Cub Scout Pack 1776

Friends of Scouting (FOS) Campaign

Dear Cub Scout Parent,

We hope that you and your family will join us at our Blue & Gold Banquet scheduled for February 20th at 5:45pm at the Coyote Creek MPR. We are very proud of all the boys' achievements and extremely appreciative of all the parental involvement.

During the banquet, a District representative will be showing a video and making a brief presentation of the annual Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign and then asking for your pledges to support our Pack’s FOS effort. The FOS program helps underwrite the cost of Scouting for our district, the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council. We thought it might be beneficial to send out this letter in advance for your information, so you and your spouse can discuss the tax deductible amount your family is considering donating.

Each year, our Scout parents are asked to support some of the hidden costs of Scouting. The Mt. Diablo Silverado Council, which serves around 17,000 youths, provides numerous benefits to all of our boys and adult volunteers. A few of these benefits include subsidized Cub Day Camp and Cub Family Camps, maintaining facilities such as Camp Herms and Wolfeboro, as well as youth and leadership training.

FOS provides these benefits to our Scouts throughout the bay area. The Scouting organization annually spends about $250 per boy while the registration fee is only $24. The Council hopes that each family will give enough to offset the spending cost for each boy, but if your family cannot contribute to this extent, please know that any amount is welcome.

Participation by every family, at any level, is the goal.

If you believe that the Scouting program has had a positive impact on your family, we urge you to join us in this effort to keep the Scout program a dynamic experience for the youth in our area.

Pack 1776 Committee


Blue and Gold 2015

Date: Friday, February 20th
Time: 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Coyote Creek MPR
Cost: None
RSVP: Evite

Dear Pack 1776 Scouts and Families,

We invite you to the Blue & Gold Banquet where we will celebrate the 105th birthday of Scouting and send off our twelve Webelos II's to Boy Scouts! We will enjoy great food and fun entertainment by Astro Wizard!

Admission is free to all scouts and their families but please RSVP by February 13th with the number of people attending and any vegetarian preference.

5:45 Welcome! Door Opens
6:00 Opening Flag Ceremony (Webelos II)
6:05 Greeting & Commence Dinner
6:20 Friends of Scouting
6:30 Recognition
6:40 Arrow of Light Bridging Ceremony
7:00 Closing Flag Ceremony (Webelos I)
7:05 Entertainment by Astro Wizard
8:30 Clean Up

See you at the big party!

Pack 1776 Blue and Gold Committee