Cub Scout Pack 1776

Pop Pop Pop

October is popcorn month.  While our popcorn kernel is working hard with leaders to sort out the details, I would like to share with you another view of corns.  That is corn mazes.  Amazing corn mazes around the country celebrating the Centennial of BSA.  Click on the picture to see more.


Shining Light Across America Webcast

Update: The show is now over. A recording of the event can be viewed at Ustream's website.

Don’t miss out on tonight’s Shining Light Across America! Tune in at 5pm PDT to watch the webcast. UStream tv will archive this webcast so it can be viewed later at your convenience. Watch the live webcast at Ustream. Info about the show can be found at BSA Centennial website.


BSA IndyCar Showcase and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom!

Date: Friday, August 20, 10:30AM - 6:00PM
Location: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA (map)
Fees: $22.99 each with coupon (regular $49.99 for adults, $31.99 for children under 48")

News from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and MDSC:

Join the Boy Scouts of America Mt. Diablo Silverado Council here at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Friday, August 20 2010 from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. You will have the opportunity to see the IndyCar and driver here in person at the park before their race at Infineon. For additional information, or to pick up discount coupons, please visit, or the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council office. $1.00 of every ticket purchased with this discount will be donated back to the Boy Scouts of America, Mt. Diablo Silverado Council.  Click on the flyer for details.


Another BSA Centennial Train

For the railroad lovers, here is another train model that commemorates the centennial ...

To celebrate the first 100 years of Scouting, The Bradford Group will introduce an illuminated, electric train featuring illustrations by Norman Rockwell. This classic HO-Scale collectible train set from Hawthorne Village, a division of The Bradford Group, includes precision detailing from the brass wheels of the train cars to the shining light from the locomotive's headlight.

This Boy Scouts of America®100th Anniversary collector's train set depicts full color artwork of various Norman Rockwell illustrations on the passenger trains, plus parts of the Scout Oath.

The train set can be purchased at The Bradford Exchange online.


National Jamboree Has Started!

If you ask me where I would like to be now, it's definitely Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, where the National Jamboree is taking place.  If you are like me who cannot be there, don't despair.  BSA has given numerous incentives to participants to tweet, upload pictures and videos to Facebook and You Tube.  Imagine having over 40,000 of potential reporters covering a single event!  You get details from what's available for breakfast, to what's at the bottom of the pool.  And the best thing is, you don't have to brave the extreme heat and humidity on the East Coast, and follow it in the comfort of sunny California.

Find out how you can follow the event from this Scouting Magazine blog, or check out the Jamboree Radio and Jamboree Journal at the Jamboree website.

Don't miss out!


Lionel’s BSA Commemorative Union Pacific Engine Model

Bearing the road number 2010 and based on the ES44C model, Union Pacific has issued a commemorative locomotive engine to celebrate the Boy Scouts of America's 100th Anniversary, only the 14th time in its 150+ year old history.

Lionel, an official licensee, has replicated the design and artwork of the actual Union Pacific engine which honors the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. The limited edition train as depicted below is featured in Lionel's 2010 Ready-To-Run Catalog and begins shipping this month.

Just like the original Union Pacific No. 2010 BSA Locomotive, this engine will feature: the Boy Scouts of America® corporate trademark logo; the BSA® 100th Anniversary logo; and the words, "100 Years of Scouting".

For more information on the model and vendors, please visit


Boy Scouts of America 2010 Celebrate Scouting Stamp

Celebrate Scouting with the Boy Scouts of America and the United States Postal Service!

On July 27, 2010, in Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia, the Postal Service™ will issue a 44-cent, Scouting commemorative stamp, designed by Derry Noyes, Washington, DC.

To create this original design, illustrator Craig Frazier, Mill Valley, California, depicted the images of two different scouts in clothing and accessories that are often part of the outdoor scouting experience — hats, packs, boots, and binoculars. At first glance, one sees the large silhouette of a scout peering through binoculars. Within this figure is another scout perched atop a mountain taking in the vista. "I wanted a level of discovery to be portrayed in the stamp itself," Frazier recalls.

He continues, "The small figure and landscape indicate very hard, directional light coming from low on the horizon — either early morning or late afternoon. The sky has that pale blue to indigo transition that happens only at those two times of day."

The stamps and other collectible items are available for pre-order at the online Postal Store, and they go perfectly with the BSA Centennial Letterheads.  To learn more about the stamp and the associated Supporting Our Troops program, visit the BSA Centennial website.


Camp Time at San Mateo County History Museum

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: San Mateo County History Museum (map)
Fees: Free for uniformed scouts and leaders, members, and kids under 5; $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors

San Mateo County History Museum has partnered with Pacific Skyline Council in celebration of the Scouting Centennial and set up exhibits to showcase Scouting in the early years.  This exhibit is available until the end of the year, but Scouts can enjoy it for free on August 21st.  See the following flyer for more information.

San Mateo County History Museum is also one of the three museums that you need to visit to earn this special Museum Tour Patch.  Download this passport, bring it to the museum and have it stamped. After visiting 3 participating museums, parents can purchase the Museum Tour Patch for $1 at the Scout offices in Palo Alto (map) or Foster City (map).

P.S.  Visiting a museum also satisfies one of the requirements of the Collecting Belt Loop.


Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Scout Day

Date: Sunday, August 22, 2010
Location: Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA (map)
Fees: Free for uniformed scouts and leaders, $20 others (normally $55!)

Dear Pack 1776 families,

Save the date for Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.  Here's the info.  More to come.

Infineon Raceway is offering all uniformed leaders and scouts a free ticket to see the number 19 BSA IndyCar race in the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.

Other tickets are $20.00 (Normally $55.00). For every ticket that is sold, Infineon Raceway will give back $5.00 to the Pack and $5.00 to the Council.

Infineon Raceway will also be offering scout/family camping in a dedicated campground.  Stay tuned for more information.

· FREE commemorative patch for fundraising participants
· Scout-based pre-race ceremony opportunities
· Additional scout activities throughout race weekend

the opportunity to camp at the race track and see the race preparation up close and personal.

The Year of Celebration Awards

Your scouts may have earned the patch for their rank already, but don't let the fun stop.  Check out the Year of Celebration Awards that is ONLY available during this special 100th Anniversary year.

There are 5 award ribbons to it, and you earn each by fulfilling 3 out of 5 requirements.  Sounds like a lot?  Don't worry, the boys have until the end of 2010 to accomplish them and chances are, they have already accomplished one or two.

These awards are also open to adult leaders and alumni.  So if you were ever part of BSA's 100 years of history, don't miss this opportunity to commemorate it and show your pride.