Cub Scout Pack 1776

Shining Light Across America Webcast

Update: The show is now over. A recording of the event can be viewed at Ustream's website.

Don’t miss out on tonight’s Shining Light Across America! Tune in at 5pm PDT to watch the webcast. UStream tv will archive this webcast so it can be viewed later at your convenience. Watch the live webcast at Ustream. Info about the show can be found at BSA Centennial website.


BSA IndyCar Showcase and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom!

Date: Friday, August 20, 10:30AM - 6:00PM
Location: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA (map)
Fees: $22.99 each with coupon (regular $49.99 for adults, $31.99 for children under 48")

News from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and MDSC:

Join the Boy Scouts of America Mt. Diablo Silverado Council here at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Friday, August 20 2010 from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. You will have the opportunity to see the IndyCar and driver here in person at the park before their race at Infineon. For additional information, or to pick up discount coupons, please visit, or the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council office. $1.00 of every ticket purchased with this discount will be donated back to the Boy Scouts of America, Mt. Diablo Silverado Council.  Click on the flyer for details.


Another BSA Centennial Train

For the railroad lovers, here is another train model that commemorates the centennial ...

To celebrate the first 100 years of Scouting, The Bradford Group will introduce an illuminated, electric train featuring illustrations by Norman Rockwell. This classic HO-Scale collectible train set from Hawthorne Village, a division of The Bradford Group, includes precision detailing from the brass wheels of the train cars to the shining light from the locomotive's headlight.

This Boy Scouts of America®100th Anniversary collector's train set depicts full color artwork of various Norman Rockwell illustrations on the passenger trains, plus parts of the Scout Oath.

The train set can be purchased at The Bradford Exchange online.


Last Chance to Sign Up for Camping in Tahoe

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

This is the week to commit. You've thought it over, you've checked your vacation days, you've consulted the family... it's time to take the plunge. Camping in Tahoe! Take a chance and don't look back.

We need your commit by Friday, July 30th. (For those already committed, please re-confirm the number of days.) This will allow those assigned quartermaster duties the proper numbers for planning purposes.

There is still room. Please let the Pack know, one way or the other.  Thanks!

Committee Chair Scott

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National Jamboree Has Started!

If you ask me where I would like to be now, it's definitely Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, where the National Jamboree is taking place.  If you are like me who cannot be there, don't despair.  BSA has given numerous incentives to participants to tweet, upload pictures and videos to Facebook and You Tube.  Imagine having over 40,000 of potential reporters covering a single event!  You get details from what's available for breakfast, to what's at the bottom of the pool.  And the best thing is, you don't have to brave the extreme heat and humidity on the East Coast, and follow it in the comfort of sunny California.

Find out how you can follow the event from this Scouting Magazine blog, or check out the Jamboree Radio and Jamboree Journal at the Jamboree website.

Don't miss out!


Lionel’s BSA Commemorative Union Pacific Engine Model

Bearing the road number 2010 and based on the ES44C model, Union Pacific has issued a commemorative locomotive engine to celebrate the Boy Scouts of America's 100th Anniversary, only the 14th time in its 150+ year old history.

Lionel, an official licensee, has replicated the design and artwork of the actual Union Pacific engine which honors the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. The limited edition train as depicted below is featured in Lionel's 2010 Ready-To-Run Catalog and begins shipping this month.

Just like the original Union Pacific No. 2010 BSA Locomotive, this engine will feature: the Boy Scouts of America® corporate trademark logo; the BSA® 100th Anniversary logo; and the words, "100 Years of Scouting".

For more information on the model and vendors, please visit


Boy Scouts of America 2010 Celebrate Scouting Stamp

Celebrate Scouting with the Boy Scouts of America and the United States Postal Service!

On July 27, 2010, in Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia, the Postal Service™ will issue a 44-cent, Scouting commemorative stamp, designed by Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.

To create this original design, illustrator Craig Frazier, Mill Valley, California, depicted the images of two different scouts in clothing and accessories that are often part of the outdoor scouting experience — hats, packs, boots, and binoculars. At first glance, one sees the large silhouette of a scout peering through binoculars. Within this figure is another scout perched atop a mountain taking in the vista. "I wanted a level of discovery to be portrayed in the stamp itself," Frazier recalls.

He continues, "The small figure and landscape indicate very hard, directional light coming from low on the horizon — either early morning or late afternoon. The sky has that pale blue to indigo transition that happens only at those two times of day."

The stamps and other collectible items are available for pre-order at the online Postal Store, and they go perfectly with the BSA Centennial Letterheads.  To learn more about the stamp and the associated Supporting Our Troops program, visit the BSA Centennial website.


Camp Time at San Mateo County History Museum

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: San Mateo County History Museum (map)
Fees: Free for uniformed scouts and leaders, members, and kids under 5; $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors

San Mateo County History Museum has partnered with Pacific Skyline Council in celebration of the Scouting Centennial and set up exhibits to showcase Scouting in the early years.  This exhibit is available until the end of the year, but Scouts can enjoy it for free on August 21st.  See the following flyer for more information.

San Mateo County History Museum is also one of the three museums that you need to visit to earn this special Museum Tour Patch.  Download this passport, bring it to the museum and have it stamped. After visiting 3 participating museums, parents can purchase the Museum Tour Patch for $1 at the Scout offices in Palo Alto (map) or Foster City (map).

P.S.  Visiting a museum also satisfies one of the requirements of the Collecting Belt Loop.


IMPORTANT: More Info on BSA Youth Protection Training

Important information from the District:

To Meridian Scouters,

Many of you may have already received notification on changes to BSA's Youth Protection Training Policies. If not, please review these changes CAREFULLY. It is VERY IMPORTANT that all Meridian Scouters follow the new mandatory requirements as outlined in this guideline.

NOTE the new requirements for New Registered Leaders -- they cannot turn in an Adult Registration Application until they have completed Youth Protection Training!

More information can be found in this FAQ.

Please let me know if you have any questions...

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


Reminder: Summer Camping in Tahoe!!

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

Four weeks to go until the most awesome camping event of the Summer!! It's not too late. Check your calendars... do NOT miss out on camping at spectacular Sugar Pines right next to Lake Tahoe. This is an amazing family experience. Your Cubscout will love it! (You will too.) Please let us know... and thank you!

Pack 1776

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