Cub Scout Pack 1776
27Apr/21

Pack Graduation, Virtual Campfire & Cake Decorating Contest

  • DATE: May 26, 2021
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Join us for our May Pack Meeting on Wednesday, May 26th at 6:30 pm.  Following our opening ceremony, we will be honoring our hardworking scouts with a graduation presentation.   A special ceremony will be held for those Webelos who earned the Townes Supernova Award.

We’ve prepared a PowerPoint slide for each scout which recognizes the rank and badges they earned this year, with the plan to personally congratulate them during our meeting.  Following our graduation presentation, we will have an evening of great Cub Scout fun! Each den will take turns performing skits and songs during our Virtual Campfire. Your Den Leader will reach out to you with more information.

Virtual Baking Patch

Back by popular demand is the Pack 1776 Cake Decorating Contest! Every Cub Scout (including Siblings) is encouraged to enter a cake in the cake decorating contest! The Cub Scout and an adult should plan, bake and decorate their cake together. Award categories will be circulated. HAVE FUN! Remember this is a project for the kids! The adult should be there to assist, but let the kids have fun creating something wonderful. We'll vote on the various cakes during the Virtual Campfire!

Our Pack Meeting will take place via Zoom video conference, login details of which shall be sent to all pack members via email.

12Apr/21

April 14th Pack Meeting

  • DATE: April 14, 2021
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Join us for our April Pack Meeting where we will be awarding NOVA Out of this World awards to those scouts who earned them.  We will then have a presentation in preparation for Earth Day 2021:  Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

16Nov/20

January 23rd & 24th: Pinewood Derby Weekend

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Vehicle Inspection & Impound

Sunday, January 24th, 2021:   Noon to 3:00 p.m. Race Day!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Sign up here.

Our Annual Pinewood Derby will be held on January 24th from noon to 3 PM ! Location is still to be determined in light of COVID meeting restrictions. In any event, the race will be broadcast via Zoom.

There will be racing and design competitions. We will once again have an open class for adults and siblings. Additional kits may be purchased for $5.50 via the pack payment portal. Wear your Class A uniform!

The mandatory inspection and car impounding is on January 23rd from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the Pack Shed near the Coyote Creek Kindergarten area. Face-coverings and social distancing is required.

Even though Pinewood Derby car is a team project for scouts and their adults, we encourage scouts to do as much of the car building as possible. For those new to scouting or just need a refresher course, here are some helpful websites.

If you need help cutting the wood block, you could take it to Ace Hardware. The store staff may charge each car $5. You can also use their equipment to sand, align the wheels, and fine-tune various details. 

Each car must pass inspection on January 23rd by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete. Once a car passes inspection and is entered into the race, only the race committee members can touch it. If the car loses a wheel, or is otherwise damaged, the racer has 5 minutes to make repairs.

Rules will be emailed to you in a separate email and can be found Pack 1776 Pinewood Derby Official Rules.

  • On the day of the event, cars will race in multiple heats. 
  • They will have the opportunity to race on each of the 4 tracks.
  • Only their best time will be used.
  • All participants will receive a patch for participating.
  • Trophies will be awarded to the fastest three cars in each rank, and the overall fastest three cars in the Pack.
  • We will also give ribbons to 1) Best Paint Job, 2) Most Unique, 3) Most Patriotic, 4) Most Interesting Design, 5) Most Original, 6) Most Creative.

AGENDA:

  • Lion Heats (x4 for each Lion)
  • Tiger Heats (x4 for each Tiger)
  • Wolf Heats (x4 for each Wolf)
  • Bear Heats (x4 for each Bear)
  • Webelos I Heats (there will be more than one group given the size of the den) (x4 for each Webelos I)
  • Arrow of Light Heats (there will be more than one group given the size of the den)(x4 for each Arrow of Light )
  • Siblings Heats (x4 for each Sibling)
  • Best Overall Heats (x4 for each First place Den Winner)

According to the BSA's Cub Scout Leader How-To-Book, the GENERAL RULES are as follows:

All cars must pass the following inspection to qualify for the race:

  1. Width shall not exceed 2-3/4 inches.
  2. Length shall not exceed 7 inches.
  3. Weight shall not exceed 5 ounces.
  4. Axles, wheels, and body shall be from the materials provided in the kit. ONLY USE THE WHEELS IN THE KIT.
  5. Wheel bearings, washers, and bushings are prohibited.
  6. No lubricating oil may be used. Axles may be lubricated with powdered graphite or silicone.
  7. The car shall not ride on any kind of spring.
  8. The car must be free-wheeling with no starting devices.
  9. No loose materials of any kind are allowed in the car.

