Cub Scout Pack 1776
16Mar/22

March Pack Meeting

DATE: March 16, 2022
TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Signup link
UNIFORM:  Class A

Are you curious about the leaders who coordinate and oversee the scouting program for the Alamo, Danville, and San Ramon area?  Meet the Meridian district leaders for an introduction into their world and Q&A on scouting activities.  In this meeting, Scouts will also learn a craft and different knot skills.  

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20Feb/22

Blue & Gold, Arrow of Light, and Bridging Ceremony

DATE: February 25, 2022
TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR
UNIFORM: Class A
ENTERTAINMENT: Starts at 7:30 p.m. Tracy the Animal Show Guy!

Come help celebrate the Bridging of our AOL Scouts, including our very first female scouts to cross over into Scouts BSA!  The Ceremony starts at 6pm sharp and will go until 7:30 p.m.  BUT WAIT!  Following the Ceremony will be awesome entertainment by Tracy the Animal Show Guy! 

Agenda
5:00pm AOL Scouts and parents arrive with shadow boxes
5:50pm Doors open for Lions-Wolves Scouts and parents, Bear-Webelos Scouts
6:00pm Opening flag ceremony by AOL Scouts
6:05pm Greetings by Cubmaster
- Recognition of Den Leaders and Committee
- Recognition of AOL Den Chiefs and Cubmaster
6:20pm Award of NOVA Webelos 27 patch + video
6:30pm AOL ceremony
6:50pm Bridging ceremony
7:15pm Closing flag ceremony by Webelos I
7:20pm Troops group picture
7:30pm Entertainment: Fur, Scales and Tails animal show!
8:30pm Evening ends; clean-up [ Volunteer ]

Important for in-person attendance

  • Eat dinner at home beforehand. No dinner will be served at this event due to COVID-19. Scouts will receive a cupcake and favor to take home at the end of the evening.
  • AOL Scouts eat at home beforehand. If necessary, they may eat their dinner from home in the courtyard up till 5:15pm at latest.
  • Only one parent accompanies Lion, Tiger, Wolf Scouts, unless both parents are on leadership or volunteer duty at the pack meeting.
  • Leave siblings at home, unless necessary. Of course, do not leave young kids alone at home.
  • Drop off Bear, Webelos Scouts by 5:55pm, unless you are on leadership or volunteer duty at the pack meeting, and come back at 8:45pm 8:15pm to pick them up promptly when the event ends at 8:30pm.
  • For all in-person pack or den events and activities, 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 stay safe.
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3Feb/22

February Pack Meeting: A Scout is Always Prepared!

DATE: February 9, 2022
TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ASAP: Signup link
UNIFORM: Class A

Making correct decisions under pressure can be difficult for anyone, but if Cub Scouts practice knowing when and how to call 911, basic first aid and other skills, they can be ready for emergency situations. February's Pack Meeting will teach Scouts the basics in wound care, when to call 911, and how to prepare for a disaster. Our younger scouts will also make art posters to give our first responders some new year cheer - a scout is cheerful! All attending scouts will receive an awesome emergency preparedness patch.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS: There are 6 stations that we need to staff. Volunteers will be provided with a written script to teach the following stations. Please sign up this week, so we can provide you with the script for preparation.

Station #1 - Calling 911 (Lion/Tiger/Wolves)
Station #2 - Calling 911 (Bears/Webelos/AOLs)
Station #3 - Learning how to prepare an Emergency Home Kit (Bears/Webelos/AOLs)
Station #4 - Helping Hands Art Activity (Lion/Tiger/Wolves)
Station #5 - Disaster Preparedness (Lion/Tiger/Wolves)
Station #6 - Disaster Preparedness (Bears/Webelos/AOLs)

Additionally, we ask parents to cooperate on the following for the meeting:

