Cub Scout Pack 1776

October 31st: Halloween Event

  • Date and Time: Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 1 pm to 3 pm (Setup begins at 12:00.)
  • Location: Outdoors @ Coyote Creek Elementary School Parking Lot and Blacktop. 8700 North Gale Ridge Road, San Ramon, CA
  • Cost: Free admission! The entire scouting family is welcome!
  • Attire: Costumes!! Facecoverings - in addition to any costume type masks must be worn.
  • Signup:  YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE on the SignUp Genius Link emailed to all members.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Sign up here.

Beware of ghosts and goblins! Come for an afternoon of games, fun, and mayhem!  This is a socially distanced outdoor event where small groups of participants (14 persons or less) shall rotate through stations to ensure they are apart from one another.  Candy/trinkets will only be distributed at certain spots, in a method where they are placed on a table / ground for individual pick up or run through a “candy chute” to minimize contact.  Only pack provided candy will be distributed. Registered participants get a special Trunk or Treat 2020 patch and Halloween Candy tote preloaded with some candy! The key to this event is not to have groups intermingle or get bigger than their allotment. Registered participants will receive an email with their group number before the event. Participants need to stay in that group the entire time. While parents or a Lion or Tiger may accompany their scouts, we encourage them and all other adults to stand away from the groups and observe from a distance. We do not want the groups to get bigger by having parents enter an area when they are there.

  • Parents arrive at 1 pm and park in the Kids Country side parking lot or street.
  • Leave an empty parking space in between cars.
  • Parents & kids stay in their cars until it is time to start the event. 
  • Children must stay with their parents until we are ready to begin.
    • The Cubmaster will announce such with megaphone, calling for those in a particular group to assemble.
    • That group will be sent to their first station.
    • Successive groups will be sent to other stations in numerical order. 
    • No group will be sent to the same station at the same time.

Our event is called "Trunk or Treat," but that's in name only! Quite frankly, it's because the patch looks cool.

Parents can choose to decorate their car and park it in the Decorated Vehicle Section in the parking lot on the Kindergarten side of the school.  Tell us in advance if you are bringing a decorated vehicle as we are limiting it to 30 vehicles to ensure an empty parking space exists between cars. 

  • Participants will walk down the middle of the parking lot to observe the decorated cars. 
  • Parents shall not pass out items to passers-by.
  • Participants shall not go up to a decorated car.
  • In intervals, there will be a candy/trinket slide or pick up area set up by the pack where kids can obtain a treat.  Decorated cars are eligible to win one of many trophies, as judged by the scouts. 
  • Kids may cycle through the trunk or treat area twice if time permits.  Everyone will walk in a one-way direction, spread out at least 6’ apart.  Towards the last cycle, they will tell a staffer their choices for the trophies.
  • A photo backdrop will be nearby so you can take a photo!

A carnival area will be set up in various locations of the school, including the blacktop.  These stations will be well spread apart to ensure the groups remain apart.  The events are designed so that they do not involve running, eating, drinking or removal of a face-covering.  While some events will require the use of hand-held materials, these will be disinfected with soapy water before the next participant handles it.  Participants must stay with their group and move from station to station as a group, when instructed.  This will probably be every 10-15 minutes.  Each station will have a candy/treat pick up area or slide.

Facecoverings - in addition to any costume type masks - must be worn. The small groups and cycling them through various activities will allow us to regulate attendance at any one location. Socially distanced games are:

  • Spray Away - Children try to “spray away” golf balls from golf tee’s using a squirt gun.  4 stations of 6 tees/golf balls and spread them out so the kids aren’t near one another.  Squirt guns will be washed and refilled in soapy water between kids.
  • Photo Back Drop Station & Lollipop Tree / Pull: pull a lollipop out to see if the end is colored. If it is, you may select a prize.  Either way, you keep the lollipop!  A photo backdrop will be nearby by so you can take a photo!
  • Balloon Darts: Balloons inflated ahead of time with a pump will be affixed to pegboard.  3 stations.  Use darts to pop two balloons. Darts will be washed in soapy water between kids.
  • Giant Soap Bubbles: 7 soapy water basins.  Each participant handles their own wand.  Wands are washed with soapy water between participants.
  • The Grave Keeper: The Grave Keeper has to keep a watchful eye on the graves in this spooky Halloween game. Zombies are usually pretty active on Halloween night; the grave keeper better be on their toes! The grave keeper will have everyone collapse and fall to the ground. The grave keeper keeps an eye on the dead to see if any of them move. If the grave keeper sees someone move, they are out of the game. If the grave keeper has his back turned then the dead can move and try to stand all the way up without getting caught.
  • Monster Freeze Dance: Put on some Halloween tunes and have the kids boogie until the music stops when they have to freeze.  Children are eliminated for not freezing and the last monster standing is the winner.
  • Pumpkin Walk: musical chairs type activity - minus the chairs and running - where kids march on numbered pumpkins. When the music stops, a number is pulled out of a hat.  Children are eliminated for standing on a pumpkin that has that number called.

Face coverings are required for all attendees

Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times.  While we will have hand sanitizer, please also bring your own.

All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must:

  • Be made with at least two layers of breathable material
  • Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the person to remain hands-free
  • Shall not contain a valve which allows air to be exhaled from the mask.
  • Open-chin triangle bandanas are not acceptable face coverings.

The use of face coverings is not a substitute for physical distancing. 