Here are the rules in more detail: Pack 1776 Pinewood Derby Official Rules

16Nov/20

January 6 Pack Meeting: Into the Wild

  • DATE: January 6, 2021
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Following our Opening Ceremony and Cubmaster's Minute, join us for a virtual visit with the California Waterfowl Association where we will learn about waterfowl, wetlands, flyways and conservation.

Components of this program will fulfill Tigers in the Wild, Fur Feather & Ferns and Into the Wild.

16Nov/20

February 10 Pack Meeting: Game Night!

  • DATE: February 10, 2021
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Hosted by Scouts from Troop 805, join us for an evening of fun. Please make sure to have a fully charged smart phone available so that you can play the Kahoot games that these ScoutsBSA scouts have specially created for you. Prizes to the winners!

16Nov/20

March 17 Pack Meeting: Can you do a hoodoo?

  • DATE: March 17, 2021
  • TIME: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. NOTE EARLIER TIME
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Broadcasting live from Bryce Canyon National Park’s amphitheater section, Ranger Taryn will give us a lesson in geology amongst the cool sandstone spires called “hoodoos.”  If time permits, we'll design our own out of Starburst candies. Components of this program will fulfill Webelos "Earth Rocks."

Starburst candies were provided to all registered scouts in the February pack delivery. Contact the Cubmaster if you did not receive yours.

Those who wish to be Junior Rangers may do so by completing the amount of activities commensurate with their age (if you are 7 years old you do 7 activities; 9 years old, you do 9 activities). Those who completed their Junior Ranger activities may be sworn in at the conclusion of Ranger Taryn's presentation. Junior Ranger books shall be delivered shortly to each registered scout's home. We have a few extra for siblings, so please contact the Cubmaster if you wish for one.

10Nov/20

November 23rd: Bobcat Ceremony & Popcorn Awards

  • DATE: November 23, 2020
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Join us in recognizing our Tigers and new Wolf, Bear and Webelos scouts into the Bobcat ranks. We will conduct our Bobcat Facepainting Ceremony. Each prospective Bobcat will be provided a facepainting crayon set in advance of the ceremony.

Following the Bobcat Ceremony, we'll recognize our Popcorn sellers and award the top three sellers and century club members.

10Oct/20

November Pack Meeting: Our Nation’s Veterans

  • DATE: November 11, 2020
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, "the war to end all wars" was over.  World War I was over.

In remembrance of the end of World War I, November 11th is known as Veteran's Day.

On Veteran’s Day -

We remember those who served their country with honor.

We remember the soldiers killed and missing in action throughout our nation’s history.

We remember all the soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coast guard personnel protecting us at home and currently fighting to keep our country free.

Following the Opening Ceremony presented by the Bears and Cubmaster's minute, Pack 1776 will visit with current and retired members of our Nation's Armed Forces.

Scouts will learn about the history of Veteran's Day and our Nation's flag. A flag presentation conducted by our guests and Den Chiefs will follow along with a Question & Answer session with our guests.

If time permits, we will construct an Anzac Poppy, a symbol worn to remember those who have fallen in support of our country.

8Aug/20

October Pack Meeting: Into the Woods

  • DATE: October 7, 2020
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Following our Opening Ceremony hosted by the Webelos I den, we will visit with Chelsea Yanez, an Interpretive Ranger from the Sequoia National Park.

Here we will learn about different types of trees, including the Giant Sequoias, living within their park.

Following the presentation, time permitting, we will plant our own trees from seed, using materials provided in a craft kit, delivered to you in advance.

Components of this presentation will meet requirements in several badges, including Webelos "Into the Woods," Wolf "Grow Something" and Bear "Fur, Feather and Ferns."

8Aug/20

September Pack Meeting: Hometown Heroes

  • DATE: September 9, 2020
  • TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: ZOOM Video Conference
  • UNIFORM:  Class A

Join us for our first pack meeting of the new Scouting year! Following our Opening Ceremony hosted by the Webelos IIs and Scout Law Lantern Ceremony conducted by our Bears, we will visit with firefighters. If time permits we will build our own superhero together! Craft kits will be passed out in advance of the meeting to all registered scouts. Instructions will be emailed out if we do not have time to complete the craft during our meeting.