Cub Scout Pack 1776
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

20Oct/16

U.S.S. Hornet Overnighter


Date: 1:30 PM, Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 10:00 AM, Sunday, February 12, 2017
Location: U.S.S. Hornet, 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda, CA 94501
Cost: $75 per person (dinner and breakfast included)
Note: R.S.V.P and payment due by Friday, November 4
Signup: Form

All aboard for the U.S.S. Hornet Overnighter! Sleep in the bunk like a sailor and explore the depth of a ship that saw combat from WWII to the Vietnam War! The cost is $75 per person and includes the cost of meals, ship tours, a flight simulator ride, a certificate of participation and coupon for a future daytime visit, as well as a commemorative patch. Free parking. R.S.V.P and payment due by Friday, November 4. Payment can be brought to the Pack Meeting or dropped off at Pack 1776 mailbox inside the Coyote Creek School office. Class A and B uniforms required for all Scouts.

Click here for information on itinerary, sample meal menus, safety information, what to pack, and more.

See you shipside!
Pack Outing Chair,
Kimberly Nelson

26Jan/16

Overnight Encampment on a Tall Ship

Date: 7:30pm May 14th (Saturday) to 8:00am May 15th (Sunday)
Location: Balclutha, 2905 Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco
Cost: $30 per participant
Max participants: 35
RSVP: Pack Form and Check payable to Pack 1776
Contact: Siddharth Bhatia

Avast, me hearties! Spend a night going back in time and experience first-hand what it was like to work and sleep aboard a permanently moored turn-of-the-century tall ship. Celebrate San Francisco's maritime heritage and travel back to the "Age of Sail". Try your hand at traditional maritime tasks such as raising a sail, swabbing the deck, rowing a longboat, and riding a bosun's chair into the rigging.

What to bring:
Sleeping bag, warm clothes, pillow if desired, personal items you need (toothbrush, etc). No electronic items allowed.
Eat dinner before arriving at the pier. Feel free to bring your own late night snacks.
Breakfast (bagels, croissants, danish, juice/milk etc.) will be provided by the Pack the next day.

Parking:
Free parking is available on the first come first served basis at the north end of lower VanNess next to the aquatic park, or in the nearby Ghirardelli square parking garage at a discounted rate for overnight parking. Carpooling strongly encouraged.

Whats included:
Tour of the Balclutha. This can either be on Sunday morning after breakfast or Saturday evening.
Activities on the Balclutha. The last time scouts learned about pulleys and swabbed the deck.
Tour of the remaining boats that are part of the San Francisco Maritime Association (including the USS Pampanito) on Sunday.

Due to the limitation on the number of attendees, this is open to Scouts and 1 parent/guardian only. We will open it up to siblings if we have open spots available.

Please RSVP and drop off your check in the pack mailbox. Your check secures your spot (response to the form does not). Please make your check payable to Pack 1776 and include your scout's name, Den number, and your email address so we can reply with confirmation.

Hope to see you onboard.
Sid

22Oct/15

Monterey Bay Aquarium Overnighter

Date: January 9th (Saturday) - January 10th (Sunday)
Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Cost: $85 per person
RSVP: Reply to Evite
Payment: Checks payable to Pack 1776 by October 30th
Attire: Class B shirts for scouts and PJs
Must Read: Planning Guide
Scout Form: BSA Activity Consent Form

Let’s explore the Aquarium after hours and sleep with the sharks…in a good way.  Signup and turn in your check made to Pack 1776 by October 30th at the Halloween party or in the Pack mailbox. Only paid participants are guaranteed spots. Also, in order for this event to happen, we need at least one BALOO trained adult to attend.

What to Bring: • Aquarium floors are hard - we recommend bringing a sleeping pad to put under your sleeping bag. Mattresses or pads should measure no larger than 39 x 75 x 19 inches (twin) • Pillow • Pajamas (family-appropriate please), toothbrush, toothpaste and face towel (there are no shower facilities) • Camera (no flash) • Earplugs if you are a light sleeper

What to Avoid Bringing: • Food or drinks (see Food section, page 5) • Tents and large mattresses (these block other campers from the view to the exhibits) • Radios, music/MP3 players, iPads/tablet computers or electronic toys
• Strollers/Cots are a tripping hazard in the dark and must be flat against a wall • Flashlights

Sleepover includes:

  • An overnight stay (sleeping area may be assigned by the Aquarium based on group type and size)
  • Nature movie
  • Late night snack and Continental breakfast
  • Next day general admission

Important Information

  • Dinner is not included. Be sure to eat before arriving. Details of a possible group dinner will be sent out at a later date.
  • The entire group has to be present for check-in and late arrival may not be accommodated.
  • All campers must vacate the Aquarium by 8:30 a.m. but free to return at 10 am to spend the day at the Aquarium
  • The Aquarium is a flash-free facility, camera flashes and flashlights can cause harm to the animals.
  • Parking is not included - read the Planning Guide for parking info - the aquarium does not validate parking but there are several overnight parking facilities nearby.

