Cub Scout Pack 1776

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

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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

Danville 4th of July Parade

The Kiwanis-Danville Parade will take place on Monday, July 4th, 2022 from 9am-noon in downtown Danville, California. This year's parade theme is Celebrating our local Olympians to recognize our local community members who have taken part in the Olympic movement.

When: Monday, July 4, 2022 at 7:45am
Where (map): Downtown Danville — Banners will start after the police and fire department at the beginning of the parade and end at Town and Country Drive just past the grandstand.
Meeting point: Corner of Railroad Avenue and Love Lane (Staging Area F) in front of the big tree at the San Ramon Valley High School
Wear: Class A uniform, including cap, sunscreen, comfortable shoes for walking
Bring: Water in reusable water bottle, light snacks

RSVP: Evite

Pack 1776 (Bib #512), as well as other Scouts units, will participate by carrying a 20-foot banner toward the front of the parade. Everyone in the pack will walk together, behind a single banner. Depending on the number of Scouts and parents participating, we may be able to take turns holding the banner. 

The banner will have a pipe that bends in the middle so the banner can be bent back to form a forward pointing arrow in areas that have pinch points.  We will have a spotter to look out for restaurant “parklets” that encroach into the street especially after Diablo Road.

Please ensure that your Scouts and participants follow safety and parade rules, and directions from orgnizers and peace officers.

Parking (map)
Parking is available at several municipal lots including:

  • Clock Tower Parking Lot
  • Danville Library/Community Center Parking Lot
  • Front Street Municipal Parking Lot
  • Railroad Avenue Municipal Parking Lot
  • Rose Street Parking Lot
  • Village Theatre Parking Lot

Given the expected crowd size, parking in or near the downtown Danville area will be very limited and alternative travel arrangements such as walking or biking are strongly recommended. Parade-goers may consider parking at the Sycamore Park & Ride parking lot and use Iron Horse Trail to walk to the downtown Danville area. Accessible parking near the parade route is available at the Crossroads Shopping Center located at Hartz Way and San Ramon Valley Blvd. in the back by JD Academy Of Salon + Spa. Accessible seating along the parade route will be offered at the grandstand viewing area at Oak Court and San Ramon Valley Blvd. A golf cart shuttle will be available to transport individuals to the viewing area from the Crossroads Shopping Center.

Route (map)
The banners start after the police and fire department at the beginning of the parade and end at Town and Country Drive just past the grandstand. At the corner of Town and Country Drive and San Ramon Valley Blvd., turn right. There will be a sign several hundred feet up the drive on the left side where we will drop off the banner.  We will remove the pipes, roll up the banner, and leave it at the sign. Scouts and parents are free to leave at that point, or stay in the crowd to enjoy the floats and the rest of the parade.

While the entire parade will take 2.5-3 hours, it typically takes about 40 minutes or so to walk the entire distance. 

Parade details
The Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley has organized and conducted the annual Kiwanis 4th of July Parade in partnership with the Town of Danville since 1975. The parade attracts 30,000-40,000 spectators each year and is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate America's birth.

The Parade will take place along Hartz Avenue and San Ramon Valley Boulevard from approximately 9am to noon, starting at San Ramon Valley High School at Railroad Avenue.

To improve logistic management, the Parade route will be modified to end at Town and Country Drive. This adjustment will allow for a simplified street closure which improves logistic management for the Town and Kiwanis, and allows employees, customers, and residents to easily access neighborhood shopping centers and homes off Boone Court.

The parade can be seen from either side of the street and there is always plenty of room for everyone!


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May 28: Flag Planting at the Presidio

When: Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 8:45am
Where: San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio
                  1 Lincoln Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94129
Wear: Class A uniform, approved face covering, sunscreen
Bring: Water in reusable water bottle

RSVP: Evite

Please join us for the annual flag planting event at the SF National Cemetery in the Presidio. Hundreds of Scouts of all ages and their families will help plant thousands of flags at the National Cemetery in preparation for the Memorial Day event.

It's been the pack's annual tradition to participate. This is typically one of the most meaningful service events of the year, reminding our Scouts the sacrifice many have made to make our country what it is today. RSVP to get included in the pack's headcount.

Scouts and Leaders must be in full Class A Uniform. Friends and family are welcome. The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:00am, and we will likely be completed with the flag planting by 11:30am. Following the flag planting, the Council typically hosts a small lunch (to be confirmed for 2022). Scouts who participate earn a patch.

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


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May 22: Bike Hike

Celebrate National Bike Month with a bike ride for our monthly hike.

Date/Time: Sunday, May 22, 2022, 9:30am
Location: Iron Horse Trail from Crow Canyon to Richard Fahey Village Green Park and back.
Distance: 4.6 miles one way; 9.2 miles total
Time: Allow 2-2.5hrs total
Meeting Point: PG&E lot at 3400 Crow Canyon Rd (North, where the dome is)
Contact: Hiking Chair Kushal Kaleshwari (925-639-5493)

Attire: Class B uniform + approved face covering
What to bring: bike, helmet, outdoor essentials including plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen

The entire famliy on bikes welcome!
We will go over bike safety rules and do a quick helmet and bike inspection before we start. Absolutely no racing or horseplay permitted.

