Cub Scout Pack 1776

2010 Blackhawk 500 Patch Design Contest

Blackhawk 500 Patch Design ContestDeadline: Friday, February 19, 2010
Detail Info and Contest Form: See HERE

Contest information from the council ...

Cub Scouts, send us your original design for the 2010 Blackhawk 500 Pinewood Derby Patch! One design will be selected and used as the official patch for the upcoming Blackhawk 500*. The designer of the chosen patch will also receive free entry into the Blackhawk 500!

Rules & Guidelines:

  1. All designs must be done on and fit within the 3” circle on the contest form.
  2. All designs must include the wording “2010 Blackhawk 500” and “Mt. Diablo Silverado Council”.
  3. Limit of 1 design per boy.
  4. All designs must be received by February 19, 2010.

When you’re all done, mail the form to:

Mt. Diablo Silverado Council
Blackhawk 500 Patch Design
800 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Make sure to include your name, unit#, rank, address, and phone number.

* Necessary modifications will occur in order to convert the original design into a graphic image.


100th Anniversary Audiocast – Replay


Missed the audiocast? No problem. The recording and BSA's new film are available HERE.


2010 Pinewood Derby

Saturday, January 30, 2010, 1:00 PM - 3:00PM:
Inspection, Weigh-In, Impound
Sunday, January 31, 2010:

Click HERE for the 2010 PWD rules for our Pack.

The following resources are available from the pack to assist you and your Den members in crafting your car:

  • Jigsaw
  • Design Book
  • VHS

The items can be reserved and checked out by calling Scott Evans.

The 2010 Race will be held in a new Aluminum Track on January 31. Inspection,Weigh in, Impound will be Saturday 30 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Cars must meet the PWD rules to compete.

Urge your Den Members to finish the car prior to Jan 30. They can use the scale at the post office to get as close as possible to the 5.0 Oz requirement.

Good Luck and Happy Racing.


CANCELLED: December Field Trip – Wildcat Peak

cancelledDate: Sunday, December 13, 2009
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:00PM
Location: Tilden Nature Study Area, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley

Hello Pack 1776 Families,

Eka and I decided to cancel the hike this coming Sunday. We took this decision chiefly based on safety reasons.

The weather forecast predicts rain for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This hike is fairly difficult (compared to previous ones) and muddy conditions will make it even harder.

Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.

Bernard & Eka

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Leader Education And Discovery (L.E.A.D) 2010

Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010
Time: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill (map)

Great training event by the Council ...


Now is the time to get yourself registered for the greatest training event of the year. LEAD 2010 is coming up on January 23, 2010. Registration is now open at

Costs: (Reimbursable by the Pack upon successful completion of training!)

  • From now to January 4, 2010 the fee is $37.00 including lunch.
  • From January 5 to January 17 the fee is $52.00 including lunch.

Class sizes are limited so please register early.

Please forward this to all of your scouting friends, as we don't want anyone to miss out on this great event.

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Pack Meeting Tomorrow

Works of ArtDate: Thursday, December 10, 2009
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: MPR
Theme: Works of Art
Agenda: See here

See you tomorrow.

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100th Anniversary Audiocast – Final Reminder

Centennial Audiocast ScheduleDate: Thursday, December 10, 2009
Time: 5:00 - 5:30pm
Location & RSVP:

One final reminder about the audiocast rally this Thursday, December 10 at 5:00pm.  Thanks to the ten-of-thousands who have signed-up already. We want this to be the largest virtual gathering in BSA history. We hope you will join us!

Not yet registered? Here are three things you'll NOT want to miss:

  • Hear about plans for the 100th Anniversary celebration and how to become involved.
  • THIS JUST IN! Get a sneak-peak preview of the BSA's new high-energy, high-adventure recruitment film for the Adventure Base 100 tour.
  • Become eligible for some very special prize drawings, including two tickets to Gala Twenty-Ten in Washington, D.C. (along with a one night's stay at a D.C. hotel).

To participate, you don't have to go any further than your own computer. Just register and then listen-in at

If you have a previously scheduled, Scout meeting at the audiocast time, consider making the rally part of the meeting agenda. Tune in as a group (but register as individuals to be eligible for prizes)!

"See" you on December 10!


Boys’ Life 2009 Reading Contest – Last Chance!

Say Yes to Reading!The following information taken from the Boys' Life website:

Write a one-page report titled “The Best Book I Read This Year” and enter it in the Boys’ Life 2009 “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 certificate good for any product in the Boy Scouts official retail catalog. Second-place winners will receive a $75 gift certificate, and third-place winners a $50 certificate.

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
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079

Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2009 and must include entry information and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Click here to check out the winning essays in last year’s contest.


Wanted: Used Bikes

adoptAFamilyBikesAdopt a Family Bikes is a local non profit run by St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. They need your help! Do you (or a friend or neighbor) have a used bike or trike you could donate? The volunteers will clean, repair, and safety check them before donating them to non profits such as Monument Crisis Center, Salvation Army, etc. Check out the website at

Bikes can be dropped off at the repair shop in the Rose Garden Center at 730 Camino Ramon, Suite 150, Danville. Approximate hours are 6-9 pm weeknights and 10-5 pm weekends. Bikes are needed before Dec. 7. A donation of $5-10 per bike is suggested to help pay for parts, helmets, and bike locks. Volunteers are always welcome, no experience necessary. You can also fulfill some of the requirements of the Cycling Merit Badge. Contact Rand Mahoney, 964-1641,

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Pack Meeting (Works of Art)

200912Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: MPR
Theme: Works of Art


Set up/Opening- Webelos I Den 1- (Russ/Brad/Debbie)
Gathering- Tiger Den 7- (Steve/Jason/Alan)
Skit- Webelos II Den 12- (Bill/Dan)
Snack/Clean up- Tiger Den 3- (Harry/Lou)

Before the Meeting

Set up:- Webelos I Den 1- (Russ/Brad/Debbie) @ 6:30


Pre opening gathering activity: Tiger Den 7- (Steve/Jason/Alan) @ 6:30
Sign in scout attendance table

Opening (start on time!)

Webelos I Den 1- (Russ/Brad/Debbie)
* Flag ceremony
* Pledge of Allegiance
* Cub Scout Promise
* Law of the Pack
Prayer: ...selected scout

Welcome & Introductions- Cubmaster Ed

Welcome to all - Theme “Works of Art “


Popcorn- organizers & scouts
Scouting for Food- organizers & scouts
New Brighton State Beach Hike- organizers & scouts


Hike: Wildcat Peak Tilden Nature Study Area-Sunday, December 13, 2009 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
January 10 Pack Meeting/Movie night @ Blackhawk museum
PWD race- Jan 31(more details to come)


Skit- Webelos II Den 12- (Bill/Dan)
Webelos moment- Den 12 (Bill/Dan)
Special guest from North Pole
Photos & pass out Derby Kits
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Movie

After the meeting/During the Movie

Refreshments/Clean up - Tiger Den 3- (Harry/Lou)