Cub Scout Pack 1776

Blue and Gold Volunteers Needed

Pack 1776 families,

We are looking for volunteers to help with the Blue and Gold dinner on February 11. As with most of the Pack event, a lot of work goes behind the scene. No contribution is too small and every bit of help is appreciated. If you are interested, please contact Lisa Cheney.

Thank you very much.

Stella the webmaster

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New Page on Pinewood Derby

A new webpage has been added to our website for Pinewood Derby. Check out the rules and FAQ, and start early designing your winning car!  More to come.


Share the Glory, Show your Pride

In two more weeks, 2010 will come to an end. It is a good time to look back and recap what we have achieved in a year, and I am very happy to share with you the good news that Pack 1776 has once again earned the National Summertime Pack Award and Centennial Quality Unit Award. This marked the fourth consecutive year of the Pack of receiving both of these awards!

I would like to congratulate Cubmaster Emeritus Ed and Committee Chair Emeritus Scott on this remarkable achievement and thank them for their tireless leadership and endless contribution to Scouting.

I would also like to express my gratitude to all the volunteers, parents and Scouts for their commitment and support throughout the years, even when we sometimes appeared disorganized and needed help at the last minute. Without any of you, we would not be where we are and achieved what we have.

To celebrate this monumental accomplishment, every Scout and registered leader of 2009-2010 is entitled to receiving the award patch depicted above. Submit a patch request to your den leader and show your pride by wearing it on the right sleeve of your class A uniform below the den numeral.

When we come back next year, there will be a completely new unit recognition program from BSA.  Are you ready for the new challenges?  Stay tuned.


2010 Patches Deadline

As we approach the end of the year, it is time to get your requirements wrapped up.  Only 2 more weeks to earn these patches!

A Year of Celebration - A special Centennial award for all Scouts, leaders, and alumni.

Say Yes to Reading - Write a book report and send it to Boys' Life by December 31st.  Every participant receives a patch and the winners receive gift certificate to the Scout Shop.

2010 Museum Tour Patch - Visit 3 participating museums and earn the patch.


Pinewood Derby Primer

You received a pinewood derby kit. Now is the time to start planning. Here's a primer to get you started. More info to come.


Bring a Friend – “Despicable Me” Movie Night!!

Reminder: As always, this is NOT a drop-off event, especially for non-scouts. Parent participation IS required.

Pack 1776,

Friday, December 17th, Pack 1776 will host it's first movie night of the year! We will be screening the movie "Despicable Me" at 7pm in the MPR room.

This event is open to everyone and Scouts are encouraged to bring potential Cub Scout recruits to the movie night to show them how fun being a Scout can be! There will be free popcorn, drinks and a raffle for a copy of the DVD "Despicable Me". Every Scout that goes to movie night will be entered into the raffle. Scouts will get extra entries into the raffle for each recruit they bring.

Class B uniforms (maroon, glow-in-the-dark tshirts) are acceptable for this event or Scouts can choose to wear their Class A uniforms.

Evite to follow. I look forward to seeing you there!

Cubmaster Macey

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Las Trampas Hike Wrap-Up

Las Trampas hike was an arduous and annoying hike due to the excessive mud. The mud slowed us down, yet the Scouts finished this hike in 2 hours and 20 minutes a record hike when you consider that the recommended time for this tough 4.6 mile hike is 3 hours!

I would like to congratulate the following Scouts for completing the hike:

* Austin S - Tiger (!!!!)
* Morgan J - Wolf
* Andre B - Webelos I
* Jacob K - Bear

Jacob also invited  two friends: Josey J, Webelos & Jerry J, Bear.

* Alex also joined the hike with Cubmaster Macey.  They were far behind us and decided to take a long detour ending the hike at 5:00 PM.

I am totally impressed by all the Scouts who took on the challenge today.

Check out the pictures at the Pack photo site.

Hiking Chair

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Food Sorting at San Francisco Food Bank

Date: Sunday, January 16, 2011
Time: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: San Francisco Food Bank, 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco (map)
Attire: Class B tee shirt
RSVP through eVite by December 17th, 2010

Pack 1776,

We distributed hangers, picked up donations, and delivered our collection to the Food Bank. So what happens next?? Find out with us at the San Francisco Food Bank on Sunday, Jan 16th. We will sort, package, and distribute food to the community. This is not just a Go-See-It. We will GO-DO-IT and get our hands dirty (Well, just a metaphor, you know. We should actually keep our hands really clean during this event!) Siblings age 4 and above welcome. Parent participation is required.

Look for an evite coming to your mailbox soon. Please RSVP by Dec 17th with the number of the following so we can plan accordingly:

  • Children age 4-8 years
  • Children age 8-11 years
  • Adults

More detail below. Contact Stella Lei if you have questions. Thanks.


  • Closed-toe shoes are required at all volunteer projects. Anyone wearing sandals, flip-flops, or any other shoe with an open toe will not be able to participate in the project.
  • Because you'll be helping to repack food, please wear casual and clean clothing, long pants, securely fastened jewelry, and comfortable (no open-toe) shoes.
  • We suggest dressing in layers, as the temperature in the warehouse is often cool.


  • Please utilize available free street parking in front of our building (4-hour time limit) so that our agency shoppers can use our parking lot to load their vehicles.
  • After 4pm and weekend volunteers: our south parking lot by the loading dock is also available at this time


  • We ask all volunteers to sign in upon arrival.
  • Please enter the building through our Receiving Entrance on the south side of the building near the loading dock.
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Scout Day with Cal Men’s Basketball

Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Hass Pavilion, Berkeley CA

Following is a list of upcoming Scout Days/Nights:

12/16-17 (Thu & Fri): Radio City Christmas Spectacular
12/21 (Tue): San Jose Sharks vs Edmonton Oilers
01/14 (Fri): Golden State Warriors
01/29 (Sat): Cal Men's Basketball vs Oregon

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CCLF Craft Boutique – Scout Volunteers Needed – 12/10/10

Pack 1776,

On Friday December 10th, the Coyote Creek PTA is hosting the CCLF Holiday Craft Boutique in the MPR and they have asked for our assistance with this event.

We will need 3 to 4 scouts from 3pm to 5 pm and 3 to 4 Scouts from 5pm to 7pm. We will also need at least 2 adult leaders for each time period. If you are able, you can volunteer for both time slots.

Scouts will be announcing raffle winners and making and serving (and eating) popcorn. It should be a ton of fun!

Let me know if you are interested in helping and make sure to wear your class A uniforms since this will be a great recruiting event.

Cubmaster Macey

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