Cub Scout Pack 1776
15Feb/16

SCVGMS 61st Annual Gem and Mineral Festival

Date: April 16 & 17, 2016
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: $5 per Wolf; $6 per Webelos; Non-scouting sibling and other Cub Scouts $3.50; free for adults, unless they'd like a patch and rock bag.
Awards: Wolves can earn their Collections and Hobbies Adventure; Webelos can earn their Earth Rocks! Adventure.

Cub scouts are invited to Visit the Santa Clara Valley Gem and Mineral Society Festival and Kids Area at the Fairgrounds on April 16 and 17. Learn about geology, get a beginning rock collection, a rock bag, a patch, and more ! Choose a day and time slot to visit and send in your registration form and check by March 31st.
See the SCVGMS Kids Area page for more details.

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

5Nov/15

Read, Write and Win Amazon Gift Cards!

From Boys' Life website:

Write a one-page report titled “The Best Book I Read This Year” and enter it in the Boys’ Life 2015 “Say Yes to Reading!” contest.

The book can be fiction or nonfiction. But the report has to be in your own words — 500 words tops. Enter in one of these three age categories:

8 years old and younger
9 and 10 years old
11 years old and older

First-place winners in each age category will receive a $100 gift card from Amazon.com. Second-place winners will receive a $75 gift card; third-place winners, a $50 gift card.

Everyone who enters will get a free patch like the one on this page. (And, yes, the patch is a temporary insignia, so it can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform shirt, on the right pocket. Proudly display it there or anywhere!) In coming years, you’ll have the opportunity to earn different patches.

The contest is open to all Boys’ Life readers. Be sure to include your name, address, age and grade in school on the entry.

Send your report, along with a business-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope, to:

Boys’ Life Reading Contest
S306
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079

Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2015 and must include entry information and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Click here to read the winning essays in the 2014 contest.

12Aug/15

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

19Feb/15

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.

1Nov/14

Read, Write and Win Amazon Gift Cards!

From Boys' Life website:

Write a one-page report titled “The Best Book I Read This Year” and enter it in the Boys’ Life 2014 “Say Yes to Reading!” contest.

The book can be fiction or nonfiction. But the report has to be in your own words — 500 words tops. Enter in one of these three age categories:

8 years old and younger
9 and 10 years old
11 years old and older

First-place winners in each age category will receive a $100 gift card from Amazon.com. Second-place winners will receive a $75 gift card; third-place winners, a $50 gift card.

Everyone who enters will get a free patch like the one on this page. (And, yes, the patch is a temporary insignia, so it can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform shirt, on the right pocket. Proudly display it there or anywhere!) In coming years, you’ll have the opportunity to earn different patches.

The contest is open to all Boys’ Life readers. Be sure to include your name, address, age and grade in school on the entry.

Send your report, along with a business-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope, to:

Boys’ Life Reading Contest
S306
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079

Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2014 and must include entry information and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Click here to read the winning essays in the 2013 contest.

6Oct/14

Webelos Naturalist Program in Brentwood

Date/Time: Saturday, November 22 10:00 a.m. – noon
Location: John Muir Interpretive Center 19 Walnut Blvd., Brentwood, CA
Cost: Free

Pre-registration is required and limited to 20 participants. Back by popular demand! Bring your Webelos out for an adventure. Naturalist Briana Moore is a BSA trained Scout Leader who 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 Oliver Symonds at 925-688-8010 to register your den.

29Aug/14

National Summertime Award

Scouts who participate in 3 summer Pack activities will receive the National Summertime Award.  The following activities are eligible:

Dens with an average attendance of at least half their members participating three summer pack events will also be eligible for a colorful den participation ribbon.

Please let me know if your scout qualify for the summertime award by Sept 8th.

Thanks,
Surat Perez
Awards Chair

7Mar/14

59th Annual Gem and Mineral Show

Date: April 12 & 13, 2014
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 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 show and Kids Area at the Fairgrounds on April 12 and 13. Learn about geology, get a beginning rock collection, a rock bag, and a show patch. Choose a day and time slot to visit and send in your sign up form and check by March 17th.
See the SCVGMS flyer and website for more details.

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

2Mar/14

Webelos Naturalist Program

Anyone out there need to earn a Naturalist badge?

During this hike, learn about birds, flyways, food chains, and the importance of wetlands.

The Widelife Refuge Headquarters offer Webelos programs for up to 15 Webelos.

Click here to register.

Date/Time: Saturdays, March 22, April 6, & May 18, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: 1 Marshlands Rd, Fremont, CA 94555
Parking: plenty of free parking
Bring: your binoculars (or borrow one from the center)

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9Jan/14

Energy Expert Patch

Does your scout want to earn a free Energy Expert Patch ?
Download the leader guide and workbooks for each cub here.
The books will help your cubs become experts on:

  • Electric Safety
  • Natural Gas Safety
  • Respect the Flags
  • Sources of Energy
  • Electricity Generation
  • Energy Careers

Order your free patches here after completing your workbook.

*Due to the overwhelming number of requests, the Webelos patch is currently back ordered and may take longer than 2 weeks to arrive.

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