Cub Scout Pack 1776
19Apr/17

Webelos Weekend Camp 2017

@ CAMP WOLFEBORO

2017 Webelos Weekend July 14-16

Webelos Weekend is an introduction into Boy Scout resident camping. Both weekends are held at Camp Wolfeboro, the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council Boy Scout Camp located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is an opportunity to give your Webelos a chance to see what Boy Scout summer camp is like. The Scouts and their parents (no siblings) show up at 6:00pm Friday night at the top of the hill where they meet the camp truck to load your gear to take down to camp. Estimate a travel time between 3-4 hours from the Bay Area. The road into camp is DEFINITELY A 4X4 ROAD and should not be attempted by family vehicles. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU JOIN OUR STAFF MEMBERS ON A HIKE THROUGH THE FOREST TO GET TO CAMP. BRING A WATER BOTTLE AND GOOD WALKING SHOES OR BOOTS. Meals will start on Saturday with breakfast and end with breakfast on Sunday. Families are encouraged to eat dinner on the way up to camp Friday night.

 

Friday night, after the Wolfeboro staff show you to your assigned campsite, the Webelos are invited to come and join the Boy Scout campfire for a night of songs, skits and brotherhood. Saturday will be kicked off with morning flags followed by breakfast. After that the Scouts will have the opportunity to go to all of the camp program areas and participate in activities. Camp Wolfeboro runs on an open schedule, which means that your Scouts are welcome to go to any area during program time and participate. All of the Scouts are welcome to stay in any program area as long as they like; however we do recommended that they try and visit every area so they can get an idea of all Camp Wolfeboro has to offer.

 

The program areas that will be open are Scout Craft (Scout Skills), the Nature Lodge, Handicraft, Archery, BB Guns, Swimming, Row Boating, Canoeing and let's not forget the evening CAMPFIRES!

 

Saturday will be wrapped up with a campfire devoted solely to the Webelos. Have your Scouts bring up ideas for skits and songs. We would love to have them perform in our campfire, but remember they must be Scouting appropriate!

 

After breakfast on Sunday the Webelos will be given an opportunity to pack up their gear and load it on the camp truck. Check out time will be 10:00am Sunday morning followed with a brisk walk through a pine forest. a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

 

This event brought to you in part by YOUR Friends of Scouting contributions. Thank you!

Register on Line

http://www.mdscbsa.org/events/webelos-weekend-2017/

12Mar/17

Pack 1776 Spring Camping at Anthony Chabot Family Campground

What: Pack 1776 Spring Camping
When: 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 1 to noon, Sunday, April 2
Where: Anthony Chabot Family Campground 
Sign up: If you plan to stay the night, click here and sign up

Hopefully the wonderful weather will hold and we can finally go camping! Pack families are welcome to come for the day. To stay the night, please sign up via evite so we can budget for food. The pack will provide snacks, breakfast and charcoal for the grills. You must bring your own dinner. If you want a hot meal, we recommend bringing a foil dinner to grill. Check online for great recipe ideas.

Here’s our tentative schedule:

Saturday:

2:00 to 3:00 - Arrive and set up camp
3:00 to 3:15 - Flag ceremony
3:15 to 3:30 - Snacks (solar oven S’mores made by Den 9)
3:30 to 4:30 - Hike
4:30 to 5:30 - Fun activities / BBQ prep
5:30 to 6:30 - Dinner (bring your own foil pack dinner)
6:30 to 7:15 - Fun activities or free time
7:30 to 8:30 - Camp fire, skits, games, snacks
8:30 to 9:00 - Get ready for bed
9:00 Lights out

Sunday:

7:15 to 7:45 Start camp fires, prepare breakfast
7:45 to 8:30 Free breakfast provided by the Pack (coffee, hot chocolate, juice, muffins, croissants, bagels, and fruits)
8:30 to 10:30 Morning Activities
10:45 to 11:00 Closing Ceremonies
11:00 to 12:00 Break Camp and Leave

