Cub Scout Pack 1776

SF Giants Scout Night

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010
Time: 6:05pm
Location: AT&T Park (map)

The Giants are proud to join the Boy Scouts of America in celebrating 100 years of Scouting with our annual Boy Scout Night! The Scouts 100th anniversary is a milestone achievement, so for the first time, the Giants will be hosting a pregame Scout tailgate in Lot D for all scouts, their families, and friends. All special event ticket holders will receive a Giants-themed Boy Scout patch, with a portion of ticket proceeds donated back to Boy Scouts of America, benefiting scouts in the Bay Area and nationwide. All uniformed scouts and scout leaders in attendance are invited to participate in a pregame honor ceremony. Bring out the whole troop for what is sure to be a special day for Scouts of all ages!

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Scout Day with Snoopy

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2010
Time: 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Schulz Museum (map)
Cost: $10 per scout; $5 for adults who want to ice skate.

Cub and Boy Scouts will enjoy an afternoon of hands-on activities at the Schulz Museum and ice skating at Snoopy’s Home Ice in support of their art and skating merit badges. All participants will earn a special Schulz Museum patch.

More information hereAdvance reservation required. Call (707) 284-1263 for reservations and fee information.

While you are there, don't miss the Scout Exhibit at the museum!

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Oakland A’s Scout Day

Date: Sunday, June 27, 2010
Time: 1:05p

Scouts, leaders and parents: join the A's for our annual Scout Day and participate in our exclusive pregame parade. Discounted group tickets are available for Boy and Girl Scouts, friends and families (Eagle, Cub Scouts and Brownies too!). All uniformed scouts will receive a commemorative A's Scout Day patch.

In addition, 10,000 fans in attendance will receive an Oakland A's Beach Towel.

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Cub Scout Day Camp – Act Quick!

Date: June 21-25, 2010
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Little Hills Ranch (map)
Cost: $165 per person before 4/28/2010; $180 before 5/24/2010; $195 afterward

Pack 1776 families-

Registration of 2010 Cub Scout Day Camp is now open.  Early Bird sign up discounts have been extended: $165 before 4/28/2010 (that is $33/day!). Older siblings (junior helpers) can help. Younger siblings (tags) can attend. All details and registration information on this website.

** Important: Please let me know if you sign up so we can coordinate the Pack 1776 contingent. **

Yours in Scouting,
Cubmaster Ed

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Cubmobile Race

Date: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Setup: 10:30am - Noon
Race: Noon - 3:00pm

Dear Scouts and Parents,

The most fun and exciting event is almost upon us, the Cubmobile Race will be held on Sunday, May 16th from Noon-3 PM. The Scouts of Pack 1776 will be racing their dens' Cubmobile from the top of the ramp… then being launched by the power of gravity… with nerves of steel… steering their Cubmobile across the finish line… and occasionally… at the end… remembering to HIT THE BRAKE!! This is a timed event, every Scout will race at least twice, and everyone wins a medal for participating. The Scouts LOVE this event and we hope to see you ALL on the race day. if you love racing in real cars, take a look at this 1958 chevrolet apache.

Attached are some of the race car design specifics:

* In contrast with the Pinewood Derby, it is o.k. to recycle old cubmobile carcasses from prior years if your den has access to one.
* Tires must be 10 inches or less in diameter.
* Any rubber tires are acceptable (hard rubber or pneumatic) EXCEPT bicycle tires. Bicycle tires and rims are not safe for this event!
* Wheels may incorporate wheel bearings.
* Any axel type is acceptable for this event (if used, lag screws should be at least 3/8in dia. and 3.5 inches long)
* All framing used in constructing the car should be maximum 2inX4in.
* The turning radius of the cubmobile MUST BE LIMITED by a means such as blocks located less than ½-inch from the frame on the steering arm.
* No additional weights may be added to the cars for the purpose of gaining momentum. Make the car strong enough to survive the race, but adding extra weights is not safe for the drivers or the poor dads at the finish line who have to stop the cars. Additional weights will be removed.
* Don’t have any sharp objects on the car that could impale the driver or a spectator.
* All cars must have a brake.
* All cars must have a seat belt.
* All racers must wear a helmet.
* Decorate the cars as much as you can! Building cars is a tall order for especially the little guys, but painting and decorating them is fun for everyone!

Volunteers are needed and your Den Leaders will be contacting you!

