Cub Scout Pack 1776

March 26: Warriors Scout Night (Warriors vs. Timberwolves)


Sunday, March 26, 2023
12pm     Pre-game outdoor activities start
4:30pm  Doors open
5:30pm  Warriors vs. Timberwolves game
               Post-game activities

Chase Center
1 Warriors Way
San Francisco, CA 94158

CLASS A uniform for Scouts and uniformed leaders.
Comfortable clothes, optional Warriors (or Timberwolves, at your own risk) fan gear for others.
Closed toe shoes and layers for everyone.

$105 / ticket  (reduced price, no fee and no tax)  Limited availability, please RSVP asap.

// RSVP & PAY by 2/14

[ RSVP ] Each Scout, including Den Chiefs (or go through your troop), needs to be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. [ Sign-up ] for your family by 2/14. 
Write check for amount due payable to PACK 1776.

Or, conveniently pay online to our Executive Officer Chris Chen. 

Venmo:  @chris-chen-87216

Zelle: (650)224-7954  (CHRIS CHEN)

Bring check to Feb pack meeting on 2/8 or drop in pack's Scout box in the Coyote Creek school office by 2/13.
Not refundable after 2/14.

(to be confirmed, still in active development by Warriors)
Outdoor activities begin around Noon.
Pinewood derby, multiple races where anyone can race (scouts, friends and family).
Attending units may race their 1,2,3 placed cars in a “regional” event.

Scouts can make signs to bring into the center to get spotted by the camera.
Awards and Videos of events will be posted on the JumboTron during the game and at half-time

All Scouts, family & friends invited down to court and can shoot one free throw.
We will have the Pack 1776 flag to parade on the court.

Visit to learn more about Public
Transportation options and game day transportation information. Reminder - Your game day ticket is also
your all-day Muni ticket!

Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals within the arena unless actively eating or drinking.  Visit to learn more.

Above information is correct as of time of publishing this form and will be updated on our website as new information becomes available.  All information is subject to change, per the Warriors organizer.

Waiver may be required. No refunds after 2/14/2023.

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, please follow the SRVUSD COVID guidelines. If you are sick or are experiencing symptoms, please stay home and stay safe.

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Golden Gate Area Council family camp events

Get the outing back into scouting!  Council-organized camp events are now open for registration.  More information can be found at  The following is a list of camp opportunities available.

Tiger Cub Safari

April 22-23 or April 29-30 at Wente Scout Reservation, Willits, CA

Info & Registration [ link ]

Tiger Cub Safari an exciting overnight adventure full of fun for Tigers and their Adult Partners to enjoy, where the Tigers Rule, Others Drool! 

Mom and Cub camp

May 5-7 or May 19-21 at Camp Royaneh, Cazadero, CA

Info & Registration [ link ]
Moms and their Cub (Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos).  The staff will guide you through a weekend of fun and adventure. A great escape for Cub Scouts and their moms (or another adult female partner like grandmothers, aunts).

Wolf & Bear

July 21-23 at Rancho Los Mochos, Livermore, CA

Info & Registration [ link ]
A weekend adventure that you don’t want to miss!

Webelos Adventure Camp

August 1-5 at Camp Royaneh, Cazadero, CA

Info & Registration [ link ]

For all Scouts who have completed the 3rd or 4th grade by Spring of 2023. This is THE summer experience for every Webelos. Come and get a taste of what the future in Scouting looks like.

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, please follow the SRVUSD COVID guidelines. If you are sick or are experiencing symptoms, please stay home and stay safe.


March 15: March Pack Meeting – Aware & Care

March 15: Monthly pack meeting — Aware & Care
In honor of National Disability Awareness month, the March pack meeting will teach us how to be more empathetic to and inclusive of disabilities and differences around us. We are honored to have some invited speakers join us for this pack meeting!

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Time: 6-8pm <—— Please note the earlier and extended time!

Location: Tassajara Hills Elementary School MPR
AttireClass A uniform


  1. Nova Wild poster homework
  2. Kids mittens
  3. Refillable water bottle
  4. Checkbook / credit card

[ Signup ] Pack 1776 parents, we need your help for the March pack meeting. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.

