Cub Scout Pack 1776
15May/17

2017 Pack Registration

Pack 1776 has officially started our registration for next year! We welcome all boys entering kindergarten to fourth grade. Please invite your friends to our Open House and Pack Graduation this Wednesday at the MPR at 7:00 PM! Boys entering fifth grade must have completed Webelos I. We do not accept fifth graders new to scouting, but other packs may. Your son does NOT need to attend Coyote Creek Elementary School to join our pack.

How to Register with Pack 1776

  1. Go to https://pack1776.com/join/registration
  2. Complete the online Pack Registration Form
  3. Complete Medical Form Part A & B and include a copy of your insurance
  4. Include a $100 registration check made out to Pack 1776
  5. Include another $200 volunteer deposit check postdated to April 1, 2018.
  6. For New Scouts Only: Complete the BSA Youth Registration Form
  7. Bring everything to the Pack meeting or deposit it in the Pack 1776 mailbox inside the Coyote Creek School Office

 

Helpful Registration Tips

Complete the online Pack Registration Form located at https://pack1776.com/join/registration

  • We use emails for all of our Pack communication and signups. Please provide an email address that you check regularly.
  • Please provide us your cell phone number so we can reach each other during outings. You can enter your other phone numbers on Scoutbook.com.
  • All of our scouts and uniformed leaders will receive a “dri-fit” shirt. They run smaller than a traditional cotton t-shirt; we recommend ordering one size larger.
  • Let us know your interests and talents. It does not commit you to a role, just help us understand the parent skills and resources available within our pack.
  • Go to https://pack1776.com/volunteering/roles/ for volunteer job descriptions.

Medical Form Part A & B and Copy of Insurance

  • BSA requires parents to complete a new waiver and medical form every year in order for scouts to participate in activities.
  • Page 1, Part A requires 2 parent signatures in the State of California.
  • Page 1, Part A asks for people who can take your scout to and from events. If you list names here, no one outside the list can take your child. We suggest writing “anyone from Pack 1776”
  • If your scout has a “life threatening allergy” please write it on the top of page 1 with a red sharpie.
  • Please provide a front and back copy of your child’s medical insurance card.
  • For immunization history, we only need the date of the last injection.

Submit a check payment of $100 (price goes up to $125 at the end of the school year)

  • Check should be made out to Pack 1776 and can be turned in at the pack meetings or the pack mailbox inside the Coyote Creek office.
  • If you’re willing to be a trained uniformed leader, we will discount your registration fee by $50; one discount per paid scout. You must complete your BSA Adult Application Form, online Youth Protection training, have all the patches properly sewn onto your uniform, and wear your uniform whenever the scouts wear theirs.
  • You have 30 days or until September 30 for a full refund. After this deadline, we thank you for your tax deductible donation to support scouting.

A $200 volunteer deposit check, postdated to 4/1/2018

  • Please submit a separate postdated check made out to Pack 1776, even if you are a uniformed leader. It simplifies our job when everyone follows the same rule. We will hold on to this check until the end of the scouting year.
  • If you have fulfilled your eight minimum service hours and log it onto our website at https://pack1776.com/volunteering/ we will return your $200 deposit at your child’s graduation.

 

For New Scouts Only

  • Please complete the BSA Youth Form.
    • We prefer that you type in all caps, print the form, and sign it, rather than hand-writing the form.
    • For Lion and Tiger parents, we need your date of birth in order to register you as an “adult partner.”

 

Yours in Scouting,

Grace Dagen

Pack 1776 Committee Chair

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23Apr/17

2017 Cotton Candy Sale at the Art and Wind Festival

Date: May 28-29, 2017

Time: 11 am - 7 pm (2 hour time slots)

Attire: Class A uniform

RSVP: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C4DABAE2CAAF49-2017

Come have fun and participate in our Cotton Candy Fundraiser at the 2017 San Ramon Art & Wind Festival. Scouts can practice their positive attitude, public speaking skills, and money handling, while helping our Pack at our biggest fundraiser to raise money for next year’s events. Click here for more details and to sign up!
Contact Kumar Sanjeev at ksanjeev.ksanjeev@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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23Apr/17

2017 Flag Planting at Presidio of San Francisco

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Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time: 8:45 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 on wet grass
Event Leader: Andy Szeto 
RSVP: Evite

Once again, the Memorial Weekend Flag Planting event will be held at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio.  Every year, scouts from across the Bay Area meet to help prepare the cemetery for the Memorial Day weekend.  The ceremony starts with a flag ceremony and then an address by a veteran.
The scouts then spread out across the cemetery and place American flags in front of every grave site.