Cubmobile Chair Renne C

[stextbox id="info" caption="Note" align="center"]Please be sure to bring the following:
- Sunscreen
- Hats
- Camping Chairs
- Helmets
- A Racing Spirit!
- Cub Scout Cheer!![/stextbox]

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Meridian District Dinner 2010

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2010
Time: 6:00pm
Location: San Ramon LDS Church, 5025 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, California 94582 (map)
Cost: $12 per person

Information from the District:

Dear Meridian Scouters,

Happy 100th Anniversary!  You are invited to attend the Meridian District Dinner and celebrate 100 years of Scouting in America, but more importantly, to formally recognize the adult leaders who have significantly contributed to your Scouting program.  This year’s dinner will be held at the San Ramon LDS Church, 5025 Crow Canyon Rd, San Ramon, Thursday May 27th 2010.  Doors open at 6pm with dinner and program to follow.

We are planning a culinary extravaganza…an American dinner followed by a variety of desserts brought by the District Committee Members representing the diversity of our committee.  The cost is $12 per person in advance, and reservations will be taken up until May 13th but space is limited to the first 150 so make your reservations soon!

Find out more about this event at the district website.


Bike Rodeo 2010

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Setup starts at 3:00pm)
Location: Iron Horse Middle School, San Ramon (map)

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Bike Rodeo. This is a great opportunity to learn about bike safety and earn the bicycle belt loop or pin.  It's even better if you can help out. Check the flyer and contact Adrianne if you need more details.  Don't forget to wear your uniform!

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MDSC 2010 Centennial Polo


MDSC has created some unique embroidered polo shirts to celebrate 100 years of Scouting. They are now available for a $25 donation. (It would make an impressive statement about MDSC spirit if all adults who attend NorCal wear this shirt on Saturday.) Port Authority brand, Black with collar, Council design is embroidered onto the front. Really nice.

See a picture below and get more details at - click MDSC Shirts.

Here is how to get these shirts.

1. Come to the Council Office on Wednesday or Thursday, April 14-15 and get them. Shirts will be available between the hours of 11:00 and 14:00 or by special arrangement. Checks and cash only.

2. Send an order via snail mail to Gilwell Group, 1048 Alicante Drive, Danville CA 94526. (Or you can call 925-855-0678). We will get you the shirts at NorCal or make arrangements for you to pick them up at the Council Office. Write the name of your District on the check.

3. Leave a comment on and click MDSC Shirts or send me an email ( Include your name, phone number, quantity, and District. We will contact you to work out details. (Since this is my home District, Meridian leaders can schedule a shirt pick up at my house).

You can collect the shirts at NorCal Jamboree or make arrangements to get them – but we cannot take your money in the Alameda Fairgrounds.

S, M, L, XL, 2XL available. Order for your entire unit.

Make checks payable to (MDSC) Mt. Diablo Silverado Council. Do not miss this opportunity to get Centennial shirts for all your active adults. You will be sorry if you do. And they won't be happy either!

Good Scouting

Mike Dubrall

Meridian District Camping Chair


Monthly Theme of May: In The Spotlight

The monthly theme of May is "In the Spotlight".   Here's the official theme description from BSA:

MAY 2010 - IN THE SPOTLIGHT - Character Connection: Cooperation

It's time to perform and be in the spotlight! This month spend some time making musical instruments to be used in the pack meeting variety show. The variety show could be skits, songs, puppet shows, magic trick - you name it. Have the boys and their parents and families participate in a variety show and have some adults record the show.

Dens can create posters announcing the show and make programs to let everyone know what's coming. Commercials could be videotaped by the den during their den meetings and then be shown between acts. (Get the parents involved)

Take a photo for the local newspaper or a video clip for the local TV station for recognition of their achievements and put Cub Scouting in the spotlight. Visit a television, radio, or cable station to see how they prepare and produce their shows.

Attend a play or musical production. The Cub Scouts can earn the Music belt loop and pin.

Other resources for the theme including BSA Cub Cast and Baloo's Bugle, etc are available and easily accessible from our Monthly Theme Ideas page.  Happy reading and have a great May!

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Campfire Magic Giveaway

Boys' Life magazine is giving away 2 copies of Mac King's new book every week until May 30, 2010.  Go here to get more information of the book or here to enter the contest.  You can enter the contest week after week.  Good luck.