Cub Scout Pack 1776

Cotton Candy Booth Info

Date: Sunday - Monday, May 30-31, 2010 (Memorial day weekend)
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: San Ramon Central Park (map)

Parents of Pack 1776-

As you all know, we have our Pack’s biggest fundraiser of the year (Cotton Candy Booth!) coming up this Memorial day weekend at the Art & Wind festival @ Central Park in San Ramon.

We will be at booth #5 on the Alcosta side (see map of booth location and map of the festival).

Scouts are also encouraged to help out. Full Class A uniform is recommended.

Parking Instructions

Print out a parking pass. The parking pass must be visible on the dashboard of the vehicle at all times. Make sure to include a cell phone number in case the event coordinator needs to locate you.

Your FREE parking area for the duration of the Festival is located in the dirt lot at the corner of Bollinger Canyon Road and Camino Ramon. Access to this lot is off of Bollinger Canyon Road.

The pass will also allow a vehicle to enter the curb area along Bollinger and Alcosta to unload food items during the festival—this person MAY NOT LEAVE their car. Please have someone from the booth meet the person at their car to unload. They will only be allowed a very limited time to unload.


District Safe Swim Defense LIVE Training

Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010
Time: 8:00pm to 8:40pm
Location: LDS Church - Overlook Chapel, 2369 Overlook Drive, Walnut Creek (map)
Cost: Free

To Meridian Scouters,

The Iron Horse District is offering a LIVE in person Safe Swim Defense class on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 during their Round Table breakout session. For those who are not comfortable taking the Online Safe Swim Defense class, this is a GREAT TIMELY opportunity for you to "be prepared" for the summer when you take your scouts on aquatic adventures!!!  -- Please see the attached flyer for more information...

Training is opened to ALL Scouters (from Tigers to Venture) -- Any scout leader planning to lead any swimming based activities MUST complete this training.

[stextbox id="info" caption="Notes" align="center"]This training is for adults only.
This is a classroom-based training. No swimming.
Registration is not necessary. Just show up at the church.[/stextbox]

Ray Chan
Training Chair
Meridian District
925-548-6179 - Cell


Pack Camping in Tahoe (Important Update!!)

UPDATE (7/15/2010): The CORRECT dates are check-in Saturday, August 7th @ 2 PM and check-out Monday, August 9th @ Noon! Please note this update and re-confirm your participation. thank you!!

Date: Saturday, August 7, 2:00PM - Monday, August 9, 12:00PM
Location: Lake Tahoe - Sugar Pine Point State Park (map)
Fees: $15 per person per night

Rated as one on the most scenic camp sites in CA and now with Wi-Fi! Park brochures here.

The Summer Camping Vitals - Scouts having a great experience Camping, Hiking, Playing at the Beach, Learning about Historical Points of Interest in the great state of California and learning survival skills and earning a few badges, loops and patches along the way.

Advisories - Weather in summer is great for Tahoe but night time temp still dips to the high 30's in August. The spots are limited and will go on a first come first serve basis.

Sign Up essentials - Should you be interested, send a check for $15 per person per night for your family marked to PACK 1776, directly to Committee Chair and send me an email stating that your check has been mailed. That is the only way to secure the spot.

Camping Chair Gapps

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Flag Planting Ceremony (Updated again)

Update 2 (5/25 10pm): We have 32 people signed up so far. The coordinator told me that they only have 350 patches to hand out & they may have more scouts than that, so be sure to get there early. The program starts at 9am & he said it should only last "about 90 minutes". Keep in mind that the flyer says 9-12pm.
Scouts & Adult leaders- make sure you wear your full Class A uniform. It gets you free admission to the Exploratorium.
If any of you are still interested in going, it is not too late. Just let me know.

Update 1 (5/25 3pm): We have over 10 non-uniformed adults signed up so far and have secured a group rate of $10 per adult and $7 per child in case you want to bring siblings along. More details to come. Stay tuned.

