Cub Scout Pack 1776

ReadyPerson Training for Scouts

Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: San Ramon Valley Fire Department, 1500 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon (near Crow Canyon Blvd intersection)
RSVP via evite by this Wednesday noon January 19, 2011

Scout families,

Our Bear den 8 would like to invite all Pack 1776 Scouts to the ReadyPerson training for Scouts at the San Ramon Valley Fire Department on Thursday 1/27.  If you are interested, let us know by this Wednesday noon.  That is, you have slightly more than 2 days to reply.  This is how much time the Fire Department will need to prepare material for everyone.

The curriculum meets all requirements for the Webelos ReadyMan badge. It is also a great opportunity to fulfill a go-see-it requirement for the Tiger (2G) and Wolf (4F) ranks.  As always, this is not a drop off event.  Parent participation is required.  More information of the program below.  Send questions to John & Ammy Pluth.

The Scout "ReadyPeople" program lasts approximately 1 hour. Scouts will be given a packet with useful safety information and have a chance to engage in hands-on training exercises. The class covers the following topics:

* Fire District overview
* Recognizing an emergency
* Breathing emergencies
* Controlling bleeding
* Helping a poison victim & a choking victim
* Helping a heart-attack victim
* Fire safety

Fire Safety Assignment

As part of the training program, all attending scouts are asked to complete a fire safety assignment BEFORE attending the class. Please have each scout draw a fire escape plan for their home. The plan should include arrows showing the ways out of each room, their meeting stop outside the home, and for multiple story homes each floor should be mapped out separately. Graph paper is recommended, however, white paper is also acceptable. (See example here) Please turn these assignments in the day of the course.

On the day of our class, we are going to gather our den in the parking lot and the den leader will let the staff know we arrived. The instructor will meet our group outside and guide the group to our classroom. Please remember there is no eating or drinking allowed during the training.

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January Hike – Redwood Regional Park

Date: Saturday, January 22, 2011
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Redwood Regional Park (map)

This is an easy 3.7 mile loop hike. Trailhead elevation is around 1255 feet. The featured hike climbs easily to about 1385 feet, drops to about 780 feet, then regains the lost elevation on the way back to the trailhead -- total elevation change is about 700 feet. The ascending/descending trails are moderate-steep, but short.
[stextbox id="info" caption="Hike Statistics" align="center"]Distance: 3.7 miles
Time: 2 hours
Trail surfaces: Dirt fire roads and trails.
Be sure to read: Hike info and park map[/stextbox] [stextbox id="info" caption="Directions" align="center"]From CA 24 in Contra Costa County, exit Fish Ranch Road
Drive uphill on Fish Ranch Road about 1 mile,
then turn left onto Grizzly Peak Blvd.
Drive 2.4 miles, then turn left onto Skyline Boulevard.
Drive 2 miles on Skyline Boulevard, then turn left into the parking lot.
<< The park is about 3 miles from the Chabot Space Center>>[/stextbox] [stextbox id="info" caption="What to Bring" align="center"]Long pants
Boots: Canyons are often muddy in winter
Dress in Layers
Water[/stextbox] [stextbox id="info" caption="The Hike" align="center"]

  • Walk to the south corner of the parking lot (the opposite end from the portable toilets),
  • look for the signed West Ridge Trail.
  • At 0.49 mile, French Trail sets out downhill on the left side
  • Continue straight on West Ridge.
  • At 0.96 mile, at a signed junction, Tres Sendas Trail begins on the left.
  • Turn Left on Tres Sendas
  • At 1.35 miles, Tres Sendas meets French Trail at a signed junction.
  • Continue straight on Tres Sendas.
    The two trails run together, until French breaks off at a signed junction at 1.43 miles and heads back uphill.
  • Continue on Tres Sendas.
  • At a signed junction at about 1.67 miles, Star Flower Trail departs uphill on the right.
  • Continue downhill on Tres Sendas.
  • Just past this junction, you'll reach Redwood Creek (fenced)
  • Follow the path as it crosses the creek and then ends at a signed junction with the Stream Trail at 1.75 miles.
  • Turn right onto Stream Trail.
  • At 2.20 miles, look for the start of Prince Road to the left at a signed junction.
  • Turn left onto Prince Road.
    Head uphill, and at 2.41 miles, the trail ends at a signed junction with East Ridge Trail. Turn left onto East Ridge Trail.
  • At a signed junction at 2.66 miles. East Ridge Trail continues straight, and Phillips Loop Trail breaks off to the left. B
  • Turn left onto Phillips Loop Trail.
    At 2.96 miles, Phillips Loop Trail crosses Eucalyptus Trail at a signed junction.
  • Continue straight on Phillips Loop Trail.
    Phillips Loop Trail ends at a signed junction with East Ridge Trail at 3.58 miles.
  • Turn left onto East Ridge Trail.
    Continue straight on East Ridge Trail.
  • East Ridge Trail ends at the parking lot.


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