Cub Scout Pack 1776

6th Annual ScoutReach Golf Tournament

Who: All Packs, Troops, Teams, Crews and Ships
When: May 2, 2011
Where: Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, Vallejo - "An Arnold Palmer Signature Course"
Why: To support ScoutReach programs in the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council
Cost: Foursome is $500, Individual Golfer is $150, Unit Tee/Green Sponsor is $100.


The Early-Bird registration deadline for the ScoutReach Golf Tournament has been extended to this Wednesday, April 27th, 8am. The time to sign up is NOW!

Come join us on Monday, May 2nd, at the Hiddenbrooke Golf Club in Vallejo for a wondful day of golf and to help raise money for Scouting.

Individual golfer fee is $150 if you register by this Wednesday (April 27, 2011). Sponsorship opportunities are available to golfers, and non-golfers. We are also encouraging Packs, Teams, Troops, Crews, and Posts to put together a foursome to compete in our annual "Unit Challenge." Please talk to your Parent's Committee and Scouts to register now!

Please visit our website for more information and to register NOW!

For more information and to sign up for the tournament please visit


Friends of Scouting News

News from the Meridian district:

Things are really rolling along for FOS in our district. We are at 20% of our goal having already raised just over $23K!

Top 5 FOS Units (as of Feb 23):

    1. Pack 36 - $8,270
    2. Troop 36 - $4,534
    3. Troop 805 - $2,565
    4. Pack 1776 - $2,341
    5. Troop 815 - $1,240

Thank you, Pack 1776!! There is still time if you have not contributed yet. Donations are tax-deductible and can be made online at the Council's website.


Mt Diablo Silverado Council Friends of Scouting Campaign

Hi Pack 1776,

Every February our Pack participates in the annual Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign for the Mt Diablo Silverado Council, and I’m writing to ask you to join my family in supporting this effort for the Council. I will be giving a brief Friends of Scouting presentation at the Blue & Gold dinner this Friday, and I put together the information below to hopefully answer some questions you may have.

Why support the Council?

The Mt Diablo Silverado Council serves over 14,000 scouts in Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Lake, and northern Alameda counties. The Council’s 2011 annual budget is $2,984,598 and 29% of those funds come from the Friends of Scouting campaign. Here is how the Council spends the $2,984,598…85% on programs and activities, 9% on fundraising, and 6% on administration. So you can be assured your contribution will be used wisely for programs and activities. The activities and services provided by the Council are training, camp Herms and Wolfeboro, recruiting materials, administrative services, professional services, insurance, and most everything we need to run Pack 1776.

How do I donate?

Pledge cards and envelopes will be passed out by the Den leaders to the families in their dens at the Blue & Gold dinner Friday. Families are asked to complete the pledge card, and then return the pledge card and their donation or pledge to their Den leader Friday night. I need to turn in the pledge cards and donations next week.

What are my options for donating?

Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted, and should be collected the night of the Blue & Gold dinner. Donating Friday may not be convenient for some, so pledges are another convenient option and can be spread out over time. Pledges for $25 can be taken and reminders mailed. Pledges can be annually, semi-annually, quarterly, or monthly.

How much should I donate?

The Council estimates it costs approximately $185 annually to support each scout, and this is the amount Council hopes each family will contribute. Pack 1776 families have been very generous in the past…some families give more than the recommended amount, some give the recommended amount, some give less. At the end of the day, this is a personal decision, and all contributions regardless of amount are appreciated.

Is my donation tax deductable?


Want to supersize your donation?

Check with your employer to see if they have a matching gift program.

View the presentation by Lynne Leach, Mt Diablo Silverado Council President, former member of the California State Assembly.  The presentation is only 4 minutes long, and provides additional information.

On a personal note, fundraising is not something I gravitate to, but I sincerely believe in the Boy Scouts of America and support the Mt Diablo Silverado Council Friends of Scouting campaign with all my heart. As a boy growing up, I was both a Cub Scout and Boy Scout in the Mt Diablo Silverado Council, and I was fortunate enough to attend many of the events and camps supported by the Council. As a Boy Scout, I went to Camp Wolfeboro 4 consecutive years and had the time of my life. In scouting I established friendships with guys that are still great friends to this day. I could not have experienced all that I did if it weren’t for the generous folks that supported the Council then. Now it’s time for me to give back, and I hope you will join me and support the Council’s Friends of Scouting campaign.

Please contact me directly with any questions or comments.


Steve Jackson
Committee Chairperson, Pack 1776
Friends of Scouting Chairperson, Pack 1776


Friends of Scouting

Many of you have participated in Council events like family camps, day camps, webel-o-ree, marksmanship days, etc. just to name a few.  These fun and educational programs would not have existed without your support.  Accept the friend request and be a friend of Scouting.

You will hear more about it soon. Meanwhile, find out more about the Friends of Scouting campaign at the Council's website and this video.


Popcorn Drive Schedule

Our Show-and-Sell Popcorn Drive at Gale Ranch Safeway is coming up and the schedule is posted below. When selling popcorn, make sure the following:

  1. If you are the first den for the day, den leaders, please arrive about 10-15 minutes early to help set up.
  2. A Den leader, Assistant Den leader or designated leader must be present at the time of the shift.
  3. Parents should not just drop off cubs and leave. They should supervise their child.
  4. Cubs should be in full Class A uniforms
  5. You will need to keep track of what was sold and which cub worked the shift. There will be a binder with a tally sheet that will help you keep track of this information. Each den will have their own section in the binder.
  6. Customers can make cash donations, if they don't want to buy popcorn. There will be an envelope for this in the cash box.
  7. Customers can make donations to the military. There will be an envelope for this in the cash box as well.
  8. Last den of the day should help clean up. We shouldn't leave a mess.