  • Leave siblings at home, unless necessary (of course, do not leave young kids alone at home)
  • Only one parent accompanies Lion, Tiger, Wolf Scouts, unless both parents are on leadership or volunteer duty at the pack meeting
  • Drop off Bear, Webelos, AOL Scouts by 6:25pm and come back at 7:45pm to pick them up promptly when the pack meeting ends at 8pm

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3Feb/22

March 13: Rodeo Lagoon Hike

Date/Time: Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 10:00am
Location: Rodeo Lagoon, Sausalito
Meeting PointMarin Headlands Visitor Center — 2000 Bunker Road, Sausalito
Fee: None (bridge toll only)
Distance / duration: 1.5 miles / about 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Hike Info: Hike info
Awards: Trail Trekkers Cub Scout Patch / Progressive Hike Award / optional Junior Ranger
Contact: Hiking Chair Kushal Kaleshwari (925-639-5493)

RSVP: Evite

Attire: 

  • Class B and dress in layers — the weather may change rapidly
  • Approved face covering
  • Sturdy closed toe shoes

What to bring:

  • binoculars, camera
  • Lunch — there are no food vendors at this location
  • Plenty of water and snacks

Directions

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin cross the San Francisco Golden Gate bridge, Go north on highway 101. Take the Alexander Avenue exit (second exit after crossing the bridge). Stay to the right on the exit ramp to get onto Alexander Ave. Turn left on Bunker Road (a brown sign saying "Marin Headlands Visitor Center" marks the intersection). Go through the one-way tunnel and drive approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto Field Road. The visitor center will be on the right side of the road.

The hike

We will meet at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center at 10:00 a.m. Scouts who choose to become junior rangers can get Junior Ranger booklets from the Visitor Center. The hike will begin promptly.

The trail

The start of the Rodeo Lagoon Trail Loop is at the picnic area. First cross the footbridge, heading north towards Bunker Road. Go left towards the ocean, following the path around the lagoon. Return to Rodeo Lagoon Loop and continue to follow the path back to the picnic area.

Be on the lookout for migratory birds to identify, flowering coastal plants, and of course, poison oak. When you reach the beach take some time to identify the multi-colored pebbles you'll find there (namely chert, greenstone, jasper, carnelian, agate, and more). Please remember not to collect specimens of any kind from the park.

More details...

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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2Feb/22

February 13: Presidio Historic Trail Hike

Date/Time: Sunday, February 13, 2022, at 10am
Location: Presidio Officers' Club Museum // 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129
Meeting Point: Main Post parking lot. Park closer to the flag pole.
Fee: charged for parking
Distance: 4 miles
Difficulty: Moderately easy // paved path with one small section of stairs // many stops
Hike InfoHike info
Awards: BSA Presidio Historic Trail Program
Contact: Hiking Chair and Co-Chair Kushal Kaleshwari 925-639-5493, Nagabhushan Channabasappa 408-666-5931

RSVP: Evite

What to wear 

  • Class B and dress in layers, incl. windbreaker
  • Approved face covering
  • Sturdy closed toe shoes
  • Hat + sunscreen

What to bring

  • binoculars
  • camera
  • plenty of water and snacks
  • map

The hike

The Presidio of San Francisco Historic Trail hike was established in 1965 and has over 27 points of historic interest in which to visit. The Historic Trail Program also included a stop at the Rob Hill campsite that was provided to Scouting by the Army following World War II. The shorter Cub Scout Trail day hike was established with its own patch featuring the view of the Golden Gate Bridge in the early 1980’s. We will do a modified version of the hike.

The trail

Begin at Presidio Museum (originally an Army Hospital), and proceed southwest on Graham Street. Turn right and head northwest on Moraga Avenue, passing the Officers Club.

Turn right at the Flag Pole, observing the old cannons and the original Spanish Presidio Fort.

Turn left on Sheridan Avenue, proceed west to Lincoln Blvd. Stop at San Francisco National Cemetery for prayer or meditation and acknowledgement of deceased veterans serving to our country.