The cemetery contains the graves of more than 35,000 veterans and their family members, dating back to the 1846 war with Mexico.

It's a worthwhile event that reminds our Scouts of the sacrifice many have made to make our country what it is today.

All leaders and scouts should be in full uniform.

The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:00am.

Contact Andy Szeto at aszeto@gmail.com if you have questions.

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23Apr/17

Blackhawk 500

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017

Time: 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Location:

Blackhawk Museum

3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle

Danville, CA  94506

Calling all Pinewood Derby fans! Come to the Mt. Diablo Silverado Pinewood Derby Championship at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville. There will be speed racing and design competition for all scouts and an open racing class for parents and siblings. During the event, the family can tour the museum. ALL CUB SCOUTS may enter the Blackhawk 500 event.  Car inspection and impound is May 2-4 at the council office.

Click here for more information and to register.

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20Apr/17

Bingo Night 2017

Date: Friday, May 12th, 2017Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR
Cost: $5 (includes bingo, pizza, drinks, cookies and raffle ticket)
Attire: Class A uniform to participate in calling out numbers.

Join us for Bingo, Pizza, Cookies, Drinks and Fabulous Prizes! Doors open at 5:30pm. First Bingo Game starts at 6:15pm

Once again, Pack 1776 scouts are invited to help call out the letters and numbers during the game.

If your cub would like to participate, you must purchase a ticket on the Coyote Creek website by Tuesday, May 9. Tickets are $5 per person and includes: One Bingo Pad, One Raffle Ticket, pizza, cookies and water.

Your scout must be in his Class A uniform to read out numbers.

Kids must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or adult chaperone.

Questions? Contact: Sheila Zarekari homes@sheilazarekari.com

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19Apr/17

First ever Scout Night @AVAYA Stadium

 

 

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12Mar/17

Pack 1776 Spring Camping at Anthony Chabot Family Campground

What: Pack 1776 Spring Camping
When: 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 1 to noon, Sunday, April 2
Where: Anthony Chabot Family Campground 
Sign up: If you plan to stay the night, click here and sign up

Hopefully the wonderful weather will hold and we can finally go camping! Pack families are welcome to come for the day. To stay the night, please sign up via evite so we can budget for food. The pack will provide snacks, breakfast and charcoal for the grills. You must bring your own dinner. If you want a hot meal, we recommend bringing a foil dinner to grill. Check online for great recipe ideas.

Here’s our tentative schedule:

Saturday:

2:00 to 3:00 - Arrive and set up camp
3:00 to 3:15 - Flag ceremony
3:15 to 3:30 - Snacks (solar oven S’mores made by Den 9)
3:30 to 4:30 - Hike
4:30 to 5:30 - Fun activities / BBQ prep
5:30 to 6:30 - Dinner (bring your own foil pack dinner)
6:30 to 7:15 - Fun activities or free time
7:30 to 8:30 - Camp fire, skits, games, snacks
8:30 to 9:00 - Get ready for bed
9:00 Lights out

Sunday:

7:15 to 7:45 Start camp fires, prepare breakfast
7:45 to 8:30 Free breakfast provided by the Pack (coffee, hot chocolate, juice, muffins, croissants, bagels, and fruits)
8:30 to 10:30 Morning Activities
10:45 to 11:00 Closing Ceremonies
11:00 to 12:00 Break Camp and Leave

Directions:

So it looks like our path into the camp grounds has been blocked by weather damage and it doesn't look like it will be reopened for this weekend.  However, there is another way into the campgrounds.  Please see picture below for alternative route:
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DIRECTIONS:
Get on I-680 N 
Follow I-680 N, CA-24 W and CA-13 S to Redwood Rd in Oakland
Take the Redwood Road exit from CA-13 S
23 min (24.6 mi)
Use the left 2 lanes to turn sharply left onto Redwood Rd

Destination (Main Entrance) will be on the RIGHT
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Once inside the Main Entrance, turn LEFT at the Marciel Gate.  
Follow the road for about 2 miles and follow the signs for the Group Camping. Our Site is LOST RIDGE.  Once inside our sites gate, follow the road to the Lost Ridge and park at the circle at the end of the site (see picture below). You will need a Parking Pass. Please find Jimmy Almeida for this pass.

