Cub Scout Pack 1776

Meridian District Dinner 2010

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2010
Time: 6:00pm
Location: San Ramon LDS Church, 5025 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, California 94582 (map)
Cost: $12 per person

Information from the District:

Dear Meridian Scouters,

Happy 100th Anniversary!  You are invited to attend the Meridian District Dinner and celebrate 100 years of Scouting in America, but more importantly, to formally recognize the adult leaders who have significantly contributed to your Scouting program.  This year’s dinner will be held at the San Ramon LDS Church, 5025 Crow Canyon Rd, San Ramon, Thursday May 27th 2010.  Doors open at 6pm with dinner and program to follow.

We are planning a culinary extravaganza…an American dinner followed by a variety of desserts brought by the District Committee Members representing the diversity of our committee.  The cost is $12 per person in advance, and reservations will be taken up until May 13th but space is limited to the first 150 so make your reservations soon!

Find out more about this event at the district website.


MDSC 2010 Centennial Polo


MDSC has created some unique shirts to celebrate 100 years of Scouting. They are now available for a $25 donation. (It would make an impressive statement about MDSC spirit if all adults who attend NorCal wear this shirt on Saturday.) Port Authority brand, Black with collar, Council design is embroidered onto the front. Really nice.

See a picture below and get more details at - click MDSC Shirts.

Here is how to get these shirts.

1. Come to the Council Office on Wednesday or Thursday, April 14-15 and get them. Shirts will be available between the hours of 11:00 and 14:00 or by special arrangement. Checks and cash only.

2. Send an order via snail mail to Gilwell Group, 1048 Alicante Drive, Danville CA 94526. (Or you can call 925-855-0678). We will get you the shirts at NorCal or make arrangements for you to pick them up at the Council Office. Write the name of your District on the check.

3. Leave a comment on and click MDSC Shirts or send me an email ( Include your name, phone number, quantity, and District. We will contact you to work out details. (Since this is my home District, Meridian leaders can schedule a shirt pick up at my house).

You can collect the shirts at NorCal Jamboree or make arrangements to get them – but we cannot take your money in the Alameda Fairgrounds.

S, M, L, XL, 2XL available. Order for your entire unit.

Make checks payable to (MDSC) Mt. Diablo Silverado Council. Do not miss this opportunity to get Centennial shirts for all your active adults. You will be sorry if you do. And they won’t be happy either!

Good Scouting

Mike Dubrall

Meridian District Camping Chair


Limited Edition Centennial Shoulder Patch

Limited Edition

100th Anniversary

Council Shoulder Patch


9 year-old Cub Scout, Derek S. from Pack 215 in Walnut Creek has designed the winning patch to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

There are 3 versions of patch.

Gold Border

There are 100 numbered patches (#1-#100).

#1 and #100 will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. The auction will begin at 9am on April 5th and will close at 5pm on April 9th. The starting bid will begin at $100. The highest bidder at the end of the auction will be able to choose either #1 or #100. The 2nd highest bidder will receive the remaining number. To participate in the auction you can email your bid to Chelsea McClain at starting at 9am on April 5th. The current highest bid will be announced on our website ( every evening during the auction.

#2-#99 will be sold on a first come, first served basis for $100 starting April 12th until supplies last. You will ONLY be able to reserve them online through our website ( starting April 12th and will need to mail or bring your payment to the Council Office within 7 days of your reservation. If we do not receive your payment within those 7 days, that patch will be up for purchase again.

The purchase of these patches should be made after your historical Friends of Scouting gift has been made for 2010. All proceeds from the sale of the gold bordered patches will go to the general operating fund which supports the Scouting programs of the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council.

Silver Border

Is provided as a thank you to the first 400 patron level donors ($500+) to the 2010 Friends of Scouting Campaign.

Grey Border

$3.00 + tax available at the Pleasant Hill Scout Shop until February 2011 or while supplies last.


Adventure Base 100 at Sacramento

Did you enjoy Adventure Base 100 at Sacramento this past weekend?  Want a recap?  Here you go ...

To learn more about AB100, go to their website.  You can also subscribe to their cool videos on the BSA 100th years channel.


Adventure Base 100 – Volunteers Needed!

Date: Thursday, January 21-24, 2010
Location: Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA

Adventure Base 100
In celebration of the organization’s 100th anniversary, the National BSA is bringing a truly unique and interactive experience to our area, the Adventure Base 100.

Created specifically for the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, Adventure Base 100 is traveling the country to rally people of all ages to take part in “Celebrating the Adventure, Continuing the Journey.”

Adventure Base 100 is a unique, interactive 10,000-square-foot campus featuring immersive and exciting Scout-related experiences to provide a hands-on view of the Boy Scouts of America’s 100 year history and the difference Scouting has made in the lives of millions of youth.

