Cub Scout Pack 1776
18Apr/17

Scout Day Camp 2017

CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP - JUNE 12-16
The Chief Inspector of the Academy welcome future Cub Scouts Investigators at Meridian 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 his friends. Day Camp provides a boy fun, challenges and new experiences with activities based on the Cub Scout and Webelos Scout advancement plan.

For more infohttp://www.meridiandaycamp.com/
To registerhttp://www.kintera.org/autogen/home/default.asp?ievent=1171428

To view the cool promo videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75v3jhMufP8

 

Questions on how to register: (925) 674-6100

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20Apr/16

2016 Cub Scout Day Camp

Welcome to Cloud City! On behalf of our esteemed mayor, Cloud City sends this invite to scouts who wish to join our proud City for its annual Sky Guard Challenge. Only the bravest, most skilled, and crafty of scouts should enter as Sky Riders!

Each day will start with a gathering in the City Square. Riders will head out to join the Flight Shop and learn the secrets of engineering. Jet forward to learn the skill and artistry from the Sky Design Studio. Take a dip into the Rain Tank to cool off, test your skills in the field of archery, or take aim with steam pellet projectors. The Challenge will end with a day of Rider Games; test your skills and strengths and you can become a member of the Sky Guard! Also, beware of the dastardly Flying Pirates who are always looking to stir up trouble.

Start your engines, get your props turning, heat up the dirigibles, and come take a Journey to Cloud City!

When: August 1st to August 5th, 2015
Where: Little Hills, 18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon
Cost: Early registration is $175, Regular Registration is $200, and late Registration is $225.

Check the Meridian District Summer Camp Webpage for more info on camp details and adult volunteer requirements. Click on the Day Camp Flier link for details on registration deadlines, volunteer fees and rebates, and much more.

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30Apr/15

2015 Cub Scout Day Camp

Here Ye Here Ye, the King bids thee well and proclaims a festival of knights. The kingdom of Camp-A-Lot and the knights of the round table seek the bravest, craftiest, and scoutiest squires of the land. Proclaim yourself as participating in the quest for the legendary Goblet of Adventure and become a knight! The festival will start each day with the grand gathering. Squires will head out to join the blacksmith and learn the secrets of engineering. March forward to learn the skill and artistry from masters of crafts. Take a dip into the lake of youth to cool off, test your skills in the field of archery, or try Merlin’s amazing Bop-Bop sticks (BB). The festival will end with a day of Knightly Games; test your skills and strengths and the king will declare you a knight! Waste not a moment of time, come hither, for the hour groweth near.

When: June 22nd to June 26th, 2015
Where: Little Hills, 18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon
Cost: $175 before May 15th. $200 from May 15th to June 1st

Check the Meridian District Summer Camp Webpage for more info on camp details and adult volunteer requirements. Register before May 5th to get the early bird discount.  Click here to view a video.

A Mandatory Information Meeting will be held on May 6th at 7-8 pm at Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church.  If you cannot make the meeting, please contact Esther Wooten or Grace Dagen with questions.

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8Apr/14

2014 Cub Scout Day Camp

Recruiting adventurous cub scout-aged boys for a Galactic Trek to the Meridian District solar system !

Star Date: June 23rd to June 27th, 2014
Destination: Little Hills, 18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon
Cost: $175 before April 23rd. $200 from April 23rd to June 8th

Check the Meridian District Summer Camp Webpage for more info on camp details and adult volunteer requirements. Register before April 23rd to get the early bird discount.  Click here to view a video.

An Information Meeting will be held on April 22nd from 7-8pm at the Walt Disney Elementary MPR.  If you cannot make the meeting, please contact Teresa Noble with questions.

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29Jun/13

Cub Scout Day Camp 2013 – Recap

“The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.”
-Robert Baden-Powell

Pack 1776 Families:

This year the theme at Camp was “Jungle Adventure.” The weather added to the adventure, with cold, rain and tropical heat. All the boys that attended had a good time and earned some Cub Scout belts loops in the process.

Summer Camp ran from June 24 through June 28. Each day started at 8:30 a.m. and ended at 3:30 p.m. On Friday afternoon the Scouts were entertained with skit performances by their fellow campers and dismissed 1:30 p.m.

Each day of camp was packed with activities. By attending and participating the boys were able to earn belt loops and Webelos pins, getting a jump start on the upcoming 2014 Scouting year. The most popular activities were BB gun shooting, archery and hiking. BB gun and archery are activities that can only be completed at a District run event. In addition there was swimming, crafts, sports, first aid training, whittling, and many other activities.