Continue west on Lincoln Blvd., turn right on McDowell Ave, past the Pet Cemetery, left on Crissy Field Avenue. Continue west on Crissy Field Avenue, underneath Presidio Pkwy, left onto Mason St. Visit the Farallones Marine Sanctuary.

Follow the San Francisco Bay Trail and the bay coast into Fort Point National Historic Site. Visit inside Fort Point (interesting exhibits and films here, and great views underneath the Golden Gate Bridge). Afterward, hike south up to the Golden Gate Bridge Visitors Center.

Follow the blue path on the map, past the stables, back to the Main Post parking lot.

Historic points of interest

Parade Ground
Officers' Club
SF National Cemetery
Pet Cemetery
Farallones Marine Sanctuary
Fort Point
Golden Gate Bridge Visitor's Center
Stables
Presidiio Officers' Club Museum

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, 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 stay safe.

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1Feb/22

March 20: Scout Night at Warriors game!

// WHEN
Sunday, March 20, 2022

12pm     Pre-game outdoor activities start
4:30pm  Doors open
5:30pm  Warriors vs. Spurs game
              Post-game activities

// WHERE
Chase Center
1 Warriors Way
San Francisco, CA 94158

// WHAT TO WEAR
CLASS A uniform for Scouts and uniformed leaders.
Comfortable clothes, Warriors (or Spurs, at your own risk) fan gear for others.
Approved face covering, closed toe shoes, layers for everyone.

// HOW MUCH
FREE for registered Pack 1776 Scouts who sold popcorn or raised funds for the pack during fall 2021 Popcorn fundraiser (i.e. cost fully covered by the pack)
$20 / ticket for registered Pack 1776 Scouts who did not sell popcorn or raise funds for the pack during fall 2021 Popcorn fundraiser (i.e. $60 subsidy offered by the pack)
$80 / ticket for siblings, Den Chiefs, parents, or friends

// RSVP + PAY by 2/13
Each Scout needs to be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.
Write check for amount due payable to PACK 1776.
Bring check to Feb pack meeting on 2/9 or drop in pack's Scout box in the Coyote Creek school office by 2/11 in order to secure your seats.
Not refundable after 2/14.

// CONTACTS
Event organizer: Joe
Pack treasurer: David
General enquiries: Cubmaster

// PRE-GAME ACTIVITIES
(to be confirmed, still in active development by Warriors)
Outdoor activities begin around Noon.
Pinewood derby
Run multiple tracks for multiple Races
Anyone can race, Scouts, friends and family
Might have a race for the attending units to run their 1,2,3 placed cars in a “regional” event.
Other outdoor activities will be offered. For example, sign making 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

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

// GETTING THERE
Visit www.chasecenter.com/transportation-guide to learn more about Public
Transportation options and game day transportation information. Reminder - Your game day ticket is also
your all-day Muni ticket!

// FAN SAFETY & PROTOCOL
All fans older than 2 must show proof of either up-to-date vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (can be at-home test).
Visit chasecenter.com/fan-safety to learn more.

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

Waiver may be required. No refunds after 2/14/2022.

RSVP by 2/13 ]

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18Jan/22

January 22nd and 23rd: Pinewood Derby Weekend

Saturday, January 22nd: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.:  Vehicle Inspection & Impound

Sunday, January 23rd:   Noon to 3:00 p.m. Race Day!

Location: Coyote Creek Elementary School MPR
Attire: Class A uniform
Bring: Reusable water bottle and readiness to cheer on your fellow scouts
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteer 
Race Commissioner:  Krishna Kumar

Attention Race Fans!  

The 21st running of the Pack 1776 Pinewood Derby will be held on January 23rd from noon to 3 PM in the MPR! There will be racing, design competitions, and pizza. 

Please be conservation minded and bring your own reusable bottle. Fresh filtered water will be available from the refillable station in the MPR. Wear your Class A uniform!

We will once again have an open class for siblings. Additional kits may be purchased for $5 by January 16th to purchase more kits. Email cubmaster@pack1776.com for further information.