A light snack will be provided for scouts. 
Invited speakers:Elijah Gonzales, District Executive within GGAC — for Friends of Scouting fundraiser
Lori Gray, Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program ( Adventures & Outings Coordinator — for Aware & Care


6:00-6:05pm Welcome — Cubmaster Cassie

6:05-6:10pm Opening flag ceremony — Bears

6:10-6:20pm Friends of Scouting fundraiser — Rajendran + GGAC's Elijah Gonzales (10 mins)

        Scouts enjoy a provided healthy snack quietly during this time

6:20-6:50pm Guest speaker from over zoom (audio-only) — Lori Gray (30 mins)

6:50-7:47pm Aware & Care activities (57 mins)

7:47-7:57pm Cubmaster minute / Scouts reflection on & sharing of what they’ve learned (10 mins)

7:57-8:00pm Closing flag ceremony — Bears

8:00pm        Cleanup — Parents, please help, thanks!

In parallel:

6:20-8:00pm Nova Wild! poster mural exhibition

The pack will make a generous donation to Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program ( / tax ID: 94-2324340) in honor of National Disability Awareness month.
Huge thanks to Ms. Charanya, Ms. Archana, Mr. Ravi, Mr. Rajendran, and Ms. Caroline for organizing this event.

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, please follow the SRVUSD COVID guidelines. If you are sick or are experiencing symptoms, please stay home and stay safe.


Feb 8: February Pack Meeting – NOVA Wild with the Oakland Zoo

Date/Time: February 8, 4:00pm to 6:00pm (please note the date & early time)

Location: Tassajara Hills Elementary School MPR

Attire: Class A uniform

Volunteers (we need you!): Please email if you can help us setup the MPR at 3:30pm and/or cleanup at 6:00pm 

Join us for a special visit from the Oakland Zoo!  Learn about wildlife, hear interesting facts about our ecosystem, and get up close and personal with a couple of cute critters.  We’ll also have a den project during the meeting to put our learnings into a colorful form.  Our hats off to Mr. Kevin for organizing this meeting!


March 4,5: Chabot Space & Science Center Overnight Event 

Blast off into an out of this world experience exploring the outer realms of space! This program will take our Scouts from Earth into the great unknown through workshops, activities, exhibits, telescopes and planetarium offerings.  

[ Register ] by February 8 if you are planning to attend.  There is limited space available, so register as soon as possible. 

The odyssey overnight includes:

  • Exhibit Exploration
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Educational Program
  • Telescope viewing (Weather/availability permitting)
  • Dinner & Breakfast 

Date and time:  Saturday March 4th 5:00pm to Sunday March 5th 9:30am 
Check-in: 5pm-5:30pm - Program starts at 5:30pm (late entry is permissible.)

Please bring your electronic or paper ticket for scanning at check-in

Chabot Space & Science Center 
10000 Skyline Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94619

Uniform: Class A on Saturday; Class B on Sunday

Cost: **FREE** for registered Pack 1776 Scouts who raised popcorn funds. $50 for registered Pack 1776 Scouts who did NOT raise popcorn funds. $95 for single parent or adult chaperone. Due to restricted number of attendees only ONE chaperone per TWO or more family members (example, 1 chaperone and 2 scouts). If reserved spots remain available after Scout registration closes, then registered Siblings (5 years and older) may attend at the cost of $95. Please drop off Chaperone payment at the Coyote Creek drop box or bring to the Feb 8th Pack Meeting.

NEED to COMPLETE by Saturday, Feb 18th: 

Please complete Chabot’s online [ CONSENT FORM ] for every participant.

Meals: Dinner and breakfast are included. Designate your meal preferences on the [ CONSENT FORM ] for every participant. If unspecified, meat is the default option. The meals are pre-packaged and delivered so on-site adjustments cannot be made. None of the meals contain nuts, however, they are prepared in kitchens where nuts may be present. You may bring outside food. 

What to Bring for each participant: 

  • Sleeping bag, pillow 
  • Warm jacket, pajamas, change of clothes 
  • Toiletries, medications 
  • Reusable water bottle, snacks 
  • Electronic or paper ticket for scanning at check-in 

Additional Information and FAQ’s: Chaperone Survival Guide

Note: We have a reserved allotment of spots. If we have any remaining spots after Scout registration closes on February 8th, we will accept additional reservation requests of Siblings in order of registration. 

Please submit Chaperone payment by Wednesday, February 8th either at the Coyote Creek drop box or the Feb 8th Pack Meeting. We will contact you to confirm if your Sibling reservation request have been accepted and to arrange their payment. 


Many thanks to Mr. Neeraj and Mr. Joe for making this event possible for our pack!

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, please follow the SRVUSD COVID guidelines. If you are sick or are experiencing symptoms, please stay home and stay safe.

