Cub Scout Pack 1776
27Mar/19

May 14th: Pack Meeting & Graduation!

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR
Attire: Class A uniform

Come celebrate our Scouts' hard work in earning their respective ranks and graduating to the next level in Cub Scouting. Check back for further details of this exciting event.

25Mar/19

April 14th: Cub Scout Games & Family BBQ!

Let the games begin! Come join us for an afternoon of competing in Olympic style games - Cub Scout style and a BBQ lunch! RSVP here so we may get a head count on participants and food.

Bring

  • Filled Waterbottle
  • Mess Kit or similar reusable cup/plate
  • Sunscreen
  • Folding chair (no seating is available on the blacktop, so bring your own!)

Schedule

  • 11:30 Opening Ceremony
  • 11:35 Games begin
  • 12:30 Games end
  • 12:30-1:15 Lunch
  • 1:15-1:30 Awards Ceremony
  • 1:30-2 Cleanup

Sign up here so that we have a head count for lunch and participants!

24Mar/19

April 27-28, 2019 – Spring Camp Out: Coyote Hills

Come join us for Pack 1776 Spring Camping at Coyote Creek Regional Park.  Comprised of 1,266 acres of marshland and rolling grassland covered hills, this park is located along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, northwest of the cities of Fremont and Newark.

A pack hike and fun activities are scheduled! You do not need to sleep over.  Come join us for the day and campfire activities if you do not wish to spend the night.

Everyone should bring a foil wrapped dinner, a refillable water bottle, flashlight, folding chair, and sun protection. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Bring warm clothes as it may get cold after dark. For those staying overnight, you must also bring your own tent and sleeping bag. The pack will supply snacks such as s’mores and drinks on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday morning.

Group camping will be at the Dairy Glen Group Site.  Named after the dairy farmers of the 1800s, includes three shade structures, additional picnic tables, a drinking fountain, fire pit, hand washing station, and vault toilets.

The camp site can sleep up to 50 people, so reserve your spot!

Consider arriving early to visit the Park’s Visitor Center on your own.

Schedule

  • Saturday
  • 2:30 to 3:00 - Leaders and Camping chair arrive at camp
  • 3:00 to 4:00 – Scouts Arrive and set up camp
  • 4:00 to 4:15 - Flag ceremony
  • 4:15 to 4:30 - BBQ prep (Parent Volunteers)
  • 4:30 to 5:30 - Hike
  • 5:30 to 6:00 - Capture the Flag/Cook Foil Wrapped Dinners
  • 6:00 to 7:00 - Dinner
  • 7:00 to 7:30 - Fun Activities
  • 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
  • 8:30 to 10:30 Morning Activities
  • 10:45 to 11:00 Closing Ceremonies
  • 11:00 to 12:00 Break Camp and Leave

Optional Sunday Activities

Coyote Hills TrailTrekker Hike

Date/Time: Sunday, April 28, (as soon as camp is broken)
Location: Coyote Hills Regional Park
Distance: 4 miles round trip
Time: Allow 2-3 hours
Grade: A few short but quite steep grades
Attire: Class B uniform
Award: Trail Trekkers patch
Parking & Fees: Parking at the Visitor Center. .
Must read: Hike info
Meeting Point: Coyote Hills Visitor Center

Ohlone Village Site Open House (11:00 AM - 3:30 PM)  Tour a reconstructed shade structure, pit house, and sweat house, built on a more-than 2,000 years old Ohlone village site. Walk through at your own pace or meet up with staff to learn about Ohlone cultures, past to present. Meet at Tuibun Ohlone Village Site. No registration required; Drop-in program only)

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3Mar/19

March 13th Pack Meeting: Marble Madness!

Date: March 13, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Coyote Creek Elementary School MPR

Uniform:  Class A

Ever play the Mouse Trap boardgame?  Do you know what a Rube Goldberg machine is?  Come work with your Den to create a crazy machine where marbles run through tubes, knock over dominoes and cause different things to happen!

20Feb/19

Blue & Gold Banquet This Friday!

Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Coyote Creek MPR
Cost: None

Come celebrate the 109th 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 is provided at no cost to Pack 1776 members and their immediate family.

Stick around for cake and a show by the Reptile Guy!

20Feb/19

Penguins + Pajamas Overnight This Weekend!