The mandatory inspection and car impounding is on January 22nd from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the Pack Shed near the Coyote Creek Kindergarten area.

Even though 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.

o    How to Video
o    Design Ideas
o    How to Tips and Templates
o    Online Car Designer

If you need help cutting the wood block, you could take it to Ace Hardware. The store staff may charge each car $5. You can also use their equipment to sand, align the wheels, and fine-tune various details. Each car must pass inspection on January 22nd 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.

Rules will be emailed to you in a separate email and can be found Pack 1776 Pinewood Derby Official Rules.

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 for participating. Trophies will be awarded to the fastest three cars in each rank, 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, 6) Most Creative

AGENDA:

o    Lion Heats (x4 for each Lion)
o    Tiger Heats (x4 for each Tiger)
o    Wolf Heats (x4 for each Wolf)
o    Bear Heats (x4 for each Bear)
o    Webelos I Heats (x4 for each Webelos I)
o    Webelos II Heats (x4 for each Webelos II)
o    Scouts BSA (x4 for each)
o    Siblings Heats (x4 for each Sibling)
o    Best Overall Heats (x4 for each First place Den Winner)

According to the BSA's Cub Scout Leader How-To-Book, the GENERAL RULES are as follows:

All cars must pass the following inspection to qualify for the race:

1.       Width shall not exceed 2-3/4 inches.
2.       Length shall not exceed 7 inches.
3.       Weight shall not exceed 5 ounces.
4.       Axles, wheels, and body shall be from the materials provided in the kit. Additional wheels can be purchased separately.
5.       Wheel bearings, washers, and bushings are prohibited.
6.       No lubricating oil may be used. Axles may be lubricated with powdered graphite or silicone.
7.       The car shall not ride on any kind of spring.
8.       The car must be free-wheeling with no starting devices.
9.       No loose materials of any kind are allowed in the car.

Here are the rules in more detail: Pack 1776 Pinewood Derby Official Rules

Covid Safety Information

Please read and adhere to the pack's COVID statement.

The safety of all participants is our priority. While the pack is instituting additional precautions for this event and mandating the wearing of approved face-coverings, they do not remove the potential for exposure to COVID‐19 or any other illness while at Cub Scout events or anywhere else.  We encourage all that are eligible to be vaccinated to do so before this event.

In an effort to reduce the number of persons inside the MPR at one time and to promote social distancing, we will invite racers and their families to participate in the race in specific blocks of time – according to when their den/rank will race (as set forth in the above order, under “agenda”).  We will be able to provide these time estimates after the cars have been impounded on January 22nd

·         Those scouts who completed racing are asked to leave the MPR after their heats. 
·         Those racers who advance to the finals or have older siblings may stay until those races have been completed.  
·         We are also changing the orientation of our track set up to allow for viewing on both sides in an effort to promote social distancing.  

We are fine-tuning our plans and will circulate them close to the race. Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions in the meantime.

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17Jan/22

January 30: Wildcat Peak Trail Trekkers Hike

Date/Time: Sunday, January 30, 2022, at 10am
LocationTilden Regional Park // 600 Canon Dr, Berkeley, CA 94708
Meeting Point: By the Tilden Nature Area Environmental Education Center (EEC) sign
Fee: None
Distance / elevation: 2.5 miles / 669 ft
Difficulty: Moderate Mostly gentle with steep grades near the peak / Recommended for Bears to Webelos
Hike InfoHike info
Awards: Trail Trekkers Cub Scout Patch / Progressive Hike Award
Contact: Hiking Chair and Co-Chair Kushal Kaleshwari 925-639-5493, Nagabhushan Channabasappa 408-666-5931

RSVP: Evite

What to wear 

  • Class B and dress in layers, incl. windbreaker
  • Approved face covering
  • Sturdy closed toe shoes
  • Hat + sunscreen

What to bring

  • binoculars
  • camera
  • plenty of water and snacks
  • map — be sure to pick up a Tilden Nature Study map at the Environmental Education Center (EEC); it contains a legend of trail symbols to help you follow the right paths.

