeting Point: Bear Creek Staging Area
Contact: Hiking Chair Sundararajan
RSVP: An Evite will be circulated. Check back here for details.
How to get there
Bear Creek Staging Area: From Highway 24, take the Happy Valley Road exit and go north. Turn right at Bear Creek Road, take the 1st right onto Briones Valley Rd (37.925776, -122.162733).

Parking
Make an immediate left after the kiosk and park in the lower lot.

Details
The Briones Regional Park Hike is at least three miles with some moderate uphill in the beginning and an easy down hill on the last half. There is a nice picnic area at the half point with portable bathrooms and tables to take a break. The hike will start at the Bear Creek Staging Area.

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25Jun/19

August 18th: Rocket Day! Discover Pack 1776

2-4 pm @ Coyote Creek School Blacktop

  • LAUNCH DATE:  AUGUST 18th
  • LAUNCH PAD:  Coyote Creek School Blacktop (Kid's Country side)
  • TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • UNIFORM: Class B or comfortable attire for those who are not scouts/new scouts
  • Bring a refillable water bottle full of water, sunscreen, hat and if desired, folding chair.
  • VOLUNTEER: We need your help! Sign up here to volunteer.

Come build and shoot a compressed air rocket!

Sno Cones!  Crafts!  Fun!

Pack 1776 invites you to build your own rocket, launch it and have a blast!  Learn about Cub Scouting and all the fun things we do.

Join now!

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 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)
  1. Provide a separate $200 parent volunteer deposit per family, (check postdated to 4/1/2020, also made out to Pack 1776).  Fee waived for new Lion scouts.
  2. Online BSA Youth Application Form for new scouts only.

Bring your completed forms and checks to Rocket Day! 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.  Click here:  FORM.

Page 1, Part A requires 2 parent signatures in 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 $150

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.

We’d love for you to participate as a leader!  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 13, 2019 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 4/1/2020

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 scouts transferring from another Pack.

You can ignore the request to pay $36 online to BSA National; the Pack will pay for it using part of your registration fee.

Acceptance into the Pack

If you signed up during open registration (up to mid September), we automatically accept all boys and girls from kindergarten to fourth grade. We only accept fifth grade boys or girls 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 2019 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.

Cub Scouting is a year-round family program designed for boys or girls in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. Young boys and girls grow up fast. Give your son or daughter a valuable gift by encouraging him or her to join Cub Scouting today. The time you invest in them today will make a difference in the person he or she becomes tomorrow.

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19Jun/19

DATE CHANGE: July 28, 2019: Cub Scout Presidio Trail

Join us for a day of fun in San Francisco as we hike the Cub Scout Presidio Historical Trail. This is a 4 mile hike along the paved paths in San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  All Scouts finishing the hike will receive a commemorative patch.

We will be doing a modified version of the hike which starts at 11:00 a.m. outside the Presidio Museum located at the Officers' Club. This is a free museum that opens at 10:00 a.m. You can visit it on your own before or after the hike. You can also visit the Presidio Visitor Center. Public restrooms are located next door.

Park in the Main Post parking lot (this is near the Disney Family Museum). Park closest to the Flag Pole. There is a fee for parking.

We will start our hike at the Presidio Museum and head down to Crissy Field. Along the way we walk past the Presidio National Cemetary where a famous woman Civil War spy, and various heroes and generals from the Civil War, WWI and Spanish American Wars lay buried. We will pass by a pet cemetery, the only one that was located on any military base. No, it is not for animals that died in the service of the armed forces, but just ordinary pets that belonged to families of the military.

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco bay and Crissy Field

When we arrive at Crissy Field, we will walk towards the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor's Center and head down to Fort Point. There are public restrooms located near the Warming Hut. We will stop at Fort Point.

Fort Point

We will break for lunch at Fort Point and go inside for a visit. Admission is free. Scouts have the opportunity to earn a National Park Service Junior Ranger badge while at Fort Point. Download their booklet here. Public restrooms are located outside Fort Point.

Following our visit to Fort Point, we will back track a bit and then head up a brief section of stairs to the Golden Gate Bridge overlook and visitor's center. Then we will return back to the Main Post parking lot along a slight downhill path. Along the way we will stop at the Calavary Stables and say "hello" to the National Park Ranger's horses that may be in the outdoor corral.

At the end of the hike, you may choose to visit the museum, visitor's center or take a photo in front of Yoda (who is located down the street, outside Lucasfilm ( 1 Letterman Dr, San Francisco, CA 94129 ).

For those Scouts who attended the June Pack Events (Black Diamond Hills hike or Cub Scout Day Camp), this is the July event that will qualify you to earn your National Summertime Award Pin! To do so, a Scout must attend a Pack event in June, July and August 2019.

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