We had eight scouts from Pack 1776 attend this year. They were assisted by Teresa Noble who was at camp every day, as well as Tom Dutton and Praveen Kesani who helped out one day each. Normally the maximum is six scouts per full time volunteer but we were able to add a couple extra thanks to some help from a Walnut Creek Pack.

The organizers did a great job planning the event. There were lots of Junior Helpers at each station. Safety was a priority with a full time nurse on the premises. Each Scout was given a t-shirt and a canteen. Every adult had a t-shirt as well so it was easy to tell if someone did not belong at camp.

Next year we hope to have more Scouts attending. The theme with be “Space Trek.” We want Scouts to attend and will need volunteers to make it happen. “The Cub Scout helps the pack go. The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.”

Pack 1776 Committee

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21Apr/13

Meridian Day Camp – June 24th – 28th UPDATED INFO

To those interested in the Meridian Day Camp:

If you haven't already, please take a look (see Yuji's email here) at this opportunity for the cubs to have a fun-filled experience... which is what I gather from others who have participated in such camps in prior years.

I have been asked a few questions by some and here are the answers based on what I have learnt from the organizers:

Q: How do I get early registration discount?
A: Register online (see Yuji's email here). There is early registration discount available before 26-Apr-2013. You do not have to have all the medical forms and such approved by the organizers by that date to be able to get the discount but you must register online (see Yuji's email here) by that date to get a discount.

Q: What do I do once I have filled out the forms that I am asked to as part of the registration process?
A: Send me -- your day camp coordinator -- the following:
(a) each participating cub scout's forms
(b) your own forms (adult application and medical) if you are volunteering
(c) which days of the week you are "committed" to volunteering.
Follow up via email to me letting me know that you have mailed the above so that I can look for those in mail.

Q: Once I send the forms, does that guarantee that my son has a confirmed seat at the camp?
A: This is a tricky one. This camp is solely supported by "volunteers". Each pack is required to have volunteers (parents) from the pack participating. The required ratio of volunteers to cub scouts is "1 is to 6" at a minimum. If we fail to have enough volunteers, we will be forced to reduce the number of scouts who can participate.

Q: When will I know if my child's seat is secured?
A: As soon as the organizers have given their green signal for our pack's participation. This will require the pack to complete all requirements with respect to getting all the forms (of participating cub scouts and volunteering parents) approved by the organizers and the organizers have determined that the pack has sufficient volunteer representation. So, the sooner we (pack 1776) get our forms and volunteer plan into the hands of the organizers, the better. I -- Sunil Kulkarni -- will be the coordinator collecting your forms (cub scouts and volunteers) and volunteer participation information (which days of the week you will volunteer), putting together a binder and will work with camp organizers to get approvals of this binder. While I am not aware of any deadlines for form submission to the organizers, I would like to put a deadline for our pack of 30-Apr. i.e. please submit your information to me by that date. Please note, I cannot provide confirmation of our participation unless and until the camp organizers have reviewed the binder, approved it and given a green signal for our participation.

Q: Should I have a backup plan in case we (pack 1776) fail to get support for the camp?
A: I would strongly advise for a backup plan in the event that we (i.e. pack 1776) are unable to participate. One primary risk we have is lack of volunteers. If we do not get sufficient number of volunteers for each day of the camp, we will not be allowed to participate. So, please make sure you have a backup plan!!! I know this is tricky as alternate summer camps will fill up fast and understand you would want to know well in advance if you have your spot secured at the cub scout camp. But this is a bit beyond my control and perhaps -- assuming I am not missing some information that the camp organizers have on this -- needs to be looked into in the future by the camp organizers.

Q: If I volunteer, do I have to be at the camp all days during the camp week?
A: No. It is recognized that a parent may not be able to volunteer all days of the camp. But the pack must ensure that they have enough number of volunteers available each day to meet the minimum ratio of volunteers to cub scouts.

Q: Can volunteers rotate out during a given day (say each one providing 2 hours of volunteering on a given day)?
A: NO. This arrangement is not acceptable. It is very disruptive and hard to manage for the camp organizers.

Q: Do I need to fill out forms for myself if I am volunteering?
A: Yes. You have to be BSA registered and an adult application form has to be submitted in addition to medical forms. I think there is a background check as well as some training requirements if I recall correctly. Please see the registration site for details (see Yuji's email below). If the scout council already has your registration on file from previous volunteering you did and the information is current, then you may not be required to re-submit your adult application form. Please let me know if you believe the council has your registration on file so that I can work with them to ensure you don't need to fill out the adult application form (although you will still be required to submit your medical forms as I understand).

Hope the above helps.

