Cub Scout Pack 1776

Danville Parade Detail

Monday, July 4, 2011
- 8:00 AM - Arrive for a pre-flight briefing
- 9:00 AM - Parade starts
- 10:15 AM - Parade finishes for scouts
Location: Danville, CA

The parade starts at 9:00AM. In spite of there being no seat belts nor seat belt lights, passengers must be prepared to remain seated for the entire low-level flight down Main Street. Parachutes will not be available so no exiting will be allowed until the final Landing Zone is reached and with pilot permission.

[stextbox id="download" caption="Logistics" align="center"]Arrive at 8:00am for a pre-flight briefing.
Meet up at staging area M (see Staging Areas and Parking Lot Map).[/stextbox]

[stextbox id="alert" caption="Important" align="center"]Scouts and adult participants in Class A uniforms.
Bring enough water, sunscreen, hats.
Closed-toe shoes required. No flip-flops or sandals.
No candy, no gum, no food.
Participants MUST fill out the permission slip to participate.[/stextbox]

[stextbox id="warning" caption="Road Closures" align="center"]Please note that Diablo Road and Sycamore Valley Road will be closed at 6:00AM.[/stextbox]

[stextbox id="info" caption="Parking" align="center"]You can park at the following parking lots (see Staging Areas and Parking Lot Map).
- Del Amigo High School Parking Lot
- Railroad Ave Museum/Lunardi's Parking Lot
- Pete's & Clocktower Parking Lot
- The Park-N-Ride lot, northeast of Sycamore Valley Road, crossing Interstate Hwy 680

[stextbox id="info" caption="Pick Up" align="center"]The parade starts at Railroad Ave and Hartz, and ends one mile at Sycamore Valley Road and San Ramon Valley Road. You can expect to pick up your scout about 1 hour after they start down the parade route. The pick up area is on San Ramon Valley Blvd located South of Sycamore Valley Road. Bus transportation is provided to return participants to the parade beginning staging areas. (see Parade Route Map)

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Kiwanis Danville 4th of July Parade

Event 1: Huey Washdown
Date: Sunday, July 3, 2011
Time: 4:00PM
Location: Buchannan Field at the end of John Glenn Dr, Concord
Attire: Class B

Event 2: Danville July 4th Parade
Date: Monday, July 4, 2011
Time: 8:00AM
Location: Downtown Danville
Attire: Class A

Pack 1776,

We've been invited by the Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley and Concord to march/ride along with them INSIDE a Vietnam era Huey helicopter at the the Kiwanis Danville 4th of July parade.  Along with this honor comes responsibility.  Our pack is being offered the opportunity to wash the Huey on July 3rd at 4 PM.  Buckets, wash cloths and clean water will be provided. The Huey is at the base of the control tower at Buchannan Field (Concord, CA), at the end of John Glenn Dr.  Scouts who participate in the helicopter wash will be able to ride in the helicopter during the parade the next day.  Please note that participation in the Huey wash is MANDATORY to ride in the Huey during the parade the next day.  Scout who cannot attend the Huey wash on July 3rd at 4 PM can march along side the Huey.  All scouts need to be at the parade start at 8:00 AM July 4th. Complete details of the parade will be posted after June 30th.

Evelyn Chin
Pack 1776 Parade Coordinator

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Flag Planting Recap

A huge thank you to the loyal scouts who traveled all the way to the Presidio in San Francisco to honor our fallen soldiers and veterans on Memorial Day weekend. Each scout assisted with the “planting” of an American flag at the headstones of the military cemetery, joining other Cub Scout packs from all over the Bay Area.

Our Scouts included:
Aidan L
Alex E
Dylan W
Emmett L
Ethan M (and his sister Zoe)
Hayden C
Jack P
James S
Joshua K

Each scout earned a special Memorial Day patch for their efforts.

This is truly one of the most meaningful acts of community service our boys can perform.

Jeff Kahsen


Summer Camping – Yosemite

Come join us this summer for some high sierra camping!!

We have reserved two group sites in Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park for August 12-15 (3 nights) with excellent views and REAL restrooms close by.

Tuolumne Meadows, at an elevation of 8,600 feet, is the largest sub-alpine meadow in the Sierra Nevada. The Tuolumne Meadows area is graced by the winding Tuolumne River and surrounded by majestic peaks and domes. Spectacular in summer, the higher meadows abound with wildflowers, animal wildlife, and views of the soaring mountain ranges.

If you miss your chance to book a place with us, you can alternatively book a Yosemite national park tour/camping trip yourself through, it is not an experience that should be missed at all, with its stunning views and historical significance in history, it is one for all of the family to enjoy and really take in together. So no matter which way you do it, go and take that trip there, you will not regret going.

Please respond to the Evite and send payment to Scott Evans made payable to PACK 1776 BY July 11th to secure your spots! Payment MUST be received by then. First come, first served. No excuses please.

Cost: $15/person/night with a 2 night minimum.

A standard policy of No Refunds applies.

Please feel free to contact us with questions via email.

Co-Camping Chairs Scott Spears ( and Scott Evans (

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Try Out Scouting this Summer

Cub Scouting is a year-round family program designed for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. Young boys grow up fast. Give your son a valuable gift by encouraging him to join Cub Scouting today. The time you invest in him today will make a difference in the person he becomes tomorrow.

For a limited time, you can join Pack 1776 for the summer months for just $25! You will receive a Class B uniform tee shirt and be eligible to participate in Pack activities including the USS Hornet Overnighter (6/11), 4th of July Parade in Danville (7/4), Yosemite camping (8/12-15), and Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma (8/28), etc. Come give it a try, get a head start for the coming year, and earn the National Summertime Award!