Directions

From Hwy 24: Exit at Fish Ranch Road. Take Fish Ranch Road to Grizzly Peak Blvd. and turn right. Continue on Grizzly Peak Blvd. until you come to the intersection of Spruce Street, Wildcat Canyon Road and Canon Drive. Turn right on Wildcat Canyon Rd., then immediately make a sharp left down Canon Drive. At the bottom of the hill, veer left onto Central Park Drive and follow into the parking lot for the Nature Area.

The hike

Wildcat Peak Tilden Nature Study Area, Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley, offers a view of Mount Tamalpais rising from San Francisco Bay, which will be the reward for hiking to the top of Wildcat Peak. This trail loops through eucalyptus and oak forests, up moderately steep hills, then back to one of the best nature study areas in the Bay Area.

The trail

The trail begins at the edge of the eucalyptus forest directly behind the EEC. Look for the Jewel Lake Trail sign and the Sylvan Trail marker.

This trail affords an excellent opportunity to compare different biomes. The first part of the hike is a gentle climb through pungent eucalyptus, abruptly yielding to oak woodland as you near Peak Trail. Then hikers climb moderately steep switchbacks through grassy hills (covered with wildflowers in spring) and chaparral slopes to Wildcat Peak at the top of the loop.

Here there is a spur (.10 mile) which leads to the top of Wildcat Peak high above the tops of the eucalyptus trees. You will find a circular stone observation plaza at the top. On a clear day, hikers can view San Francisco Bay, with Mt.Tamalpais rising above the bridges in the west, and Mt. Diablo looming above rural Contra Costa County to the east.

To descend and complete the loop, retrace your steps on the spur back to Peak Trail. At this point continue on towards Nimitz Way. About 30 yards before the paved road the trail makes a right turn and begins to weave through a lush canyon.

When you come to the fire road (Laurel Canyon Road) follow it to the right until you come to the marker for Laurel Canyon Trail. Going left, you'll follow switch backs and cross tiny streams in the shade of large oaks and laurels. The trail continues on the other side of the next fire road, but about 10 yards to the left.

The last leg of your trek takes you out of the oaks, back into the eucalyptus grove, across one more fire road and finally deposits you back in the meadow behind the EEC.

The history

Tilden Nature Study Area has had a long history: first as a nature camp for Oakland school children in the 1930's, then as part of the East Bay Regional Park District. Since the 1960's, Tilden has operated a wonderful nature study program with professional naturalists. The Nature Study Area consists of many habitats: Eucalyptus and oak forests, grasslands and shrub areas.

Before it was a nature study area it was a cattle grazing area, and in the 1930's trees were planted in what was once open grasslands to preserve the watershed.

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, 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 stay safe.

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5Dec/21

December Pack Meeting: Service to Others

December 8, 2021

Date: December 8, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Coyote Creek Elementary School MPR + courtyard
UniformClass A

As we look forward to all things merry and bright, 'tis also the season for service to others. Scouts will prepare care kits for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital patients and parents. And we will record a video for Pack 438 in Morgan City, LA. They are a pack of amazing young Scouts who helped out after Hurricane Ida. Let's send them some holi-yay cheer ✨

Scouts will also build and decorate their own gingerbread house — or tent. They will get to take home their creative masterpiece afterward. We'll have hot cocoa in the courtyard and festive holiday music.

And Scouts will receive their Pinewood Derby kit at the pack meeting for the January race. Siblings who would like to participate are welcome to purchase a kit for $5 at the pack meeting, first come first served.

We need volunteers to make this a holi-YAY event for our Scouts. Please sign up.
Volunteer ]

For all in-person pack or den events and activities, 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 stay safe.