Click here for general information.

14Apr/14

USS Pampanito Overnighter

Date: June 14, 2014 (1830 Hours) - June 15, 2014 (0830 Hours)
Location:
USS Pampanito Submarine
RSVP:
Evite

Pack 1776 families,

This year we are heading to the USS Pampanito for a private tour of the submarine and a sleepover on June 14-15 !

The cost is $30 per scout. Adult or siblings are $40 each. Siblings must be 6 years old to attend.
Please make checks payable to "Pack 1776" and send along with the following completed forms
to Esther Wooten or Marcos Perez.

Required Items:

Respond quickly - event will sell out!  48 people maximum.  Only paid reservations can reserve a space.

20Dec/13

Bedtime with the Beasts

Date/Time: 7pm March 8th (Saturday) - 10am March 9th (Sunday)
Location: Oakland Zoo
Cost: $35 per scout, $65 each per adult or sibling
RSVP: Reply to evite by January 18th
Payment: Checks payable to Pack 1776 by January 25th
Required Forms: Liability Release for EACH adult and EACH child participant, and
BSA Activity Consent Form for each scout
Patches: Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop
Must read: Behavior Expectations
What to Bring: Packing List
Where to Meet: Zimmer Auditorium
More Questions ?: FAQs

Get ready for a night full of adventure and fun! The “Bedtime with the Beasts” trip to the Oakland Zoo is happening on Saturday, March 8th!

The cost is $65 per person. Cub scouts will be partially subsidized. Immediate family members and siblings (must be 6 years or older) are invited. Please indicate how many cub scouts so we can determine our subsidy.

Please respond by January 18th. Once the subsidy is calculated, payment will be due by January 25th. Payments are non refundable. An increase in participant count after January 29th is subject to availability and payment is due at the time of request.

Sleepover includes:

  • An overnight stay in the auditorium
  • Nighttime Zoo tour (Saturday 8:30pm-9:00pm)
  • Morning Rainforest tour (Sunday 8:15am-9:00am)
  • Evening snack and continental breakfast (Sunday 7am-8am) at the Island Cafe
  • Overnight parking
  • Next day general admission

Important Information

  • Drivers should all park at the lower entrance lots (do not go up the hill !)
  • The program begins promptly at 7 pm. Departure at 10 am the following day.
  • It's very important for everyone to arrive a few minutes early - gates will be locked after group arrival.
  • Zoo gates are locked until 7 am - no early departures allowed except for medical or family emergency.
  • For the safety of the animals, the following are prohibited: straws, balloons, pets, balls, frisbees, styrofaom, personal electronic devices, (radios, personal stereos, video games)
  • The Auditorium floor is concrete - so sleeping pads or air mattresses are encouraged.
  • Dinner is not included.  Be sure to eat before arriving (concession stands in the zoo will be closed during our stay)
  • You can bring in your own food. The Island Cafe opens on Sunday for the public from 10am to 4pm.
  • Even though we'll be sleeping indoors, we'll be spending plenty of time outdoors, rain or cold, so wear weather appropriate clothing and close-toed shoes.
  • Parking is included; bring your ticket with you to check-in for validation.
  • The Zoo requires a signed Liability Release form for EACH adult and EACH child attending the Sleepover.

Click here for more information.

5Mar/13

Penguin+Pajamas Sleepover

Date/Time: 6pm June 15th (Saturday) - 8am June 16th (Sunday)
Location: California Academy of Sciences
Cost: $79 per person (Subsidy to scout to be determined)
RSVP: Reply to evite by March 15th
Payment: Checks payable to Pack 1776 by March 29th
More info: California Academy of Sciences website
Required Form: Waiver of Liability for EACH adult and EACH child participant

Get ready for the wildest sleepover ever! The “Penguins+Pajamas” trip at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco is happening on Saturday, June 15th!

The cost is $79 per person. Cub scouts will be partially subsidized. Immediate family members and siblings are invited. Please indicate how many cub scouts as we need to know the count in order to determine our subsidy.

Please respond by March 15th. Once the subsidy is calculated, payment will be due by March 29th. Refunds are available only until 1 month (May 14th) prior to the event. After that, the costs are not refundable. An increase in participant count after March 29th is subject to availability and payment is due at the time of request.

Please make checks payable to “Pack 1776”.

