Cub Scout Pack 1776

Coloma Outdoor Discovery School

Date: 10:30am April 5th (Tuesday) - noon April 7th (Thursday)
Location: Coloma Outdoor Discovery School, 6921 Mt. Murphy Road, Coloma
Age: 3rd to 6th grade
Cost: $200 per child, $75 per adult chaperone
RSVP: Pack Form and Check payable to Pack 1776 (due 9/30/2015)
Scout Forms: BSA MedicalColoma Medical & Waiver 
(due 1/31/2016)
Chaperone Form: Coloma Adult Medical and Waiver (due 1/31/2016)
Must Read: Student Handbook, Chaperone Handbook
Contact: Grace Dagen

Dear Pack 1776 Bears and Webelos Parents,

For the 2016 Spring Break (April 5-7), we invite your scout and qualified siblings to the three-day, two-night Coloma Outdoor Discovery School's Gold Rush program. Campers will experience the Gold Rush era, where stories, songs, skits, and characterizations all help to convey the social and economic community of early Coloma. They will walk in the footsteps of the 49ers and experience some of the challenges of surviving away from home.

Day 1: Campers will get hands-on experience creating a shelter, washing laundry, baking cornbread, and panning for gold. Then, they will partner up for a foot stompin' good time at the Hoe Down! They will learn where the 49ers came from and how they got here.

Day 2: Campers will continue their adventures into the town of Coloma and the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. They will also learn about the plants and animals of the Sierra foothills on a three mile hike. In the evening, a guest presenter will bring to life native and local lore. Campers will learn how local people use plants in their daily lives and the importance of the American River in the discovery of gold.

Day 3: Campers will learn about miners of today. Campers will learn that what they need to survive hasn't changed much... or has it?

The three day program is only available to 3rd through 6th graders. It begins on Tuesday, April 5 at 10:30am and concludes on Thursday, April 7 at noon. The cost is $200 per scout and includes two nights’ accommodations, breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Click here for more information, or watch a video (password: CODS-only)

We need volunteer drivers to take the boys to and from camp, but we only need two adult chaperones per ten campers to stay. Adults pay $75 for room, board & participation. Male chaperones preferred, as they will be sleeping in the cabins with the boys.

To Sign Up:
If your scout is interested, please reserve his space by completing this form and depositing a $200 check (written to Pack 1776) in the Pack mailbox at the Coyote Creek office by September 30 (refundable up to January 31). Waivers and medical forms can be downloaded from the header of this post and are due January 31.

Yours In Scouting,
Grace Dagen

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Webeloree Registration Opened Today

Attention Webelos den leaders and parents,

Online registration for the October 3-4 Webeloree is now open! Registration deadlines for the Oct 3-4 and Oct 24-25 events are 9/21 and 10/12 respectively but both of these popular overnight camping events for 4th & 5th graders and their parent(s) can fill up in less than a week, so sign up early !

Go online at to register. (Click on the green arrow on the bottom right to view the October event). Enjoy beautiful Camp Herms and work on four Webelos/Arrow of Light Adventures from the new program (Aware & Care, Into the Woods, Earth Rocks, Camper). More info on the district website.

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Aquanaut Adventure Pin

When: Friday, August 21st 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: Cal High Olympic Pool
Details: $4 Youth/Adult Pool Entrance Fees
What to Bring: swimsuit, towels. and class B T-shirt

Calling all Webelos I or II, any boys 11 or older, and their parents ! You are invited to have FUN in the water and complete your Aquanaut Pin with Troop 1776 !

Work on Aquanaut requirements with the Scoutmasters and older Boy Scouts of Troop 1776, get a free swim lesson, play Minnows & Sharks or earn bragging rights by riding the GIANT SLIDE or jumping off the HIGH DIVE!

Scoutmaster David Verespey
Troop 1776


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