Cub Scout Pack 1776
19May/20

Pack 1776 Shelter in Place Patch

To encourage and reward Scouts who remain active in Scouting and in our Pack during this challenging time, we have created the Pack 1776 Shelter-in-Place 2020 Patch Program!  To earn the Shelter-in-Place 2020 Patch, a Scout must complete all of the requirements listed in the Worksheet by June 14, 2020.  

Complete the requirements by filling in the requested information on the Worksheet.  Email it to cubmaster@pack1776.com

All Scouts who complete the Program will be recognized and will be presented with a historic, one-of-a-kind, never to be seen again Shelter-in-Place 2020 Patch!!!

IMPORTANT NOTE – While working on these, and any other Scouting requirements, Scouts should follow all guidance and public health restrictions in place, including but not limited to social distancing, washing hands, etc.  Please stay safe and healthy and have fun!

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8May/20

Pack 1776 has officially started our 2020-2021 registration and we invite you to sign up!

You can now sign up online for Cub Scouting and invite friends to join too!  

Download our step by step registration instructions here.

All scouts must submit:

1.    Complete the online Pack 1776 Registration Form

2.    Complete the Medical Form Parts A & B

3.    Make a copy of the front & back of your scout’s medical insurance card.

4)    Registration check written to Pack 1776. Write your Scout's name in the memo line. 

  • $275 per new Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos scout (First through Fifth grades in 2020-2021).
    • $230 for returning Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos scouts.
  • $200 per new Lion scouts (those who will be in Kindergarten in 2020-2021)

5)    A separate $200 volunteer deposit check per family, post-dated to 4/1/2021.  Write your Scout's name in the memo line.

We will hold onto your check and shred it after you have completed 8 service hours. 

Mail or Drop off your completed paperwork to the Scout Box at 259 Gale Ridge Court, San Ramon, CA 94582.

Family Scouting: Girls Welcome!

Our Pack is open to boys and girls. By welcoming girls into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises.

Lions: Kindergarten age youth; Come try it out!

We are celebrating four years of participation in the national Lion program!  As a Lion, your kindergartner will make friends, laugh loud, gain confidence, discover nature, and most of all…have fun.  A kindergarten-age boy or girl and his or her adult partner join and attend meetings and activities together.  Recognizing how Lions are integral to the success of our program and to introduce them to the world of Cub Scouting, the Pack has discounted the normal registration fee to $200 and waived the volunteer deposit.

Click here for more information or to register.

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8May/20

May 21, 2020: Virtual Pack Meeting & Bingo Night!

  • DATE: May 21, 2020
  • TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Come join us for another night of fun with Pack 1776 Virtual Pack Meeting. Following our Opening Ceremony, Cubmaster's Minute and Award session, we will jump in for some Bingo fun. Prizes will be available for the winners!

Bingo cards and the Zoom log in information will be emailed to all registered scouts. Even if you are not a registered Scout and are thinking of joining Cub Scout Pack 1776, email us a cubmaster@pack1776.com for information on how to join our Virtual Pack Meeting and to received your Bingo card! We'd love to have you join our pack!

12Feb/20

March Hike: Hoot Owl POSTPONED

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Time: DUSK - we estimate 5:45 pm, but will confirm the actual time close to the event.

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.

Register here.

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 2020 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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30Dec/19

March Pack Meeting: It’s for the birds! POSTPONED

March 18, 2020

  • DATE: March 18, 2020
  • TIME: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Join us for a presentation and break out stations hosted by the Mt. Diablo Audubon Society, a group committed to protecting birds and preserving their habitat, and to connecting people of all ages to the fascinating world of birds. During our March meeting, they will talk to us topics such as birds native to our area and avian flyovers.  Discussions during this Meeting will fulfill requirements for Tiger (Backyard Jungle #3) and Webelos Into the Wild.

30Dec/19

April 22, 2020 Virtual Pack Meeting: Campfire Program

  • DATE: April 22, 2020
  • TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Join us for an evening of great Cub Scout fun! Each den will take turns performing skits and songs during our April Virtual Pack Meeting. Your Den Leader will reach out to you with more information. Our Pack Meeting will take place via Zoom video conference, login details of which shall be sent to all pack members via email.