Please let me know if you have any other questions. I will gather answers from organizers and publish them periodically via an email such as this.

Best Regards,

Sunil Kulkarni
Pack 1776 Day Camp Coordinator

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31Mar/13

2013 Cub Scout Day Camp – Jungle Adventure

Pack 1776,

Meridian Day Camp Registration is now open. This is the cub scout summer day camp program the MDSC offers to the packs in the district.

Please see the attached link:

http://www.bsa-mdsc.org/events/cub-scout-events/cub-scout-day-camp/meridian-day-camp

Sunil Kulkarni, Den 4, will be the main coordinator of the event, so please let him know if you plan to attend this event as there is required paperwork (application, medical forms) that needs to be collected and submitted. We will need parent volunteer ratio of one parent for each 6 cubs that sign up for this event, so please be cognizant of this as we may not be able to participate without the appropriate volunteer ratio.

Yuji Yamada
Committee Chair

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30Mar/12

2012 Cub Scout Day Camp – Frontier Days!

Pack 1776,

Registration of 2012 Cub Scout Day Camp is now open. Early Bird sign up discounts is $165 before 4/20/2012 (that is $33/day!). Older siblings (junior helpers) can help. Younger siblings (tags) can attend. Details and registration information below.

Date: June 25 – 29th , 2012, Monday – Friday
Time: 9 am – 3:30 pm everyday, except Friday ends at 2 pm
Location: Little Hills Ranch in San Ramon, end of Bollinger Canyon Road (map)

Register early.
This camp has filled up every year!!

What: A week long camp filled with sports, archery, swimming, knot tying, engineering work, whittling, BB guns, crafts, skits, songs, and daily entertainment shows with about 400 other scouts from our district. Scouts will be able to earn various badges.  More info here.  Go here to see what our scouts achieved last year.

Cost: $165 per scouts before 4/20/2012
$180 before 5/25/2012
$195 starting 5/25/2012
$ 20 for TAGS

Who: Any scout from Tigers to Webelos II, using his Fall 2012 rank. If your scout will be an incoming Tiger (entering 1st grade) his adult needs to attend each day too. If your scout has graduated from 5th grade (entering 6th grade or above in Fall 2012 and at least 11 years old) he can volunteer as a Junior Helper for no charge. Jr. Helpers must attend one evening of training.

Volunteers: This camp is entirely organized and staffed by volunteers. Our pack must provide one adult volunteer for every six scouts attending. Adults attending all day for all the five days will receive a steep discount on the registration fee for one scout. Also, adults volunteering all week will be able to bring their potty-trained to pre-school age child to the TAG program for $20. Every adult that attends camp, even if for only half a day, needs to take the “Youth Protection Training”, needs to register as a volunteer, and fill out a medical form. Adult volunteers must attend one evening of training.

Registering for camp requires three steps:

  1. Register at: http://www.bsa-mdsc.org/events/cub-scout-events/cub-scout-day-camp/meridian-day-camp
  2. Print, fill out, and sign the medical form and shooting permission form.  Attach a copy of BOTH sides of your scout’s insurance card.
  3. Turn in a copy of your registration and your filled out medical form and shooting permission form to CC Steve. Every person at camp must register and turn in the required forms with a copy of his registration receipt.

Thanks.

Stella the webmaster

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7Sep/11

2011 Cub Scout Day Camp Wrap Up

Fifteen Pack 1776 scouts had a great week at the 2011 All American Cub Scout Day Camp, held from June 20 - 24th, 2011 at Little Hills in San Ramon from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Once again Brian Wort and his volunteers directed a very well run camp. During the five days, the scouts rotated through various stations:

  • Hiking - through Las Trampas hills, learned about poison oak
  • Swimming (all 5 days) - if scout wanted to, could earned swimming pin, belt loop, or aquanaut
  • Engineering - made a Wooden Basketball Game
  • Crafts - made a Leather Bracelet
  • Archery (2 days) - 2nd day shot at moving target/balloon, earned Archery Belt Loop
  • Sports - Track and Field events such as potato shot put, long jump, hurdles
  • Knots - learned square knot, 2 half-hitch, clove hitch, bowline rescue knot, figure eight stopper knot
  • Engineering - made Marshmallow Shooters and practiced shooting with them too
  • Sports - Water Games
  • Unit Group Photos
  • BB Guns (2 days) - earned BB Belt Loop
  • Crafts - made Friendship bracelets
  • Sports - Flag Football
  • Engineering - made Wooden Beyblades
  • Crafts - made Leather Key Chains
  • Knife Safety - earned Whittling Chip
  • Soap Carving (for Bears and Wolves) - carved Ivory soap into fish, tree, etc.
  • Whittling - Webelos whittled small ax out of pine wood
  • Sports - Multiple Obstacle Courses
  • Cooking - cooked and ate Cinnamon Sugared Bread on a Stick
  • Crafts - decorated picture frame
  • Kim's Game - scout memory game
  • Sports - Relay Races
  • Patch design - Frontier theme for next year
  • Skit Practice and tryouts

