Cub Scout Pack 1776

BSA Racing

Did you watch Indy 500 the past weekend?  From qualifying at the last minute a week ago, to advancing 11 spots to finishing 19th at the race, there were many intense moments for the BSA Motorsports team.  However, nothing compares to the dramatic finish at the last half lap.  Check out this video if you haven't yet.

If this is the kind of excitement you enjoy, here's a chance to experience it, on location, real time.  Once again, BSA's #19 car will be coming to Northern California for Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.  Scouts and leaders in Class A uniform will be admitted free.  Discounted tickets ($20, normally $55) are also available to friends and family.  50% of each ticket sold will be donated to Scouting.  More information available here.


It’s a Great Weekend for Scouting!

Tomorrow, Pack 1776 will join hundreds of Scouts from all over the Bay Area, and thousands across the country, to pay tribute to those who served.  We will be planting American flags at the San Francisco National Cemetery.  It is a great honor for Scouts to have such meaningful opportunity and learn citizenship outside of the classroom.

On Sunday and Monday, we will be selling cotton candy at the San Ramon Art and Wind Festival.  Besides a lot fun and the opportunity to serve the community, this is the biggest fundraiser for our Pack.  Success in previous years has allowed us to enjoy luxuries including state-of-the-art pinewood derby tracks, powerful camp stove, a diverse program, and of course, low membership fees. Thank you to those who signed up to volunteer.  For those who hasn't yet, sign up is available online.  If you are in town, come by and join us for the fun event.  Our booth is at the Alcosta Food Court along Alcosta Blvd (see map).  Hope to see you all this weekend.

Meanwhile, some "tips" for the den leads to keep the boys under control. 😉 Happy Scouting.

The Buckets


Awards and More

School will be out in a couple weeks.  As you plan for summer, don't forget the upcoming Pack events.  Scouts who participate in 3 summer Pack activities (one each in June, July, and August) will receive the National Summertime Award.  The following activities are eligible.

Speaking of awards, check out this very cool video and read on for Scouting Magainze's coverage of the inspiring message and heroes behind it. Enjoy and badgetize!

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U.S.S. Hornet Overnighter

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011 (4pm) - Sunday, June 12, 2011 (11am)
Location: U.S.S. Hornet, 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3
Alameda, CA 94501
Attire: Class A or B uniforms
Cost: $60 per person (dinner and breakfast included)
Note: RSVP by this Friday, payment by Monday

Pack 1776,

All aboard for the U.S.S. Hornet Overnighter! This exciting event happens only once every other year and is one of the major annual highlights for our Pack. Sleep in the bunk like a sailor and explore the depth of a ship that saw combat from WWII to the Vietnam War!. The cost is $60 per person and includes the cost of meals.

R.S.V.P is due by Friday with payment due by Monday. Payment can be brought to the Pack Meeting this Friday or can be dropped off at Cubmaster Macey's house (in the mailbox please).

Class A or B uniforms are required attire for all Scouts. If you are a Bear Scout or higher this is your FINAL opportunity to take part in this privilege!

Go here for information on itinerary, sample meal menus, safety information and more.

See you shipside!

Cubmaster Macey

707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3
Alameda, CA 94501

BSA Summer Reading Program

Ask for a punch card at any scout shop, purchase (and read) five books, chosen from titles listed on the official Summer Reading Series Book List, and you'll receive a $5 Scout Shop Gift Card.  It's that simple.

The book list includes some pretty cool titles like "Let's Go Hiking," "Nature Detectives," and "The Scouter’s Companion," etc just to name a few.  Find out more about this program here.

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Coyote Creek Lost and Found Wrap Up

Pack 1776,

Special thanks to those that participated in the Lost and Found clothing sorting today.  The unclaimed items are donated to people in need at our sister school Nystrom Elementary in Richmond.


  • Jacob Laubach
  • Harrison Evans
  • Alan Lei
  • Stella Lei

Much appreciated!

Yours in Scouting.

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Lionel 2011 BSA Ready-to-Run Train Set

For the train collectors ...

Lionel introduces the 2011 BSA Ready-to-Run Train Set. The set will be similar to the 2010 100th Anniversary set except the 100th Anniversary boxcar will be replaced with the BSA Boy Scout Oath boxcar. In addition, the 100th anniversary collector patch will be replaced with a BSA/Lionel collector patch with the new BSA signature tagline, Prepared. For Life.

Also, this summer, Lionel will be adding the BSA Eagle Scout Boxcar, BSA Flatcar with Pinewood Derby Kit, and for the first time, figure pack accessories.

The entire train is approximately 58" long with layout dimensions of 40" x 60".  For more information on the model and vendors, please visit Lionel's website.


Cubmobile Race

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2011
Time: 12noon - 3pm
Location: Coyote Creek Elementary School
Attire: Class A uniforms

Scouts will be racing their dens' race cars from the top of the ramp... then being launched by the power of gravity... with nerves of steel... steering their Cubmobile across the finish line... and occasionally... at the end... remembering to HIT THE BRAKE!!

Be sure to reply by March 11 to this invitation so we can have an accurate head count for the event.

Please bring the following to the race:

  • Helmets
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats
  • Camping Chairs
  • A Racing Spirit
  • Cub Scout Cheer

We hope to see you all on race day!!

Cubmobile Chair
Rennie Chen

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Flag Planting at SF National Cemetery

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2011
Time: 9am - 12noon
Location: SF National Cemetery, 1 Lincoln Blvd, Presidio of San Francisco (map)
Attire: Class A uniforms

Pack 1776 families,

We will be participating in Flag Planting Day at the SF National Cemetery again this year. Attendees will receive a patch and 15% discount to Sports Basement (Presidio Store). Please RSVP by May 21 to reserve your spot.

Event will begin at 9am sharp.

Attendees must be in Class A Uniforms.

Jeff Kahsen

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Save the Dates for Upcoming Pack Events

Plenty of pack events coming up.  Save the Dates!  More info to come.  Stay tuned.

5/11 (Wed): Coyote Creek Lost and Found
5/15 (Sun): Cubmobile Race
5/20 (Fri): Final Pack Meeting - Movie Night!
5/28 (Sat): Flag Planting at San Francisco National Cemetery
5/29-30 (Sun-Mon): Fundraising at San Ramon Art and Wind Festival
6/11-12 (Sat-Sun): USS Hornet Overnighter
6/20-24 (Mon-Fri): Cub Scout Day Camp (Sold Out)
7/4 (Mon): July 4th Parade at Danville
8/12-15 (Fri-Mon): Camping at Yosemite

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