Cub Scout Pack 1776

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:

Committee Chair
Yuji Yamada


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.


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

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


Chabot Overnight Odyssey

Date: 3pm Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 11am Sunday, January 23, 2011
Location: Chabot Space and Science Center (directions)
Cost: $65 per child, $40 per adult (Dinner and breakfast provided at extra cost)
Bring: Sleeping bag, pillow, overnight clothes

Pack 1776 families,

Are you and your scouts fascinated by the Space?  If you are, you won't want to miss this overnight event at Chabot Space and Science center:

Space... the ultimate adventure and it starts at Chabot! Learn everything there is to know about space. Through Chabot's overnight odyssey, real astronomers show you the ropes of what space is all about. Explore and experience the center with a scavenger hunt and a custom workshop, tour our state-of-the-art telescopes and discover the wonderful history that Chabot has to offer! Enjoy an experience like none other; take a trip into space with a spectacular planetarium show Sky Tonight. End your journey here at the center with telescope viewing. After that the real adventure begins! Stay up late, eat some popcorn and enjoy a space themed movie! Wake up in the center to start another exciting day! Have breakfast and spend time going through all of our vast exhibits. It can't get any better than this!

Look out for an evite coming soon.  RSVP by Friday 1/14. Direct your questions to John Pluth and Ada Ip.

Pack 1776


USS Pampanito Update (with directions and parking info)

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Dear Submariners,

Attached is a few pages from the USS Pampanito manual (doc) (pdf) (so you don't have to print the whole thing) that gives directions, parking information, suggested clothing, and other important information. If you haven't filled out the medical release form yet, please do so and have it ready for one of the co-chairs (Steve J, John P or me) on Pier 45. The required paperwork must be in order before the USS Pampanito staff allows us to begin our activity.

We'll all meet on Pier 45 in front of the submarine at 1900 hours (7:00 PM). The parking garage is available to us at 1830 hours (6:30 PM).


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Here is the parking pass (doc) (pdf) for the USS Pampanito overnight adventure. The manual says 10 spots are free contact at the USS Pampanito said to make as many copies as we need. I'm hoping this means free parking for all!


Date: Friday - Saturday, June 11-12, 2010
Time: 7:00PM

Dear Pack 1776 Submariners,

Almost everything you need to know, including directions, is in this USS Pampanito Overnight Program Guide!

Yes, school is almost over and our overnight adventure is soon to begin!  We can meet on the dock in front of the USS Pampanito at 1900 hours (7:00 PM) Friday evening.  After the staff of the USS Pampanito has finished reviewing our paperwork, we will have a safety briefing, a mandatory fire drill, and a special tour before re-boarding the ship with our gear.

Three of the four Officer’s Quarters are reserved for the women on board.  These have at least two bunks and a curtain, which is all the privacy a submarine offers.  The fourth Officer’s Quarter is larger, and is temporarily reserved for any scout and their Akela who may have medical issues (migraines, those who take medicine at odd hours, etc.).   Everyone else is expected to sleep in the Crew’s Berth.   We are not assigning berths (there are no better or worse berths).  Two years ago most of our scouts wanted the bottom and middle berths, while their Dads took the top berths.

There is free parking in the garage next to the dock for the first 10 automobiles.  Additional cars can park for $15 (half their normal rate).

What should you bring?  A good list is on the USS Pampanito website ( and in the attached program guide.  Below is a summary:

  1. Money (we are passing the hat for late night pizza before the movie starts in the forward torpedo room.
  2. Sleeping bag.  If you sleep with a pillow, bring one!
  3. Wash cloth and hand towel.
  4. Toiletries, including a cup (no paper cups on board) or bottled water for brushing/rinsing.  Remember, there are only two sinks and no showers in a WWII submarine (fresh water was only used for drinking and the batteries).
  5. Flashlight.
  6. Something warm for the kids to sleep in and a change of clothes.  The evenings can be cool in San Francisco.
  7. Camera.  The best photo opportunities are at sunset, during the morning tour (with Alcatraz in the background) and anytime inside the submarine.  We will have an opportunity for a group photo Saturday morning.

A list of participants is below, for those who wish to carpool.


Harry B


Below is a plan that provides a general framework for the evening’s activities. As with the best-laid plans, sometimes things will not happen exactly as scheduled, so there is room for flexibility in this plan to accommodate the special circumstances that may arise with each group. From time to time, our staff may also find it necessary to alter the time and sequence of activities. The key word is "flexibility." All times are approximate.


1900 Arrival; obtain parking instructions; group leader meets with staff to complete necessary paperwork.
2000 Group tours pier exhibits, accompanied by staff member.
2030 Rules of conduct,audio tour of submarine, pierside activities/instruction).
2100 Fire Drill (mandatory)
2130 Conning tower tour.
2200 Load Gear


2400 Lights out. Night watch established and begin watch activities


0700 Reveille. Dress; begin packing up gear.
0800 Colors. (If your group would like to raise colors, let us know!)
0800-0900 Clean up time; pack gear off the boat; take group photograph. (All gear must be off the boat by 0900, when we open to the public.)

Remember that this is a general framework - events may unfold at different times!

Adult Participants:

  1. Daniel A
  2. Harry B, Co-Chair
  3. Lisa C
  4. Scott E
  5. Christel H
  6. Steve J, Co-Chair
  7. Jeffrey K
  8. Suchit K
  9. Ed L
  10. Alan & Stella L
  11. John O
  12. Tommy P
  13. John P, Co-Chair
  14. Christopher S
  15. Yuji Y

USS Pompanito Submarine Overnighter!

Date: June 11, 2010 (1830 Hours) - June 12, 2010 (0830 Hours)
USS Pompanito Submarine

Pack 1776 families,

This year we are heading to the USS Pompanito for a private tour of the submarine and a sleepover on June 11-12! This is for scouts and parents only. Sorry, no siblings.

The cost is $37/person.
Please read this flyer for more details. Evite to soon follow.

Further info:
Pampanito info:

Respond Quickly, event will sell out! 48 people maximum.

Only paid reservations can reserve a space. Contact co-chairs for payment or questions.