Contact Popcorn Kernal Yuji if you have questions.

Shift Oct 16 (Sat) Oct 17 (Sun) Oct 23 (Sat) Oct 24 (Sun) Oct 30 (Sat) Oct 31 (Sun)
12pm - 1pm - Den 2 - - - Den 8
1pm - 2pm Den 11 Den 11 - Den 8 - Den 9
2pm - 3pm Den 7 Den 3 - Den 3 Den 1 Den 9
3pm - 4pm Den 7 Den 4 Den 2 Den 3 Den 1 -
4pm - 5pm Den 7 Den 4 Den 5 Den 6 Den 5 -

MDSC FOS Matching Gifts

Message from the Council ...

Make your FOS dollars go the extra mile……

We are wrapping up our annual Friends of Scouting Campaign and are at 58% ($509,649) of the goal ($871,000). We need your help to achieve the goal by June 30th, so we can continue to deliver a quality character building program to the youth in our communities.

A BIG THANKS to all the families and businesses that have supported the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council in 2010. If you have not already done so or would like to make an additional gift, please visit our website or click this link to make a donation now or contact your District Executive.

Make your FOS donation stretch even further by checking with your company to see if they have a matching gifts program. Hundreds of companies in our area will “match” your contribution to the FOS campaign. Many will do a direct match of your contribution, others might contribute twice your donation and some will match your volunteer hours. Please visit our website for a list of some the “matching gift” companies or visit your Human Resources Department. If your company does match, please get the proper form from your employer, complete it, and turn it in to your District Executive or the Council Service Center.

Check the website often to watch the mercury rise in our FOS Thermometer.

Thanks for your support!


Cotton Candy Wrapup

Dear All,

Thanks for a very successful cotton candy booth at the San Ramon Art and Wind Festival.

Lines were long and business was great as we pulled in over $2000 to support Pack1776 for 2011.

Most thanks goes to the parents and cub scouts that attended during the 2 day event. I must say we definitely have future sales people in our cub scouts.

I would like to congratulate the following cub scouts who helped made this event a complete success.

Josh K, Jacob & Joshua L, Morgan J, Jared O, Emmett & Aidan L, Gurveer S, Ishaan K, Zoe & Ethan M, Evan Y, Brandon and Alexander B, Andre B, Abhilash P, Landon S, Mimi & Harrison E and my best buddy David O.

I also ESPECIALLY would like to thank those parents that volunteered for the pack. Being the organizer and never really doing this before I am so grateful for those that signed up.

A special thanks goes to Josh K who came early the first day and tirelessly was out front of the booth asking people to buy cotton candy. Keep up that sales attitude.


Thanks to all.

Richard N
Cotton Candy Coordinator


Cotton Candy Booth Info

Date: Sunday - Monday, May 30-31, 2010 (Memorial day weekend)
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: San Ramon Central Park (map)

Parents of Pack 1776-

As you all know, we have our Pack’s biggest fundraiser of the year (Cotton Candy Booth!) coming up this Memorial day weekend at the Art & Wind festival @ Central Park in San Ramon.

We will be at booth #5 on the Alcosta side (see map of booth location and map of the festival).

Scouts are also encouraged to help out. Full Class A uniform is recommended.

Parking Instructions

Print out a parking pass. The parking pass must be visible on the dashboard of the vehicle at all times. Make sure to include a cell phone number in case the event coordinator needs to locate you.

Your FREE parking area for the duration of the Festival is located in the dirt lot at the corner of Bollinger Canyon Road and Camino Ramon. Access to this lot is off of Bollinger Canyon Road.

The pass will also allow a vehicle to enter the curb area along Bollinger and Alcosta to unload food items during the festival—this person MAY NOT LEAVE their car. Please have someone from the booth meet the person at their car to unload. They will only be allowed a very limited time to unload.


5th Annual ScoutReach Golf Tournament

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Time: Registration opens at 11:00 am
Location: Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, Vallejo (map)

  • Foursome $500 ($600 after May 15!)
  • Individual Golfer $150 ($175 after May 15!)
  • Unit Tee/Green sponsor $100

ScoutReach Golf Early Bird Sign Up

Time is running out on the Early Bird sign up! If you are planning on playing in the ScoutReach Golf Tournament this year, go online and sign up now! For those that are wanting to get an upper hand on the tournament, you may be interested in practicing your golf swings on a simulator such as the optishot for golfers of all experience levels to improve their game! The Early Bird registration deadline is May 15th! Don't wait, sign up today for a fun day of golf and fellowship for a great cause! This action packed day will include lunch and dinner, golf, a cart, range balls, a no host bar and awards.

All proceeds go to benefit the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council's ScoutReach programs that currently provides the Scouting program to 625 at-risk youth in the after school programs and over 1,700 multicultural youth participating in our sports programs with a majority being Hispanic youth in our Soccer and Scouting program.

For more information and registration, go to the council website.