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30Dec/19

April Hike: Little Yosemite, Sunol Regional Wilderness – POSTPONED

April 19, 2020

Pack 1776 will take advantage of the milder weather to hike Little Yosemite in Sunol Regional Wilderness. The scenic trail runs parallel to a creek and offers some of the most impressive views in bay area. Frequent rain in winter may provide opportunity to view beautiful waterfall in Sunol.

Direction from I-680S (Bollinger Canyon Exit):

Follow I-680 S to CA-84 E in Sunol. Take exit 21A from I-680 S. 12 min (13.0 mi). Take Calaveras Rd and Geary Rd to Ohlone Rd, 19 min (7.8 mi). Merge onto CA-84 E, (0.1 mi). Turn left onto Calaveras Rd (signs for I-680 S) (4.3 mi). Turn left onto Geary Rd (2.3 mi), Geary Rd turns slightly right and becomes Ohlone Rd. Destination will be on the left.

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30Dec/19

Spring Campout: Old Borges Ranch

May 2nd - May 3rd WILL BE RESCHEDULED

  • Dates: Saturday, May 2, 2020 to Sunday, May 3, 2020
  • TimeMay 2nd at 2 pm to May 3rd at 10 am
  • Location: Old Borges Ranch1035 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek. Bring a wagon to transport gear.
  • Cost: $5 per overnight person.
  • Attire: Class B under Class A uniform
  • Gear: See below
  • RSVPhere.
  • Volunteer: to come.

Come join us for outdoor camping fun at the Old Borges Ranch - a 1,035 acres Historic District containing four contributing buildings, in the Diablo Foothills of the northern Diablo Range, within the 2,600-acre Walnut Creek Open Space in Contra Costa County, California. The former ranch of early Walnut Creek pioneer Frank Borges is the home base for the surrounding Shell Ridge Open Space park's activities.

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.

Overnight camping will be open up to 75 persons, with priority to Bears and Webelos scouts who need to fulfill an overnight camp out requirement.

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

Further information and a sign up form will be circulated closer to the date!

For further information contact the Camping Chair, Sameer Shah.

30Dec/19

May Hike: Windemere Ridge Trail

  • Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020 DO THIS ON YOUR OWN TIMETABLE
  • Time: 
  • Location: Windemere Ridge Trail
  • Distance: 2.1 miles
  • Meeting Point: Dougherty Station Parking Lot, 17017 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA 94582
  • Attire: Class B
  • RSVP: THIS IS NO LONGER A PACK EVENT DUE TO THE SHELTER IN PLACE RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE HAVE A GREAT TIME EXPLORING THIS NEARBY TRAIL AS A FAMILY!

Directions: The Windemere Ridge Trail begins at the intersection of Bollinger Canyon Rd and E. Branch Parkway. There is ample parking in Dougherty Station Library. Walk across intersection to access trail.

Trail: The Windemere Ridge Trail is a 2.1 up and back course that begins across the street from the Windemere Ranch Middle School on East Branch Parkway near Bollinger Canyon Road. The trail is concrete and is a cattle grazing area. After an initial steep incline, the trail follows along the rolling hills of the Dougherty area with beautiful views of the valley. The Windemere Ridge Trail is great for walking, and running. The trail is great for young kids to acclimatize to hiking. Trail info on San Ramon

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30Dec/19

Meridian District Cub Scout Day Camp

Little Hills Ranch Park, San Ramon

Canceled due to Shelter in Place. Participate in the Virtual Cub Scout Day Camp!

Cub Scout Day Camp is an exciting summer adventure where a Scout can spend five days in an outdoor setting and enjoy a wide range of activities with a group of friends. Day Camp provides boys and girls fun challenges and new experiences with activities based on the Cub Scout and Webelos Scout advancement plan. Swimming! Hiking! Archery! Cooking, songs, skits and so much fun for kid and parent alike. Last year we had visits from the fire department, CHP Canine unit and East Bay Regional Parks Rescue Helicopter!

Cub Scout Day Camp is open to all registered cub scouts, both boys and girls, of ranks Tiger (1st grader) up to Webelos (5th grader), as of fall of 2020 (i.e. next school year).

Camp takes place July 13-17th at Little Hills Regional Recreation Area located at 18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon, CA 94583.