Sleepover includes:

  • An overnight stay in African Hall, Steinhart Aquarium, Islands of Evolution, or the Lower Swamp
  • Access to the Rainforests of the World exhibit
  • Science themed programming
  • Two Planetarium Showings
  • Late night Story Time
  • Late night snack and continental breakfast
  • Overnight parking in the Music Concourse parking garage
  • Next day general admission included
  • Complimentary Sharpshooter Photo Per Group ($20 value) additional photos at $5 each, Photo Pick-Up 6:30-9:30 PM in Front Lobby

Important Information

  • Admission to the Sleepover begins at 6:00 pm, and the event ends at 8:00 am the following day.
  • Sleeping areas — African Hall, Aquarium, Lower Swamp and Islands of Evolution exhibit — are available on a first come, first served basis. Areas may not be reserved.
  • Dinner and drinks are available for purchase. The Academy Café is open from 6-9pm.
  • Parking is included; bring your ticket with you to check-in for validation. There is no overnight street parking as per Golden Gate Park regulations.
  • The Academy Lab Junior Store is open from 6:30 - 9:30 pm in the evening and 7:00 - 8:00 am in the morning.
  • What to Bring [PDF]

Eligibility Requirements

  • Penguins+Pajamas is a program for children between the ages of 5 and 17, who must be accompanied by an adult chaperone who is 25 years of age, or older. There must be one adult chaperone for every group of up to 5 children, and adults cannot attend unless there is a child in their party.
  • The Academy requires a signed Waiver of Liability form for EACH adult and EACH child attending the Sleepover. For children, the Waiver must be signed by the child’s parent or guardian. The Waiver of Liability must identify the adult who will be responsible for the child during the Sleepover. Only original Waivers will be accepted; no faxes or copies. No one will be admitted without a completed Waiver.

For more information, go to:
https://www.calacademy.org/events/sleepovers/index.php

Committee Chair
Yuji Yamada

5Jun/12

Tall Ship Encampment Progam

Date: June 16, Saturday till June 17, Sunday
Time: 7:30pm (6/16/12) to 8:00am (6/17/12)
Group Size: 35 participants
Cost: $26.00 per person

RSVP here no later than 6/13, Wednesday. Please make your check payable to "Cub Scout Pack 1776" and send your payment to Cubmaster John.

Avast, me hearties! Spend a night going back in time and experiencing first-hand what it was like to work and sleep aboard a permanently moored turn-of-the-century tall ship. Celebrate San Francisco's maritime heritage and travel back to the "Age of Sail". Try your hand at traditional maritime tasks such as raising a sail, swabbing the deck, rowing a longboat, and riding a bosun's chair into the rigging. Earn your "sea legs" upon successful completion of a night aboard the tall ship Balclutha on Historic Hyde Pier. Great experience for you and your scouts!

See the sign up sheet for detail.

17May/11

U.S.S. Hornet Overnighter

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011 (4pm) - Sunday, June 12, 2011 (11am)
Location: U.S.S. Hornet, 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3
Alameda, CA 94501
Attire: Class A or B uniforms
Cost: $60 per person (dinner and breakfast included)
Note: RSVP by this Friday, payment by Monday

Pack 1776,

All aboard for the U.S.S. Hornet Overnighter! This exciting event happens only once every other year and is one of the major annual highlights for our Pack. Sleep in the bunk like a sailor and explore the depth of a ship that saw combat from WWII to the Vietnam War!. The cost is $60 per person and includes the cost of meals.

R.S.V.P is due by Friday with payment due by Monday. Payment can be brought to the Pack Meeting this Friday or can be dropped off at Cubmaster Macey's house (in the mailbox please).

Class A or B uniforms are required attire for all Scouts. If you are a Bear Scout or higher this is your FINAL opportunity to take part in this privilege!

Go here for information on itinerary, sample meal menus, safety information and more.

See you shipside!

Cubmaster Macey

707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3
Alameda, CA 94501
29Jan/11

Chabot Overnight Odyssey Wrapup


Pack 1776 families,

Unbelievable experience of the overnight program at Chabot Space and Science Center! 45 people (scouts, siblings and parents) from Pack 1776 had a wonderful opportunity to be at the Museum after dark!!

  • got to explore the Museum’s one of a kind exhibits after everyone else has gone home
  • got to participate in a special science activity by making "Asteroid / Comet"
  • did a science scavenger hunt
  • enjoyed a beautiful and clear night at the observatories where they got to see impressive telescopes:
    • "Leah" - the original 1883 instrument donated by the founder Anthony Chabot,
    • "Rachel" - the impressive 20’ telescope and
    • "Nellie" - Chabot’s youngest and most powerful telescope where everyone in the pack got to see the rolling roof allowing access to 180 degrees of sky that offered breathtaking views of the Orion Nebula and a double star called the "Cal" star.
  • got to sleep in a room just steps away from the "Moon Odyssey" exhibits with lunar and Mercury module.
  • and best of all, earned an awesome Chabot Space & Science Center patch!

Photos of this big slumber party of cosmic voyage are available on SmugMug, enjoy!!

Ammy Pluth