Starting in January at the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, Calif., and ending in November in New York City, Adventure Base 100 will be rolling into more than 40 markets across the country. It will be in Sacramento from Thursday, January 21 to Sunday, January 24th. This is a joint effort with all the Bay Area Councils. Adventure Base 100 will be located at the Cal Expo.

We Need Volunteers!

The Mt. Diablo Silverado Council needs to provide volunteers to help provide manpower. This is the same weekend as the Council’s LEAD Training so it will be really helpful for volunteers who are not attending the training to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering at the Adventure Base, please look at these job descriptions and then fill out this form and submit it to Dave Ishikawa as soon as possible. The MDSC contact is Valerie Ridgers 925-674-6155 or email.


Adventure Base 100 Visits San Diego

Learn about the harrowing experience the Silverwood family faced that put an Eagle Scout's first aid training to the test. And, see how the Adventure Base 100 campus is getting kids excited about joining Scouting!

Looks pretty cool, doesn't it? And YOU CAN BE PART OF IT! Stay tuned.


Adventure Base 100: First Stop Pasadena

Adventure Base 100 starts its nationwide tour in Pasadena, Calif. in conjunction with the 2010 Tournament of Roses Parade. Learn how Scouts Alex Krebs and Trevor Osaki are taking part in the big day and leaving a long-lasting impact by stewarding the environment in their communities.

Did the video leave you wanting for more??  Don't miss the photo album, and check out the Adventure Base 100 website for more information.


Adventure Base 100

The BSA 100th Anniversary tour will travel the country to rally people of all ages to join the BSA in “Celebrating the Adventure, Continuing the Journey.” Through interactive experiences, demonstrations, activities, and more, visitors will have an exciting and inspiring view of the history and future of the Boy Scouts of America.

Adventure Base 100 will enable the Boy Scouts of America to directly connect with millions of families across the country and invite them to join us in celebrating the adventure, and continuing our journey. The18-wheeler will travel from coast to coast, telling the story of Scouting at each stop. After passing through the dramatic entrance with its rustic archway, visitors to AB100 will be greeted by a sprawling campus of BSA-branded structures and activities:

  • Traveling Lodge. This double-wide tractor’ trailer provides more than 1,000 square feet of immersive, multi-sensory Scout-related experiences.
  • Go Dome. This multi-sensory, surround-sound, surround-vision immersion dome transports visitors to environments that epitomize the Scouting experience.
  • Thrill Wall. Visitors will scale new heights on the outdoor rock climbing wall.
  • Information/Recruitment Tent. This prominently placed opportunity will encourage non-Scouts to join Scouting and recruit adults to become BSA volunteers.
  • Sponsor Tent(s). Key 100th Anniversary sponsors will be able to promote their partnership with the BSA and showcase products or social responsibility efforts (within defined parameters).
  • BSA Store Tent. Visitors can purchase 100th Anniversary memorabilia and patches.

AB100 will make stops in 30 to 50 of the nation’s largest markets. Stops will coordinate with major cultural, community, or Scouting events that already draw large crowds. From the tour’s beginning at the Tournament of Roses festivities in January 2010 to the nation’s capitol in time for the National Jamboree, AB100 promises a fully interactive experience for millions. A tour stop is tentatively scheduled in Central Florida, in Daytona Beach, to coincide with the Daytona 500.  The complete tour schedule can be found HERE.


100th Anniversary Audiocast – Replay


Missed the audiocast? No problem. The recording and BSA's new film are available HERE.


100th Anniversary Audiocast – Final Reminder

Centennial Audiocast ScheduleDate: Thursday, December 10, 2009
Time: 5:00 - 5:30pm
Location & RSVP:

One final reminder about the audiocast rally this Thursday, December 10 at 5:00pm.  Thanks to the ten-of-thousands who have signed-up already. We want this to be the largest virtual gathering in BSA history. We hope you will join us!

Not yet registered? Here are three things you'll NOT want to miss:

  • Hear about plans for the 100th Anniversary celebration and how to become involved.
  • THIS JUST IN! Get a sneak-peak preview of the BSA's new high-energy, high-adventure recruitment film for the Adventure Base 100 tour.
  • Become eligible for some very special prize drawings, including two tickets to Gala Twenty-Ten in Washington, D.C. (along with a one night's stay at a D.C. hotel).

To participate, you don't have to go any further than your own computer. Just register and then listen-in at

If you have a previously scheduled, Scout meeting at the audiocast time, consider making the rally part of the meeting agenda. Tune in as a group (but register as individuals to be eligible for prizes)!

"See" you on December 10!