Cub Scout Pack 1776

October Outdoor Pack Meeting & Optional Camp Out

October 9-10, 2021

  • Date: Saturday, October 9 to Sunday, October 10
  • Time: 2 pm Saturday to 10 am Sunday
  • Location: Sugarloaf Open Space 2161 Youngs Valley Road, (680 N Rudgear Road Exit, Near Alamo), Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Bring the family and join Pack 1776 at Sugarloaf Open Space in Walnut Creek for our Outdoor Pack Meeting and optional campout. Please come as this outdoor experience and camp out will fulfill many Adventure requirements your Scout has and will be fun!

This Pack Meeting is especially important for our Tigers and new Wolf, Bear and Webelos scouts as they and a parent will participate in our Bobcat Ceremony!

A short pack hike will take place before dinner. The Pack will host a light dinner and s'mores for dessert. A vegetarian option is available. During the evening campfire, we'll watch skits, play games, roast marshmallows/make S'mores and tell stories.

We encourage all scouts to buddy up and perform a skit. Search online under "cub scout skits" for ideas. A light breakfast is also provided for those staying overnight.

The weather should be great and we have a fun, action packed agenda. Scouts should arrive in Class A uniform with a Class B shirt or T Shirt underneath.

What to bring: 

Everyone should bring a refillable water bottle, flashlight, folding chair, and sun protection. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Bring warm clothes as it may get cold after dark.

Bring a mess kit (or similar washable plate, fork, cup, etc.) for use at dinner/breakfast. In support of our Pack's continued commitment to be Conservation & Environmentally Minded and to prepare our scouts for when they eventually go on backpacking trips, disposable plates, forks, cups, etc. should not be brought or used. A dishwashing station will be available.

For those staying overnight, you must have your own tent and sleeping bag. Please refer to the Outdoor Essentials on what to pack.


Free to those not camping overnight. The park charges $10 per person for those who wish to camp overnight. Please submit your payment to the Scout Box in the Coyote Creek Elementary School Office by October 2nd. Make checks payable to "Pack 1776."

BE SURE TO RSVP: Our Pack is paying for all the food. Please help us plan for this event by clicking on this shared document (different from evite) and let us know 1) if you're coming or not, 2) if you're camping overnight and 3) what's your food preference.

In order to have a fun and successful camping trip, we need everyone's help. If you see an opportunity, jump-in! Also, if you see scouts doing something dangerous, wandering away from our group, hurting the environment, or being disrespectful to another, please stop them immediately. Don't wait for a uniformed leader (who are parent volunteers like you) to get involved.

WE COULD USE YOUR HELP: Volunteers are needed to run this event. Sign up to volunteer

EVENT REGISTRATION: Please be sure to register using the Google Form

Parking will be tight for our large number of participants. We need your help to ease parking for everyone

  1. As much as possible, plan to carpool or get dropped off, especially those not staying overnight.
  2. 2:00-2:45pm arrival time for those camping overnight
    2:45-3:00pm arrival time for those not staying overnight
  3. Print and fill out the parking pass and place it visibly on your dashboard before you leave your car in the parking lot
  4. Sign up to volunteer as Parking Attendants

Here's our tentative schedule:

2:00 to 2:45 - Arrival for those staying overnight and set up camp
2:45 to 3:00 - Arrival for those not staying overnight
3:00 to 3:15 - Flag ceremony
3:30 to 4:15 - Hike (1.2 miles)
4:15 to 5:00 - Scout skills & tug-o-war / 4:15pm BBQ prep
5:00 to 6:00 - Dinner + clean-up
▪ (5:15 Prep / 5:45 Cook Dutch oven desserts)
▪ (Add on warm clothing layers ahead of the evening program)
6:00 to 6:45 - Bobcat Ceremony for Tigers and new Wolf, Bear and Webelos scouts
6:45 to 7:00 - Closing flag ceremony — led by Bears
7:00 to 7:30 - S’mores for Scouts / Dutch oven dessert for adults
7:30 to 8:30 - Campfire program skits, songs, stories (see next pages)
8:30 to 9:00 - Get ready for bed or leave camp if not staying
9:00 Lights out

7:15 to 7:45 - Prepare breakfast
7:45 to 8:30 - Free breakfast provided by the Pack (coffee, hot chocolate, juice, muffins)
8:30 to 9:15 - Break camp
9:15 to 10:00 - Camp sweep and leave

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