In addition, the scouts were entertained with four fabulous lunch-time shows:

  • Rescue Dogs
  • Magic Show
  • Wildlife - saw kestrel, golden eagle, serval, porcupine
  • Python Ron - saw hissing cockroach, lizards, bearded dragon, various monitor lizards, various snakes (even a 90 lb albino one!)

We had fifteen scouts attending:

  • Shanay C
  • Nicholas C
  • Hayden C
  • Joshua D
  • Harrison E
  • Adam G
  • Matthew I
  • Joshua K
  • Andrew K
  • Aidan L
  • Emmett L
  • Ethan M
  • Jack P
  • Benjamin R
  • Austin S

We also had Jacob L and Nick C (from Montevideo going to Iron Horse) as our awesome and essential Junior Helpers who helped us take care of the boys in our unit. Joshua L assisted in various stations, such as Engineering and Crafts, as a Junior Helper, too.

Joe Ghatta and Ammy Pluth volunteered all day every day. Marianne Ghatta volunteered with the Tags on Monday and Tuesday, Grace Dagen volunteered on Thursday, and Ching Evans volunteered on Friday. I am so thankful to these parents to take time off work and spend their vacation time at Cub Scout Camp.

All of the 15 scouts above earned a All American Sports Patch and the BB Shooting Belt Loop.
Fourteen scouts earned the Archery Belt Loop and the Whittling Chip.

In addition, Joshua K and Jack P earned the Swimming Belt Loop and Harrison E earned both the Swmming Sports Pin and the Aquanaut Award.

It was a great week full of fun learning opportunities and classic scout activities. Looking forward to next year.

Susan Kim
Pack 1776 Day Camp Coordinator

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29Mar/11

2011 Cub Scout Day Camp – All American Sports

Pack 1776,

Registration of 2011 Cub Scout Day Camp is now open. Early Bird sign up discounts is $165 before 4/19/2011 (that is $33/day!). Older siblings (junior helpers) can help. Younger siblings (tags) can attend. Details and registration information below.

Date: June 20 – 24th , 2011, Monday – Friday
Time: 9 am – 3:30 pm everyday, except Friday ends at 2 pm
Location: Little Hills Ranch in San Ramon, end of Bollinger Canyon Road (map)

Register early. This camp has filled up every year!!

What: A week long camp filled with sports, archery, swimming, knot tying, engineering work, whittling, BB guns, crafts, skits, songs, and daily entertainment shows with about 400 other scouts from our district. Scouts will be able to earn various badges.  More info here.  Go here to see what our scouts achieved last year.

Cost: $165 per scouts before 4/19/2011
$180 before 5/25/2011
$195 before 6/06/2011
$ 25 for TAGS

Who: Any scout from Tigers to Webelos II, using his Fall 2011 rank. If your scout will be an incoming Tiger (entering 1st grade) his adult needs to attend each day too. If your scout has graduated from 5th grade (entering 6th grade or above in Fall 2011 and at least 11 years old) he can volunteer as a Junior Helper for no charge. Jr. Helpers must attend one evening of training.

Volunteers: This camp is entirely organized and staffed by volunteers. Our pack must provide one adult volunteer for every six scouts attending. Adults attending all day for all the five days will receive a steep discount on the registration fee for one scout. Also, adults volunteering all week will be able to bring their potty-trained to pre-school age child to the TAG program for $25. Every adult that attends camp, even if for only half a day, needs to take the “Youth Protection Training”, needs to register as a volunteer, and fill out a medical form. Adult volunteers must attend one evening of training.

Registering for camp requires three steps:

  1. Register at: http://www.bsa-mdsc.org/meridian/daycamp.php
  2. Print, fill out, and sign the medical form. Attach a copy of BOTH sides of your scout’s insurance card.
  3. Turn in a copy of your registration and your filled out medical form to me at home or at a Pack Meeting. There is so much paperwork, they are asking that each pack camp coordinator handle the paperwork for their own pack scouts. Every person at camp must register and turn in a medical form with a copy of his registration receipt.

Please feel free to email or call me with questions.

Thanks.

Susan Kim
Pack 1776 Day Camp Coordinator

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