Cub Scout Pack 1776
15Oct/22

Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food is BSA's annual food collection program for local food banks.

Save the dates!

Oct 28: Tags delivered to Den Leaders to distribute to den scouts
Nov 5: Place tags in neighborhoods, assigned by den
Nov 12: Collect food from same neighborhoods, assigned by den

Many thanks to our Scouting for Food Coordinators: Rajni & Rajesh!

We need volunteers to drive the collected food to the main collection location at Bishop Ranch.

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On Saturday, November 5, 2022, we will place door hangers at residences in our assigned neighborhoods. Each den will receive an area to cover. On Saturday, November 12, 2022, we will collect donations from doorsteps. 

Please NO glass containers or food that has a short shelf life. Canned and boxed food is great! Protein items like canned tuna, ham, sardines, & SPAM, as well as peanut butter are greatly needed.  

Donations will go to: Alameda Food Bank, Alameda County Community Food Bank, American Canyon Emergency Food Bank, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, Napa Food Bank, San Francisco – Marin Food Bank, St. Helena Food Pantry, United Christian Parish Pantry.

All Pack 1776 scouts are strongly recommended to participate. Each scout participant will receive a cool patch!

General reminders

  • Wear Class A Scout uniform
  • Wear an approved face covering — applies to everyone involved in Scouting for Food
  • Keep your scouts in view at all times
  • Supervise scouts when crossing roads
  • Bring and use hand sanitizer
  • DO NOT to enter a donor's residence

Door hanger distribution — November 5-6

  • Distribute door hangers on another day this week, iff not possible on Nov 5-6
  • Place door hanger on the door or partially under the doormat
  • Do not place door hangers in mailboxes
  • Knock or ring doorbell after placing door hanger and take a few steps back
  • Speak with the resident about the program

Food donations pickup — November 12

  • Pick up food donations from the same homes where you distributed door hangers
  • Do not pick up earlier than 9am
  • Knock or ring doorbell at every house that received a door hanger and did not leave a donation; maybe they forgot and would give on the spot if asked kindly
  • Drop off the collected food donations in front of Coyote Creek MPR between 10am and noon
  • If you cannot drop off by 12pm, drop off directly at the main collection site at Bishop Ranch / 2700 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, by 1pm

As with any pack activity, please adhere to the pack's COVID statement. If you or your Scout are sick, are experiencing COVID-like or flu symptoms, or may have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home and inform your Den Leader ASAP so they can make arrangements to cover your Scout's area.

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3Nov/16

Scouting for Food 2016

Dear Pack,

This year's Scouting for Food is scheduled for the weekend of Nov 12 (hanger distribution) and Nov 19 (collection).

For those new to scouting: this is a wonderful opportunity for our scouts to participate in a community service project. The food that we collect goes to the Contra Costa Food Bank from where it is distributed to those in need. Den leaders are responsible for ensuring their den's participation in this event.

Click on this symbol to see the area assignment for each den.  You can also click on the white rectangle symbol on the far right to view the map in full size:

General Reminders:

  • Wear Class A Scout uniform
  • Drivers should have all scouts in view at all times
  • Scouts are NOT to enter a donor's residence
  • Bring a friend - a great way to introduce what Scouting is about

Hanger Distribution - Nov 14

  • You may distribute door hangers on a different day than Nov 12
  • Door hangers should be placed on the door or partially under the door mat (ensure it's visible and won't blow away)
  • Do not put hangers in mailboxes

Food Pickup - Nov 19

  • Food must be picked up from the same area you distributed door hangers
  • Food pickup is to begin no earlier than 9:00 am
  • Food must be dropped off in front of Coyote Creek MPR between 11 am and noon
  • If you may be late and wish to know if one of the coordinators will still be at Coyote Creek, please call one of these numbers: Abirami 925.487.9769 | Priya 925.478.0894 | Jung 404.512.2703
  • If you will be much later than noon, you can bring your collection to the Meridian District's food collection site at the Danville LDS at 655 Old Orchard Road.  They will be open till 2:30pm.  After 2:30pm, you will have to take your collection to the Contra Costa Food Bank located at 4010 Nelson Avenue in Concord (925.676.7534) during their regular hours.  Please let them know your collection is from the Meridian District's Scouting for food project.

Ideas to help us collect more food on the 19th!

  • Knock on every door that received a door hanger and did not leave a donation. Maybe they forgot to put out their food or would give if asked.
  • Tell your family and friends if they didn't get a door hanger they can still help by dropping off their food at the MPR on Nov 19th between 11am - noon

All participating scouts receive a patch.

Thanks!