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March 12: Pack hike: Lake Chabot via East Shore Trail

// Daylight savings start on this date! Adjust your clocks accordingly.

Date/Time: Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 10 AM - 12 PM
Location: Lake Chabot via East Shore Trail — 17600 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Meeting Point: Turtle picnic area, at the fork in the trails (map)
Park fee: $5 per vehicle, $2 per dog
Distance / elevation / duration: 3.3-mile round trip / 200 ft / 1 hour 14 mins average
Difficulty: Easy, nearly flat, paved
Recommended for: All
Parkinfo + map
Hike info: Hike info + trail map
DirectionsGoogle maps
Awards: Pack hike patch
Contact: David (415-613-3602)

Attire: Class B t-shirt and comfortable pants, layers, hiking boots/shoes
Bring: Sunscreen, cap, plenty of water and snacks, camera


Hike Leader: David Copeland


Take I-680 S to I-580 W. Take exit 35 from I-580 W for Strobridge Ave. Turn right onto Stanton Ave (0.1 mi). Right onto Castro Valley Blvd (0.2 mi). Left onto Lake Chabot Rd (1.8 mi). Lake Chabot Regional Park main entrance will be on the right. Google maps

Allow for 35-40 mins to travel from San Ramon / Danville.

The hike

Enjoy scenic views of Lake Chabot on this family-friendly, paved path that follows the shoreline of the lake. This is the most accessible portion of the Lake Chabot.  

The trail

This is a family-friendly, paved path that follows the shoreline of Lake Chabot. This is the most accessible portion of the Lake Chabot. The trail surface is paved asphalt and smooth. It is typically at least 8 feet wide. The majority of the trail is estimated to be in the mostly gentle (5% or less) grade category but there is a steeper section at about 1.4 miles when going north. 

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, please follow the SRVUSD COVID guidelines. If you are sick or are experiencing symptoms, please stay home and stay safe.

Lake Chabot, Turtle picnic area meeting point
Lake Chabot East Shore Trail

Feb 24: Blue & Gold Banquet + AOL Graduation & Bridging

Blue and Gold Banquet

Come celebrate the 113th birthday of scouting in the USA at the pack's annual Blue & Gold banquet where we will have a ceremony for AOLs who will receive their Arrow of Light awards and bridge over to Scouts BSA for their onward scouting journey. The pack will host a catered dinner and fun entertainment -- Germar the Magician -- for Pack 1776 scouts and immediate family.

[ RSVP ] by February 1 with the number of people attending and indicate number of vegetarian and non-veg meals for your party in the poll.

When: Friday, February 24, 2023, at 6-9pm
Where: Tassajara Hills Elementary School MPR
WearClass A uniform
Bring: Refillable water bottle per person

Please volunteer to help with set up and clean up.


6:00pm Doors open & Dinner served
6:30pm Ceremonies commence AOL & Bridging
8:00pm Germar the Magician 
9:00pm Clean up

See you at the party!

Pack 1776 Blue & Gold Committee

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, please follow the SRVUSD COVID guidelines. If you are sick or are experiencing symptoms, please stay home and stay safe.


Jan 29: Lafayette Reservoir hike

Date/Time: Sunday, January 29, 2023, at 10am
Location: Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area — 3849 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette, CA
Meeting Point: Gather at the trail head, at the east end of the main parking lot
Daily park entry fee: $6; discounts for seniors and disabled persons
Distance / elevation / duration: 2.6-mile loop / 442 ft / 2 hours
Difficulty: Relatively easy, with elevation
Recommended for: All, with parental supervision for younger ones
Hike Info: Hike info / Trail map
Park mapmap
Awards: Pack hike patch
Contact: Hiking Chair Zhen (925-997-4889)

Attire: Class B t-shirt and comfortable pants, layers, hiking boots/shoes
Bring: Sunscreen, cap, plenty of water and snacks, camera

Hiking Chair: Zhen Zhou

[ RSVP ]

The hike

This hike begins on the rim trail, leads to the big oak trail, then finishes on the paved lakeside trail. When finishing up on the lakeside trail hikers will begin to share the path with cyclists.

The trail: Lafayette Reservoir Rim, Big Oak, and Lakeside Nature Trail Loop

We'll hike this 2.6-mile loop trail near Lafayette, California. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 12 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking and running, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring.

Dogs are welcome and must be on a leash.

The trail may be muddy and slippery after the rains.