Do NOT attend the event if you or a family member have experienced these symptoms in the 14 days leading up to the event:

  • In contact with someone known or suspected to have COVID or the below symptoms.
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
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September 20th: Bike Hike

Date/Time: Sunday, September 20th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Start at PG&E Parking lot (North) (3400 Crow Canyon Rd; San Ramon, CA 94583) and cycle down to the intersection of San Ramon Valley Boulevard. Turn around and come back. Full route here.
Distance: 3 miles one way - approx. 6 miles total
Time: Allow 60-70 mins
Attire: Class B uniform
Contact: Hiking Chair Deva Sundararajan

RSVP: via Evite

Trail: This will be a socially distanced ride where families will ride as their own unit/bubble down the Iron Horse Trail between Crow Canyon, San Ramon and San Ramon Valley Boulevard, Danville and back for a total of about 6 miles.

  • Face coverings are required to be worn when within 6 feet of non-family members.
  • Riders must do their best to keep away from persons who are not in their famliy bubble.

Each registered rider (scouts and siblings) will receive a biking patch.

What to bring:

  • Bike - in good working condition.
  • Helmets
  • Mask/Facecovering
  • Waterbottle
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Informational Open House: August 19th

COVID hasn't slowed down Pack 1776! You are invited to a Zoom meeting to learn about Cub Scouting and our pack. We have many things planned for this year as we celebrate the 20th year of Pack 1776.

  • Date: August 19, 2020
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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October Pack Meeting: Into the Woods

  • DATE: October 7, 2020
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Following our Opening Ceremony hosted by the Webelos I den, we will visit with Chelsea Yanez, an Interpretive Ranger from the Sequoia National Park.

Here we will learn about different types of trees, including the Giant Sequoias, living within their park.

Following the presentation, time permitting, we will plant our own trees from seed, using materials provided in a craft kit, delivered to you in advance.

Components of this presentation will meet requirements in several badges, including Webelos "Into the Woods," Wolf "Grow Something" and Bear "Fur, Feather and Ferns."


September Pack Meeting: Hometown Heroes

  • DATE: September 9, 2020
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Join us for our first pack meeting of the new Scouting year! Following our Opening Ceremony hosted by the Webelos IIs and Scout Law Lantern Ceremony conducted by our Bears, we will visit with firefighters. If time permits we will build our own superhero together! Craft kits will be passed out in advance of the meeting to all registered scouts. Instructions will be emailed out if we do not have time to complete the craft during our meeting.


Join Pack 1776!

Pack 1776 celebrates its 20th anniversary this year! Come be a part of the fun. Registration is open. Click here to learn more:

  1. How to Register
  2. Why Pack 1776 is such a great deal.

What Pack activities will we be doing in light of COVID-19?

Pack 1776 hasn’t slowed down due to COVID-19.  While it did reduce our ability to meet in person, we quickly shifted to virtual pack and den meetings via Zoom where we played games, learned new things, performed songs & skits, and even did crafts using materials delivered by the pack. We’ve heard from our parents and scouts alike that they had fun.  While our kids were able to see their friends during School Google Meets sessions with their teachers while school was in session, this opportunity was dramatically reduced for many during the summer.  Even then, they did not have much of a chance to chat or do things other than school work. The pack’s virtual den and pack meetings gave the kids a chance to see and socialize with their friends.

While our pack will continue to hold virtual pack meetings until it is safer to meet in person, indoors, we also plan to conduct social distanced/time-slotted outdoor events.  This includes Rocket Day, hikes in local parks, a Bike Hike down the Iron Horse Trail, Halloween Trunk or Treat, Hoot Owl program and perhaps a “raingutter regatta.”  While we hope the rollout of a vaccine may allow us to conduct our famous Pinewood Derby inside the Coyote Creek MPR come January 2021, we are already making back up plans to hold it outdoors, with it being simulcasted on Zoom.  Given dens are smaller, the leader and parents may elect to conduct socially distanced meetings in person.

Continuing on with Virtual Pack Meetings allows parents and their Scout to participate in Cub Scouting even if they are not comfortable attending these socially distanced outdoor events.   Pack Meetings will host speakers, crafts, games, our NOVA Stem program, and other fun things. For instance, take a look at what we are planning for the first half of our scouting year:

  • September Virtual Pack Meeting: Hometown Heroes. Talk to a Fire Fighter and build your own superhero craft.
  • October Virtual Pack Meeting: Into the Woods. Hear from a ranger or naturalist about California's big trees and plant one of your own from seed.
  • November Virtual Pack Meeting: Our Nation's Veterans. Set on Veteran's Day, learn about our Flag from Veterans including a retired Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot.
  • December Virtual Pack Meeting: NOVA Out of this World. Cub Scout's STEM program where we will explore space related themes and experiments.
  • January Virtual Pack Meeting: Game Night! Back by popular demand, its Pack 1776 Bingo Night.

Other things in the works: Pack 1776's Minecraft type server, Into the Wild virtual pack meeting, 3D printing (for older scouts) and more.

Does an hour off sound good to you?

Most our Virtual Pack Meetings this year will be held from 6:30 pm to 7:30 p.m.  We may go a half hour longer if the program that night warrants it.  While we’d love for you to be beside your child during the Pack Meeting, we won’t hold it against you if you decide to take that time to head to the other side of the house for some peace and quiet!

How to register.

20th anniversary "buff"style mask and last year's t-shirt.

Click here for more information on the registration process, fee and what's included. Our pack registration fee includes our commemorative 20th anniversary t-shirt and "buff" style mask!

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