Directions:

So it looks like our path into the camp grounds has been blocked by weather damage and it doesn't look like it will be reopened for this weekend.  However, there is another way into the campgrounds.  Please see picture below for alternative route:
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DIRECTIONS:
Get on I-680 N 
Follow I-680 N, CA-24 W and CA-13 S to Redwood Rd in Oakland
Take the Redwood Road exit from CA-13 S
23 min (24.6 mi)
Use the left 2 lanes to turn sharply left onto Redwood Rd

Destination (Main Entrance) will be on the RIGHT
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Once inside the Main Entrance, turn LEFT at the Marciel Gate.  
Follow the road for about 2 miles and follow the signs for the Group Camping. Our Site is LOST RIDGE.  Once inside our sites gate, follow the road to the Lost Ridge and park at the circle at the end of the site (see picture below). You will need a Parking Pass. Please find Jimmy Almeida for this pass.

Marciel Gate street address: 9999 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546

1Mar/17

2017 Spring Family Camp

Cub Family Camp at Camp Lindblad, May 27 & 28

Family Camp and Pack Overnighters

Council-organized family camps are overnight events involving more than one pack, with the local council. These weekends are fun for Cub Scouts and their families. Round robin activity stations provide structured program while leaving enough free time to enjoy the outdoors. Activities include a nature hike, games, first aid training, Scout skills, crafts, BB gun shooting and archery. There will be a campfire Saturday evening with SMORES.

Who Can Attend?

The whole family is invited to attend Cub Scout Family Camp. Anyone in the family (immediate or extended) may attend any of the Cub Scout Family Camps hosted in the redwoods of coastal California at Camp Lindblad, as long as there is one registered Cub Scout in the family. Siblings age 5 and under are only $15.00 per person, and must be accompanied by an adult.

How much does it Cost and What's Covered?

The registration fees below cover food, craft supplies, sporting good supplies, staff salary for positions, etc.

  • Cub Scout  $50.00
  • Adult          $50.00
  • Sibling        $50.00
  • Sibling age 5 or under   $15.00

Meals supplied are Saturday Lunch and Dinner, Campfire SMORES, Sunday Breakfast and Bag Lunch Sunday Noon. (No food will be served Friday Night or Saturday morning.)  Friday evening camping is available at registration site.

How Do I Register for Camp?

For your convenience, registrations may be made online at our council website, http://mdscbsa.org/ . Straight to Registration Credit card payments (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express) must be made at the time of registration.

You may alternately send in a check by completing the above registration online.  When you get to the payment screen, next to credit card, click on the drop down menu and choose "mail in the form". Mail to Family Camps Registration MDSC BSA 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. You will need to include payment with the form for ALL people listed on the form. Payment may be made with check, cash, or the credit cards listed in the previous paragraph.

After your registration for family camp is submitted, you will need to have all campers complete their medical forms parts A & B and permission slips (blank forms available on our website at CubScoutFamilyCamp

Forms will be collected at check-in. Signups for staffing needs will take place at check-in.

 

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30Aug/16

October Pack Meeting and Fall Camping

Date: Saturday, October 15th – Sunday, October 16th, 2016
Location: Garin Regional Park, 1320 Garin Avenue, Hayward
What to Bring: Packing Check List
Signup: Pack Form
Contact: Hartwell Lin

Our October Pack Meeting will be at the Arroyo Flats Campground in Garin Regional Park. Scouts can sign up to camp overnight there after the Pack meeting. The campground has a barbecue, drinking fountain, a fire ring, and chemical toilets (we are only staying one night).

The campsite has capacity for 75 campers.  Signup is open now but please sign up only if you can absolutely commit to attend. Please wait if you're uncertain of your availability so everyone has a fair chance to participate.

