Cub Scout Pack 1776

2011 Cub Scout Day Camp Wrap Up

Fifteen Pack 1776 scouts had a great week at the 2011 All American Cub Scout Day Camp, held from June 20 - 24th, 2011 at Little Hills in San Ramon from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Once again Brian Wort and his volunteers directed a very well run camp. During the five days, the scouts rotated through various stations:

  • Hiking - through Las Trampas hills, learned about poison oak
  • Swimming (all 5 days) - if scout wanted to, could earned swimming pin, belt loop, or aquanaut
  • Engineering - made a Wooden Basketball Game
  • Crafts - made a Leather Bracelet
  • Archery (2 days) - 2nd day shot at moving target/balloon, earned Archery Belt Loop
  • Sports - Track and Field events such as potato shot put, long jump, hurdles
  • Knots - learned square knot, 2 half-hitch, clove hitch, bowline rescue knot, figure eight stopper knot
  • Engineering - made Marshmallow Shooters and practiced shooting with them too
  • Sports - Water Games
  • Unit Group Photos
  • BB Guns (2 days) - earned BB Belt Loop
  • Crafts - made Friendship bracelets
  • Sports - Flag Football
  • Engineering - made Wooden Beyblades
  • Crafts - made Leather Key Chains
  • Knife Safety - earned Whittling Chip
  • Soap Carving (for Bears and Wolves) - carved Ivory soap into fish, tree, etc.
  • Whittling - Webelos whittled small ax out of pine wood
  • Sports - Multiple Obstacle Courses
  • Cooking - cooked and ate Cinnamon Sugared Bread on a Stick
  • Crafts - decorated picture frame
  • Kim's Game - scout memory game
  • Sports - Relay Races
  • Patch design - Frontier theme for next year
  • Skit Practice and tryouts

In addition, the scouts were entertained with four fabulous lunch-time shows:

  • Rescue Dogs
  • Magic Show
  • Wildlife - saw kestrel, golden eagle, serval, porcupine
  • Python Ron - saw hissing cockroach, lizards, bearded dragon, various monitor lizards, various snakes (even a 90 lb albino one!)

We had fifteen scouts attending:

  • Shanay C
  • Nicholas C
  • Hayden C
  • Joshua D
  • Harrison E
  • Adam G
  • Matthew I
  • Joshua K
  • Andrew K
  • Aidan L
  • Emmett L
  • Ethan M
  • Jack P
  • Benjamin R
  • Austin S

We also had Jacob L and Nick C (from Montevideo going to Iron Horse) as our awesome and essential Junior Helpers who helped us take care of the boys in our unit. Joshua L assisted in various stations, such as Engineering and Crafts, as a Junior Helper, too.

Joe Ghatta and Ammy Pluth volunteered all day every day. Marianne Ghatta volunteered with the Tags on Monday and Tuesday, Grace Dagen volunteered on Thursday, and Ching Evans volunteered on Friday. I am so thankful to these parents to take time off work and spend their vacation time at Cub Scout Camp.

All of the 15 scouts above earned a All American Sports Patch and the BB Shooting Belt Loop.
Fourteen scouts earned the Archery Belt Loop and the Whittling Chip.

In addition, Joshua K and Jack P earned the Swimming Belt Loop and Harrison E earned both the Swmming Sports Pin and the Aquanaut Award.

It was a great week full of fun learning opportunities and classic scout activities. Looking forward to next year.

Susan Kim
Pack 1776 Day Camp Coordinator

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Fall Camping – SAVE THE DATES!

Date: Friday, November 11, 2011 3:00pm - Sunday, November 13, 2011 12:00pm

Location: Camp Herms

SAVE THE DATES!! Camp Herms is located in El Cerrito, California. This camp serves as a year-round camp with a Cub Scout Day Camp during the summer. It is situated atop the El Cerrito Hills and can be used as the hub of local historical site visits to San Francisco and the surrounding area. Historic Camp Herms was originally named Camp Berkeley and opened for use in 1930. The camp was renamed Camp William B. Herms in 1939. Chemical toilets are near the campsite and flush toilets and showers are a short walk away. Hiking trails, including the Fages Historic Trail, are nearby.

Details will follow in an Evite and will be posted here. Stay tuned.


Scott & Scott
Hiking Chairs

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