February 23rd - 24th, 2019

Admission to the Sleepover begins for those confirmed families at 6:00 pm, and the event ends at 8:00 am the following day.

  • Date/Time: 6 p.m. February 23rd (Saturday) – 8 a.m. February 24th (Sunday)
  • Location: California Academy of Sciences
  • Attire:  Class A for Saturday and Class B for Sunday

We will be taking a pack photo on Saturday, so wear your Class A uniform, with your Class B shirt underneath. 

Click Here for the Schedule of Events.

Outside food into the Academy during sleepovers, except in connection to a dietary restriction (please contact them in advance to arrange this) is not allowed. Dinner and drinks are available for purchase at the Academy Café from 6-9 pm. 

A bedtime snack and breakfast the next day are included.

Parking is included; bring your ticket with you to check-in for validation. There is no overnight street parking as per Golden Gate Park regulations.

What to Bring:   See FAQ

  • Do bring: Pillow, sleeping bag, toiletries (showers not available), hard-soled shoes/slippers
  • Do not bring: Flashlights, tents, outside food/drink (unless related to a special diet), coolers, balloons, radios, weapons
  • Optional: Air mattresses, earplugs, sleep mask

For more information, visit the Pack Website or the Academy's website.

20Feb/19

Shell Eco-Marathon Americas 2019 STEM Event

April 6th at Sonoma Raceway

In conjunction with the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019, the Redwood Empire and Mt. Diablo Silverado Councils are hosting a STEM event for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA.  The Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019 will be held April 6th at the Sonoma Raceway. There will be special activities for each age group at the event.  All area Scouts are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Check out the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019.

On Saturday, April 6th, Cub Scouts and Webelos can come and explore the Physics of Fast and learn what really matters in Pinewood Derby cars.  They will have the opportunity to earn the Science Everywhere Nova Award and a special event patch.

The event is FREE OF CHARGE!

There is also FREE parking.
  For more information and to register visit https://scoutingevent.com/023-Ecomarathon2019

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20Feb/19

March 23rd: Down and Dirty NOVA Award

MDSC is hosting an event for your Wolf to Webelos scouts to complete some requirements towards their NOVA Down and Dirty award.  Further information and registration here.  Note this is an individual event.  We are not participating in this event as Pack, as a whole.  This event is not available to Lion and Tiger scouts.

Date:  Saturday, March 23, 2019

Time:  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Camp Herms, 1100 James Place, El Cerrito, CA

Cost:  $20 (payable to the Council)

Uniform:  Class B or clothes than can get dirty.

Bring a Sack Lunch

Snacks Provided

NOTE THERE ARE PRE-REQUISITES THAT SCOUTS NEED TO COMPLETE PRIOR TO THE UPCOMING DOWN & DIRTY NOVA AWARD EVENT ON SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD, 2019.

  • For Wolf Scouts, they must complete either the Collections and Hobbies, Digging in the Past, or Grow Something Adventure.
  • For Bear Scouts, they must complete the Super Science Adventure.
  • For Webelos, they must complete either the Adventures in Science or Earth Rocks! Adventure.
  • All the Scouts should explore a career associated with Earth Science, such as Geology, Meteorology, Volcanology, Hydrologist, Mining, Environmental Science, Paleontology, Geophysics, Seismology, and so on, then learn what it takes to pursue that career.

What is provided at the upcoming event?

There will be Nova Counselors to guide the Scouts in completing the Down & Dirty Nova Award. All the supplies necessary to complete requirements #1, 3-5 of the Nova Award will be provided. At the end of the session, a Scout completing all the requirements will receive their Nova Award patch or pin. We will also provide snacks during the day, but each Scout should bring their own lunch. Since the Scouts may get dirty, they may wear their Pack’s Class B T-shirt.

What will you be doing?

1. Watch a video on volcanoes

2. Investigate how volcanoes shape the earth

3. Discuss careers in Earth Science

4. Discuss how Earth Science affects everyday Life.

5. Having fun exploring Earth Science

What is the cost of the event?

The event costs $20 and covers the Nova Award patch or pin, all the materials for the experiments, and snacks.

How do Scouts register for the event?

Registration will be online through the Council website. Further information and registration here.

For  questions, please contact Tracy Peters at pacificflyer1@gmail.com or Michael McDowell at mcdowell-tr405-sm@comcast.net.

