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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10Oct/22

October 16: Coyote Hills Trail Trekkers hike

Date/Time: Sunday, October 16, 2022, at 9:30am
Location: Coyote Hills Regional Park — 8000 Patterson Ranch Road​​​​​​​, Fremont, CA 94555
Meeting Point: Outside Visitor Center
Fee: $5 per vehicle, $2 per dog
Distance / duration: 4 miles / 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy to moderate — a few short but steep hills
Recommended for: Tigers through Webelos
Hike Info: Hike info / Trail map below
Park mapmap
Awards: Trail Trekkers Cub Scout Patch
Contact: Hiking Chair Zhen Zhou (925-997-4889)

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Attire: 

  • Class B and dress in layers
  • Sturdy closed toe shoes

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen, cap
  • Plenty of water and snacks

Directions

Coyote Hills is at the west end of Patterson Ranch Road/ Commerce Drive in Fremont. From I- 880, take Highway 84 west, exit at Paseo Padre Parkway and drive north. Turn left on Patterson Ranch Road (parking fee).

The hike

This hike will introduce the pack to the marsh and hills of Coyote Hills Regional Park and give you a chance to see a great Visitor Center. It is about 4 miles long, with a few short but steep hills.

The trail

First Head into the marsh by crossing the park road at the south end of the Visitor Center parking lot. The kids will enjoy walking on the boardwalk. Stop at the wildlife viewing platforms to observe water fowl and possibly muskrats.

When the boardwalk ends, keep heading straight, gradually curving to the left, until you reach the D.U.S.T. Trail. Turn left on this trail, then right on Lizard Rock Trail. You will then join Bayview Trail, a paved bicycling trail which encircles the hills. Turn left on the Bayview Trail. When you reach Nike Trail, follow it up to a saddle. Once on the saddle, head south on the Hill Trail. After a short steep climb, you'll reach Red Hill Top, a hill formed of red chert. Watch out for poison oak among the rocks.

On a clear day, the views are great. You'll want to point out some of the sights - the salt evaporation ponds to the west, the marsh and boardwalk below you to the east (can you see where you were?), and some of the high peaks in the Bay Area. Some of these peaks are "Rim Rover" peaks which the boys can climb when they become Boy Scouts - Mission Peak just a little southeast, Mt. Tamalpais to the northwest (beyond San Francisco), and Mt. Diablo to the northeast.

Continue south, stopping at Glider Hill to watch people flying model gliders. Go slowly down the steep hill to Soaproot Trail and go left, passing above Dairy Glen, the group campsite. Turn left again, back to the Visitor Center (you'll be approaching the Visitor Center from behind.)

Alternate Routes
Longer or shorter loops can easily be made - consult the park map. The minimum requirement for this patch is to hike to Red Hill Top.

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Visitor Center post-hike

Consider visiting the Visitor Center after the hike. Coyote Hills Visitor Center contains educational displays and exhibits as well as the Possum's Pocket Nature Store. The exhibits portray the Ohlone way of life and include a tule reed boat constructed by park staff and volunteers using Native American methods. Other exhibits cover the park's natural history and wildlife. Open 10am - 4pm on Sundays.

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, please adhere to the pack's COVID statement. If you are sick, are experiencing symptoms, or may have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home and stay safe.

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6Oct/22

October 29-20: Webeloree

Calling all Webelos (4th grade) and Arrow of Light (5th grade) scouts! 

This weekend is filled with fun events at the great Camp Herms. Activity pins and scout skills galore. Come interact with some Scouts BSA Troops as well, to get a feel for the adventure at a Troop level. This is intended for a 1:1 Cub to Guardian ratio weekend. If one guardian must take two Cub Scouts, this guardian will be responsible for each participant while they are at camp. This event is for Webelos and Arrow of Light only as the program is specific to their age appropriate program. A packing list, schedule, and list of pins offered for the weekend will be emailed ten days before the event.

Camp schedule

Adventure pins being offered are:

On staff from Pack 1776 will be:

  • Medic: Dr. Sankari
  • Rangemasters: Mr. Kevin R., Ms. Caroline

Dinner will be provided as a group activity. Sunday breakfast will be offered.

Bring for each participant, scout and adult:

  • BSA pre-event medical screening checklist + ensure temperature below 100.4 °F just prior to departure for camp.
  • Copy of completed AB forms
  • Shooting Sports form (2 copies only, check "BB Devices" only)
  • Bagged lunch for Saturday (lunch provided for staff)
  • Mess kit (plate, spoon, fork, cup), napkins, wet wipes
  • Drinking water in reusable water bottle
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Clothes appropriate for the weather
  • Flash light
  • Toiletries
  • Folding chair

Shared items:

  • Tent, including tarp/footprint + rainfly
  • Mallet for tent stakes
  • Wagon (to carry your stuff from your car to the campsite)

For this camp, parent/legal guardian and child can share a tent.

Wear:

  • Class A uniform
  • Class B t-shirt
  • Vest / waterproof jacket — there's usually condensation at Camp Herms + it will be windy this weekend
  • Hiking / closed toe shoes

Registration is currently closed.

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