Marciel Gate street address: 9999 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546

1Mar/17

2017 Spring Family Camp

Cub Family Camp at Camp Lindblad, May 27 & 28

Family Camp and Pack Overnighters

Council-organized family camps are overnight events involving more than one pack, with the local council. These weekends are fun for Cub Scouts and their families. Round robin activity stations provide structured program while leaving enough free time to enjoy the outdoors. Activities include a nature hike, games, first aid training, Scout skills, crafts, BB gun shooting and archery. There will be a campfire Saturday evening with SMORES.

Who Can Attend?

The whole family is invited to attend Cub Scout Family Camp. Anyone in the family (immediate or extended) may attend any of the Cub Scout Family Camps hosted in the redwoods of coastal California at Camp Lindblad, as long as there is one registered Cub Scout in the family. Siblings age 5 and under are only $15.00 per person, and must be accompanied by an adult.

How much does it Cost and What's Covered?

The registration fees below cover food, craft supplies, sporting good supplies, staff salary for positions, etc.

  • Cub Scout  $50.00
  • Adult          $50.00
  • Sibling        $50.00
  • Sibling age 5 or under   $15.00

Meals supplied are Saturday Lunch and Dinner, Campfire SMORES, Sunday Breakfast and Bag Lunch Sunday Noon. (No food will be served Friday Night or Saturday morning.)  Friday evening camping is available at registration site.

How Do I Register for Camp?

For your convenience, registrations may be made online at our council website, http://mdscbsa.org/ . Straight to Registration Credit card payments (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express) must be made at the time of registration.

You may alternately send in a check by completing the above registration online.  When you get to the payment screen, next to credit card, click on the drop down menu and choose "mail in the form". Mail to Family Camps Registration MDSC BSA 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. You will need to include payment with the form for ALL people listed on the form. Payment may be made with check, cash, or the credit cards listed in the previous paragraph.

After your registration for family camp is submitted, you will need to have all campers complete their medical forms parts A & B and permission slips (blank forms available on our website at CubScoutFamilyCamp

Forms will be collected at check-in. Signups for staffing needs will take place at check-in.

 

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13Jan/17

Blue and Gold 2017

Date: Friday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Location: Coyote Creek MPR
Cost: None
RSVP: Evite

Dear Pack 1776 Scouts and Families,

Come Celebrate the 107th birthday of Scouting at the Blue and Gold Banquet where we will have a ceremony for Webelos IIs who will receive their Arrow of Light Awards and bridge to their journey into Boy Scouts. A catered dinner and fun entertainment by For Goodness Snakes are provided at no cost to Pack 1776 members and their immediate family.

Please RSVP by February 10th with the number of people attending and any vegetarian preference.

Schedule:
6:00 pm Welcome! Door Opens
6:15 pm Opening Ceremony by Den 4 & Den 8
6:20 pm Greeting & Commence Dinner
6:35 pm Recognition
6:40 pm Arrow of Light and Bridging Ceremonies
7:35 pm Closing Ceremony by Den 9
7:40 pm Entertainment by For Goodness Snakes
8:45 pm Clean Up

See you at the party!

Pack 1776 Blue and Gold Committee

8Jan/17

Local TV Station Tour

Hi Cub Scouts! 
 
We have another exciting outing planned for you! 
 
We have arranged 2 tours for 15 each (total -- this includes adults and kids) to tour our local TV Station with local celebrity & coach George Baljevich (aka Dr.B tv30 sports). Please sign up (first come, first serve).  If there's a lot of interest, we will give scouts priority and ask some adults to wait outside.  
 

Cost:   Free.

 
When:  Monday Jan 23  (this is a minimum school day -- teacher work day) 
 
Time: 4:00 pm open to younger scouts
 
Time: 5:00 pm - open to older scouts
 
Where: 
Tri-Valley Community Television, TV30
4663 Bernal Ave. Suite B
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-462-3030
"Your Connection to the Tri-Valley"
www.TriValleyTV.org
 
 
 
TV30 is George "Dr. B" Baljevich.  He's a veteran sports reporter and host for Tri-Valley Sports Final and Let's Talk Sports.  Dr. B was also a former basketball coach and teacher. 
 
The tour will take about 45 min, video and photos are allowed. They usually do scout tours for those who need some requirements (earn a patch?)  He will also use visual/with sports memorabilia, uniforms etc displays with a talk.
 
 
SIGN UP SO YOU CAN GO!