Cub Scout Pack 1776

Position-Specific Training Now Available Online

The long-awaited Position-Specific Training is now available online.  That means all four required trainings for Cub Leaders can now be taken at the comfort of your own home.  Go to, log in, and click on "E-Learning" on the left navigation bar.

From there, under the Cub Scout tab you'll find these new courses:

  • Tiger Cub position-specific
  • Wolf Cub position-specific
  • Bear Cub position-specific
  • Webelos position-specific
  • Cubmaster position-specific
  • Pack Trainer position-specific
  • Pack Committee position-specific

Take the online courses soon to make sure you're fully prepared to lead your den or pack this fall.


Fall Training

Training news from the district:

To Meridian Scouters,

Fall is in the air... kids are going back to school and stores are stocking up on Halloween stuff... where have the year gone?

With the coming of fall, we have training classes to help TRAIN all our leaders for their various positions:

09/18 - Position Specific Training for Cub Scouts (New Cub scout leaders and returning Den leaders)
10/02 - Position Specific Training for Cub Scouts (New Cub scouts leaders and returning Den leaders)
10/23 - BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) for Cub scout leaders
10/24 - OS4WL (Outdoor Skills for WEBELOS Leaders)
11/08 - Position Specific Training for Cub Scouts (New Cub scout leaders and returning Den Leaders)
01/22 - L.E.A.D (Leader Education and Discovery) 2011 -- Registration coming soon!

Click on the links above to see the flyers.  To sign up, please fill out the flyers and send the flyers in, along with payment, to our council office. There is still plenty of room for the courses.

Also, please don't forget, we have our Training Fair coming up October 28th -- tons of training opportunities in 2011 available for you to review and sign up.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions...

Yours In Scouting,

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


Cub Scouts Welcome Kickoff

Pack 1776 Families,

We are looking forward to a great scouting year! We will start it off with our third annual Back to Scouting Social. Check out the detailed agenda. We encourage you to bring your friends that are thinking about joining the scouting program. The attire will be class A or class B uniforms for returning Scouts and make sure to bring your checkbooks for registration dues. If you can assist with any of the activities listed, please email me.

Hope to see you all there.

Yours in Scouting,
Cubmaster Macey Zavala

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You’re Invited to the Meridian District Ice Cream Social

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Scout Discounts on Performances

Oracle Arena at Oakland is offering Scout discounts on the following performances:

Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey
October 15, 2010 7:30pm

Make imagination your destination! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on a journey into the magical worlds of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Peter Pan, and Lilo & Stitch. Discover Ariel and Sebastian’s enchanting undersea kingdom; visit the Pride Lands with Simba and Nala; soar through starry skies with Peter Pan and his sassy fairy friend Tinker Bell; and say “aloha” to fun with Lilo and Stitch. You'll be captivated by the music, beauty and laughter in a journey so magical, you’ll never want to go home.  Click here for detail and ordering form.

Monster Energy Supercross
January 29, 2011 7:00pm

The world’s most prestigious, indoor off-road motorcycle championship, will showcase AMA Supercross Lites and AMA Supercross class racing Saturday, January 29 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Reigning AMA Supercross class champion Ryan Dungey will stage his title defense against the world’s greatest racers, including James Stewart, Chad Reed and Ryan Villopoto.  Click here for detail and ordering form.

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San Jose Sharks Scout Night

Date: Friday, September 24, 7:30PM
Location: HP Pavilion at San Jose

The first Scout Night of the season with the Sharks is almost here! Your San Jose Sharks including Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Dan Boyle will take on Bobby Ryan and division rival the Anaheim Ducks! So come out and support your San Jose Sharks by taking advantage of this special offer!

  • Special preseason discounted ticket to the game!
  • Commemorative San Jose Sharks Scout Night patch!
  • All seats just $25 (first come, first served)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!**
  • Discounts taken off of $58, $46 and $38 full price tickets.**
  • Groups of 25+ get a video board announcement!

See flyer for detail and ordering information.

Following is a list of upcoming Scout Days / Nights:

09/24 (Fri): San Jose Sharks
10/02 (Sat): San Francisco Giants
10/23 (Sat): Schulz Museum
11/07 (Sun): Oakland Raiders
11/13 (Sat): Cal Football
12/16-17 (Thu & Fri): Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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Welcome Back Howler

Pack 1776,

The 2010 Coyote Creek Welcome Back Howler was fantastic!  Our Pack had a table and was in charge of handing out waters to families touring the school.  We were able to share the benefits of Scouting with many new families and hope to see them joining up in the fall.

I want to send a special thanks to the following parents:

Harry Beck - Thanks for the wonderful poster.  It looked amazing!
Lisa Cheney - Thanks for coming to my rescue!
Desiree Busierre - Thanks for the last minute help!
Marco Rico
Susan Laubach

And of course the following Scouts, thanks for representing Pack 1776 so well:

Abhilash P
Alexander B
Andre B
Brandon B
Brennan C
Chris Y

I also want to thank Coyote Creek who donated half a dozen mint condition ice chests to the Pack that we can use for camping trips in the future!

Cubmaster Macey

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Scout Ranger Program

The National Park Service & the Boy Scouts of America team up to bring you The Scout Ranger Program, a new, NPS-tailored certificate/patch program for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venturers.

  • Designed to increase scout visitation to national parks.
  • Promotes a better understanding of the NPS mission among scouts and their families.
  • Educates young people about their responsibility in conserving our natural and cultural resources.
  • Encourages volunteer service and promote good citizenship.

Scouts earn certificates and/or patches by participating in educational programs or volunteer service projects.  Find out the specifics from the program flyer and website.

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Scout Days

Save the date for Scout Day at Schulz Museum on October 23, 2010.  Scouts will explore the Museum's newest exhibition, Peanuts...Naturally, and complete a variety of hands-on nature-related projects.  $10 per scout.  Ice-skating at Snoopy's Home Ice included.  Advance reservation required.  Go to the Museum website for detail.

Also coming up is Scout Day with Oakland Raiders on November 7, 2010.  Uniformed scouts and leaders will receive a commemorative Raiders Scout Day patch, and be able to participate in pregame on-field activities.  See flyer for more information.

Together with what was announced before, here's a complete list of upcoming Scout Days:

08/20 (Fri): Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
08/21 (Sat): San Mateo County History Museum
08/22 (Sun): Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma
10/02 (Sat): San Francisco Giants
10/23 (Sat): Schulz Museum
11/07 (Sun): Oakland Raiders
11/13 (Sat): Cal Football
12/16-17 (Thu & Fri): Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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Smoke Signals – August

Smoke Signals is a monthly newsletter published by Mount Diablo Silverado Council.  The August issue is now available for download.

Find out what is going on within the Council and read on for training opportunities available in the new school year.