Expected times

  • Mon - Thu : 8:50 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Drop off at 8:30 AM
  • Pickup : 3:50 PM onwards
  • Friday : 9:00 AM - 2:30PM
  • Drop off at 8:40 PM
  • Pickup: 2:20 PM onwards

We understand that some, if not many, of you may not know for sure if you can participate in Cub Scout Day Camp in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Indeed, while the hope is the COVID-19 pandemic will be well over by July and groups may congregate, this too is an unknown.  The Council recognizes this, placing the safety and wellbeing of our scouts, parents, campers and volunteers at the forefront.  Day Camp will only go forward if it is safe and in compliance with local, state and Boy Scouts of America directives.

We ask that you consider registering now by enrolling the Campers and Volunteers that you would like to attend Day Camp.  Registering now is important for planning and purchasing purposes so that we may get a rough head count of the campers and volunteers who can go.

You’ll note that the website will ask you to place a $25 deposit per camper, rather than the full fee now.  This deposit is refundable should Day Camp need to be canceled.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!  Day Camp is 100% volunteer run.  Adult and Jr. Helper volunteers are needed to make this a great camp for all!  Adult volunteers are needed for small and big jobs – before, during, and after camp. Everything from prepping projects, unit binders and setting up stations before camp, assisting taking down stations after camp, to helping for a few hours or days at camp.  Let us know and we will be glad to work with you!  

While the regular price for a registered Scout to attend Day Camp is $295, Volunteers assisting two or more days receive substantial discounts.  Parents that volunteer the 5 days are able to send their registered Scout to camp for a week’s work of fun for only $120!

  • Regular Price $295
    • Discounted Prices if the parent volunteers 2 or more days.
2 Volunteer Days3 Volunteer Days4 Volunteer Days5 Volunteer Days
$255 cost$220 cost$175 cost$120 cost
  • Tags (Youth 2-5 years old*):                          Price $25
  • Jr. Helpers (Scouts BSA):                              Price $20
  • Adults:                                                                 Free             

Visit here to learn more about Day Camp and to register.

Be sure to see the really cool promotional video (keeping in mind the dates have now changed to July 13-17th).

Age

Open to boys and girls that will be in the 1st through 5th grade in the Fall of 2020. Those who have scouts who will be Tigers in June (i.e. Lions now who will be 1st graders as of Fall 2020) must have a parent registered to be with them at camp for the entire week.  

Girls

Girls are welcome!  For those girls who are not already a registered Cub Scout with Pack 1776, Cub Scout Day Camp is open to girls of parents volunteering at least 3 days, and who are in 1st through 5th grade in the Fall of 2020. These who wish to attend, will be registered as Cub Scouts with Pack 1776 at a reduced rate just so that they can attend camp. This fee can be applied to the 2020-2021 Pack 1776 registration fee should they later decide to remain in Cub Scouting with Pack 1776. The Girl's unit will participate in the same activities as the Cub Scouts.  While the requirement is that a parent volunteer for at least 3 days, the girl can attend all 5 days.

We need you to volunteer at least 2 Days

Given this is a volunteer driven camp, those families who wish to attend are asked to volunteer at least two days.  It does not have to be the same parent.  You can alternate days. There are many things to do. You can help do admin tasks days or weeks before camp starts (Pack Coordinator who collects the forms; helping the District organize forms; set up, etc.) You can also help in the morning by directing traffic before work or helping strike camp after camp is done. There is much that can be done behind the scenes if you cannot actually help out during the day camp day. Volunteering during the day during Day Camp is fun and rewarding as you accompany your child's group from station to station, joining in on some of the activities as well. Like to try archery? Shoot a sling shot? Now's your chance. Sing camp songs and spend time with your child before they become a teenager!

Pack 1776 will sign up to oversee an activity. Last year we ran the aquatics activity which means we will be checking in various scout groups into the pool and recording swim tests.  The District hired lifeguards, so we did not have anything to do with the actual supervision/life guarding of the kids in the pool.

Tag-Alongs (Tags)

TAGs are children of adult volunteers who are too young to be registered as Cub Scouts.  The TAG station essentially provides child care to Tags while their parents are assisting in the Camp operation. A child can be registered as a Tag only if one of the parents is assisting at the Camp for the at least three days. 

Junior Helper

Are you a Scouts BSA scout or Girl Scout? Teenager in middle or high school? Come join us. Help lead activities by acting as a Junior Helper.

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