Cub Scout Pack 1776

Meridian Matters – March 2015

Meridian Matters is a monthly newsletter published by the Meridian District of Mount Diablo Silverado Council. The March issue is now available.

Click on the above link to preview this month's Roundtable topics and learn about various district news and upcoming events !


Blue and Gold Videos

We hope you had a great time at the Blue and Gold. A big thank you to the Dagen, Ghatta, Noble, Spears, and many other families for putting together a most wonderful event.

During the hectic evening, a very inspiring and well-made video that Den Leader Scott Spears made of the Webelos II unfortunately did not get shown. The Arrow of Light video is now posted on our website. He did an exceptional job and we absolutely do not want his hard work to go unnoticed.  We earnestly encourage you all to please watch it and tell Scott how much you appreciate his hard work !

The 2014-2015 video created by Grace capturing our Pack's activities had also been posted. Those of you who missed it will want to watch it as every den is featured.   Also tell Grace how much you appreciate her efforts !

As always, photos and videos can be viewed and downloaded from the Pack's photo page. Remember to check it often as photos are posted throughout the year.

Thanks !
Webmaster Elaine


Webelos Naturalist Program in Brentwood

Date/Time: Saturday, March 28 10:00 a.m. – noon
Location: John Muir Interpretive Center 19 Walnut Blvd., Brentwood, CA
Cost: Free

Bring your Webelos out for an adventure. Naturalist John Mottashed will lead your Scouts on a nature hike to complete seven of the 12 Webelos Naturalist Badge requirements: visit a nature center; watch for birds; learn about bird flyways; identify poisonous plants and reptiles; watch at least six wild animals; identify birds and plants that live in our area; learn about the importance of aquatic ecosystems and wetlands. Call 925-688-8010 to register your Scouts.


Hoot Owl Hikes

Date/Time #1: Saturday, March 21st, 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm - Full
Date/Time #2: Saturday, March 28st, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Full
Evite #1: CLOSED
Evite #2: CLOSED
Location: Sycamore Grove Park in Livermore
Cost: $10 per person.
Attire: Class B uniform
Award: Participating scout will receive a Hoot Owl patch, and a Trail Trekkers patch if he doesn't have one already.
Meeting Location: To be determined (see directions to the 2 possible locations below)
Note: Scout only, no siblings. One parent per family.
Must read: Hoot Owl Guidelines, DirectionsHike Detail
Contact: Hiking Chair Siddharth Bhatia

Hello Pack,

This is a special hike for a few reasons: It is a night hike. It is a ranger led hike. It is a fee based hike. It is limited to 17 people so please note the following limitations: Scouts only - No siblings. One parent must accompany his/her scout(s).

Please reply quickly to the Evites as spots are limited. Your RSVP doesn't guarantee a spot until we receive your payment.

The hike lasts about two hours and begins with a ranger-led introduction to nocturnal animals and adaptations of nighttime critters, followed by an easy hike of one to one and a half miles.

Everyone is expected to use their night vision during the program, so please leave your flashlights at home.

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Free Admission to All National Parks this Weekend

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SCVGMS 60th Annual Gem and Mineral Festival

Date: April 18 & 19, 2015
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose
Show admission: Free for children under 12 and scouts in uniform. Adult $5 advance purchase or $6 at the door.
Kids area admission: $3.50 per scout, free for adults.
Awards: All Cub Scouts will have the opportunity to earn their Geology Belt Loop and Geology Academic Pin. Webelos will have an additional opportunity to earn their Geologist Pin.

Cub scouts are invited to Visit the Santa Clara Valley Gem and Mineral Society Festival and Kids Area at the Fairgrounds on April 18 and 19. Learn about geology, get a beginning rock collection, a rock bag, and a patch. Choose a day and time slot to visit and send in your sign up form and check by March 31st.
See the SCVGMS flyer and website for more details.

This is not a Pack 1776 event but a community event open to Scout groups.