Additionally, we ask parents to cooperate on the following:

  • Allow your Scouts' temperature to be taken, contactless, when they come in
  • Leave siblings at home, unless necessary (of course, do not leave young kids alone at home)
  • Only one parent accompanies Lion, Tiger, Wolf Scouts, unless both parents on leadership or volunteer duty at the pack meeting
  • Drop off Bear, Webelos, AOL Scouts by 6:25pm and come back at 7:45pm to pick them up promptly when the pack meeting ends at 8pm
4Dec/21

December 19: Little Yosemite Trail Trekkers Hike

Date/Time: Sunday, December 19, 2021, at 9:30am
Location: Little Yosemite — Sunol Regional Wilderness
Meeting PointParking lot immediately to the left after the entrance kiosk — 1895 Geary Road, Sunol, CA 94586
Fee: $5 parking fee
Distance / elevation: 4.8-mile loop / 524 ft
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate / Recommended for Tigers to Webelos
Hike InfoHike info / Trail map
Awards: Trail Trekkers Cub Scout Patch / Progressive Hike Award
Contact: Hiking Co-Chair Nagabhushan Channabasappa / 408-666-5931

RSVP: Evite

What to wear 

  • Class B and dress in layers, incl. windbreaker
  • Approved face covering
  • Sturdy closed toe shoes
  • Hat + sunscreen

What to bring

  • binoculars, camera
  • plenty of water and snacks
  • map

Directions

Drive south on I-680 and exit at Calaveras Road/Highway 84, just south of Pleasanton. Turn left onto Calaveras Road and proceed to Geary Road, which leads directly into the park.

Important

  • Trails can be quite steep
  • Watch for poison oak on narrow sections of trail
  • Rattlesnakes may be in rocky areas — careful where you place hands and feet
  • No swimming allowed in Alameda Creek in the Little Yosemite area
  • There will be cattle at Sunol -- give them plenty of distance

The hike

Little Yosemite is located in Sunol Regional Wilderness Park in Sunol, CA. Little Yosemite is a scenic gorge on Alameda Creek about two miles upstream from park headquarters. It is an especially attractive portion of this creek. See gorgeous waterfalls and pools after series of rain storms or season.

The trail

The Canyon View Trail is an excellent hike for Cub Scouts and a great way to get to Little Yosemite. The trail begins near the Visitor Center, at the bridge that crosses the creek. After crossing the bridge, turn right and head upstream. The Canyon View trail is well marked.

The trail goes up a ridge or two, and along the hillsides that border the creek. Along the way, you'll see some nice views of the creek and canyon. About halfway, the trail drops down into Jacobs’s Valley. Stay on the trail until you get to Cerro Este Road and turn right (toward the creek) and follow the road to Little Yosemite. When you get to the outhouse on Camp Ohlone Road, cross the road where you will find a path that will take you down the very steep sides of the creek's banks, to the ancient piles of boulders called Little Yosemite.

This is a perfect place for scouts to study rocks and have lunch. Remember collecting specimens is not allowed. Watch for poison oak.
Hikers can return the same way, or via the Ohlone Road for a different view of the park. To return via Ohlone Road, simply climb back up the bank to the road (stay on the trail), downhill. Notice how different the vegetation is here by Alameda Creek, compared to the Canyon View Trail. Eventually you will cross a bridge, pass a gate and find yourself in a remote parking area. Stay on the paved road all the way back to the Visitor Center.

The history

The original inhabitants in the Sunol Valley were the Ohlone Indians and reminders of them can be seen in the acorn pounding bedrock mortars found in the park. For the past half century, the land known today as Sunol Regional Wilderness was used almost exclusively as ranch land. Alameda Creek is the county's largest stream and hosts an attractive community of trees including alder, willow, sycamore and bay laurel. The nearby valleys abound with coastal live oak, blue and valley oak, elderberry, madrone, and California buckeye. During spring, the hills come alive with a variety of colorful wildflowers. A wildflower identification kit may be checked out at the visitor center.

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For all in-person pack or den events and activities, 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 stay safe.

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