Cub Scout Pack 1776

Shell Eco-Marathon Americas 2019 STEM Event

April 6th at Sonoma Raceway

In conjunction with the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019, the Redwood Empire and Mt. Diablo Silverado Councils are hosting a STEM event for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA.  The Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019 will be held April 6th at the Sonoma Raceway. There will be special activities for each age group at the event.  All area Scouts are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Check out the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019.

On Saturday, April 6th, Cub Scouts and Webelos can come and explore the Physics of Fast and learn what really matters in Pinewood Derby cars.  They will have the opportunity to earn the Science Everywhere Nova Award and a special event patch.

The event is FREE OF CHARGE!

There is also FREE parking.
  For more information and to register visit

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March 23rd: Down and Dirty NOVA Award

MDSC is hosting an event for your Wolf to Webelos scouts to complete some requirements towards their NOVA Down and Dirty award.  Further information and registration here.  Note this is an individual event.  We are not participating in this event as Pack, as a whole.  This event is not available to Lion and Tiger scouts.

Date:  Saturday, March 23, 2019

Time:  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Camp Herms, 1100 James Place, El Cerrito, CA

Cost:  $20 (payable to the Council)

Uniform:  Class B or clothes than can get dirty.

Bring a Sack Lunch

Snacks Provided


  • For Wolf Scouts, they must complete either the Collections and Hobbies, Digging in the Past, or Grow Something Adventure.
  • For Bear Scouts, they must complete the Super Science Adventure.
  • For Webelos, they must complete either the Adventures in Science or Earth Rocks! Adventure.
  • All the Scouts should explore a career associated with Earth Science, such as Geology, Meteorology, Volcanology, Hydrologist, Mining, Environmental Science, Paleontology, Geophysics, Seismology, and so on, then learn what it takes to pursue that career.

What is provided at the upcoming event?

There will be Nova Counselors to guide the Scouts in completing the Down & Dirty Nova Award. All the supplies necessary to complete requirements #1, 3-5 of the Nova Award will be provided. At the end of the session, a Scout completing all the requirements will receive their Nova Award patch or pin. We will also provide snacks during the day, but each Scout should bring their own lunch. Since the Scouts may get dirty, they may wear their Pack’s Class B T-shirt.

What will you be doing?

1. Watch a video on volcanoes

2. Investigate how volcanoes shape the earth

3. Discuss careers in Earth Science

4. Discuss how Earth Science affects everyday Life.

5. Having fun exploring Earth Science

What is the cost of the event?

The event costs $20 and covers the Nova Award patch or pin, all the materials for the experiments, and snacks.

How do Scouts register for the event?

Registration will be online through the Council website. Further information and registration here.

For  questions, please contact Tracy Peters at [email protected] or Michael McDowell at [email protected].

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December Pack Meeting

Date: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location:  Coyote Creek Elementary School MPR


1-2-3 Go! Nova Award



MISSION: POSSIBLE! Calling all Secret Agents. Come learn about secret codes, how ciphers are made, and how they relate to mathematics. Scouts will design a cipher and decode important messages. Elements of this activity will fulfill requirements for the NOVA award for Wolf, Bear, and Webelos scouts. Lion and Tiger scouts are not eligible for the NOVA award but will participate in the activities.

Passing Out of Pinewood Derby Kits

Following the meeting Pinewood Derby Kits will be passed out.

Kits are free to each scout.

Adults and siblings are welcome to join in on the fun in their own special heats. Pinewood Derby Kits for family members are $5 each.

Pinewood Derby Weekend is January 19th (Impound) and January 20th (Race Day). Check the website for additional details and complete Pinewood Derby Rules.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Pinewood Derby SignUps


November Pack Meeting

Date November 9, 2018  (FRIDAY!)

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR

1-2-3 Go! Nova Award


How much would you weigh on the moon?  Come learn how we use measurements in this STEM activity.  Elements of this activity will fulfill requirements for the NOVA award for Wolf, Bear and Webelos scouts.  Lion and Tiger scouts are not eligible for the NOVA award, but will participate in the activities.

Popcorn Top Seller Awards, Prize & Door to Door Sale DistributionThis year’s Popcorn Fundraiser was a-maize-zing!  You pop-ably never realized it, but the Fall Popcorn Campaign is a key fundraise for our Council given it does not receive any funding from our national registration fees. We bested last year’s sales figure by a considerable amount, raising money for both the Pack and Council.

Come learn what the Pack raised, who the top sellers were and for those who participated, receive your 2018 Popcorn Sales Patch.  If you earned a prize for selling popcorn, this will be distributed after the pack meeting.

For those of you who took “Take Orders” – i.e. door to door sales, this popcorn product will be distributed at the end of the pack meeting so that you can deliver it to your customers.