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3Feb/19

Hiking Patch Program

Unplug!  Experience nature and enjoy the Bay Area’s trails.

Pack 1776 will once again be participating in two hiking programs put on by our council, Mt. Diablo Silverado Council (“MDSC”), and the San Francisco Bay Area Council (“SFBAC”).  Participation in these hikes go towards hiking patches and requirements for the National Summer Time and Outdoor Activity awards.

MDSC’s program is called the Highlander and includes hikes across Contra Costa County such as Las Trampas (San Ramon), Black Diamond Mines (Antioch), Mt. Diablo (Danville) and Briones (Lafayette).

SFBAC’s hiking program is called Trail Trekkers and encompasses hikes such as Little Yosemite (Sunol), The Hoot Owl, Black Diamond Mines (Antioch), Huckleberry Botanical Preserve (Oakland), Morgan Territory (Livermore), Redwood Creek (Oakland) and so on.

Both programs offer a center patch and smaller ones called “rockers” which surround the center patch and identify which hike a scout has completed.  We will be doing a modified version of the programs, mixing in hikes from both patches as we go and awarding the center patch after the completion of three hikes.  The center patch will be awarded in a ceremony at the pack meeting following the third eligible hike.  Further, while the Pack isn’t working on this program as a group, some of these hikes will be on East Bay Regional Parks land which will qualify you towards their East Bay Regional Parks Trail Challenge.

There is also a standalone hiking patch called the Cub Scout Presidio Historical Trail which is for a 3.5-mile trail in San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  We will be doing a modified version of the hike which starts at the Presidio Visitor Center, down to Fort Point, up to the Golden Gate Bridge and throughout the Presidio.

Information about these hikes and the patches can be found in the Hiking Patch section on the Pack Website.

Upcoming Hikes (dates and locations subject to change):

February 10th  – Little Yosemite (Trail Trekker Patch Hike)

March 9th  - Hoot Owl Hike @ California Nursery Historical Park (Fremont/Niles)  (Trail Trekker Patch Hike)

April 7th (NOTE DATE CHANGE) - Huckleberry Botanic Preserve. (Trail Trekker Patch Hike)

May 4th  – Bike Hike down the Iron Horse Trail to Hap Magee Park 

June 1st - (NOTE DATE CHANGE) Black Diamond Regional Park (Trail Trekker & Highlander Patch Hikes) 

July 21st  – Cub Scout Presidio Historical Trail in SF.  (Cub Scout Presidio Historical Trail patch)  

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1Feb/19

March Hike: Hoot Owl Hike

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 5:45 pm

Location: California Nursery Historic Park, 36501 Niles Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536
Note: This hike is limited to the first 25 scouts and a parent (50 people maximum for this event).  Scout only, no siblings. One parent per family. Registration is now closed.

Cost:  Free for scouts.  $8 per parent.  Pay by February 28th to hold your spots. Pay online (fee) or deposit your check in the Scout Box at the Coyote Creek Elementary School by February 28th.
Distance: 1 to 1.5 miles round trip

Time: Allow about 1.5 -2 hours for program and hike.

Suggested Age: Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos.

Attire: Class B uniform
Award: This is a Trail Trekker Patch Hike.  Participating scouts will receive a Hoot Owl patch.
Meeting Location: California Nursery Office
Contact: Hiking Chair Deva Sundararajan
Must read: Hike Detail

Come join us for the 2019 Hoot Owl Hike at the California Nursery Historic Park.

The California Nursery Historic Park has many old trees that are ideal for Owls and other Raptors to roost, nest and hunt from in search of food. Bring your flashlight and walk through the grounds at dusk, this is a good time to spot an owl in the trees or hunting for prey. Meet at the California Nursery Office for an introduction to owls and then walk at the sun goes down you will look and listen for the raptors that hunt at night. Discover owl pellets and the bones of what the owls ate at the Vallejo Adobe. Other night birds will also be seen in this forest in a park. Small flashlights are acceptable.

This hike is limited to the first 25 scouts and a parent who has submitted his or her payment by February 28th.   Free for scouts.  (50 people maximum for this event).  SIGN UP HERE TO ATTEND.

Scouts completing this hike will earn the Hoot Owl Trail Trekker rocker patch.

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