Trail (map): Starting at Crow Canyon Road, take the Iron Horse Trail going south, and head to Richard Fahey Village Green Park. We'll take a break at the park and have some snacks and water and get ready for the journey back.

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

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April Pack Meeting

DATE: April 13, 2022
TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Are you prepared for a campout?  Do you know what the Cub Scout six essentials are?  Come learn about these important items for the outdoors and make sure you’re ready for our spring campout.  A scout is always prepared!

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Meridian District Cub Scout Summer Day Camp

DATE: Monday through Friday, June 13 – 17, 2022
LOCATION: Little Hills Ranch, 18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon

Register for this year’s Meridian Cub Scout Day Camp and be prepared to explore the “The Universe Around Us.”  Camp is open to all boys and girls (Cub Scouts) entering the 1st – 5th Grade in Fall 2022. 

This is an in-person day camp where you’ll discover and learn things across the universe. Don’t miss out on an amazing fun filled week where Cub Scouts are expected to be able to play and participate in:

  • Valuable Cub Scout Skills/Crafts
  • Archery*
  • STEM Experiences
  • Wood projects
  • Water activities
  • Field Games

*subject to East Bay Regional Parks permission.

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May 21: Advancement Fun Day

DATE & TIME: 1:00 PM-4:30 PM, Saturday, May 21, 2022

LOCATION: Coyote Creek Elementary School

ATTIRE: Class A uniform

RSVP: Evite

Hello Pack 1776!

It's almost the end of the scouting year… Scouts and parents, you have worked so hard throughout the year. Let's celebrate and have fun!

[ Volunteer ] and meet your minimum parent volunteer hours to save your volunteer deposit check

1-2pm Advancement ceremony
2-4pm Field day fun & refreshments
4-4:30pm Site sweep — ALL SCOUTS

After the advancement ceremony, we'll have a field day with fun games and activities:

Photo booth (take-your-own-pics/selfies)
Giant bubble stations
Balloon Twister
Hula hoop ring toss
3-legged race
Pool noodle baseball
Car wash relay

The pack will also provide celebratory cupcakes, otter pops, and lemon water. Please bring a refillable reusable water bottle for each attendee, children and adults.

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

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April 23: Spring Campout

DATE & TIME: April 23, 2022 (optional overnight on the 23rd)
TIME: 2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Camp Herms, 1100 James Pl, El Cerrito
VOLUNTEERS: Sign-up list  Thank you for helping to make this event happen!

Join us for a glorious afternoon and evening of scout skills and outdoor fun!  Come for the activities, a pack-provided dinner and our evening campfire program.  Staying overnight is optional.  

We have an action-packed agenda. This meeting is especially important for a handful of scouts and their parents who will participate in our Bobcat Ceremony – let’s celebrate with them!  

What to bring: 

Everyone should bring a refillable water bottle, mess kit, 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 have your own tent and sleeping bag. Please refer to the Outdoor Essentials on what to pack.

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April 24: Marksmanship Day

DATE & TIME: Sunday, April 24, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Camp Herms, 1100 James Pl, El Cerrito
ATTIRE: Class A uniform
REGISTER: link Registration will remain open until April 10th, or until full. 

Calling all Tigers and Webelos!  Work towards earning the Cub Scout Shooting Award for your rank. Marksmanship Day is a District level event with BSA trained Rangemasters. Scouts from other pack(s) will also join the event. Priority in the pack will be given to Scouts who camp overnight on the 23rd.  


  1. 2 copies (not 4) of the completed Shooting Sports permission slip, link
  2. Completed Event permission slip, link
  3. Parking pass, link
  4. Warm clothes & face-covering  CAMP HERMS IS ALWAYS COLD.  BRING JACKETS.
  5. Filled reusable water bottle
  6. Make-your-own sandwich lunch will be provided

Lunch & Registration:

Lunch will be provided by the pack for participants and families, specify how many in registration form.  Also, please specify choice of event (Archery or BB gun) and session times when registering. Sessions will be assigned after registration closes. While we'll do our best to accommodate preferences, it is not guaranteed.

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Council Cub Scout Camp Opportunities

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.

Mom and Cub camp, May 13-15 or May 20-22.  Registration link
Moms and their Cub (Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos).  Located in the beautiful coastal redwoods of Camp Royaneh. The staff will guide you through a weekend of fun and adventure especially designed to reinforce that mother-child bond. A great escape for Cub Scouts and their moms (or another adult female partner like grandmothers, aunts).

Tiger Cub Safari, April 23-24 or April 30-May 1.  Registration link
All 1st Graders in Spring 2022.  Come to Wente Scout Reservation and catch up on all the Tiger Cub Camping!

Wolf & Bear, July 22-24.  Registration link
All 2nd & 3rd Graders in Fall 2022.  A weekend adventure that you don’t want to miss!.

Webeloree, October 1-2.  Registration link
All Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts. Come meet and learn new skills with other Webelos in our Council.

Webelos Adventure Camp, August 1-6.  Registration link
All Webelos and Arrow of Light Scout. THE summer experience for every Webelos. Come and get a taste of what the future in Scouting looks like.

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