Find out more about Cub Scouting with Pack 1776 here, and feel free to email us any questions at

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Announcing …

Pack 1776,

As was announced at our last Pack Meeting of the year, John Pluth was selected and has accepted the position of Cubmaster for next year! John has done an amazing job as Den Leader as well as Emcee for so many Pack events. We are lucky to have him and I know next year will be fantastic!

I would like to also take this opportunity to congratulate John on a tremendous job with the Pack Cotton Candy Booth at this year's Art and Wind Festival. Our Pack grossed over $1700 on Sunday and over $1800 on Monday. This almost doubled our revenues for the same event last year and these funds go a long way to supporting the activities we have for our Scouts all year long. I would also like to thank the following people for their sugary efforts with the Cotton Candy Booth:

Ammy P
Jack P (whose almost 20 combined hours came perilously close to child labor law violations)
Ethan M
Zoe M
Chung M
Ada I
Evan Y
Ian Y
Yuji Y
Kari Y
Hayden C
Joe C
Rennie W
Morgan J
Steve J
Dylan W
Gene W
Stella L
Alan L
Emmett L
Aidan L
Cubmaster Emeritus Macey
Alex E
Gurveer S
Harpreet K
Christie M
Vikram M
Scott S
Austin S
Harry B
Brandon B
Alexander B
Don B
Andre B
Lisa C
Brennan C
Michael C
Yan Z
David X
Susan K
Andrew K
Jeff K
Joshua K

And anyone else that I forgot to list.

Again, congratulations to our new Cubmaster John and thank you Pack 1776 for a remarkable year, it was a pleasure.

Yours in Scouting,
Cubmaster Emeritus Macey


Spring Camping Re-cap

The Spring camping event at the Joseph D. Grant County Park proved to be a huge success and was enjoyed by all. We camped at the Woodland's Youth camp area which had several picnic tables, fire pits, and a mostly level surface for pitching tents. It even had a small pond surrounded by a fence. A semi-functioning wheel-barrow was provided to move our camping equipment that we got from from the cars to the campsite. We were lucky that we were able to find a spot where we could put our camping equipment, our tent, with our sleeping bags from Teton Sports and other little bits and pieces. Some of the camping essentials that we took along with us include a fire starter, a first aid kit, a pocket knife, a map and a compass, and of course hard hat lights of remarkable quality (which could be purchased online by searching for garage tool guy Hard Hat Lights guide).

After the opening flag ceremony, Mike Cheney led the Scouts in the Baseball Belt Loop and Den Leader Harry Beck taught them the Map & Compass Belt Loop. An awesome lunch followed with Hiking Chair Bernard Kiriakos next leading the Scouts in the Hiking Belt Loop and the April Hike. The hike led us to some interesting finds: an outdoor amphitheater, bat houses, Grant Lake, how to cross a barbed wire fence, and crossing a field with cows a few feet away from you.. and no fence in-between!

Den Leader John Pluth directed the campfire program and everyone enjoyed the singing and companionship. Plenty of ‘smores were available that night! The following morning we had breakfast and our closing flag ceremony with reflection upon all the activities we enjoyed. Thanks to all that made the Spring Camping 2011 event a success!!

Co-Camping Chairs
Scott Evans & Scott Spears

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Cotton Candy Re-cap

If the Art and Wind Festival was a piece of classical music, I'd call it the Nutcracker Sweet...

Intensely hard work, sugar flying over the sales counter, cash flying in.

Again we had a fantastic group of scouts and their devoted, never-complaining parents and siblings, some of which returned from their Flag Planting duties this weekend as well.

No need to call for a Whaaa-mbulance or dial Whine-One-One with this team of heroes. We had all the workings of a finely tuned retail/manufacturing operation. Great experience for our future pillars in the business community!

And to end a perfect weekend, a surprise visit from Mayor Abram Wilson, who came behind the booth where we were cleaning up, specifically to say "Hello" to Pack 1776 and to offer a few picture moments with our hearty scouts and parents.

The Monday's sales, were $1,911.00. Added to Sunday's $1,801.17, we grossed $3,712.17 over the two days. Sweeeeeet!

The scouts who worked the event had a great time. All winners in my book. They include:

Alexander and Brandon B
Andre B
Hayden C
Brennan C
Alex E (A double day worker)
Morgan J
Josh K
Andrew K
Aidan and Emmett L
Ethan M and his sister Zoe (Both worked TWO days in a row)
Vikram M
Jack P (Two day over-time worker)
Austin S
Gurveer S
Dylan W
David X
Evan and Ian Y

The team of parents and scout leaders who made it a success were:

Harry B (set-up, manufacturing)
Don B (manufacturing)
Rennie & Joe C (chef)
Lisa & Michael C (banker)
Ada I (Sales and Operations)
Steve J (manufacturing)
Jeff K (chef and tear down muscle-man)
Harpeet K (manufacturing)
Susan K (manufacturing)
Stella and Alan L (ever NOT see these two working hard?)
Chung M (finance, another two day work horse)
Christie M (currency expert)
Scott S (manufacturing)
Gene W (Motivation and team spirit)
Yan X (manufacturing)
Kari & Yuji Y (operations)
Cubmaster Macey (two day super achiever)

Special recognition and gratitude to Ammy Pluth, the true coordinator and brains of the operation (and of the Pluth family). She made the arrangements for the flawless machinery, event compliance, decorations, training AND worked two ten-hour days in a row, with a huge smiley face the whole time. The Pack is lucky to have selfless members like you.

What kind of weekend was it, Cotton Candy team? It was a great weekend for Scouting!

John Pluth