We only have a limited number of evening parking passes so we highly recommend carpooling. There are only 2 parking spots at the campground which is 1/4 mile from the main parking lot. We will need volunteers to help with logistics to shuttle equipment and young scouts to the campsite. There are also other volunteering opportunities for the pack meeting, click here to sign up.

There is a trail for a group hike and a small stocked fishing pond nearby called Jordan Pond. Bring your fishing poles!

Campers need to bring your own mess kits (plates, utensils, cups), and prepare your own foil dinners at home to cook in our fire pits for dinner the evening of the 15th.  The pack will provide a simple breakfast for the morning of the 16th.

Schedule:
For the entire Pack:
1:00-2:00pm Pack Meeting
2:00-3:30pm Group Hike
3:30-4:00pm Group Activities

For campers:
4:00-5:30pm Camp set-up
5:30-7:00pm Meal Prep and Dinner
7:00-9:00pm Campfire activities/Den skits

10/16:
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Camp breakdown
9:00am Fishing (optional)

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23Apr/15

Summer 2015 Camping

Date: Monday, August 10th – Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
Location: Tuolumne Meadows Campground, Yosemite National Park
Contact: Hartwell Lin

Please use the form below to submit your interest by May 15th. We will then review the interest list and publish a list of attendees and stand-by list based on available space and volunteer hours by May 25th.

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15Apr/15

Spring 2015 Camping

Date: Friday, May 1st – Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
Location: Little Basin Camp Grounds, 21700 Little Basin Road Boulder Creek
Directions: Getting to Little Basin
What to Bring: Packing Check List
Required Form: Health and Medical Form
Contact: Ashok Sharma

Please mark your calendars. This year's highlight will be a larger campground with kitchen facilities. Restrooms are only a short walk from the campsites.

Please use the form below to submit your info by March 20th. Your timely response will help us plan food, logistics, activities, costs, submit the tour plan, book the guided tour etc. to make this another great camping trip !

The cost is $40 for each adult and $30 for each youth (scout or sibling). Cost covers the site, food, some activities, belt loops, and patches. Payment needs to be submitted by April 24th.

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5Apr/14

Spring 2014 Camping

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014 6pm – Sunday, May 4, 2014 12pm
Location: Little Basin, Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz County, CA

Little Basin is a unique camping destination that features open grassy meadows, acres of dense redwood forest, and miles of hiking trails as well as two sports fields, a tennis court, a basketball court, a sand volleyball court, a children’s playground, and more.

The cost is $15 per person per night (i.e. 1 Adult and 1 scout staying two nights = $60).  Cost covers the site, food, some activities, belt loops, and patches. If you decide to stay less than the two nights, please indicate on the Evite comments which night you are staying.   Payment needs to be submitted by April 11th 6pm.

Click here for a packing checklist that should help with bringing everything that you will need.

We still need help with food preparation and also need large trucks that could haul large items to the camp site.  Please contact Ashok Sharma if you'd like to help.

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7Aug/13

Yosemite Camping Trip Recap

Pack 1776 Families:

This year our Pack headed to Yosemite for our summer camping trip. We stayed two nights at the Tuolumne Meadows campground. The campground is located on the Tioga Road in the east side of the park.

On our first day at the park we visited Soda Springs. The Springs are located an easy hike away from the campground. The Scouts crowded around to watch the water slowly bubble out of the ground. On the hike back to camp a couple Scouts dipped their feet (and other parts) into the Tuolumne River.

That night there was a camp-hosted campfire for the Scouts, another campfire where the Scouts learned about owls, and a late night of star watching for those that could stay up past 9:30 p.m. Late in the night some campers heard a bear near our campsite. Nothing went missing from our site as all our food was securely stored in the bear boxes provided by the park.

On Sunday the Pack took a hike to the top of Lembert Dome. It was a steep, but short, hike. We took the hike with a Ranger who stopped from time to time and told the Scouts about the history of Yosemite. By the time we made it to the top of the dome we had climbed over 600 feet to an altitude of 8,800 feet. The views were spectacular!

