Cub Scout Pack 1776

Thank You from Coyote Creek Elementary

Dear Pack 1776 families,

Thank you for helping with the Lost & Found items at the school throughout the year. We received a thank you note from Principal Marsha Tokuyoshi & Secretary Ann Beaton and would like to share it with everyone.

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Scout Discount for the Rockettes

Date: Thursday & Friday, December 16 & 17, 2010
Time: 4:30pm or 7:30pm
Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland (map)
Fees: See order form below
Commemorative Scout Patches: $0.50 each

From the Oracle Arena:

Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes

Fill your heart with Christmas as the world-famous Radio City Rockettes® bring their legendary eye-high kicks and a cast and crew of over 100 to Oracle Arena in Oakland in America’s #1 Holiday Show, the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR®!  Seen by 70 million people over 77 years, the Spectacular wonderfully appeals to the entire family.  Parents enjoy the flawless precision of the Rockettes in numbers such as the legendary “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.”  Children marvel as Santa takes them on a magical ride to his workshop at the North Pole, where playful ragdolls come to life!  And everyone is genuinely moved at the stunning reenactment of the very first Christmas in the “Living Nativity.”  Create family memories that last a lifetime at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

To watch a preview of the Christmas Spectacular, visit this website here.  Refer to the seating chart and order form for more information.

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Scout Night with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

Date: Friday, August 13, 2010
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland (map)
Fees: $17.75 (Non-Club Area) or $20.75 (Club Area) for lower bowl seating (seating chart)
Commemorative Scout Patches: $0.50 each

From the Oracle Arena:

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is roaring into town with Barnum’s FUNundrum!, a new jumbo-sized, un-miss-able event celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of legendary P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth!  From the moment that you arrive, the momentum explodes as The Greatest Show On Earth comes to life in a way that can only be inspired by the greatest showman who ever lived. At Barnum’s FUNundrum!, the funtastic and funbelieveable experience answers the FUNundrum! so get your tickets today before this train leaves the station!

Special “Scout Night” discount ticket pricing applies to Scouts and their accompanying family members/guests on Friday, August 13 only.  There is no minimum order quantity for Scouts to attend this date/time.  “Regular” group discount rates and a minimum order quantity of 15 tickets is required for all other performance dates and times.  $2.00 per ticket will be redirected back to the Scouts as a fundraiser.  Informational Scout Clinic to be held at the conclusion of the Friday, August 13, 7:30pm performance (only).

Click here for more information of the show and here for ordering information.

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Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Scout Day

Date: Sunday, August 22, 2010
Location: Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA (map)
Fees: Free for uniformed scouts and leaders, $20 others (normally $55!)

Dear Pack 1776 families,

Save the date for Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.  Here's the info.  More to come.

Infineon Raceway is offering all uniformed leaders and scouts a free ticket to see the number 19 BSA IndyCar race in the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.

Other tickets are $20.00 (Normally $55.00). For every ticket that is sold, Infineon Raceway will give back $5.00 to the Pack and $5.00 to the Council.

Infineon Raceway will also be offering scout/family camping in a dedicated campground.  Stay tuned for more information.

· FREE commemorative patch for fundraising participants
· Scout-based pre-race ceremony opportunities
· Additional scout activities throughout race weekend

the opportunity to camp at the race track and see the race preparation up close and personal.

Leave No Trace Awareness Award

Dear Pack 1776 families,

Summer is always a great time for enjoying the outdoors. Whether you are going hiking, camping, or geocaching this season, why not practice Leave No Trace and earn a patch?  This inspiring video from NPS will get you started on the principals right away, and you can find more information at the following websites.

  • - Everything about Leave No Trace
  • BSA - Requirements for earning the LNT awareness award
  • Brochure on LNT principals (pdf)
  • Service project ideas (pdf)
  • LNT Pledge cards (pdf)

Or maybe you are a seasoned veteran looking for ways to broaden your contribution? Then don't miss the LNT Master Educator's Course coming this August.  Find out more from this flyer.

Enjoy, and happy 1st day of Summer.



Reminder: Oakland A’s Scout Day this Sunday

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

Pack 1776 families,

Just a reminder that Oakland A's Scout Day is this Sunday at 1:05pm.

  • exclusive pregame parade
  • discounted group tickets
  • uniformed scouts receive commemorative A's Scout Day patch
  • 10,000 fans in attendance will receive an Oakland A's Beach Towel

More detail here.

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MDSC FOS Matching Gifts

Message from the Council ...

Make your FOS dollars go the extra mile……

We are wrapping up our annual Friends of Scouting Campaign and are at 58% ($509,649) of the goal ($871,000). We need your help to achieve the goal by June 30th, so we can continue to deliver a quality character building program to the youth in our communities.

A BIG THANKS to all the families and businesses that have supported the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council in 2010. If you have not already done so or would like to make an additional gift, please visit our website or click this link to make a donation now or contact your District Executive.

Make your FOS donation stretch even further by checking with your company to see if they have a matching gifts program. Hundreds of companies in our area will “match” your contribution to the FOS campaign. Many will do a direct match of your contribution, others might contribute twice your donation and some will match your volunteer hours. Please visit our website for a list of some the “matching gift” companies or visit your Human Resources Department. If your company does match, please get the proper form from your employer, complete it, and turn it in to your District Executive or the Council Service Center.

Check the website often to watch the mercury rise in our FOS Thermometer.

Thanks for your support!


Important Changes to BSA’s Youth Protection Training Policies

BSA has recently announced changes to its Youth Protection Training policies.  The purpose is to increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting.

Effective June 1, 2010

  • Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position.
  • New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before submitting an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time the application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
  • Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.

Scout parents are not registered volunteers and thus not required to take the training.  It is strongly recommended, however, that all adults involved in Scouting take Youth Protection training.

This training can be taken online at  More information can be found at BSA and US Scouting Service Project.


Smoke Signals – June/July

June/July issue of the council newsletter now available:


Pack 1776 Summer activities & volunteer THANK YOUs

Dear Pack 1776 parents and families,

As the school year is winding down to the last few days, I want to send one last Cubmaster message to all of you.

It has been a privilege & an honor to serve as your Cubmaster the past three Scouting years. It has been a big part of my life. As most of you know, my youngest son bridges over to Boy Scouts next year, so this year marks my last year as Cubmaster. Don’t worry though, I still plan to be very involved next year as Cubmaster Emeritus & mentor to our new Cubmaster Macey Zavala!

I truly believe that the scouting program offer our involved families a fantastic opportunity to bond & grow. We’ve developed many special lifelong friendships that I will always cherish. I want to thank each & every one of you.

As a Pack we rely on our volunteers and their commitment to the Pack. I especially want to thank the fantastic Pack leadership team headed by Committee Chair Scott. Running and managing a 90+ Pack is a challenge. The parent volunteers are what make everything possible. For those that volunteered and participated, the pack deeply thanks you. For those who have yet to volunteer, we welcome your future involvement. It is a great feeling to help our young scouts learn, develop & grow.

Hope you all have a great summer. Remember, we have a lot of Pack 1776 activities over the next few months:

  • USS Pampanito for a private tour of the submarine and a sleepover on June 11-12: Steve J, John P, Harry B
  • Cubscout Day Camp, June 21-25, Little Hills Ranch, SR, (Susan K - coordinator) - very affordable & super fun (council website or
  • Danville Fourth of July Parade- Sunday July 4th (scouttrack email/evite/ We get to ride in a helicopter float!
  • Lake Tahoe camping- August 7-9. (scouttrack email/evite/

Yours in Scouting,

Cubmaster Ed

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