21Sep/16

Stanford Scout Days

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24Aug/16

2016 Scout-O Championship – Registration is Closed

Date/Time: Sunday, October 9th
Location: Tilden Regional Park, Lake Anza parking lot (37.896618,-122.252316) (map) No parking fee, Please carpool if possible.
Deadline: Friday, September 16 at 3 p.m.
Cost: $7 per participant (shadowing adults do not need to pay).
Checks made to Pack 1776 dropped off at Pack Mailbox
Attire: Class B T-shirt, strong trail shoes, long pants (Tilden has stickers!)
Bring: A compass, a watch, a pen or pencil. Lunch and water. Sunscreen or rain gear.
Award: BAOC Orienteering patch, a progressive course patch
Details: Scout-O 2016

The Bay Area Orienteering Club is pleased to announce the 24th Annual Bay Area Scout Orienteering Championship, a cross country map and compass adventure designed to test the map reading ability, compass skills and woodsman savvy of any scout regardless of experience.

Cub Scouts of all ages are welcome.  No prior experience needed. Instruction will be offered prior to the event so that all Scouts, regardless of prior experience, will be able to take part in the actual competition.  There will be courses of four distinct levels of difficulty, so no scout should encounter a challenge beyond his capabilities.

There will not be extra compasses to borrow at the event. Please get a basic orienteering compass and avoid these: iPhone, wristwatch, engineering, surveying, Happy Meal, tritium.

- Most scouts will run in pairs with an adult trailing behind (Course 1). Those who are experienced and confident can choose Course 2 and run in pairs without an trailing adult.
- Instruction will begin at 9:00 AM. The pre-assigned start time of each individual team will be determined by the entry date of our pack. In general, start times will begin at soon after 10:00 AM and go until about noon.
- Every participating scout will earn a patch.
- We need to pre-register with names and how teams will be paired up.

4Apr/16

Oakland A’s Scout Day

Date/Time: Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 1:05pm
Location: Oakland Coliseum
Attire: Class A uniform
RSVP: Evite

Please join us for at the Oakland A's vs the Yankees which features a pregame festival and an on-field parade. This event is open to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of all ages, as well as their families and friends. All uniformed Scouts and leaders will receive a commemorative Scout Day patch. See this webpage for more details.

We have reserved 100 lower level seats. These will go first come first serve to those that pay sign up and pay. Tickets are $20 per scout (subsidized by the pack) and $30 per additional family member. Please sign up and submit your payment via check to our drop box in the office.

Since there are limited seats, we are asking everyone to not sign up unless you are positive you are going to go. Once you sign up, you are committed to purchasing the tickets, There will be no refunds. If you cannot make it, it is your responsibility to find someone to take your tickets.

More information to come as the date nears!

If you are purchasing for tickets for more than one scout, please make note so we can make sure you receive the discounted cost for more than one ticket.

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20May/15

June Hike – “Clean Up Hike”

Date/Time: Sunday, June 7, 2015, 4-5pm
Location: Around Coyote Creek
Time: Allow 1 hour
Attire: Class A uniform
Award: "Every day is Earth day" patch
Meeting Point: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR
Contact: Hiking Chair Siddharth Bhatia
RSVP: Evite

What to Bring:
Your trash hunting skills
Good attitude

Details:
Let's end this school year by cleaning up our beloved school and surrounding areas. Scouts will walk along the school perimeter picking up trash. We will hand out gloves and garbage bags. We will also talk about recycling and discuss
which items can be recycled. Scouts will be doing their part in keeping our school clean and following the principles of Leave No Trace.

Route:
Walk along the outer perimeter of the school and then walk around Briza Loop. We can split into groups and explore areas around Lantana Way/Cattleya Drive if time permits.

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28Mar/15

Memorial Day Flag Planting

Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.)
Location: San Francisco National Cemetery, 1 Lincoln Blvd, SF, CA
Attire: Full Class A, footwear suitable for walking in wet grass
Event Leader: Kathryn Mar
RSVP: Evite

Once Again, we will join hundreds of Scouts from all over the Bay Area, and thousands across the country, to pay tribute to those who served. We will be planting American flags at the San Francisco National Cemetery. This is typically one of the most meaningful events of the year, reminding our Scouts the sacrifice many have made to make our country what it is today. The event will begin promptly at 9:00am and we will likely be completed by 11:30am.

Scouts, friends, and family welcome.

Scouts and leaders must be in full Class A Uniforms.

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14Feb/15

Free Admission to All National Parks this Weekend

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4Feb/15

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.

10Nov/14

Scout Night: Warriors vs Sacramento Kings

Join the Golden State Warriors in celebrating Scout Night on Friday, January 23th at 7:30pm at the Oracle Arena as they take on the Sacramento Kings!

All scouts will receive a commemorative Warriors Scout Patch and will be invited to shoot a postgame free throw on the Warriors Court! Groups of 10+ are eligible for additional savings.

Click here for details.

Scout Days/Nights are not Pack 1776 events but rather community events open to Scout groups.

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