Sunday afternoon was free time. Some Scouts went fishing (no luck!), others took in a park lecture or went swimming in the river. The water was crystal clear, not too cold and there was even a natural “water slide” the Scouts could use. The Tuolumne River feeds into the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

The campsite had another campfire and lecture on Sunday night. Some Scouts stayed at our campsite and recovered from a day of fun. Once everyone was back at the campsite we all had s’mores.

Monday morning we packed up our gear, cleaned our campsite and headed home. Everyone had a lot of fun, learned about Yosemite, and became more responsible Scouts. Please try to join us the next time our Pack goes camping.

Pack 1776 Committee

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4Jun/13

Pack 1776 Summer Camping – Yosemite

Pack 1776 Families,

Come join us for some summer camping in Yosemite National Park!!

Tuolumne Meadows, at an elevation of 8,600 feet, is the largest sub-alpine meadow in the Sierra Nevada. The Tuolumne Meadows area is graced by the winding Tuolumne River and surrounded by majestic peaks and domes. Spectacular in summer, the higher meadows abound with wildflowers, animal wildlife, and views of the soaring mountain ranges. There will be incredible hiking, fishing (bring your own pole) and ranger activities on top of the usual pack camping activities.

The campground has real bathrooms but no showers and the average high temperature in August is 77° and the average low is 48°.

More info:
Bear and Food storage info: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/bears.htm and http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/lockers.htm
Hike info: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tmhikes.htm
Area map: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/upload/tmhikes08.pdf

The cost is minimal - $15 per person for each night staying (i.e. 1 Adult, 1 scout staying two nights = $60) which covers the site, food, and some activities, belt loops and patches. If you decide to stay less than the two nights, please indicate in the comments which night you are staying.

We also encourage all families to bring their own reusable dining sets for meal times to reduce our trash and our Pack footprint.

Payment MUST be received BY July 12 to secure your spots! This is to allow for proper planning and selection of helpers. No excuses please. A standard policy of No Refunds applies. We were only able to get one group site for two nights this year so we are limited to amaximum of 30 campers and parking for 5 vehicles so get your payment in early to reserve your spot.

Please send (or drop off) checks payable to PACK 1776 (see Scout track for my address).

Please feel free to contact me with questions via email.

Scott Spears
Camping Chair
scott6509@yahoo.com

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5Mar/13

Spring Camping – Del Valle

Pack 1776 Families,

Come join us for some spring camping at beautiful Del Valle Regional Park!!

Del Valle Regional Park, part of the East Bay Regional Park District, is located in a valley framed by oak-covered hills. The centerpiece of the park is a five-mile long lake, with all kinds of water-oriented recreation, surrounded by 4,316 acres of beautiful land for hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and nature study. Del Valle is also the eastern gateway to the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, 28 miles of scenic back country trail. The campground has ample bathrooms and showers and the average high temperature in April is 71° and the average low is 46°.

More info:
Park website: http://www.ebparks.org/parks/del_valle
Park map: http://www.ebparks.org/Assets/_Nav_Categories/Parks/Maps/Del+Valle+map.pdf

The cost is minimal and reduced from past trips - $10 per person for each night staying (i.e. 1 Adult, 1 scout staying two nights = $40) which covers the site, food, and all activities, belt loops and patches. If you decide to stay less than the two nights, please let us know which night you are staying.

We also encourage all families to bring their own reusable dining sets for meal times to reduce our trash and our Pack footprint.

Payment MUST be received BY April 1 to secure your spots! This is to allow for proper planning and selection of helpers. No excuses please. A standard policy of No Refunds applies. We are limited to 50 campers for this trip so get your payment in early to reserve your spot.

Please send (or drop off) checks payable to PACK 1776.

Please feel free to contact me with questions via email.

Scott Spears
Camping Chair

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