Lafayette reservoir trail and elevation map
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January 8: Pinewood Derby cut day

Date: Sunday, January 8th, 2023
Time: 3pm to 5pm
LocationAce Hardware — Alamo Hardware at 3438 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA 94506
Bring: Pinewood Derby car kit provided by the pack, with the desired design outlined onto the block for the cut lines

If your scout needs help cutting the wood block, you could take it to Ace Hardware. The store staff will charge a nominal fee for each car cut. Sign up required. Sign up is first come first served. Please allow those who have signed up priority to have theirs cut at the store.

[ Sign up ]

  1. Prepare the car design and trace it onto the block ahead of time. Read the Official Pack 1776 Rules fully beforehand.
  2. Head to Ace Danville during the time slot you signed up for.
  3. Remember to pay before you leave the store.

If you would like to go on a different date and time, they advise that you call Ace ahead of time to make a reservation to cut at their store.

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January 21-22: Pinewood Derby!

Pack 1776 Pinewood Derby 2023 patch

Who's ready to race?


Date/time: Saturday, January 21st, 2023, at 10am to 1pm
Location: Pack shed, in the back of Coyote Creek Elementary School
Attire: Class A for photos


Date/time: Sunday, January 22nd, 2023, at 1pm to 4pm
Location: Coyote Creek MPR
Attire: Class A
Bring: Reusable water bottle and Readiness to cheer on your fellow scouts
Volunteers needed: Volunteers are needed Saturday and Sunday, sign-up link to come, additional details below

Pinewood Derby Chair: Kevin Lew

[ Volunteer ]

Our Annual Pinewood Derby will be held on Sunday January 22nd 2023 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the MPR! There will be racing and design competitions. Please be conservation minded and bring your own reusable bottle - fresh filtered water available from the nice refillable station in the MPR. We will once again have an open class for Scouts BSA (includes Den Chiefs) and one for non-BSA siblings. Additional kits may be purchased for $7.

The mandatory inspection and car impounding is on January 21st 2023 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Pack Shed near the Coyote Creek Kindergarten area.

While Pinewood Derby car is a team project for scouts and their adults, we encourage scouts to do as much of the car building as possible. For those new to scouting or just need a refresher course, here are some helpful websites:
How to Video
Design Ideas
How to Tips and Templates
Online Car Designer

If you need help cutting the wood block, the pack is coordinating an afternoon at Ace Hardware for scouts to get help with cutting their car design from the wood block. Sunday January 8th 2023 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. See Pack 1776 PWD cut day for more details.

Each car must pass inspection on January 21st 2023 by 1pm by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete. Once a car passes inspection and is entered into the race, only the race committee members can touch it. If the car loses a wheel, or is otherwise damaged, the racer has 5 minutes to make repairs.

Read the Official Pack 1776 Rules fully before participating.
For additional reference: this PowerPoint Presentation was showcased at the Pack Meeting on Dec 14, 2022.

On the day of the event, cars will race in multiple heats.  They will have the opportunity to race on each of the 4 tracks. Only their best time will be used. All participants will receive a patch and medal for participating. Trophies will be awarded to the fastest three cars in each rank/group, and the overall fastest three cars in the Pack. We will also give ribbons to 1) Best Paint Job, 2) Most Unique, 3) Most Patriotic, 4) Most Interesting Design, 5) Most Original, and 6) Most Creative. Voting occurs on Race Day during the race, so come and race and see all the cars to vote.


Lion Heats (x4 for each Lion group)
Tiger Heats (x4 for each Tiger group)
Wolf Heats (x4 for each Wolf group)
Bear Heats (x4 for each Bear group)
Webelos I Heats (x4 for each Webelos I group)
AOL / Webelos II Heats (x4 for each AOL / Webelos II group)
Siblings Heats (x4 for each sibling)
Scouts BSA (x4 for each Scouts BSA scout)
Best Overall Heats (x4 for each First place Den Group Winner — Pack 1776 registered scouts only, no siblings or Scouts BSA)


Every participant, including Scouts BSA scouts and siblings, will receive a medal and cool patch for participation. Trophies will be award to top 3 winners in each group.


We can't do this event without volunteers.  Please consider helping us with one of the following positions.  

  • Saturday: Impound Day Set Up (9am to 10am, 4 volunteers), Impound Inspectors & Helpers (10am to 1pm, 10 volunteers)
  • Sunday: PWD Set Up (10am to noon, 12 volunteers), clean up (4pm to 5pm, 12 volunteers) 

[ Volunteer ]

Best of luck to all the racers!