Date: Saturday, May 29, 2010
Time: 9am - 12noon
Location: San Francisco National Cemetery, 1 Lincoln Blvd., Presidio of San Francisco (map)

Hi Pack 1776 families-

I know this is last minute but there is a Flag Planting Ceremony at the San Francisco National Cemetery this Saturday. It comes with patches and free admission to the Exploratorium. We need a quick head count by TODAY to reserve patches.

Let me know ASAP if you are interested.

- I need number of scouts attending & number of Adults.
- Uniforms get you in free to the exploratorium, so dress in full class A
- If we have enough people, we get discounts on the non uniformed adults & siblings.

Yours in Scouting,
Cubmaster Ed

P.S. Only scouts and adult leaders in full uniform will be admitted to Exploratorium for free.  Parents will have to pay the general admission of $15 per person.  If we have 10 or more non-uniformed parents, we should be able to get a group rate of $10 per person.


May Hike Wrapup

Hello All:

Thanks to all scouts and parents who went on a great hike today.

I uploaded some photos to SmugMug. If you took some pictures, please feel free to upload them to the same gallery.

We will be emailing shortly the information for the June hike.

Thank you!

Bernard & Eka
Hiking chairs

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MDSC Family Camp (Memorial Day Weekend)

Date: Friday-Monday, May 28-31, 2010
Location: Camp Lindblad (directions)

Join in the Family Camp fun at Camp Linblad!
Camp out in a redwood forest.

Early registration of $90.00 per person ($15 for siblings under age 5) includes meals from Saturday breakfast to Monday lunch, a camp patch for Cub Scouts, and program supplies.  Register by May 22 to avoid $25 late fee per person.

Earn rank advancement through archery, BB gun shooting, crafts, nature study, outdoor skills, and whittling (including knife safety).

Complete some of the requirements for the new Cub Scout Family Fun Award!

See the council website and see the camp book below for more information and registration.

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REI Scout Night

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Fremont REI (map)

From REI: REI Fremont is hosting an after-hours event for scouts of all ages. We will have mini-clinics on backpacking, camping and choosing the right footwear. The climbing Pinnacle will also be open for our scouts and we will be giving away lots of door prizes: winners will need to be present. Come in and receive a 15% off coupon for all participants and the opportunity to receive commercial discounts for troop purchases. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Outreach Specialist, Kim Join us for a fun-filled evening!

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Cubmobile Wrapup

Hi all-

Everyone had a great time at today's Cubmobile  races.  It was fun to see all the cubs scouts race down the track!

Special thanks to all who helped with the organization, setup, score keeping, car handling, announcing, safety patroling & cleanup. I'd like to especially recognize Rennie W for organizing the event & John P for being such an entertaining MC! Also thanks to all volunteer parents & siblings including Russ D, Dillon D, Paul R, Brandon R, John F, Macey Z , Steve J, Scott E & Mimi (& friends) E.

We look forward to seeing everyone next Friday, 05/21/10 at the last Pack meeting of the year. Remember, start time is 6:15pm. We are going to have a special Movie night following the meeting. We'll plan to be done by 9pm.

Yours in Scouting!
Cubmaster Ed


5th Annual ScoutReach Golf Tournament

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Time: Registration opens at 11:00 am
Location: Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, Vallejo (map)

  • Foursome $500 ($600 after May 15!)
  • Individual Golfer $150 ($175 after May 15!)
  • Unit Tee/Green sponsor $100

ScoutReach Golf Early Bird Sign Up

Time is running out on the Early Bird sign up! If you are planning on playing in the ScoutReach Golf Tournament this year, go online and sign up now! For those that are wanting to get an upper hand on the tournament, you may be interested in practicing your golf swings on a simulator such as the optishot for golfers of all experience levels to improve their game! The Early Bird registration deadline is May 15th! Don't wait, sign up today for a fun day of golf and fellowship for a great cause! This action packed day will include lunch and dinner, golf, a cart, range balls, a no host bar and awards.

All proceeds go to benefit the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council's ScoutReach programs that currently provides the Scouting program to 625 at-risk youth in the after school programs and over 1,700 multicultural youth participating in our sports programs with a majority being Hispanic youth in our Soccer and Scouting program.

For more information and registration, go to the council website.


Reminder: Community Bike Rodeo Today

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